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My favorite things: May 2015

May 5th, 2015


I missed last month’s entry because I didn’t really have anything to talk about, but I’m back in the My Favorite Things link up for May! Here are things I’ve been loving the past month.

Game of Thrones

Season 5 of Game of Thrones has started! I don’t read the books, but I am hooked on the show. When it first aired a while back, I was hesitant to give it a try. I didn’t think it’d be something I’d like. I didn’t realize the show was actually filled with politics, strategy, and all-around-backstabbery. All the different stories and crazy things going on keeps me wanting more.

Also, the female characters! They are amazing! I especially love how Daenerys has grown, how manipulative Margaery is, and how tough Brienne and Yara are.


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5 more random things about me

April 23rd, 2015

This was inspired by a recent post by Jhanz, where she wrote 23 things about her for her 23rd birthday. I thought about doing the same since my birthday was last month! But then I realized I turned 30, and I don’t think I have 30 things to share… But anyway! The last time I did a “5 random things” post was back in 2012, so I think it’s time I did another :)

I grew up wanting to be an artist.

I actually had a pretty art heavy background before college. When I was very young, I was already drawing a lot, and my teachers took notice. They suggested that my parents sign me up for art lessons outside of school. At age 8, I was learning charcoal and pastels. At age 9, I was doing watercolor. I also loved cartoons and had dreams of being a cartoonist.

Crappy phone photo, but I did this watercolor when I was 9.

Crappy phone photo, but I did this watercolor when I was 9.

In high school, I switched to oil paints and Prismacolors and had also taken an interest in Anime. I wanted to sell paintings! Or maybe be a comic book artist!

However, around that time, I also discovered webdesign, and that’s what changed my world. I realized that I loved to code, and when college application time came around, I had changed my mind to being a Computer Science major (which is what I graduated with).

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My Favorite Things: March 2015

March 7th, 2015


Another month, another entry to the My Favorite Things link up! This entry comes at a good time because it’s been a very frustrating week. It feels good to think about things that have made me happy lately instead of the negativity that has been happening (which I unfortunately cannot talk about).

Forest app


At work, I use Simple Blocker in Chrome to block distracting websites during times when I need to focus. Last month, I took it a step further and got the Forest app for my phone too. It’s a very simple and cute app that helps you stay away from your phone.

You plant a seed, and if you close/minimize the app to check other things on your phone before it grows, the tree dies! And that’s sad! Each seed takes half an hour to grow, so you can plant multiple seeds to increase the timer. After using this app for about a week, I broke my habit of always reaching for my phone. I still use the app during busy times, but I no longer need it to keep myself away for long periods of time.

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