Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Uncluttering My Room

While watching YouTube the other day, I somehow ended up watching some YouTubers' uncluttering videos where they cleaned out all of their makeup and closets. Watching those videos, seeing these girls get rid of massive piles of clothes and have a reorganized closet, really motivated me to clean out my closet yet again.

Here's one of the uncluttering videos. This is actually the first video of her decluttering her closet. There's a second one afterwards, but you don't need to watch it to get the gist of it.

I've cleaned out my closet a couple of times since this summer where I was casually find some clothes that I did not want to wear anymore, but I've never done a such a clean out where I took out the entire contents of my closet and drawers to completely start over like how the YouTubers did. Doing that definitely helped make me reorganize my closet into something neater. That and having my bf there also helped me decisively pick which clothes to keep and which to let go.

I wish I took a pic before I started cleaning up, lol. All I have are after pictures. Unfortunately, my closet actually doesn't look that much different from before. -__-" It still looks like I have a lot of clothes, which isn't wrong... Lol, I still couldn't clear out enough space to put my workout clothes anywhere, so they're still stuck on the ground.

But I did manage to get rid of quite a bit of clothes! There should be a couple more things in this pile, but I already gave some sweaters and pants to my mom, and one of my bro's friends is coming over eventually to look through the pile to see if she wants anything. The rest is going to Goodwill.

As you can see in the previous pics, I have some piles of TBR books in my closet, so I actually ended up getting rid of some more books and putting some more books in my while reorganizing my closet. This is because I had some TBR books underneath my bed for the past couple of months that I usually forgot that I owned since they were out of sight, out of mind.

I'll make another post of all of the books I'm getting rid of soon. I can't believe I already made a book unhaul post not too long ago, and I already need to make another one. I just own too many books that I'm never going to get around to reading, and I'm finally getting around to admit it, lol.

But yeah, uncluttering my closet felt really good. I've been trying to convince David to let me help him unclutter his closet as well, but he keeps on saying that he's too lazy, lol. I just want to help people unclutter their closets now because getting rid of unnecessary stuff feels really nice!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cover Lover 53

I haven't done one of these in a long time. I almost completely forgot about it! However, I've been reading a lot lately (I know! I've been reading actual books instead of online manga, lol), and I remembered about my love for book covers! These covers are actually old now, but I still really like them! Ugh, I wish I was this good at design, lol.

I found this website called Creative Market which has a Free Goods section which gives you free designs from patterns to typography to themes to illustrations every week. Every week, they offer up to nine free goods that you can download. Although you have to be a paid member to get all nine free goods, six of them are still free for nonpaying members, which is more than enough to keep you satisfied in my opinion, lol.

I've been downloading the ones that I like for the past few months, and every time I see the new goods every week, I'm inspired to create and design. Then I remember that I don't have Adobe on my laptop to do anything. -__-" I really need to get at least the student version of Adobe since I can't really go to school and use their computers anymore now that I've graduated, lol. Maybe I'll do that soon!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Book Unhaul (8)

I was in the mood to clean again last month, so I found a lot more books that I didn't want to keep to eventually read anymore. My TBR pile is slowly but surely whittling down, lol.  

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab 
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Zaregoto: Book 1: The Kubikiri Cycle by Nisioisin & Take
Deception by Lee Nichols

I actually ended up giving Everneath and Everbound to Mikey since he was interested in them. He also took Tilt with him to give to one of his friends who likes poetry.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I really need to at least attempt to pick up a book this month, lol.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 1 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Overlord vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama & So-Bin
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
  9. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  11. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  12. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Sunday, October 1, 2017

September in Retrospect

I definitely watched a lot of movies this month, lol. But I also finished watching two anime series that I've been keeping up with all summer as well! What am I going to look forward to watching every Saturday now?!

I read:
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 2 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 3 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • Love So Life vol. 1 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 2 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 3 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 4 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 5 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 6 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 7 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 8 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 9 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 10 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 11 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 12 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 13 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 14 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 15 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 16 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 17 by Kaede Kouchi

I watched:
  • Death Note (2017)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
  • Sisters (2015)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  • Riverdale Season 1 (2017)
  • Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2017)
  • Kuroke no Basket: Last Game (2017)
  • Hitorijime no Hero (2017)
  • It (2017)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
  • My Hero Academia Season 2 (2017)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly Haul (98)

There were a lot of used books on sale at Second and Charles when I was up in Kennesaw, and since I already had store credit from previous transactions, I basically got the DanMachi series for free, lol. The other two books were preorders that I made earlier this year. I still can't get over how shiny and pretty Jane, Unlimited looks!

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 4 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 5 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 6 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 7 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 8 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dinners, Concerts, Trips, Moving, Birthdays, and Movies!

This has been a pretty exciting month! There was a lot going on, and I still can't get over some of it, lol. This month has really flown by...

Earlier this month, Mikey's mom invited us over to eat curry. This is because one time when Harrison and I were over, I told her that Harrison wanted to try her curry, so two weeks later, she invited us all over. However, instead of just making a giant pot of curry, she also made wings and egg rolls. There was so much food that we got full really quickly. There were so much leftovers that she gave all of us tupperware to bring home, lol.

After we ate, we went to Harrison's place to watch Get Out since there wasn't enough space in Mikey's room to watch it, lol. It was definitely up to the hype; I understood why Mikey and Jerry were scared when we went to Harrison's parent's house last month, lolol.

That next week, I drove up and spent a week in Kennesaw at Shelle and Kyle's house to go to two concerts with them. The first concert we went to was Taeyang's concert that was later that night. Our cousin, Megan, also came with us, and it was so good! He was so good live! Ugh, I still can't get over it! Megan and I were screaming every time we recognized one of his songs and kept on hoping that he would take off his shirt at some point, lol.

He sounded just like his recordings, hitting all of those high notes like it was nothing. His live band were really good on their own, and they added a rock vibe to his songs, which made them sound even better??? Although he didn't sing the full song for a lot of his songs, he sang so many of them that I was surprised that I didn't recognize only one of them!

In between a couple of songs, he would talk to the audience in English, and his English is so cute! He was so cute! Then, he sang so many songs for his encore, including some Big Bang songs like Bang Bang Bang and Fantastic Baby! Argh, it was so gooood! And the animations and videos that played in the background as he sang and in between songs was really awesome! They complemented his music really well.

That weekend, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Georgia, so we were all checking up on everyone back down in Middle Georgia. David lost internet for a couple of days, my parents lost power at the farm for two days, and Mikey's car narrowly avoided getting hit by a giant tree limb. Other than that, we were all okay.

That Sunday, everyone came up with Mikey to go to his last practice session with Kalman Csoka before his Taekwondo tournament. Since Alec and I were already near Atlanta, we met up with them to get brunch before his appointment before going there all together. Hopefully we weren't too much of a nuisance during his practice, since there were a lot of us there joking around, lol.

Afterwards, we went to Downtown Atlanta to go to Vitality Bowls, since Mikey wanted to go there last time only for it to be closed by the time we were free. Luckily, it was open that day, so we all got smoothies, and Mikey and Victoria got a vitality bowl to share. Then we walked around for a bit and went to Blick, the art store that we usually go to when we're downtown. After that, we went to Sam Flax, this even bigger art store that Shelle showed me when she used to work at her old job. It was even bigger than I remembered, lol. I ended up getting a lot of pens because I'm a sucker for nice, fine-tipped pens, lol.

For dinner, we went to Iron Age, which was the majority of the group's first time eating KBQQ, so it was a fun experience getting everyone to try different types of meat and side dishes. We had two grills since there was so many of us, and our side ended up eating 11 different entries, lol. Harrison was super sneaky and paid for all of us while we were still eating, the jerk.

Afterwards, even though we were super full, we decided to get dessert at one of the cafes next door. We ended up trying Cafe Mango Six, which was still relatively new. Omg, I loved the place as soon as I walked in because there was so much mango flavored products, and they had a bunch fake food examples of their products, which really made me want to buy a lot of them, lol. Luckily, I was too full to order more than a mango and coconut milk drink, lol. But Victoria ordered one of the honey toast, and it was amazing. I'm definitely going to get it next time!

The next concert I went to with Shelle and Kyle was the Jon Bellion concert where Carina was also supposed to come with, but she had to call it off because of work, which sucked. But the concert was also really good! We just weren't expecting to have so many opening acts, lol. They were all pretty good, but Jon Bellion was definitely the best one of the night. He told us that he believed live concerts should be an opportunity to sound different from recordings, so all of the songs he performed had a different vibe or remix to make them sound even better. Like, iRobot was so good remixed; I wished that it was also available on Spotify or something, lol.

I went home the next day, and the next Friday (this past Friday), we celebrated Jerry and Alec's birthday, since their birthdays are right next to each other. We had a potluck, so it was interesting to try all of our food and goof off. Jerry made meatballs, so we all made a lot of balls jokes, lol. We also watched a lot of Gordan Ramsey videos where he yelled at incompetent chefs and Hotel Hell, lol.

The next day, Harrison and I helped Mikey move the last of his uncle's stuff out of his apartment. Harrison and David moved the majority of his stuff last weekend, so this move was more to just throw away the rest of his stuff that he didn't need. God, his uncle had this one probably leather rolling chair that was so old and sticky that it was disgusting to touch and fell apart after it was moved downstairs. Thank god he was throwing that away, lol.

Afterwards, we went to Sushi Thai for dinner, and Mikey and I got to watch Harrison slowly become drunk since he ordered two large sakes and one small sake before ending the night with another large sake. He actually ordered a small sake at the end, but Josh, our waiter and somewhat friend, ended up charging him for a small and gave him a large. Lol, we got Josh to take a shot with Harrison because of that.

The next night, we all met up again to go watch IT. It was hilarious because Alec hates scary movies, Victoria also gets scared during scary movies, and I jump during jump scares and the like, and we were all sitting next to each other. Lol, Alec progressively slumped down in his chair throughout the whole night to the point that he was basically parallel with his seat and kept on saying that he hated us for watching this movie.

And today, I'm going to grab dinner and hangout with Cam! I haven't seen him in months! It'll be good to catch up, especially since he got a new boyfriend and has been pretty happy about it according to his snapchats, lol.

So yeah, this has been a pretty eventful month! I'm really glad that I got to experience all of these crazy fun things with all of my family and friends. :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Book Unhaul (7)

Just clearing out my bookshelves again. I read Shiver and the first two books in the Paranormalcy trilogy, but it's been so long since I read them that I barely remember what happened, and I don't feel like rereading them anymore. I've lost my interest. 

I will probably donate these books to the library when I remember to go. Right now, they're just in a box full of last month's book unhaul collecting dust.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Endlessly by Kiersten White