Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's been a stressful month :o

Life has been pretty busy these past few weeks with Anime Weekend Atlanta this past weekend, Japanfest the weekend before, and double date with Jackie and Lee the weekend before that. Not to mention all of the homework and papers and tests and presentations I had in between everything. 

The sad part is that I didn't take pictures of any of these events. :/ I was just too busy enjoying the moment to remember to take a picture, lol. Besides, both AWA and Japanfest were supremely crowded and busy, so I kind of felt exhausted just walking around. But in the end, I ate great food and bought lots of things at Artist Alley, lol.

I pretty much felt burnt out for the past two weeks since I worked on my internship paper, poster, and presentation last minute. What I should have started working on three weeks ahead of time, I did all in one week. This meant writing 25 pages of my work report (which ended up at 50 pages since I had to include my journal entries I wrote during my internship), creating a huge poster to summarize my internship experience, and creating a PowerPoint Presentation of my internship to present to fellow classmates and professors that Friday. I got around 5 hours of sleep every day that week, and my internet went out when I was trying to design my presentation. The stress was so real the next day. D:

Then, even though I felt like sleeping the weekend away and because I felt like I needed a break and didn't want to disappoint David by not going, I went to Japanfest with David, his sis and friends, and the rest of the ISSA club in Atlanta. It was so much more crowded than last year! It was so ridiculous just waiting in line! But it was still fun watching different performances and trying different Japanese snacks and drinking bubble tea.

Then, when I tried to be productive that Sunday since I had to study for a quiz on Monday, a test on Wednesday and write two papers by the next Monday, I ended up goofing off most of the day with David, Marc (since he was in town to work on his internship stuff), and Jessica (since we ran into her and she had homework to do as well). So I wasn't really productive until we all buckled down and got to business around seven and stopped working around midnight when the library closed.

Regardless, I still didn't have time to study for my test on Wednesday, so I was surprised to find out that I made an 86 on the test. :o Then, when I should have been working on those papers, I went to support Mviet at the Macon an Impact even on Thursday since they were performing and the staff were giving out free food and t-shirts. It was really fun since we had a photobooth for people to take pictures using Vietnamese props, and there were lots of really interesting performances.

Then it was AWA the next day, so I definitely did not write anything that whole weekend except for when we came back Sunday afternoon. Since we weren't really interested in any panels on Sunday, we just went to the Dealer's Room and Artist Alley to check out the stuff one last time in hopes of getting a deal and left afterwards. We got back to David's house around four, and I goofed off for an hour, did some homework for another class for an hour and started working on one paper from 7-12 that night. Then I went home and started working on my other paper until 2:30 after I goofed off for an hour. Then I finished my second paper 20 minutes before the due date earlier tonight, lol. I'm so sleep deprived. ;__; 

But back to AWA! On Friday, Lauren and I went to the Kpop Lip Synch Contest, which was hilarious because it pretty much became a dance off as well, and some people were really good at making the crowd laugh. There were these two sassy gay guys who were on point with all of the sexy girl group dances as well, lol. It was super fun. I went with the whole group to Anime Hell aftewards, which was also really funny and ridiculous.

The next day, we hit up the Dealer's Room and Artist Alley multiple times, and David surprised me with this super cute alpaca with a strawberry hat on its head. Since we were struggling on picking a super manly name for its cute self, Kim told us that we should just call it Ichigo since it means strawberry in Japanese, so we did, lol. I bought a couple prints and an alpaca shirt (way before I knew that David bought me one, lol), but Jackie and I held ourselves back from buying everything unlike last year. XD 

We also went to AWA's sixth annual Burlesque and Cabaret show since none of us had ever gone to one before. I didn't really know what to expect, but I kind of figured it was for adult audiences since it was 18+, lol. It was actually really fun and the host was hilarious and drunk, which made things even funnier. 

But yeah, that's what's been going on lately. I've been sleep deprived for too long. D: I still have a test next Monday and another paper due next Tuesday, so it looks like it's going to be a long weekend as well. :/

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tumblr Pics 49

I haven't done one of these in a while. Lol, I love Tumblr. :D

Monday, September 14, 2015

It's a Monday

Because I started my period this morning and almost got to school late, here's a hilarious video that Cam showed me earlier today. Because it's Monday. XD

I laughed so hard watching this. He's great. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go to a public bathroom without thinking about this video. XD

Lol, it all started when I told Cam about how I always end up starting my period on a Monday that he told me to watch this video. I feel a lot better now even through my cramps. :P

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

It's been a while since I did one of these posts... Probably because I barely read anymore. However, I really want to finish these series, because I really like them! I posted the first books' covers for the series I want to finish reading.

Top Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

Monday, September 7, 2015

A relaxing weekend...until school catches up :o

It's the last day of Labor Day Weekend, and I'm both sad and happy about this. I'm sad because I have to do all of my homework that I haven't had time to do earlier this weekend, and it's a lot because I only read one chapter and started on one paper on Saturday and Sunday. That, and I have my online class later tonight, so I really need to do the reading and finish that homework. 

I'm happy that I got an extra day to do all of my homework though. That's the only reason why I was able to hangout with Jessica all Saturday night and ended up sleeping over since we were so busy chilling and doing stuff for the fraternity. 

But yeah, it was nice catching up and telling each other about our summer (she went to Europe and I went to China). We ate dinner at Stevi B's, which I've only eaten there once, so I got to try a lot of different pizzas there. She made me try their BBQ chicken pizza, and it was a religious experience. XD It was so good! But we didn't go to sleep until 5AM, and I woke up around 8-9, so I was pretty unproductive for the rest of the day since I was so tired. I took a couple naps with David later in the day, but they just made me groggy.

I went to bed around midnight since I kept on nodding off trying to read a chapter for photography, but I woke up to my alarm at 7:40 this morning since I forgot to turn my alarm off. :/ That's why I'm updating early in the morning for once!

But yeah, just wanted to give a little update before I go try to be a responsible student. But first--an episode of Elementary! I'm almost done watching season 3! :D

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Books I Want to Read This Month

Normally, I only put books that I want to try to read every month on this list, but since I know that I really, really want to read these manga and comic books, I'm finally breaking my self-imposed rule and putting them on here, because technically, they are books, too.
  1. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  2. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  3. Attack on Titan: No Regrets vol. 1 by Hikaru Suruga, Gun Snark, & Hajime Isayama
  4. Attack on Titan: No Regrets vol. 2 by Hikaru Suruga, Gun Snark, & Hajime Isayama
  5. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  7. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  8. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  10. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  11. The Geography of Me and You by Jennifer E. Smith
  12. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
  13. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
  14. Nevermore by James Patterson
  15. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

August in Retrospect

Didn't get much time to read anything but fanfics lately, but I ended up watching a lot of movies with people and marathoning anime with the bae right around the time that school started up again, lol. I have no shame. XD

I watched:
  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • New World (2013)
  • Trainwreck (2015)
  • Monster (2014)
  • Nura: Rise of the Demon Clan: Demon Capital (2011)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Shaolin Soccer (2001)
  • Ip Man (2008)
  • Seraph of the End (2015)
  • Akatsuki no Yona (2014)
  • Attack on Titan (2013)