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filipino/african american graphic designer, fashion-obsessed, K-pop lovin' girl born on luzon, raised in the pacific nw

New Year, Time to Update


Since it almost two months into the new year, I’ve decide to do a redesign on the blog. I hoping that it will motivate me more to post more often again. There are several things that need to be updated and links to change! It might take a while and you might see weird things or layout issues if you stop by.

Whidbey Island Marathon 5K – 2013


Went to check the Whidbey Island Marathon/5K registration info for this year and saw the results from last year, which I totally forgot to check after I ran it. I made the TOP 10 OVERALL FEMALES!

Whidbey Island Marathon Race Results 2013

This year’s race is going to be on April 13, 2014 with the Expo & packet pickup being on April 12, 2014.

Whidbey Island Marathon 2014

H’s Birthday Weekend


Last weekend we celebrated Holly’s Birthday with a trip to Seattle! It’s been so long since we’ve done that and since her kids were going to be with their dad for the long weekend, why shouldn’t we cause trouble down there!

Since we planned on going out to Capital Hill I booked a hotel as close as possible! The Mediterranean in lower Queen Anne Hill. It was a nice hotel. The room was clean and they had some good amenities. However thee was no fan in the bathroom, so taking a shower meant the mirrors fogged up! No UBS plug charger station in the room so that made it hard for me to keep my phone charged without using their computers downstairs. However, they did have a Starbucks on thee premise, the bus line is just a block away, and Dick’s & Safeway are just across the street! I would totally stay there again!

It’s a new start


I know I haven’t posted a thing for the last couple of months, but I’ve been trying new things, heading out more, and living a life. I hope to re-start posting more. I’ve started doing a lot more than I’m used to!

One: I’m at the gym almost right after work! I spend between 30 to 60 minutes there. Especially now since I’ve gained a bit from the holiday stress and foods!

Two: I’ve finally signed up to take Korean classes. Well, I signed up for the Rosetta Stone online program. They were having a good deal and since I really want to speak and understand Koran more! So far so good, kind of nervous about the speaking session in a week but it’s only based on up to unit one lesson two.

Three: I’m currently trying to save money so I haven’t been spending much on clothes or accessories. It’s killing me, but I know I need to set aside emergency money!

Four: I need to get out more and visit more places! Why? I really would like to start dating again. And have more friends would be great! I’m actually thinking of doing a weekend trip to Canada next month.

Five: get back to posting to my blog. It might be the hardest one to do since I really have to remember to set time aside to write. And find interesting things to write about.

Hopefully I post again soon, especially since his weekend is Holly’s birthday weekend in Seattle! Gonna try to take tons of pictures!