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Oct. 10th, 2011

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feeling shitty

Not feeling very good lately.  Just in a slump.  I think it's a combination of not working (new job starts January 2), dealing with insurance people re my accident, and my back pain.  I realize that working helps make people feel productive and useful.  I don't even know what day it is.  Saturdays, Wednesdays, Tuesday, they are all the same to me.  Insurance people, I hate them.  But I should be thankful because the other party admitted fault and now we're just disputing how much my pain is worth.  Though I'm a lawyer, they know I'm not represented (should have found a lawyer in the beginning...it's always good to let them handle this mess) so they treat me like any regular person.  That's to say, like shit.  

Not happy with the settlement offer, but don't want to deal with this anymore and don't have time to fight them on my own.  Well, I take that back. I do have time, lots of it, but just don't think it's worth it.  In the end, I just want this to be over and done with so I can get on with my life.  I guess I should look at the silver lining.  They are paying for all medical expenses and I'm getting a couple of thousands in pain and suffering.  I guess that's okay? 

My back.  It is killing me though.  

Aug. 31st, 2011

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Update and travel plans

First an update. 

I finished my clerkship on August 12 and had since moved back to southern California.  My parents went back to Vietnam on August 9th so I, along with all my siblings, have been taking care of their business on their behalf.  I did the same thing two years ago, after I finished my summer internship at a law firm.  I paid for their flights and shipped them off to Vietnam while I came back home to work for them.  My parents have worked hard all their lives, they deserve a vacation once in awhile. 

I can't wait for them to get home though.  The day after their arrival, my husband and I are taking my three youngest siblings to the Bahamas on a cruise.  Since my youngest brother is eleven, we decided to book a cruise on the Carnival Imagination since it's family-friendly.  We're flying to Ft. Lauderdale using our Southwest rewards tickets and spending a night in Miami.  

After we get back from the Bahamas, husband and I will be going to Hawaii in October for his best friend's wedding.  He's the best man and I'm one of the coordinators.  We'll be staying a week in Oahu and then taking off to Maui for a few days.  We've been to Oahu before (for our six-month anniversary back in 2006), but have never been to Maui, so I'm excited. 

In November, we're going to Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Cambodia for three weeks.  And then in December, we're going to Cancun for 5 nights, six days, staying at the Sun Palace. 

Come January, it's back to work for me.  In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying my summer and appreciative of my husband for being so understanding.  Husband and I haven't lived together all these times that we've been married.  We got married last November and a few days later, I was back in Arizona working.  I've been done with my clerkship, but instead of going back to our house, I'm back at my parents' house helping out.  Husband is still alone in our house, yet he never once complains.  I'm blessed to have an understanding husband like him.  i can't wait to start our marital bliss though, in our new home, together, instead of apart. 

Nov. 23rd, 2010

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wife and lawyer

Just got married this past Saturday and found out I passed the CA bar exam the same day. It was also raining on my wedding day, which was okay because I love the rain. :) 
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Dec. 22nd, 2009

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an update

Happy holidays friends! 

So what's going on with me lately? Fiancé and I bought our first home and we closed back in October.  Our official move-in date was October 29, 2009.  Fiancé was super cute because prior to our move-in, he e-mailed me with a list of things we needed to prepare to make the move lucky and comply with the feng shui. We bought a gift for our house (cherry blossom trees) and also made sure to buy fruits, light the incense and pray to our respective gods. We've been living here for more than a month and had our housewarming last week.  So far so good. 

I am officially done with my Fall quarter of law school.  I still have a 35-40 page paper I have to write, but that is due on January 8, 2010, so I still have time. I've been meaning to start on my paper but what I got so far is a bunch of printed articles and three books.  I haven't even read the articles.  I suppose I should read them soon, but quite frankly, I have no motivation.  I've been busy being domesticated.  Fiancé got his two wisdom teeth out two days ago and is still suffering.  I've been making him porridge, mashed potatoes, and mango smoothies.  I spent a good thirty minutes smashing sausage (until it became puree basically) to add to the mashed potatoes but he said he couldn't eat the sausage so I had to go to the market and make fresh virgin mashed potatoes again.  I also burnt my hands trying to make the towel warm so he can put it on his swollen cheek.  All this for love, I tell ya.  

I won't be taking classes this upcoming quarter.  I will be externing at the California Attorney General's office instead doing antitrust stuff.  I'm actually quite excited because I really hate finals. Then it's back to Stanford to finish my last quarter of school...and then I'll be done FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! I predict I'll update again once I graduate..til then, take care and have a happy holiday!

Dec. 4th, 2008

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Girls 101: How to score a girl and Mario Kart Love Songs

A 9-year old boy wrote a book on how to talk to girls and get them to like you when he was 8 years old. This has got to be one of the cutest things I've read in a long time. Brought a huge smile to my face! SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!

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Speaking of cute, check out this song: Mario Kart Love Song

Dec. 2nd, 2008

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hello friends

It's been so long since I wrote on my LJ.  But I still check it every day for friends' updates.  

As for me, I'm still in school. I'll be working in Palo Alto this summer at a law firm but I'll be living in the East Bay, which means I'll be paying toll.  Even after more than a year of living in the bay area, I still can't get used to paying for tolls.  Sometimes I would take 2-hour bus ride to avoid paying $4 for toll.  I know, freeken ridiculous but I can't help it! 

Law school basically consumes my life. But I'm literally counting down the days until I graduate (June 13, 2010).  

I'll update again (soon I hope).  Take care! 

May. 11th, 2006

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Sergio Mendes ft Jill Scott & Will.i.am - Let Me

I am totally in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this song right now!!! It has been on repeat for quite some time now!

http://download.yousendit.com/EEED2C7B0E010DB1

p.s. If you know of any good songs, please post the link for me to download! I am making another CD to listen in my car! =)
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Apr. 5th, 2006

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a clean slate.

"From the very beginning he attempted a new method of seduction, without any reference to past loves or even to the past itself: a clean slate. And so he planned everything down to the last detail, as if it were the final battle: new intrigues, new hopes in a woman who had already lived a full and complete life. It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself."

a clean slate.
new hopes even for a woman who could hope no more.
love as a state of grace not a coup de grace.
an end in itself.

Apr. 3rd, 2006

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night owl in disguise

It is way pass my bed time but I am still wide awake. Despite my banal efforts to count sheeps and wait for my consciousness to drift into a state of unconsciousness, I was quite unsuccessful at falling asleep.

Maybe my eyes are not used to sleeping this early due to daylight saving time. Or perhaps it is true that when your heart is busy thinking, your mind cannot rest even when it is fatigued.

I need to start writing in my paper journal again. I have so much to say, so many events to document, so many thoughts to express, but I don't know how or where or to whom I should address them with. It can get lonely sometimes...being the only one awake at this lagging hour of a quarter til 2.

I was reading Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez earlier this evening and these two quotes intrigued me:

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He was still too young to now that the heart's memory elimates the bad and maginifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."

"Over the years they both reached the same wise conclusion by different paths: It was not possible to live together in any other way, or love in any other way, and nothing in this world was more difficult than love."

Does love take time to grow?

Feb. 21st, 2006

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Photo Blog -- SF for the weekend


We all prefer our streets to be even and flat. But there are times when we approach a road that demands us to either drive up or go tumbling down. Most of us would automatically, without a second doubt, hit the gas pedal to continue going up.



I think Adam would be tempted if he were stuck in this garden, even without Eve.



Who said two different pictures could not join together to make one single complete photo? Here, I present to you quite the contrary.

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This weekend was, to sum it up, a cooking marathon. I am not much of a cook, but when the person you're with loves and appreciates everything you make, you can't help but try harder to be even better. There is an old saying that goes, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." I guess there is a reason why that proverb is still popular today . Now, Bb has a new favorite eatery: 3C -- Cammie's Culinary Cuisine.


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