Monday, December 26, 2011

Lovely Christmas Day

Winter days are so lovely... I've always preferred summer because that's when my birthday is, but winter brings out a soft sort of nostalgia in me that summer can't quite replace.

Other times, (especially during the fall/November phase) whimsical notions are just so depressing... I think about how testing and school never seems to end, how I haven't seen my brother in such a long time, how I might not get a scholarship to my ideal school... I think about how pathetic I may seem in comparison to the real "superstars" who is able to achieve everything and nourish their talents and hobbies...

But during the winter, I finish up my work very easily and I go back to dreaming. Sometimes, it's as if he's never gone... And my Chinese family and friends are so 热闹,so happy in a way I can't even quite describe in English... It makes me so happy too.

^Me and my cousin Angela, near a water refining processor.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Banana-Mango Pudding!

I put my own spin to the original Hong Kong dessert~
^After boiling milk and water, I stirred in the mango gelatin powder and added smushed bananas. Then I put it in a bowl to cool.
^After leaving the bowl in the fridge for a few hours, I took it out and added a spoonful of evaporated milk to sweeten it.
^This is the end result! Added some sliced bananas and put it in my bento box. Cute, no?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mushroom Earrings

I'm like Inception, I play with your brain
So don't sleep or snooze...
-On the Floor, J-Lo (feat. Pitbull)

^My eight year-old cousin got those for me~

Saturday, December 3, 2011

NHS Babysitting Volunteer

^Peggy, Ziyi, and me. Us Chinese peeps YUHH. That's my didi right there^^

^Dressing my little brother as an elf! Sw can laugh all he wants, I finally have a Chinese younger brother now, a didi~

NHS Parent's Night Out was a great success, to my delight! Definitely not a waste of time; there was plenty to do, and I had a lot of fun with the kids.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Letter to My Mom

I'm the writer who lost his purpose
The end of this novel, how am I supposed to write it?
-Fiction, B2ST

I feel so sad and contemplative lately... Maybe it's stress or maybe there's a deeper reason. Well, whatever the reason, I'm going to deal with this my own way. I got my priorities all mixed up last year, and that was why I messed up a lot of things on my agenda. Never again. My life is fixed and almost perfect now, I don't want any more trouble.

At school, I try not to sulk because I don't want to bring my friends down and arouse suspicions, but at home, all I ever want to do is just lay on the bed and read and sleep. Of course, thank goodness SAT prevents me from doing so: I study instead, and that's definitely more helpful.

Even still, I'm so glad my family isn't really home to see this... I don't want them to see me like this. My dad will be back soon though, and my mom as well, so... I better straighten myself up.