Friday, August 31, 2012

UT Tshirt Collection

Here is a collection of the free tshirts I've gathered so far~!
^From Fall Orientation!

^From the College of Natural Sciences department!

^From Freshman Reading Round-Up!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gone to Natural Sciences

^Fried calamari as appetizer! At Pho-netic.

^Just your standard bowl of Pho...
^Jiffy, Dragon, and me~ we got free pizza^^
^Jiffy, MS, and me!!
It's funny how I never really liked being "Yaya" before, but now I feel like it really suits me^^ Got a free tshirt from the College of Natural Sciences and another from Freshman Reading Round-Up! I was a little disappointed because they ran out of Gone to Texas tshirts though :( No more free tshirts for Yaya.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

University of Texas at Austin

So everything is going pretty well so far^^ I'm in the accelerated calculus course, and I got into a Freshman Research Initiative - First-year Interest Group called "Lab Rats." Pretty fun stuff!!

I think I'm going to try for Biochemistry or Pharmacy... we'll see how things go in the end.

So K came over to visit me today!! Which was really nice. I had a great day with him and Kev and Kev's girlfriend.

^First, K arrived at 8:40 in the morning... bearing gifts!! There's ramen, a lot of Asian snacks and sweets, and some Danish cookies, along with a dozen roses^^

In return, I fed him some easy breakfast (cereal), and we just talked and watched videos on my computer. Later, we went out to stock up on some groceries, and then Kev joined us.

^Kev recommended us a great place called Salt Lick BBQ!

^We devoured it :D

After eating, we went out to San Marcos Outlet Mall and just walked around. K ended up buying a pair of really cute Buddha earbuds for me; later we went out to eat dinner at a place reminiscent of our little "Hunan Dynasty," haha. Overall, it was a pretty fun day! I really enjoyed it and was sad to see him go :(

^Can't get over how cute this pair of earbuds are... Buddha!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alaska Cruise

^Alaskan summers are nice.

^Cocktail shrimp!

^Fish with sauerkraut and lemon and black pepper.

^Creme brulee of some sort.

^Lobster seafood pasta! Yum yum :)

^Haha... my favorite... before and after pictures of the jumbo shrimp I devoured^^ They look so cozy...

^A berry dessert!

^Vanilla ice cream~

^Cold seafood combo appetizer! Really good.

^Grilled and stuffed zucchini.

^Seafood salad, with a tangy zing, avocado, and refreshing mint - yumyum.

^I think it was called Boston Salad... oh well.

^Dessert cake, really cute and delicious!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

No Good

Why do I feel like he's no good just because of the label;;

It's so stupid of me to judge... I like him so much, and yet I can't make myself be with him just because of that stupid label;;

He's such a good person towards me, and does everything right and makes me smile and laugh all the time.

But there must be something wrong...

My parents and brother don't like him, they think he's not good enough for me. And I can't stop thinking about how my friends would react if I told them my boyfriend is studying at a community college...

I just... argh... blargh... Maybe it's all for the best, since I obviously deserve someone more manipulating and undermining.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Goodbye Party :(

Last day of working at Hunan Dynasty... I am so grateful to everyone for everything, these last few weeks keep me feeling well and accepted, I'm so glad to have worked in such a wonderful place.

^Me and V, my mentor~ the first one to teach me how to work efficiently as a waitress

^LOL this picture always makes me crack up... K being silly^^

^Completely unprepared...

^The Chinese waitstaff... The three K's, me, V, and L.

^Korean Seafood Tofu Soup... so good!! Kev's idea~

^Fish, yumyum^^

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Edohana Hibachi and Sushi

^Tiger Roll at Edohana's

At this point... about other things... I don't even know what to do. I guess I'll just let events carry out... but what if they get too far?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Yennie suggested we try out Cheddar's... not bad!

^Grilled Catfish with lemon pepper, sides of seasoned rice and mashed potatoes.

^New Orleans Pasta! Shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage and penne pasta in Cajun Alfredo sauce with garlic bread.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Not Ready

There's this boy, K, who really likes me... He is so sweet and kind, and I am so grateful to him for all he has been doing for me in the past week or so.

I really do like him too... but the problem is, I'm not ready for a relationship. It took me a lot of effort to let go of my last one. I feel like I have a lot of growing up to do, and it frightens me.

I'm really wishing that he is the one that can make me forget everything... He is such a good person, and there's something about him that I really like, even if I can't explain it.

For me, a relationship is where two people are able to support each other and develop together... The guy should make the girl feel comfortable and safe, and the girl should cherish and appreciate the guy.

If K is really willing to be with me in Austin... or at least visit as often as possible... if he is willing to wait for me... then by the time I am ready, I will be a very good person for him. I will do my part in being with him.

Top: Lion King Roll. Shrimp tempura, crab meat, avocado inside topped with salmon, fresh water eel and smelt egg, served with house special sauce.
Bottom: Candy Cane Roll. Fresh seared yellowfin tuna and yellowtail topped with crab and avocado soy paper roll, served with sweet mayo sauce.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

He'll Make Me Fat

Korean barbeque from Omi...

Pineapple Curry from Best Thai... Chicken cooked in red curry paste with coconut milk, pineapple, carrots, bell pepper, and sweet Thai basil.

And today we're going to eat Italian food^^ Good thing my boss, Yennie, is putting everyone on an exclusively cabbage soup and veggies diet!