A Whole Year’s Worth of Updates

Funny how it’s already been 5 months almost 8 months since I said I’d make an update post. I initially began writing in June but I lost the motivation to write, so here I am!

Hold on to something — it’s going to be a long ride.

Good god, it’s good to be back after months of not being able to write something non-academic. How are you, people who stumble across my posts every once in a while? I hope you’re doing great. I hope you’re energized for summer spring break.

Anyway, I figured I’m just gonna write highlights from each month starting December 2016. Before I begin though, is it me or is time flying so fast this year? It feels like my (hopefully) final semester just started last month when, in fact, three months have passed since it did and it’s like not much has happened; only the typical school stuff— ah. I just remembered. Relatively interesting stuff did happen, but it isn’t the type of thing I’d rejoice over. I’ll talk about this more in the highlights below.


After finishing my thesis proposal and presenting it to the panel (which consists of my thesis adviser and another faculty member), I went to my parents’ for vacation! Unlike my previous trips to AE though, I wasn’t as excited to go there because my college friends were still on the campus when we left, so, naturally, I had feelings of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). It wasn’t until we were about a week and a half into the vacation that I the feeling of homesickness gradually faded out. It’s probably because we went to places we haven’t been to before and we ate at places we, students, can’t afford to dine in. [cackles]

See the rest on Flickr!

I guess feeling attached to the campus helped in allowing us to go home without missing our parents.

Or maybe that’s just me.


And so, the final semester of [university] began. By this time, I should have “properly” organized my interview transcripts, field notes, etc. However, being the master procrastinator that I am, I only began to do actual work during the last week of January until the first few weeks of February.

February through May

Chasing deadlines, doing extracurricular tasks while panicking on the side. You know how it goes. There were nights when we’d go drinking sometime but it didn’t happen as often as the previous semester since I’d either be too lazy or too busy to join them.

One of the fun courses I took though was Plant Arts (HORT 141), which I went to every Friday. The first activity we did gave me the impression that I was back in Kindergarten where we only (usually) made arts and crafts.

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(Yes, I will post the “updates” entry. Soon.)

We all had a dream job when we were kids, right? We wanted to become doctors, astronauts, chefs, and lawyers. We wanted to become adults for different reasons.

At some point during elementary, I wanted to become a fashion designer. (I don’t know how or why I wanted to become one? Maybe because I liked dressing up Barbie. I don’t know. Then I wanted to become a dentist, which was ironic because I always found trips to the dentist to be awful (to this day). Around high school, I wanted to be a graphic designer. It was Tumblr’s “peak” then. Most of my friends had a blog there and other people would post doodles and whatnot. I remember envying those who got thousands and thousands of notes for something that looks simple and raw. So I made one of my own, but I didn’t post in on my blog. A friend saw me doodling once in class, though, and she told me that I probably should get a degree in graphic designing or something. And so I did. Continue reading “Adulthood…?”

Dear Adults*

How do you find the motivation to finish things? People on the internet (and plenty of students) say that the deadline is the greatest motivation of all but it seems like I’ve grown apathetic towards it. Although, since you’re probably getting paid by whoever it is you’re working for, it’s relatively easier to get things done. Maybe.

I’m a senior college student and although science says that a person’s brain should have already developed its capability to be logical, rational, and good at decision-making by the time they have reached the ripe old age of eighteen, my brain hasn’t quite… fully-developed this capability. I mean, I can make rational decisions but I’m still heavily impulsive. Continue reading “Dear Adults*”

[pterodactyl screech]

If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember that the post before this talked about how I felt like I might have missed doing a thing or two because I’m not as busy this month.

Well, you know what? Things have gotten worse.

No more do I have feelings of forgotten or undone tasks. This time, I often find myself thinking, “Is that all there is? Isn’t there anymore??? after, maybe, binge-watching cooking videos on YouTube or playing about 10 minutes on Warframe — things I would normally enjoy on a regular weekday or weekend. Suddenly, I was more conscious of the things I do to kill time. They all seem so boring now. I can do other things (e.g. finish my internship task or continue thinking of a research topic), though, but they don’t seem appealing at the moment. Since “bored” didn’t seem like an appropriate term for what I was feeling, I searched for other terms related to boredom and I think the most suitable word for my situation is…


According to the number one search engine on Earth, ScreenHunter_223 Jun. 30 11.34

Plus, it’s a French word! (Interestinggg.)

Now I’m at the library and I’m not exactly sure of what  I’m going to do here but… I guess it’s better than questioning my purpose at home?