Such a nice weekend getaway (today is Sunday). Almost died on a steep hiking trail, met a nice poet and paper-flower maker, drank some non-cooler wine and bought some rosé wine

  • On the way to Illinois Mom talked to me about talking to Mrs. Trapp, my third-grade teacher. Apparently she asked "how are the girls" aw. She asked Mom if she wanted to help out with the gardening up at All Souls. Mom said she doesn't feel like she's in good enough shape to help, so maybe I could come help? It isn't supposed to be too strenuous they already keep it so nice already. Just some weeding and watering probably. And I'd get to say hi to Mrs. Trapp! >u< Also we saw 'Wild Birds Unlimited', a little bird store I guess. Mom said that might be a good way to get work experience - somewhere quiet and not too strenuous. She says maybe I have more...
sep 21 2020 ∞
sep 21 2020 +

Wild Bird Sanctuary on Midland. September 4, 2020

  • Got there at 4 pm, Anna introduced me to Darby (?). We worked in the main bird room where there's at least 10-15 cages (only about 8 are used though).
  • I got to feed and 'water' a fledgling robin, some carolina wrens, a king bird, and some spunky teenage cardinals. I really liked the robin, he/she was a cutie (now named xavier claudia jordan khalil betsy. that's it's full name, named by me)
  • We fed them some chopped up berries, mealworms, and some cat/bird food. Ironic that we feed them cat food now that I think about it... We use forceps for the food (pointy part down!) and a little paintbrush to give them some water. It was really tough to feed them lol. Kept on dropping them, especially the mealworms.
  • The king bird was sending very mixed sign...
sep 4 2020 ∞
sep 4 2020 +
  • try snowboarding (or just bellyslide down a mountain lol)
  • ooh! water-skiing! I'll be so bad at it!
  • look in a'true mirror' (in New York i think?)
  • rock-climbing, but just inside, because, y'know, safety
  • Visiting Linh in Vietnam
  • Visiting Rose in Malaysia
  • Visiting Mini in South Korea
  • Going to Jeju Island!
jul 24 2020 ∞
sep 4 2020 +

  • Doing a korean lesson w/italki or something similar. Maybe Ha Hyeri? Joy Kim? It'd be nice to have someone who is easy to understand (both teaching style and English-wise) (as of Aug 2020, went with Jenn! 2 lessons so far)
  • a small rug for the room
  • guitar capo Makes the guitar go slightly out of tune... have to see how to fix that.
  • reusable chopsticks (thank you mom! :)
  • Dreamcatcher: 1st Album [Dystopia: The Tree of Language]
  • Red Velvet: Perfect Velvet - The 2nd Album
  • GWSN: The Park in The Night Part 3 Album
jul 9 2020 ∞
sep 4 2020 +
  • my korean memrise deck! Up to 500 words ...
  • Really loving Secret Number, there's two members who are from Indonesia and Japan and one who's from Texas (and one born in California!). They all have really nice personalities, and it's very interesting watching their old vlives where they speak in English/Bahasa Indonesian/Korean. I love all of them, can't pick a favorite - Lea isn't officially the leader but she's so attentive & protective my HEART. Oh! and I was so impressed by Jinny's rapping & songwriting, Dita's charming low voice, and Denise's powerful main vocals shining! (and Soodam's cuteness, what a cutie)
  • And WEEEKLY!!!! AHHHHHHHHH! They are SO SO SO cute!!! I love how many videos they had predebut, really made me feel like I knew them. All precious babies. (And all younger than me lol. Feels weird). Favori...
jul 11 2020 ∞
aug 1 2020 +
  • The American Dream? Journey on Route 66 (Shin Yin Khor)
  • Last of the Sandwalkers (Jay Holser). LOVE. bugs.
  • City of Ghosts - V.E. Schwab. loved it! a little spooky, a little Netflix documentary action, a little Artemis Fowl humor, a little old teenage young adult novel. It's almost 300 pages but I read it in 2ish hours lol
jan 1 2020 ∞
aug 2 2020 +

wanted to play rockband - we've never really been able to play it because of internet problems. So I went through added in our wireless ATTxxZNfYs

THEN the key was literally the 'key' changing the security key to WPA2 and inputting the password which is just the password on the router (won't put that here)

I think it's going to work! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

jul 7 2020 ∞
jul 7 2020 +


  • mac & cheese
  • alfredo
  • wagon wheels yas
  • sphagetti & meatballs
  • moustacacolli
  • ramen


  • enchiladas
  • quesadillas
  • picadillos? like tacos but with potatoes and carrots/onions etc delicius pesodillos
  • tortilla pizza just mm *chef's kiss*
  • the canoe snack: peanut butter on a tortilla

tortilla chips & salsa

  • home-made nachos mm salt

BURRITOS yaaaa tacos duh

jun 25 2020 ∞
jul 9 2020 +
  • Korean:
  • Korean with Billy - these notes go in notebook
  • Duolingo = vocabulary + phrases! These go on Word.
  • Watch videos listening to Korean

(*) Geography - Seterra!

  • we've got Europe, South America, Africa so far! Next steps: African capitals, Central America!, Middle East
  • CS50 Harvard Course heck ye
  • ~ 1 lesson per week. First Scratch project, second write any notes in a new notebook. Also, watch crash course computer science
  • Typing:
  • accuracy & speed. More important right now is accuracy! Continue to learn symbols (the ones I need the most work on is [ ] {} \ | ~ `. Numbers also.
apr 6 2019 ∞
apr 6 2019 +
  • Love, Simon
  • Train to Busan
  • Loving, Vincent
  • Paris is Burning
  • The Handmaiden
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Paddington
  • God's Own Country
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Gaga: Five Foot Two
  • Frequency
  • The Haunting of Hill House --
  • Black Panther
  • Children of God --
  • Koko the Gorilla Who Talks --
  • Detour (1945)
  • Into the Spider-Verse
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Dear Ex
aug 19 2018 ∞
jul 19 2019 +
  • Brain Pickings the most thoughtful articles you'll ever read, lots of learning
  • Memrise as someone who has a lot of trouble with memory, this is a pretty website that can help with that
  • Thinking Sideways Podcast all the mysteries of the world in one place - picked apart and analyzed. Very cool
  • Welcome to Nightvale classic podcast, zany interesting plotlines, and "now the weather" awesome music
  • Lifehacker does it actually help out with your life-skills? I dunno, but there's some cool articles and stuff haha
  • Ambient Mixer want to feel like your in a Hogwarts Common Room, a lake in minnesota? This lets you mix sounds for sleeping or studying, super relaxing
  • OneLook Reverse Dictionary possibly one of the most useful "synonym generators" i've ever found. so helpful for papers, man.
  • Paranatural one of the funniest comics i have ever r...
mar 22 2017 ∞
mar 22 2017 +
dec 9 2015 ∞
sep 6 2020 +
  • set up the little black plastic table with lawn chairs and sat out in the backyard with iced tea reading. Mom read the first Redwall book (she's never read them before!), and I read 'City of Ghosts' by V.E. Schwab. It was cute! And a lil' spooky. I got too many mosquito bites so I bailed lol
  • Sides O' Seoul we got
  • *donkatsu kimbap
  • *beef bulgogi bibimbap
  • *mandoo (dumplings)
  • *tteokbokki w/ cheese

It was all. so. delicious. The bibimbap was to die for, everyone loved it. It had so many flavors, and I think the beef just made it even better. The donkatsu kimbap was tasty, it added an extra flavor in there. The dumplings were even better than usually, not quite as crispy just delicious. The tteokkbokki was YUMMY as always...

aug 4 2020 ∞
aug 4 2020 +

What might help learning how to compose, or just getting ideas down on paper

  • Talking more with Jo, Tori, and anybody else online I can find. help moi, please.
  • Re-looking at the two composition courses I took. Probably just need to hammer information into my brain. There might be specific lessons on how to transcribe music that I've already recorded.
  • Oh! And Dr. Myers. He said if I send him one of my recordings & the attempt at writing it down, he might be able to find where I'm going on (thanks prof!)
  • HEre's something that might really help: seeing if I can somehow hook up a midi keyboard and actually transcribing my piece automatically. How cool would that be??? Sounds super helpful in getting down iideas. Plus it would speed up the process. Wahhhhhhhhhh I hope it works. Have to check the manual for the piano and possibly ...
jul 9 2020 ∞
jul 9 2020 +
  • Black Lightning Season 1 GiRL, get out. Amazing show [10/10]
  • The Untamed. Really good characters, story, but MAN can they draw out a scene. Love it, but how many times can you watch people saying hello and using their names every time they say a sentence? please. Still good tho [8/10]
  • Cells at Work. The baby construction workers? Super cute. Blood everywhere NOT CUTE. [2/10] Only gets a 2 cause of the toddlers
  • Prince of Tennis. Charming, didn't get through all of it, but a cute show [6/10].
  • Ultimate Beastmaster. Stressful lol. But fun to watch. [7/10]
jul 4 2020 ∞
jul 4 2020 +
  • Black Codes - How did they take away rights? What "rights" did they give?
  • Black legislators - What did they accomplish/what limitations did they face?
  • Sharecropping's role after Civil War
  • Education's role during Reconstruction (freedom!)
  • How did southern states disfranchise black voters?
  • What was the color line? Why was it created, and how was it maintained?
  • Presidential Reconstruction vs. Congressional Reconstruction (hint: one is better than the other)
  • the Convict-Leasing System, how it affected views on black men & how it reflects even to this day :/
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866 - rebuttal to Black Codes! hiyah!
  • South's economy before and after Civil War.
feb 3 2020 ∞
feb 3 2020 +
  • later alligator

nov 23 2019 ∞
aug 1 2020 +
  • First World Problemz - Brent Faiyaz
  • Some, Ryd - Steve Lacy


  • Pink Matter - Frank Ocean
  • *Come Through and Chill - Salaam Remi
  • Brother - Mac DeMarco
  • Freaking out the Neighborhood - Mac DeMarco
  • Message in a Bottle - The Police
  • Say It Ain't So - Weezer
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Float On - Modest Mouse


  • Say a Little Prayer - Lianne La Havas
  • Dear No One - Tori Kelly
  • Wind Flower - Mamamoo
  • The Bug Collector - Haley Heynderickx
  • Nobody - Mitski
  • Your Best American Girl - Mitski
jun 17 2019 ∞
nov 23 2019 +
  • The Parade - Dave Eggers. No. Just no. First time I've ever sat in one place for almost 30 minutes shell-shocked from a single paragraph at the end of a book.
  • milk and honey - Rupi Kaur. Probably the first poetry collection I have read in a while that I...didn't really like? Or connect with? I greatly respect the author for sharing her abuse and raw emotions. I think I just found this book at the wrong time. When I'm older perhaps.
  • Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami. I'm about halfway thru this book (jan 31), and it such a surreal atmosphere that settles in your brain. It feels like everything that happens is completely normal, even talking to cats. Kafka is super likeable, and things's like you're floating when you read it. very philosophical as well. "responsibility for your dreams" (Feb 4) I guess you could say that esc...
jan 31 2019 ∞
dec 17 2019 +
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Mamamoo~ !!!

nov 30 2018 ∞
dec 3 2018 +
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  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (made me sad, really made me wonder about missionaries in Africa and other parts of the world - how they were instrumental in making "things fall apart" for Okonkwo, the unstoppable warrior who couldn't fight against their influence. Well-written)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (captivating, lots of Portal and other dystopian novel vibes, but obviously one of the originals. Chilling concepts like "newspeak" where the people will eventually not be able to explain justice, love, or fight back against the Party. So good.)
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway (reminded me so much of BWCA and that struggle to survive/meet your goals, i loved the relationship btwn the little boy and the "old man" - the dialogue felt strange but nice.)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverste...
apr 13 2017 ∞
jul 26 2018 +
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  • Perfect Velvet - Red Velvet
  • Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
  • Art Angels - Grimes
  • Unplugged (Deluxe) - Eric Clapton
  • The Pleasant Trees (Volume 2) - Tom Rosenthal
  • Purple - Mamamoo
  • Demon Days - Gorillaz
  • Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
  • What Do You Think About the Car? - Declan McKenna
  • A Seat at the Table - Solange
  • Red Moon - Mamamoo
  • Melting - Mamamoo
  • Wiped Out! - The Neighbourhood
  • Goddess & The Altar - Banks
  • 22 - Hyukoh
  • Lungs - Florence and the Machine
  • Sun Giant - Fleet Foxes
  • Reality in Black - Mamamoo
  • Rookie
    - Red Velvet
dec 19 2017 ∞
jul 4 2020 +
  • And I'm on my back, on my back again. Words we had to describe the same feeling~ all without a meaning~ (Young the Giant, Art Exhibit). Favorite of all time
  • What was your question? Love is the answer. (All My Stars Aligned. Mist mystical, i love this it makes me think of the entirety of my life in alignment with my grandma's. Really beautiful. Poised with meaning, but you don't have to explain that meaning.
  • I know I'll fall in love with you, baby And that's not what I wanna do (Cry Baby).
  • Listen, Jesus, to the warning I give Please remember that I want us to live C'mon cm'on He won't listen to me C'mon c'mon He won't listen to me (Heaven on their minds). He won't LISTEN to me. Feels like speaking to deaf ears - forever a silence, even your own voice won't respond. Judas...
jul 17 2018 ∞
mar 12 2019 +
  • favorite color : green(why? because it's the color of life, and when you're on the river and you look out and can see all the trees & or you see the sunny grass and it's just so perfect, blue is a close second)
  • favorite animal(s) : tigers, dogs, megafauna, prairie dogs, moose, and...corgis. They get their own category. They're so precious.
  • favorite movies : Prince of Egypt , Lagaan , Meet the Robinsons , The Tigger Movie , Howl's Moving Castle , The Miracle Maker , Some Like It Hot , The Sixth Sense , The Sting , Arrival
  • favorite song(s) : Fourth of July, Here Comes a Thought, PARTY IN THE USA
  • favorite musical artists : Sufjan Stevens,
  • favorite artist artists : vincent van gogh, wassily kandinsky
  • the best jokes I've ever heard : Jesus told the crowd the first one without sin Mary beans with rock, Jenna marbles I wanna be tall
  • best inside jokes : SAHM, hey baby olelala lady...., put em in the center of the box EGGS, *standing at a distance bent slightly at knees eyes squinted and waving at my sister*, singing any song but replacing first letter o...
mar 24 2017 ∞
oct 25 2020 +
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  • The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • High Rhulain by Brian Jacques
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Agent Garbo: The Brilliant Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephan Talty
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (adaption)
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • We Should Hang Out Sometime (Embarrasingly a True Story) by Josh Sundquist
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Simon vs. the HOmosapiens Agenda
jan 9 2016 ∞
jul 26 2018 +

“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

sep 9 2020 ∞
sep 10 2020 +
  • Aug 2, for the past 2 days i have really been enjoying Hyori's Bed & Breakfast. It's one of the most relaxing shows I've ever watched. Hyori, Sangsoon, and IU are all super sweet and the guests are all nice and even helpful around the house. All the dogs and cats are super cute too (and I think all the guests really loved having them around. Some of the cats would sleep by the guests. And chubby Sam-Sik, which all the guests think she is pregnant lol) Now I'm reading what happened afterwards, like people trespassing on their property & ringing the doorbell constantly which is awful. They had such a nice and peaceful life and people had to go and ruin it (though apparently they had trouble before the show started as well). That makes me super sad, but I also enjoy watching the show a lot. catch 22 :(
  • crossword puzzles! I'm learning weird words like alkyd (a type of resin used in be...
aug 2 2020 ∞
aug 2 2020 +

(thank you Andrew Huang)

  • writing melodies with pentatonic scale (all scale degrees except for 4 and 7) over various chord progressions. Use midi if possible.
  • look up chords to songs and figure out what key it's in
  • incorporating NCTS (non-chord tones) like passing tones, appogiaturas, escape tones, suspensions into your melodies. Also remember usually have no ncts in beginning and end of song (usually)
  • use the 16th note rhythm dictation to practice figuring out what the rhythm of songs are.
  • using chord inversions to making chord progressions more smooth aka. less jumpy around keyboard and more using keys that are closer together (piano keys i mean)
  • training the ear: listen for intervals, h...
jul 9 2020 ∞
jul 9 2020 +

Had a really nice day! Woke up late, started my day with resting & relaxing. Then Mom started making me an amazing Red Velvet cake. Four layers with cream and wooooooo it was so good!!! Didn't really do much all day, which was kind of nice actually. The best thing was when we got literally a korean bbq FEAST. Here's what we got: Seoul Garden 10441 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Got carry-out

  • L.A. Kalbi
  • Tteokbokki
  • Pork Belly Bibimbap
  • Beef Bulgogi
  • Fried Dumplings

$78 dollars... wow. It was really, really good though. That's kind of like a once in a lifetime meal I guess.

Anyway, super good. My favorite was the Kalbi! I think next time we shouldn't get the beef bulgogi too (we thought it would...

jul 4 2020 ∞
jul 4 2020 +
  • Haikyuu! Season 1 - 2 (10/10 loved itttttt)
  • Bring it on, Ghost! (8.5/10 really fun. Surprised I watched the whole thing)
  • The Untamed
  • Busted! Season 2 (7/10 Argh! Such good puzzles and plotlines but they just don't have enough time to fit everything in.)
may 31 2020 ∞
may 31 2020 +
  • The Hot Zone
  • Romeo Blue
  • Wild Magic series
  • Levar Burton Reads
dec 30 2019 ∞
dec 30 2019 +
  • july 31, 2019 We went to S.O.S. (Sides of Seoul) on Page Ave. I ordered **tteok-bo-gi**, donkatsu kimbap, bulgogi bap, kimchi jjigae. The tteokboki and kimchi jjigae soup was SPICY for me oh dearrrrrrrr. Dad and everyone else was fine. Ask next time to reduce spiciness if possible. Next time I'd like to get the bibimbap and the donkatsu pork cutlet meal, and try cheese tteokboki maybe?

it was mighty tasty. i was dying from spice but alive enough to appreciate the yum

aug 1 2019 ∞
aug 1 2019 +

metaphysical lilies she summer overcast beautiful silver reach around ophelia breath veil film yesterday blue moon ancestor we're the new pompeii waltz moan lava entangled fate's strings undo

asphyxiate tryptich coalesce masquerade husk vulpine smile serpent grindstone arthur's stone chassis originator creator architect split skull partition pilgrim sever put asunder jointless snapcrack unccomplicate

introspective disco new moon well-wishes sure, let freedom reign don't you just need to drink some water? dust from a battlefield

They told me to show and not to speak. I'm holding out my hands.

Straighten the line to go where the stories spill into your drink and feet are planted to the ground.

We must protect the earth against invaders Should the guns you bought for the occa...

feb 21 2019 ∞
feb 21 2019 +
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  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Paper Girls #1 by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Fun Science: A Guide To Life, The Universe And Why Science Is So Awesome by Charlie McDonnell
  • Legend of Korra: Turf Wars
  • The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpoint & Manjit Thapp
  • High Rhulain by Brian Jacques
  • Runaways: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • The Rock Says by The Rock? (bio by dwayne johnson)
may 28 2018 ∞
nov 20 2018 +
  • the presidents . animaniacs save me (or mind palace. mind palace full of animaniacs yesSS)
  • shadow animals - entertain teenage friends and toddlers
  • origami swan
  • making ye a budget
  • bird calls
  • trumpet sound eXTREME
  • mario theme song with voice box haha boing boing 8-bit
  • bird chirping
  • loud obnoxious sports whistle
  • motorcycle revving or tornado signal (._.)
feb 7 2018 ∞
dec 3 2018 +
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  • A Picture of Dorian Gray (suggested by Mr. Mayhew)
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Catch 22 (suggested by Rachel G.)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Jane Austen Novels
      • Mansfield Park
      • Sense & Sensibility
      • Persuasion
      • Northanger Abbey
  • Hiroshima by John Hershey
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffran
may 23 2015 ∞
jul 26 2018 +