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  • birthday ▸ March 25th
  • location ▸ Chicago (UTC-06:00)
  • gender pronouns ▸ she/her
  • personality ▸ INFP, the mediator*
  • hogwarts house ▸ Slytherin
  • season ▸ spring
  • fruit ▸ honeydew
  • veggie ▸ broccoli
  • coffee ▸ extra cream, with hazelnut syrup
  • espresso ▸ cafe latte
  • tea ▸ white (cherry blossom, Buddha's blend)
  • liked foods ▸ bagels, chicken
  • disliked food ▸ pickles
  • hobbies ▸ journaling, biking, lowkey photography, mobile videogames, adoring strangers' dogs
jul 2 2013 ∞
sep 17 2018 +

["what was good about this day?" a little pile of good things, listed throughout the year, for the purpose of seeing the good in every day]

inspiration: i., ii., iii., iv.

  • Oct 21 → spending time with Bro, walking 10 miles downtown (even though I got really tired afterwards, hhaha)
  • Oct 20 → Ma, complimenting me on my driving when encountering tough situations
  • Oct 19 → using my thermos for drinking hot bubble tea (bc it keeps it warmer! for longer!!)
  • Oct 18 → bacon bits in Ma's arroz con gandules
  • Oct 17 → spending the day together with Ma, and truly enjoying the time spent together outside the house (feat. tacos!)
  • Oct 16 → the front desk, for always keeping me well-fed
  • Oct 15 → listening to Serial while warming up leftover meatballs for a quality lunch
jan 1 2018 ∞
oct 22 2018 +
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  • — me, but elsewhere —
    • spotify
    • youtube
    • instagram
    • personal twitter for reflections and thoughts about all things life
  • — me, the weeb —
    • my anime list
    • my figure collection
    • school idol tomodachi
    • silph road
    • mobage twitter specifically for games and anime-related interests
      • the onging tab is dedicated for info about LLSIF, Fate/GO, Enstars, etc
nov 20 2016 ∞
aug 2 2018 +
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  • the 312 RiverRun ▸ "mid 2019"
    • spans through Roscoe Village/North Center, Avondale, Irving Park and Albany Park
  • Starbucks reserve opening on the Mag Mile ▸ 2019
  • the next solar eclipse visible in the U.S. ▸ April 8, 2024
  • next 17-year cicadas ▸ summer 2024
    • a "distinctly American phenomenon"
apr 26 2017 ∞
aug 27 2018 +
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  • Japan Super Live (May’n, Sanketsu-girl Sayuri, Aimer, Yuki Kajiura)
    • 2018/07/06 ➸ Microsoft Theater
  • Aqours
    • 2018/07/04 ➸ Microsoft Theater
  • David Archuleta
    • 2017/10/30 ➸ The Promontory
  • Deadlift Lolita
    • 2017/07/07 ➸ Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • ONE OK ROCK
    • 2017/01/18 ➸ The Vic Theatre
  • Hank Green & the Perfect Strangers (Harry and the Potters, Driftless Pony Club, Andrew Huang, and Rob Scallon)
    • 2015/04/18 ➸ Metro
  • Kalafina
nov 18 2016 ∞
aug 2 2018 +
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all seen in Chicago (unless stated otherwise)

  • Nell Gwynn
    • 2018/09/27 ➸ Shakespeare Theater
  • Macbeth
    • 2018/04/24 ➸ Shakespeare Theater
  • Aladdin
    • 2017/07/16 ➸ Cadillac Palace Theatre
  • Hamilton: An American Musical
    • 2016/12/13 ➸ The Private Bank Theatre
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    • 2016/12/11 ➸ Oriental Theatre
  • Fun Home
    • 2016/11/13 ➸ Oriental Theatre
nov 15 2016 ∞
sep 28 2018 +
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currently and/or to finish reading:

  • David Sedaris ↣ Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002)
  • Amy Krouse Rosenthal ↣ Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Audre Lorde ↣ Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
  • Mindy Kaling ↣ Why Not Me?

completed reading:

  • 2018/10 ▸ Hank Green ↣ An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
  • 2018/09 ▸ Sammy Rhodes ↣ This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection
  • 2018/07 ▸ David Rosenfelt ↣ Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure
  • 2017/11 ▸ John Green ↣ Turtles All the Way Down
  • 2016/10 ▸ Jennifer Niven ↣ All the Bright Pl...
aug 5 2014 ∞
oct 10 2018 +

currently and/or to finish reading:

  • Fate/Apocrypha
  • Lord El Melloi II Case Files

of interest:

  • the gods lie.
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

completed reading:

  • 2014/10 - The Complete Persepolis
  • 2014/08 - Blankets
aug 28 2017 ∞
jan 17 2018 +
  • Los Angeles, CA ↣ Anime Expo 2018 ↣ July 5-8
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2018 ↣ May 18-20
  • Chicago, IL ↣ C2E2 2018 ↣ Apr 6
  • Milwaukee, WI ↣ Anime Milwaukee 2018 ↣ Feb 15-18
  • Chicago, IL ↣ Uchi-con 2018 ↣ Jan 27
  • Detroit, MI ↣ Youmacon 2017 ↣ Nov 3-5
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Midwest 2017 ↣ Jul 7
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2017 ↣ May 19-21
  • Milwaukee, WI ↣ Anime Milwaukee 2017 ↣ Feb 17-19
  • Chicago, IL ↣ Uchi-con 2017 ↣ Feb 4
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Con-Alt-Delete 2016 ↣ Dec 17
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Midwest 2016 ↣ Jul 8-10
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2016 ↣ May 20-22
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Midwest 2015 ↣ Jul 3-5
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2015 ↣ May 15-17
  • Chicago, IL ↣ C2E2 2015 ↣ Apr 25
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2014 ↣ May 16-18
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2013 ↣ May 17-19
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2012 ↣ Apr 28
  • Rosemont, IL ↣ Anime Central 2011 ↣ May 21
feb 23 2017 ∞
aug 8 2018 +

[each day of the year 2018, write a six word memoir about the events that took place, feelings, etc.]

inspiration: i., ii., iii., iv. — archive: 2017

  • 10/18 ▸ academically speaking, I'm going nowhere fast
  • 10/17 ▸ my Ma deserves better than that
  • 10/16
  • 10/15 ▸ continuously mistaken as someone under 18
  • 10/14 ▸ never trust people who aren't pro-dog
  • 10/13 ▸ never underestimate the power of pretending
  • 10/12 ▸ I've missed so many early mornings
  • 10/11 ▸ the important thing is making progress
  • 10/10 ▸ a good place to work? maybe...
  • 10/09 ▸ my words are partial, always incomplete
  • 10/08 ▸ unexpectedly wearing shorts in October
jan 1 2018 ∞
oct 19 2018 +
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categorical collectives

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yearly collectives (same lists, but organized by year)

mar 4 2017 ∞
oct 3 2018 +
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it's not only about the goals, but making progress in the process ~ [items will be added and updated throughout the year]

  • ☑ get driver's permit
  • ☐ get driving practice, enough to drive to Jo-Ann's by the autumn season
  • ☐ maintain good status with the coffee shop owners and build rapport with teenage employees
  • ☐ actually interrogate coffee shop owners for last 50 hours of unpaid work
  • ☐ save up money to go back to college by Winter 2019
    • ~$2.5k each for 5 more classes = $12.5k
  • ☐ top 100 Hanayo events in EN LLSIF
  • ☐ move on from the EN LLSIF server and properly focus on the JP server
jan 10 2018 ∞
sep 5 2018 +
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[the good, the bad, and everything in between that I listen to during my spare time]

  • 10/21 - MBMBAM ▸ 426: The Home of Smooth Daddy
  • 10/21 - MBMBAM ▸ 428: Big Debbie
  • 10/15 - Serial ▸ S1E02: The Breakup
  • 10/08 - Dear Hank and John ▸ 158 - President Alligator
  • 10/08 - Serial ▸ S1E01: The Alibi
  • 10/07 - Dear Hank and John ▸ 156 - There Is a Diversity of Opinions Among the People Who Drive This Car
  • 10/07 - This American Life ▸ 638: The Unhappy Deciders
  • 09/26 - Backseat Rider ▸ #74: The Lessons of Failure
  • 09/26 - This American Life ▸ 657: The Runaways
    • hiatus~
  • 02/27 - This American Life ▸ 639: In Dog We Trust
  • 02/27 - This American Life ▸ 542: Wait — Do You Have the Map?
  • 02/23 - Nerdette ▸ How To Be Aggressively Delightful
  • 02/20 - This American Life ▸ 638: Rom-Com
  • 02/20 - This American Life ▸ 637: Words You Can't Say
  • 02/15 - Making Obama ▸ The Man in the Background
jan 1 2018 ∞
oct 22 2018 +
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of interest: — A Star is Born (10/05) — Mid90s (October) — Boy Erased (November) — Mirai of the Future (11/29)

— for movies seen in other yearsarchive

  • 10/07 ▸ Science Fair
  • 09/29 ▸ Pick of the Litter
  • 09/24 ▸ Crazy Rich Asians
  • 09/19 ▸ Searching
  • 08/30 ▸ BlacKkKlansman
  • 08/27 ▸ Eighth Grade
  • 08/22 ▸ Night is Short, Walk on Girl
  • 07/27 ▸ Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • 07/13 ▸ Ant-man and the Wasp
  • 07/03 ▸ Fireworks
  • 06/19 ▸ Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • 06/07 ▸ F/SN: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower (dub)
  • 05/28 ▸ Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 04/27 ▸ Avengers: Infinity War
  • 04/26 ▸ Loving Vincent
jan 1 2018 ∞
oct 9 2018 +
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[a selection songs that were serendipitously discovered and/or shamelessly played on repeat throughout the year]

inspiration: i., ii.

        • SEPTEMBER (5)
  • | ♫ | Port Cities ➝ Astronaut
  • | ♫ | The Killers – The Man
  • | ♫ | Emily Coulston – Moon
  • | ♫ | offonoff (feat. Tablo, MISO) – Cigarette
  • | ♫ | Coldplay – Rainy Day
        • AUGUST (5)
  • | ♫ | Rex Orange County – Sunflower
  • | ♫ | Aimer – Polaris
  • | ♫ | Ingrid Michaelson – Open Hands
jan 1 2018 ∞
oct 5 2018 +

[words of wisdom on the little sign by the hospital employee entrance]

  • 10/15 ▸ whatever you are, be a good one
  • 10/08 ▸ difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

twenty seventeen

  • 09/12 ▸ cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles

twenty sixteen

  • 12/23 ▸ no matter how long the rain lasts / there will be a rainbow in the end / no matter how sad you may be / believe that happiness is waiting
  • 10/31 ▸ the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and spiders
  • 10/05 ▸ wake up / smile / and tell yourself today is my day
  • 07/14 ▸ believe in yourself / have faith in your abilities
oct 15 2018 ∞
oct 15 2018 +
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[write five things • people's names, places, emotions, film titles, song titles, bands... anything that sums up your day • do this each day on listography • copy and paste this so others know what this list is about]

inspiration: i., ii., iii.

my ongoing, 15ish month archive

unfinished10/22 Mon → Ma got her stitches removed! • the Astolfo PoteKoro "bean" plushie is going for at least $128 on ebay? people are crazy •

10/21 Sun → instead of singing from the choir loft, the teenaged cantor sang in front of the congregation today! I'm proud of her • scrambled eggs with bacon bits • we walked for 10 miles already and Bro was ready to walk even more, no wonder why he's so skinny • screamed because I saw a corgi on a walk with its hind legs in wheels!!! or as described by bro, it's not disabled but "differently-abled" • Mrs....

oct 1 2018 ∞
oct 22 2018 +
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❖ = hot/iced coffee;  ✽ = espresso (latte, etc);  ❀ = hot/iced tea;    ❃ = chai latte;    ❁ = bubble/milk tea;  ✦ = hot chocolate;   ✿ = fruit smoothie

  • 10/22 - 10/28 ▸ ❖
  • 10/15 - 10/21 ▸ ❃❖✦❁❖❃
  • 10/08 - 10/14 ▸ ✽❃❖❖✿✽❖
  • 10/01 - 10/07 ▸ ❃❃✽❖✽❃❀
  • 09/24 - 09/30 ▸ ✽❃✿✽✽❃❁✽
  • 09/17 - 09/23 ▸ ❃❃❁❃❃❃✽
  • 09/10 - 09/16 ▸ ✽✽❃❖❃✦❃❁❃
  • 09/03 - 09/09 ▸ ✽❃✽✽✽❃❖❃
  • 08/27 - 09/02 ▸ ✽❁❃❖❃✽✽✽❃
  • 08/20 - 08/26 ▸ ✽❃❃✽❃❃❃❃
  • 08/13 - 08/19 ▸ ❖❖❃❁❖✽✽❃
  • 08/06 - 08/12 ▸ ❖❃✽✿✽❁✽❁❁
  • 07/30 - 08/05 ▸ ✽❃❁❖❖✽❃
    • hiatus~
  • 02/19 - 02/25 ▸ ❃✽✽✿❁✽
  • 02/12 - 02/18 ▸ ✦✽❁❃✽❁✽❃❁
  • 02/05 - 02/11 ▸ ❀❀✽✽✽❃✽
  • 01/29 - 02/04 ▸ ✽❀❖❀✽✽✽❀
  • 01/22 - 01/28 ▸ ❀❃❃✽✿✽❀✽
jan 10 2018 ∞
oct 22 2018 +

[where I was during the first Tuesday of the month at 10am when the monthly siren sounds]

  • 2018/10 ▸ standing at the kitchen counter, spreading cream cheese and apricot jelly on white bread (...NOTHING'S CHANGED ugh)
  • 2018/09 ▸ standing at the kitchen counter, spreading cream cheese and apricot jelly on white bread
  • 2018/08 ▸ sitting on my bed, multi-tasking while playing multiple mobile games
  • 2018/07 ▸ traveling with Eric in his mom's car, and arriving at O'Hare airport?? I don't remember hearing it
  • 2018/04 ▸ at the coffee shop, working from 8am-2pm
  • 2018/03 ▸ at the coffee shop, working from 7:30am-1pm
  • 2018/01 ▸ showering, getting ready to go to the coffee shop by 11am
  • 2017/12 ▸ bro dashed outside to catch a Dratin...
dec 6 2016 ∞
oct 4 2018 +
  • do I really want to disappear?
  • go out of your way to inconvenience people
  • get excited over stuff
  • take time to consider the good
    • not everything is criticism; it could also mean praise from others
  • fear of vulnerability takes the form of procrastination
  • people are concerned about me, that they are reaching out to support me, and I couldn't agree more
  • teachers are always happy to see a good student, and "you are, no doubt, a good student"
  • great leaders and thinkers… they all have problems, and they worked through their personal difficulties
  • you're pretty hard not to like
mar 24 2017 ∞
may 23 2017 +
        • 【 2018 】
  • patronize — treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority
  • redolent — strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something)
  • innocuous — not harmful or offensive
  • selah — to pause, and to think calmly of that; a music notation of rest to singers and/or instrumentalists
  • bereave — to be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one's death
  • obstinate — stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so
sep 10 2016 ∞
aug 31 2018 +
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jan 12 2017 ∞
aug 29 2018 +