20 years.

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I was a 14 year old freshman in high school ready to take a math test and then everything was canceled. TVs were on in every classroom. The horrific images of that day. Everyone was sent home. 💔

I still feel sadness and anger. RIP to all the beautiful souls. Thinking of their families and loved ones. You are loved, missed, and remembered. 🤍

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting today. My good deed of the day was donating to a fundraiser for a dear friend. 💜

I’m going to call it a night. I’m very tired.

Good night.

b

Day 403.

Happy Monday! Today is a very special day. Happy Birthday to you, Lolo! We miss you and love you. Thank you for everything. 💗 He’s on the far left in the pic.

  • There are still a bunch of worries and anxieties, but I’m working through it. A day at a time. And most importantly: breathe. 💜
  • It was a Manic Monday for me! It was tough to get out of bed since I studied so much yesterday. I’m planning to study a bit more tonight.
  • I was able to buy some groceries and goodies to honor Lolo’s day – cake, mochi, and ice cream!! 😋
  • We took some instax pics on my camera. So fun!
  • I posted some family memories on my social media platforms.
  • Just finished watching Even Stevens, the BBMak episode. Now we’re listening to BBMak!
  • Highlight of my day: seeing Dad via video chat! We told him to take care and we love him. Get well soon. Always here for you. 💕💕💕
  • Animal Crossing update: didn’t sell turnips because the price wasn’t good. The usual maintenance on Mango. I need to do more tomorrow.

Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 393.

TGIF!!! 🥰

  • I can’t believe the week came and went. I’m going to take advantage of the weekend!
  • Had an early morning video appt. Things are looking good and I’ve made a plan with my specialist to meet again during the summer.
  • Started a small load. My comfys needed to be washed and dried. Absolutely necessary since it felt like winter again in the city!! 🌬
  • I took a really long nap. It helped!
  • Listened to the Giants game on the radio. We won! It was our home opener. Really cool to see fans back in the stands. Go Giants!!!!!! 🖤🧡🖤🧡
  • I ended up scanning some old family photos. It’s still my personal project to scan and digitize everything. 🧡
  • I cooked some rice for the sautéed spinach. 😋
  • Animal Crossing update: dropping off and mailing items to the little sis. It’s nice to have her take things off of my hands. Trying to put together my dog memorial. I can’t believe 🌸 season ends tm. One more day! 😞
  • It’ll be a busy day tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to it.

Take care everyone and have a great weekend!

Good night.

b

Day 387.

Happy Saturday!!! 💛 Happy Birthday to our dear Sal. She’s 8 today! We love you. 🐶

  • I stayed up trying to find cherry blossom DIYs. It’s driving me nuts because they’re pretty rare to come by when shooting the presents. AC can be so addicting!!!
  • I watched The Broken Hearts Gallery. It was pretty good!
  • I took a long nap since I was so groggy.
  • Missed out on the UCLA game. They didn’t win. 😭💙💛 Bruins forever!!!!!!
  • Washed the dishes. Going to shower shortly.
  • I’ve been looking at old pictures. Trying to find more from our Mom’s side. To be young again. ❤️
  • Can’t believe it’s Easter tomorrow! So much to do. It’ll all get done.

Hope y’all had a nice one! Take care.

Good night.

b

Day 311.

Happy Sunday! Happy Birthday to our dearest Lola and a Happy Anniversary to our grandparents!! We miss you both so much. 🥳🎂💖

  • It’s been a lazy Sunday for sure. I was supposed to clean and do laundry, but thankfully I’m off tomorrow for MLK, Jr. Day. I’ll take care of everything then.
  • We ordered brunch for Lola’s Bday. She loved celebrating! I ordered a carnitas omelette. I also placed an order for dessert at Matcha Cafe Maiko. We tried the flavor of the month, Strawberry Calpico.
  • I watched a bit of the NFL playoffs. I’m rooting for Tampa Bay. I was rooting for the Browns, but KC won with a slim lead. I’m rooting for anyone but KC. I said what I said. 😎😂
  • Facebook is an eco chamber. I’m really not a fan of it anymore. I’m only on there for family and friends. I don’t use it all the time.
  • I can’t believe Inauguration Day is this week! I’m excited, but also a little nervous. Time to turn the page on the last four years. Absolutely dreadful.
  • I want this week to go smoothly. Last week was a lot. 🥴
  • We’ll be watching Gossip Girl tonight. I need to continue reading my books.
  • Animal Crossing update: I bought my turnips! I stayed up until 5am just to buy them because I knew I wouldn’t get up in time. 😂
  • Well, I hope y’all had a nice Sunday! Take care.

Good night.

b

Day 265.

LOVE.

This day always makes me sad, but very thankful. It’s been eight years since my maternal grandfather (Lolo) passed away. He was a smart, kind, and funny man. I keep you with me every day. I’m sure that you and Lola aren’t too far away. Continue to guide us and to keep us safe during this very interesting time! 💗

We’re halfway into the week and I’m feeling it. But I had a good day! I had a sluggish start tbh. I couldn’t get out of bed until I had an hour left to get ready. 😬 I hate running late, but I made it in time.

I played a game of football, Kahoot!, and badminton with the boys. I’m so tired. 😬😩 But it was a lot of fun. I gotta practice throwing my spiral.

We had Vietnamese food for dinner. I caught Jeopardy for our Lolo. It was his favorite show. We watched Wheel of Fortune and The Masked Singer! I was entertained.

Animal Crossing update: Pashmina has moved in! Snow will be arriving very soon on Mango. Yay!! ❄️

It’s a busy Thursday and Friday for me! Gotta take care of some paperwork too. Hoping to sleep early tonight. I need all the rest I can get.

I hope y’all had a nice day. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 207.

Happy Monday!

Today is always a heavy day. 2011 was such a sad year. I still grieve. I wish I had more time with our Lola. I can’t believe it’s been 9 years since her passing. We miss you and we love you. ❤️

My time off is winding down. I need to get back to routine! And I’ll be driving this time around. I’ve gotta practice and always remain confident. I know I can!!!!

Animal Crossing update: Al is finally moving out! He’s been on my island since April. Happy trails to him! I’m excited to see which new villager will be moving in. I got more DIY recipes for Halloween. All my pumpkins have grown! Ready to decorate some more for Halloween. 👻

I’ve got my dermatology appointment tomorrow. I hope something can be done about my skin tags. Freeze them and then snip it off please!! I’m so self-conscious. 🥴

Watched the ALDS. Rooting for Oakland. They’re the only Bay Area reps left. Boo Houston! 😒 And I’m cheering hard for SD!!

I’m hoping to sleep soon. I was supposed to do my laundry, but I can save it for tomorrow. It’s getting colder in the city. I miss the summer!

Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 193.

Happy Monday! Today would’ve been Laki’s 20th Birthday. I miss him so much. He was one of the sweetest dogs ever. Happy Birthday! 💛🐶 We made mochi pancakes for him. So good!

I slept in. I was tired. I watched Before Sunrise before bed. I loved it! Planning to watch the 2nd film in the series later on this week. A young Ethan Hawke! Great casting.

So some good news. The sister and I were rocking out to One Direction! Then a text from him appears. I haven’t read it. Anxiety…lol. It’s almost been three days since I heard from him. We’re friends, but like I’m interested. And I don’t know where he stands. This pandemic makes everything more awkward and weird. So that’s where I’m at right now. Stay tuned. 🙃

We had Taco Bell in honor of Laki. Hurrah!

Niners injuries have been confirmed. Bosa and Thomas are out – torn ACLs. 😭 I’ll miss seeing them out there. Get well soon! ❤️💛

I still gotta exercise. I can’t nap since I have an important doctor’s appointment tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing my medical team and update them about my life. 💜

Giants are losing to the Rockies. Oh well. Let’s do better the rest of the home stand. Postseason or bust. Lol.

Hoping to be more productive this week. Animal Crossing has been okay. I sold a bunch of fish to C.J. today.

Time to work out. Listening to BLACKPINK to get me pumped.

Have a good night!

b

Day 105.

RIP Michael Jackson. ❤️

I hope I’m not coming down with something. I’ve got a dry cough and my throat is scratchy. I’ll take my temp shortly. 😬 (No temp. Whew.)

I got up at a decent time, but I ended up falling asleep for 2.5 more hours. I didn’t feel too bad. I got around to doing my laundry too. Yay! I did two loads. My jackets are finally clean.

Super proud of myself. I didn’t nap today. Definitely feeling it. Ahh. I’m planning to sleep a little early tonight. Anyway, I cleaned a few areas in my room today. It’s so easy to make things messy, but harder to clean. Does that happen to anyone else?

Animal Crossing update: I finally grabbed a few money bags on my island. I’ve got some more so I’m doing okay with bells. I did a little shopping and sold a bunch of items. I also paid some of my loan off. Sold the last of my turnips. The price hasn’t been more than 200. Ugh!

I’m gonna finish exercising, practice a bit of my uke, and reward myself with a green tea face mask. I also updated my laptop. It took forever. Must sort through my archives. I have so many pictures. I want to organize it all.

That was my Thursday. June is almost done. Looking forward to July! Hope y’all had a good one. Posting a throwback photo btw. That’s Bianca and I in Vegas in 2010. Our first visit. I loved that black and blue dress. 🤓🥂 Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 100.

Happy Summer! ☀️

It’s been 100 days since work shut down and the shelter in place soon followed. Mind blown. 😱 I’m doing okay. I miss doing simple and mundane tasks outside. I wish I took advantage of it before the pandemic. Sigh.

Before I went to sleep I watched Knives Out with the fam. It was really good! It had me guessing the entire time. The cast was great. 🙂 Check it out if you’re into mystery.

It’s been a sad day. The news was heartbreaking. 😭 My friend’s dog, Louie, crossed over to the rainbow bridge today. I met him in January 2013. I think he barked at me. Haha. He eventually mellowed out as the evening went on. Louie was one of the sweetest dogs ever. I remember the random trip to Portland and he joined us for our adventure. I also visited LA in 2016 (that’s me with Louie!) and he followed us all over the house. Time flies. Pets teach us so much along the way. I cherish every family pet we have had. RIP dear Louie. ❤️🐶

My classmate from high school also shared her story of miscarriage. My heart breaks for her too. Thank you for sharing Layla’s story. 💕

I didn’t do much today. I slept in. We made mochi pancakes in the afternoon with bananas and strawberries on the side. Afterwards, I decided to lie down and play some Animal Crossing. My island is a mess and so is my house. Slowly getting my loan down. It’ll be another few weeks. I don’t time travel. Many of my friends do, but I’m content playing in real time.

I just bought Affinity Photo. I need a photo editor on my laptop. Adobe programs are out of my budget. Their sale ends tonight. If you need a photo editing program, check them out. It’s a decent alternative!

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and I find myself being happy and sad. 😢 I feel so many emotions. It’s tough sometimes, but I always find a way to make it through the day. It’s been complicated. I love Dad very much. It’s a generational difference as well as a cultural. I won’t elaborate much more.

I’m hoping for a better week. I’m still feeling kind of down with my current situation. I won’t ever know if I don’t ask. So I’m going to type up an email and I’ll go from there. I do need advice from other patients. Sighhh. Just breathe.

Gotta practice my uke. 🙂

I hope you all had a nice Saturday. Take care!

Good night.

b