Little Mix. 💗

They’re officially on hiatus and I’m feeling a lot of things. I’m sad, but looking forward to their solo careers! I wish Jade, Leigh-Anne, and Perrie all the best. I hope they crush it!!! 🥰

I set my alarm for 11:20am yesterday. I knew I had to be up by noon. They were running fashionably late. Once the global stream started, I was ecstatic! I never got to see them live so this was the next best thing. Part of me wanted to fly to London, but I had to weigh out my options. And unfortunately I didn’t have the budget to fly. So however long this hiatus lasts, I’ll be ready!!! Planning to save now so I can hopefully see them in 2-3 years.

They sang all of our faves. I watched the stream with my twin sis! We’ve been fans since the start. I lost it during Between Us and Secret Love Song. They’re role models on what it means to be an ally and beyond. They’ve changed my life in so many ways. When I listen to their music I feel like a brand new person. Confident and unstoppable! 💜 A lot has changed for me in the last decade and my only hope is that I continue to grow and carve out my own path.

I already miss them so much! But here’s to the next 10 years. Little Mix Forever! I love y’all to pieces. Would be cool to eventually meet all of them in the future. Until then, I’ll plan for our next trip to London. Covid is still very real so it’s best to be prepared in my case.

So here’s my vow
Starting from here and now
Nothing comes between us
Nothing comes between us
I swear that we won’t lose this thing we found
‘Cause love will never leave us
Nothing comes between us, between us
🦋

Thank you for the music, Little Mix! Continue to shine.✨

Good night.

b

A busy 🐝!

Hello! It’s been a while. Just wanted to type up an update. 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well! The NBA playoffs have started, baseball is back (Go Giants! 🖤🧡), and spring is here!!! ☀️ Love it.

I attended the NCCBF! 🌸 Both weekends. First weekend was to visit our cousin and his partner. She’s running her own small biz! Good times. The second weekend we lined up early for teriburgers! Delicious. Wish we bought more. 😋 Also got to buy Japanese snacks, mochi, and some other goodies. Japantown is one of my fave spots in the city!

A few days ago – we returned to Davis. It was for Dr. Fujimoto’s memorial. So many beautiful stories and memories were shared. I miss college! I was inspired again just being back. I want to do more!!! Aggies 🐴💙💛 We bought all of our favorite food, caught up with familiar faces, and took some nice pics on campus. We bought some new UCD swag to wear and rep. We missed Picnic Day by 2 days! I ended up buying this year’s tee.

I’m in the middle of job hunting again. I’d like to have a summer job if I can find one. Looking for a stable position that also works with my own schedule + energy levels. Being a lupus patient can be a lot, but it’s important to listen to your body! Rest is essential. In my case, I always nap. 💜 Lupus Awareness Month is coming up. I love sharing facts and information!!

I’m playing a lot of Pocket Camp! It’s fun. Too many Animal Crossing games to choose from.

Lots of books on my reading list! I also have tv shows and movies I’ve been meaning to watch. Balance is so important right now! I’m also trying to exercise more. Time management. 😮‍💨

Wishing you all a great week! 💗

Good night.

b

20 years.

Photo credit: Getty Images

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 344.

Happy Friday! It’s our Birthday Eve. It’ll be midnight in 2.5 hours!! 🤪

  • I’ve been trying to clean and put things away. I’m determined to do it all before bed.
  • I had an early morning: phone call for a Lupus study. It’s been 6 years! The research coordinator was very kind. Loved our convo.
  • Afterwards, I decided to go back to sleep. So I slept for a few more hours.
  • Animal Crossing update: Nan is moving to Mango! I miss Bob already, but I wish him well. 💕 Sold off the rest of my turnips.
  • Highlight of my day: playing my vinyl! I listened to Little Mix’s Confetti and Britney’s debut album. 🥰
  • Another highlight: my boss’s daughter was born on 2/17! He shared pics and she’s so adorable. I can’t wait to meet her. February babies rule!!
  • Part of me is dreading tomorrow, but another part of me is grateful for another year. I’ve always told myself that growing older is a privilege. Thankful for the years and I’m still here! Last year wasn’t what we imagined, but we got through it. I’m hoping this year will be a pleasant surprise! Grateful. 💜
  • Well, I better get back to cleaning. Let’s go!!

Enjoy the weekend! Take care.

Good night.

b

Day 328.

I dedicate this post to my dear friend, Sarah! Today would’ve been her 30th. Happy Birthday!! 🎂💗 I miss catching up via text or social media, checking in, and our college days. Dearly missed down here. 💜 See you in my dreams! Don’t be a stranger. #LupusWarriors

  • Today was challenging. Wednesdays always are because of my roster, but I did it!
  • I should’ve worn another layer. It was super cold on the roof.
  • My leggings arrived today. I’m waiting for another pair. My Animal Crossing bedding should be here tomorrow! Can’t wait. 😌
  • Animal Crossing update: sold some turnips. Redd is in town, but there was nothing new. I’ll wait for his next visit.
  • I’m hoping to have a good night’s sleep. I meditated before bed yesterday. I’d like to do that more often.
  • 17 days until our birthday! I can’t believe it. 🥳
  • I didn’t get a chance to study for my class today. Maybe tomorrow?! We’ll see. I’m more productive during the weekend.
  • The wear and tear of this pandemic is real. I’m tired, but we gotta keep going!! I can.
  • That was my day. It’s almost the weekend. Hope y’all had a nice one!

Good night.

b

Day 292.

Happy Tuesday! Time for bullet points. 😜

  • I spoke to my therapist today. It was a good session! 💕
  • Toasted sourdough with Brie is the best. 🍞🧀
  • I was able to do some laundry. Yes!!
  • Took a long nap. 😬😴
  • I just started watching Bridgerton. I am loving it! Thanks for the recommendation, Brea. The music is superb. The cast is fantastic! Can’t wait to see how the story unfolds.
  • Animal Crossing update: I didn’t do much on my island. I’m actually not playing a lot as of late. I do want to get more snowflake DIYs!!
  • I might watch a movie tonight. Maybe Last Christmas again. 🥰
  • This time a year ago – we visited Stonehenge! It was my dream to see it in person. Very thankful for the experience. I miss traveling! Until we can safely do so, I’m staying home. 😷
  • December is almost over. Part of me is excited, but the other part of me is a bit sad. This year has been bittersweet.

That was my Tuesday! I think I’ll be using bullet points more often to switch up my blogging style. Hope y’all had a nice one! Take care and be safe.

Good night.

b

Day 276.

Happy Sunday! It’s a new week and I’m so ready for holiday break. 😄 I can’t wait to just do my own thing. I’ve gotta study and focus on my class, but other than that I’ll be happy staying in.

Today is our Lola’s 91st Birthday as well as our cousin, Angelica’s 32nd! It’s so much fun celebrating them both. We were able to swing by our Tita’s house and drop off some drinks, flowers, and balloons. We didn’t stay for very long. We stayed outside too. Happy Birthday to them! We miss everyone. Thankfully we caught each other via FB chat. Great memories even if it was just for a little while to catch up.

We feasted when we got back. We ordered Jollibee and our Tita packed up some Filipino food to go. Everything was delicious! I love Filipino food. I still want to try making sapin sapin for either Christmas or NYE.

Niners lost. 😭💔 Just win the last three games. I’m asking for 2-1!!!

I got to do laundry, tidy up, and wrapped some Christmas gifts. I’m just bummed that one of my gifts won’t arrive in time. Hopefully it does! I really hope.

Lastly, I got to catch up with my BFFs! It’s so nice to hear each other out and laugh. So funny! Good times.

Well, have a great week! Take care.

Good night.

b

Day 182.

I didn’t do much today. Happy Thursday! I’m glad it’s almost the weekend. I need to recollect myself badly. 🙃

I’m really digging Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix. It dropped today. I’m already in the middle of s1. The cast is great!

I’m about to exercise in a bit. I opened Snapchat earlier today and it was a baseball memory! A year ago today I was at Oracle Park. I miss going to sporting events. I’m a little torn right now with a life decision. Not sure what to do! 😭 I’ll figure it out.

Animal Crossing update: nothing new. Still paying off my loan. Forgot to buy the cool washer at the store. Oh well. Maybe it’ll be back in a few weeks?

Giants lose in SD. Winning streak snapped. Pablo was DFA’d. I’m so sad about that. He’ll always be a Giants legend. Thanks for the memories, Pablo! You did well, kid. 🖤🧡

Btw Saweetie’s recent post on IG and Twitter made me cackle. I was so entertained. 🇵🇭❤️😆!

Time to work! If I’m feeling ambitious, I might study. If not, I can shelve it for tomorrow.

Good night.

b

Day 144.

Happy Monday! 💟

It was a productive day. My highlight was visiting our Lola (grandma). We’ve been talking to her on the phone these last few months, but she loves it when we stop by so that’s what we did in the afternoon. We baked brownies last night and placed them in an airtight container. It’s her favorite dessert. It’s been tough not being able to hug her. 😭 But we love seeing her happy.

Before we went home we stopped by Burger King to grab lunch. I really wanted a Whopper. The commercial worked on me! Haha. It’s my favorite thing to order. The Hershey pie too. 😋

After lunch I washed dishes. It piled up these last few days. I always listen to music to get it done faster.

I took a nap since I woke up early. I needed the two hours of sleep. My pin, scrunchies, mask, and Switch Lite case arrived today. I love receiving happy mail! It’s the best. 🥰

Giants didn’t win in Colorado. Hoping they take a game before heading to LA again later this week. Ah!

I’ll be tackling my to do list all week. I’ll get it all done. Anyway, we’re currently watching Forrest Gump. One of my faves!!

Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b