Los Angeles River Adventure

I went to the LA River on Sunday with my class. We had a field trip that took us to different parts of the river. It was so much fun and I learned a lot. It helped that my awesome friends came along as well.

We started off at the Glendale Narrows. It was a really beautiful place. We laughed at all the cute ducks.

I named this crawfish 'Rafael Nadal' because only had one arm that was huge ;____; he was cute~

My rain boots came in handy.

I look super pissed/upset here. I was very hungry at this point...so maybe that's why.

Anyone know what that means?

This was our final stop. A lot of movies have been shot here throughout the years...like the Terminator and Gone In 60 Seconds....so many many many films.

Having a deep conversation about...I dunno.

My awesome friend who took all the photos that I am in.

Finally, we got to eat. We went to Wurstküche in Downtown LA. It was delicious as always.

I hope you've all been well! I apologize for being away for so long. I am getting closer to my studio final...December 2nd!! Been working feverishly on my project + other work for my other classes. I haven't gotten any sleep in two weeks and it's beginning to show. It's late right now...and I have an early morning class tomorrow (well..today), but I just wanted to post this!

I hope you guys have a wonderful Friday~ MEMEMEMEME <3

Feeling Cold and Rushed

It's been getting colder here which I love. The problem that I'm having (which I've always had) is that I'm always cold. My feet and my hands (especially my hands) turn to ice and then I start feeling weak. Over the years I've learned that my body doesn't circulate blood so well. That is why I always try to walk everyday and move around as much as I can. But when school becomes really busy and difficult, I have no choice but to sit in front of the computer for hours. Because of this, I've been freezing for the past two weeks. My dad has been making me lots of tea with honey and makes sure that I eat a lot of garlic to warm up. He says "even if you don't get warm, at least vampires won't get to you at night".

This is my study buddy. He sits by me all night until I finish work.

This was our review on Friday. It sucked and I don't feel happy about it at all. Sometimes these things can make you feel so bad about yourself. Especially if you are already sad about things that aren't school related.

I went to a lecture at my school on Saturday morning. It was sort of like a symposium about water and all the problems we are facing with water shortages. The speakers were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot.

Saturday night my friend asked me if I wanted to go to Universal Studio's City Walk with her. Initially I said no because I felt like staying in bed and resting after a stressful week. But I forced myself to get up. It ended up being fun and I don't get to see her very much since she goes to school in a different city~ The best part of the night was an old man that was wearing a shiny skull. He would stand in the crowd so he could be on the screen and whenever the camera would move, he would move with it so he would be shown all the time. He would also photobomb everyone. It was awesome.

That's us at the top~

Yesterday I needed to get out of the house because I felt like crap and needed someone to talk to. My friend picked me up and drove me to his house. He had been preparing food and his sister was home (the one I go to Shin Sen Gumi with!) and we all ate together. It was so great, but the guilt of not doing homework was killing my mood.

And this is today. Been home alone today doing work. I've been waiting for trick or treaters, but none have shown up yet. I've been trying to figure out my project but it's been a slow process so far and it's making me frustrated. I've been feeling sad again lately and it sucks that I can't focus on my feelings because school has been forcing me to constantly do other things...which most would think is a good thing because it distracts you. But when I am doing boring CAD drawings my mind wanders off and just thinks of all the sad and negative things. I just want to be out all day with people who can give me hugs and tell me that everything will be okay, but I can't! THINK POSITIVE.....ughhh but it's so hard.


I tried my best to finish all my work last night so I could hang out with my sister and friend today. We went to Monterey Park to eat dumplings at a place called Mama's Lu. Everything was delicious. We ordered way too much for just the three of us....When we got there, we were starving, so we were confident that we'd be able to finish everything. We were very wrong.


After eating, we drove to Downtown LA and Little Tokyo. Walked around the area and bought some sweets. Drove back to Burbank and and read for a few hours at Barnes. I left everyone a little later so I could go home and do some work.

I came home to this! Two sweaters from Zara. Can't wait for the weather to cool down a bit so I can finally start wearing thick and cozy clothes~!

I just finished some small details to my project for tomorrow's final. I am eerily calm about tomorrow. Maybe because I'm tired~ Time for bed~

I hope you guys have a good week <3


I walked into my 9 am class today and my professor told us that he was gonna end class early today because he had to go to the site where a house that he has designed is in the process of being built. He told us that we could go with him and look at the progress if we wanted to, so my friend and I decided to go~ The house is located in the mountains of Hollywood and it's beautiful. It's been so incredibly hot here in LA today...we were melting while standing up there, but it was worth it. The house is designed so that A/C is not necessary. Even though it was super hot outside, the inside of the house was cool and breezy. My favorite part of the house was the "backyard". There are stairs that go all the way up the mountain that the house sits on. All the way at the top, there is a hiking trail! It was very narrow and my friend and I were scared of falling down, but we managed...especially after seeing the incredible view.

My feet were burning up.

I was waiting for the temperature to go down at night so I could jog , but that's not happening.....I'm gonna jog anyway~~ I hope you guys are having a good week so far. Take care <3