I'm not even graduating though

 

Its the last week of school and with some extra time, I've been taking up some graduation photo-shoot gigs. I've done some individual shots and even a couples shoot. During and even after while editing the photos I feel so excited and happy for them. They are finished. 

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All the hard work, money, and time they put into classes, internship, shadowing, and sleepless nights is over. Not only that, all the experiences, moments, and friendship they made will now be tucked into the chapter of their life they would call, My College Years

I'm not graduating until next year so why am I writing a post about graduation? I think its because I'm acknowledging that this year is going to happen to me before I even know it. One year does not seem long at all because I can assure you that my 3rd year passed by like a blur. 

Check out my graduation photos here !

In the mean time, I'll be editing photos, traveling, and having fun. What else is new? 

-Anne 

 

Appreciation Post

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. 

— Osho


Whats up my fellow readers! 

Time passed way too fast this semester. Where did all those Saturday and Sundays go? I would have thought fall semester would feel longer just because there are less breaks. Maybe I'm just having too much fun :P

Although Thanksgiving isn't until another week, I wanted to make an appreciation post. Only because I'm going to Austin for the break so I probably won't have time to post this. 

America is too excited for Christmas ( I swear I saw a full-out Christmas tree at a Sugarland Mall a few weeks ago) that we fail to acknowledge this month's holiday, and it's true meaning.... All we think of at the end of this month is just getting the good deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. 

This semester I have to admit, was the hardest and most emotional semester I've ever went through. Details aside, I found myself feeling extremely lonely in a world full of supportive people, stressed about my career goals, and constantly pressured myself to prove that I can do things better than expected. However, I discovered that once you put your mind on the things that you love doing and surround yourself with awesome friends, everything will be fine. 

So I want to dedicate this post to all the people that I am thankful for. All of those listed down here has helped me tremendously and I am forever grateful! 

  • My high school besties: Even though we're all over the world right now with school, we still tag each other on funny instagram pictures, snapchat ootds (chem test ootds are the best), or skype for 2 hours just to catch up on life. Scheduling in different time zones just adds to the fun doesn't it. :P Can't wait to see you guys in a month! 
  • My PES family. Admittedly I've surrounded myself with so many Asians  through out high school and my first year in college. I love all the diversity and individual personalities that the program has. We've suffered together with those cold calls and competitions even with Hurricane Patricia. I could always count on you guys for support.  blows kisses
  • Moody Bunch: my three friends who are experts on infiltrating through dorm security to come and hang out and study. Or talk until 2 in the morning. You guys are such okay friends :P and even through our constant teasing, we can count on each other for moral support. 
  • Cullen family: to all the mentors and friends who still treat me like family even after I went off the radar with PES. I'm back now :D I can always count on you guys to be there and will always call you my first family in college
  • My Roomates: Thank you for being the quiet and comforting companion while we both study :) Your presence is a lot more meaningful than you think it is. We always manage to update each other on our daily lives and crack a few laughs at it. I can see us being friends forever <3 I'm proud of all your achievements and will cheer you on for the future. 

My Family: I don't call my parents often but they still manage to check up on me every week. My dad would randomly wechat me a picture of the house window, food, or our cat sitting serenely on the balcony. And everytime we video chat, I would happily watch my grandparents figure out how to use the smartphone.  I love you all and I'm counting down the days for Christmas break. (:

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  • Those out there who keep up with this blog; it makes my life when I hear how inspiring this blog is to you guys so please contact me! I would love to chat <3

If you read through ALL of that... Kudos to you! 

Thank you :)

-Anne

Welcome!

Only three more weeks and I'll be done with my first year of College! Wow.. this year has definitely passed faster then I would've imagined. Considering that I was living 1500 miles away from home, I have to say that I managed pretty well.  I have been rewarded with so many friends from joining student organizations and I am extremely fortunate to meet so many great and amazing people. (: 

I don't know how many times I have thought about starting a blog. I started so many from different domains like blogger, blogspot, weebly, and wordpress but I never had the motivation to continue posting because I had no readers. Yet on the other hand, I felt awkward advertising my blog.  I was afraid to open that gate of privacy for the public to enter and read my writing. 

I've traveled in my life and I regret immensely when I try to remember what happened and lacked the organization of jumbled memories and details. I wished that there was a place I could go to and revisited the blissful moments that I hold dear to me. 

However, with all the exciting things that I'll be doing this summer, I refuse to not blog/vlog about it. So, I guess this is another attempt of me starting a blog that I'll hopefully commit to.

One of my favorite cafes to just sit and write is the Nook Cafe. I usually get their Earl Grey Tea Lattes and a warm chocolate chip cookie :) 

Thats all for now, hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. 

Also, I have to say, pressing that heart icon below creates the cutest heart explosion. (is this a trick for you to like my post? Iono ;] ) 

-Anne