Friday, December 27, 2013

The End of 2013

Merry late Christmas, everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of presents :) And for those who didn't celebrate Christmas, happy late Wednesday!

This year, my step-dad got me.....SOCKS! Woo! How practical. The sad part is that a family friend of ours beat him to the punch when I opened her present the other night and it was also a pair of socks! I think I'm set on socks for the next two years now, guys. I mean, really. I have 24 new pairs.

But it's all good because he also got me two cute satchels and a cropped hoodie!....ALL those of which I bought myself while shopping for other people's presents with his money. And then I wrapped them so I could have things to open for Christmas. I must say he has fabulous taste ;) And after he got me those presents (aka after I got me those presents), I found the most absolute perfect shirt for him:

I think it fits quite well, don't you? 

We had a great Christmas, my step-dad and I.  I know that Christmas is supposed to be spending time with family, but because this is the first Christmas without my mom, we decided it was too hard to spend it just the two of us. So we went to a couple Christmas parties and ate too much food, which I hope everyone else did so I don't look like the lonely fatty.

I also held a little Christmas party for my family of friends, and we did Secret Santa this year. You know, even though they're all great friends of mine and I've known them for a while, Christmas shopping is still one of the hardest things I have to do throughout the year. But just remember: it's the THOUGHT that counts.

As I reflect back on the year of 2013, it really has been a memorable year, in good ways and in horrible ways. I lost someone I loved so dearly and who was so close to me, but in the process, I made stronger friendships with the people who really care about me and filtered out those who don't. It's been hard, but I'm so grateful for the amazing people in my life who have helped me through this year and who will continue to be there for me. I'd also like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for always being by my side, and my fingers and toes because I can always count on them.

And now that Christmas is over, my mission to find a New Year's kiss has officially begun. For the last two years, I haven't been able to celebrate New Years because I've had to sleep early to wake up at three in the morning to be in the Rose Parade. However, this year I will fulfill my resolution of having a New Year's Kiss. IT WILL HAPPEN. I haven't had much luck in the relationship department this year, but I trust that he will come to me and we shall find each other. I'll get back to you on it. For now, happy holidays and I'll see you next year!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

'Tis the Season

I'm back!

I've been so busy with school and Girl Radical that I haven't had time to blog for a while, but I finished the fall semester with a 7 a.m. final this morning, and I can finally get some time to myself. FINALLY.

Since my last post, I've really gotten into the holiday spirit, which is one of my favorite things to do. I even got an early Christmas present from my friends, Vina and Mike: A DISNEYLAND PASS! Ahhh! I guess from all my twitter and facebook posts, it was quite obvious how much I really wanted to go to Disneyland during the holiday season. And all the complaining paid off! Our first trip was so much fun, and I'm definitely planning to go again plenty of times before the season is over :)

I also went ice skating at Downtown Disney with my besties! It was really funny cuz they couldn't skate, but Jennie got better....Sofia couldn't really get a hold of it, though. Lol.

And, of course, I can't forget about my second annual Friendsgiving this year! This year, the theme was pajamas, so all my friends came in their pajamas and we cooked and played games and had so much fun. I'm so grateful for the friends that I have. This holiday season has really shown who my real friends really are :) And, yes! I cooked again! I cooked the turkey and the stuffing :P

And now it's almost Christmas! I can't believe it. Around this time last year, Girl Radical put on our first live performance for our friends and families. One year later, we put out our very own Christmas song called Santa Bring Me My Baby! If you haven't heard it or seen the video, make sure to check it out by clicking here for the exclusive premiere by

We spent two nights shooting the video: the first night, we all went ice skating at LA Live and the second night, we covered Jimmy's house with glitter and made gingerbread houses while he was in Berlin! Haha. It was such a fun video to make and such a great way to get into the holiday spirit. And I gotta say, I was loving the Hello Kitty sweater I was wearing from Japan LA Clothing :) Thank you, Kota, for letting me borrow it!

So far, I've been having a jolly told time this holiday season, but there have definitely been times when it gets a little hard because my mom isn't around to share all these experiences with me. The holidays are supposed to be the time of year when you can spend time with the people you love, but instead, some of the most special people in my life aren't around to share this magical season with me. But my close friends and of course the Girl Radical family have always been there to support me and I'm so grateful for every single one of them. No matter what, I'm gonna make this a GREAT holiday season :)