About Me

The name's Courtney. I tell stories & i love to laugh. sometimes i smile so much that my cheeks get sore...i have many interests and will talk about anything. Here you'll find journal entries & my perspective on Art, Music, Makeup, Fashion, Food, Film, Photography, Traveling, and everything inbetween. i've only lived for so long but i feel like i've experienced a lot. +there is deffinately nothing wrong with living to eat.
~see introdiction - 1st post~
contact me @ hsucourtney@aol.com
(all images are mine unless noted)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"I Want A Beat that Changes Every Minute" -MIA

my life is so BORING right now! i absolutely hate junior yr. Why is life like this?! Besides school i have 3 tutoring lessons in a row from friday through sunday. so yea, no more free sundays which is a bummer! But this year i'm been trying to be as active as possible with my interests, so i joined 5 different clubs. Annnd i'm so glad i did. i was part of a Global Warming Awareness Club and to raise money and awareness, we hosted our school's first ever Band Night and it went awesome! i was super suprised by my classmate's talents! i'd say, its just as good as going to a concert. We had a double stage set up where one stage would perform while the other prepared. & guess who's idea was it?! MINE. Although when it was a group's turn, some bands did end up taking a while to set up. It would have taken much longer without this setup though. And the crowd flowed from one end of the room to the other..it was great! We raised over $800 and it was a huge sucess. We'll organize another one once spring whips around.

i know i've been MIA but i just want you guys to know that i will never stop blogging even by the time i'm 80, cause i just love it too much! You guys keep me young...even though i'm only 17. haha well, have a good one! and talk to you (who ever you are) real soon :] And i gotta figure out some shit to do to spice up my life!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Trick? or Treat?

October has come and gone! Is it just me or did it go by super SUPER fast. & Halloween isn't getting as much hype as it used to. darn. this really makes me miss childhood. but i still had so much fun going out trick-or-treating with my friends around the neighborhood...anddd i'm 17..i wonder how long i'm gonna keep doing this lol.

So...my friends and i went to this house and the guy openS the door. he seemed kinda ...suprised to see us.. he leaves us at the door, goes to a closet, and comes out with a trick-or-treat bag with candy in it... He digs through, and in his hands, there's candy (normal)and then, we see the candy wrappers........he picks out the wrappers and says with a nervous enthusiasm, "anyone want a snickers!?" my friends and i look at each other like wtf! and say "it's ok..." then we speed walk outta there asap! i feel bad for that man. THE END.
Well, anyway my friends didn't dress up this year but 2 years ago my friend didn't have a costume so with some brainstorming, i came up with an awesome idea! Jess and i made this rubiks cube that victoria's wearing. isn't it great?! we shoulda jumbled up the colors though.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Sorry for that month long break (which is a year in blogger years) but anyway! It’s good to be back. I missed you guys!! Since the coming back from Taiwan, it’s been so hectic! It’s already been a month of high school and let me tell you. Junior year ain’t fun. There’s loads of work! And to add on to the load, I have 2 SAT tutors and Princeton Review classes every Sunday. Which means no more free Sundays!! WHY must you do this to mee?? I already have so much stress! Well at least my younger brother has to suffer with me. MUAHAHA. But seriously, my parents have robbed me of my leisure time. I barely have time to hang out with my friends! But I know that I’m not alone: my friends are busy too. Let’s not talk about work anymore. It’s kinda depressing just thinking about it. So let’s divert to something different.
aha this is julien dressed for his performance.
they are always sleeping!OCAC was by far the BEST experience I’ve ever had. That’s the one thing my friend who had previously gone there, was right about. Isolated from my parents I felt so free from authority. And this environment was just what I needed. I loved that it was an international camp where people who were interested in learning Chinese could come or…their parents make them. Of course that’s not everyone’s priority. Yes, people go there just to have lots of fun too, but I was also pretty interested in improving my Chinese since I’ve been struggling in Mandarin class last year. And making friends was a piece of cake! I practically made new ones everyday! Everyone was soo friendly and even though ages ranged from 14 to 18, age didn’t divide us or make us different. We treated each other the same. We, were friends. Back home I hated how my parents thought I was weird for having friends a year younger than me. It made me so mad! Don’t be age...-ist! But anyway people here were great not like in America. No offense but I feel like we, Americans, judge too much from the way others look and dress and even age! It’s really wrong but that’s a part of our lifestyle. Even though about half are from America the whole friendly environment of it made people not judge, I guess. I don’t know how to explain it but I didn’t meet anyone I hated! Although, there is this one person…but that’s cause she acted fake. And there’s really no reason to! Anyway, I made the greatest friends from all over the world! There were kids from Thailand, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, England, and even Guatemala! It was so sad to leave them but I will definitely visit and keep in touch with them. If you can, do something international with lots of people, you’ll meet the greatest most interesting people, I promise ;]

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Mental Storm Ain't Over.

Journal Entry #13haha! isn't this great?

Alright, so I’ve finally found the time to blog. I came home early Thursday morning, and um let’s just say my lifestyle from here on has completely changed. No, I have not found enlightenment, but mid-camp my parents received my report card and it was anything but good news. I mean I guess I was pretty disappointed in myself too because I had worked so hard 4th quarter but for the overall grade it can only help so much. Ugh, I really don’t understand why though. For all my classes I did all the make-up work, extra credits, came to teachers after school if I didn’t understand something, & study my ass off for tests! WHY DOESN’T IT ADD UP!? I guess this year I have to make a good impression from the start and keep it up. So, right when I came back my parents decided to take action. They went psycho lecturing me on how I can’t screw up this year. I mean I don’t want to either but I don’t think they fully understand that my nature is to be slow not just when I work but when I think. It’s a curse from the gods okay. I hate being slow. I hate how homework always takes me twice as long as it should. I hate that my brain is slow processed so it’s really hard to digest information and memorize it. I hate everything about it! My dad thinks that I’m just doubting my abilities but I’m really not it’s the truth. So being all proactive, they made me read SAT prep books and made me take practice tests nonstop! Since the time my luggage first hit the floor of our house, they’d be sitting right next to me watching me turn the pages of that big fat book. You know what I learned? I learned that the SATs are dumb. That it doesn’t prepare you for the right college. And it’s just a god damn stressful competition with the rest of the nation. Yea, I’m complaining but I have to take it and one day I’ll loosen up and be positive about it when I take it so my negativity won’t bring me down. Plus I can always retake it. You know, my cousin got a perfect 2400 on her SATs and got a full scholarship to Duke University? She studies nonstop on her own. And her parents even worry that she studies too hard. Her mom’s always like “close the books & go to sleep!” Her name’s Felicia, and I’m really proud and happy for her but I could never live a life like that. I’d probably go into a depression studying that hard plus I wouldn’t remember it! Life in general is really hard. So much competition and a crave for a good status. All people care about these days is reputation. My dad went to Tufts and my mom went to Harvard. Sure, my dad is smart and really hard working but my mom? Honestly, she’s not smart. She got into that Ivy League b/c they saw “potential” in her and provided a scholarship also b/c she was from a third-world country. You see, this is called luck. She is really really lucky. At least she worked hard while she was there. But what I’m saying is, it shouldn’t matter what path you take as long as it takes you where you want to be. & that destination to most people is success. I was talking to a friend & he mentioned that people would unfortunately judge you for it. See what I mean? It’s all about status isn’t it?
I’m sorry for rambling! More posts soon.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Look Out!! A Typhoon's Comming!

So class is over, but it's bittersweet. I love my teacher. She's so open, you can come to her for anything. And even though she gave a lot of homework, i don't think i'd have gotten to learn this much chinese without her. i've learned chinese now for 10 years, and i haven't learned this much chinese in just 5 weeks!! So, you know she's a great teacher. And she rewards us every week, from Karyoke to Japanese hotpot and Taiwan's famous shaved ice. It's been so much fun!! & i will not allow what i've learned to go to waste. i refused to. She's such a hardworking teacher, i'd hate to do that to her and myself even. It sucks that my dad doesn't really talk to my brother and I in chinese. it's become a habit but that's why my chinese has been slipping away. i'm not practicing, so i'm gonna force my dad when i get back.

Even though class is over there's still so much shit to do!! We have to do a google earth presentation and it's so frustrating!! i already worked on it for 3 hours and i give up! appearently i did it wrong after 2 hours...and no one else in my class is doing it so why bother? wow, i just wasted my day and my counselor just called me to tell me that she'll do it since it's too complicated. wtf? & thanks classmates for ditching me to do funner things! (like watching movies on my laptop when i leave for 10 minutes...erg)
haha she made a star shaped bun. so adorable. Also, a friend from Singapor, Jess, just left and i'm terrible with goodbyes. it was so bad. she held her arms out and i just stood there for acouple seconds because i just didn't want her to leave!!! damn, she probably thought that i didn't want to hug her! i hate myself for doing that but ugh, it was so sad! everyone was crying bc the reality of it is no matter how much you want to reunite and keep in touch with everyone. it is so hard. i really hope with all my heart that things work out and we'll have a really big OCAC reunion in the future bc i love everyone here. this is so depressing! Anyway, this is her. Isn't she so pretty!! & she dances hella good too (i'm jealous lol). i'm glad i got to meet such an amazing dancer :) she is seriously pro. We also exchanged letters. she is so sweet! thanks Jess!!
plus we are currently experiencing a typhoon. GREAT..... let me just collect myself and i'll be back asap!

Monday, August 3, 2009

i Apologize!!!

i'm so so so sorry! i swear i didn't purposely neglect you guys. i've been sick and i have so much work!! & i feel pretty terrible that it seems that i've forgotten blogging but i think about it everyday! i have drafts lining up to be finished!( why must i type so much?! )This camp takes up so much of my time from 6 hours of daily class, being sick, stupid activities, and homework even. Right now i'm studying for a really big final tomorrow and my class already had a test today. I really should be relaxin' right now but i stay up til 1 almost nightly cause i'm paranoid and also bc it's a result of procrastination. WHY!! other than that i'm loving it here. i have a lot, a lot to say so stay tuned!! i promise to type tomorrow after my final since it's our last class. so no more stress! cheers to that. But about two more weeks of camp and i'm heading home. i'm a little homesick but i know will definatly extremely miss Taiwan and everyone i've met here. oh dear, i hate goodbyes!!!
more soon!! xoxo
p.s. as you can see i went back to the original layout. i am so indecisive. how typical. lol
p.p.s. thank you guys so much for the support!! i don't know if i'd have the energy to do it on my own. so thanks again! i truely appriciate it! AHHHH!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I've been a bad bad girl.

i'm feeling pretty guilty right now. & i'm so sorry for not updating more often. Yes, camp is taking a lot of my time, but i've also been really really sick with a different symptom every week!! it's driving me insane! first it was my asthma, then upset stomach, the fever, and now it turned into the cough. wtf. can i just be normal? so, i'm sorry for the absence. i truely mean it. i miss blogging and scoping other blogs. *sniffle*the camp is taking up so much of my time it's rediculous!! we have 6 hours of class four times a week. there's homework. stupid competitions and activities. and i'm always tired. and i don't know why but i get sick really often here. i just got the fever and i felt really awful worse than i did when i get it back in the states. My muscles were sore, my throat hurt, i'd get the chills, my head was pounding so hard and i felt like it was going to explode. & i was so hot i felt like i could boil water with my own body heat. This happend on Saturday though, so my grandparents brought me to to the hospital to get me some hardcore meds. Within the next 12 hours, it's as if i was never was sick! Why can't all nonprescription drugs be this good. too bad i forgot them at my grandparents house so i went back to having the fever except a milder version. & now all my roomates and classmates are sick. And yes. they all blame me. they call me the sick mother that spread it to the children. It's not my fault A) my counselor hates me B) makes me sleep it off and C) won't get me medicine bc it's appearently illegal?!?! Well, ya know what? it's ain't gonna go away like that. so poohy, it's not like i like being sick, OKAY? (i recently got my counselor a little sick though MUAHAHAH...no, i'm not that evil to be happy about it)

so yea. this is why i haven't been able to update recently. it's also really hard sometimes when my roomates hog my laptop! i'll go the the bathroom or something, then pop! outta no where someone's on my computer! did you not see the screen? i'm busy.

BUT. but. But. the most exciting news ever?! (well, for me atleast) i got my lip peircing!!!i'm feelin' pretty bad ass right now & it looks really good! it healed up quickly and nicely, too. I got it done at XimenDing, Taipei. I was so anxious i kinda just got it done at this random place that sold earings but it was hard to find a place that would do the lip since a lot of places only had the gun. i'm not gonna lie i don't recomend you getting it done here. it was expensive!! (600NT = $20 USD considered expensive in taiwan) and not the most sanitary either. plus they don't really have a good selection of lip rings. erg. i'll tell the story later. it's pretty interesting i must say. right now i'm too tired.
night, night.
& p.s. it sucks being sick in 90° super humid weather.

Friday, July 10, 2009

First Impressions of OCAC.

3 days into camp. & for the most part i love it!! i have great roomates + the people here are really nice. too bad i keep getting sick and i can't participate in all the activities. i don't know what it is but it feels like my stomach is in knots and it's hard to breathe then i get light headed. i can't get medicine b/c appearently it's illegal to give it to those under 18. I can't go to the doctor b/c it'll cost too much money. & there's no nurse. NO NURSE?! wtf?? this is an internetional camp, right? this should be required. stupid asians too stingy to pay for one... So all i can do really, is just sleep and wait for the day i pass out. One day, they'll see.

Another reason this camp kinda sucks. the food. it's pretty unappetizing. enough said.

&& the Bathroom!! the other night was one of the worst shower experiences i will ever experience. honest. it's smelly, slimy, grimy and it lurks creepy crawly things all over that place. + we have those squat toilets which are not only hard to use but they are just not sanitary since people miss all the time. Like i don't know why they keep making them if they probably know by now that even though everyone puts their butt on the same seat, it's easier to use and keep clean than those porcelean ditches. it takes years of skill to use that thing!! i go to Taiwan about every two years and i just perfected it the last time i was here. i am so glad. don't worry i'll give ya tips later to not miss. :)

^yea...it ain't actually this clean:(

Monday, July 6, 2009

Good Bye America, Hello Formosa!

Formosa aka Taiwan, was a name given by the Dutch when they took over. it means beautiful island, which it is! I've actually been here for about a week but didn't get internet service until noww. Believe me, it was HELL. The weather is HOT HOT HOT. i was stupid and forgot my inhaler, but since you don't need a prescription for basically anything you can just buy one at the 7 Eleven (cool, right?). But i haven't felt the need to use it so that's good. Last time i almost passed out twice from an asthma attack. But, anyway, the shopping is great. i love going to the night markets which Taiwan is famous for. They sell cool little tinkets and keepsakes, toys, electronics, pets, clothes, shoes, & the great tasting food and desserts. There, you can usually find teens with really interesting style from thier shoes to thier hair. And guys, i've hit the JACKPOT. XimenDing is like the CENTRAL. So many hot guys with sexy dragon ball Z hair!! Too bad they're basically all taken with their girlfriends glued to their hips...grrr....young taiwanese guys should like Taiwanese American girls right?? ahaha.......My best friend is comming to visit Taiwan so it'll be double the fun!! Scoping out all the G's is what she calls them.

here's a pretty good picture of them. except. this would only be one strain of them since this is clearly a gothic group? So ku, right?

aaah i love the 2nd-guy-from-the-left's hair....frames his face so well!

So, in New England since we get a lot of foreign immigrants especially asians. We have a special name for them. FOBs which stands for FRESH OFF THE BOAT. This applies for asians that don't really change after moving here. I believe it has to do a lot with fashion sense more than anything. Like their style is still very Asian and not at all Americanized. (you can probably find a better, funnier, more exaggerated version on urban dictionary) So yes, we get a lot of those @ my school, esp. Korean. A lot of them come here to learn english and bc our school systems are better here. Like in some cases the parents from Korea ship their kids here and they live with host families. it's all very interesting, i find.

alright, that's all for now. i'm planning on doing a series on facts you should know about Taiwan. thats comming soon. bye!

Monday, June 29, 2009


i'm alive!
Sorry i've been on a little hiatis. i'm leaving Wednesday for Taipei, Taiwan so i guess i've just been playing my heart out, hanging out with friends, and such so i haven't been able to finish up any posts. I haven't even started packing (!) for that matter. So, yea it's a little crazy. i just am gonna miss them so much & i would hate to lose touch, so it should be understandable. i'm expecting an awsome awsome summer this year. Although, i'm a little scared of what i've been hearing, it doesn't have to be that way. I can make it go my way since I'm so good at manipulating muahahahaha. just kidding!!

i'm glad i enjoyed myself this week. i desevered it. all those all nighters paid off. i did really well on my finals!
However, for Bio and English? i have no idea since my teachers actually didn't show up. how typical of them. but i have no idea what to expect either. a) my english teacher hates me. and that's actually how she grades. it's a hate crime!! no mater how well i know i do, it don't make a difference. b) i couldn't even finish the bio test! i missed like 20 multiple choice questions!! ya know, i'm a slow worker. damn it.

well, i hope you guys have a great summer + i hope you've been checking out those great deals i've been talking about. i got some pretty nifty stuffies myself for waayy cheap, but unfortunately i won't be able to do a haul post cause i don't have them with me... i know, i'm a lazy ass.. but don't fret more posts to come! a lot has been going on and i have a lot to say.
In the mean while, enjoy this video of how to make the watermelon bomb. i don't know why they made this video so choppy since thier other ones are made better but i love this recipe!!!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Back & Blah.

not sick anymore! &thank you guys for being so kind and thoughtful!
So today was the first day of summer and i almost felt like i didn't know what to do with this, freedom...it's really dissapointing. i blame it on yesturday, which was our pointless last day of school. The weather was grey, and here and there it would rain...the whole atmosphere was blah and gloomy. You could tell that everyone was tired and so fucused on getting out of there it was hard to end the year on a good note. But most of all, there was no "oh see you next year", "have a good summer!" nada! It makes me feel so sad. The last bell didn't even ring so it didn't feel like school officially ended either. NO CLOSURE.

+ clearly, i was wrong about my future predictions of Jon & Kate. i'm too hopeful i guess. So, they filed for devource. ain't ever goin' back. "We can only go forward" says Kate. which, yea, that would be pretty messed up if they got back together. And i know that people percieve her as a bitch but i really don't think so. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world (i believe) and she's scared of being a failure especially when it comes to raising 8 kids. I don't know guys, give her a break?
On a lighter note. i think i just found my new favoiurite movie. WALL-E. NO JOKE. So, for the last bock of the last school day our science teacher was absent so we joined with another teacher and watched Wall-E insted. We only got to see half of it, but i can already tell it's one of the funniest movies i have ever seen, if not the funniest. The writer and director Andrew Stanton is a genius!! He should so win an acedemy award for this!! He also won an Academy Award for 'Finding Nemo', however, i personlly didn't really like that movie b/c i found it to be too depressing since i like sobbed. a lot. i'm weird. i know. When i finish the movie, i'll do a full review. You know what's also sad though, almost no one in my class laughed. i was the only one laughing and loudly too. oy, high schoolers too embarrassed to show their inner kid. tsk.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Shit Storm's Never Ending.

SOOO.....i'm sick. really sick. with the stupid cold........................in the summer... STUPID RAIN! + looks like it's gonna rain all week here in New England. WHY!? Science final was pretty dreadful. i kept sniffling and sneezing and blowing my nose. i looked quite ill.

Right now, i'm cuddling in me robe and watching I Love Lucy. i love that show. :] [EXCUSE ME WHILE I BLOW MY NOSE]

Tomorrow i have an english and mandarin final. mandarin shouldn't be too hard, and english...well, i got sparknotes. so it's all good. Hope you guys had a better start of the week than i did!

Also. i bought the Multiple Blessings book yesturday and i'm pretty excited to start reading it!! at first i found it a little odd to find it in the Christian Inspirations section of B&N but it guess it makes sense...the title, duh! & 19 bucks?! i'm sorry but don't you guys make enough money? the show and all, i mean that's why Jon quit his job last year then bought a farari (or w.e.). well, at least i got a coupon and saved 6 bucks. it pays to be a member.

Tonight there's going to be a 1 hour "anouncement" episode @ 9. Of course, i'll be watching it (i'm lame, i know). i don't think they'll devource, and i strongly believe that. since i have mad fortune telling skills. i also made a post on them earlier.

until i'm better! BIG X & little x

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Up to Date.

so, i've noticed that you guys like these updates. which is interesting to me cuz i find it hard to believe that people take interest in my life. but than i look at other blogs and i do the same thing. so when you step back to look at the whole picture. WE'RE ALL STALKERS. Am i right, or am i right?

i am slow? i post on a weekly basis + i know, i know, i should update more often but i have priorities! not to put blogging on the backburner but i don't always have the time. and i blame this on my slow-ness at everything: homework, getting ready in the mornings (so i have to wake up at 5am on a daily basis except weekends), cooking- takes me 45 mins more than it should, eating- i'm always the last person to leave the table. i'm slow at life. & it's kinda sad since everyone wants my to hurry up BUT IT'S NOT MY FAULT GOT GAVE ME THIS GIFT! so school +right now studying for finals takes up a lot of my time.
School: i yet again pulled an allnighter on thurday night to obviously last minute study. although i was a little scared of the math final, i didn't study for that at all. which came to my luck since it was a complete joke. it was easier than the practice finals! wtf. but the wld history final? omg, believe me, i got at least a C+. no matter how much i study for history, it's just never good enough. *sigh* but it's weird that i'm feeling really calm about it... Well, bio, english, & mandarin finals this week. two more days and i'm so outta here (well, school atleast). Wednesday my dad's letting me skip school to do community service at the library. MUAHAHAHAH i feel bad ass. Even though i skipped school a couple times for taking-it-personal-days.......i have needs okay?
Shopping: it's no secret that there are major sales going on right now! IT HAPPENS EVERY SIX MONTHS HENCE SEMI-ANNUAL!! remember that ;] i have some awsome hauls but it'll probabaly take me a while to put them up, so get your asses out there and shop til ya drop!!
places to check out: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, the Body Shop, Urban Outfitter's Basement, Old Navy, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe, and check your local drug store- i know that cvs and walgreens has sales here and there.
current obsession: even though i have major chocolate needs, snacking on baby carrots :) hopefully it'll improve my eye sight ;] & they look so cute!
ahh a sea of baby carrots...carrots by buckstallion

they even look cute in Bento Boxes. I WANT A BENTO BOX!!

Bento 31 by Onna-giri, Bento 10 by droppedfork

p.s. check out the post before this. i think it's pretty facinating.

OH, +HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! have a good one!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Light & Sweet.

don't you love conceptual art?
then you have to check this other photographer out. not only is it conceptual but he's very scientificly clever about it. my friend Jess made a post about him. & i was completely amazed! this guy is a genius. it's the 1st photographer mentioned, there's a link on his name and it's the art section of his website. make sure to click on picture for the full view + read the captions! & thank jess for this post!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

feelin' lazy.

i'm sorry. i'm so tired. unorganized. unproductive. uninspired. unmotivated. all-the-place. lazy. hence the lack of postings. i don't know why exactly it's taking so long to finish the wayyy over-due posts but they'll be up eventually. So as we all know (or may not know) father's day is comming up. i had to look up the date for that but wtf?! it changes every year??? why can't it just be simply one day? then i realized it's because it has to be on a Sunday. well, if you want to know the date for the next 2 years. here ya go.

So turns out it's good that it changes every year, since every Sunday is family day (minus the presence of mom). i don't know what to get...i was thinkin' the Kenzo Power for men. which smells so amazingly good, i would wear it, seriously. it's still masuculin, though. it smells kinda lemony gingery...i cannot describe scents well.... but if you're like me and you like some masculin scents check out this post.
hmmm...i'm just gonna concentrate on school right now since appearently that's what makes him most happy. But i cannot believe we're still in school for another 2 1/2 weeks. i should be on summer vacation right now scoping the city for hot urban boys (& gansters for my friend). insted, not only do i have to study for finals but we're still learning new shit! Have i mentioned i hate school? Oh, and btw, thank god the drama's over. i can finally concentrate on more improtant things.
upcomming posts:
"Disinfect to Protect"
Pop's Birthday
17 Again - Movie review
Current Music Obsession
Shopping Haul - i'm wallet is SO hurting right now

Things i'd like to accomplish before i leave (July 1st):
~do well on finals
~re-organize room

~get toned. - jesus christ i gained an unhealthy 14 pounds since last year! i hate scales. they tell bad news.
~eat more healthy foods- processed doesn't even taste that good. and possibly stop those cravings if i even know how?
~Do Yoga- i've been neglecting it & it has taken a toll on my mind & body.
~have a clothing yard sale with my friends- better than sending it to a vintage store, since you get to set the prices. i want to make my own mulla! for once in my life.

P.S. can you keep a secret?? i. want. a. lip. peircing.
just a little side one. it'll be cute okayyyy????? and if it's not i'll let it close up. :[ more on that later though.

~until next week!

P.P.S. I posted a tag before this and it's dedicated to you, my followers. so you bitches should do it. ;)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Okie Dokes.

this is old, old, old, but i been meaning to do this open tag which i got from Sara Says Awsome. She & her blog is full of awsome-ness. you have to check her out. So, here's the Tag: Six Unimportant Things that Make You Happy

1) perfectly GREEN GRASS- the color, the texture, the fresh smell (if it even has a smell), the dewy-ness in the mornings, combing the tangles with my fingers...... i love it!
Grass typewriter by ~supertim
i thought this was a cool picture. a typewriter taken over by grass

2) Drinking in Glass Bottles- i don't know why but it almost makes a drink taste so much better! plus it makes it look more classy i guess is the word...(basically what i'm trying to say is it dresses up the drink.) i poured orange juice into my vintage coca-cola bottle- best orange juice i've ever tasted. hah!

Coke by !Dominiclevitt on deviantART

3) Clocks- of all shapes, sizes, and colors. i collect them! my collection is more modern but i'd like to expand with antiuqe ones.

4) Tealight Candles [+ only tealight!]- i get them in bulk @ ikea, they have amazing sents. i think they burn wayyy better and actually disperse the scent, when i use 2-3 at a time.

FLM01 - Selective Depth by *darwin2kx on deviantART

5) Coffee- i love sneaking out to the town center during school to grab a cup of jo. i love unwinding as the luquid warms the soul :). & the smell! ah!!! (& no i am not at all addicted. i just like it.) Oh! you have to try this. it's my favourite @ starbucks- Cinnimon Dulce. i sadly just discovered it.

coffee by ~arTisTinDaMaKing on deviantART
Time to coffee by ~BlackBerry199 on deviantART
yum. i love the holiday themed.

6) Flowers. i don't think i have to say much, but they are so pretty!
Blushing in the afternoon sun by ~Not-of-this-age on deviantART
cherry blossom by ~freakyncheeky on deviantART
& i TAG: anyone who wants to do it! so it's an open tag. i think it's a fun quick post to do. i don't know why this took me such a long time to come up with probably cuz i change my mind so often... i basically did a lot of this: "oh wait...that's actually important to me.."
just comment telling me you did it and i'll be sure to check it out. or you can just listing the 6 unimportant things that make you happy :]

feelin' green.

just a fun "photoshoot" with my bestie allison, who has a really cute blog and is really good at photography. i'm just an amature playing around with a camra. enjoy! muddy foot.& my favourite.more to come. allison took some amazing pictures with her pentax and they're on film...so when i get my scanner going........
+ visit allison's blog! it's so cute and she writes really poetic. http://allisonhmm.blogspot.com/
have a great weekend!

What have I got myself into...

Journal entry #12
Appearently last year a friend went to that camp i was talking about in Taiwan called OCAC. i hadn't talked to him in 5 years until now so i had no idea he went to this camp. Well, it's an international camp that teaches Mandarin and the culture. And yes, French people go. But he was talking about it and he was like "there's a lot of hooking up, drinking, and smoking". i. was. stunned. WHAT THE HELL HAS MY DAD GOT ME AND MY BROTHER INTO!? i just wanted to have fun (not that kind of fun) and enjoy myself. i am so sick of my town. i just want to get out of here! but now i'm having second thoughts... And oh some piece on advice that my friend gave me "Courtney, don't go around hooking up with too many guys okay?" i don't know what kind of person you think i am but i am deffinately not what you think. Sweet Jesus, please protect me from this scary scary world. I BEG YOU!

this reminds me of this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZt_8-dr_w8 don't watch the video it's quite terrible and it'll ruin the song which i quite like, but it doesn't mean i want to be a juvenile delinquent!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


So my friend mentioned this video the other day....and um..............just watch.
Slug Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSW9kWIRCOQ
+ tell me what you think! it's the weirdest thing i've ever seen.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Update [5/1/09].

Hello, Hello!like my editing? yea, not gonna lie it's sloppy. it's my first time with photoshop so give me a break!
Wow, i'm on a roll! So, i'm sorry i don't really keep 'on schedule' when it comes to the beginning of the month's upcomming posts. But, i do post them eventually...

i have two more posts that i need to finish off for May then i'll move on to this month. I hate how blogger does that but anyway, just a warning for this month....GUESS......i'm gonna be super busy!!! i have 5 Finals and a Bio Mcas is comming up which is proabably the one mcas test i worry most about since i didn't learn shit this year b/c my teacher has no idea what she's talking about...i should have switched to a different teacher...big mistake, but i won't make it again. Oh! by the way, i believe i did really well on the English Composition, and the Math mcas since they were super duper easy. i won't know the results until probably january but i'm feelin' good about it! the parents with be proud.

Also, my rooms a mess. it's amazing how i clean it up, but it takes just one day to mess it all up again. oy. my desk will never see the light (til schools over). i went to ikea with my pops and brother to furnish our newly bought apartment in boston. We're not moving or anything my dad just wanted to own some property to keep for the future when my brother and i go off to college in the city. We also picked up a futon for my brother (which is really comfy) and a new bedframe for my room. i will do the room tour once my room is tidy-ed up which won't be for awhile...:[

apartment view!

Health: You know what's really weird? twitching eyes are a sign of sleep deprivision but my left eye has been pulsing all week! & i'm recently slept more.i have no idea whats going on there but i'm gonna look it up. + every once in awhile my RLS (restless leg syndrome) will act up on me which is really annoying. just 30 minutes ago i was in extreme pain and since i ran out of my meds my dad suggested advil. IT WORKS!!! wtf? i could have just used that all this time? oh advil and tylonol i love you. last week i had a headache almost everyday. they saved the day.

Current Obsessions:

Ugly Betty- holy crap, amazing finale! missed it? www.abc.com

Big Bang & Wondergirls (Korean bands)- i will do a post on them soon!,

Maybelline Lash Stiletto- gives the best deffinition. it's even better than my higher end ones! a must try.

Ikea cookies: Singoalla brand Raspberry filled- cheap and super yummy.

IKEA.-best home furnishing store ever. EVER. the way i see it. it's a toy superstore. metaphorically, ofcourse.

Upcomming Posts: Nature Photoshoot, Jon & Kate Plus 8 Responce, Little Things Tag, Art Auction- journal entry, & some random posts.

*AH! and i must mention.* So a makeup guru on Youtube and blogger, Tiffany D., has a GHD straightener deal! the GHD is probably the world's best straightener brand. it heats up within seconds, and automatically shuts down when not in use, to not burn down your house, yea, it happens. And there are so many styling options! check out her blog for more information & take advantage of this deal! (btw retails for $250+) infact, i'm so afraid it's going to sell out i'm gonna buy it right now. planning on getting the pure. ends June 15! http://makeupbytiffanyd.blogspot.com/2009/06/another-awesome-ghd-deal.html

i have a feeling this will be a productive week probably since i'm in such an uplifting mood :) wish me luck!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kite Project.

Every Quarter we get a project for Geometry and this time it was to make a Kite. i was surfin' the net and came across some really cool lookin' ones. there are some pretty amazing one out there but these were the ones my partner and i considered for the project.

the contenders:
1st idea: there's even a website http://metm.org/collabo/kite_project/2kite_detailed_howto.html that shows you how to make it. i thought it was pretty good idea but my partner wasn't so into it.

1st attempt: finally something we can agree on - called the dragonseems pretty simple right? wrong! we made it out of trash bags cause we wanted ours light in weight....but yea. fail. we call it the jellyfish that doesn't fly. after 3 hours of nonsense, we gave up on that one.

how cute is the icecream cone? well, we ended up choosing something like the one at the top of this image which is called the glider i believe.
But i have to tell you how this came to be:
Journal entry #11
So, my brother saw the jellyfish and laughed. Not gonna lie, it looked ridiculous. Not only that but it didn't even fly! He then runs back in the house and pulls out his kite he made back in the 8th grade, runs around the house and without much effort it starts to fly! Oh my god, i was so relieved! i've found my new kite! i laughed so hard, cuz after trying to make the dragon kite for 3 hours, i lost all hope for making kites or so i thought. wow, my brother can be a real life saver.

We already submitted the kite so we're just waiting to present it and fly it. pictures soon! & oh my partner was a complete lazy ass and bascially made me type up the whole essay. F YOU! [too bad he doen't know i blog...]

For awsome kite ideas go to http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/~anthony/kites/gallery/

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sometimes More Bitter than Sweet.

Journal entry #1o
This morning I woke up feeling pretty nauseous and I don’t ever remember waking up on a bad note until today. & I realized it was because yesterday had been the last day for the seniors. Being a Sophomore, I don’t have many senior friends but still, I hate dramatic bittersweet change. That’s what makes me feel nauseous. I had made two senior friends this year and randomly, too! But I’m so glad I did. They are awesome people. Last year I, too, had made friends, Tori and Rue, seniors, that went on my bus, but depressingly I have no way of keeping in touch with them, no phone number, no facebook, nada. That was a huge mistake. I miss our daily random talks on the bus. I remember Rue even saying, “You are so gonna miss us next year.” And I completely do! After high school is a whole new chapter of your life. I don’t mind making new friends but I would hate to lose my old ones. I grew up with some of these guys. And off to college, people have different interests, priorities, start in a new direction, even a new place! Ugh, why does life have to be like this?

To make matters worse, my neighborhood was experiencing a power outage at around 10:20a.m., which I found to be pretty outrageous I mean it’s not snowing or any extreme weather…but anyway, I felt almost helpless since it seemed like my usual Saturday “schedule” was impossible without electricity which it was. No TV, no blogging, no Youtube, I couldn’t even properly put on some foundation to go out because of the lack of lighting! And the food. I had to eat cold noodles for lunch which I found to be a lot better than it is hot! So that was a good discovery. Lol.

So feeling terribly sad, I decide to call up some friends for some therapeutic conversation. However, my little part of the neighborhood has crap cell phone service (b/c tall trees) but half the time it does work, it’s just weak. BUT, on this particular day, my cell phone decides not to have service at all so I have to walk up my street to the main road on top of a hill just to get service. It’s weird because although I was annoyingly irritated, I ended up enjoying myself. As I was calling my friends, I decide to walk to a nearby park since the weather was gorgeous. I'm swinging on the swings alone talking to my friends back to back on the phone with some little kids playing on the playground. I gradually feel so much better. The pain drifts away and I feel ensured that I can keep in touch with my graduating senior friends. I AM SO RELIEVED! I’m exstatic that I did something about it, and i'll never make that mistake again. Had I not called them I don’t think we’d be able to ever have contact again. Sometimes you just have to be the first to do something about it or else it never happen.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


An Ad campaign for the classic, legendary, world's first designer perfume: Chanel N°5. They use 20 tons of jasmine every year to produce the Chanel N°5 & it is sold every 55 second in the world.
Models: Audrey Tautou -the new face of Chanel N°5 & Travis Davenport
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Location: Istanbul
i love Chanel's COCO Madamoiselle, however, N°5 is not for me, probably since i find it too stong & mature for me, but how stunning and genius is this ad?! Also watch the N°5 story and the Behind the Scenes. it's quite interesting. enjoy!by you guessed it, Any Warhol

Monday, May 25, 2009

i ♥ the Gosselins

Happy Memorial Day! i'm staying in just enjoying myself watching a Jon & Kate plus 8 marathon on TLC. They are so adorable, the whole bunch. TLC calls them America's favourite family and i completely agree. (if you don't agree, i'm sorry) I fell inlove with Gosselins the moment i watched thier first episode. i've watched the show so much i can actually match thier names to thier faces without a mistake!& i know, i know. Those rumors of the "scandal"...i don't really know what to think. So i'm just anxiously waiting for thier Season 5 premier tonight at 9. oy. i hate tabloids, hence i try to avoid reading/listening them as much as possible. But i remember from watching the Oprah show awhile back, the main reason why married men cheat, no matter how much they love thier wife, is because they ain't getting enough doin' time. men......

Jon, Kate, and Beth Carson wrote a book together called Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving Twins and Sextuplets.

i'm not at all suprised that it's a New York Times Bestseller but i am deffinately gonna buy it. it's gonna be good. i know it! if only i had the time to leisurely read right now...

Sunday, May 24, 2009


A funny but very fashionable spread in the current (June) issue of Harper's Bazzar. They are, ofcourse, doing a spoof of mtv's "reality" show the Hills. With some commentary by Jonah.
This is simply GREAT.
Modeling: Johna Hill, Riley Keough
Photographs by Ben Watts
"Shopping is my life. My life is Shopping. If Kitson became a country, i would pack up my belongings, move there, and apply for a citizenship."
"Sometimes my girl is all jealous and i just say, 'If you date the coolest guy on the planet, you can't get mad that other girls are into him. If you buy a ferrari, you can't get mad that other people want to drive it. So chill out!'"

&the best for last. this was their inspiration! thank you Bazaar for being so clever. god i laughed so hard.

Catch Johna Hill in his upcomming film Funny People out July 31st.