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.
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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!