Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Strangers, again

The first time I saw this video I thought that it related to me so much and I'm sure to many other people. Love happens in stages and who knows which way it will end up and how fast or slow it happens. This short movie shows that we are truly human; we came into this world alone and will leave it alone so love with all you have.  Never take anything for granted, because you never know when your love life will take a turn and it's time for you to be strangers again.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Travel Article

So I have the travel bug tonight, but I can't afford to travel anywhere so what did I do?  I just read a bunch of travel articles and here is one tip I found interesting.  Have you ever wanted to road trip but rental cars are super expensive; and if you leave the neighboring states they add on fee per miles.  Well this article suggest that you possibly rent a U haul.  It's not quite what you imagine but hey it does the trick.  Maybe you might want to rent a small U haul like a 4x4 trunk?  One of the best thing I can imagine about renting a U haul is that you can store all you luggage and over pack   I also thing this would be great for road trip to a camping destination...you can even sleep in the trunk! I haven't tried this but if I have the traveling bug and want to road trip somewhere...I'll possibly consider this!

Money-saving travel hack: Rent a moving truck instead of a car

Friday, August 26, 2011

Adele - Someone Like You

I was driving for a couple hours to visit my sister and I herd this song on the radio and I fell in LOVE with it.  I knew I had to find out who sung it, and after three days of searching I found out it was Adele.   I knew immediately that this is my song of the moment...may you all enjoy it too. Who wouldn't wish for there once loved to be happy! I hope that you live a wonderful life and enjoy every moment of you life.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Concert of the YEAR: Legendary Sek LOSO

Hey!  It's been a while and I'm sure you're all wondering what I've been up to?  Well the title of the blog tells it all.  This past weekend I went to the Sek Loso concert in MN.  It was one of those once in a life time concert that I wouldn't miss out on.  If you don't know Sek Loso, he is one of Thailand's most famous music artist and talented guitarist.  You can most definitely Google him up or wiki him and find tons of information about this awesome person!  The best part about Sek is that he has this sexy British accent and I wish I could of recorded it better. So with that said enjoy the photo and video clips from the concert!

                                               LOSO with is shirt off! (sorry I was very far)          
                       

                                                           A closer photo of him.


video video

Monday, August 15, 2011

Make Up Forever!

So we went shopping today after I went to an exam and it was GREAT!  We stopped by Sephora, one of my favorite stores!  So we spent a couple hours there and tried everything we got our little hands on.  My sister end up buying some lip stain, while I ended up buying some oils for my hair.  Anyhow, right before we left the store I commented on the cashiers lipstick.  I asked her what she had on because it look so great.  It looked like bubble gum pink but with a little coral too.  Anyhow, she turned out to be Hmong and showed me what she had on; she had on Make Up Forever #33.  She was so nice and she gave me samples of her favorite colors and give me advice/tips!  I was so excited I'm so going to go back when she's working!!! 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quote of the moment:

"Being someone's first love may be great. But to be their last is beyond perfect." -Someone on twitter.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quote of the moment:

"If you're one in a million, there are six thousand people exactly like you."  -Someone on twitter

Friday, August 12, 2011

Childhood memories

Ever since I was about five years old I always wanted to be a singer.  I even remember in 5th grade I would go around signing my name everywhere and in everyone's autograph book, because I thought I was going to be famous in the future.  What a funny thing to think of it now, because I'm no where near famous!  As a child I wanted to be a Thai singer.  I'm not Thai, but my parents grew up in Laos and so they listen to Thai/Laotian song when I was younger.  My dad even had a bunch of videos of Thai Morlum concerts and I want to grow up to be a Morlum singer.  The thing I love the most about those video was that the singers voice was so awesome, kind of like opera singers.  I also loved the fact that they dressed up in beautiful outfits, had back up dancers in wonderful costumes and they would receive tons of garlands while performing.  So I would practice singing and dancing and hoping to learn how to sing in Thai and become a Morlum Star!

So the other day I was browsing through youtube and stumbled about this.  Two foreigners who are fluent in Thai and are singers.  I was so amazed that they learned Thai and could sing in Thai.  If only I was more ambitious while I was younger I could of been a Morlum singer!  So I will share their youtube channel.  The lady singer's name is Christy Gibson and the guy's name is Jonas.  I believe Christy is Dutch and I'm not sure what Jonas is, but I'm sure you can google them booth.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/user/JonasChristy



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Job Search

During these hard economic times finding a job is very tiresome.  Seriously I apply for five jobs every other day only to wake up the next day with my email filled with auto replies or disappointing emails.  Over the past few months I've only landed three interviews in which I felt as if they only needed to full fill their interview process because they already had people line up prior.

Every day I wish that someone could just pay me to travel and blog about my adventures around the world.  If only that would be possible my blog here would be filled with wonderful stories!  But since I'm still here trying to find a job to pay back all my student loans I will try to entertain you all with what I know and experience daily!

So I have come to a repeated cycle of job searching and would like to share some of my links.  I don't know how you all find jobs but I feel that monster and career builder is filled with spam and job that seem too good to be true. I like to stick around to more reliable sources like the job center website and some how I really like Indeed.com.  Depending on what kind of job you're looking for, such as government jobs you can try your state job site, USA Jobs for federal jobs and highered for post secondary education institution.  If you're looking for a fast part time job I would suggest craigslist for those business that are looking for someone fast and don't really want or need to advertise it in the news paper. So with that said good luck to all!

http://www.indeed.com/
http://www.higheredjobs.com/
http://www.usajobs.gov/
http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Currently Reading

So I just finished the book "Eat Pray Love" while I was in Japan a few months ago and I would have to say it really tied up my traveling with self discovery.  In this book the author talks about her failed marriage and her path to self discovery while traveling around the world.  Even though at the time I was only in Japan for three months and working at an internship I felt the book related to me on a different level.  Some of the things in the book she talked about really hit the spot and made me want to drop every thing and just travel. Before I left on this internship I though that I was in a sense running away from my responsibilities and relationship with the people around me.  And I was running away temporarily and it made me realize a lot of things and I learned about things that I liked and dislike about traveling.  I also realized I'm not really good adjusting to new environment and make new friends.  I felt as if those three months were too fast and when I just started venturing out of my comfort zone it was already time to come home.  Going to Japan those three months was not my first time leaving the country I had left the country several times before, but somehow this trip was the first time I was very homesick.  Anyhow, now that I'm back home and have soaked up as much family as I need I feel the bug to jump on a plane and travel again!  Anyhow, I'm getting off subject again...back to the book review.  The book was I would say an easy read.  Once you start reading you get really into the book and it gets to the point where you can't put it down.  I would say when she starts talking about India I got kind of bored, but I think that part of the book was the most important.  When I was reading the beginning and she talks about her fail marriage it makes me realize what my duties are really and what will my life be like.  I don't want to be married and be obligated to act life a good wife and all.  I hope that I do marry for the right reason and the right time.  But this books just shows that things in life may not be what you hope it to be.  And if my life does twist and turn like her...I'll be glad and it did and and that I'm happy!  I also remember the part of the book where she talks about her adventures in Italy and the funny thing is I just went to see a movie filmed in Italy at the moment and it sure made me want to go to Italy.  But the best part was the stories in Bali and the imagery portrayed in the book.  I really would love to visit or even live there like she did.  I met a girl while I was in Korea and she told me that the air line Air Aisa is super cheap to fly into Bali from SE Asia...that's one of my plans!  I know that they already made this book in to a movie staring Julia Roberts, but you have to read the book.  Let your mind ponder and create such imagery that Hollywood could never created!

Read it and enjoy it as I did and I will most likely re-read it again...on one of those rainy days!

My favorite quote from the book and basically the reason I started this blog:

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wedding Season

So it seems like it's wedding season for me.  I just hosted my cousin's bacholorette party this weekend and boy was it fun and tiring.  Her wedding is two weeks from now and I'm going to do her hair and makeup!  I'm excited for her and can't wait!  In addition I just received one of my college friend's invite to her wedding in September too!  I just checked out her wedding site and it was so cute.  All this wedding stuff make me excited for them and can't wait for my special day.  But I guess I'll just have to wait for that day to come...there's no rush!

I'm back to my daily routine, but I really need to find a job.  I'm really considering going to teach in Korea since I'm having no luck.  I feel as if my years of school were a waste and I'm back to square one.  I suppose I should start writing my goals and vision of where and what I want to do.  Time is ticking and I'm only getting old by the day.  There's no time to be wasted waiting for life to happen!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quote of the moment:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 
— Marilyn Monroe

Monday, August 1, 2011

3 second fame

So I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but I went to Japan this year for about three months.  I left earlier this year and came back around May.  During my stay I was working as an intern at a start-up company that wanted to provided English services.  Anyhow, one day one of our new Japanese friend told us that she need us(foreigners) to play extras in a drama that was filming at her dad's sports bar.  So you know what, we all jumped at the opportunity!  So after a few months I suppose the drama aired and someone just copied a part of the the drama and uploaded it on youtube.  So my roommate and I are the crazy dancing extras at the 23 second mark.  ENJOY!