So Many Emotions

Hello there!

Sorry for disappearing on Friday— I had my fascinating links and everything, and I was trying to type up a post in school, but there just wasn’t enough time. Thursday night was also a whirlwind, which you’ll see in a moment.

I’ve cried {good tears} THREE times in the past four days, so I’ve just been on an emotional roller coaster this weekend. Maybe I’m just hormonal??

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Linking up with Katie’s MIMM, because being emotional is marvelous 😉

Thursday

Feeling sad yet thankful at our last school concert. I’ve been involved in the music program at my school for 6 years now, so I’ve developed a great relationship with not only my peers in the music program, but my teachers as well. They’re some of the coolest people I know.

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Annual concert selfie with Daliza

My friend Daliza was bawling on stage (love you, lady), and the rest of us teared up a little bit too for our last song, “I Will” by the Beatles. Nope, this doesn’t usually happen to seniors at their last concert. We’re just a special breed.

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Daliza, Apaula, and I with our super awesome vocal teacher {what da freak is up with my arm?!}

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We ate our feelings at the diner with our music teachers and all the seniors that performed.

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Shared banana pancakes with Daliza

“Banana pancakes” just like Jack Johnson!

Friday

Feeling stunned that my friend Michael bought me not one, but TWO jars of no-salt, organic peanut butter. As if his prom-posal wasn’t awesome enough!! He says it’s a gift for all the times I’ve given him a ride and the one time I made him a strawberry banana smoothie, but uh…other than that, I didn’t do anything for these!

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Kid knows what he’s doing. Thanks so much, Michael! I’m set for a month now. Maybe. 😉

Feeling just pain emotional while listening to this heart-tugging original song:

Like, sobbing in my bedroom by myself.

Feeling disappointed that the avocado for which I had been patiently waiting to ripen turned out to be a dud. I cut it as usual, and when I twisted it open, the skin just came off by itself…

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I tried to salvage the avocado by cutting around the pit, but it was actually still really hard despite being on the counter to ripen for several days. When I tasted it, I could tell that there was something funky about it, so I chucked it. *sigh*

Saturday

Feeling blessed to see some of my third grade religion students receive their First Communion on such a glorious day!

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Little angels

Feeling like a bro driving with my window down and sun roof open. Heh.

Feeling energized after a nap and some awesome moves outside. I’m gettin’ a little better at those double unders! The most I strung together was 20. I also got some unassisted pistol squats in there! (I guess eating more helps you become stronger or something ;))

Feeling blissful eating peanut butter banana soft serve again (aka the most ingenious dessert known to mankind).

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Feeling inspired while watching the Crossfit Games Regionals online. They are all INSANE athletes. (<— Feeling guilty because I totally used this as procrastination from my economics paper…whoops.)

Sunday

Feeling touched by the support and love for our pastor at church who is retiring this year. I teared up when one of the other priests sang a song for our departing pastor at the end of our big thanksgiving Mass for him.

Feeling proud that I am Asian…Because I have a mother that can make things like coconut sticky rice with sweet, ripe mangoes.

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Mom: “It’s like a five-star restaurant!” 

Indeed, ma!

Feeling confused because our power went out for about 15 minutes, even though the weather was perfect yesterday.

Feeling in awe of my superhero dad. He was serving others non-stop yesterday—giving out report cards at Sunday School, serving Mass, talking to people in the church, going to a pro-life rally, doing political campaigning, and mowing the lawn. Not a peep of a complaint came out of him.

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Feeling triumphant finishing my economics paper and presentation!!! I deserve a superman cape too.

And that, my friends, is the palette of my colorful emotions this weekend. Hope you all have a great Monday!

So tell me:

________ made you happy/sad/excited/disappointed/confused this weekend.

What is your favorite ethnic dessert?

Have you ever had an avocado that did what mine did?!

 

Behind the Scenes #21: Current Banes of Existence

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Amanda’s blog— where all the random thoughts come together!

1. It has been a really WEIRD week of sleep for me.

Sunday night: a little bit of insomnia ➔ Monday: long nap

Monday night: could not fall asleep right away, woke up a couple times in the middle of the night ➔ Tuesday: exhausted

Tuesday night: could not seem to get comfortable at night, woke up a couple times ➔ Wednesday: nap

Last night: woke up once (probably my best night’s sleep of the week)

Thanks to the naps, I’m not super sleep deprived or anything, but everything is just wonky.

2. On Monday and Tuesday I was also a sneezing machine due to allergens. I just told my friends not to say “Bless you” to me anymore. Also, I was driving home on Monday and I sneezed at least TEN times— I got scared every time that I would crash or something…Don’t sneeze and drive.

Me in class:

Except not as cute.

3. Another downside of the summer weather approaching? Warm water. We leave water bottles in the car for emergency thirst (what?), so when I drank one the other day, it was warm and nasty. When I’m desperate for water, I just chug it down, but ice cold— or at least cool— water is the way to go. Warm water makes me cringe.

4. Well that’s enough complaining now, isn’t it?! In other news, I think I might become a 2% Greek yogurt convert. Actually, I would have become one a long time ago, but my mom buys yogurt in bulk from Sam’s Club or Costco usually, and they only sell 0%, so that’s what I usually eat. But ever since my dad bought some 2% from Stop and Shop, I’ve finished a whole container of it in 3 days by myself I can’t stop thinking about how creamy and amazing it is.

5. Tonight is our last school concert ever. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad about that.

6. It’s shorts season but my legs are covered in bruises from dance. I don’t mind the bruises, because they kinda make me feel badass (not really), but I don’t want people to think I get abused or anything. Or that I’m a klutz…even if I am.

7. I ate cookie dough cereal this morning with bananas, pepita sunseed butter, and soy milk, and it was so fantastic. The soy milk somehow makes it taste like vanilla and coconut, which makes my taste buds do a hula dance. I think this cereal might take second place to overnight oats on my list of favorite breakfasts, and that’s saying A LOT.

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{recycled photo, but it looked exactly the same}

8. I’m typing this in AP Calc right now. See? Senior year is downhill from here.

9. Just kidding, AP Bio exam is next Friday and I feel like I know nothing. Quick! Someone quiz me!

10. Random #tbt to when I was a kangaroo for Halloween:

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I wish it was socially acceptable to walk/jump around in that costume any day of the year.

Have a fabulous Thursday, everyone!

So tell me:

Have you had weird nights of sleep lately?

What are your top two favorite breakfasts?

Any current banes of existence?