Saturday, May 21, 2011


Today I saw the movie Bridesmaids with my mom..Which was awkward at first, but soon I was so amused by the movie's funny scenes (..each funny scene was every 30 seconds of the movie..) that I totally forgot that I should have even felt awkward in the first place... :)

The movie was so much better than I expected; the humor was so out-there and hilariously outrageous that at times I didn't know how to react but to laugh!
There was also a lot of heart to this movie, as repeated and cliche as that sounds. I even got teary during the most touching scenes between Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig's characters, since most of the movie revolves around how much they value each other's friendship.

I can say with more than 100 percent confidence (and amusement, as I'm still laughing while remembering almost any scene I can think of!) that Bridesmaids is worth the 10 dollars of buying the movie ticket. I assume this is something anyone loves to hear because movie tickets have been ridiculously expensive these days, and people are now looking for the few opportunities where a movie wouldn't end up being a waste of their money.

So here is my blog post, giving you a reason to believe that Bridesmaids will NOT be a waste of your money. :)

Bean out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Social Network...Gone.

(Note: I wrote this blog two days ago.)

Yesterday (or specifically, last night) I made a decision that took me literally a week to make...I decided to give up my Facebook account.
I honestly don't know how long it will be before I go back-- a week, a month, or even a day!...But I just wanted to see what it was like to live life without "the social network"...Oh yeah, and I found Fb too distracting from schoolwork and other important things. Sound familiar? ;)

Today's been my first full day without Facebook, and it already seems foreign to me...I feel like I've had a whole range of reactions to this decision I made: The moment I clicked the "submit" button for deactivating my account, I felt a surge of pride and excitement of what the future was going to bring, in this new life to follow that did not consist of words like "pokes" or "wall posts." But when I came home from campus a few hours ago, the realization that I couldn't log on my account anymore (well, really I could still log on since I said that my leave was temporary..But still) almost gave me a feeling of isolation; it's because when you "like" other people's posts or start message conversations with your friends (not "friends" as in the website's broooaddd definition, but as in actual friends..people you know), you feel connected to this large communicating body, making you feel like a part of a gigantic whole.
I don't know, at least that's what I felt like whenever I used Facebook, and I always considered that to be a nice welcoming feeling.

But my decision to give up the site was because of how, because of Facebook, I barely paid attention to my hobbies--drawing, spending time with family (not that I never spent time with them because of Fb, but without Fb I feel like I could make more time for them), cooking, writing, etc etc. I have had my sister's old acoustic guitar sitting in my room since last summer, and at that time I set the goal of learning to play it by the end of the next summer...I have barely laid even a finger on it and it's almost the next summer.

So those are my reasons for not visiting the blue-whiteish website. I wonder how it is going to affect me in my daily life and eventually in the long run (unless I become super anxious about "missing out" on what's going on and I end up throwing myself out of bed at 3am to log on the site...But of course that shouldn't happen anytime soon. :) ). I will probably keep you updated from time to time if I do think some things are changing.

Here it goes...

Bean out.
P.S. I apologize if my writing in this post has seemed a little jumbled or irregular...I recently caught a bad cold and am trying to listen to my advice of making the best of simple pleasures...Including the joy and excitement I get by writing to people like you!


You know you have a spectacular mother when you're trying to do too many things at once, and she comes in out of nowhere and tells you it's all going to work out. :)

Me personally, I was juggling a billion of thoughts that were going in my head all week, thoughts that made me scared or frustrated or upset (about dealing with my cold while studying for an exam, etc etc). And I think if my mom didn't say her words of comfort to me last night during this antic of mine, I don't think I'd be writing to you how important it is to be even just a small help to someone else when you see that they are in need of it.

Even if it's just a small word of support or understanding, it will make that other person's day just a bit lighter and carefree, because there are people who need those moments every now and then.

Not only am I enjoying the comfort my mother gave me, but I'm also getting a big kick out of the lovely sunshine beaming outside my window right now, as I type the rest of my study guide for my exam (the test is tomorrow, wish me luck!!).

Have a great day! and make someone's day in the process! ;)

Bean out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ms. Pig, Painting

Hello there!
I apologize that I barely touched this website during the last three months.
I have posted the link to today's post I wrote for the new website I created, Mademoiselle Cochon. I hope you enjoy it! :)

Here it goes...

Bean out.