twinkle toes

Last night I felt like painting my nails. I decided on a shimmery shade because the new year seems to involve a lot of sparkle. What can I say? I'm festive. I used the shade "Unconditional Love" by Tony & Tina.

Can you believe it's New Year's Eve already? 2008 has passed by so fast. It's been a good year - one in which I experienced so much at 17 years of age. I am thankful for all this year has given me. Here's something I found to help me reflect on 2008:

1. Where were you when 2008 began?
At Boston Harbor, watching to fireworks with my friends.

2. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
I dated!!

3. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make resolutions cause I think they're just sorry excuses. If you want to change, do it!!!

4. Go to any concerts this year?
I actually went to my first non-classical concerts - Cobra Starship and Jay Chou!

5. Will you be looking for a new job in 2009?
I wonder if I'll get a job.

6. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2008?

7. Did you go on any vacations? If so, where?
I went to China with my school (and other school districts). It was the trip of the lifetime!!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I have no idea. I don't feel like I achieved much...

9. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2008 and change something, what would it be?
I don't believe in regrets. So none!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Hmm...the occasional cold and I sprained my ankle during volleyball.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I don't quite remember all my purchases...my ViVi magazines??

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
I'm not sure.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Oh people every once in a while.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Gifts and going out.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The holiday season~

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
So many...

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
I think both.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At home, and then with Jeff's family a bit.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes <3

23. What was the biggest change for you in 2008?
Being in a relationship, I think.

24. What were your favorite TV programs?
I don't watch much TV.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Possibly...just kidding I don't hate people.

26. What was the best book you read?
I don't think I read as much as I used to.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Jay Chou?

28. What did you want and get?
I just wanted to be happy :]

29. What did you want and not get?

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
High School Musical 3? Only cause it's senior year like me! Don't shoot me.

31.What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 17; I think I just had a party at my house.

32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If my parents were more lenient.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I think I dress slightly better now. Less preppy...

34. What kept you sane?
ME time.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Namie Amuro and fave ViVi model Marie.

36. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I'm not so good at lyrics.

37. Who did you miss?
Friends I don't hang out with as much anymore.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Jeff, my boyfriend <3>

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Time is extremely valuable.

40. What are your plans for 2009?
I want to get into college and graduate high school - Cum Laude!!


christmas gifts

Christmas is my favorite holiday because you give & get presents. I never ask for anything from anyone because I love surprises. So I guess it's my fault if I get something I don't really like. This year wasn't shabby, even with the crashing economy. Here's what I received from friends & family:

Hello Kitty holiday ornament [from my cousins]
My younger cousins live downstairs from me, but we don't really know each other that well. They just know I like Hello Kitty and get me something Kitty-esque each present-giving event. I'll have to wait until next year to hang it up~

Hello Kitty "Hello 2009!" calendar [from my younger sister]
I like calendars and I like Hello Kitty. So here's a good gift, haha. My younger sister says this was only supposed to be part of my gift, but she didn't know what else to get me. Am I really that hard to shop for?

North Face "Denali Thermal" gloves [from my boyfriend]
I actually opened this gift a little early because I was itching to unwrap something. Jeff [my bf] told me to go ahead, since I could use it. I've been needing gloves to keep my hands from freezing. He's so thoughtful~

The OC Season 1 Box Set [also from Jeff] Yes my collection is now complete!! The OC was my one & only favorite show I had. I was quite sad when it was canceled. But now I can fully revisit Orange County. I don't know why I had seasons 2, 3 and 4 but not the first.

American Apparel "City Print Baby Rib Cut Out" tee [from my friend Jessica] AA is becoming one of my favorite stores to shop at for basics and such. I'm not sure about this tee though! I like the print with all the cities on it [BOSTON!] but it's kinda awkward to wear. From the site, I found that it's supposed to be folded at the shoulders a certain way. We'll see if I can make it work...

Hollister Co. floral camisole [also from my friend Jessica] I don't care for Hollister as much as I used to - kinda over my prep phase that's been ongoing in high school. But I'll make an exception for some of their things, whatever that doesn't say HOLLISTER printed on it and is fairly cute. This cami's not too bad. It'll be something I'll wear in the summer.

Sephora "The Lash Stash 2" [from my older sister] I love my sisters, and my older one really knows me well in terms of gifts. If I could only wear one cosmetic product for the rest of my life, it'd be MASCARA!! I just love applying it and watching my lashes grow, haha. I'm going to try all of these and decide which one is worthy of replacing my absolute favorite DIOR SHOW.

So Low "Jersey Foldover Pant with Contrast Waistband" [also from my older sister] Did I mention I love my sister? I actually nearly bought these because I've been wanting new sweatpants. Thank you Judy~

Gilly Hicks sweatpants [from my mom] Yeah I like sweatpants. They're soooo comfy and soft. I like the smell of Gilly Hicks too. Oh no, I better not get into shopping preppy again.

Mini pink Christmas tree [from my friend Rachel]
We did "Secret Santa" between my friends this year and she got me this pink tree!! I'm always obsessing about how I like those fake trees in various colors (but bad for the enviornment!). I think she got it from Urban Outfitters (love that st0re!). I'm so bringing this to my college dorm next year.

Minnetonka "3-Fringe B oots" [also from JEFF] I don't know why my boyfriend bought me three gifts. He's too good to me! I thought this was going to be a new handbag since he'd been looking furiously for one that I'd like. But much to my surprise, I opened it and found these boots! I was skeptical at first because I'd always been one to shy away from wearing things that aren't boring. Haha. But I tried them on and I loveeee them. I've been wearing them nonstop to break them in. I love you Jeff :]

I also gots lots of red envelopes [$] from family members that don't know what to get me. Shopping anyone?

endless blogs

I have over a million [mostly unsucessful] blogs that I just get tired of and never write in again. I've had this Blogger account for a while, yet never wrote in it. I keep getting inspired by awesome blogs I continue finding. 2009 is just around the corner, so what better time to start [another!] new blog?

A genius idea, I know. Let's get started~