Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer sometimes sucks.
Here's why.

     Dear school district, 
          Where we live, students get 83 days of summer vacation. This long period can be broken up into 3 main stages.

          Aaaaaahhhhh. School is finally out, and the first stage begins. My friends and I meet up a lot, the ones I can't meet in person stay in touch with this magical thing called the Internet, and I have big plans about what my vacation will look like. I put away my backpack with relief, not to take it out again for 2 and a half months. Lazy weeks pass, and I am (guiltily) doing nothing productive with my time.

         Of course, as I am preoccupied being a couch spud, the work piles up. Initiate phase two, a.k.a chores. Clean the desk, clean the closet, clean the whole dang room. And then, of course, the studying. Math, science, and computer programming (because of my Indian techie dad, duh) all greet me in the morning. Do I do it all? Eh. Eventually, however, a girl gets bored.

          *game show voice* Please welcome............stage THREE! Utter boredom, bordering on sadness. Those of you who don't have summer vacations that are almost three months long may not experience this, and lucky you, because I hate it. My advice to you all who also struggle with this is to always do something with your precious time. Blog, or draw, or whatever, as long as it makes you feel the satisfaction of a job well done. And my advice to the school district; make summer only two months long and spread the rest out over the school year in short breaks. It's been proven to help retention!

          Another piece of advice I have is to follow my blog!

Yours truly!

P.S. Thank you guys for 25 followers! Half of half of a hundred; yay!
P.P.S. This is my 50th post! Half of a hundred. Double yay!


Friday, August 4, 2017

What FRUIT are YOU?

Orange you glad you're here?
OK, I'll stop.

Hey y'all. My last personality test was really popular, so I decided to make another. 

     1. What kind of friend are you?
          a. Bright, sunny, and easy to talk to.
          b. Mostly sweet, but not always.
          c. I am nothing without friends.
          d. Popular, however, it is only your true friends who know the inner you.

     2. How big is your family?
          a. Big, but not ridiculous.
          b. Lots of distant relatives, but a small immediate family.
          c. SO. MANY. PEOPLE. 
          d. I have a small family but we are all big personalities!

     3. What is your style?
          a. I love warm, bold colors.
          b. I like strong, tough fabrics that protect me.
          c. I am inseparable from my clothes.
          d. I literally have one staple outfit that I always wear.

      4. What is your advice to your future self?
          a. Don't open up to people who will take advantage of you.
          b. Dream big and different.
          c. Discover yourself; you are an individual.
          d. Rise above the haters; you are the real deal.

Mostly A's: Banana
Mostly B's: Orange
Mostly C's: Grape
Mostly D's: Watermelon
1 each: FRUIT SALAD!
Thank you for taking this quiz. Comment your result down below, and I'll see you next Friday. Ciao! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

How to Write a Post About How to Write a Post About How to Write a Post

     Step 1: Write an intro; need I explain?

     Step 2:
          Show how to divide the process of writing a post about a post into 3 easy steps.                                     Recommended steps are Write, Visualize, and Finalize.

          2a. Step 1: Divide the process into 3 steps; Write, Visualize, and Finalize, and explain them.

               2a1. The first step is to write the post, which is a process in itself. basically, think of an idea and write the first things that come into your head and go with the flow. We'll fix it later.

              2a2.  The second thing one might want to do when writing a blog post is make a graphic. I use Canva, and for the sake of efficiency, I will not elaborate. If you care enough to make an account, Canva itself will give you a tutorial.

               2a3. The third one must do to write a successful post is to edit. Read it over or use spell check (we are all guilty of it).

          2b. Follow your own guidelines to write a post.

     Step 3. Write an outro; tell people you love them, etc.

     Step 4: Hit Publish and forget this ever happened or you will get your brain in a big confused clump.

Inspired by Vi Hart



Friday, July 21, 2017

Pressed Penny Souvenir Stash

Ahoy, mateys! This Friday, I will be sharing with you my collection of pressed penny souvenirs. You know those machines that look like coin slot phones, but actually have these copper ellipses painted on the sides? Yeah, those are pressed pennies, and I collect them. You can get them at many locations in the U.S., but enough of my rant. Let's get to it!

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California.

Yeah, okay, I get it. My photography sucks. In my defense, I took these photos with my mom's phone on our living room rug.

Christmas In The Park, San Jose, California

The Tech Museum, San Jose, California

When my parents recognized computers from the 90's that looked like boxes, I finally realized how ancient they are. (My parents, not the computers)

JK 💗 you guys!

Muir Woods, Marin, California

The trees here are even more ancient than my parents, and that's saying something!

Still kidding, of course.

San Francisco Zoo, San Fransisco, California

Loved it!

Yosemite National Park, California


Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California

This lake has a high sulfur content. It also has a lot of quicksand which STOLE MY MOM'S SHOE!

Lake Shasta Caverns, Redding, California

Go to my Travelogue post to see more of my misadventures here!

Circus Circus, Las Vegas, Nevada

A carnival themed hotel in Sin City.

Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.

One of the 21 Spanish missions in CA.

Solvang, California.

A city built in Danish fashion.

Yosemite National Park, California


No, I am not going to make another Travelogue post because we didn't take enough photos. 😞

Not a penny, but a cute keychain from Yosemite. Funny fact; although a bear sighting is supposedly 'rare', my dad has seen one every time he's been to Yosemite. And he's been there a lot!
I call him RaspBEARy
Cheesy, I know
Berry cheesy

Fort Bragg and Willits, Mendocino, California


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And that's a wrap, folks.
Be back every Friday for a new post
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See ya soon, Candies!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Scrutiny: Despicable Me 3 [SPOILERS]

     Bello! I recently went to the movie Despicable Me 3. I had a great time! This movie is funny and very cute. It centers around the protagonist, Gru, getting fired from his job and finding his long-lost twin brother Dru. They work together to defeat another villain called Evil Bratt, who acts as if he is a stereotypical 1980's actor. The movie is emotional at times, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of suspense.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Sorry for the short post this week; my internet is being very annoying and keeps buffering.

Make sure to follow my blog!

Ciao until Friday, Candies!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Things to do when you are BORED OUT OF YOUR MIND!

     Howd'ya like my attempt at clickbait??? Anyway, let's face it; summer can be boring. Here are some things I do when the boredom threatens to make by eyeballs explode. 👁💥

  1. Go swimming. This might not be an option for everyone, but most people can access a community pool or something like that. Otherwise, just get active!
  2. Read a book. Some great ones are:
    1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    2. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
    3. The Martian by Andy Weir [PROFANITY WARNING]
    4. Start a blog. If you have a Google account, just go to to get started. It's free, highly gratifying, and fun!
    5. Read my blog! *CUE PROMO* 
    6. Go on Khan Academy or Duolingo. Get your learn on!


    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Travelogue: Mount/Lake Shasta 2017

    We start our journey in front of Lake Shasta, about to take a boat to the Lake Shasta Caverns.

    In the entrance to the Caverns; they call me the bear whisperer! 🐻

    Stalactites and flowstone.

    Me + stalactites and flowstone. The first image was better; maybe it was the lack of me.

    Mah fam.

    More calcium formations; if you aren't bored yet, kudos. you have a longer attention span than I do.

    I blame the expression on the water; it was 38° F. This river is at the base of a waterfall fed by groundwater.

    The waterfall.

    A different waterfall.

    Next day: at the Lake. The water was cold but manageable. 

    The entrance to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, with mah fam again.

    At the Sundial Bridge, which is the largest sundial in the world, getting baked.

    More Bridge.

    And a handstand, just because. I almost fried my hands to a crisp, and I only held it for a few seconds!

    We went over Memorial day weekend and drove there Friday and back Monday. 

    Hope you enjoyed. Ciao until Friday, Candies!