100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 38/100 Days

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I am grateful for:

My friends.  They freaking rock.  Nat for taking an hour out to show me how to use masonry js in a WordPress theme that I’m working with. I’m getting simi excite that js is beginning to start to look like I’m starting to understand it and PHP also.

I was able to get my nails done and go to the market between two doctor appointments. Ya, productiveness.

Listening to my body. It’s not a very happy camper today and I didn’t push it even thought I had a huge list of things that I need to get done.  It’s a women issue, so don’t ask what it is if you haven’t figure it out.

Pho…one of my comfort foods when I don’t feel well,  and lucky, there is a place that sells some on the way home.

That I live near a 24 hour CVS, even through it’s always under staff.

I found my 5 year bucket list I work back in 2012…


I found my bucket list I put up back in 2012 to be completed by 2017.  I think by the end of the this year, I only would have the home office, South America, and maybe a new(used) car check off with two more years to go on the rest.  This was the order I used with the same photos.  I should update this or write a new one. A lot has changed since 2012.


Have my own home office  (check) 2014



Debt Free- Working on this one: Student loans paid off 2014



New Car (or used new car) – Working on


South America – Pending Summer 2015


Australia + New Zealand – still on the list

Meet my mate – Think that requires trying meeting somebody non platonically. Whatever happen to arranged marriages? 😛


Get engaged — See note above


Get married – See above


Maybe pop out a kid – Only way this is happening is that if I have a hubby that willing to  take care of the kid because I’m not sure I can handle it. I can barely take care of myself.

100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 37/100 Days

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French Macrons. Oh so Delish but so bad for my waistline.  I already gained back the 6 pounds I worked so hard to lose.

On the job learning with the current WordPress site that I’m child themeing for a client’s pet project.

Canceling all my appointments after work today and taking care of my margarin. Learning what self care really is.

Getting on the train home. There was an emergency on the line that cause the trains to only come every 20-25min during rush hour.  Had a huge margarin when I got off the train.

Mini mandarin oranges. I eat about two bags of these per week…expensive habit.

100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 35/100 Days

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I am grateful for:

My friend has two heathy babies in her belly that will be coming in two weeks.

Being able to see my friend’s babies in her belly and watch their hearts beat.  Can’t wait to meet them outside the womb.

My friends. They are amazing people and especially the ones who have used their superpower of creating other little humans…little minions.

This current project. It’s simpler project but I’m learning skills I need to interact and communicate  more effectively with clients in this feild, and working with really bad prebuilt WP themes + plungins.

Cadbury Royal Dark mini eggs.  I will be stalking Target the day after easter for anther bag or two if I’m lucky enough to nab them.

100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 34/100 Days

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I am grateful for:

My friends and great conversations over a delish meal.

Eating at famous Carousel Restaurant today. I been meaning to try that place for ages and now I have. Great food and even better dessert. On to more places I want off my foodie’s LA bucket list!

Getting some rest today. I know that sounds silly but I haven’t been sleeping well lately due to stress.

Learning to use air bnb for my layover trip.  I realize when you are near the tourist areas, there are a few bait and switch prices and you have to read the reviews because there was this lady who had a bunch of rooms for rent but seems to keep on having unpleasant “misunderstandings” with people.

Little oranges, cuties, mandarins, etc.  I go thought about two bags of them per week. nom nom nom

100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 33/100 Days


I am grateful for:

Seeing my friends today. Also Sarah for being my parter in crime to watch one of both our favorite childhood movies with me, “Return to OZ.” Never been to a Cinespia event before and it was so much fun.

Adv WordPress Meetup. Love learning of new things, seeing how people are tackling with their projects, and seeing things that were once above my head start skimming lower almost to hairline. Hopefully one day, I’ll be able to share something with the group.

Taking the train today.  Slowly working over my fear of taking the trains alone, since I got lost on one as a small child in Japan or was it Taiwan. Also got left behind on a plane once from Japan but that’s anther story.  I know there isn’t enough lines to get really lost in LA, so I’m taking baby steps. The prices are raising, the day pass is now $8.

There is a Garden Cafe near my current home. It’s not as good as the original one, and closes earlier, but real food, for the price of a drive through meal, at midnight rocks.

Tea…incase you can’t tell I do really love tea and I finally got a jar of local honey to drown the tea with.

100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 32/100 Days

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My friend for surprising me and gifting me the poster posted above. She saw me post a photo of it a week ago, and bought it for me..

Getting my work laptop upgraded today. He did it in less then two hours and the backup restoring it took a hour. I’m super excited to use to work on a site tomorrow.

I sold out of my bath fizzies/bombs tonight at my friend’s holist heath fair tonight. I made less then I do working as a Jr. Front End Developer in a hour at my current project but it’s a hobby and if I break even one day, I will be happy.

That Jo Ann texted me a 60% off coupon, so I bought a set of cheap jewelry pliers set to whip out a few pairs of earrings at the event tonight.  I forgot how much I used to love making jewelry, well silversmithing. I found out that my first teacher that taught me when I was 15 years old, is now teaching again.

The Hat’s Chill Fries. I need to start eating healthier next week. I gain back the weight I lost mainly due to not eating regularly and then stress eating, which is salt and starch.



100 Days of Gratitude Challenge: 31/100 Days

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I am grateful for:

Getting the important things done today. I had to do some shuffling when there was a miscommunication and I need to be on site tomorrow.  Thursday is normal the day where I have my doctor appointments back to back and I stick my errands that I need to get done for the week around the appointments.

The challenge of working on a prebuilt theme and plugins that I never worked with before and it seems to be challenge to understand. I know once I get through this, it will grow my skills but as of right now…agghh.

I got my tax return today from my old boss today.  It was nice seeing her again.

My aunt arrived from Japan today. I have yet to see her because she is sleeping off her jet lag.

I got a update date on when I am going to move to move again. At least it gives me an idea how much longer I have to live out of boxes for. It will be 6 months of living out of boxes by the time I move and I’m still trying to space plan the studio.