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2013 By the Months
December 29, 2013

Since my last blog post was about the goals of 2013, this post will be about the events that happened by the months. It’s basically a part two to the previous post. Enjoy 🙂

January

1. Sushi from Ichiban – 2. Burger + Fries from Island’s – 3. Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen

  • I was on vacation so I took another introduction to Computers class at another school to kill time… & Got an A.
  • This was my first time driving to a school full time :D.
  • I made sushi for the first time!

February

1. Steak from Claim Jumper – 2. Tuna Ahi Tartare from Cheesecake Factory – 3. Pizza from Cheesecake Factory

  • My aunt from Hong Kong (who I haven’t seen for 9 years) came to visit us. I took her to places such as the Griffith Observatory, the mall, and Yogurtland.
  • I started the spring semester with 6 classes (19 semester units) *o*.
  • The car I was driving at the time had problems where it stalls on idle and while I let it warmed up on the first day of school, the engine was inconsistent which made my mom really pissed off so she had me switch to a different car (that I still drive today).
March

1. Clam Pasta from El Morfi Grill – 2. Sushi from Ichiban – 3. Japanese Hot Pot from Ichiban

  • Scored 48.33/100 which somehow turn out to be 93rd out of a couple hundred people in the Cyber Quests scoreboard (based on networking/web app security).
  • Surprised my dad with a cheesecake for his birthday.
  • Discovered my struggle for Philosophy (I seriously thought I wasn’t going to pass this class).
April

1. Pizza made by my boyfriend’s brother – 2. From Porto’s Bakery – 3. Noodles from Noodle World

  • Scored 81.39/100 in the Cyber Quests – except this month’s competition is for a spot for the summer Cyber Camps. This month’s quiz was about analyzing web activity from a wireshark file.
  • ~Too busy with school to have anything significant happen~
May

1. Boyfriend’s homemade tacos – 2. Seafood Tostada Salad from Farmer’s Market – 3. Cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes

  • Watched Iron Man 3 in 3D!!!!!!!!!!! ;D + Fast 6 too :).
  • Took a trip to the LA Zoo for my Anthropology assignment with my boyfriend.
  • Visited Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and a cake symposium (or something like that).
June

1. Octopus and Shrimp taco thingr – 2. Ceviche – 3. Kimchi Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen

  • Finished the spring semester with a 3.316 GPA (3 A’s, 2 B’s, & 1 C).
  • Celebrated my boyfriend and my birthday.
  • Worked with Isi to revamp Secretkiss Hosting into Ofblue Webhosting.
July

1. Vietnamese Vermicelli at Pho 54 – 2. Breakfast at 101 Coffee Shop – 3. Burger + Fries at Red Robin

  • Received an Invitation to attend Cyber Camp at San Jose State University.
      Technically, I received 3 invitations- the first one required me to pay $1000 for tuition, the second bumped it down to $500, and the third said I received a scholarship with the tuition taken care of besides transportation costs.
  • Took Business Law for my major and received an A.
  • Celebrated our 1 year anniversary ♥.
  • Got them braces *o*.
August

1. Homemade California Rolls – 2. Food from Apple Bee’s – 3. Sandwiches + Fries from The Hat

  • Went to X Games!
  • Attended Cyber Camp at San Jose State University, went through 4 days of intense cyber security workshops (8am-5:30pm daily), and competed in the Capture the Flag competition. My team placed 10th out of 26 (much better than last year).
September

1. Shrimp Cocktail – 2. At Panera Bread – 3. Shaved Ice Cream at Class 302

  • Started the fall semester with 6 classes (15 semester units).
  • First time dropping a class (PE – 1 unit).
  • Went for a drive through the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains.
October

1. Sushi from Yoko Yoko – 2. Nachos with Carne Asada from King Taco – 3. Homemade meal

  • Joined the ‘Honors Society’ & attended its meetings regularly.
  • Applied for some schools for transfer!
  • Started the competition for individuals for the National Cyber League and placed 6/77 on the first round then 57/74 on the second round for my division.
November

1. Pizza from Pieology – 2. Lunch at California Pizza Kitchen – 3. Sushi from Yoko Yoko

  • Competed in the team competition series for the National Cyber league and placed first out of three in both rounds in our division.
  • Played the clarinet again at my high school’s homecoming game.
  • Went Black Friday shopping at the Windsor Store and ended up getting $60 worth of gift cards :D.
December

1. At In-N-Out – 2. Homemade Sushi “Cakes” – 3. Homemade Sushi Hand Rolls

  • Finished the fall semester with a ??? GPA. (Grades are still posted – I have 2 A’s so far :D)
  • Made a lot of sushi cakes, rolls, and hand rolls using sashimi fish for the first time with my boyfriend.
  • Went to the Griffith Observatory with my boyfriend to watch “Centered in the Universe” at the Planetarium.

Hope everyone enjoys the last few days of 2013!

10 Responses

  1. Diane ☆ December 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Will you make me sushi? LOL. I love sushi, and you seem to be amazing at it.

    What school(s) do you want to transfer to?

  2. Agent Q ☆ December 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Without reading a single word, I can already tell that you’ve accomplished a lot in terms of your culinary skills. Even though some of these are not by you, I’m still impressed by the food you’ve made over the past few months. I admire you for that. Not to mention, you’ve accomplished a lot at school too.

    I hope you enjoy your last few days of 2013! I know I’m going to party it up with my friends later tomorrow, even though it’s not New Years Eve until the following evening. xD

  3. Shlesha ☆ December 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Wow! You seem to have accomplished a lot in 2013 and that’s great! I’m so happy for you. I wish you a great 2014 as well! The food pictures are definitely making me hungry! I think I’m getting inspired to have a snack after reading your blog post.

  4. Jessica ☆ December 29, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    It sounds as if 2013 was a very busy year for you. I hope that 2014 will bring all the things that you hope.

  5. Tara ☆ December 30, 2013 at 12:47 am

    ALL THOSE FOOD PICS. NOM. I just had dinner, and now I’m hungry all over again!

    I look forward to seeing what you share in 2014 food-wise! Happy New Year 😀

  6. Georgia Kate ☆ December 30, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Aghhh you did so much! I can’t really remember what I did… it’s all one big blur, haha. You did very well at college though! Congrats on all your great grades 🙂

    Mm. Sushi.

    Take care! xx

  7. Chynna ☆ December 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Can we just say that it was a year of food?

    All the food is making me hungry and I’m still waiting for you to make me sushi 😛

    You’ve been so successful this year – here’s to an even better 2014!

  8. claire ☆ December 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Sounds like you had a pretty great year 🙂 I hope 2014 is just as good, if not better!

  9. Becca ☆ December 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I am overwhelmed by all of these pictures of delicious food! If nothing else, you had some fabulous food this year!! I always feel so lame with food – me and my boyfriend have probably a handful of restaurants that we pick between and we don’t venture outside of those too often. 😛

    It looks like you had a great year, and I hope 2014 is even better for you 🙂

  10. Soph ☆ December 31, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Ha! I think you should declare yourself a Cyber Genius after that track record over 2013. Actually, forget it! I’ll do it for you. I hereby pronounce you Cyber Genius 2013. Well done, well deserved! Haha 🙂

    I love the line “I surprised my dad with a cheesecake for his birthday.” I had an image of you throwing a cheesecake at him or something. Hehe. That’s the kind of mood I’m in right now.

    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I put info on my latest blog post. 🙂

    I really fancy some sushi now…

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