Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mickey D's Sweet Tea...

Mmm. Tea.




Wait, wtf? What is this crap?!

Yesterday I went to the mall with R-, you know, in celebration of the sun finally being out in Seattle (hey, it was 83 degrees. We had to go inside the air conditioned mall...don't hate) and AS ANY SELF-RESPECTING AMERICAN would do, we went to get McDonald's. You know, the 380 calorie Medium size fries and the 230 calorie $1 sweet tea? The goods.

Okay, well I had never had the sweet tea before but hey, I'm Asian, I like tea. And sugar? I ain't complainin'.

But when I got this drink, no one told me that it contained 59 GRAMS OF SUGAR. I felt like a hummingbird. And although the same size Coca Cola contains something ridick like 86 grams of sugar...it was just horrifying in a tea.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for junk/fast food in moderation. I LOVE JUNK FOOD. But really McDonald's? Really? Did you REALLY just feel like you had to ruin the one thing that could have possibly been non-detrimental to one's health?

Ugh.

And THANKS FOR MAKING THE "LEMON AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST" THE SMALLEST, THINNEST SIZED FONT IN THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE AD.

I'm really passionate about lemons.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer is What Summer Wants...

Yeah, n0. That title does not mean anything. However,

HAPPY FRIGGIN' SUMMER EVERYONE.

I've been totally neglecting this blog until now. Which doesn't really make sense because the sun finally came out today in gray Seattle. It's like, at the first sign of light I run into my dark internet cave and start blah blah blah'ing. I guess that's what happens when you're used to 10 straight months of darkness.

Anyway, I have big plans for this summer which include finding the end of a rainbow, writing and publishing a book, going on tour for said book, and then making a hugely successful blockbuster.

This summer I plan to watch absurd amounts of television. I need to get my reality fix because, as it turns out, I don't have time during the school year to watch the 12 hours I'd like to get in. Kathy Griffin!!!!

Also on my summer to do list:

  1. Draw a HUGE, GIGANTIC chalk drawing on the road in my neighborhood
  2. Write an entire novel....or at least get well into the plot summary
  3. Buy an easy bake oven and make an amazing cake
  4. Make a cake to look like: a wisdom tooth, a tampon, a Snitch, and a bumble bee
  5. Go to an antique shop and find something amazing and magical
  6. Do a lot of volunteer work
  7. Find a jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
  8. Summer reading hw ):
  9. Have at least one movie marathon (no scary movies because I'm a wimp)
  10. Make homemade bread
  11. Go to a concert (I wanted to see Aziz Ansari but it's a sold out show ):  )
  12. Make a tie die something
  13. Make a graphic tee
  14. Read a really good book


Yeah...I'm pretty lame. OH CAMPING. I WANT TO ADD THAT TO MY LIST.

Anything else I should add? & what book should I read?

Let me know. And also let me know what you're doing this summer (so I can be jealous and cry etc etc).

-H

Sunday, June 20, 2010

An Education in Fashion: Part II...

I don't expect anyone to go out and start dressing like a British school girl after seeing this post. But there is something so effortless about these outfits, it just makes me happy.



I mean, come on. Does this not look comfortable? (Ahh, record player. That's on my wish list for room decor. It's art!)


First, a girl in a tie is def fashion forward. Boy-chic.

Like on Gossip Girl (left) or Alexa Chung (right):





The white button down top is classic and can be worn a thousand ways (that is ALSO on my "to buy" list this summer).




There's one more post to come after this and that will be the end of the "An Education...In Fashion" story.

Happy end of school to everyyoneee!!

I'm officially a Senior (I am totally writing a book called, "How to Survive Hell Junior Year").

Happy Summer (and to all of you who live in Seattle, here's hoping that we get in at least one month of sun this year!).

-H

Check out:

Part I

Part III

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An Education in Fashion: Part I...

The end of the year brings a lot of time for me to sit at home, avoid homework, and transition my mind into summer mode. I slump around all day and try desperately to not do homework or study.

Therefore! I have a lot more time on my hands to post.

I don't know if you've read any of my other posts (probably not), but I recently watched 'An Education' in an attempt to watch all Oscar Nominated Films. I fell in love with this movie. The plot and script are both amazing. But the color palette in this movie was so visually pleasing, and the fashion followed suit.



This movie didn't have tons of glitz and glamour (or rather, it did but it wasn't the focal point necessarily of the movie). The simplicity of the style and the relevance to today's fashion made me quickly fall in love with the visual aesthetics.

Props, kudos, and all the other thumbs ups to Odile Dicks-Mireaux, the Costume Designer for An Education.



Not only is "Jenny" a very fashionable lady but Carey Mulligan is such a lovely, delicate person that she pulls off these clothes in a flower-like way and makes everything tasteful.
Love it? Hate it? Let me know & comment, yo'.
-Haewon
Part Two to come later...

Check out:

Part II

Part III

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Watch The Oil, Live...

Currently Watching:

The BP Oil Spill Live

I linked you. Please go check it out. The bottom live feed has a counter of the estimated gallons spilled thus far.

It's kind of mind numbing watching the oil spilling, spilling, spilling...while we can't do anything to stop it.

How did we end up here?

It's history people. Our children will learn about this in school. Watch the video so you can tell them how you witnessed the biggest environmental disaster ever.

-H