My 2014 Recap

2014 recap collage

Goodbye 2014. It was actually an amazing year despite small problems but good > bad this time around. 2013 was AWFUL so glad 2014 was a lot better!! This is a collage just to show a few memorable highlights that happened. Here’s what I’d like to share (order: Left➡️Right)

Square 1 and 2: When CNBLUE came to the U.S. and I was able to see them for the 1st time!! I’ll never forget BMNYC and BMUSA. It was a dream come true as well, also Yonghwa took my present!!! I thought he would pass it up! I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED!

Square 3: Then shortly after, Can’t Stop by CNBLUE came out and we even made the most tweeted songs in 2014 (officially!) on Twitter! I’ve never been part of anything like that, not even for Linkin Park!

Square 4: 2014 is also the year I really started studying another language, I’ve been saying for years I would love to learn Italian or Japanese, I ended up studying Korean! One day I’ll get to Japanese, I would still love to learn this language so I can understand all the Anime and J-dramas I watch lol.

Square 5: Then the long awaited Learning Not To Drown! I remember when we all found out Anna was writing a book YEARS ago but 2014 finally saw the release of that!

Square 6 and Square 7: A dream came true on my birthday. I was able to see my favorite band on my BIRTHDAY! I remember for years that they would perform on my birthday in Japan or up north in the U.S. and I could never travel then. But finally in Tampa, FL I was able to see them because it was SOMEWHAT near! I ALSO GOT A MEET AND GREET! (seeing them perform LIVE is amazing but also a meet and greet?! <3) The guys said happy birthday to me and Mike DREW a cake for me then I got a hug from Mike & Chester! Joe wrote to me in Korean and I ended up confusing him telling him I knew how to read Korean! This was literally a DREAM COME TRUE. FOR YEARS I've waited for this, so glad it got realized in 2014. BTW- in 2014 I saw Linkin Park 3 times so I'm grateful that happened too!

Square 8: My favorite football player (soccer player) joined the Orlando City football club! And I'm so stoked to see his first game in 2015! 😉 I've been dying to meet him for ages and being his fan since I was 12 years old FINALLY I can say I see a glimpse of hope meeting Ricardo Kaka!!

Square 9: When The Hunting Party by Linkin Parkcame out in June (a masterpiece btw). I still listen to the album a lot. Around this time is when the official Linkin Park Twitter retweeted my Fansite I co-own, Mike Shinoda Clan.

Square 10: During the LPBLKMRKT time when I signed up, the MIKE SHINODA followed me! He also followed other LPBLKMRKT team members, that was a huge surprise to me and didn’t expect it haha.

Square 11: I found a new love for BTS, a hip hop group! I ended buying a few CDs, they just debuted in 2013 so I can’t wait for what they have in store for us fans! Fighting BTS!!! 😘

Square 12: There was a competition between the LPBLKMRKT cities and Houston ended up getting 1st place in the contest and so I got a signed The Hunting Party CD (plus guaranteed meet and greet)!

Square 13: The LPU summit in The Woodlands, TX (FINALLY AN LPU SUMMIT IN TEXAS, even in MY CITY, Houston! That alone is memorable!) I got to hug Chester Bennington TWICE and he recognized me from the Tampa M&G! Plus an amazing photo got taken of Chester hugging me! He actually offered the hug this time around I didn’t ask like I shyly asked in Tampa (it was my birthday OKAY I had the courage haha)

Square 14: The LPU summit flag I designed made it on Mike’s keyboard at The Woodlands show! Of course it wouldn’t be possible without the help of some LPUers that chipped to cover the costs to make the flag! To be honest, I wanted to make it but I didn’t think I would have enough money for it (I heard up to $100 but it ended up being much cheaper with 4 or 5 splitting the costs). Thankful that Lorenzo and Lulu could get it on Mike’s keyboard!

Square 15: I entered a contest (Turnstile Live) on my birthday (when I went to the Linkin Park show in Tampa, FL) and then when I got back home I found out that I won it! (along with 2 other people I think). I received my prize (Guilty SnapBack and The Hunting Party Lithograph/poster)!

Square 16: This is a last minute addition since it just started airing in November 2014 but Pinocchio turning out to be one of my favorite Kdramas EVER (in between of 2nd and 3rd best). It most definitely takes the prize for my favorite kdrama of 2014. I would SO recommend to anyone, even those to whom I showed the drama to they LOVED it and are into kdramas now haha.

Well that’s it! So many things happened in 2014. Here’s to 2015! May it be a GOOD year!

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I lasted almost two months blogging…

I have this really long story that I’ve finally finished editing and now I’m looking where to put it. I originally thought my tumblr, but it’s so long that I’m not sure that’s the ideal place. So I thought maybe WordPress? I tried to blog in 2010. I really did. Then I had exams and stuff happened, went to Brazil…BLAH (yes ended up going). Everything, I forgot about it and could never keep the habit of blogging.

I can’t even promise myself to start blogging again but I will be posting my super long post soon, that I would like to keep and not lose somewhere on tumblr. Hey, I might even update my life once in a while, that no one will care about but yay memories. Speaking of which, I read some of my old blog posts and reminisced all the old times! ♡

To go or not to go…

THAT is the question.

My parents bought their airplane tickets to Brazil, the only one left is me. I had plans to go to take winter classes this winter, but things may change. If I don’t go my cousin will probably hate me for my entire life.

Pros and cons, I need to make a list.

Although a big pro is going to Brazil, never been there, would love to go. Big con is it’s not the city I’d rather go to, I mean sure..I’ve never been there but it’s kinda in the country..so I’m not sure how that’d work out. I’m trying to convince my parents if we can go to São Paulo, Brazil. It’s not TOO far from where we’re going yet nonetheless it’s pretty far. Oh did I mention this whole little trip is costing us about $2K PER person JUST for airfare?

It’s amazing how these are the questions that fill my head when I should be worrying about more IMPORTANT things. Sigh. Two exams coming up. Tomorrow is my first one, am I ready? Meh, it’s math. Can’t be too hard. (watch me eat my own words..) Physics is the one I’m really worried about. Anyway time for lunch!

Swamped

Lately..been SWAMPED with work. Not just school work, oh no. It goes further than that. I’ve recently put myself in charge of a couple of projects, which to be quite honest, I’m excited about. But it’s a lot of work, being organized is the only thing that can save me from going insane. I’ve got of several completely distinct projects but nonetheless they’re exciting!

In other news, my last post about Brazil? Guess what. My dad is already checking how much it costs us to go to Brazil. I wish we’d go during Summer. As in USA summer..and over there it’d be winter. I’m going to have to leave my precious winter for summer?! …not cool.
Although thinking about it, I think I had some plans over the winter vacations so we’ll see how that turns out and that interferes with the whole Brazil wedding.

Brazil

Today Linkin Park plays in Brazil..oddly enough I found out that my cousin wants to get married there. Confirmed. She’s been saying she wanted to get married in South America, but her fiancee is from Brazil so I guess that’s that.

I don’t want to go. My friend offered so I could go with her to LA, much rather go there. I’m against what my cousin is doing, not against Brazil. Wedding will be likely in December..awesome I get to miss winter and go to stupid summer. If you don’t know already, I HATE SUMMER, I like the summer vacations. But I hate the summer weather. I wish I could say no and not go..then again even if I have the best excuse in the world my cousin would hate me. She’s 18 years old and getting married. She hasn’t grown up yet, but you know whatever, it’s her life.

Thank you, Mike, Doug, and Stryker

Since last Friday, have been the BEST.
Let me explain..with each tweet, you’ll see why. I give a short explanation, but in Mike’s case, it was an entire post, lol.

Mike

Friday, September 25th 2010

This has all been explained, refer to this post. This tweet made me …well go crazy, lol. Read the post and I go into more detail..

Doug

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

While waiting for Mr. Shinoda to give us more info over the whole DM / send a story or question to him so he could call them and answer them (he was pre-recording for iheartradio), I noticed that Mike was following Doug Robb, from Hoobastank. I LOVE HOOBASTANK! So I mentioned to Mike and said this:

@m_shinoda random note, I see you’re following @HoobaDoug, AWESOME! 😀 tour with Hoobastank?! again that is x]

Later that day Doug replied to me! As you can see above, obviously I would LOVE another tour with Linkin Park and Hoobastank, or else I would have not mentioned it. I saw Hoobastank about two times, they were amazing! I got front row the second Hoobastank concert I went to, the first I got 2nd/3rd row, I was new to concerts then, lol. I saw Linkin Park about three times, seeing them both?! WOULD LOVE THAT.

Stryker

Friday, October 1st 2010

Because Mike replied to me, I promised him that I would #FF him and Styker every single Friday. So, today, since it’s Friday I #FF’d both of them, a little late, (give me a break I had an exam today and was studying all day). My tweet was this:

Oh shit i almost forgot. #FF @m_shinoda @TedStryker @LinkinPark @ChesterBe @phoenixlp @joehahnlp :b

Well shortly after Ted Stryker replied to me! So generous, that made me immediately smile! I was a bit mad at something over here at my house then I checked twitter to see what was up and saw a reply from him! THANKS<3

In conclusion best days ever! So overwhelmed! It's amazing how a little mention, a retweet, or a reply can make one feel so happy. Thank you so much, Mike, Doug, and Ted. YOU ARE THE BEST.

I’m BACK!

Finally back home but I missed a LOT of stuff..like not just LP news, since I missed a day of school I’m kinda behind. Not to mention I forgot my book in New York…yay? FML. My uncle is going to send it via mail tomorrow hopefully I’ll get it soon, if it wasn’t so damn expensive I’d buy another one. But this book is not only expensive it’s also NOT mine, I borrowed it from a friend. It’s a really long story how I left it…but in short I left it in the airport because my cousin was carrying it (again long story..) but in the end they found my book and I almost missed my flight. We took the bus to La Guardia airport and thinking we were going to make it on time (one hour before I had to be there) turns out we ended up coming REALLY late. Like 20 minutes before my plane left! I tried to do the self-checking in thing and well there was this one part that wanted me to pay $60 more to choose a seat or something and so after I kinda skipped in line and asked this lady who worked there if it was too late to check-in, and well so she asked me to hurry up if I wanted to make this flight so I checked in and my luggage. I was waiting in line (huge line :/) and the lady I talked to ended up looking for me so I could skip the line and go directly to security, so after security check I RAN to my gate and ended up catching it! Good huh? I was like the last one to board..not so I saw a few more after me but they were in line already and I kinda skipped people lol. Thanks to that lady I made it! 😀

And now that I’m back I missed my home very much, glad to be here. Only thing I could change is the weather here. I hate the weather here. 90F. Great. Tomorrow school..yay, lol. I’ll blog more later. I’ll try to upload at least one video today I haven’t even seen them completely. :/

Manhattan

Today I went to Manhattan with my aunt, we also went all over, China Town, Little Italy, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, SoHo, etc. etc. tomorrow is the BIG day, and I can hardly wait! I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO SEE LINKIN PARK!!! I’m getting prepared now, taking my camera, memory card, battery, second battery, money, tickets (OBVIOUSLY) and well that. I can’t take much because remember it’s a concert, they don’t allow bags, well the ones I went to they didn’t allow bags, and actually it’s best to not carry anything but whatever is in your pocket so yeah.

Tomorrow going early to Manhattan with my aunt as it will be my final day in New York (as in DAY/night) on Wednesday I leave at 1PM so it’s going to be a rush :/ but oh well, that’s fine. I’m taking loads of pics and videos, believe me I just can’t upload them all! Or to be honest, any of them. But as soon as I get home then yes, I’ll upload them asap.

Yesterday = amazing

So yesterday we went to eat for my cousin’s birthday and it was great! We went to a Japanese Steak House, it was hibachi and well beyond BEYOND amazing, I went to one before but it never ceases to amaze me, haha. I took some great pictures and photos. BTW, on a bad note..turns out the cable I brought for my camera doesn’t work with it, I thought it’d be the same connection thing, same port, but it isn’t. So I can’t show any pictures, which sucks, but oh well. I’ll take pics with my phone which can upload straight to here or there or anywhere, haha.

Yesterday was also the VMAs and I must say I was scared that I was going to miss it because we went out for dinner, oh and also while we were waiting for a table in the waiting room they were playing Linkin Park!! TWO songs in a row, after that it wasn’t LP anymore but there were two songs from LP’s MTM and I was happy I thought it was a sign, haha. Anyway, when we came back me and my cousin turned on the TV and like with out waiting too long, we saw LP’s performance! I LOVED it, the guys did great, obviously. I knew they would. I cannot wait to see them live in concert TOMORROW!!!!! Which LINKIN PARK’S A THOUSAND SUNS COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! 😀

Quick note, since the concert is tomorrow I think it’s time to give access to my ustream, it’s here. Password is athousandsunslp. If you have any problems tweet to me, here

MTV’s VMA tonight

Today is MTV’s VMAs, and I am stoked! I’m sure LP will put on an amazing show! Obviously. The only problem is that I might be able to see it live, I have the TV and everything but my cousin’s birthday is tomorrow, something I didn’t know about and we’re all going out for dinner apparently. :s So I might not see it but I did record it on my cousin’s DVR, haha. JUST in case, but yay can’t waiiiit!