My Ground Rules For Social Media

Social media is a great way for me to share my life. Yet, there are things that are off limit. The reason is that I don’t want too much of my personal life being exposed.

I have some ground rules of what I don’t share.

1. Not posting info or pics of family

I don’t want strangers to know who my family is or know where they live.

2. No pics of home

I’ve read of YouTubers getting robbed after they showed off their homes. See, I don’t want people to get familiar with the layout of my home or know where I live.

3. No mention of work unless it’s professional needed

I avoid talking about my professional activities unless they’re needed to be mentioned, such as LinkedIn. Otherwise, I don’t talk about my professional activities because I don’t want to accidentally burn any bridges.

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Naturally Drifting Apart

During my last year of college, I was having lunches and chatting with my friends. We laughed and panicked about what we were going to do after graduation. The fear of not knowing motivated us to hang out often before we went our separate way.

Months later, I have lost touched with a bunch of people. I barely have the desire to text them first. They did nothing wrong. We just drifted apart.

Since graduating, I have learned one life lesson: People aren’t meant to stay in your life forever. People come and go. The relationships you still have, treasure them deeply.

Appreciate the Little Things

We all hope that major changes occur in our lives: job promotion, pay raise, new car, or boyfriend/girlfriend. Yet, life doesn’t give us what we want right away. While you wait for a huge change, appreciate the little things.

Today, I was tired from standing and found a bench.

I sat down and starred out in the far distance for a few minutes. For those few minutes, I was not thinking about what I needed to get done today. I wasn’t panicking if I was being productive. Instead, I just relaxed.

Even when you think nothing is happening in your life, remember to enjoy the small moments.

Top 5 Favorite YouTubers

YouTube is my favorite place to waste time. I have subscribed to YouTubers who are funny and entertaining. Some of them happened to be Jvloggers. I have a desire to visit Japan soon.

Here are my top five favorites YouTubers:

1. Texan in Tokyo

Out of boredom, I was trying to find videos on living in Japan. Grace’s video popped up randomly. Over time, I began watching her videos constantly, especially her “A Day In My Life” series.

A nice bonus is her husband Ryosuke! He breaks the stereotype of Japanese people being robotic.

2. Mimei

Mimei is a New Zealand Jvlogger. She doesn’t take herself too seriously. The silly vibe of her videos make them far more pleasant to watch compared to other Jvloggers.

3. Wengie

Wengie is a YouTuber I discovered last week. Just saw a random video of hers and enjoyed how she shows off her daily life. Her hair is sick! I sometime wish that I had rainbow hair like hers.

4. Clothesencounters

Jenn Im is a fashion YouTuber, who gives excellent style advice. Her videos are structured in a simple way, where she shows full lengths and closeups of her various outfits. She also incorporates her daily life into her videos in an adorable way.

5. Edward Avila

Avila is a Filipino-American who lives in South Korea. He shares his humorous stories of living in Korea, including the time he met Kpop star Taecyeon. Plus, he shares his beauty routines too. I enjoy watching his videos due to his jokey personality. Also, he also experiment with different hairstyles, which are cool.

Whatever to Money and Prestige

It’s seemed like everyone love to fuss about the importance of money and prestige. People fear that you’re crazy if you choose to pursue an unconventional path in life.

Back in college, fellow history and politics majors did not know how to mind their own business. They kept shoving law school down my throat. I straight up ignored them.

The most important life lesson college taught me: don’t give a fuck about money and prestige. Not all money is good money. If you focus on money solely, you might regret doing unethical behavior. As for prestige, it’s overrated because it doesn’t really bring happiness; it instead creates a superficial reason for people to admire you.

I have chosen to focus on goals that fit my personal mission of enriching myself with intellectual, personal, and creative experiences.

Lunch on Tennyson!

Confession: I have been anti-social lately. I have been a hermit at home. For New Year’s Eve, a friend was sweet enough to invite me out.

My effort in hanging out with people has been lacking.

However, I have been changing my social behavior slowly.

On Monday, my college pal Britt texted me late at night. We chatted for an hour. Then, she suggested that we get together for lunch!

We both agreed to have lunch at Parisi, best Italian restaurant in Denver! If you haven’t eaten there yet, go now!

When I was driving to Parisi, I exited the highway. Right as I exited, there was heavy construction on Lowell! I did not know why.

Traffic was not moving for a few minutes and I decided to find another way to Parisi.

Luckily, I arrived at Parisi 15 minutes early; I was paranoid about being late.

While waiting for Britt, I looked at the menu. Very indecisive on what to get, “Antipasta section? Nah to that. I want pasta since I’m at an Italian place!”

For a second, I put the menu down and Britt entered!

“Wearing the same outfit you wore in college.” I giggled. Britt was wearing an orange shirt, sweater, and sweats.

“Yeah.” Britt laughed. “The exact same outfit.”

She and I ordered. I decided to get the mushroom risotto! Been craving risotto for months.

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Originally, the worker instructed us to sit a certain booth. Britt and I walked to the booth, but two old men were occupying it.

We decided to sit at another booth. A waiter smiled and said, “Wise decision.”

After we sat down, the waiter was very sweet to get us water.

Britt and I began talking about what we had been doing since graduation. I revealed, “Britt, I am glad that I still talk with you. I barely talk to anyone from Regis.” Britt admitted that she felt the same.

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Then, I said, “I don’t care to go to our college reunion.”

“Wait?” Britt asked. “We have a college reunion. I thought that was only for high school?”

“Yeah,” I responded. “They do a reunion for college too. I don’t care to go to ours. I don’t want to deal with people coming up to me and talking to me. I don’t care to pretend.”

“Pretend to be fake,” Britt joked.

“I don’t care to pretend,” I explained. “I don’t want to deal with people asking me, ‘Are you married? Do you have kids?’ See, people have not asked for my number or bothered Facebooking me.”

Britt was laughing. She said, “Same!”

“If we actually ever go, I will stick with you!” I screamed.

“I would have you speaking for me, since we talk everyday,” Britt joked.

Our lunch was lovely! The risotto was creamy and fulling. Being healthy was the last thing on my mind at that moment.

After lunch, we walked around Tennyson. The Book Bar had a sick mural of Harry Potter with Cat in the Hat! My childhood in one image!

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We checked out the Book Bar for a bit and the children section was adorable.

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My afternoon with Britt was lovely and it reminded me to make time for friends. Being alone too much is not healthy for the soul.