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August 2016 Favorites

August has never been my favorite month for many reasons; it just feels like the calm before the storm where everything is at a standstill and everything is coming to a close before fall, before school, before things really get down to business.

A lot of my August was devoted to job searching which really taught me the value of patience, a virtue that I’ve never had least of all with myself. There’s nothing quite like offering up a thousand resumes only to receive maybe two interviews. But I did it. I’m officially a Biology tutor. It’s one of those jobs that’s a need by basis so they don’t need me every week so still in the midst of job searching. But now I wish I had just been more patient with myself and told myself that I would eventually find a job and not rush into things. Anyways my whole job looking experience can be summed up with this video with a few tweaks. It’s so accurate especially near the beginning. And I actually did have to solve a problem when I was interviewing for the tutoring job.

Among the depressing search for jobs, I took a day trip to LA and Hollywood with my friends. We went to the infamous Eggslut which is worth most of the hype I suppose even though we waited an hour to get our food..

Right across from Eggslut is the Bradbury building which was elegant but a little anticlimactic because we could only tour the bottom of the building (ugh).

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One of the top floors was actually featured in 500 Days of Summer at the very end when Joseph Gordon Levitt meets Autumn. It’s also in a twix commercial that’s on TV right now. It’s featured in a lot of other movies but the most notable one is probably Blade Runner (which I haven’t seen).

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We waited in line for the Broad but couldn’t make it time so we just took pictures at Grand Central Park.

I’m kind of ashamed to say I live in SoCal but I haven’t been to Hollywood yet until this month. To be honest, now that I’ve been there, it’s slightly overrated because a lot of celebrities don’t even live or work in Hollywood and it’s about the most touristy of touristy places I’ve ever been to. I do wish I could have seen the Kodak theatre though where the Academy awards are held. Instead I just went to the Hall of Fame and the Chinese theater where a bunch of Asian people were trying to convert people to Christianity by waving huge signs and singing songs in the most monotone voices I’ve ever heard.

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One of my friends has gone off to pharmacy school in Utah and to celebrate, we spent the day in Pasadena and ate some awesome Korean garlic fried wings.

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I watched a ton of Olympics last month, my favorite sport to watch being women’s gymnastics. I’m so in love with Simone Biles and the rest of the final five especially when they’re on their best individual event.

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In terms of stuff on the internet, I’ve been loving Wongfu’s lunch break series. I don’t really care for Wongfu’s stuff in general. I find them a bit sappy but I started watching their lunch breaks because Joanna Sotomura (Emma Approved) was on one of them and it was so interesting so I watched a bunch of them. They’re just fun videos where they talk about a certain topic around lunch.

Music

I discovered a lot of Taeyeon’s songs last month. Her voice is so well-suited for high notes and I love her more melancholic ballads. My favorites in August were I, Starlight, and U R

Chewing Gum by NCT Dream came out this month and it’s verry teen pop-y but so catchy. It also reminds me of Kidz Bop which makes me slightly embarassed to like it. But I’m also embarrassed because most of the members are at least 5 years younger than me, the youngest being 14 I believe. Whatever, no shame.

I think Lotto by Exo came out a while ago but the music video just came out recently and I was saw it on the side bar of recommended videos so I clicked and I loved it! Such a pleasant surprise and the dance moves seem so accessible but also really sexy? Like I would not look sexy doing them but I could at least do them adequately. A perfect dark and badass counterpart to the cutesy stuff I’ve been listening to.

Let Me Love You by Justin Bieber, DJ Snake– All I can say is, Bieber slays again.

Two cities by Flume, Beck-I would love to hear this live.

You’ve probably already put August behind you already as it’s already a week into September but let me know the highlights of your August! =)

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5 thoughts on “August 2016 Favorites

  1. I love Lotto by Exo. It’s such a catchy song. Good luck on the job search process! I know it can be frustrating and hard sometimes, but your hard work will definitely pay off! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to visit the Walk of Fame, hopefully I’ll get to see it the next time I got back to Cali.

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    1. Thank you! Your words inspire me to keep going during this tedious and depressing process haha. And yes you should, just to see. If you really want the full experience especially with the studios, I suggest bring money for the tours haha

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  2. theodd1sout 🙂 I love him. And I like this comprehensive list of everything, including the Olympics. Something good to look at in the future. Let me Love you is such an addicting song. I listen to it non-stop. And nice chewing gum.

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