Trouble Maker’s “Chemistry” Album!

Trou-a-a-a-ble! Trouble, Trou-Trouble Maker!

Trouble Maker’s finally back and I’m so excited! I was anticipating this the first time I saw Hyuna’s Instagram update with a picture of her and Hyunseung in front of the “CUBE Studio” wall.


After CUBE officially announced that Trouble Maker was making a comeback, I was beyond excited. For me, their comeback was probably the second most anticipated album of the year (right after EXO’s XOXO). I had really loved their debut concept, and I was really stoked to see them winning on all those music programs! Even though some people didn’t appreciate Hyuna because they felt she was too “slutty”, I personally loved her performances! She really adds to Trouble Maker in a way that I don’t feel that any other female K-Pop artist can.

Side rant: I really hate when people say things like, “I hate that CUBE makes Hyuna into this slut! Like, from variety shows, we can tell she’s sooo cute and this ‘sexy’ thing just doesn’t suit her!” I, personally, feel that the fact that she can do this kind of sexy-image despite her cuteness is such an amazing thing. Because of this, she manages to pull off so many types of images that a lot of girls can’t do in the K-Pop industry. Hyuna can look really bad-ass, really cute, really innocent and pure, and really sexy. I can’t help but feel that people who hate on her are just mildly jealous that they can’t be as versatile with their image as Hyuna can.

Anyways, two days ago, Trouble Maker released teaser photos on their site at a certain time every day; one photo every 7 hours. Here are some of the pics:

There’s a ton more, but those are some of my favourites. Anyways, I’ll just cut to the chase and present to you the MV for their title track “Now (There Is No Tomorrow)”:

THAT M/V JUST OOZED SEX. I can’t even begin to explain how much I absolutely adore the concept and the whole feel of the music video.

I loved the trashy feel. I loved that they seemed to be partying it up like crazy, waking up drunk with strangers, livin’ the trailer life, and having very passionate-angry make-outs. I dare anyone to name two people in the K-Pop world who has the type of chemistry they do to produce something like this, do it well, and give you these type of chills.

I loved the sexiness. Something about Hyunseung and Hyuna just radiate sexy. They both have this lustful feeling to them that I just can’t help but adore.

I loved that it’s unique. While we may have seen these kinds of M/V in America, music videos like these are very rare in Korea, I feel. So while it’s nothing particularly new to the World, it’s definitely new to K-Pop, and I admire Trouble Maker for doing it so well.

I loved their chemistry. If you feel that these two don’t have chemistry, I’d really beg to differ. I sincerely hope these two are dating off-screen from being Trouble Maker. I think they go so well together. All the clips I’ve seen of them on YouTube are so adorable, and I ship them way too hard. I want them to be the power couple of the industry; stealing all the awards and hogging all the camera-time.

Anyways, the rest of the album is amazing too! Here’s a poorly-written/half-assed review of their stuff:

1. “Turn Up the Volume”

A slightly slower pop song! Feel-good music! While we all know that singing isn’t what Hyuna is best at, I think that she’s really improving and having a few lines in songs definitely doesn’t hurt anyone‘s ears. Nothing too special, but it’s a nice change from having to see their sexiness everywhere, right? I hope they’ll perform this song during their first week of promotions!

2. “Now (There Is No Tomorrow)”

Refer to the M/V above.

3. “The Girl Who Wants To Play”

This song is definitely slower than the first track. It’s more of a ballad by Hyunseung featuring a small rap from Hyuna than it is “Trouble Maker”. While it’s not my favourite from the album, I still quite like it. Plus, we should all appreciate the fact that Hyuna wrote the lyrics to this song!

4. “Attention (Come Here)”

Kind of has a jazzy feeling to it. If you appreciate something like TTS’s “Twinkle”, you might like this too.

5. “I Like (feat. Flowsik of Aziatix)”

Something about this song gives me a really Britney Spears-feel to it. I don’t quite know how I feel about this song; not my favourite from the album, but it’s good nonetheless.

And that’s the end of their mini-album! Apparently there’s another follow-up kind of album that’s going to have a 19+ rating? Or something like that. I forgot the nitty-gritty details, so check out for updates!


Mix Tape Masterpiece

Going through past Dailyprompts for inspiration again, and I come across this prompt and thought it was the perfect one to do on a boring Tuesday afternoon.

Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece

For anyone that knows me well, I’m into the very “mainstream” kind of music. When I was a kid, I was super into people like Hilary Duff. My first album that I went out to actually buy was those YTV CDs called “Big Fun Party Mix” or something. (If you grew up in Canada/Ontario, you should probably know what those are.) Then, around grade 6-7, I got really into J-Pop, and so my favourite group for the next 4-5 years was NEWS. My favourite member was Yamashita Tomohisa, but he left the group a few years back and it still pains me today. Then, in high school, my friends introduced me in K-Pop. 2009/2010 was the really big years for K-Pop with Wonder Girl’s “Nobody” and SNSD’s “Gee”. Today, I’m an avid fan of a lot of K-Pop groups, and any other songs I listen to are probably from Hong Kong artists or the mainstream American pop music you’ll hear on the radio.

So, instead of one “mixtape”, I’ll list 3: K-Pop favourites (of all time), Current Favourites, Timeless (songs I can listen to a million times and not get sick of).

1. K-Pop Favourites

  • SHINee – Replay
  • B2ST – On Rainy Days
  • KARA – Step
  • Jay Park – I Can’t Be Without You
  • G.NA – I’ll Back Off So You Can Live
  • 2NE1 – Ugly
  • Super Junior – No Other
  • Ailee – Evening Sky
  • f(x) – Pinocchio
  • Taeyang – Only Look At Me

2. Current Favourites

  • The Summer Set – Boomerang
  • Song Jieun – False Hope
  • Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
  • Tyler Ward & Kurt Schneider – Let Her Go
  • KARA – Runaway
  • Raymond Lam – On My Way
  • EXO-M – Baby, Don’t Cry
  • EXO-M – Lucky
  • EXO-M – Don’t Go
  • Jessie J – Magnetic

3. Timeless

  • Raymond Lam – Love is not Enough
  • Tamia – Smile
  • Tamia – Almost
  • Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
  • Hilary Duff – Fly
  • Ai Otsuka – Planetariam
  • Utada Hikaru – Flavour of Life
  • BoA – Every Heart
  • George Nozuka – Talk to Me
  • NEWS – Cherish

NOTE: A lot of the songs I’ve listed can be listed in multiple categories.
For example, SHINee’s “Replay” can fall under the category of “Timeless”
too, but I didn’t want to repeat any songs.

I hope you guys tried listening to some of those songs!
If we share any common likes, leave a comment!

Tomato and Eggs



  • One medium-sized tomato
  • Two eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Grounded black pepper (optional)


  1. Cut tomato into small chunks. Set aside.
  2. Break two eggs into bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add 1/2 spoon of salt and 1/2 spoon of sugar to egg.
  4. Continue to mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour vegetable oil into pan (enough to form a thin layer
    of oil coating the pan).
  6. Pour egg into pan and fry like you would
    make scrambled eggs.
  7. Cook/fry for about 3 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes into pan.
  9. Cook for about another minute.
  10. Add 1 spoon of salt and 2 spoons of sugar into pan.
  11. Cook for approximately another 4 minutes.
  12. Pour into dish.
  13. Optional: Add grounded black pepper.

I understand those weren’t the best instructions. I just want to say that I’m far from being a professional
cook. This was the first recipe I learned from my mom. It’s good when you’re a university/college
student living on campus and need a simple dish to make for dinner.


Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this recipe!


So, let’s say I’m in a program. I need a 75% average in this program. Let’s say that I just got a 54% on one of the midterms. Now, let’s say that was supposedly the easiest test of the semester, and the tests/finals just get harder from here on out. So, what do I do now?

I’m honestly just a bunch of negative emotions right now, and I’m about to punch the drywall.

How the fuck did I study so hard for that midterm, read all the material beforehand, and feel so confident after taking the midterm, and still end up with a God forsaken 54%?

How did I walk out of that exam feeling like a million bucks, but end up with nothing good?

The irony of all this is truly… I-I’m fucking speechless.


I’m angry because I’m majoring in the social sciences field, and I have to take a stupid stats course. Granted, it’s not full out math with a bunch of formulas and it’s not nearly as hardcore as calculus, but math is math, and I suck at it. It involves me using an annoying software to generate data sets, and I suck at that too. I’m sorry, but I don’t see math and engineering students being forced to take English, so…

I’m angry because my parents are always on my ass about “studying harder” and “don’t procrastinate so much”. While they can say this about the other courses I’m taking, they can definitely not say this about stats. I actually bought the damn software, I read all the material before class, and I work super hard in class too. So why did my efforts not pay off? 


I’m disappointed because while I wasn’t expecting to get 100% on that midterm, I did feel like I performed fairly well. Normally, my estimates of my abilities generally isn’t too far off from what I end up do getting. When I feel like I did shit, I generally get a shit mark. When I feel like I did good, I get a good mark. Even when my estimate is off, it isn’t by this much. How the hell did I expect at least a 75%+ and ended up with a 54%?

I’m SAD.

I’m sad because I feel like I let my parents down. They’re paying out the ass for this stupid ass course and education. I feel like they always have pretty fair expectations of me, and I can’t even achieve those standards.


I’m scared that I won’t be able to catch up. I have another midterm and the final to look forward to, but what if I get shitty marks on those too?

I’m scared because this mark actually matters and counts towards my major. If this was any other course, I’d be upset, but there wouldn’t be a direct impact on my future career path and studies. I don’t want a repeat of what happened to me in high-school where my math grade was, once again, the reason my enrollment at the school was put into jeopardy.

I’m scared because I’m thinking of all the worst-case scenarios. What if I fail? What if I need to repeat this course? That’s going to cost another $700 for bullshit I don’t even enjoy. What if I get kicked out of this program? What if this holds me back?


But hey, at least I’m getting 80s-90s in courses that don’t matter, right?

OCD? Maybe?

It’s been… slowly… driving me… insane.

Not really, but it has been bothering me a lot. On my last blog post, I spent so much time on editing the formatting of it, that I was pretty much this close to ripping out my hair. If you were to look at it, almost all the pictures alternated between being left-aligned, then right-aligned, and so on. I’d then have the text talking about the picture directly next to it. When I finally finished and published the post, I noticed this:


Excuse me? Why the hell is that sentence not on the left side of the picture no matter how many times I press “enter”? But then, when I went back to edit the post, everything else would get messed up, and I’d spend another 10 minutes tweaking it. When I was finally done, it had worked on Firefox, but not on Chrome. By this time, it was 1AM, and I had things to be studying for the next day, so I decided to just give up and go to bed.

I go back onto my blog again today, AND GUESS WHAT? It’s like this on Firefox too now.

Seriously, this close to punching someone out.

And while I’m now tempted to go back once again and attempt to fix it, a part of me is just like, “Why bother? It’s just gonna end up like that again.” But it’s bothering me so much, I feel like my heart is churning in there. UGH.

That being said though, I don’t actually know if I have OCD. According to the people of the internet, just because you’re bothered when something is out of line, doesn’t necessarily mean you have OCD.

All I know is that when I see pictures like these, it’s very, very annoying:

[More photos here]

Anyways, while we’re on this topic, I really actually wanted to share this video:

In some of the comments, it was stated that he has actually managed to control his OCD so that he doesn’t need to necessarily repeat certain words many times. However, for emphasis and to hit us really hard in the feels, he has decided to do so for this performance.

Truly, one of the best videos on the internet.

Into my closet!

When I got my ass back onto WordPress, I noticed that I was apparently following dailypost’s blog here. I really like their “Daily Prompt” topics, and decided to do one that really interested me!

Here’s my response to: Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man

How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

Let’s start with “How important are clothes to you?” If we’re going by the saying that everyone needs food, shelter, clothes, and so on, then I’d say that my clothes very goddamn important. But in all honesty, fashion and clothes were never my top priority. Going shopping, and buying new clothes makes me happy, but it’s not exactly something I would base who I am, or my life, on.

As for my style? I’d call it a “I’m-too-lazy-to-even-bother-half-the-time” or “Whatever-the-hell-looks-cool-in-my-eyes”.

Here’s a peek into my closet:

photo 4(2)I’m really like graphic t-shirts. My roommate last year would always say things like, “Oh my gosh, you’re not 12 anymore! Graphic t-shirts are for kiddies in middle school.”

Personally, I really like that graphic t-shirts really get the point across about how you’re feeling today. At least that’s how I pick my t-shirt for the day. If I’m feeling particularly rock today, maybe I’ll wear my black t-shirt that has creepy printed words on it. If I’m feeling a bit weird/creative today, I’ll wear my “Gangnam Style” t-shirt.

Plus, when you get loose-fitting ones, it’s really comfortable, and can be dressed up or down.


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I also really like collared shirts. Is that what they’re called? Those casual shirts with a collar. A few years ago, the denim shirt came back into style. Then a year later, the army green one is back as well. Before all this, plaid was really popular. I got so much plaid shirts at that time, it’s actually scary.

But anyways, I love that these kinds of shirts, with the sleeve rolled up, is perfect for the fall weather!




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Something else that I really love is sweaters. I basically grew up wearing only hoodies, before I finally figured that I should some wear other types of clothes. Seriously, hoodies in the summer. Don’t judge me. Even though I’ve started wearing other stuff, autumn/winter is still my favourite time of the year, because I get to throw on all my hoodies.

American Eagle hoodies are one of my favourites, because their sweaters are always so soft, and comfortable!



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Another one of my fall favourites are windbreakers, or thin jackets.  This one is my current favourite. I bought it online from Taobao (it’s kind of like a Chinese eBay).

It combines my three favourite things right now: the army green colour, the skull, and lace!

This one is from Sears. Not much to say about it, other than the fact that I think it’s really nice. Plus, it was like $10! :

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For my bottoms, I generally just wear jeans. Even in the summer, I’ll probably still be wearing jeans. Normally, I love the dark-washed ones, but when it’s lighter-coloured, I prefer it to be blue still. I actually really hate white jeans.
Here are two pairs of jeans that I own. Before you go saying anything, that’s grey, not white, ok? The blue one is from American Eagle, and the grey one is from Sears:

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For shoes, photo 1I really combat-like boots. I especially like the ones that would have studs. This pair was from Sears as well, and I really like the plaid pattern at the top. If I’m not in some sort of boots, you’ll see me in my sneakers. In summer though, I rarely step outside without flip-flops.

When I was younger, I actually never wore anything other than sneakers. No matter the season, I’ll always be wearing them. Then, somehow, last year, I started wearing combat boots, and I fell in love with them. When I visited China in summer ’12, it was too hot for me to wear anything other than flip-flops. Now, I understand why so many girls love to go shoe shopping. You can never have enough!

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I also really love accessorizing, because I normally like really plain clothes, so I feel the need to add a bit of something to it. On the left are three scarves I got from Ardenes. I actually have a bunch more, with a red one with skulls, a maroon coloured one, and a lot more.

They’re all fashion scarves though, so I’m really not well-equipped for Winter…




For other accessories, I have a really unhealthy obsession photo 3(1)with collecting them. Everywhere store I go into, I always check the accessories area before I look at the actual clothes. On the right, are my current three favourite necklaces. The first one (left) is a birthday gift from a friend. The one in the middle is from Forever 21. Then, the one of the right is bought online from Taobao. It’s actually the symbol for EXO’s Kris Wu.

Then below are my favourite rings. From the left, (1) dragon print, (2) Chinese characters, (3) black with fake diamonds, (4) moon and stars, (5) a poppy/flower:

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For my bracelets, I like going to stores like Aldo, or shopping online for them. The one on the left is bought online from Taobao again. The two next to it is from Aldo. They read, “forget it and move on”, I believe.

The one on the left with the spikes, was actually inspired by Junhyung from B2ST. I believe he has the same one, just in a different colour.

Junhyung has awesome style, ok? Don’t judge me for wearing a “boy bracelet” or anything. Shut up.

To be honest, I don’t feel like I have a style. But, every time I go shopping with my friends, I get comments like, “Oh, that shirt is more your style, not mines!” or, “Oh, I really like your style!”, which leads me to occasionally believe that I do have a style. Because of this, I actually asked some of my friends what they think my style is. What I got was:

“You tend to wear t-shirts with a lot of prints, or sweaters.”

“I don’t remember, but I remember you wearing a lot of sweaters and long-sleeved stuff.”


“It’s more dark, and chic.”

“It’s the opposite of floofy.”

(This is how I described my friend’s style when it’s really white/poofy/clean/innocent-looking.)

How appearance impacts how I feel about myself? To be honest, the most hobo-ish I look, the better I feel, which is quite ironic considering that people say that they generally feel more confident when they’re dressed to impress.


How about I combine all of those, and say my style is “comfortable hobo-chic”. I kind of like that actually.

Happy Birthday Lay!

This is cheesy as hell.

I never quite understood the point of people writing “Happy Birthday” messages to celebrities on their blogs since I’m 90% sure that the celebrity will probably never see it.

That being said, I tend to make no sense anyways. Rather than a “Happy Birthday” message, I’ll do a mix of that, and a bit about why Lay makes me happy.

For those of you who don’t know, Lay (Zhang Yixing) is a member of the 12-membered boy-band, EXO. They’re a fairly new group, but they’ve been doing really well recently with their XOXO album, and their promotions for their song “Growl”.

Now, if you’re Korean, and you find some of them to have some weird-ass accent… well, that’s because 4 of them are from China. [EXO is split into EXO-M (Mandarin), and EXO-K (Korean).]

Onto the main point of this…

To be quite honest, I don’t know why Lay is my bias of the group. Generally speaking, I tend to like the member that I can relate to most in terms of languages/nationality. If we’re going by that logic, I’d be head over heels for Kris Wu (the leader of EXO-M), since he’s Canadian, and we speak all the same languages (English, Mandarin, and Cantonese – and my Korean is almost non-existent, but whatever). I tend to also like the vocalists or rappers of the group, which are both things that Lay can do well… it’s just not what he’s known for. Then, I tend to like those bitch-faced, bad-boy types, which dear God, Lay is absolutely not.

This is what Lay is:

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He’s really cute and loveable.

He’s kind of slow and dumb sometimes.

He can play the piano, and the guitar. But this bitch can’t read music sheets, so everything is by ear.

Always humble. Always the last person to leave the stage, because he’s too busy bowing to all the fans.

So yeah, he’s all kinds of floofy, adorable, love, and I don’t really see how that’s anything like the type of idol I normally like. Perhaps this is the inner me telling me that I need to settle down with a nice guy soon. But then, he starts dancing like this, and my kokoro goes dokidoki.

So the birthday message. Hmm…

I guess, I’ll just say, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” I hope you have the best one ever with the rest of EXO. It’s probably hard to celebrate away from your family, but I hope that the other 11 boys will be able to make up for it. Please continue being one of the best dancers, one of the most talented idols around, and the most humble guy ever. How much of a derp you are, how hardworking you are, and how loving you are towards your fans, makes me smile every time I’m down. While I’m stuck here in Canada, you’re working hard in Korea, but I hope one day I get to attend an EXO concert, and get to meet all of you guys! Or maybe, when I visit China again, I’ll stop by Hunan, and pray that you’ll be walking around the streets. Seriously, if you see this message, can you just decide to roam around Changsha one day? It’s good exercise, and you’ll meet me, the girl of your dreams. Anyways, here’s to a wonderful birthday, and many more to come! 🙂

Here’s a shitty translation:

生日快乐!我希望你会有最好的生日! 没有家人在你身边一定是很困难但我希望EXO会让你一样的高兴. 请继续做最好的舞蹈家, 最有才华的偶像, 和最客气的. 你傻乎乎的表情, 你很辛苦的个性, 和你爱兴迷的作风, 让我每一次不开心do会笑起. 虽然我在加拿大, 我希望有一天我可以去看EXO的concert. 或者, 如果我再次回中国, 我会去湖南. 希望可以在街上碰到你. 如果你看到这短话, 你可不可以在长沙走几圈? 对身体健康, 而你也可以和我(你梦想的女神)见面. 不管怎么说, 我现在祝你生日快乐, 和希望你还有更多美丽的日子!

Returning to WordPress, unemployed.

Hello! 你好!Bonjour! 안녕하세요!

It’s been a few years since I was on WordPress. I still remember the good ol’ days when this site wasn’t half as confusing as it is now.

-wipes tears- Oh how the time sure does fly.

Anyways, the only reason I came back was because I’ve always been meaning to start a blog where none of my in-real-life friends can find me. Shocker, I have real-life friends.

This blabberingsoul is currently stuck in a rut, and no one understands. So what better way to let it all out than to blog about it?

Here goes…

This past week has been absolute piss for me. I’ve been stressed out more than ever. I wasn’t even this stressed when I was up at 4AM starting an ISU that was due in four hours in high school, or at 3AM when I was doing final edits for my Legal Studies essay.

I have now come to understand why people are always bitching about how the economy is shit, and how finding a job is almost as bad as … well, I don’t know what it’s almost as bad as. But this is just not fun anymore.

I applied to a total of 23 jobs. I’ve been pre-screened once, and I was a total derp and sassypants that I’m pretty convinced that I scared them away. That, and the fact that I didn’t get to really talk about my skills a lot. I’m an idiot. Don’t judge me. Then, I’ve proceeded to get rejected from a bunch of other jobs that I was really interested in. I now have 7 jobs that are awaiting rejection, basically. I mean, the jobs that I got rejected from had 20-50 competing candidates. The 7 leftover have 60-300 applicants. I pretty much lost all hope.

Then, there are my friends who are getting interviews after interviews. Job offers after job offers. While I want to be happy for them, I really can’t. I can easily say this with confidence, because I know that a few of them wouldn’t even be happy for me if they were in my current position. It’s one of those I’m-glad-you’re-happy-but-not-really-because-I’m-miserable-and-I-can’t-afford-to-care-about-you moments.

I’ve been feeling sad as hell, and no one really understands. The friends who are getting offers don’t know what it’s like to not get anything. There are friends who aren’t even looking for jobs, so they just don’t understand either. To be quite honest, I think a large part of the reason why I feel like absolute crap is because I feel like I really disappointed my parents. Not because they’ve been giving me pressure, no. It’s because they’ve been so encouraging and supportive every time I come back upset about being rejected yet again. They’ve been tip-toeing around me, getting me all my favourite foods, and asking their friends if they know people who would hire me. It just makes me feel even worse about myself, even though I know they’re going for the opposite effect.

Aside from the fact that I’ve been reflecting on myself, and nitpicking at all my flaws… I’ve just been really displeased with some of the employers. I know I’ll just come off as a bitter little bitch, but at this point, I really don’t even see how I should care. I mean, my resume were all individually tailored so that each employer will see all the skills that I possess that will be sure to be of use if I were to be hired. That, and I put cover letters on almost all of my resumes, because for me it’s always: “Go hard, or go home.” I never really understood it when people would say, “Only put cover letters on the jobs that you really want, and don’t bother if you don’t really care for the position.” I mean, if I’m applying for the job, is it not obvious that I want it/care for it to a certain degree? I’m unemployed for God’s sake; I’ll take almost any job.

Let me just add that I was so qualified for some jobs, that I probably wouldn’t even need training. I spent the last 4-5 years of my life volunteering/participating in clubs that required me to demonstrate the exact same skills they required, perform the exact same duties they asked of me, and I just … I’m truly speechless. Sigh.

[Aside: WordPress is putting “Related content” as I’m typing, and this is a feature that I didn’t have back then. I’m very pleased.]

So anyways, back to the let’s-comfort-her-even-though-we-don’t-understand situation. So my friends have been very encouraging too. But, to be quite honest, in my current state, everything just comes off as pity, and mildly condescending. I just want to reply with,

“UGH SHUT UP. You don’t understand me! I’m a teenage unicorn who needs to spread her wings and be majestic and shit, but no one’s letting me fly!


Excuse me? What are you trying to say? That you’re better than me with your seven job offers? Huh? You wanna go?”

Jokes aside though, I feel like I haven’t accomplished jack shit while my friends are off on their new journeys. I’ve been working harder on my school work/studies in desperate attempts to make up for this unemployed business, but it’s really, really bothering me.

I know that in probably a month or two from now, I won’t be as sad about all this. But right now? Can someone just smother me in love and food?