Saturday, August 31, 2013

1st Week of School

And where it starts again...
My last semester as a undergraduate student, 
and (hopefully) on my way to obtaining a doctorate of pharmacy.

So here is to studying hard, getting good grades, working out, learning how to break dance, seeing old friends & meeting new ones, and to future grand adventures. 

This will seriously be the only week of the school year in which the library is dead empty. I'll try to enjoy it while it lasts.

All the necessary gadgets & things to keep this year.

The month doesn't look too painful... for now anyways. 

Taking my study break as Beeta slaves away over her 20 emails from pharmacy school. 

Look at how concentrated she is!

My best friend and worst enemy wrapped up in floral.

Sketchy City. Cute School.

Posters for Katrina's white coat ceremony. Mine is the Heisenberg-looking one & Nicole's is the comic book inspired piece. Both are still works-in-progress till next weekend!

5 minute fish taco. My comfort food of the month.

Surviving school for 5 days calls for a sushi buffet celebration with Beeta and Joseph.

I "mustache" you to quench your thirst.

I'm a senior already!?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In the Middle of the Night

Throwback to Halloween Weekend of 2012.

Motto Jacket - Fashion Young Boutique
Shirt - Forever 21
Socks - Halloween Store
Mary Jane Pumps - Forever 21

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lust List: Top Picks for Fall Shoes 2013

Summer is coming to an end while fall is approaching just around the corner, and a new semester comes again. I'm equally as excited as I am nervous. It's a whirlwind seeing old friends, staying up late, studying my ass off, and of course, new adventures. I'm trying to bottle up my anxiety, but it's bursting at the seams.
But what is keeping me planted is browsing fall shoes that I'm super in love with. At the moment, I'm really into bulky shoes and the hologram gleam. If I had hundreds of dollars to spare, all of these babies would be mine.

Forever 21
High-Voltage Combat Boots - $42.80

Go Jane
Glitter Contrast Heels - $34.40

Floral Combat Boots - $38.00

Buckled In Creepers - $35.10

Nasty Gal
Blazen Flatform (Hologram) - $120.00


Helga Platforms - $170.00

Creepers - $19.99

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Didn't Choose the Student Life, the Student Life Chose Me

I rather be doing this.

But instead, I'm at home doing this.

Although I do love to go out once in a while, I honestly like staying at home, studying, and working out. It's not as bad as I used to make it to be. I was the type of person that dreaded cracking open a textbook, but now, I'm just like, "tuberculosis can do that to you!? I'm never letting anyone breathe around me again." Okay, maybe not that drastic, but learning something interesting does help lessen the dull ache of pounding information in your head.

Oh, and she is there for moral support & a nice furry nudge every once in a while.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Queen H Takes Me Out to Play

Play dates with Helena (Queen H.) are the best. 
(1) There is always food involved no matter what we do.
(2) She forces me to dress up.
(3) She's so sassy sometimes, I can't even keep up.
First stop: Old Vine Cafe
Due to Helena's request and her intense research on Yelp reviews, we ended up at Old Vine Cafe, located in hidden hipster block of Costa Mesa. Holy kitten, it was hipster. I'm not even exaggerating. Every store and restaurant barfed of vegan this, green that, and of "wholesome hole in the wall" vibes. Not that I'm complaining. I would gladly put on my skinny jeans, crop top, & mean girl shades to sip iced peach tea while writing poetry, short stories, and contemplating my journey in life (or you know, just going on tumblr).

All of that aside, this is this the place to eat. 

Helena and I ordered biscuits and gravy, and oh boy, the portions were huge. We were expecting Denny's-sized portions of a tiny biscuit with loads of gravy (making it look big), but we were definitely wrong. The biscuit was the size of two of my fists and the best part, it was freaking delicious. Although it was slathered in gravy, the biscuit still remained fresh and crunchy as ever, something I appreciated like a new bottle of conditioner after using a watered-down leftovers for 2 weeks. 

Something that was even more awesome that I never saw before except on television; the chef actually came outside of the kitchen to greet customers and ask how the dining experience was. That was the divine cherry on top of customer lovin'.

Derp Derp Derp.

 Dog being Queen.

Dog being dog.
Second Stop: Shopping
I was on mission "do-not-make-my-wallet-go-empty", and it was a success! I needed sunglasses badly and got relatively cheap ones at Forever 21. To be honest, all I was really looking for was sunglasses that fit my small head and looked relatively decent for my face shape. I made it out alive of the two story store with these two pairs; finally got my Mean Girl Shades.

And after raving to Helena about the Brandy Melville Bralette, I practically forced her to try it on for herself. Like I already knew would happen, she instantly fell in love with it and purchased it. 

Third Stop: Dave & Buster's
Exhausted from our finds, the both of us retreated to Dave & Buster's for happy hour (since both of us are finally 21! Sorry Helena for taking so long!) and good eats from the kid's menu. Who needs full portions in the first place? After walking around all day long, it felt like I was at an oasis of awkward first dates and teens taking over the air hockey table.
This is the part where my healthy eating habits took a small dive.

Oh, and this too.
And last but not least, our cute girl outfits for the day

Being super nasty, dirty, & gross after tackling the good life.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The 33rd Resurrection

Christine Nguyen
21 Years Old
Student in pursuit of Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy
- writing - fashion - poetry - bad jokes - stories - mashed potatoes

Hi. I'm Christine. And as of right now, I mark today as the new start of the plenty of new starts I have in my life. Sure I'm already 21 years old, but every milestone in my life has always felt like the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. So cheers to new adventures, failed attempts of following resolutions, as well as learning & growing up as a little kittenn.