Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I've been eyeing a particular Puma sweater online for a while, and one of my best friends gave me a gift card to help me buy it for my birthday. When it came to the final stages of processing the order, it gave me options of payment with only one bubble. Credit.

The eff?! Why do you provide options, plural, when there is no choice?

Later looked up FAQ on gift card use and this is what I found:
"Can I use/buy the Card online?
No. The PUMA Gift Card cannot be purchased or redeemed online."

I hate stores that don't sell the same stuff they do online, in-store. The actual Puma store sells funky clothes. I don't need the obnoxious purple lines all over the sleeves. I don't need the zipper to be zig-zagged in odd places. I just want a normal black sweater, pop-collared and Puma logo plopped on it. Is that so hard?

Ok, I'm done being branded and materialistic. :P

Sunday, March 29, 2009


What a whirlwind of events happening since I last blogged! After my hell week, it was pretty much me alleviating stress at the beginning of spring break, just to jump right back in throughout. The stress was just studying for GMAT, but let's focus on the de-stressing parts :)

I went to Shanghai Dumpling King in SF with Max on Saturday before DCON, where I got to try xiao long bao, lion head meatballs, tread bread, savory soy milk, spicy chive and pork dumplings, and decadent sugary goodness egg puff pastry! The place was packed! We waited a good hour before we were seated. They delayed our order, which set off our tummy's temper :T Supposedly, they dropped the order sheet on the ground, so our order never made it through. Grr. Food overall was pretty delish, though! I would like to go back, especially for the dumplings and egg puff pastry (in which, got awesome reviews on Yelp!)

Xiao Long Bao :D :D :D

On Tuesday, I spent the whole day with my best friend to celebrate her 22nd birthday. :) We went to Red Robin for lunch and Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Then we hit up BJs for drinks. On Thursday, I had dinner at Sushi Factory, an all-you-can-eat place, with the bestie, her boy, and my boy ;). We stuffed ourselves silly and made our ways to D&B's to play games and I guess, again, drink.
Happy Birthday, Love!

Finally, DCON. I was very pleased with everything! It was definitely a good, last DCON. The entertainment was superb, notably the dance (awesome DJ!) and the talent show acts. The theme tied in nicely with every aspect, from decorations to fundraisers to CNH Idol. This DCON has made me reflect on the huge impact Circle K has had on me. Circle K was more than just doing community service and feeling good about it. It gave me more: it made my college experience awesome, it blessed me with my closest friends at Cal, and most importantly, it shaped who I am today. <3

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dang, busy.

It amazes me how anticipating a hell week will make the previous week so busy. Mainly because I'm trying to alleviate my hell week by "studying" early or whatnot. Didn't really work. Can't say I haven't tried, though!

Weekends have been packed with dinners (I got one with Tony & Silvia. Jealous, much?), on-campus events (LUNAFEST, Vagina Monologues, etc.) and work (Pi Day: Celebrating the irrational). No work, much play...what a mistake. :P

I'll recap eventually, with pictures! Now, I need to re-enter the beginning of hell week.

Till then,
Au Revoir~