Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Hoochmama

Happy Barfday to my rolldawg, Nuchia Xiong. She's finally LEGAL! So we partied, like some hardies :)

thru thick & thin <3

Sunday, October 17, 2010


This, my friend, is what mo. pro does to you.

thank god for caffeine.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Job Shadow Evaluation =)

My first job shadow took place on October 7th, 2010 at Oakwood Elementary, which is a part of the Wayzata Public School district 284. I job shadowed Deborah West. Deb decided that she wanted to come into this career partially due to her sister’s deaf and blind disability. She has always had a need for caring for people who suffer with disabilities and disorders. She recently graduated with her Master’s in Master of Science- Special Ed over at St. Cloud University State.  She has been a Step teacher at Oakwood Elementary for 15 years and deicide to switch careers path not entirely different but going into a bigger position as an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)/DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delays)/TBI Resource Specialist. Deb works with the four schools in our Wayzata Public School district. She works with The Step Program over at Oakwood Elementary, The Track Program that we have here at Wayzata High School and 2 different programs over at East and West middle school. As a resource specialist, she has a lot of responsibilities such as going to each school and mentoring the Special Ed. Teachers, involving herself as much by conducting meetings with paraprofessionals and teachers. The meetings usually are about how they can improve student’s learning by creating new learning strategies for the disability and disorder students. They also discuss student’s positive and negative behavior and how to deal with negative behavior that the child brings upon the staffs. Deb, teachers, and paraprofessionals come up with new solutions and act upon the student’s negativity to see if there are any changes in result.
                When I met with Deb, she was conducting a meeting with 3 other paraprofessionals and a special education teacher.  I was able to experience how she conducts her meetings and what they discuss upon.  After the meeting, she showed me their Step Program which includes 3 different class rooms but I only got the chance to see 2 class rooms. It wasn’t long until the students arrived to school and got settled into the room. Deb spent some time explaining a lot about the Step Program and what learning strategy they are currently using. They use a strategy called “Structure Teaching”, which involves a daily routine schedule. Each student has their name listed on the wall and are assigned to different activities throughout the day (usually during independent time). For example, one student could be in a learning activity and one student could be having “choice time” (free/play time). It all depends on how the schedules are set. In classroom A, once each activity is completed, the students are to report back to the schedule board and place the completed activity card into their “All done” pocket. In classroom B, it’s a little different because instead of dropping their card into the pocket, they take it with them to their assigned station and place it there. This process is a great way for the students to learn new activities and it helps them by not having the habit of repeating the same activity done each day. There is a time where all students come together and have “Circle time”. This is when teachers and paraprofessionals discuss with students about what month it is, what day it is, what year it is, and what the current weather is. This is also a part of the new “Structure teaching”. They also sing a lot during the “Circle time” to get the students more interactive and it is also a great learning process. During the job shadow I got the chance to experience how the “Structure teaching” system worked and what Deb does as a Resource Specialist. Since Deb wasn’t there with me the whole entire time due to the fact that she had another class to check up on, it was still a great experience because I got the chance to evaluate each classroom on my own and speak to paraprofessionals and a special education teacher (Ms. Karla) who gave me a lot of information and advice for pursuing in this career field.
                If I could improve the job shadow, I would’ve liked more one on one time with Deb because I find her occupation very interesting. I would’ve like more time to ask her more questions about her job duties and responsibilities but I couldn’t due to the fact that we ran short on time. What I liked most about my job shadow was having the chance of getting into the Step Program and experiencing how special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and Deb, herself work as a whole with students who have disabilities. The only thing I didn’t like about the job shadow was the fact that I didn’t get to finish the whole school day. It would’ve been really nice to job shadow longer so I can get a feel of how a full school day is ran.
                I think that this could be a potential career for me. It will definitely take a lot of hard work for getting that bachelor’s degree and working and training with kids beforehand. I would also need to strengthen my communication and problem solving skills during college or training because this career is all about communication, reasoning, and problem solving.  You’re just not working with students, you’re working with students who have a disability or disorder and it’s very important that you know what you‘re doing to care for them. Hopefully one day, I will see myself in Deb’s position or if not, possibly a special education teacher!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


{Nuchia Xiong} She's what I call best friend. She's what I call sister. She's what I call my wing-women. She's my bitter half, my ugly duckling, my ride or die. I can't explain how much love I have for this girl. She's been there, through it all for me. She's who I run to when I can't deal with my own problems. She's done so much for me. I just wanna say thank you; for dealing/putting up with me and my crazy teenage problems. Without her, my life would be so incomplete. What can I say, blood is thicker than water.

 11:05 PM

What do you do? When everything is broken?
What do you say? When no words fit the moment?
'Cuz you're not here and even if you were,
All I could say is,What do I do?
We're broken, but I can't throw us away.

 I guess this is it. For some reason I can't seem to throw it all out the window. There's always, always, something that's stopping me & I think it's you :(  I could use a piece of cheesecake to just ease my mind a little.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


My new favorite korean movie as of now! Lol. It's not the best, but def the most touching. My cousin Der made me watch this just cause she knew me too well. You have to watch it if you haven't seen it. This movie made me ball my eyes out the entire time. It teaches you a good lesson, you never know what you got till what you got is gone. I dont want to spoil the movie for you so watch it, NOW!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Forgive but never forget.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

I can relate to this quote by so much.
People who are drunk, obnoxious, and fake annoy the crap out of me! Seriously, take your fakeas$ somewhere else.


Today was a good day in Uptown. A couple of friends & I decided to check out the Art Festival that was going on. It wasn't bad, it was rather interesting. I'm not much of an artsy person but it totally drew me into the artwork. You should def check it out if you haven't done so yet. =) So as we were making our way back to the car, we stopped by this Psychic reading place. I've always wanted to get my palms read or however they did it, i wanted to do it. But there was something that was holding me back a little, i know, I'm a chicken. My friend Rick & Sam insisted us to get a reading me and nuchia did.

I sat there with my psychic, flipped over three cards after a long shuffle, and thought about 2 wishes that I really wished for. She sat there with my three cards and she read me like a book. It was crazy & so accurate! From family to education to relationship...she made me realize what I hadn't realized. I wanted to cry a little. It was an amazing experience but I don't think i'll be going back..

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tell me, why do you make me so blue?

Boston, Oh, Boston

Can you meet me at the terminal?

Season 2010

Bellatrix | 2010
 You girls are the absolute BEST & I thank you all for making it such a fun and competitive season! Special thanks to the team captains of the team: Noonie Xiong, Denise Phang, Ker Chang, Houa Phang, & Cindy Yang. Thank you for taking us this far with your leadership and deddication towards the team. We love you all! And also, special thanks to the best coaches anyone could possibly ask for: Peter Yang and Tony Vang. Thank you for squeezing us into your busy lives and thank you for taking your time to help coach us. You guys are such wonderful coaches because you guys show so much deddication and not only that, you guys lifted us up with your motivation. I don't know where we would be without you two. Thanks soooo much! And to the rest of the team players, I love you all. Though some of us lacked committment and deddication, we still pulled through as a team and fought our way up to place 4th. There's no 'I' in TEAM and we couldn't have done it without you all. I wanna see every single one of you back again for our next football season =)
 I'm so proud of how far we've come. With every game we played, we put up a good fight. As sad as I am to hear that our football season is over, I'm definitley looking forward for our next season. Let's clear up our mistakes that we made this year so we don't make them again next year! Rest up and I'll see you girls back on the field!
 ~ Mayday

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I don't miss you, I just miss the person I thought you were.

And it's true. I can't seem to define who you are anymore. And who am I to blame? You can't even say a simple hello. But you changed and I don't know if it was for the good or the bad. No, I'm not saying this because our relationship has been over, I'm just saying this because I care. Maybe even care too much. And I really wish I hadn't. I'd like to see you set your life in the directions that you planned because you had a whole future ahead of you. I know there are times when we make wrong decisions and choose the wrong path but that doesn't mean we give up, it means we get up and learn from our past mistakes. You're giving up and as bad as you don't want to admit it, I already see it. I hope you make the right choices when you're walking in the direction of the pavements.You're a bright kid, you've always been. It's you and only you who can control your life. And hey, maybe I'm wrong about you but I know I'm always right. Don't sweat, I don't want you back, I just want the old you back.

zebra <3

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey

So, all this time I haven't been money smart. I haven't saved up much in my savings account which makes me very sad! I guess why was because I really didn't have a reason. I mean, sure, I could be saving up for college tutition but that can't compare to what I have saved up. :( And a new car? I've been trying but I think I'll just have Noonie pass her poopy car down to me. Some windows aren't dependable but hey, it still runs. I need a reason to save up but i'm just like any other teenager who wants money so they can spend it however they like. That can't be the case, seriously. I need a motivation to save, save, SAVE and I've think I found it =)

* Traveling around the world

Something I've always dreamed of doing but never really got the chance to think more upon it. But this is something that I want to do, something that I HAVE to do! I want to travel to every little aspect on the the globe, probably not gonna happen but I wanna be close!! I wanna raft through the Grand Canyon. Walk miles and miles on the Great Wall. Climb to the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Run wild with the Zebras in Madagascar. Fall in love under the Eiffel Tower. Shop till I literally drop in Milan. Swim with the dolphins in Key West. Visit the rest of my family in Laos. Visit the wonders of Iguazu Falls. Snuggle with hot coco in Antarctica. Have a romantic gondola ride through the marvellous city of Venice. Sip on some coconut juice in Maui. Float through the Markets of Thailand. Who wants to be my traveling partner? =)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A new do.

I'm tired of being miss plain jane. I wanna look pretty and dressy too!! but I barely even go out :P Whateve. Time to go make-up shopping! hehe. And what am I gonna do with my HURR? I don't think my hair is gonna grow back although I do miss my long hair dearly. I just don't have the patience to wait anymore. Lol. So, I might as well go back to Bobbie..touch up with some highlights, you know ;) I was thinking about a tattoo!? I asked my mom and she seemed to be fine with it. All I need is just an idea of what I want and the money of course. OH! Monroe, or no Monroe? Yeahhh, I'm going all out! And god, I have to do something with my wardrobe. Ughh! I feel like I'm still wearing Hollister and Wet Seal. Anyone down for some Thrift shopping? =) I think it's time to spice my life up a little bit ;)

MAC. Something I crave for.

I like the cut but the color is a bit too light for me.
Thrifting. Any good places in MN?
A tiger tattoo is what I was thinking about. Not the same design as this one here, but something along the same line of it.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just what I needed > A day out .

A sunny, breezy, summer day calls for a bbq @ Lake Calhoun w/ the gang.
* Now this is what you call summer. =)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

You're so yesterday.

Sittin' up in my room, I'm lighting candles handlin' my handle thinking I could I let this situation get the best of me when I gave the best of me. It's just crazy how one minute we connect, I was baby, ya lady, sweet sadie. Holdin' hands was your favorite. Now I ain't got no sad song to sing. You're dead wrong to me, cause I was so committed but since we separated I know you will never find another chick like me that's why I stay up on ya mind. I know it's hard for you to hear, but I ain't got the time, I moved on, I moved on. I don't want you now. I don't wanna say I still loved you. It hurts me everyday thinkin' about who you were kissing, not me. I'mma speak the truth, I ain't gon' lie, I let you go with all the tears I cried. Thought we was gon' die..


I'm so pumped for season 2010. Ladies, its our time to shine! Let's make this season unforgettable . We have so much to work on but let's bring the hard work and effort out from each and everyone. Offense, let's make sure we are catching balls on the field and making our lead blocks. Defense, let's work on getting our zones down. We need to make sure our opponent plays OUR game. If we keep practicing hard, we'll surely smell v i c t o r y in our direction. I have so much faith in us. Keep up the good work! Let's get out there, rip em up & tear em' down!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ms. Banks

I loooove Tyra Banks. She's such an inspiring & amazing person. <3
I'm gonna miss her shows :(

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Life Ambitions

* Edited my list so I wouldn't sound like a maniac ;)

Daily Horoscopes

May 14, 2010
Flighty people are distracting you. Wait until they leave the scene to continue.

May 13, 2010
You are a loyal friend. Your friends know and like that.
That's what makes them loyal to you. :)

May 5, 2010
You don't always plan ahead. But today, something unexpected is afoot. And if you're just winging it, whatever it is could really bring you down. So, go ahead and get organized.

Being organized is my weakness. I need to work on that. :(

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So I lie a little..

I keep saying i'm gonna work out & turns out, i usually end up sitting my fat-self on the couch. Im getting sooo phat, its sad. Maybe, I should stop telling myself that I need work out.. cause to be honest, it makes me even more lazee. I should really shut up & JUST DO IT. So much for a nice body before MAY.
Boo-whoo :(

GOD, my layout is pretty damn ugly. I need an upgrade.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Soak up the s u n

ohmygod. I can live like this forever. This is the kind of weather that puts me in my vibrant mode =D

 Sunshine + Football = LUV !
I love you, mr. golden sun :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Like me.

So, theresthisgirlwhowishesshewasmebutsheaintnothinglikeme. *You wish you were a dime. Get on my level, suga. =)


<3 may

Sunday, April 11, 2010


So these past few days have been gorgeous out! It's too bad I'm constantly working that I dont have time to go out and enjoy the nice weather. I would loveee it if I'd had the weekends off...or atleast one day out of the weekend, thats all im really asking. From now on, I'm gonna request Sunday's off. I'm so tired of going to work and wasting my weekend working, especially when I'm scheduled to close. I have a life too, people!

I just need to go out & enjoy the sunshine a little. Someone, plz buy me a strawberry sundae & take me on a walk uptown! :) i'll love you forever and ever!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I need to update you. I've just been lazy these past few days. Deleted some old post cause they were sorta cheesy. Hmmmmmmmm...I need a new job.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just a thought.

It's been awhile since I've seen you. I hear all these things that I don't want to believe. I just wish I had the strength to run to you and hold you in my arms forever..I wish I could ease your pain. It hurts to see you fake a smile. I miss you. I really do.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that the happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn <3

Monday, February 22, 2010

First post

Yes, i finally made a new blog =) We'll see how this goes. Enjoy my earthlings!