Monday, December 31, 2012


I guess I should reflect on this past year like everyone has been.. so some major events in my life were:

January: I moved back to Hawaii to work at the Polynesian Cultural Center to sell and engrave leather bracelets. It was a great learning experience. I'm just sad it ended so badly. Was preparing to go on my mission, because it was late 2011 I had a strong prompting that I should serve a mission.

July: Became good friends with a girl who I had just met. Spent every day with her. Traveling around the island, going to the beach, or just causing trouble.

August: Moved back to California because I was just being a bum and living the life out in Hawaii. Enrolled as a part time student at Chabot. Started doing insanity, but re-hurt an old back injury and have gotten fat ever since :( but started talking to a boy who would eventually be the love of my life.

September: The boy came to the bay for a wedding and hung out with me after and even though it lasted till about 2am(?) it still felt like it wasn't long enough and we thought we would never see each other again. Kept talking to him and he supported me and my decision to go on a mission. Started talking to him like he was mine and I was his.. didn't make it official because of my mission.

October: Lied to the boy and said I couldn't go to Utah for General Conference just to surprise him. Surprise ended up getting ruined hahaha was the best weekend ever. Still wasn't enough time with him. He was ashamed to hold my hand in public lol :( Started seriously working on my mission papers! Plus they lowered the age! Even though that had no effect on me because I was on track for my mission haha

November: Kept seeing the boy whenever he would come to the bay for any occasion or I could go see him. Made it official with the boy. Got my mission call to Hong Kong :) Baked a turkey for Thanksgiving.. failed because I found out it had been in the freezer for almost two years.

December: Got my endowments taken out on the first. Boyfriend came down just for it. Barely spent alone time/went on dates with him that weekend. Went to Reno for our friend's farewell. Got everyone there to fall in love with me. Flew out again two weeks later, fasted together and prayed together about each other in the temple. Received our answer. Hopefully we'll enter the temple again together in two years for time and all eternity.

So as you can see boyfriend is a major event and a huge impact in my life and I'm so grateful for him. And I know he'll read this eventually and he knows how bad I am at expressing my feelings. But he's such a major part of my life that I can't wait for life to happen, because I know he'll be in it. I hope our love for each other will never stop or go away and that we'll just keep on loving each other. I know that he's in my life because I was obedient in keeping God's commandments and that God blesses those who love and obey him. I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life and that me and my boyfriend can talk about the gospel and that our relationship is based around God. And even though we're long distance, the distance has made us cherish each other more and made our love stronger. It's so crazy to think that he's been in my life for such a short period of time. But he is the love of my life and my best friend and my future eternal companion. I love/hate that in such a short period of time he knows me soo much more than I know myself and that each day I can feel my love grow and grow. I love that he loves me for me despite all my shortcomings and I could go on and on.. but okay, well cheesy post pau. But I love my baby, and I know that me going on my mission will be hard for both of us, but will bless us sooooo much. And I can't wait for our adorable babies in the future :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We've got something special.

Can't wait till 18 months is pau.

I flew into Reno Friday night and in the morning we went through the temple and did sealings too. Everything felt so right! It was super spiritual and we had fasted together and broke our fast in the celestial room and we both felt that each other was the right choice for each other. Monday we finally had a date night kind of thing but I woke up pretty late so we didn't have much alone time :( but we ate then went to the mall. I wanted to take ugly sweater pictures with Santa but they just closed the line as we got there. We actually went and looked at rings lol we were talking later about how weird it was that it wasn't weird for us to be doing that. Later though I told him that I decided to just let him pick out the ring and trusted his judgement.
Leaving back home yesterday was the saddest thing ever. My heart literally hurt because we weren't sure if this was our last weekend together. I really hope it isn't. He promised me it wasn't. I miss him.

Wasn't snowing before we entered the temple!
Awkward hands and matching hats
Date night! Tried a buffalo burger

Family friend's brother. Looking like a family photo haha

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I finally went to a chiropractor for my back. Up until recently the pain was very on and off but now it's almost all the time. I went to physical therapy through kaiser but didn't feel like that was helping so I stopped. But Friday I went and the doctor did an x-ray and I found out my spine leans slightly to the right and I have a strain deeper than the surface. I'm grateful for chiropractors and hopefully will get this fixed before I report to the mtc!

Oh and I saw this great quote on my friend's Facebook status. Funny because just the night before I was talking to my boyfriend about this. But it says, "if satan can't make you unworthy, he'll try and make you busy" we should always have time for God. Whether it just be saying a quick prayer or reading a couple scriptures.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Random thought

I wish when I was in Hawaii I used my dslr more and photographed people.

This weekend

treated me well. Love you Reno! See you soon :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Kinda Grown Up.

Seriously, this weekend went by super fast.

But to start it off, Friday night after work I went to go teach a lesson with the sister missionaries (which I had TOTALLY forgot about till my lunch break that day) I was sooo exhausted after work, but it was definitely worth it! The Spirit was so strong and I even got to speak a couple times! Well, the first time I spoke was because one of the sisters invited me to bare my testimony about a time I felt the Spirit. Afterwards, we got to go meet with a member who wasn't able to come to church because of transportation issues. (A lot of members that come to the Chinese branch at the Oakland temple commute from all over, like my parents. It's a 30 min drive, but after living in Hawaii that's nothing bahaha) But seriously, he was the cutest old man and he even remembered me from a year ago! I'm glad I got to go since sister missionaries can't visit members of the opposite gender without an accompanying member of the same gender. After they dropped me off at bart, I was tired but soo happy at the same time.
I got home and me and my mom cleaned the house in like 2 hours, faster than our normal six months haha why? Because my boyfriend and his bro and friend were coming!!!! Why?! Because I was going through the temple on Saturday morning! So he had to work until 10pm Friday night and they left Reno at about 12, so they called me at about 3:30am so I let them in and went back to bed haha

Saturday morning, woke up and didn't even put makeup on because boyfriend over here said I might cry during the end of my session. (I didn't -____-) But we went through the temple and I learned something about my dear mother, who was my escort through. She really doesn't know how to be reverent and whisper lol but my sister in law, my dad, my bf, his bro Toni and our friend Soni all came through the temple with me :) I'm glad I got to share this experience with my loved ones! Afterwards, we went to this buffet my family loves going to. And afterwards, the Reno boys told me that this place was super good and the buffet that they always go to in Reno is like dookie compared to this place and all me and my family could do was laugh! Then we all went our separate ways, my brother, his wife and my parents went to go grocery shopping around Chinatown and me and the Reno boys went to drop me off and so they could change and nap. But I followed along so my babes could change and then come back to my house and hang out with my parentssss. So we were on the couch; him watching football and me with my head on his lap doing hw on the iPad and just hanging out. It was awesome.
Then we got picked up by the two other boys and went down to San Jose to see their girls haha we went to Christmas in the Parks and it was raining but right as I got my jacket, it stopped. Of course -___- then we all met up with my parents and bro and his wife to eat pho but we kinda went late so like 10 after we got there they left haha

Sunday - they were supposed to come to church, but I got a text a 7am that their dad called and their rental was supposedly due at 1pm so they were going to leave right away. So they were going to come and say bye. I fall back asleep and an hour later he calls and is like "mmmm what're you doing?" and then goes on to explain that the rental isn't due till 11:30pm so he was like lets go eatttt. We get in the car and its POURRRRRING we went on the freeway (last min, after I told them to go to SJ so they could take their girls to eat too) and the boys so a car flipped over with someone either crawling out of the car or crawling in to get someone out. That's so scary! But there was a flash flood warning and the sidewalks were flooded! But we went to Ihop and ate sooooo much! We hung out at the bro's gf's house for a bit then they came to my house and watched football and I cooked dinner so they ate and then left. But before they left, my mom shared some gospel related stuff with them and the Spirit again was so strong. She broke down some barriers with some of boys :) But then they left and I watched Christmas devotional and it was awesome!

All in all, this weekend was awesome and went by super fast. And it's so totally real with my boyfriend. (which is still really weird for me to say.. "boyfriend" ahahahahahahaha)

I'm endowed!

Christmas in the Parks!
The boys with my parents, my mom looks so small ahaahahaha