Saturday, 23 March 2013

Girl Crushes

So those who know me in real life, or even read the small blurb on me on our tab about us, know that I love a lot of guys. I claim to be in love with every idol or actor out there. If you asked me to list out all my husbands, I can probably name 20 off the top of my head and still have way more to go. Jay Park, Junhyung, Zhang Yixing, Raymond Wong, Raymond Lam, Dongwoo, Yamashita Tomohisa, Yang Yoseob, and the list is pretty much never-ending...

A couple years ago, my friend really got into SNSD and said she like a girl crush on every member and I was kind of like... wat r u straight??? Mildly ignorant of me but if you don't know what a girl crush is, like me a couple years back, watch this:

... and now I totally know what a girl crush is and I below is a compilation of them. For all my girl crushes I'm gonna list, I'm on a level two when it comes to my love for them. Anyways, so while I often fangirl, blog about, and just obsess over my many many husbands, here's a random post about my girl crushes! Besides, posts about my oh-so-sad-life is getting boring.

Probably the biggest girl crush! I think she's absolutely amazing at everything she does and that's not my bias-for-her speaking. I love that she's the main dancer and main rapper for KARA so she already does 2/3 of the main tasks of every group. She can sing and she can speak fluent English! I think she's stunning and is the prettiest member of the group. When they were on "All The K-Pop" and those plastic surgeons said she was the least attractive member, I remember being so shocked since I thought she was the prettiest!

Is this song not the most beautiful thing that has ever graced your ears? My God, the MV was beautiful and so was Nicole and it just shows how much her fluency in Japanese has grown too!

Here are other reasons as to why Nicole is awesome:
Reason 1, Reason 2, Reason 3, Reason 4, Reason 5

omg gurl let me be you
you're like the epitome of perf in my eyes ok

Totally different Jung. Not related to Nicole Jung.

Major girl crush on Jessica! I think she's absolutely stunning and I have yet to see one picture of her where she even looked the slightest unappealing. She literally is the Ice Princess since she's just so flawless! I really admire her singing and I love that her voice is so distinct from the rest of SNSD since it's high yet somewhat raspy?? I love her sense of style and if I ever were to have an amazing body like hers, I'd totally imitate her choice in clothes because it's gorgeous.

credits to owner of photo.
- but srsly guys look at that
I love that she can rock any hairstyle and she'd still look beautiful. I especially loved her hair during "Run Devil Run" days and all hairstyles after that especially during their promotions in Japan.

omg she looks so damn badass wat is this
Other reasons why Jessica Jung is awesome:
Reason 1, Reason 2, Reason 3, Reason 4, Reason 5

Linda Chung is one of my most favourite TVB actresses and I follow every drama that she's been in. I think she's one of the best actresses in the business but it's a shame that she has yet to win "Best Actress" since the roles she gets often don't shine as much as other actresses in the category. I love that she's Canadian so I feel like she's so real and she's one of us. I think she's an amazing singer too and she's one of the few Canto-pop singers I follow.

The scene in this video was basically Miss Koo (Linda Chung) finding out that her boyfriend was a complete fake. Her character had a rough childhood growing up and so she's learned to be completely cold to everyone she meets, thus the name Miss. Koo (Cool). However, throughout the series, she slowly falls in love with a teacher (that guy you see in the clip) and opens up so much to him only to find out that he was actually an undercover police officer who only dated her to get information for his case. She came back from the police station after giving her statement and was confronted by him at her door. Everyone praised Linda for this scene since she put so much emotion into it and you can only cry along with her when you see her sprawled on her living room floor bawling.

Basically, I think Linda is such an inspiration. She went into the industry when she was around 19, competing as a pageant queen contestant and won! Shes played roles where she was a doctor, a police officer, a spoiled brat, a girl suffering from depression, the servant of a princess, and she's just been amazing. She's also a singer and if I one day, miraculously, become an actress in TVB, I want to be like Linda.

This might seem a bit random compared to the last three who are idols... but I think Bubz is really awesome. While I think Nicole, Jessica, and Linda are all so pretty, I think Bubz is a bit different. Not to say that I think Bubz looks like a gremlin or something, but she's not what I would label as "holy-shit-she-looks-like-Megan Fox". She's more beautiful-on-the-inside. Even though I don't wear makeup, I still follow her Youtube channel and watch all her videos. I admire her for being so positive and I think she seems like a genuinely fun person. I love her life; I'd love to be popular on Youtube, have two adorable puppies, be so artistic whether it be with crafts, painting, or applying makeup, have such a loving fiance, and live in Hong Kong!

After watching that video, I teared up because I thought it was so cute, beautiful, and inspiring. She's so hardworking and I really wish I have the balls one day to do what she did.

The thing with Bubz is that I find her so much more real. With people like Nicole or Jessica, it's kind of like, "I think you're absolutely stunning but let's be realistic... the chances of be becoming a K-Pop star one day is less than 0.001% and the chances of be having a 20" waste is even lower" But with Bubz, I find that she makes everything seem so possible and you can totally achieve your goals just like her!

What's also a plus is that I love that she speaks Cantonese like me and so I feel like I can relate a lot more to her. Plus, we have a lot of similarities too! (Hey, I'm a human alarm clock too!)

Ok, so I basically grew up watching Hannah Montana, and so I've been a big fan of Miley since I was like 12 years old. While I don't think she's the best actress and I don't think she's the best singer, I will, however, still watch all her movies and I will listen to all her albums. I think she's an amazing performer and I love that she's the epitome of confidence and bad-ass. 

Miley is absolutely hilarious and I love her sense of humour. I love her fashion choices and I like that she's not the type who's all secretive. She's very open and straight-forward with a no-bullshit attitude and I totally admire that.

Two other reasons why Miley is bomb:
Reason 1: Her relationship with Ryan Seacrest always makes me laugh; then and now.
Reason 2: Her amazing confrontations with annoying paparazzi. Badass and assertive.

So much more but this post would never end. Bottom line is: I totally admire Miley's attitude and I think she's definitely one of the best artists.

So yeah. :)

Until next time! Peace x

- Dee

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Rant: Accounting

WARNING: This post will be extremely long and will probably lack visuals throughout. Readers discretion is advised.

I am completely aware that the title of this post lacks any sort of creativity but at this point, I am completely tired and I just want to do nothing with myself anymore. So without further ado, let's just get into this rant of why I hate accounting.

So basically, last night was my accounting midterm #2. That in itself is just stupid. At what point did the universe think it's acceptable to be making two midterms? How would that even be a midterm anymore? The word "midterm" in itself means that it is a test that should be taken in the middle of the course. There can be no two middles. But anyways...

For lack of better words, I pretty much failed that midterm. If I get anything above 50%, I will consider myself the luckiest girl in the world. While other girls are out there considering themselves the luckiest if they find a nice suitor, I will be here; blessed if I pass my accounting midterm.

After accounting midterm #1, I came back telling my roommate, "Wow! Was it just me or was that midterm just the best midterm ever!? I totally killed it!" Not in those exact words, but I was pretty damn confident. Got it back. 79%. I mean, 79% isn't really the worst mark out there. I am capable of doing so much worse. However, under those circumstances, it was absolute shit. I mean, the whole midterm was based off of material I learned in high-school. I mean, given, I didn't do well in accounting in high-school either, but the information was there. The worst part was, the midterm was broken down into four sections. I got a 85% on the first, 95% on the second, and 100% on the third. What killed me was getting a 56% on the final section which was worth quite a bit of marks. Plus, to top it all off, my roommates were there frolicking in a land of joy and lack-of-consideration-for-their-sad-roommate because they received grades of 90% and 97%. But that moment passed, and I got back on my feet because I have other midterms to be doing crap on!

Then, because I had a Legal Studies essay and midterm, Political Science midterm, Psychology midterm, and multiple French tests, I managed to completely stop doing accounting after the first midterm finished. Don't judge me yet, I will address this later. So the last weekend, I spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in Toronto, at home, studying. I made pages and pages of notes and studied everything carefully. Then, I attempted doing all the practices questions that I missed on the day of the midterm. Again, I will address this stupidity later. Now, after countless hours of work, I felt like I genuinely understood most of the material. I didn't feel a hundred percent ready for the midterm, but I felt good enough that I would receive an acceptable grade.

I go into the midterm and now I'm just staring at the 13 paged booklet in front of me. I was nervous but still feeling pretty okay with myself. As soon as we were allowed to start, I opened the booklet and there were 30 multiple choices questions before me. Given I didn't understand some questions, I still feel like I did fairly well on those. Then, there was a section where we have to calculate amortization. Bam, bam, bam. Finished those questions. Done, easy. Next, there was a section on preferred shares and common shares and distribution of them and arrears and just a bunch of crap I did not for the life of me, understand. I skipped this part and decided to come back to it later. The last part was transactions analysis. Three questions. Finished in five minutes, BAM. Then I spent the rest of the time just staring at the damn preferred/common shares question. That God forsaken question was worth 12 marks. The midterm was out of 85. In the end, I filled in some bullshit and just left.

I get into the car to head back to Toronto, already feeling like absolute shit. In the car ride back, my roommate was talking about the preferred/common shares question. All I heard her say was,

"I miscalculated the years!"
I didn't even know we had to calculate years.

"Oh my gosh, I heard other people getting 28 but I got 29!"
What's 28 and 29? My numbers were in the thousands. 

And then she said, "Oh yeah, when I calculated the answer for the double-declining balance, I didn't have enough money left for year five!" Then, I swear to Lucifer, my world stopped because when I did that question, I know I had more than enough money to carry into year five. When I told her this, she said, "Wait, are you sure you did it right?"



Realization that I used the wrong formula. Then I realized: If I used the wrong formula for that question, that means I must have mixed it up with another formula. Which means that I got not only that question wrong, but another one because I must have mixed up two formulas. Ba-bam, 17 marks right there.

Now, at this point, I have lost 29 marks already, ok? I would think, "Oh well, if I'm lucky, I'll get half-marks!" but I highly doubt that. Then, let's add in the fact that I might have made other mistakes throughout the midterm. If the midterm was out of 85 marks, I'm just praying for a 42.5 which will give me 50%. But with each passing minute, I'm slowly losing hope because if I thought I aced the last midterm, and still got shit, can we just think how I'd do if I know I got shit? Will I even pass at this rate?

Alright, now we can rewind and go into depth of the multiple reasons as to why I failed that midterm. Three parts. Here we go.

Reason #1:
This is as simple as can be. This reason makes up 30% of the reason why I failed that midterm.

I didn't study.

I mean, I did study but not as thoroughly as I should have. I didn't touch accounting material since the end of the last midterm mainly due to work from other classes but also because I'm a lazy ass. I procrastinated on doing the accounting work, and I spent my time doing stupid things on LINEPLAY or playing on the Stardom app. Youtube, sleeping, going to club meetings, chilling with friends. Basically any excuse I can find to not do accounting, I probably took the opportunity. Which leads me to...

Reason #2:
A big part of the reason, probably about 40% of the reason why I did so poorly.

I hate accounting and I have zero interest in this class.

Ever since grade 11, when I first took accounting, I hated it. The first couple of tests I took in accounting class, I managed to somehow get high 90s on them. But when the work started getting more and more challenging,  I started to just give up on doing homework and resorted to just copying off my friends. Then, for tests, I got too lazy to study and I managed to just dig a hole for myself. By the end of grade 11, I managed to still get a fair grade in that class, somewhere in the mid-80s. Then, I made the awful mistake of taking the course again in grade 12. I was going to drop the class and switch my schedule around but the whole process was so over-overwhelmingly long and hard that I just didn't even want to bother with it anymore. By the time the papers would have processed for me to drop accounting, I probably would be too late into the semester and I would be behind in the classes I was trying to get into. So I stuck with it and again, I managed to start off the course well and then I just completely gave up towards the end. In fact, I think I managed to get some 40s on quizzes and tests. Those came as big shocks to me, someone who was so used to normally getting pretty average to decent grades, but then it just sunk in. I was not made for this course not because I suck at it, which is true to some extent, but because I just have no interest in it.

I have no motivation to do well and while you'd think that with my grades being on the line and university applications on the way, I'd panic, but I just didn't give enough flying fucks to care.

Because I think I just about bore everyone with this long post, here is a video about not giving fucks:

Back to the story.

So, by the end of accounting in grade 12, I managed to get a pretty crappy mark. With the final project coming along, a presentation on an company's financial statement and a SWOT analysis, I was determined to kill it and I did. Bam, instant grade booster. Awesome presentation by yours truly. But the problem was still there. Assignments and projects are always easy grade boosters. They hardly show a person's true abilities since you're granted so much time to finish them and you have all the resources you need to fix and edit the mistakes until you're finished and you're proud of the final product. This can't be done on exams. When exams came rolling around, I pretty much blew it and ended up with a final of a low 70 in accounting. Again, you'd think I care, but I just didn't.

Back to the present. I am sitting in accounting class. Notebook open, pen ready to go. I decide to play on my phone. Maybe that wasn't the right approach. I'll just do my homework in class as he teaches. I still play on my phone. Then, I brought my laptop in. Open a new Word document. I go on Tumblr. The thing is, it's come to the point where I don't view my distractions for accounting as distractions anymore. The things I do to avoid accounting is just because I can no longer even care for this subject/course. On the other hand, if you put me down for a Legal Studies paper or a three hundred page reading for Psychology, I'd probably get distracted, but at the end of the day, I will do the work and I will aim to do my best. Why? Because I have interest in those subjects. They're absolutely fascinating to me and accounting is not.

While we're all subject to our own beliefs and interests, I just want to take a moment for me to share my views on accounting. If I offend any accountants out there, I am truly sorry and I apologize for this rant.

There are many reasons as to why I hate accounting. It really comes down to one point though that I'll expand on. I find it dull. I find the job of accounting to be extremely mundane and repetitive. How is it that I am supposed to be able to spend hours everyday focused on a set of numbers?  How is it that I feel like I'm the only one who's so bored by this? I cannot sit down, look at numbers, decide which number is relevant and which are not, and then add or subtract them to find the actual number I really need and then input them somewhere and it's just, for lack of better terms, ugh.

There's probably someone out there who probably sees the same thing I see in accounting, for Legal Studies. And to that I can only say: To each their own. What I find interesting, you might not and vice-versa. Bottom line is: In my honest opinion, accounting is annoying, boring, and makes me want to kick puppies.

Reason #3:
This reason accounts for the last 30% of why I failed that accounting midterm. 

The midterm was absolute bullshit.

Well, okay. I exaggerated that a little bit.

Everything I might have messed up on, aside from the preferred/common shares question, was completely my fault and I take responsibility for it. I was lazy and I didn't care for accounting, fine.

But that preferred/common shares question was 12 marks, buddy. If I was the only one who felt uncertain about that question, then I can say I deserved it. But after arriving home last night, I went on Facebook. On the Arts and Business Facebook group for my year, I found comments like:

"Ready to start praying for a bellcurve..."

"Eff praying...start petitioning!"

"So im not the only one..."

"We should all send him emails asking for an assignment as a mark booster, the hell with that midterm."

"It was mostly only the shares part that killed me. [...]" 

Given that those people probably still did better than I did, I still feel slightly better about myself.

I sincerely hope that there's a bellcurve of maybe 10%. Maybe he'll drop that question of the midterm? Or maybe he'll actually give us a make-up assignment? I will do a lot of things if my professor is willing to give me a higher grade or a chance to redeem myself.

And there you have it, folks. Why I hate accounting and why I think it's a stupid course.

I mean, no offense to accountants and stuff. We need y'all. It's just... this course and that job? Not for me.

Irony of this being my mom was an accountant. You know how they say the child usually follows the career path of one of their parents? nOPE. Pardon my while I become a lawyer, or a teacher, or something I feel passionate about. So yeah, now I'm just here waiting for my mark to come out, which is probably soon considering my professor and his TAs seem to mark at the speed of light. Sigh.

If you managed to actually read this far, I thank you for putting up with my long rant.

If you didn't:

TL;DR: Accounting sucks and I hate it. I probably failed my accounting midterm and I'm praying for a bellcurve or a chance to redeem myself. Burn, accounting, burn!

- Dee

Monday, 4 March 2013

Welcome March!

Hey everyone!

I really don't have much to say for this post so I'm warning everyone now that this post is going to be all over the place. Bear with me. Maybe one part will entertain you enough.


So recently, my roommate has been telling me that a lot of people on her Twitter have been raving about the app LINEPLAY. It's basically a Skype/chatroom/Instagram/Twitter kind of app with cute avatars that you dress up and you can decorate your room and stuff too. It's made in Japan, I believe? So, as expected from the Japanese, the app is amazingly adorable and pretty damn addicting.

I actually met this one person on LINEPLAY from Indonesia and he's really cool and funny. Not that I'm promoting revealing yourself on the internet to strangers although so many people already do that, but I think it can be pretty nice to talk to people you don't know. Does anyone feel more comfortable telling them your stories? Sometimes, with strangers, you feel like you don't have much to be ashamed of. But, do be careful of what type of information you're telling people! If you want to, at least get to know these people a bit beforehand!

Anyways, I definitely recommend this app. You'll have to download the LINE app in order to play LINEPLAY but it's worth it. I hope you guys enjoy!

Part 2: Lady-issues!

Warning: If you are a dude, let's just skip this part and move onto Part 3 ~

Anyways, so I've been that girl that's never had regular menstrual cycles and for some reason, it's been getting regular now and I just want to shoot myself. I don't get cramps like other girls so I feel extremely blessed, but it's still annoying nonetheless. I do feel bloated and I get backaches which makes me feel like a pregnant woman. But I have read somewhere that those are the feelings associated with getting your periods cause you're body is all "I'M READY TO GET LAID!"

I bet a lot of people weren't expecting me to be that blunt.

On a side note, I also learned from friends who Google'd these things that during this time period, girls feel really horny? HA. HA. Why am I still talking? Ahem. I'm always turned-on by my Korean men. Seriously, I'm gonna stop now. Basically, to summarize, I hate periods and I'm always excited by my babies.

WAIT, while we're on a topic of being sexually aroused. Let me tell you guys about the story of me on Tumblr. I was scrolling through my dashboard, and I came across this post that got a lot of comments and... actually, the more I go into this, the more I feel like I shouldn't share cause it was too... weird. Let's just leave it at the Japanese people and their AV videos... need to sit their ass down and... well, the Japanese and their weirdness need to stop. I felt so done with Tumblr at that point and you know you got me good when I felt like quitting Tumblr.

Wow, did I actually just spend 5 minutes typing up a section on periods, horniness and Japanese porn? Oh lord.

Part 3: School tingz

School has been a pain in my ass. Recently, my grades have been slipping and I really just want to punch myself in the eyes. Why oh why am I getting 70s when my marks have always been mid 80s to low 90s? JESUS. I think part of the reason is because my iPad is finally working its magic on my marks. Plus, I have 0 interest in the courses I'm taking aside from Psychology and Criminal Law.

I have another accounting midterm coming up this Friday and that just makes me cry. It doesn't help that I have a French test right before it (Thursday) and I need to get my shit together since my last French test scored a 73% and my last accounting midterm scored a 79%. Brb, drowning in a pool of sorrows.

Ugh, I really don't understand accounting. Why do dentists have such high suicide rates but not accountants? Accounting is easily the worst subject to exist on this planet. Right next to that would be Political Science. I took my midterm for that class last Tuesday and I answered all the questions. I know I'm totally wrong for one question, which unfortunately, was 6 marks. The whole midterm was 60 marks so... I'm crossing my fingers right now.

Part 4: Instagraming

Lately, for some reason, I've been a bit more active on Instagram.

I'll just post some of the recent pictures down below:

I went to ALDO during my reading week and got this.
I was upset that day and I needed a mood-lifter.
No regrets. The bracelet was so pretty!
Tang Yuan for Lantern Festival Day!
Picture from the last post we made!
fishandchips editing my essay early in the morning!
We ended up staying up until 4AM after finishing my essay,
going on Tumblr and then talking about celebrity news.
Don't deny it, fishandchips, you had fun! :)

8PM Harvey's run with fishandchips.
We spent the day watching "Pitch Perfect",
went to eat at Harveys,
and then she spent another like 5 hours at my place.
Part 5: Blog updates

LINEPLAY, periods, school, and fun times aside, fishandchips and I have been making slow changes to our blog. The "About Us" page has been changed so check that out for a better understanding of who we are! Our background will be changed sooner or later and I'll be updating soon with another post after my midterms and tests finish. I think after this week, my schedule will finally be a bit more chill!

- eggtart