Friday, June 25, 2010

summer of love art journal class

for kara's class

three things

the lovely miss kara tagged me. i am currently working on her latest online class, the summer of love, and it is so inspiring. she can always inspire me to create when i'm in a creative drought. can't wait to share!

Three Names I Go By:

Fuj or Fuji. People always compliment my last name. I get a lot of "oh like Fujifilm" and "isn't there water named after you? you should drink it" to which i respond, "no, that is FIJI water."

Kay Kay. One of my good friends calls me this. She's my clairey poo and i'm her kay mature...really, i know.

A combo of the two: KFuj. I also get Kahla, Fudge, and hello moto.

Three Places I Have Been:

Southern California. I was born there, but have lived in IL for most of my life. I will always be a California girl (or gurl if you're into the whole katy perry thing). It's a place I look forward to visiting every year and driving with the windows down along the coast.

Japan. Ok so maybe i was just a newborn and only lived there for a year, but i will always embrace my asian-ness. my mom is irish and white as can be. my dad is japanese american, but grew up and lived in cali through college. my mom went there for business and my dad followed. he took japanese lessons and she spoke it fluently...funny right? i'd like to think i'll go visit now that i am older, but i don't know how i feel about that long flight.

Dairy Queen. yes, it is noteworthy.

Three Favorite Drinks:

chocolate soy milk mixed with almond milk. my favorite post workout drink or for dessert after dinner.

hot chocolate. i am such a sucker for hot chocolate in the winter.

pomegranats peach italian soda. i get it from a small local cafe. it's pretty much summer in a plastic cup with a straw of course. straws make the whole experience.

Three TV Shows I Watch:

Glee. Religiously. if i miss the first two minutes i cannot go on and must watch it when it gets put online the next day. i also cannot have any distractions or things get ugly.

ok so i'm just going to throw these guilty pleasures all together. read them really fast and stop judging me through your computer screen. gossip girl, 90210, and make it or break it.

Three Places I Want to Visit:


Three Places I Have Lived:

California. Japan. Illinois.

Three Favorite Dishes:

spicy Indian food. two of my friends and i make frequent indian food runs. we've established the title of "regulars" and yes, we have a "usual."

blueberry oatmeal pancakes.

pad thai.

Three Things I am Looking Forward to:

going to college in the fall.

the lamp-themed birthday party tonight.

day tripping to the dunes.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

yes...i do realize it has been almost a month

i can't thank my parents enough for the past 18 years of my life. i am officially graduated from high school and am enjoying this summer like none other. there is something about summer time that makes me dreamy and nostalgic, this one especially, since i will be off to college in just a few months. my parents have given me unconditional love and support these past four years of high school and i survived and had some of the best times of my life with many more to come.
i had a grad party with two of my friends from school at the pool and it was so much fun having all of our friends together to celebrate.

i surprised my dad with tickets to the earth, wind, and fire concert when we returned home from California. we spent a week there to clean out my grandma's house and have her funeral service. it was a rough week, but i'm glad we were all together during that time. i loved finding old pictures of my dad and photo albums of my great grandparent's wedding.
this was after graduation. we did it! these are two of my friends from elementary school. i love how we reconnected during high school and hope we all work hard to keep in touch in the years to come.
i started dating this boy. although he does have to return to Croatia at the end of july (he is an exchange student), i am having a great time with him this summer.
this is me after i received my diploma. i was pretty excited in the heat of the moment.
these twins still have a year left of high school, but they have both been there for me ever since we met my sophomore year. we are family and i know we will always stay in contact. some days they are like my children and others like a mom and dad. i love that we are so comfortable being together or talking about anything. i was very excited on graduation day!
senior breakfast: alex and emmett are my indian food eating buddies and miata night driving pals. we always had a good time in the library doing puzzles during study hall.

lauren and i picnicking on the courthouse lawn in our downtown area. we got chipotle burrito bowls and drank our water bottles with straws because naturally, straws are more fun. lauren was a friend i met just last semester, but we clicked immediately. i feel spontaneous with her and we laughed together when people walked by staring at us.
last, i made this quilt as a contest submission. i'm a gleek...pretty much explains itself.
i don't know when i'll be back again or when i'll actually create something fun to share. i just can't believe this milestone of my life has approached and a new stage is starting.
happy summer!