Monday, October 6, 2014

Month of October



Month of October is finally here! Hopefully Autumn will be on its way towards California too and this heat goes away quickly =X. What's exciting though is the spirit that comes with the start of October. Halloween, Autumn, Sweaters, Beanies, Boots, and CANDY CORN! Lol. So many things to look forward to as Summer is coming to an end. I have a few interesting things that I found that also happens in the month of October and thought it would be worthy on your calendars or just to know. So here they are!

National Walk Your Dog: Starting the 1st-8th but make sure if you do have a dog that they have a walk everyday! :P

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month: You can go to petfinder.com to look for a local shelter near you. Please do your research before adopting. It's a great thing but do your research ahead of time to make sure you are truly ready for such a responsibility. :)

National Coming Out Day: This day falls on the 11th each year and is a civil holiday. A day where anyone can come out and declare their sexuality :D This website www.hrc.org/ncod can share with you details about the date, what's its all about, and support. It can also show you how to set up gatherings in your community, as truthfully you don't have to have a set/national day to come out. :)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: www.ncadv.org is a great place to start for info, updates, events and postings. Just remember this is something very big and should not only be focused on for one month out of the whole year.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  In a lifetime, the risk of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8 and is the second leading cause of cancer death for the American Women. Though it is the second leading cause, the death rate is in much lower now (1 in 28). Although this month is designated as Breast Cancer Month make sure to stay aware of your bodies! **(Both Men and Women)

National Popcorn Poppin' Month: This months about poppin'! Check out www.popcorn.org! We all love the simple kettle, buttery popcorn that we just microwave but try something new during this month! Invent a new creations with friends or family. Add wacky crazy ingredients... you'll never know... it might be Delicious!

Spa Week: 20th-26th $50 services!! Bookings starts October 15. Check out www.spaweek.com for more information! **Also for Costco card Members! There are $100 spa gift cards for ~$70ish! Check to see if you can use them at the spa place that you want to go to!  

October 20: Marks the 50th year since the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was out!

Halloween: 31st finally its on a FRIDAY! Play safe and have a great time <3


Thank you for reading! 
Enjoy the spirit of October!

s h r i m pp a s t e




Monday, September 29, 2014

September Haul


Hello friends! Today I plan to write a few things about what I've bought during the month of SEPTEMBER! (Well ... things I bought during Labor Day Week) I know the month is coming to an end real soon so I apologize for the super late post but better late than never right? :) Bare with me! p.s. So excited that FALL IS HERE! And October is just around the corner! Anyways here are the wonderful things I bought during the month of September.


*Beware: MANY pictures! 

#1


#1 Black polka dot shorts (semi high waisted) 
 from Forever21 
Price: $4.00 (original:~$15)
#2


#2 White Bikini Top
From CharlotteRusse
Price: $3.50 (original: $18.00)

#3

 
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#3 Black floral dress (length: above knee)
From Forever21
   Price:$9.80

#4

 


 #4 Blue/Greenish Sweater (3/4sleeves)
CAUTION! SUPER SOFT!!<3 
From Forever21
Price: $13.00

#5

#5 Leggings/Tights (Gray/Charcoal)
*The charcoal one is lighter compared to the gray one, very thick!
From Forever21
Price: $2.50 each (original: $9.75 each) 

#6

#6 Black and Burgundy Socks  (Knee high)
From Forever21
Price: $9.80 set pack of 2

#7

 #7 Double Braid Headband (Light Brown)
From H&M
Price: $4.95

#8
 #8 Black (faux leather) Choker-like Necklace
From Forever21
Price: ~$8.00

#9
#9 Gold midi rings (set of 5) 
From H&M
Price: $1.80

#10

#10 White wedge sandals (Size 7)
From Forever21
Price: $7.99 (original: $26.00)

#11
#11 Mid Length Black Boots (Size 6)
From Forever21
Price: $28.00

#12

 #12 Lace-Up Wooden Heel Platform Booties (Cream, Size 6)
From CharlotteRusse
Price: $29.00 (original: $48.99)

#13

 #13 Lace-Up Wooden Heel Platform Booties (Brown, Size 6) 
*Platform: 2"
*Heel: 5"
From CharlotteRusse
Price: $29.00 (original: $48.99)

And that's ALL the things I bought during the month of September! I hope the pictures gave you an idea of what the item looks like :) I had  a few AMAZING STEALS as you can see! I love sales<3 lol 
I'm thinking of getting a YouTube channel for vlogging and hauls and everything fun in life :D So if these aren't detailed enough just let me know and I will post a video of me wearing each item so you can see what it looks like on someone :P Anyways HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you enjoyed!
**Thank you for reading <3

s h r i m pp a s t e


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"We can still be friends" after a breakup




"But we can still be friends? " is something we often hear when the break up happens...how the relationship ends...mostly in movies but quite often in real life. Does it really happen? Like ... if it's said ... can we really? Most people would consider the phrase "we can still be friends" practically the worst collection of words in that specific order.  Maybe its because most of us see it  as ... something that you say when breaking up and not the actual meaning of that phrase. when you hear these words...why does it make you feel uneasy? Feel worst than the realization that this relationship is about to be over in seconds. Why do people use it to express how they feel so often when most of the time its a lie? Is it really suppose to make the break-up easier because you will still be in each others lives? Does it make a difference depending on the relationship? Problems? How long you've been together?

Curious.

But what happens when they really mean those six words? You have spent so much time with this other person.. you should know them already ... right? Wouldn't you believe their words and want to be friends with them too because you know and the other person knows that you both want to still be in each others lives. You created a bond that was just too hard to throw away. Just as if they became your very best friend. You can't throw away that special friendship right? A relationship does usually start as a friendship first.

But it does get awkward sometimes if there are still feelings involved.

Curious.

What do you think? Is it possibly to be friends with your ex? Why or why not?

s h r i m pp a s t e

Monday, September 15, 2014

Best Blog Award Nominee!


A big THANK YOU<3 to Monika from http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/ for the Best Blog Award nomination. I can't believe it ... still can't believe it ... it is truly an honor and I feel so special :)


Here are the rules:

1. Add blog link where you were nominated.
2. Reply to 11 questions.
3. Tag 11 (maximum) blogs, you think are awesome!
4. Make up 11 questions
5.  Report blogger who nominated you that you're done.

Alrighty! Let's get started! 
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1. What would you say is your best charasteric?
I'd say I'm patient :)
2. What would you say is your worst charasteric?
I'm extremely slow ... lol A slow thinker? :(
3. What is your favorite clothing item?
At the moment .. it would flats/toms anything that I can just slip into and leave the house quickly
4. What is your worst habit?
When I'm alone, I tend to turn on the Television (not watching it)  and do other things
5. If you could choose one super power, what would it be?
To fly :)
6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? 
 Viet Nam to visit my dad's side of the family

7. If you could travel through time, where or when would you go?
I probably would go back when my parents were teenagers just to experience all the things they did when they were younger. To experience all the stories they always shared with me and my siblings.
8. What is your favorite animal?
cows<3
9. How many languages can you speak fluently?
Only 2! English and Vietnamese
 10. What inspired the name for your blog?
Long story short, my sister always says the phrase "you smell" and we were eating something with shrimp paste and she DISLIKES shrimp paste with a passion that she though it would be silly to call me that and thats how the name came to be :D I know ... not unique at all lol
11. Who is your favorite celebrity?
 Mandy Moore & Zoey Deschanel

And now for MY QUESTIONS :)
1.What is your favorite season?
2. What makes you bored?
3. What is your all-time favorite comedy movie? 
4. If you could meet any body in the world who would you like to meet? 
5. What is happinesss in three words from your perspective?
6. What is your favorite food that you can eat any day every day?
7. Would you ever go sky diving?
8. What is your ideal date plan be like?
9. What would you prefer? Chocolatey or fruity candies?
10. Red grapes or green grapes? 
11. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would 1 wish be?

I nominate 7 for Best Blog Award ....
*Drumroll please :)

Again a big thank you to Monika from http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/ for the nomination :) If any of you have time please come and check her blog out! Her blog is wonderful :D

S h r i m pp a s t e

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

21 days




Hi guys! September is finally here! And you know what that mean ... SCHOOLS BACK! Either you are excited and pump for school or wishing you can rewind the days back to the very first day of summer to do it all over again (I know I do ... some times =x) I thought about making a post on habits. GOOD habits! The kind that you will thank yourself in the long run :)   Because of the new school year is about to start or has already started ... I thought it was be great to talk about habits that will maybe help less the stress you encounter during the school year and make your life a lot healthier and happier. The secret to it all is just 21 days. That's right! You heard right! JUST 21 DAYS. 21 days to break in a habit. Studies have shown and from my own experience that in 21 days you can break in a habit ... and lets just focus on the good habits alright? :P  So think of some possibly habits you would like to start forever with :) Because of the beginning of the school year I thought of a few habits that would be great to begin a healthy and less stress lifestyle.

 
Images credit to: livitfood.wordpress.com; www.thehealthyeatingguide.com; noon-photography.deviantart.com; talkingcents.consumercredit.com

#1 Organize: With school work, with a clean room, your car! Sleeping at a specific time and waking up at a certain time etc!!  Cleaning a bit at a time (setting time to do so) everyday can build the habit to being organize and keeping these areas clean and the way you ideally imagine it to be!

#2 Exercise: Whether it may be going to the gym, going out for a walk, a little yoga stress early in the morning.

#3 Drinking enough: Drinking at least eight ~ nine 8-oz glasses of water a day is the average for a person. Keeping yourself hydrated will give you the energy to keep going for the whole day. **ALSO! I have heard that if you keep yourself well hydrated, you tend to sleep better, and less!! So you're not as tired in the morning :D ... that would make sense that some people actually drink a glass of water before bed ... it helps with digestion, and keeps your hydrated :) There is an APP if you are into tech stuff called "WATER YOUR BODY" where it will help you track how much water you take in, your habits, weight, and a reminder to drink water what time of the day!
  • Water your Body App <--- For the Android but i believe if you look it up there are TONS of apps like this for your phone type :D 
 #4 Cutting back on junk food/CANDY: Sometimes when we're stress we tend to binge of ... junk food and CANDY ... (my worst enemies >_<) Say NO and start now :)

These are just some things I thought may be a great help to change our life style for the better. 21 days ... it isn't even a whole month! But remember this ... it may take 21 days to build a good habit ... HOWEVER ... it ONLY TAKES A DAY TO BREAK. Yes that's right! only a day can break this healthy habit so ... Be strong ! Be positive! Try them out! Make a better change for yourself!
Tell me some habits your might be thinking of starting :) I would love to hear about them ^_^

s h r i m pp a s t e

       

Monday, August 25, 2014

OOTD : Floral Mondays

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Hey everyone! Here is my very first blog post on my OOTD I usually just post these on Lookbook and Soompi's What did you wear today forum but I thought maybe I'll just add this to my lovely but very "noobish" blog. I'm still trying so hard to keep focus and blog often but there has been mainly NO TIME! I promise soon I will get the hang of it and this could possibly be something I can do to relieve stress and enjoy! Okay anyways here is my look!

I decided to go a little floral/girly/bohemian this time. My bandeau! This bandeau  is amazing! I actually got this one at JC Penny for only $5!!!! It my very first bandeau and I absolutely love it. It stays on really nicely and doesn't slip! I bought it in the beginning of summer ... but now that I think about it ... I really wished that I bought like more of these in different colors ... it would have come in so handy for other looks :(  The cardigan is really nice and light which goes with everything and anything for the spring and summer time and its from Kirra. The highwaisted shorts are from a cute little korean boutique close by to my house. The floral crown was bought by a little cute japanese/korean lady whose just sold a bunch of nicknacks outdoors of supermarkets :) 

Overall my look is very natural with simple shades and a touch of POP color (MY GORGEOUS CROWN!) and then ending the whole look with just some chucks to make the look casual, simple but pretty.

TAH DAH!

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Details: 
Floral crown - Jap/Kor Boutique
Bandeau - JCPenny
 Kirra Cardigan - Pacsun
Highwaisted shorts - Koreanboutique
Black Converse - Footlocker

 Thank you for reading!!
Like my look? Hype it please! :)
S h r i m pp a s t e

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

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