Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 12: A Picture of My Room + a Secret

took this photo about 2 minutes ago.
I don't make my bed in the mornings. I make my bed at night, right before I get into it. Strange huh?
I sleep on a queen sized bed. I have no desk, therefore my bed is my desk.
Don't mind the bear. I don't have the heart to get rid of him. I've had him since my red egg & ginger party. [brief history on what a "red egg ginger party" is: In Chinese culture (and many other Asian ones) you throw a party to celebrate the birth of a newborn. Some do this when the baby is a month old, some do it when the baby is 100 days old and in recent years people do this on the baby's 1st birthday. The point of it is to "introduce" the baby to the world and to re-introduce the new mother as well. Guests invited are supposed to bring red envelopes w/ money inside for the newborn, and the proud parents give each guest a red egg.]
 As a child, I never named it. About 3 or 4 years ago,  one of nephews named him "Potato"
I was trying to teach my nephew English and tested him by pointing at random objects asking him what color everything was. When I pointed at the bear, he didn't remember how to say "brown." Instead, he kept repeating in Cantonese "see jai" which means "potato." I'd tell him that it was "brown" but at this point he was irritable. He put his hands on his hips and kept going "SEE  JAI , OKAY!?!? SEE JAI AH!" which literally translates to "Potato, okay?? POTATO!" I always also have my pajamas laying out. I've already changed out of my work clothes. I love being comfortable so I have a nice stash of huge tshirts I like to lounge around in. 
In the right of this photo is my book shelf. The top is strewn with parfum and makeup. The actual shelves are full of books. The left of this photo is my nightstand + miscellaneous drawers which has my daily cosmetics & brushes on top.
My secret?
I'm actually pretty shy. I don't come off this why, but I really am. 
I just tell myself "confidence - wear it like makeup" and that usually does the trick.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself. 
Day 02- A picture of something you cannot live without. 
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have. 
Day 04- List 15 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to. 
Day 06- A hobby you have. 
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you. 
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why. 
Day 09- Something/someone you’re proud of. 
Day 10- A story about a past relationship. 
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike. Day 12- A picture of your room & don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret. 
Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them. 
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions. 
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play. 
Day 16- Something you could live without. 
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why. 
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have. 
Day 19- Nicknames you have & how or why you have them. 
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be. 
Day 21- Share a picture from your day. 
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else. 
Day 23- What is something you crave. 
Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of. 
Day 25- What I would find in your bag. 
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die. 
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge? 
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? 
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned. 
Day 30- A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish. 


  1. Heh wish I could wear confidence like you! I change into "inside" clothes as soon as I get home too.. I don't like my clothing from the day to touch my bed and stuff.. I think this is an Asian thing! And I think the bear on your bed is adorable.. it's like a reminder of the kid in you :)

    I'm going to eat salad and pita bread right now, but I've got a mad craving for coconut boba, Chinese friend chicken wings, and fresh fruit mochi.. :\

  2. lol awww potato. I love the secret you shared. I'm pretty shy myself and do pep talks like that too. Those words are particularly encouraging because I kind of use make up as my weapon against shyness.

  3. I have desk in my room, but I haven't use it as desk for the last two years. It now has become a night stand [since I put my actual nightstand in my closet] a magazine shelf and nail polish counter. lol

    At least you have a book shelf all my books are either on my desk, in the closet on under my bed. And for my makeup, well that pack away lol.

    And I too am getting out my shyness, we can be shy buddies. lol


  4. lol... Potato is cute! I don't like to do my bed in the morning either... more like mid-day or night too, it's weird. I always change into my "inside" clothes when I get home.

  5. I always use my bed too :D I love the simpleness of your room!


  6. omg I make my bed before I get into it too!!! twinsies again!!

  7. i love how simple and bright ur room is! mr. potato is a cuteee name!! says after susy...seeeee jaiiiii* lol i love these posts

  8. Hi ladies!! Thank you all for your lovely comments!! I really appreciate it :) I have to keep my room simple because it is TINY. San Francisco homes are small unless you are a baller and have a huge house. I am sooooo far from it, hahahaha.
    Thanks for taking the time to read :) I hope you guys will take this challenge too, I really do like reading and gettin to know people better.