My Recencies: September 2-8

My Recencies

Another week, another My Recencies post! Every week, I will handwrite 5 things I did that week that made me happy, take a picture of it, and post it on Instagram. And that is what I (now) call My Recencies! Without any further ado, here is what I did this week!

Here’s a preview of #MyRecencies this week! My list is a little different this week!

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Here are #MyRecencies this week! Everything on my list is from this past Labor Day weekend! This weekend was so great, I had to dedicate my #HappyList this week to it!

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Inspiration Thursday: Lots of YouTube Catch-up!

Inspiration Thursday

Whenever I get to Thursday, I just feel like I need some extra inspiration to get me to Friday. This is what is getting me through today!

I’ve been catching up on videos posted in the past couple weeks and I finally watched this one:

I really liked it; I don’t like mean pranks but this one was silly and perfect! (Except for maybe one of the presents at the end, but Julien seemed okay with it.)

As usual, I LOVE William Haynes and People Be Like. I have been obsessing about this awesome video for the past week or so so I have to share it here:

And finally, The Dan Cave is my favourite segment of Nerdist News because I love his voice and his personality! Here’s a semi-recent segment on the Runaways. I like it when he explains things I don’t know yet because I feel like he really gets into the things I want to know about (even though he spoiled me on a huge plot twist at the end).

Let me know what you’re geeking out about this week!

Check Out Episode #85 of the We’re The Worst Podcast!

If you didn’t already know, I started a podcast with my good friend Sowmya, and we’re over at We’re The Worst podcast! We talk about a bunch of things, from food to our aspirations and we even play games! This is what we were up to this week!


In this episode, we talk about snacks! All kinds of snacks, from cheese to beef jerky (and non-beef jerky!) to popcorn! I share a “secret” technique we use to put on popcorn at AMC theatres, and we talk about how we only seem to snack at work. During the episode, we were also snacking on some gluten-free crackers that Sowmya provided, they were really good!

You can listen to the episode here and check out the rest of our episodes on our website!

Monthly Scrapbook: August 2016

The month has gone by so now it’s time for the Monthly Scrapbook!

Here’s an explanation of the pictures!

  • Top Left – Chip Trying! My coworkers and I got together and tried the new Lays chips! We all really liked the Greek tzatziki chips and were all really disappointed in the Brazillian picanha chips.
  • Top Right – Eyelashes! I tried on lashes for the very first time and even filmed it! You can watch that video here.
  • Middle Right – Hiking with Taylor! For the first time that we’ve been together, Taylor and I went on a hike! It was really hot but it was a nice experience!
  • Middle Left – Work Fire Drill! We had a fire drill at work and we got a little break before our usual break time!
  • Bottom Left – New Phone! I finally, finally got my new phone! I love it so much! You can watch a video of me talking about it on my podcast here!
  • Bottom Right – Night Out in Downtown! Taylor and I went out to watch a movie at night and we decided to take a walk around downtown San Jose before doing that! It was really nice out, and we took some silly pictures :)

Makeup Monday: August Haul (Ulta, Drugstore, Colourpop)

Makeup Monday

Over the past couple of years, I went from “sometimes putting eyeliner and lipstick on” to learning how to take care of your skin and how to do that with makeup. I just wanted to share the love for all things beauty and skin-care related. Let me know what you think!

Here is yet another haul video! Here’s all the makeup stuff I bought in August; I went to Ulta, Walgreens, and ordered some Colourpop!