October 23, 2012

Thank God for Animal Rights

It's been a while since I last blogged. This summer has been a crazy one! I've also seen so many people treating dogs like trash, kicking them to the curb, feeling like they are just burdensome. If so, why did they get a dog in the first place? Why make that poor puppy's soul so miserable when it was your decision to bring it into your life? your family's life? It was YOUR decision! urgh!

Today, a classmate told me that a friend of his wanted to surprise his girlfriend in Arizona with a puppy. He asked me where to get one and they want a labrador because it's so cute! I really couldn't agree more that Lab puppies are the cutest thing in the world..but that was the one and only reason he wants a Lab puppy. When I asked them about their plan for the puppy, he said they were planning to buy one online and get it wrapped up in a parcel and shipped to Arizona to be left at her doorstep! What?!? In this cold winter weather? With no preparation? What about all the vaccinations and training? They didn't even think about any of these questions, they wanted a new puppy that comes fully trained and fully vaccinated. sigh..I really don't know what else to say. It made me so mad, so angry, so agitated! These puppies are not gifts, they are part of a family, a 4-legged child if you may..

I once met a girl who had a 8 week old Beagle puppy, which her boyfriend bought as a gift as well.. less than a month later, the puppy had a broken leg, was not potty trained or trained in any way. A couple weeks later (quite literally), they broke up and the puppy? Guess where it ended up? The shelter! An innocent, people pleasing, pure bred Beagle ended up homeless because the couple broke up, because it wasn't a rational decision to adopt the puppy, because it was irresponsible and stupid! Her defense was "It's just an animal, it has no feelings. It's lucky I did not eat it or throw it out on the street.."

Then a friend's family told me to throw my dog out to the street because it is a stupid decision for me to raise my puppy. They told me to throw it out on the street or give it to them to cook?!?!?!?! I almost slap them! I took my puppy and left that horrible place and swore never to return! No one can tell me how to raise my puppy, what I am doing right/wrong, what to do with it, what more to harm it! He's a precious member of my family! He's perfect!

Urgh....these Chinese people I met are just horrible when it comes to pets! They claim they love pets but yet act differently..Yes, all those I met throughout the summer and now are ALL from the same great country of China..I understand people eat dogs in China, but this is the USA! There are animal rights (Thank God!)!

June 8, 2012

Summer 2012 pt1

So far, summer has been an unforgettable. Too many things had happened and too much drama. But I know and pray all these will be over soon and then we can all move on from this circling, never-ending problem. Anyways, here are some pics of the good times:

Fun huh? My dear Bailey has grown so much since the 2 weeks in CA.. <3 He makes me laugh no matter what happens and proud of what a great puppy he turned out to be..

April 15, 2012


So, I haven't updated my blog for ages and I didn't even realize it! haha
Since then, a lot has happened. Lots of ups, downs and hectic stressful student life. 
Also, a new addition to the family has arrived! 
Meet my super sweet yet stubborn white lab puppy, Bailey! I was ecstatic but very much sleep deprived the first 2 weeks he arrived. And the barking, whining and howling drives me insane! Urgh..but oh well, he IS a baby.. Since then, he had learned his name, sit, going up and down the stairs and now, we're working on potty training, come and stay..although my schedule has gotten so crazy and busy, it's nice to have him by my side at the end of the day, just laying by my feet while I work on my assignments.   :)

The day we picked him up
my puppy loves me so much! <3

February 14, 2012

Super Nerdy Valentine's Day Post

14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You

Give your loved one a nerdy Valentine and they'll be yours forever! Why? Because if you give them diamonds/cufflinks this year, anything you get them next year will fall short. Give them one of these and anything they receive next year will be a step up. It's called expectation management and is the key to a long and happy relationship. On that dismal (science heyoo) note, Happy Valentine's Day. 

Source: http://fosslien.com/heart/

February 12, 2012

Moved on? or Left Behind?

Scrolling down the news feed on my Facebook, posts and pictures about friends getting engaged/married, having family of their own, working and even some having children.. I realized that everyone is moving on to the next phase in life. And I'm getting old! haha..hanging out with a childhood friend (Stephanie) a couple days ago made us both realized how long ago it was since we first met in Children's Camp..how long ago it was when we first went to Youth Camp..honestly, it doesn't feel that long ago but then I realized, it was 11 years ago since my first time in Youth Camp. =.=  Stephanie and I were just looking at our own circle of friends, it made us realized that everyone else had moved on except the very few of us, struggling abroad. At 25, every one is on their own career path and on the road to having their own family..As for us? We're still struggling to look for a job, struggling to finish school, struggling to be accepted in this society here, making new friends, re-starting my entire network, struggling to pay the bills...It made us both feel like we're so far behind our peer. Made me wonder, what is wrong with me? Why wouldn't anyone hire me or why is it so hard for me to fit in? Why is it so easy for some people to get a job and achieve their goals, but not me? Hmm..oh well, I'm sure God has a plan for us both. I just have to be patient and trust that God will provide a path for us in the end. Maybe I'll get a job really soon, or maybe I need to continue pursuing higher education and become a professor? All good things come to those who wait right? So, I'll just have to wait patiently, do my best and trust that God will show me what's next in my life. =)

February 11, 2012


Graduation..another one next year. I should be excited, but I'm not anymore. Today, I asked my family if they were coming to my graduation next year, but all I got was a "No". I can't say I'm surprised since they never actually showed up to any of my graduation or award ceremony before either. But what hurts and surprises me is what my dad said. I think I'm more disappointed and angry than sad. Since he promised that they will be here for my masters graduation, seeing they missed my last graduation, I thought they would at least try. But he said, "what for? your mom is not going anyways.." It makes me wonder, am I really that not worth being proud of? Am i really worth that little to them, that they never showed up to any of my award ceremonies?He showed up for every ceremony Sheryl ever had. He was there every time Sheryl was on stage, performing. He was at everything Sheryl did. But none of mine.  I doubt that even with a PhD, they will show up for that graduation anyways. People wonder why I have so low self confidence and why I hate people not honoring their words, but after so many disappointments in life, I can't say I will ever hold my head up high and be proud of any of my achievement. None of these so-called achievements seems to worth anything to my family, huh? I wonder, if I ever get married one day, will any of them even bother to show up or would he ask me again "What for?" ..

So, both my sister won't be able to be there since it's exam period. The rest of them decided it's not worth anything to be here. So instead, graduation will look like this picture below. AGAIN..what's new? Maybe I won't even attend graduation then.  It wasn't fun sitting and standing alone in the crowd last summer, everyone had someone cheering them on, being happy for them. But when my name was called, it was drop-dead silence. No sound. You could hear a pin drop. That feeling was horrible, it was suppose to be joyous but I was more excited for the entire ceremony to be over with. So, I don't intend to go through another lousy graduation again.

January 21, 2012

White Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fatt Cai! 
恭喜发财! 龙年快乐!万事如意!年年有余! 笑口常开!
红包。。请快递送来~~~ 嘻嘻。。。。

Oh! And instead of a white christmas, I now have a white Chinese New Year! =D