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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Grey's Anatomy Rant

**If you have not watched the most recent episode of Grey's, spoilers ahead
Season 9 of Grey's Anatomy kicked off with an absolute shock to die hard Grey's fans everywhere: the death of Lexie and Mark.

I honestly wish I had made a blog earlier so I could have written down my immediate reaction right when it happened. In a way, I guess it was a good thing because the post would have been without a doubt filled with explicit language.

I couldn't believe the audacity Shonda Rhimes had to kill two of the most beloved characters of the show. Does she not understand that nearly everyone has been rooting for them as a couple since their relationship even began!?!? More importantly, couldn't she had just left them to run off together. I don't care if Chyler Leigh didn't want fans to believe that she would ever come back. It's cruel and heartless to do this to the fans. Anyways, I was pissed and angry and I retaliated by not watching the show for several episodes after that. However, the culprit wasn't their deaths (even though it did have a little to do with me stopping)but it was in fact the lackluster episodes. The show has spiraled to boredom central rather than the amazing show it once had been. 

I was also incredibly angry by the introduction of the ignorant new interns/residents (w/e they are). Would it hurt a producer to bring back a few old characters (the very few left that haven't been killed off)? What about Izzie or Burke (now that T.R. Knight is gone)? I understand that Seattle Grace is a teaching hospital, but are you freaking serious?! I'm assuming they thought it would be refreshing to view the residents as the way the attendees had once viewed Grey, Yang, and the others. However, they epitomize stupidity. I still don't like any of them. I especially hate that new girl who has a strange resemblance to the younger Meredith. However, what really ticks me off is the show's attempt to replace her as Lexie. She has an uncanny similarity to Lexie and she's learning neuro from Shepherd. I can already tell they're going to shape her and Karev into an overplayed intern + attendee relationship. And then there's still annoying Kepner, who still has somehow managed to survive this tragedy-ridden show. I'm glad her and Avery are over--for now--she was just way too emotional and Avery deserves much better. 

The show SOMEWHAT redeemed itself in the latest episode, "Walking on a Dream." The patient stories were actually sort of interesting and it was refreshing to see Arizona overcome her phantom limb issue. This still doesn't mean I was not annoyed by some of the characters. Even though he is a surgical newbie, Ross made my hit list when he killed the first liver. Speaking of liver, the second liver seemed to have some cancerous growth on it, yet they still put it in the patient. I smell another lawsuit coming. The episode was saved by none other than my my favorite characters, Christina and Bailey. Christina's phony speech about saving the kids, covering up her desire for complicated surgeries, was enlightening and hilarious. Bailey's rebuff to Derek when he rejected the proposal to shut down the ER was righteous and is one of the top quotes of that character of all time. 
**UPDATE: "Bad Blood" is probably the best episode of the season. Christina and Bailey's lines were hilarious and the plot line got a little more interesting. I am officially hooked to the show again.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Bachelor Season 17 Premiere Reaction

Yes. I am a few weeks late but hey, life gets a little chaotic and stressful and sometimes one doesn't have as much time to blog. 

Anyways, so in case you haven't heard, Sean Lowe is the new bachelor and he has 26 women to choose the supposed woman he "wants to spend the rest of his life with." Because it's totally reasonable to want to marry a woman that you have dated for a couple of months WHILE seeing other women. 

Despite the stupidity of the show, I still can't help but always be drawn to the craziness that accompanies the season premiere. However, I never really watch any of the episodes of the rest of the season because I always spoil it on Reality Steve. Keep in mind that I started the whole "Bachelor" franchise since Jillian Harris's "The Bachelorette" season. I have probably watched four seasons as a whole. 

In my opinion, Sean Lowe epitomizes the "All-American Hunk". When I watched a few episodes of Emily's season, I never really took a liking to Sean but never really hated him either. He just seemed boring and too perfect. Kiptyn, anyone? (Even though I really took a liking to him when he was on "Bachelor Pad") 

The premiere was packed with many good surprises. When I watched the season premiere of "The Bachelor," I was quite appalled by the producers' attempts to renovate and switch things up a little. This is because when the women started being interview, I noticed quickly that there was more multi-racial women than usual. 

I mean, I've never truly watched the whole franchise until as stated before, Jillian's season, but I have noticed that the show mainly brings in stunning, abnormally fit, Caucasian women. Nevertheless, props to the producers for trying to incorporate diverse women in the show! 

Speaking of diverse women, there was one contestant (ugh I hate calling these women that) that probably captured the attention of many viewers. Sarah, the beautiful woman with one arm, shocked me and probably many others. Once again, I was surprised. Really surprised. I was pretty amazed how creative the producers have become by changing it up a little. And then there was that audacious girl who came up to Sean for the first time in a wedding dress. The antic was funny and showed that the girl has a really sweet sense of humor. What really surprised me was when Kacie B. came out of the limo to steal Sean's heart. FYI, Kacie previously competed (I can't help but choose game show-like words) for Ben Flajnik's love. Although she seemed to be a fan favorite, her personality was slightly obnoxious to me.

However, there were still themes that remained the same. Ah, yes, the drama queen. Her name is Tierra, who was immediately given a rose right when she walked out of the limo. *Double eye roll*  And then there was that 50 Shades of Grey girl (sorry I forgot her name) but someone like her--horny and drunk--also seems to be a reoccurring theme throughout the show. And because the show needs to have at least one model on the show, Kristy, a 25 year-old model from Wisconsin, is just that. She looks like what would be the morph between Rozlyn, the controversial model from Jake's season, and Courtney, the shallow model who managed to capture Ben's heart...although that didn't really work out.

I liked how Sean handed out roses while he talked with the girls throughout the cocktail party, it saved him from trying to remember names in the middle of the ceremony. More importantly, it saved the audience from having to go through a ridiculously long rose ceremony.

Anyways, I really enjoyed the season premiere but whether or not I will continue watching is a mystery to even me. Considering that I already skipped two episodes and spoiled it on Reality Steve's blog (link will direct you to spoilers) isn't a hopeful sign. Speaking of Reality Steve, if that person really did "win" Sean's heart, then I will be extremely extremely shocked!  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

NOTD: Orly Rage

Orly's Rage is definitely one of my all time favorite nail polishes. The polish has an amazing metallic sheen with a gorgeous rose gold color. I tried my hardest to take pictures in all different types of lighting but my pictures still don't do the polish justice. The application is very easy and messes are minimal with the smooth, yet not runny, formulation of this product. 

For my top coat, I used Revlon's Quick Dry Top Coat.

This polish fluctuates between $7.50-$8.50 in the US. I purchased mine at Target for around $8. It typically lasts around three days before it shows noticeable chipping, which I say is standard for nail polishes. Orly's Rage is a one of a kind product that manages to deliver ridiculous color payoff with only two coats. The color would also look good on any skin tone. If you ever see this in a store, I recommend picking it up. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Maybelline One by One Mascara Review

Mascara is my most essential beauty product because mascara (and an eyelash curler) really do open up my eyes. Whenever I want to go out wearing minimal make-up, I tend to at least wear mascara. Having short straight lashes is upsetting at times because it's absolutely aggravating to find the right mascara that will not flatten my curled lashes. 

I bought the Maybelline One by One Mascara half a year ago and have fallen in love with it since then. This is one of my favorite--if not favorite--mascaras of all time. I tend to find Maybelline mascaras extremely watery, which doesn't mix well with straight lashes. Surprisingly, the One by One mascara wasn't as watery as say, the Great Lash, but still not as dry as Covergirl's Lash Blast formula. When I first applied this, I wasn't that impressed. However, I don't know if perhaps the formula dried up a little, but the mascara worked wonders a week later. Does anybody else ever try a product the first time and have it grow on you later? Well, this happened to me. The mascara does not flatten my lashes and lengthens, separates, and volumizes lashes without clumping . In addition, IT DOESN'T SMUDGE!! Hallelujah. 

Although I do not have long, voluminous lashes, I do have a decent (not a lot though) amount of them. I'm not sure how this would perform for those with sparse lashes. 


The wand consists of rubber bristles that really get into every crevice between your lashes. I usually apply 2-3 coats of this and I'm ready to dart out the door.

What are your favorite mascaras?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Childhood Favorites Tag!

I came across the Childhood Favorites Tag through Amarixe's video. I thought it was a cute idea that people from a certain age group can do and share a common interest with each other. This was an extremely fun tag to do as I reminisced about my childhood and hope you do this tag too!

1. Favorite childhood memory?
2. Favorite childhood story you don't remember but was told to you?
3. Favorite candy?
4. Favorite movie and tv show?
5. Favorite game?
6. Favorite things to do as a kid?
7. Favorite grade in school?
8. Favorite childhood photo?
9. Favorite meal?
10. Favorite thing about being a kid?

1. One memory that sticks out from my eventful childhood is the time where my kindergarten teacher hid the gingerbread man cake. I was in kindergarten (obviously) and even when I had my baby teeth, I had an affinity for sweets. It was right before winter break and the aroma from the gingerbread cake (aptly shaped into a 1 foot gingerbread man) we helped make filled the air of the small classroom. The children were released for recess and when we returned, the teacher gathered us and delivered the awful news that someone ate a leg off of the gingerbread cake. Sure enough, when I looked over at the decadent cake, a leg was missing! We went around asking if anybody was guilty of doing this and we even asked if a parent (who was a class aide) had done the evil deed. At that point, I was hangry (hungry + angry) because I just wanted to eat but the unfortunate incident had postponed my goal. I honestly forgot who the culprit was (or who my teacher claimed it was) and if we even ate the cake but I have always remembered that occurrence. There were so many more memorable happenings throughout my childhood but it would be absurd to name them all here.

2. I don't think I've ever been told something that I didn't remember so far but my mom did tell me when I was around 2, I was dressed as a bunny for Halloween and ran around the local mall to retrieve candy.

3. I used to be obsessed with Sour Punch Straws and Crunch. I still am.

4. Oh dear there are way too many to name. My favorite movie would have to be The Parent Trap (which is still my 2nd favorite movie), all the Halloweentown's (before Sara Paxton), and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. When I was very little, I was definitely into Barney, Xialin Showdown, Kids Next Door, Hey Arnold, Dora the Explorer, Lizzie McGuire, Boy Meets World, and Sister, Sister. Then, Disney started to fade into a different generation full of That's So Raven, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Hannah Montana, all of which I frequently watched.

5. Well I used to play my Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advanced but then the Nintendo DS came out and those were history. I used to play with my "R4" all the time, especially the old Sims series and I used to play this Trauma Surgeon game. I loved and still love simulated games.

6. Watch TV. I was captivated by that black box. I also liked to roam around the school playground with my friends and play four square or handball.

7. I remember I really enjoyed 5th grade. I liked my class and it was a very chill year.

8. There is one with my sister and me wearing Winnie the Pooh sunglasses like we were the coolest kids on the block. I'm too embarrassed to post it on this blog but it's pretty awesome.

9. I used to eat Kid Cuisine, Lean Cuisine, and Lunchables all the time. My parents worked often and my mom was usually working or too tired to cook. My sister and I were usually left with frozen TV dinners. Looking back on it now, we definitely had a disgusting diet even though I thought Kid Cuisine and Lunchables were delicious at the time!

10. I miss being carefree and not worrying so much as I do now. I loved having little homework and having class parties and recess. I viewed the world in such an innocent way like most children do and didn't have such a corrupted perspective of society like I do now. My youth is thus far one of the best things that ever happened to me and it's sad to think that I won't ever be able to truly experience that ever again. 

I tag anybody who is reading this to do this tag. Leave your blog in the comments so I can check it out :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRADLEY COOPER! (my unhealthy obsession)

I have a confession.

In case you didn't know, I have infatuations with many "famous" men. I usually obsess over one more than the others for a certain time period. Since the beginning of the 2012 Summer Olympics to the end of October, I had an unhealthy obsession with Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian, aka the hottest swimmer on this entire planet. I tried to watch every single Youtube video relating to him and tried to scroll down his Twitter feed as far as I could. Did I mention I received 3 tweets from him? Well, I did. Luckily, my unhealthy obsession has started to fade the past couple months but an old crush has started to creep back up: 

Bradley Cooper

I'm just going to put out there that he is old enough to potentially be my father. However, I still refer to him as my "husband" (Leonardo DiCaprio is my ex-husband). 

Yeah I know I seem like a psychotic stalker but I swear I'm not. I'm merely mesmerized by his beautifully sculpted figure. I mean, who isn't? I recently visited the Madame Tussauds at Las Vegas and took a wonderful picture with his wax figure. It was a life-changing experience to say the least. That event rekindled my lust for the perfectly chiseled, 6'1 man once again. 

Look at those piercing blue eyes.
My ovaries just exploded.

Oh yeah, did I mention he dances? 

And he's fluent in french.

Seriously, this man is perfect. No matter what he says about his size 14 feet. I recently learned he abstains from alcohol too. Say what?!

Today is also his birthday. Thirty eight years ago, his mother gave birth to the sexiest man alive.