1st Place (part trois)

Please excuse this mommy bragging moment. At tonight’s meet, my little guy won 1st place in the butterfly and freestyle; and second place in the breast stroke.

He was supposed to swim in just  three races. But some of his teammates pulled out of a couple races at the last minute, so he stepped up and swam the segments for them. In one of the races, he swam 50 yards. (Kids his age normally swim just 25 yards). His coach was ready to jump in the water with him just to make sure he was safe, since he was fatigued. But he did great and swam it all by himself.

Honestly? I think I would’ve drowned trying to swim as much as he did tonight.

Before bed, he set aside two of his ribbons. I asked why. He said he was going to give them to the boys who he swam for. He said they’re his teammates and teammates should share. 

I am so proud of my little guy. 

Note: He’s not giving them his 1st place ribbons. ;-) 

1st Place (part deux)

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This is my kid coming in 1st in the breast stroke. YAY!!! :-)

His coach thinks he may actually be better at the butterfly though. We shall see.

Not to make too big a deal about this… but I still remember that last year, the swim instructors at a local h.s. arbitrarily stuck him with a group of toddlers who spent most of the lesson crying. Meanwhile, his friends (same age as my son) were automatically put into more advanced groups. My son — who could already swim — learned nothing. I learned something about perception, though (and I blogged about that incident here).

1st Place

Just a quick moment to brag: My son won first place in the breast stroke tonight. He was good and f-a-s-t! :-) (He also won second place in freestyle.) :-)

hands down, still the best pick-up line i’ve heard in my life.

Tag. Phoebe. Friends.

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mydisneydaze:

Anakin and Padme were reunited today at Star Wars Weekends. ;)

How cute! And “Anakin” looks like Josh Duhamel… (That’s a good thing.)

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Anonymous said: u take a lot of selfies. do u think ur pretty or smoething? ur not

geekgirldiva:

7mins-in-heaven-w-dean:

hi there, anon. i didn’t realize i took a lot of selfies. thanks for the info. so, your question was whether i think i’m pretty. you already answered that no, i am not. 

and i have to agree, anon. i don’t think i’m pretty bc i’m not.

i’m fat.

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i always have a double chin.

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i constantly look like i haven’t slept in a week bc of my dark circles

and, i always look sunburnt. idfk why

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i have this white line across my nose that makeup can’t cover up 

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i have tons of wrinkles on my forehead. like what the hell? i’m 25

also, it’s the size of fucking texas

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i still don’t know how to smile in pictures bc i hate my fucking teeth

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my feet are flat. my hips are huge. my boobs are weird. i am covered in stretch marks. my voice is grating. my ears stick out two miles from my head. i am always fucking sweating and i’ve been asked if i was pregnant more times than i can count. 

so, you’re right. i’m not pretty. i can’t stand the way i look.

which is why it’s so fucking important that i post “a lot” of selfies. bc, anon, you’d better fucking believe that if i look in the mirror that day and don’t cringe, i’m gonna take a fucking picture to save that tiny little second. and GOD FORBID i show the world that i posses a little self love every once in a fucking while. 

TO ANYONE READING THIS: DON’T EVER LET SOMEONE MAKE YOU FEEL ASHAMED FOR LIKING THE WAY YOU LOOK—EVEN IF IT’S JUST FOR A SECOND. IF YOU LOOK NICE, YOU TAKE THAT FUCKING SELFIE AND YOU SHOW IT TO THE GOD DAMN WORLD BC THEY DESERVE TO SEE THE GOD/GODDESS YOU ARE!

that beard finally coming in? go ahead, bro. take a selfie.

you finally got that piercing you’ve been wanting? not really my style, but you’re fucking rocking it. take a selfie.

your boobs look awesome in that shirt? take a selfie.

you finally lose or gain that weight you’ve been working on? take a selfie.

your eyeliner look awesome? your new sunglasses make you look like  a celebrity avoiding the paparazzi? you killing that tux? you feel a tiny, rare level of self love? you always on a high level of self love? you just like your face? 

TAKE A MOTHAFUCKING SELFIE!

thanks for the question, anon. this one’s for you.

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This right here is how you respond to a troll when someone online wants to tell you you’re ugly or fat or whathave you.

I think the blogger is very pretty! All those things that she pointed out as flaws? I wouldn’t have noticed them. 

Jumoni (주머니), children and trust

imageWhen we lived in Korea, I always carried around a jumoni (주머니), a small Korean bag. My mother said I wouldn’t leave the house unless she put a few coins in there. Even though she would buy me whatever I needed, I wanted to have some change to make my “own” purchases.

When we moved to the U.S., I told her I needed to bring my jumoni to my first day of kindergarten. My father asked me, “Why?”

I said, “Because you said smart kids get money to go to school. I need something to carry my money home.”

I had overheard them talking about scholarships and assumed that I, of course, would qualify. I had a lot more confidence in my academic ability than I do now. ;-)

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Take a lesson, folks. This is how you photobomb a passport shot.

Take a lesson, folks. This is how you photobomb a passport shot.

Ha ha! :-) Lin has a great sense of humor!

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My Korean friend lived in the states and used to get crap for his Korean food until one of the star football players stopped by his table, looked at his food, asked to try it, freaked out over how good it was, and no one ever made fun of him again.

I know it’s normal for people to follow the leader. I guess the thing that bothers me (one of many, ha!) is that when the Asian kid is eating it, that’s not good enough. It takes someone perceived as being truly American to declare that the food is good, for others to say, “Oh, that’s OK then.” 

I remember people making fun of the food I ate. And I’m looking at the disgusting casserole they’re eating made from cream of mushroom soup with potato chips sprinkled on top of the whole beige mess and thinking, “What?” (Canned cream of mushroom soup makes me gag. Sue me. I’m a soup snob.)