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Phew!

Last week was busy busy busy, with work work work.

When Friday afternoon finally hit, I looked at my desk and saw that I had at least 5 identical cups of coffee sitting all about.

And for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out which one was the one I had bought that morning. So I took a gamble and grabbed the one closest to me and took a healthy swig.

Mistake.

The good news is, it totally woke me up. Nothing like 3-day-old cold coffee hitting your gullet in the middle of Friday afternoon. That chill up your spine can keep you going for another good 6 hours alone. Red Bull, eat your heart out.

I watched the Avengers Movie on opening weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie.

But it got me thinking…

The Avengers could really use one more member on their team…and I knew just who would do the job.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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I’m back!

I know, I know…I’ve been a bad, neglectful blogger the past month. I promise, it was for good reason, though!

Between the very long/late hours at work, a recent week-long vacation, and getting sick (again), I haven’t had the chance to put a pen to paper…

…until NOW.

Dun dun DUUUUUUN!

Because I love your faces (and because you all deserve it for patiently waiting), I’m not only giving you a comic, but I’m also going to hit you up with photos AND a vacation video~

The Grand Cayman was amazing~ A big “thank-you” to my uncle and his family for taking me along with them. I had a blast.

Enjoy, and I’ll be posting again soon (this time for real).

I got me one heck of a tan. I don’t even look Asian anymore, so my mother disowned me.

Nooo, I’m just kidding. She didn’t disown me. She did slap a whitening face mask on me the moment I walked into the house, though.

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For the full album, click HERE.

(And yes, that *IS* Al Roker in that one picture with me and my cousin. Here’s what happening in YOUR neck of the woods~)

Is it just me, or was January a really really long month?

Even after the hustle and bustle of the holidays died down, the combination of work, fundraising, studying, church activities, and getting ready for my February trip to Haiti has generated a little bit of stress.

And (unfortunately) this week, it’s beginning to show on my face. I finally decided to take a minute to just stop what I was doing and get things under control. Mini-Grace tagged along. Again.

Ew. I wish my face understood that I am way too old to be breaking out like a teenager. Despite temporarily deactivating my Facebook account, which has not-so-surprisingly opened up my schedule considerably, I still find myself wishing that there were more hours in the day.

On the bright side,  I am super pumped about returning to Haiti! I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with my church in order to partner up with Grace International (as well as another non-profit called Beyond All Boundaries) on a much larger scale. This trip coming up at the end of February will symbolize the start of something amazing for Haiti, especially for the children.

[If you are in the DC/VA/MD area and are interested in joining me on future trips to Haiti, check out the pamphlet I made below and shoot me an e-mail!]

As ususal, I love your faces. If you live around the DC area, enjoy the beautiful weather this week~

I’m alive!

Sorry for not posting for a while. I realize that over the past two weeks, after the hullaballoo of the winter season, I’ve been incredibly uninspired!

I even tried Googling how I could possibly enhance my creative brain activity, and stumbled across this:

Which made me think…and I’ve come to realize that I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately.

And the effects of which are causing me to go a little…weird.

 

True story. I’m so ashamed. The office flag may not have been red, but my feelings about it certainly were.

What are some of the effects you experience with lack of sleep, and are they as weird as mine?

I have no idea where that saying even came from.

All I know is that after my trip to the dentist’s, I definately wasn’t able to.

My dentist novacaine’d me to the point that I couldn’t use my upper lip for the rest of the day, which made things (like NOT drooling) very difficult. The lip felt disembodied and squishy. Like dough. Om nom nom.

The numbness even spread to my nostrils. If I tried to flare them, only one would actually move.

Anyway, back to normal stuff!

Another fantastic donor is featured today! And this featured photo comic is for David Woo from Maryland, who has also been put onto the New Mercy Project’s featured donor list! Thanks!

We are 2/3 of the way through to reaching our goal of $900!

Please continue to show your support and donate even a dollar! Each dollar feeds 3 children, and I know that we can give them a Christmas that they will never forget!

My dad is a practical joker and is fascinated by gross things.

A very dangerous combination.

I was eating dinner last night, minding my own business, when my Dad decided to come on up and show me something.

Not gonna lie, I almost puked. As many of you know by now, I HATE BUGS. I will bungee jump off of the world’s tallest tower without hesitation, but I will NOT touch an insect unless my very life is on the line, let alone a wasp-parasite-infested-caterpiller.

Ugh. Ugh! UGH!

But…if you’re weird and interested in that kind of stuff, you can see a high-res of the parasite caterpillar zombie my dad found HERE.

Did you click the link? Gross.

UPDATE: I found out that the hornworm caterpillar that was covered in parasites was actually being a huge pest in my mom’s tomato garden, so I’m kind of glad it was getting consumed.

Plus, I learned that when they transform, they turn into one of THESE.

AUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHH!!! If I had to rank my least favorite bugs, moths are my number one!

So good riddance, and good job, little waspies!

I pinched a nerve in my back last week.

One night, I went to bed, and when I woke up 30 minutes later, I realized that it hurt just to breathe and be in a sitting/lying down position.

I didn’t get any sleep that night, so I had to call in sick. The moment my acupuncturist’s office opened, I went in to get my situation dealt with.

Needless to say, the procedure was a bit…painful.

Got the traditional acupuncture done, then got something called “cupping” done (which left some bruises on my shoulder that made it look like I got in a fight with a giant octopus), and then a bit of rough chiropractic.

It alleviated the pain enough for me to sleep that night. Two short days later, I felt completely better!

So I’m back to comic-ing again! Hooray!

On another note, I’ve given up on the last Orlando video. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough entertaining footage to warrant an entire post about it, so alas. We move on!

If you’re in the MD/DC/VA area and need a good acupuncturist, just let me know~

I am heavily medicated at the moment.

It seems like the fun I had in Orlando caught up with me, and I am now suffering from flu-like symptoms in the middle of summer. Ugh.

But hey, thank God for Nyquil~ My nearest and dearest bestest of friends.

Through this sickness, I did manage to learn a few things about Nyquil. The biggest thing being the fact that I tend to faceplant about 30 minutes after taking it.

Now you know what I know. Time for bed. 5 minutes till faceplant time!

A Cartoon Stuck in a Real Girl’s Body

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