I’m definitely not a selfie person, but this was worth it! Thank you Vice Chancellor Jane and Assistant Vice Chancellor Annette for taking the time to see me today! I know our Ohana and audience will be touched to have you open up our ceremony. Yay! So bring the community, family, friends, students and staff this Sunday, April 13th 6-9pm! We’re hoping to have a wonderful event and christen the new Wallace-Dutra “Little Lake” Amphitheater as the first RCO event!

I’m definitely not a selfie person, but this was worth it! Thank you Vice Chancellor Jane and Assistant Vice Chancellor Annette for taking the time to see me today! I know our Ohana and audience will be touched to have you open up our ceremony. Yay! So bring the community, family, friends, students and staff this Sunday, April 13th 6-9pm! We’re hoping to have a wonderful event and christen the new Wallace-Dutra “Little Lake” Amphitheater as the first RCO event!

What? Graduation?! Lol 😁 #classof2014 #ucmerced

What? Graduation?! Lol 😁 #classof2014 #ucmerced

In the midst of hundreds to thousands of Risso’s dolphins! #whalewatching

The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, wisdom, protection and good luck. And so watching the crowd in awe and touching the dragon as it came by was pretty cool to watch. I love all the celebration that happens on Chinese New Year! Take this as me indirectly posting to my Tumblr… But I gave it up for lent. Sigh.. But I had to~ hehehe. More to come, Tumblr! #latergram #SF #chinatown #chinesenewyear

The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, wisdom, protection and good luck. And so watching the crowd in awe and touching the dragon as it came by was pretty cool to watch. I love all the celebration that happens on Chinese New Year! Take this as me indirectly posting to my Tumblr… But I gave it up for lent. Sigh.. But I had to~ hehehe. More to come, Tumblr! #latergram #SF #chinatown #chinesenewyear

#formalfriday from Keeping Up With The #(+)huglyfe #kaampipoints #ucmpaa #prettyhurts #flawless

#formalfriday from Keeping Up With The #(+)huglyfe #kaampipoints #ucmpaa #prettyhurts #flawless

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters… #(+)huglyfe #kaampipoints #touristthursday #ucmpaa

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters… #(+)huglyfe #kaampipoints #touristthursday #ucmpaa

lovesouthkorea:

下り坂 by soreikea on Flickr.
Bukchon, Seoul

lovesouthkorea:

下り坂 by soreikea on Flickr.

Bukchon, Seoul

lovesouthkorea:

Spring in Seoul (source)

lovesouthkorea:

Spring in Seoul (source)

#twinning! #kaampipoints #(+)huglyfe #ucmpaa

#twinning! #kaampipoints #(+)huglyfe #ucmpaa

PAAjamas 😁✌️ #ucmpaa #kaampipoints

PAAjamas 😁✌️ #ucmpaa #kaampipoints

But if you’re in the cheap seats, not putting yourself on the line, and just talking about how I could do it better. I’m in no way interested in your feedback.

So rather than locking these folks out in the arena, what I’m gonna invite you to do is reserve seats for them. Which doesn’t seem like a good thing to do, but I have 13,000 pieces of data and I have done this work for twelve years and what I have found and what I have learned from these folks and then tried to apply in my own life, that has changed my life, is to reserve a seat, to take the critics to lunch, and to simply say when I’m trying to do something new and hard and original and I’m trying to be creative and I’m trying to innovate to say ‘I see you, I hear you, but I’m gonna show up and do this anyway, and I’ve got a seat for you and you’re welcome to come but I’m not interested in your feedback.’ - Brene Brown

Dear Ading,

By now, we.. Just met! It was awesome! Thank you for cooperating with the KAAMPI Revealing Week and me having to be your stalker, especially with your wonderful Tumblr! I promise, I’m not that weird (Be my friend! Lol!) Your Ate Jaejae was the mastermind. She even beautifully wrote all your messages and poster because I had to keep my identity.

Once again, welcome to your new family, ading! I hope you grow to love us as much as we already love you! I can’t wait for you to meet everyone! Accept and expect all the spoiling, teasing, hugs, and adventures. And jokes! My goodness, your humor is your charm, little one! Hehehe. What else… I’m sorry I couldn’t take you to the KAAMPI Hangout Day today… I promise I’ll make it up to you with many more one-on-one’s! I’m excited for us! I can’t wait to get to know you! I promise your Ate will do her best to take care of you. I’m sorry in advance if I ever do anything wrong, let you down or upset you. Always know I do mean well. I see you for all you are and I won’t let you be anything less! I’ve never had a younger sibling before, yet alone a sister, so you’re already precious to me. It really makes my heart smile when you call me “Ate” <3 

So from here on out, just know you are loved, you belong to something bigger than yourself now (Your (+)hug lyfe family), your Ate’s got you, and get ready for the memories, the laughs, and adventures…. And cats and food, awkwardness, jokes, etc., etc. :) *HUG

Sincerely,
Your Ate

lovesouthkorea:

prayer stones in Bulguksa, Gyeongju (source)

lovesouthkorea:

prayer stones in Bulguksa, Gyeongju (source)

"And I, I’ve been told the universe conspires to assist in making dreams realities for those who persist. And all, all things are for purpose they won’t pass you by. Every knock you take is an opportunity to fly."