Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Life is in His Hands

Oh I know that I can make it

I know that I can stand

No matter what may come my way

My life is in Your hands

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Take that Cup

USA wins Four Nations Tournament! :)

Fingers crossed that they'll win the World Cup this year.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


As I speak, the USWNT vs China Woman soccer game is going on, and I really really want to watch it (even found a live stream... finally) but if I do, my computer will heat up and crash on me. So therefore, I'm exercising discipline and self control and waiting for the dad's laptop to come home. :P Note to reader: I am a huge fan of soccer, especially when it comes to the US National Woman's team. :) They're about to win the Four Nation Tournament, I foresee it. :P Forever retaining their #1 best in the world rating. ♥

Halftime right now: USA 1, China 0.

Anyway, I must be boring you, but here's to a quick post so that every time you visit my wonderfully awesome website, you'll see something different than the same old post. (Although the last post is absolutely rad, I know.)

#o1. I am cooking chicken wings at this very moment. So much lurrvee.
#02. Inverse trigonometry can shoot me already. It's way too complex for even a complex brain like mine. Please, I really don't care to simplify an equation such as
sin (2 arccos 0.5)
#03. Last Thursday I had a fun time at the park, in the glorious sun. :)
#04. Colbie Caillat's songs are becoming a fav.
#05. I have an international admission chat tomorrow night.
#06. Waiting for my application acceptance letter, should receive it tomorrow. Oh, the anticipation.

That's all for now. Toodles, lovlies.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Enter title here

Cause we're so hot

We'll melt your popsicle;


Monday, January 17, 2011

stare all you like

Why not take a crazy chance

Why not do a crazy dance

Why not take a star from the sky

Why not spread your wings and fly

Sunday, January 16, 2011

not the only one :)

Looks like I'm not the only one who supports all American players. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

late resolutions

Grow 4 inches;

Okay, so yes, I'm a little behind in forming my resolutions, but better late than never. Faced with this almost impossible flight, I will have to exercise, jump, and eat... a lot. (I should add that I want to put on 5 pounds.) I have to admit though, it's not going very well and it's only like, the 2nd week of 2011? Maybe that's good news instead of bad, having 50 weeks more to go, but I see it as bad.

For one thing, I'm all ready to master this resolution of mine, only except that I was a total douche bag and hurt myself at PE. So here I am, with a scraped shin/knee, and two very sore legs which can hardly move and the only way I can lift a leg up is by using my hands and lifting it up. Took me forever to put my pants on, not even kidding.

So, in other words, I'll start my jumping once I can actually jump again.
(Everyone should know how much I hate MU and how much I love the US Woman's National team.) Chatting with my Daddy on IM:

hazelchazel: LIVERPOOL LOST. HA. HA. HA.

John Chang: I am about to switch allegiance to MU. Every team I start to support start to lose.

hazelchazel: good idea. then MU will start losing.

John Chang: Now you're getting the idea. Maybe, I should support the US Women soccer team.

Monday, January 10, 2011

9/10 ♥

"You need only the courage to follow your heart.

I don't know what a love like Juliet's feels like -

Love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for,

but I'd like to believe if I ever were to feel it,

that I will have the courage to seize it."

-Amanda Seyfried, Letters to Juliet

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All in a day's work

#o1. The new school started last Monday, and it's pretty much mixed feelings throughout. However, here's to the little things that makes one smile. :)

- Bee is my neighbor, and a very entertaining one. I get to boss and bully her, she, in return, is an angel in disguise and helps me in my LA 1201. So sweet of her. *:]
- Upon receiving the sports activity survey/notice thing, Bee proceeded to check every single sport, including the OTHER option, where she wrote (or more like I wrote for her) TENNIS. We had a very good laugh when we realized there's only 5 days a week, and 7 sports. She is going to be one occupied girl. Hahah! I, on the other hand, crossed off FOOTBALL and replaced it with SOCCER. That's the rightful name, thankyouverymuch.
- Sarah stole my calculator but will willingly surrender it, I hope. :/
- Meet the 12 disciples, the big gang of guys in our school that stick closer than glue. When they all sit at one of the long tables in the cafeteria, it's the perfect picture of the Last Supper.
- Math has been a huge pain in the neck, but I will overcome it and reign triumphant! :D

#o2. I have an interview as one of the possible recipients of the Presidential Scholarship of ACU on the 15th of Feb. It's pretty nerve wrecking, keep me in your prayers.

#o3. Fulham 3, West Bromwich Albion 0. Clint Dempsey scored in the 56' :) Now this is what I'm talking about.

It's almost irritating when I hear so many negative thoughts nowadays. Sure, we all have our reasons to be unhappy or discontent, I personally have a million, but I'm trying to see the positive side of every issue, and spot the good parts of every individual. With this in mind, I hope you all have a very happy first week of 2011. :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dear Diary,

It's amazing how fast a year flies by, and before I know it, this new year will be over. But despite the speed of time, I thank God for every new year that I've celebrated, for it is a memory of the year that I just lived. Therefore, on this glorious sunny day of January 1, 2011 (o1.o1.11), I look back on everything that has happened the year before - either good or bad, they have the fingerprints of God smudged all over them.

2010 started off well - me, being the determined girl that I am, was determined to make the year count. I started off with a profound list of resolutions, only to the number 8, but nevertheless, profound (as I just mentioned). You can read them: here. January was a month of transition, moving to the new school building, become one of the "older" ones in school, stuff like that. I was scared, having no idea what to expect out of the year. But I was determined to make the best of the year, and I did.

One particular thing that stands out was my determination to have discipline. I was determined I would say no to unnecessary things, use my time wisely, and not get into things that would pressure me. The year before (2009), I had been so involved in all sorts of activities, I found myself so emotionally and mentally worn out. It wasn't pleasant. I didn't handle my time very well, and continuously was denied permission to go out with my friends because of it. 2010, I swore, would be different.

And it was. I learned to say no to activities, outings - simple stuff that simply weren't necessary. Or simply too much than I could handle. It wasn't easy, I had to give up certain things I would have loved to do. But in the end, I learned how to manage my time better, balance work and fun, and my parents were more willing to say yes when I asked them if I could go out.

As I look back on my 2010, what shocks me is how far I've gone academically. I started off the year in the middle of 10th grade, thinking I still had two more years to go in high school. Since my sister was in the middle of her transition from high school to college life, I begin to seriously think about my own future. One evening, my sister and I started talking about it, and an hour later, all my plans had been shifted prestigiously. Looking back at the schedule she made for me, it continues to shock me that I actually accomplished it! I had to finish 11th grade by the end of the year (which seemed pretty impossible, for at that time I was still at 9th grade for Science and History), take my SAT in October, and balance school work with college applications. Well, I did it. I really did!

If I could pin point the exact time when I felt I went through major change, it would be October 2010. Even as the month approached, it continuously daunted me that this month would change everything for me. My comfortable routine of high school days would be broken. With all these thoughts in mind, I still was quick to invite October to my doorstep. I wanted change! I was getting tired of the regular routine anyways. Well, change was what I got. My days dragged on, practice tests kept me busy, and the college search started.

The last two months of 2010 has proved to be the busiest yet. November started off with me sitting for my SAT, which is definitely a once in a lifetime experience for me. (Who knows, you guys may sit for it more than once.) I went back to school, to be thrown headfirst into a series of end-of-school activities and preparations. We all know its practically impossible to accomplish a big sum of school work in a month like November. Well, I didn't have much of a choice. I had to finish 8 books (4 Science and 4 History) in the little over 2 weeks I had left. I'm talking about 11th grade here. I have no idea how in the wide world I did it, but I put in all my effort, free time, a little midnight oil, plenty of prayer, LPTs at the back of the main sanctuary during practices, but I pulled through.

Going back to that schedule my sister made for me, I knew it would be hard. It still is. But, going through everything I went through in the year of 2010 (and I'm not talking about only academics here), I've come out as a much more confident person. Confidence not only in myself, but in someone much greater. You see, I didn't do all this, I didn't survive all this, by my own strength. No, there was someone greater giving me the strength, the courage, the love, the discipline to pull through all the hard times of this year. Which brings me to my favorite Bible verse of all times, still written on the wall of my old room:

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

I want you to know that whatever you set your heart on is possible. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and He will grant you the desires of your heart. He will give you the strength to accomplish what seems impossible in men's eyes. He will be faithful through it all, He will pull you through. The first step is trust.

As I head into the new year, I'm uncertain of all the details that this year holds. I know this will be a time of transition for me, finishing 12th grade, moving to USA, starting college, and all that is installed for me. Its a scary place to enter, unknown territory. There will be laughter and tears, good and bad times alike. But despite it all, one thing I'm certain of, my God will remain faithful. If God is for me, who can be against me?

Have a wonderful 2011. :)