Sunday, January 10, 2016

SEVENTEEN "Boys Be" Unboxing

A little over a month ago, I got my Seventeen album in the mail. I got it on the first day of finals week, which I was incredibly happy about. The quality for the video I made came out really bad on my GoPro, but I decided to post it anyways. It was my first unboxing video, so I was excited! The video will be at the end of this post. My reaction to my photo card made me laugh, haha. Well anyways, let's begin!

 This is what the album looks like. There are 2 versions, HIDE (pink) & SEEK (blue). I got the SEEK version because I saw unboxing videos on both albums and the SEEK version comes with each member's "diary" entry and I really, really wanted that one, haha. I think I like the photo-book for the SEEK version better than the HIDE one too. Well, the HIDE one had more pictures taken during the day in nature while the SEEK one was more at night and dark. I like the cover photo of the box on the pink version better though, because it's more colorful, but oh well.

  1. 표정관리 (Fronting)
  2. 만세 (Manse)
  3. 어른이 되면 (When I Grow Up)
  4. OMG
  5. ROCK
This is what it looks like when I open the box. In the picture above, the poster is showing first, but if you watch my video you will see the order it actually came in when I opened it was: photo-book, poster, postcards, and stickers, and CD.

I went through the photo-book quickly in my video, if you're interested. Its not really clear, so you could look up other unboxing videos on YouTube if you're interested, haha. But if you want to hear my reactions as I unboxed it, please watch it! The photo card showed up a few pages into the book. I WAS SO HAPPY (you'll hear my in my video, lol.) Joshua is my #1 favorite in Seventeen. He was the first person I liked from them before I watched a music video or heard them sing. I love him so much and call him my boo, hehe.

This is what the poster looks like. I think it's really cute, haha. I love how Vernon, DK, Joshua, Dino, and Mingyu are all on the top around each other because I really like them. Then it makes me happy that I Woozi is on the bottom because I love him too. I wish Wonwoo got to shine on this poster, but I can see him a little in the middle. I thought The8 on the side was funny, haha.

 These are the 5 post cards that it came with! These photos are also in the photo-book. I plan on just putting them on my wall, haha.

These are the stickers it came with. It's only one sheet, but I think they are so cute. The pictures are in the photo-book and the drawings are from some of the member's individual "diary" entry pages from the photo-book.

The last thing was the actual CD, but I didn't take a picture of it. It came in a blue paper sheet? You can see it in my video, haha.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

December Favorites + Fall Semester Summary + 2015 Reflection + 2016 Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone!! I decided to put 4 posts in one because the first two things I'm going to talk about is really short, haha. The last two go together. So let's begin!

My monthly favorites for December are just three things: my blanket from Target I got on Black Friday, Monsta X, iKon, and Hulu. That's all I could think of as my favorites for the month, haha.
This Fall semester, I took 15 credits. I had literature, art studio, and 3 classes for my major. I got A's in all my classes except art; I got an A- in there. I had a 3.96 for the semester and ended it with a cumulative GPA of 3.51 which I am so proud of myself for. That has been the best I've ever done my whole life, I couldn't believe it. I started the semester with a 3.28(?). This semester, I also made a friend and her name is Kathleen. I am so glad I had the courage to talk to her because she definitely feels like someone I could be friends with forever and have as that "college friend."
2015 I think was a good year. I think I became a better, stronger person. I tried new things and visited new places. I went to seek help about depression, started therapy, did good in school, and distanced myself away from people who didn't truly make me happy. I also made two friends: Jennelle and Kathleen. I also got into K-pop which I love, haha. 2015 was a good year that passed by way too quickly. I learned that to seek for help, to put myself first, and to not worry about losing others is okay. I ended the year being happy with school, realizing how much I love my family, and learning that I can't grow as a person if I live in the past. I came to the conclusion in the past week that I'm ready to move on from someone who tremendously hurt me.
Here's to the first of 366 days in which I hope to be happier, healthier, and a better version of myself.
Every year for the past few years, I make resolutions. I make 11 usually, and the ones I made for 2015, when I looked back on it, I actually accomplished everything. I was surprised and happy with myself that I did. The first 5 of my resolutions for this year are from last years, haha.
So these are my 11 resolutions for 2016:
  1. Try to make healthier choices.
  2. Try to not ridicule others.
  3. Be the best person I can be.
  4. Organize and clean more often.
  5. Try to relax every day.
  6. Be kinder to myself.
  7. Make room for more sleep.
  8. Try to have more positive thoughts than negative.
  9. Cook something every month.
  10. Read at least 3 books.
  11. Try to allow myself to feel open and alive.
Thank you for reading this post, if you stuck through it till the end! Haha. Let me know down below what your resolutions for 2016 are if you have any. ~

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