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Book Review on Frankly In Love By David Yoon

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Small update: I haven't posted on here for a while after google plus closed for consumers. I was just bummed out by that because I was a part of a lot of groups on there. Since then, I've been hopping back and forth blogging platforms to try to find that perfect one again. Here I am again to give this another try. Hoping my audience is still hanging around here. 
Frankly In Love by David Yoon is a book I picked up a while ago because the synopsis captivated and hit too close to home for me. I recently finished reading it and initial review is that this book is such a laid book and steady flow read for me. It was like reading an asian soap opera watching everything unfold at a nice pace. The book gives the reader a very accurate view on how asian culture and family is. Asians are a very close and tight knit race that stick together in a foreign land. 
I love how Frank struggles with pleasing his parents so he doesn't follow his sister, Hanna's old road in life. Hanna was …

The Starbucks Reusable Holiday Cup Craze 

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I was very hyped about this as I’ve never paid attention to these promotions, but I wanted a reusable cup for fun but I didn’t get one unfortunately. They all sold out instantly to my knowledge.

I understand Starbucks is the biggest coffee company in the world without a question. Everyone loves Starbucks for the large variety of drinks they have. It’s practially the busiest drink spot every single day at all hours. You all have seen the lines at Starbucks drive thrus and in store and it can get chaotic. It’s so popular among the old and young especially college kids- your 9-5 office workers. It’s a given that it’s the most popular drink to bring anywhere. You needed a strong coffee- Starbucks has what you need. You want a nice treat- Starbucks is pretty much your go to. It’s a great place to hang out, do homework, have small meetings, and just relax at.

Of course - when Starbucks announced the holiday reusable cup for this year...it drove everyone’s craze for Starbucks to another dim…

Review On (Spoiler Alert) : A Reaper At The Gates

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FINALLY! I finished this book yesterday after having the book for months after it's release but never had the time to read it. This is one of my favorite series in Young Adult literature. The writer is amazing and I love her style. Her characters are not easily forgettable, her character development is so well done that it craves a mark on my memory. The tone and the use of words in some of the passages reminds me greatly of Chinese sayings. I remembered the thing I was most excited about this book was because of Elias taking over the duties of the Soul Reaper of the waiting place.

This installation was rollercoaster of feelings from the beginning to the very end. I believe there are only a few sections of the book that really broke my heart to a million pieces and I am pretty sure there are a few pieces that will never be found.

Helene who had everything from family, honor, respect, to a boundless future fell from the top to the very bottom. She probably has the most tragic back…

What Did We Grow Up For?

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Why live? What exactly did we grow up for? I have been having some nice conversations with several of my close friends. We grew up in hopes of finding a good job after college right? Or going to a trade school and land a good job at a reputable company. We grew up hoping we'd make enough money to buy things we want and have a family right? 
Did you guys know in the 60's...a man could work a full time job and be able to pay for a house and provide for his family. Nowadays, you need two full time workers to just manage to scrape by to afford a house, car, and start a family. But the downfall is you don't have anyone to take care of the kids or the mother stays home but doesn't get paid for being away from work. 
In this era and world, trying to attempt a normal life is causing people to be pushed to the edge of a cliff. In the good old days, the man would work a full time job and come home and have time to play with his children, hold conversations with his wife but now…

Wasted Talents

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Everyone spends a ton of money to get through college if they are not lucky enough to get grants, scholarships, or some kind of federal aids, right? In this era and society, it's drilled into everyone's heads that if you don't get a degree you won't be able to land a good job. It is also drilled into everyone's head that there are bachelor degrees on every street corner. You need to get an MBA to even get considered for a good office job causing a lot of young people to drop further into the wormhole of debt. Also, causing a lot of high school grads to turn to options like trade schools instead of four year colleges and universities. 
In school, advisors and professors make it seem getting an internship is a piece of cake...finding a job related to your field as long as you have a minor to accompany your major would be much easier and less of a pain. However, that is not the reality. If you don't know someone in a company, you won't be able to land a job i…

Remember Your Roots

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Never forget your roots. Many people forget their roots as they grow older. Forgetting where they first started once they've reached a high point in life. 
A lot of people nowadays forget where they came from. No one was born high and mighty or perfect. We all had to do soul searching and give a lot of hard work to reach where we are today whether it be working hard to move up a in company, working hard in school, working hard to have a place in a family, working hard to prove oneself. I am sure all of us have lost dreams to share, hopes that got shattered, injuries and scars that we had and carried on proudly. 
Never forget where you started from because that is where it all began. 
If you were once trampled on, ignored, seen as nothing, scapegoated, you should never forget the pain. You should never forget it even when you become a CEO or someone big and powerful. You were once at the bottom of the barrel too. You spent sleepless nights working hard to move up and be someone in…

Wise Words

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Would your 8 year old self be proud of you right now? When we were children- we fantasied what and who we would be ten years in the future more than likely. When we see a television show that shows a cowboy that is righteous or saves lives and rid the world of evil- we think that's who we want to be. When we see a doctor, nurse, or lawyer and see the amazing things they do- our desires get swayed again and we tell ourselves that we must do good in school so we could like them one day. Yet, things never go as we plan unfortunately unless you were born in a rich and well off family that offered you that luxury of having things your way or making it through college for the most part. I don't know about you folks but my 8 year old self is cursing the daylights out of right now if that was possible. 
But did you ever think that you would possibly find yourself stuck in retail work after four years of college ... probably not right? Retail is probably the brutalist field of work fo…

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