Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spice Girls concert & NSSN

OMG! I am going to the Spice Girls Farewell Tour concert on Dec 4th here in San Jose! My ticket is $120, but it's so worth it! I've been listening to them since I was like 12! And it's their last tour, so YAYYYY!!! Going with my friend from college, and we are going to dress up like one of the Spice Girls and go together! YAYAYAYAY SOOO EXCITED!!!!

And then 3 days later on Dec 7th, Not So Silent Night in San Francisco!!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

thoughts on being active & playing sports

In the upcoming weeks, I'm starting rock climbing at an indoor gym (at least more often than the one time I did it), go bowling (possibly on a weekly basis as my BFF wants to start a bowling club! How fun!), ice skating (more so during the Xmas holidays, but anytime is always good! I started when I took lessons in Boston when I was 3 or 4 years old), and then snowboarding for New Years in Tahoe! (that will be the second time attempting that after doing it with my dearest friend in Ohio two years ago ;-)
I'm also buying a punching bag, trampoline, and jump rope. This is so fun! I love doing new things to stay & be active, and love trying, playing, & experiencing new sports, preferably playing, but also watching as well :-) Football and hockey are my favorites to watch on TV but I love live sports games even more. And then to play, I alternate on a pretty regular basis between machines at the gym, swimming, and running in the gym or outdoors. I LOVE trying new sports, especially outdoors, so that is why I am really excited about going bowling, ice skating, rock climbing, and snowboarding in the next few weeks, even though I've done them all before. So for other sports I haven't tried before, I'm ready to try new ones! So bring it on!

Monday, November 26, 2007

my current favorite romantic song

Thought I'd share this with y'all, for all you current romantics, past or future romantics
or for any girls who just want to hear a beautiful song to make you feel fabulous
and hopefully bring a smile to your face, and to your day
Loveeee it!!!!!!!

Best Days Lyrics

Thursday, November 22, 2007

taking risks, trying new things, being daring

It's always fun, interesting, and exciting to do and try new things, and of course, meet new people.

I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and pushed my boundaries, even in a small way, that really feels bigger than it seems.

what will happen if we do not try and take risks and chances in life? whether big or small.....
don't be afraid - you create your own destiny

Friday, November 16, 2007


No matter how tough you are, no matter how much self worth, confidence, esteem and respect you have for yourself, and no matter how many walls you put up to protect yourself, to stay safe, and keep people out, sometimes it gets tiring of being so tough. And there are some days, some moments, when all you want is someone, any one person in your life, who loves you and cares about you, to just be there for you, to just talk to you, to just hold you. And keep holding you. And instead of feeling afraid like you do all the other times in your life when you want to let your guard down but you don't, this time you feel safe.
And in that moment, everything is okay, and everything else will be okay. And you remind yourself of that feeling for those times when you are on your own, or alone, or concentrating so hard on being independent and tough, to keep yourself from being vulnerable or getting hurt. But I think sometimes letting your guard down and making yourself vulnerable is actually the strongest thing you can do, and bravest part of your character.

"You don't have to be tough of every minute of every day. It's okay to let down your guard. In fact, there are moments when that is the best thing to do."
~Greys Anatomy

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Not So Silent Night lineup announced

LIVE 105 Not So Silent Night 2007
with Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Angels & Airwaves, Spoon, Paramore & some local band!
Bill Graham Civic Center - San Francisco

I wish the Killers were playing! like last year!
but oh well, still a kick ass lineup!

esp Jimmy Eat World - seen them twice - they ROCK!!!!



Veteran Portland indie-rock band Modest Mouse will top the bill at this year's addition of Live 105's Not So Silent Night , the radio station announced today. Also appearing Dec. 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco will be Jimmy Eat World, Angels & Airwaves, Spoon, Paramore and the winner of the local band competition. Tickets for $39.50 go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday at and all Ticketmaster outlets. A "very limited" amount of Bud Light Almost All Access Passes, which include early entrance, a reserved seat and free food, will be available for $105.

The third time proves to be the charm for Modest Mouse, who move to the headlining slot after two previous appearances further down the bill at the station's annual holiday event. The other bands are all making their first visits to NSSN. Modest Mouse and Spoon both already have performed multiple times in the Bay Area this year, including in September at the inaugural Treasure Island Music Festival. This will be Jimmy Eat World's first major performance in the area since the release of the new "Chase This Light," following a short set for Live 105 last month in front of about 100 fans at San Jose's Blank Club. Angels & Airwaves, featuring ex-Blink 182 lead singer Tom DeLonge, will be making its first Bay Area appearance this year, riding high on the success of its current single "Everything's Magic." Paramore, whose current hit single is "Misery Business," is performing a sold-out show at the Warfield on Thursday. Live 105 Activists (and you know who you are) can purchase tickets in advance from 10 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday at

By Shay Quillen

Friday, November 9, 2007


Happy Diwali! (Indian New Year) & the Festival of Lights!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I LOVE Starbucks in general, but especially during Christmas time. And yes it isn't even Thanksgiving, but it's already decorated for Christmas.

And I just love it

My best friend's dance show

My BFF Priya's dance show this Saturday - it's being sponsored by ZeeTV!!!!!
And Sharmishta Roy - huge art director in Bollywood - has put the show together!!! YAYY!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Beautiful song & video

One Republic "Apologize"

Friday, November 2, 2007

song of the moment & how I'm feeling

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine

I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright

And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet

And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Moving to New York City :-)

So, I've moved out of SF, and am home for a few months at my parents. But I am no longer moving to LA. I am moving to New York City :-) LA was the right decision for me out of the options I was giving myself. But my #1 option since I was 16 has been NYC.

My NY decision:
I've wanted to live in NY since I was 16. It's always been "too far, too big a jump, too hard, too scary" and I'm no longer going to let that stop me from going.
LA was the best decision for me out of the options I was giving myself. But the NY option, my more passionate option, was always sitting on the backburner, And it's time to make that dream a reality. I may go to LA one day, but I'm not thinking about that right now. Right now, I want to live in NY. It's the best time in my life for me to do that. I'm young, single, and I'll do plenty of film there. Sure it's nothing compared to film in LA, but I'd rather live in Manhattan and do film 50% of the time than live in LA and do film 100% of the time. Plus, LA is so spread out that people dont drive to see each other after they've been commuting daily for work. People stay in their areas (ex: you live in Santa Monica, you hang out in Santa Monica). I know this from friends who live there. It's not like the bay area where people drive all over to meet up. I want to be in a city where you can take the subway and cover Manhattan in what, 30mins? Definitely not 2 hours of LA traffic. I want to be surrounded by tons of people and where the city is alive, not so spread out by highways like LA.
NY is what I want right now in my life. If it changes in a few years, I'll go to LA. The thing is, there are two cities for film, LA and NY. And I loved living in SF, which is just like NY, except NY is 10 times bigger. But the way SF is set up, 7x7, the city is alive, the type of people, and people are everywhere, and I love that. I like a lot of people together in a small physical area but in a big city.
And also I realized, once you live on your own anywhere, like I did in SF, living with roommates, learning to pay bills, how to be and do things on my own, etc, and now i'm prepared to live anywhere. Once you've lived on your own and can do it, then it prepares you for any city. And sure I may hate NY, so then I'll come back to SF or LA. Probably LA cause of film. But it's like, what's the worst that could happen? I hate NY, I'll go to LA. If I love NY, I'll stay there. But if I dont go, I'll always regret it. Always wonder. What if. What would it have been like. What could have happened. What if I loved it so much and wanted to settle there. And right now is the best time and point in my life to go. And so I am! I’m a tough girl. I can do it!