I was born on December 8th, 1980 in Thailand. My family (which included my parents, two sisters, brother, and grandmother) moved to Salt Lake City, UT a few months later.
In an effort for warmer weather (and a whole lot of other reasons) we moved to Modesto, CA in 1982. This is where I ?rew up.? It? a very quiet town (despite the recent media spectacles these past few years) and was not very diverse at that time, so it was a very interesting childhood. I went to Capistrano Elementary School, Teel Middle School, and Johansen High School, all very great public institutions.
I was a big nerd in high school: Marching Band (percussion, mallets, etc.), many various clubs, mock trial, Academic Decathlon, speech and debate, Science Olympiad, and other nerdy things. Don? get me wrong, I did have a lot of fun though and I tried to be a social butterfly. I graduated high school in 1998. My love affair with UCLA started in April of that year. I was convinced that I would be going to Berkeley, but when it came time to decide, I chose UCLA and I have no regrets.
I met my current husband, Josh, in Sproul Hall during my first year of college. He is amazing. I had a great undergraduate experience and am fortunate to have made many great friends. During that time, I worked at Starbuck? for two years and then moved on to become a counselor and assistant for the UCLA Orientation Program. I graduated in 2002 with a degree in History and a minor in English. I am glad that a lot of my friends stayed around the LA area because I would be so bored and lost without them.
I used to work for the UCLA Cancer Center as a financial analyst of sorts. I am currently working in advertising for a popular cable channel and am really enjoying all of the challenges and learning so much. I am secretly kinda waiting around for a good school to offer a graduate program in Southeast Asian Studies/History because that? really all I want to focus on. Until then, I am just working and trying to have fun and figure out what else I want to do in case that never happens. But I am enjoying work right now and enjoying the fact that I am not in school anymore.
Indie/Foreign films that have substance, Pepsi products, office supplies (especially good pens, such as the Pilot G2), the moment when your laugh becomes a cackle, bike riding on the beach, sunny days, coffee, different forms of literature, knitting, Paco's Tacos, keeping in touch with friends, drinking, going to fun parties, hanging out with friends, cooking (still learning), tuna melts, shopping, KROQ 90s weekends, chicken tikka masala, and creative stationery.
Definitely more to come.