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Sosupersam. PDX. Seattle.

What a crazy past few months. I feel like I've been hosting forever lol. We recently had my friend Samantha aka sosupersam do a concert here at The Republik which I'll be posting a video for soon. I even DJed for her set which was even more mind-boggling. It's amazing how much love Hawaii has for her. 

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After the concert I was officially on vacation. Headed out to Portland for 6 days since my boyfriend got booked to DJ our friend's wedding. I decided to tag along because I knew I wasn't going to go on a trip till next year. I needed that reset and this Hawaii heat was just getting to me.

Serato & DJing

I got a special delivery from Joekay over at Soulection Supply, I talk about DJing, music and Serato DJ. I then attempt to do Koko Crater but then fail miserably lol. Enjoy!

I'm obsessed with Glossier so here's 10% off your first Glossier purchase http://bff.glossier.com/fYsOA

Places/Things/People (In order of appearance):

• Joekay
https://instagram.com/joekay
• Soulection Supply
https://www.soulection.supply.com
• Glossier Generation G in Zip
https://www.glossier.com/products/generation-g
• Serato DJ
https://serato.com
• Koko Crater Railway Trail
https://www.yelp.com/biz/koko-crater-railway-trail-honolulu
• Tenkaippin Ramen
https://www.yelp.com/biz/tenkaippin-ramen-honolulu

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Music:
Foisey - “Flote’nn"
https://soundcloud.com/foisey

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I'm not sponsored or paid for anything I say in this video even though I wish I was lol.

What’s In My Bag

Always wanted to do one of these "What's In My Bag" tags. Enjoy!

I'm obsessed with Glossier so here's 10% off your first Glossier purchase http://bff.glossier.com/fYsOA

Places/Things/People (In order of appearance):

• Coach City Zip Tote (*can't find this particular print)
http://www.coach.com/shop/women-handbags-totes
• Glossier Bubble Wrap Pouch
https://www.glossier.com/products/
• Canon G7X Mark II
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-G7-Mark-Black/dp/B01BV14OXA
• Leuchtturm1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook Dotted Pages
https://www.amazon.com/Leuchtturm1917-Medium-Size-Hardcover-Notebook/dp/B002TSIMW4
• Coach Leopard Wristlet
http://www.coach.com/shop/women-wristlets
• Comme des Garçons Embossed Wallet
https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/1590566-designer-comme-des-garcons-wallet/items.aspx
• Energizer Recharge Pro
http://www.energizer.com/batteries/energizer-rechargeable-batteries?&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=ENE-HHB-16_Branded+Rechargeable&utm_term=energizer%20rechargable&utm_content=sjBsW0znX_dc%7Cpcrid%7C97423607123%7Cpkw%7Cenergizer%20rechargable%7Cpmt%7Cp
• Vans Off The Wall Lanyard
https://www.amazon.com/Vans-Off-Wall-Lanyard-Checker/dp/B01M9BZAJF
• 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0008G8G8Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Music:
Magu The Dog - “morning.blunt”
https://soundcloud.com/maguthedog

Filmed by Joncozy
http://youtube.com/joncozytv

Edited by me!

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I'm not sponsored or paid for anything I say in this video even though I wish I was lol.

My Attempt at vlogging...again

Let's try this again. Got inspired to do a sort of Vlogtember lol. Anyway, this Labor Day I had a very special guest be my camerawoman, went to check out Woes signing at Pioneer Saloon and then ate more. Will be more consistent this time!


Places/Things/Special Appearances:

• The Cubs: Janae + Deejae
• Pioneer Saloon
http://www.pioneer-saloon.net
• Woes
http://angrywoebots.bigcartel.com
• DJ Revise
https://instagram.com/djrevise

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Music:
“September Soul” (Vandalized Remix)
http://jarreauvandal.com

August

I keep getting freaked out about how many months that are left in the year. It's wild to me that October is now next month. Every month has been busy for me and August was no different. Couple of things I learned this month was:

  1. Stop saying yes all the time unless I'm 100% confident I can commit.
  2. Quit overfilling my plate.
  3. Stop. Saying. Yes.

August had an eclipse, Mercury in Retrograde, and Hurricane Harvey happened. My heart goes out to everyone that lost someone, a pet, or something. If you have the means, any donation whether it'd be good vibes, prayers, clothes, diapers or monetary donation, it all helps. I have some clothes to send out and I donated through GlobalGiving  to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Although I'm not one to post my opinions about particular issues going on in the world, I do whatever action I can.

With that being said, I've been feeling very grateful of my family and loved ones, including simple things like my bed, a roof over my head, etc. Every day is a chance to send and receive love and appreciation and this event reminded me of that.

This month was full of lessons and I realized that I was overfilling my plate again. I get so excited to start something that when it comes down to doing it, I realize that I'm spreading myself too thin. I hate not being able to commit 100% and it bothers me more than anyone knows (ask all my close friends lol).

I had a lot of great moments this month. One was finally finishing that Audiobook I was telling you all about in my last blog post. I also started reading Game Of Thrones since the series won't start back up for awhile haha. I had special guest DJ C-Sik (who is also the Canadian Red Bull Thre3style Champ, 3x Calgary DMC Champ NBD) play a set at Laylow with me. It's just so awesome to meet people who are on that same wave link as you and clicking with them is no problem. Rick and his girlfriend Shaleen were amazing and I felt like I was friends with them for a long time. Also got to check out Amazing Comic Con where I was on the hunt for Jon Snow but got to take photos on the Iron Throne.

I think one highlight was that this past weekend I had a little work reunion. Back in 2010, I worked part-time at this boutique in Chinatown called TeeTee Bar. It was a cute spot filled with all these rad, hard to get, t-shirts. The concept behind it was that so the boys would go there to shop while all their girlfriends would shop next door at Fighting Eel. It was there where I met and worked with a bunch of cool girls who had (still have!) great effortless style. I learned a lot about brand identity, product quality, and that special boutique customer experience from my short time there. It's hilarious that I ended up becoming IRL friends and ended up opening my own store down the street from where the old TeeTee Bar used to be haha. Good times.

Another highlight for me was coming into Chinatown around 8am in the morning and having breakfast at my favorite coffee spot/bar The Manifest. They started offering bacon and deviled eggs with their toast which is what I used to order a la carte. Right amount of sweet and savory and hits all the main food groups (meat, fruits, carbs and coffee, did I get that right?). It's my ideal perfect breakfast every morning and it was just awesome sitting there, really eating my food haha. I appreciate those kinds of moments, I ended up going there later in the night to DJ this really fun event called INBTWNS (follow them @thecontingency). I was able to play basically all kinds of genres and it was such a great release for me. I didn't realize how much I needed that. Also shout out to Lianne, I love the photos she takes of me!

Another thing is that I started an Instagram page for my bullet journaling nerdery called @badn.bujo lol. If you're into that sort of thing, feel free to follow. If you don't know what bullet journaling is I recommend you visit BulletJournal.com. It's been a game changer for me and has helped me keep my life together for the most part.

Stoked for September, lots of events happening. I just have to remember to STOP SAYING YES lol. 


I promise from now on, anything that diminishes my ability to build my own happiness and peace of mind will be avoided and eliminated.
— some positive mantra lol.