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Well, now I'm in New York! Arrived on Friday, so I've somehow already been here a few days. O.o Time flies. I don't know if it's the time zone changes or what, but I have been having a really terrible time with my math while here. More on that in a bit. My body clock is also all screwed up. Going from Seattle to Hannover then to New York, I have no idea what time it's supposed to be! Every time I look at a clock I'm mystified that that's the time.

More details on my trips... )

I can't remember if I mentioned this in my other post, but on my flight over, I watched a Japanese anime film called "your name" and it was WONDERFUL. I made Jade watch it too, and she also thought it was a beautiful movie. Totally rec it. It had everything you want a good movie to have.

I'm so bummed to be missing two Korean classes, especially during some very difficult lessons. We're on compound vowels now, and I find it so confusing. :/
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I have found an awesome lip balm. Well, Smashbox calls it a "gloss," but to me it's more of a balm. While waiting at the gate for my flight to NYC, I reached for my lip balm only to realize that my makeup bag wasn't in my purse. (I feared I had forgotten it entirely, but luckily it was just that I had packed it into my checked bag.) My lips already felt dry and I couldn't stand the idea of a 5-hour flight that way, so I went to Duty Free, which was just across the way, and bought the first lip gloss I saw, Smashbox's O-Gloss. I didn't read the box or anything; I just saw the word "gloss" and went for it. It was kind of expensive, $26, but beggars and all that. I felt kind of ripped off, though, because it was just a clear, transparent gloss that didn't seem special in any way; I thought to myself that I could have just bought some Vaseline to accomplish the same thing.

I got up a couple of times to use the airplane bathroom (I wish I could hold it, but this is why I always get aisle seats whenever possible ><), and I was kind of mystified by the fact that I did not look like shit. In fact, it looked like I had, if not exactly makeup on, then at least some kind of natural color/glow that surprised me, given it was a red eye flight and I was really tired. It was only later, after conversing with [personal profile] akscully, that the truth was revealed... O-Gloss ISN'T just plain gloss. I don't know how it works, but the description of it on Smashbox's site says that it will "read your personal skin chemistry and transform into the perfect customized shade." How crazy is that? Even crazier is that it works. It ISN'T lipstick. If you want actual color/shade on your lips, this isn't that. This just somehow gives your lips a natural pink hue without actually being a color. I don't know how else to describe it. If your lips are naturally pink, then lucky you, you can just put on some balm and be on your way. But my lips, if I don't do anything to them, are super pale... sometimes to the point where they almost look purple, they're so bloodless. It's awful. Yet I don't always want to actually wear lipstick, so this is the perfect solution!

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I'm rewatching Oh My Ghostess. :D Only this time I don't understand a lot of what's going on, because my mom prefers to read Chinese subtitles, and really she's the one who's watching. She's enjoying it because it's so funny, she says. I'm going to have to watch it again with English subtitles.

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I'm also nearly done with Coffee Prince. I have 2-3 episodes left. I've enjoyed it for the most part, but man, much of it was a slog. I just don't think the gender-identity-confusion trope is for me. The only part I like about it is that the hero (it's always the hero) throws aside all convention and recognizes he just loves the person. But everything else about it is just super unappealing/tiresome, especially because in the end, she turns out to be a girl, so they get to have their cake and eat it too, rendering all the angst pointless.

More specific, spoilery commentary. )

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There's a show over on Viki that I want to check out, Shopping King Louie. The premise is actually very close to the fan drama Love Is, which was a Soeulmate production. Set in an alternate history where Korea still has a monarchy, Kim Bum is the crown prince who was raised abroad and doesn't want the responsibilities of the life he was born into... he runs away and is taken in by Kim So Eun, who has no idea who he really is, and has money/love problems of her own. It's super cute and well done, but unfortunately not finished. :/ Anyway, Shopping King Louie is exactly this premise, only the male lead (Seo In-guk) is a chaebol instead of crown prince, and he has amnesia instead of deliberately running away.

Twelve of 16 eps have aired so far, so I'm just going to wait until it's done.
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Ugh. All the public transportation and new-to-me germs in New York got the better of me, and now I have a cold. Or the flu. I don't know, I can never tell the difference. UGH. I haven't been sick in so long that I'd forgotten how miserable it is. Now I have to carry tissues around with me everywhere and my nose is reddish and swallowing feels funny. Ugh ugh ugh. I also got the flu shot yesterday, which might be too little too late, but the pharmacist said that as long as I don't have a fever it should be fine.

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Really frustrated by fantasy football. As usual. I totally had a shot with Monday night's game. He had two players in the game and so did I; I had Greg Olsen and Graham Gano, and he had Cameron Artis-Payne and Mike Evans. Guess who were the only two players who scored TDs? That's right, HIS players. Artis-Payne hadn't had a single TD until tonight, and then he got two! WTF, seriously. And Greg Olsen caught like a zillion passes, but none for TDs. (I've now dropped Graham Gano for Steven Hauschka. With kickers it's a total crapshoot, so might as well go with a Seahawks player whose bye is behind him.) In my ESPN league, I did get high score of the week again though, because it turns out I had Mike Evans there. LOL. Sigh. But there, I was going to win my matchup no matter what, so I didn't need Evans to ball out. ><

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Sooooooooooo I am now subscribed to THREE beauty boxes. >.> I'm kind of stuck with Birchbox and Ipsy for the year, but now I'm also subscribing to Sephora Play. I had joined their waiting list, kind of relieved that their subscriptions were closed, but then while on one of my trips I got a notice saying that I was able to join... so I did. They don't have an annual option, so we'll see how it goes. I can and might cancel that one after a few months, depending on how good their boxes are, because I really don't need to be on three. Even I recognize that. Sephora seems to be on a different schedule than the others, though, so I'm not sure when I'll get that one.

I do, however, have October's Birchbox and Ipsy bag in hand. You know you wanna know. )

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