MARCH 26, 2015.

So much to catch up on!

It's been a joyous year so far. Remember when I wrote that I had a good feeling about 2015? Well my witchy sense was on point, because in January, during couture season in Paris, I was offered an exclusive global spokesmodel contract with L'Oréal Paris. Fast forward to my birthday, March 26, a timely announcement date for a major news!!!

I really, really can't express in words how fortunate and thrilled I am to be chosen to represent beauty and confidence for the #1 Global beauty brand in the world. I know I sound really cheesy, but never in my entire life have I ever thought that I would have this opportunity. Me, some shy, awkward kid that was born in Seoul and found herself struggling to figure out what I wanted with my life in suburban California! Global spokesmodel! Saying "Because we're worth it" like a power mantra! 

There are hundreds of gorgeous, wonderful models--thousands of beautiful, talented women out there--and I'm the lucky duck that gets to have this honor...when I first heard this great news from my agents in Paris, I realized this, and I cried. I walked out of the agency, and on my walk back to my friend's flat, I kept crying. I was supposed to pick up some toilet paper for my friend, and I was crying by myself in some Parisian supermarket aisle looking for toilet paper! Ha!

With this prestigious position, I hope to reach out to help and support. I want to do what I can to make the world I live in a better place. Jees, that's corny. But it really is coming from my heart...and thank every one of you. 

And with that saccharine, sentimental speech is a complementary self-promotion. Hey, take it or leave it, it's my blog. xx


Icarus was a character, a name
Chasing the sun, boy you are the same
9 am there and 9 am again
Some cryptic myth a puzzle of refrain

 And time it meant nothing
To a traveller for the time being
Shuttled in a capsule of a thing
Where everything felt the same
And they even knew your name

Joy Of Being You

“The greatest tragedy of this time is that we are all trying to find God outside of ourselves. The reality is that God is inside. God is within us and therefore we have to act like God's existence. One of the greatest human weaknesses is that we want to impress others. Once we start impressing ourselves it's nirvana. We are redeemed, we are free, and we get whatever we want. That day you will find you are you and the very joy of being you is a most precious joy. It will take away all your suffering and your pain." — Yogi Bhajan

I am a born-and-raised Catholic. When I turned an adult, however, my parents gave me the choice to observe and celebrate whatever spiritual faith I believe in. I have never been the one to try and preach or be holy; I live my life as best as I can, but fall into flawed, ungratifying behaviors at times...I am just a human being. I do, however, find that it never hurts to live day by day, to embrace things that come at me with open arms.