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Time Flies by When You’re Telling a Story

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Last week marked the 5th anniversary of Your Smile is Priceless – who knew that a blog analyzing the blogger’s life in a society struggling to pull itself out of the recession combined with literature would grow from an audience of her classmates to beyond?

I wish to extend a huge thank you to all of my followers and readers for coming and staying on for the ride – it has been a pleasure sharing glimpses of my life, the small nuggets of success, and the occasional drabble with you.

In addition to work, I promised myself to make the most out of my time at San Diego Comic Con this summer. Previously in 2015, I spent many days camping out for hours to stake my place in Hall H for several panels from Lionsgate, BBC, and 20th Century Fox with good friends. Don’t get me wrong readers – my friends and I had some good times waiting in line but my dad commented that I missed many of the smaller panels or experiences taking place on the floor. This time, most of the panels I attended were smaller and I was fortunate to immerse myself in the floor activity and some of the outside offerings (Vote for Snoopy and Suicide Squad x Samsung Experience to name a few).

stan-lee-2Photo taken by Susan K.

Save for walking around the convention floor, I did get in a long line to draw a ticket for a limited autograph session for MARVEL legend and early founder Stan Lee. It was rumored that this was Mr. Lee’s final appearance at SDCC, due to age and stamina. Like me, many were clamoring to be one of a hundred fans who got a coveted wristband. My mom and I stepped up to the ticket drawing bags and were fortunate to draw winning tickets for the signing. No pictures with Stan or conversations were permitted, but you could try to slip in a selfie from the waiting area of the line.

stan-leePhoto taken by Susan K.

Everyone expected a huge group of security surrounding him when he was scheduled to start the signing but instead, he walked up from a backstage elevator by himself, smile on his face and waving at everyone in line. My mom snapped this picture of him smiling at me after he returned my signed print of Spider-man before I was ushered out of the signing area. A living legend and a truly memorable moment.

To all of my readers out there, I want to hear your priceless and memorable moments that you’ve had recently. Feel free to share down in the comments.


All the Small Things

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I think its safe to say that this year’s birthday started off with a much more upbeat bang than last year’s. I don’t go into my birthdays ever expecting a big celebration or any crazy shenanigans to transpire but every single one is filled with surprises, both good and bad.

Saturday started off with a pleasant visit to a SHAG event at WonderGround Gallery with my parents and ended with a delicious meal at Steakhouse 55. Food was spectacular and spending a birthday with my parents is always nice.

Sunday was spent at Goofy’s Kitchen with some friends. I thought I was going to just enjoy brunch and some rides at the park with friends. Little did I know that one thoughtful gal would be bringing a dozen cupcakes from The Original Yummy Cupcakes Bakery in Burbank for me.



Picture taken by me

Surprised? Yes. But a wonderful surprise – definitely thoughtful. But the surprises didn’t end there. After enjoying a fun and eventful brunch with familiar characters and tasty food, my friends brought out another surprise.




Picture taken by me

My very own pair of Doc Martens boots! A while back, we were talking about how much we’ve changed since high school and I mentioned that I once went through a period where all of my clothing seemed to be black or dark colored. I had a strange fascination with Emily the Strange and her band of cats plus other dark girls like Wednesday Addams a la Christina Ricci. There was even a point where I asked my mom for my own pair of Doc Martens. Yup, that was enough to make my poor mom worry about her daughter turning into a punk or possibly a Goth. Eventually I got out of the dark phase but every now and then I revisit the edgy elements of the dark side. I was touched that the gang remembered me mentioning this.

Even at work, my co-workers made my birthday really special. My supervisor brought balloons and a Disney birthday button for me to wear. And two of my co-workers brought me some baked goodies from a bakery in Long Beach.



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While its not a milestone birthday like 21 or 25, its funny how the smallest details or simple gestures have really made 23 a great year so far.

What about you readers? Are there any priceless moments or acts of kindness that made your birthday a little more magical?

Oh It’s Big Bang Theory! It’s Big Bang, It’s Big Bang!

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(The title of my post was inspired by a line said by a female character named Amy Farrah Fowler when her “boyfriend” Sheldon Cooper gives her a tiara to apologize for being rude to her. The original line was, “Oh its a tiara! It’s a tiara! It’s a tiara!”)

Known for its quartet of nerdy, but socially inept protagonists, The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows filled with numerous priceless scenes that make me laugh. The show is centered around four friends with high IQs named Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, and Raj as try to navigate their way through their teaching jobs at a local college, while picking up some street smarts from Sheldon and Leonard’s pretty neighbor Penny. Over 22 million viewers are fans of the show and the cast is already at work for Season 6.

Some of my favorite scenes involve Sheldon Cooper, a highly intelligent, yet over-confident professor who lacks proper social skills to communicate with others on a conversational level. Here are some of my favorite scenes on YouTube videos.

Favorite scenes in this compilation are Sheldon Riding Home with Howard and Leonard Trying to Catch Sheldon in a Kiddie Ball Pool.

Do you have a favorite show with a priceless moment?

A Pirate and Some Tributes

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A Pirate and Some Tributes

Photo taken by my dad

Comic Con 2012 on Thursday, July 12. I ran into Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Jack Quaid (Marvel), and Amandla Stenberg (Rue) from The Hunger Games while walking the exhibit hall. We chatted about my jacket and the series its connected to before we took pictures. I had a great time talking to Jack and Dayo. (more…)