Month: April 2021

11 Apr 2021

Song of the Day

I know some of you are over this suspected Disney love triangle, but I am not. Whether it’s true or false, I’m actually loving this story even if it does end up being fictional. And I know this might be controversial, but I think I love this song more than “Drivers License!” It has a very pretty poppy vibe to it. We’re much old to be engulfed in things like this, but I know a younger me would have imagined that I could relate to these songs even though my life was not anywhere near close to this.

10 Apr 2021

Saturday Notes

Even though I’ve spent time on more thoughtful pieces lately, I notice I’m posting on Yow Yow! less. It’s a combination of day to day life, work, exploring video, but a chunk of it is preparing myself to go back to a normal life. Combing through posts from last year and revisiting them on Yow Yow! the photos feel far. This photo was posted last July of Cafe Noe’s opening and it feels like ages ago. Back then, it was weird that restaurants and coffee shops were even considering opening up in a pandemic. But they felt what all of us felt; a desire to return to normalcy. I still recall stepping into this cafe and thinking ‘what a great spot to work at on a weekday from a booth.’ With no end of the pandemic in sight, I wasn’t sure when I’d get the chance.

These past few weeks have been a frenzy of ‘have you gotten the vaccine?’ ‘How and where did you get it?’ I’m still grasping that we lived in this world for a year. And as excited as I am to return, a part of me will miss this life. The slower pace and minimal obligations and in general, full accountability and responsibility for just myself. I’ll admit that while I was comfortable with not overexerting myself during this time, I felt the FOMO of watching my own friends continue with their lives. To see them reach new milestones while I was on pause by choice made me feel unaccomplished. While there wasn’t a standard for all of us, I constantly wondered if I could be doing more.

It’s human nature to measure your success with those around you. And as we exit this part of our lives and enter a new chapter, I just hope that I can remember how nice this time could be. That there will always be an option to pause.

05 Apr 2021

2021 SAG Awards

Lily Collins in George Hobeika

I’ve officially made up my mind and it’s that I prefer these shots to the typical red carpet. The red carpet every year for every award show is always the same. At least with these shots, we get to see a little personality and a whole lot of creativity from the actors and actresses. Out of the awards shows that have happened so far, SAG has been my favorite with some of the most stand out looks particularly from the men. We’re even more excited now for what’s to come with the Oscars!

Cynthia Erivo in Alexander McQueen

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03 Apr 2021

Weekend Watch: Adorable Fan Meets IU

Let’s start this weekend on a high note! In the most wholesome video you’ll watch all weekend, IU meets with a young fan of hers who initially pretends not to know who she is. I think we can all relate to this in someway anticipating what it might be like when we meet someone we adore. Tracy asked if I’d reach the same way meeting BTS, but to be honest, it wouldn’t go as smoothly as this probably!

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