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About stargrl3

こんにちは~!Bonjour! Hello! ^-^ My name is Laura, meaning "laurel-crowned." (Just thought I'd drop a fun fact about my name ;D ) I love to sing songs even when I don't know the lyrics, to watch television shows and copy what the characters are saying, and to write whatever comes to my mind. I love learning about different cultures and their languages too! ;) I am currently learning French, Japanese, and American Sign Language. I'm also trying to learn Khmer, since my family is from Cambodia. ^-^ Besides learning many languages, I will also travel the world. I hope to visit Japan (this year, I hope ;D), France, Cambodia, China, Korea, Australia, Italy, England, Canada, Greece, etc...Sorry, about putting the ectetera, but the list could go on forever. xD As you can see, I'm pretty ambitious, but anything can happen, right? ;)

To be or not to be…What you wanted to be as a Child


“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” – Section II from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Hello! 🙂 I decided to blog after I finished eating my lunch, which was some yummy noodle soup made by my dad. ;D

Here’s a lovely picture of it. Looks good, huh? 😉 It tasted good too! ;D


So, today, I wanted to talk about childhood dreams. Yup, childhood dreams. I don’t know about you guys, but I had many dreams when I was a child. One of those dreams was being an Olympic gymnast. Yeah…achieving that dream is probably not going to happen for me, but that’s okay! 🙂 Instead of being an actual gymnast, right now, I just want to be flexible like a gymnast. Honestly, I aspired to be a gymnast, because I admired them for their flexibility. Watching them cartwheel, flip, and just leap off the ground as if they were weightless made me want to do the exact same things. So, my goal for this year is to be able to do a front split (one leg stretched out to the front and the other leg stretched out to the back; definition from this cite). It’s just one of my smaller goals this year. 🙂 Although it’s technically not achieving my childhood dream, it’s better than nothing! ^o^

To motivate myself, I have posted up this sign to remind myself to stretch everyday. Pardon, my grammatical error, I forgot “do,” but it still kind of makes sense, right? 😀


Now, some of you may look back at your childhood dreams and think “I can’t believe I wanted to be that or do that! xD” But you know, that was a part of you, and hopefully, is still a part of you. To be able to imagine yourself being/doing something in the future is amazing. No matter what your dream is, whether it’s to save a life, to travel around the world, to find your soul-mate, or to find your dream, just remember you’re not alone in this journey. When you feel like giving up, don’t. There are millions of people just like you trying to reach their dreams and they feel just like you do. Although it may not come as fast as you’d like/hope, it will come along eventually. Hard word and determination will get you far in life. Don’t stop believin’!(It’s a great song for a reason. ;D)

All the words I’ve typed have been said to me awhile back, when I was feeling frustrated with where I was in my life. I felt like I wasn’t achieving my dreams.”Trying”=”Not Succeeding” is what I felt. Now, I feel that “Trying”=”Pending Success.” 😀

I didn’t intend for this post to be motivational, but I guess that’s what happens, right? 😉 Not all things occur as you would expect they would, but, hey, that’s what makes life interesting. ;D

Until next time ^-^


A New Year and a New Blog…well, actually it’s my first blog. :)


“Change, for you have to.”- George Clooney

Hello. Hi. Greetings. Salutations!

It’s a brand new year, so I have decided to change. ^-^ I’ve always thought of starting a blog about my daily excursions and trials and tribulations, but never had the guts to do it. Now, that it’s 2013, and the world hasn’t ended, I thought, “What the hey!” let’s give this blog thing a chance. 😀 So, here I am today, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 12:32 PM, writing my first blog post ever. ^o^ I feel so excited and anxious at the same time. 😀

So, let me give you some background information on my day. Today, I did not have work, so I can relax and do as I please. 🙂 I woke up without an alarm. Thank Goodness, I must say. I don’t really enjoy an early morning, when I’m being awakening by an alarm. Just not my cup of tea. Then, I watched some television and ate breakfast, of course. We can’t skip breakfast for it is the most important meal of the day. ^-^ After this, I went outside and decided to pick some lemons off the lemon tree in my front yard, so I could finally make some Honey Lemon Slices.

Yes, you have read those words correctly. Honey Lemon Slices, just like the ones you may have read in manga(漫画), or watched in an anime (アニメ) or drama (ドラマ). I’ve always wanted to make them and have finally made them. ^0^ The recipe I used was from this cite, by the way. (If you cannot press the link, try pressing the “Ctrl” button and clicking “this cite.”)

So, here’s the finished product.


Here’s a close up. 😀


So, it took about 10 minutes (preparation and baking time) to make them. Be careful, when you cut the lemons! I cut my thumb, so, be wary. I did taste one, when I was finished, and I must say, it tasted delicious! おいしい!


So, that is all for today. 🙂 Although I am late to say this, Happy New Year!  明けましておめでとう!I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have a good feeling that 2013 is going to be an amazing year. 🙂

Until next time ^-^