UPDATE: Reflecting on this college stuff

Hello friends! I’mmmm baaacccckkkk!!! Sorry for being MIA but ya girl has graduated from cawledge! ERRR back it up a bit, I graduated in December 2016, but I finally got to walk across the grand stage this past weekend. I was trying so hard to not trip..

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Graduated UC Merced with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology!

College was definitely an experience but I grew the most during those past 4.5 years. Merced is one of those towns in the middle of nowhere that no one talks about. I, myself, had no idea what Merced was until I got into the school. When I first got there as a freshman, I was definitely confused. There were cows everywhere.. agriculture everywhere.. there was even a farm with camels down the street from my school. CAMELS. like what?! And there was literally nothing to do in Merced. I wanted to go home. But I’m glad I didn’t. I met my best friends there, I learned to be more appreciative of the things I had because there were people who didn’t have much, I learned what a heartbreak felt like, and I experienced what it felt like to have people leave you when you needed them the most. But it all made me who I am today because I am stronger.

The hardest part about college was failing. It was the feeling of hopelessness when you spent hours studying for an exam and yet, you fail. Those days were the worst. I’m very open about my failures so yes, I failed 3 classes in college and withdrew from one. Withdrawing from a class made me graduate late, which was a bummer cause I didn’t get to graduate with my best friends. But the point is, I never gave up. Yes, I cried about it and completely felt like shit about it. But I got back up on my feet and tried again. I kept trying and here I am with this snazzy diploma that will bring me to my next destination. So what I’m trying to say is, don’t give up. Keep your eye on the prize and keep going. I never even considered changing my emphasis or my major. I was determined to graduate with the major I entered college in because ultimately, that was the direction I wanted to go.

…I miss college… cherish these four years or however long it will take you because you’ll only be 18-22 years old once. I miss my best friends and dreading class everyday. Now I just dread work haha!

You can do it! Believe in yourself. Remember to tell yourself that and to the ones you love. Stay positive and everything will be okay! 🙂 ❤

Shine bright, peace out.

❤ , TIFF

PS. I’m going to try to keep posting stuff on here but ya girl sucks at this blogging thing so.. heh ❤ And if you have questions about being a bio major or college in general, I’m yo gal!


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I created a food blog! YUM, <3

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 11.49.53 PMHi friends!

I’ve been slackin, I know but new content is coming soon! However, I recently started a food blog because I love to eat and I love to talk about it. Follow my blog to discover new places to munch at and new easy recipes to make at home!

https://inmybellyblog.wordpress.com/

Happy eating! 🙂 ❤

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<3, Tiff


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The most yummy crispy baked french fries!

I love french fries. I crave them all day errday and I can’t go to a fast food chain and not get french fries. I’m such a fatty haha! But french fries can get pricey and super unhealthy considering all the chemicals they add. Lets not forget the oil they fry it in, YUCK. So, here is a french fry recipe that I found on the inter webs with my own little twist. These are BAKED, not fried but they’re still just as tasty!

What you will need:

  • Russet potatoes (1 was plenty for me but # of potatoes depends on how much you want to make)
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil or canola oil (I used Olive)
  • Garlic Salt
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Instructions:

  1. Preheat le oven to 450 degrees!
  2. Cut up the potatoes into “matchsticks” by halving, halving again and then wedging it. Finally, cut it into strips. (I struggled with this part but I just tried to make it look like a fry from McDonald’s lol)
  3. Line two baking sheet with foil then place the potato strips onto the baking sheet.
  4. Generously drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and toss! Add a little bit of salt.
  5. Arrange the potato strips with a single layer on the baking sheet and make sure none of them touch. (this will help them cook evenly and get all crispy and yummy!)
  6. Bake the fries for about 30 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  7. Take em out of the oven, careful! They’re hot!
  8. Shake some garlic salt and pepper on them to your liking and ENJOY <

These fries remind me of the fries from Wingstop lol but without the sweetness from the sugar. Try them out if you’d like and let me know what you think of this recipe!

Potatoez fo lyfe ❤

Have a beautiful day and I will talk to you soon!

 

DIY Overnight Oats

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Happy Monday, friends!

School has started and all I want to do is sleep. But sadly, I can’t do that. What I can do though is EAT. 😀 For all you busy college students, here is a very very veryyyy easy recipe for you! May I present to you… OVERNIGHT OATS!

What you will need:

  • Oats (however much you think you’ll eat the next day)
  • 2 tsp of Chia seeds (for extra protein)
  • Your choice of milk (I put almond milk)
  • A mason jar with a lid
  • 2 tsp of some kind of sweetener (I added maple syrup)

Instructions:

Throw everything into the jar and add your choice of milk. Make sure the milk covers the oats pretty well. Cover and shake! Leave it in the refrigerator over night and BAM. The next morning, you have a delicious and fast breakfast.

The great thing is you can take this to class…to work…. You’d be that cool kid eating out of a mason jar during lecture. 😉

I encourage you to try this recipe out and let me know. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below. Have a beautiful week, friends.

❤ , Tiff


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Get to know me tag :)

Hi friends 🙂

Today I thought I would do the 25 questions tag! Lets dig right in!

  1. What is your middle name? Fei Wen. lol It’s my chinese name. I forgot what it meant tho… #fail
  2. What was your favorite subject at school? i really enjoyed learning about biology. I am a human biology major in college and it’s hard but I made it this far…
  3. What is your favorite drink? My favorite drink is the green tea latte or the peach green tea lemonade from starbae <3.
  4. What is your favorite song at the moment? I’ve been listening to Ryan Adams’ cover of Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift. Listen here. It’s so good! ❤
  5. What is your favorite food? My favorite food or thing to eat are potatoes. I don’t know why but I’m obsessed with potatoes!
  6. What is the last thing you bought? I recently got into planning so I have been buying a butt load of washi tapes and scrapbook paper to decorate my planner with. 😀
  7. What is your favorite book of all time? Ugh. I hate myself for this but ever since I got to college, I haven’t been reading for fun. Most of the things I’ve read are assignments.
  8. What is your favorite color? Teal, Mint blue, pastels, grey!, black…
  9. Do you have any pets? Sadly no… but maybe one day! 🙂 I really want a corgi..
  10. What is your favorite perfume? Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber from Bath and Body Works. It’s not available anymore :[
  11. What is your favorite holiday? Is my birthday a holiday? lol just kidding… I would have to say….thanksgiving because I get to get my grub on and hang out with friends and family.
  12. Are you married? lol no.
  13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? Yes and er… 6-ish times? I’ve been to Taiwan, China, Japan, Mexico and Canada.
  14. Do you speak any other languages? Yes! I speak fluent Taiwanese, okay Mandarin (unless i’m under pressure) and spanglish!
  15. How many siblings do you have? One. I have an older brother who is 6 years older than me.
  16. What is your favorite store? Probably Gap or forever 21
  17. What is your favorite restaurant? Anywhere with amazing carne asada tacos and carne asada fries!!!
  18. Did you like high school? Sorta? I feel like high school was really really long. My favorite part of high school was my friends and my sport. I ran crosscountry and I love my team!
  19. What is your favorite youtube channel? I love Weylie’s beauty channel, ilikeweylie. I also love her and Wah’s vlog channel, wahlieTV. They are basically #goals. I hope I get to meet them one day. I’d probably fangirl a little too hard. haha
  20. What is your favorite Movie? My favorite movie… lol Frozen. LET IT GOOOOO LET IT GOOOO CAN’T HOLD IT BACK ANYMOARRRRR. 😀
  21. What are some of your favorite TV shows? I’ve been really loving the superhero-ish TV shows on Netflix like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, the Flash and Arrow. I also recently binge watched all four seasons of Prison Break.
  22. PC or MAC? MAC all the way ❤
  23. What phone do you have? I have the iPhone 6 in goldddd
  24. How tall are you? I‘m 5’3 and a half. But I like to round up to 5’4″ 😉
  25. Can you cook? yasssss ❤ Well, I haven’t exploded anything yet 🙂 I will probably upload some recipes soon, so look out for that!

Welp, that was exciting… 🙂 Hope you enjoyed getting to know me!

Hope you have an amazing day and I will talk to you soon!

❤ , Tiff


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Happy 2015!

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Happy New Year guys! 2014 was great but 2015 will be better! I just started this blog but I hope to start posting regularly. There will be more reviews, advice, and anything you’d like me to talk about. I am currently a 3rd year in college so if you would like some college advice, let me know! Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you all had a wonderful new years!

<3, Tiff

Ps. isn’t the mouse gif so cute?! I saw it on tumblr and immediately fell in love…which reminds me, follow me on tumblr! I reblog a lot of cute things and quotes! (and corgis) 😉 ❤


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