Farewell July // officially summer break + visiting family // athletic ventures + injuries

This past month went by like the snap of a finger. Meaning, really fast.

I feel like it was just yesterday that I was screaming about the last day of school and the first day of summer break. So far my summer has been amazing – I did so many things, and it was one month I was actually productive 😂

Today I’ll be doing a wrap up of July and what I did for the first half of summer. Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

notable blogging moments

+ back on blogging schedule

I am SO happy that I got back on it – I feel way more organized, and seriously, I now realize that I need it in my life *laughs* I feel quite good with the one I have now, but I’m not sure if I have to change it up when school starts back up again, considering that my upcoming year will be much busier. Although, so far, it’s been really good, and I hope that it’ll stay that way 🙂

+ lots of new post ideas

Another thing I am really happy about with blogging right now!! I now use a Google Docs file to keep all of my ideas and whatnots. Sometimes I feel like I love charts and lists a tad too much tho smh  \_(ツ)_/¯

+ WordPress works again 

Alas the THIRD thing I am happy about… in fact ECSTATIC because WordPress works again! For almost a month, somehow my posts in progress doesn’t save and deletes sections or even the whole post itself occasionally, which threw off my blogging schedule. But I am glad to say that it’s all good now.

+ Romaji vs. ひらがな (Hiragana)

Since I use quite a bit of Japanese here in my posts, for now on I’ll be using ひらがな (Hiragana) instead of Romaji. I’m learning Japanese now, and I’m focusing on ひらがな so I think that it’ll be better off that way. But, I’ll still put the English translation in brackets!

 

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a r o u n d   t h e   b l o g o s p h e r e 

 

notable life moments

+ My cousins came over!

Gosh it was so much fun!! They stayed at our home, and they went to a lot of sightseeing places in my city. On the last day, we all went to a local sea-side market, where we got black tea and German weiners. The indoor building was vintage, and basically like a traditional market; AESTHETIC oh why do I have to connect that with everything in life

+ We also went paddle-boarding

It’s one of my favourite sports – basically paddle-boarding is where you stand on this board thing and paddle with an oar. It was so stress relieving and peaceful – hearing just the waves of the ocean and our laughter. I actually saw a seal!! It’s head was peaking out, and then it dipped back into the water. I have to go again soon!

+ Birthday month!!

Like I said before, I officially turned 1001 years old a few weeks ago. Yup, yours truly is a grandma 😂

+ Gymnastics injury 

This is TOTALLY not a notable part of my month, but still… I’m gonna talk about it 😂 Anyways, about 3 weeks ago right after I finished practicing gymnastics, my lower back felt kinda weird. Since I was (and is) a stubborn potato, I thought that it was nothing, so I kept on practicing the next day. Eventually it got worse, and about a week later I literally could not bend down, even 90°. I had to hold off gymnastics for a few days, and just when I thought that I got better, the moment I started jogging I pulled that back muscle AGAIN. I’m all good now, thankfully – *wipes forehead* except that I need to stretch a lot soon, so I don’t loose it.

 

p l a y l i s t   f t .   m e h   e a r s

My ears were really happy this month!! I’ve listened to SO many new songs, and I’ve definitely found new favourites! Of course, Kimi e no Use is still here, so just ignore me *hides*

  • No Tears Left to Cry // Ariana Grande
  • Kimi e no Uso // Valshe
  • What I Need // Hayley Kiyoko ft. Kehlani
  • Tomorrow is the Last Time // 倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki)
  • シンクロニシティ(Synchronicity) // 乃木坂46
  • Hooked on a Feeling // Blue Swede
  • Secret of My Heart // 倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki)
  • I Want it That Way // Backstreet Boys
  • Middle // Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
  • 時間内に行動する (Acting in Time) // 乃木坂46
  • Back to You // Selena Gomez
  • サヨナラの意味 (The Meaning of Goodbye) // 乃木坂46

 

notable reading moments

Haha in July I was too busy hanging around I believe I didn’t read much *checks Goodreads* NOPE I ONLY READ 3 BOOKS.

YES I KNOW I AM ASHAMED OKAY

I mean, 2 of them were picture books, but they were both SO GOOD. Both talked about death and why we shouldn’t feel scared of it – I honestly cried SO much. It really made me cry even more when my mom hugged me because since I was a young potato (5 years maybe?), I was scared of the people I loved leaving me one day. Anyways, I couldn’t find the covers for them on Goodreads, so I could only show the only cover available.

Truly Devious // Maureen Johnson ★★★★☆

Whenever I see a YA mystery/crime novel, I run towards it like my child. I love mystery books, and this one definitely didn’t disappoint. Stevie Bell was amazing – her character profile was really clear, as if you could know what she say if I asked her a question. It was undoubtfully creepy, but in a good way. The plot was constructed pretty well – unlike some other ones. Overall, an enjoyable read – I’m screaming already as to why I have to wait so long until book 2’s release.

 

r e c e n t l y   a d d e d

I’m officially 24 books behind on my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge *hides* Currently looking at my tbr list, I have more than 50 books waiting to be read, and I really don’t know what I am doing with my life. Oh well, I mean I add about 2 books everyday, and that’s totally achievable 😂

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monthly reflections new

blog

  • keep up the good work and DON’T MOVE A HAIR OF YOUR BLOG DESIGN AGAIN YAS GOT IT
  • get back on track with blogging schedule Check
  • shorten urls Check 
  • get BACK into the blogosphere young lady … I could do better 

life

  • drink water water water YAS 
  • middle splits pretty good, but could be better
  • SIDE AERIALS nope *cries* 
  • work on hand balancing improved 
  • increase back flexibility improved 
  • learn how to cook 3+ dishes (so I can sustain myself in the future and not die) haha my future seems to be struggling

reading

  • read 4+ books again lol what is this 
  • post 1 book review on Goodreads stop procrastinating 
  • get a total of 45 books on 2018 Reading Challenge *laughs at self* 
  • remember to turn on the fan when you’re reading (aka hot weather alert) check I AM SO GOOD AT THIS

 

goals for the next month

blog

  • 260 followers?!
  • keep on with blogging schedule
  • remember to shorten urls
  • respond to comments (I am failing miserably)
  • STAY in the blogosphere and don’t hop out again
  • do that Q&A post ALREADY

life

  • get that side aerial ALREADY
  • over middle splits
  • learn a tilt
  • more hand balancing
  • drink at least 1 and 1/2 cup water daily
  • don’t get a stupid strain from gymnastics again
  • enjoy summer
  • laugh more

reading

  • read 4+ books
  • update Goodreads
  • post 1+ book review on blog

upcoming events

+ Last month of summer

I know this is horrible *cries* Oh why does a month in summer feel so fast but compared to one during the school year feels forever? Someone might as well tell me 😂 Anyways, I hope to be happy more and really enjoy myself this last month.

+ Going to watch the newest Detective Conan movie

I am SO EXCITED!!! I just can’t wait – in fact I’m going tomorrow and I can’t even sit still. 名探偵コナン ゼロの執行人 (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer) was out I think on April 13th or something, and I’ve been waiting since. Ohhhh I really hope that it won’t disappoint but I know it won’t and the trailer is so tempting!!!!!

 


let's take flight, shall we

how was your month of July? how’s summer so far for you? did you travel anywhere? did you fall behind with reading like I did unfortunately? your current fav song(s)? have you watched 名探偵コナン ゼロの執行人 (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer)? are you also a fangirl like me? Comment away!!

forever yours, kimberly

16 thoughts on “Farewell July // officially summer break + visiting family // athletic ventures + injuries

  1. Ooh, where do I start?!

    Thank you SO much for the feature! I’m honoured xx

    Also.. what. a. month. it. has. been.

    whew.

    Crazy times, right?!

    I hope you’re okay after that gymnastics incident.. I remember I hurt my back too a couple of years ago when I was doing a forward roll. I had to go to therapy for ages.. I honestly thought I broke it because of the pain!

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  2. OH thank you so, so much for featuring my post, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and this could be useful! ❤ ❤
    YAY for being on track with your blogging schedule and filled with inspiration, these kind of moments are the best ones, aren't they? Hopefully that will continue for you in August, I hope you'll have a fantastic month 🙂

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  3. I’m SOO happy your first month of summer rocked!! Also, it’s so cool you’re learning Japanese?? It looks so COOL and you’re so COOL aaaand I need to stop saying cool XD
    I also read Truly Devious this month and WOW it satisfied my (unhealthy) crime/murder mystery craving. If you have any recommendations, PLEASE send them to me. Also, what were those picture books you read? My phone is being slow and it won’t load the covers. 😭 I am kind of very terrified of death and now I want to read those books.
    I hope your back doesn’t start hurting again!! I’ve suffered a back injury and it HURT.
    Anyways, your July sounded awesome!! This was a great post and I’m sorry if I rambled a lot in this comment. 😂

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    • ahhh thank you so much!!!! *hugs* means so much 🙂 I’m so glad you liked Truly Devious too!! The picture books, were written in Japanese/Mandarin. I’d really like to help you in any way I can, but I don’t think that they were translated into English 😭 Have you watched Coco? It really helped me, and if you haven’t watched it, I’d REALLY suggest that you give it a shot 🙂 My back is so much better; thank you! No worries – you didn’t ramble a lot XD Even if you did, that’s completely fine… you’ve got a fellow rambler (if it’s a thing tho XD) over here 😂 xx

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      • Your welcome!! Ooh, I haven’t watched Coco, but I saw it was on Netflix, so I’ll watch it soon! (Also, I’m so dissapointed in myself there’s a Pixar movie I haven’t seen 😫) I’m so happy your back is better!! Yay!! Also, RAMBLERS UNITE!! XD

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  4. I’m so happy that you had a great month! Yay for WordPress working again and for blogging schedules (I don’t know what I would do without mine either 😉 ) and for all your post inspiration, I hope it keeps up throughout August, too!
    I’m so sorry about your injury, I’m glad you’re all good now, though. Good luck with all your goals, and I hope you have a amazing month!💓

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    • thank you so much!! Unfortunately, the old WordPress problem got fixed, but I have a new one, which is um… should I be happy or not moment 😂 My back is pretty much good now, just an occasional weird feeling once in awhile, but that’s fine 🙂 Hope you have a great August too ❤ xo

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  5. Happy Summer, Clark! XD It looks like you’re having so much fun and I’m SO happy about that. I didn’t know you speak Japanese! Do you have Asian blood or something? Aaaah You went paddle boarding!! That’s so awesome! *adds paddle boarding on my bucketlist* I hope you took pics like you said 😂 I really hope that you’ll completely be back to normal in doing your gymnastics! Kim doesn’t deserve an injury! 😭 Yayyy congrats on achieving your July goals and good luck to all your new goals . Your full-support friend’s just right here!! I can totally feel your excitement about the newest Detective Conan movie 😂 My best friend (the one who has cancer) LOVES detective conan too! Like, he fights with me when it comes Detective Conan XD I think you’d get along XD This post is very entertaining. Love this! XOXOX

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    • ahhh why do I feel like it’s been forever *hugs* I’m not 100% sure, but I believe I do have a bit of Asian blood! Gosh you have to try paddle boarding – it’s amazing. Especially the view 😍 thankfully I’m all better – I just hope my back doesn’t get hurt again. Do you watch Detective Conan too? Yup your best friend and I would for SURE get along 😂!! love lots xx

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      • Let’s assume you really do because you seem to love many Asian stuff (like being friends with me lol) 😂 I will!!! I hope you’ll be totally back to normal gurl! ❤ I don’t watch often now actually but I used to watch it a lot before!! My best friend LOVES detective conan and he still watches it until now 😀 love you bunches xo

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