Monday, June 20, 2011

my playlist

So summer has officially begun since I haven't been going to school any more--I still don't feel much different. A quick update on my life; I've started my summer job at this awesome local art academy and I get to hear the funniest things from the kids that go to the summer camps, etc. I'll probably start a quote of the day or something. 

Besides this summer, I'm not sure when I'll be in beloved Washington again, so I've been making plans to indulge in Seattle as much as possible while I'm here this summer! But I guess it's ironic to say that I'll be up in the air tomorrow, heading to New York for my college orientation! I'm so excited! ^_^ But I'll be back soon enough to blog, etc. I have like 5 outfit posts I want to share; they'll come.

And if ya know me, no matter what I'm up to, music is always abound in the mind of Erin Kim. Here's a couple tunes I've been listening to--some recently discovered, and I finally updated my playlist on the right column! On Youtube, I have about 250 songs total for my 'listening to' playlist, but there's just a snippet for funsies. :) 

Have an awesome couple o' days! Talk soon!

Monday, June 13, 2011

"We did it!"

I remember when I first learned to ride a bike. A gray cement parking lot in New Jersey. Lit up by a setting sun. On a lazy summer weekday evening. In front of an empty playground--where I remember falling on one of the little ladders, landing on my crotch, not a good day. I can't clearly remember the whole event like a motion picture, but I do reminisce snippets of this monumental moment. Shots of my parents with the biggest grins are the first to pop up. And, most of all, I remember falling on my knee (I guess I just fell a lot by that playground), and all I can remember is that it hurt. a lot.

Today, it hurts--not my crotch, but my heart. Just a few days ago was another monumental day that my parents will oogle about for the rest of their days just as they busted out their embarrassing smiles for me when I trekked a few feet on my wheels without their support. 'I'm off, guys!' I was off to explore the world then and today--I did it. After that day, I was never able to go back and say I didn't know how to ride a back. Now, I'll never be able to say I'm a high school student (now I'm an adult--ew). 

All my life I've built great friendships only to lose them--twice in New Jersey, once in South Korea, and today, once and for all in WA. And now I'm scraping another piece of me, not my knee but my heart--ooo so sappy. Ever since I moved to tree-and-coffee-infested Washington state, I couldn't wait to head back home to the East Coast--Seattle has just been an extremely awkward place for me, but now I feel like Seattle is just as home to me as the East is. I'll have no family here when I go to college, so I don't know when or if I'll ever be on the West Coast again, but one thing is for sure, I'll be repping the Eagles, the purple and gold, and tree-and-coffee-infested Washington forever. 

(there's more at the end of this post, but because you are probably too lazy to read it, here's my effort at a conclusion:) When people are talking about Starbucks and the Mariners and the Seahawks and the Sounders (if people even do outside of WA...), you can count on me to be reppin' the good ol' WA! Whether I see you again, or if you will continue to creep on my blog without me knowing, you have changed my life for the better. God bless and take care. 

As I pick myself up from scraping my heart as I did my knee, it's time to celebrate, yeah, I did it, but I couldn't have done it without everyone I've ever known. And here's just a lil celebration via photos of some amazing people in my life that I hate to part with, but will treasure in my soul 'til I'm over the hill. 

 What I saw on my calendar/wall that morning.

(Yes, I do indeed write messages to myself.)

 I spy with my little eye a short asian girl on the screen at Safeco Field.

I cringe at the idea of being an adult, but at that height, who would believe that I am? Woohoo!

This photo comes off as slightly promiscuous but I am simple indulging in my friend's fluffy hair possibly for the last time. Cut me some slack.

As much as I don't like to admit that my mom is great, my mom is great. Thanks for all your support and I will miss your doing my laundry, your homemade food (what am i going to do without Korean BBQ?!?!), for hemming all my clothes and most of all, for being my mom--you are probably creeping on my blog right now, so here's your cameo!

Some miscellaneous photos from the last few days:

At my friend's grad party, I like the boiz.

Hide and seek at Target never gets old.

Photobooth photos from the all-night graduation celebration.

song of the moment -
There have been students that I simply brushed shoulders with every day on the way to the same classes, and others whom I couldn't  imagine my life without; no matter who they are, and if you're reading this, if I ever looked at you, smiled at you, hissed at you, said hi to you, you've made a difference in my life and I want to thank you.
"I've heard it said / that people come into our lives for a reason / bringing something we must learn / and we are led / to those who help us most to grow / if we let them / and we help them in return / Well, I don't know if I believe that's true / but I know I'm who I am today because I knew you...

It well may be / that we will never meet again / in this lifetime / so let me say before we part / so much of me / is made from what I learned from you / you'll be with me / like a handprint on my heart / and now whatever way our stories end / I know you have re-written mine by being my friend..."

photo thanks to Stop Action Photography, Isabelle Chu, and.. a bunch of random people at my high school! ^_^

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Feelin' the Blues [outfit post]

One more day, and I'm no longer a high school student. I have more to say, but I should probably get as much sleep as possible so I don't fall on my face as I receive my diploma tomorrow. Thus, for now, all I can say is, I can't believe it's here. I don't want high school to end. I know the future holds grand, unforeseeable surprises, but I just can't--and don't want to--grasp the fact that this may be the last time I ever get to see the beautiful people that have blessed my life, and the last time I may be in Washington state. But anywho, more to come, and maybe some tears then. ;)

To emphasize the blues that I'm feeling, here's some.. blue tights! My fashionista friend, Isabelle, who has frequently made her debut on my blog gifted me with her blue tights. Remember way back when I wrote a post on 'how to wear blue tights'? Well, here's how I recently wore them. :)


 cardigan - urban outfitters
top - ciel boutique
skirt - uniqlo (in south korea)
tights - gift
song of the moment -

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Class of Fashion

Five golden rings? Five dollar footlong? Nope. Five days of high school left. (that was really cheesy. teehee.) Hopefully this doesn't mean five days of Class of Fash left. I'll keep my eyes super open this week to make the most of my last few days of high school. I'll miss being able to show the world that high school kids are uber chic.. D:

Speaking of which, if you've been loving Class of Fash and you'll still be in high school for the 2011-12 school year, most definitely hit me up at I'm hoping to expand Class of Fashion to wherever fashion and high school exists (i.e. anywhere on the planet) so don't hesitate to contact me. (Feel free to just say hi, too). :)

For now, here's the best of da best. And hopefully more to come later this week.

Senior Maria Schandl

Senior Jessie Almli

Senior Sydney Kamm

previously featured in CF day 2! (talk about major flashback)