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Favorites from Week of May 15th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: Sorry I didn’t get to post my weekly favorites – I was in London! But I’ve got loads of favorites for this week.

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • Marianas Trench – this band’s songs give me middle school days vibes. I’m really diggin’ their 2014 album.

Juliet

  • Two Asian musicians: Khalil Fong 方大同 and J.Sheon 街巷 – I love how they incorporate many genres into their music, and it’s been great to put on the background while I’m working!
  • Watched the movie Hidden Figures on my flight to London – loved all the leading ladies & by the end I was like “hell yeah!” New lady crush? Taraji P. Henson

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of May 8th

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Thoughts of the Week

Annie: I’ve had the most productive week ever. I am very happy about that.

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • Chris Pratt went on the Ellen Degeneres show to play the game “Speak Out”. Hilarity ensues. Watch it here!
  • I started reading a little bit of Who Says You Can’t? You Do before bed every night. If you’re feeling stuck in life, this is a good read!

Juliet

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of May 1st

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: On an official vacation where I didn’t bring my work laptop! High fives all around guys 🙂

Annie: I can’t believe another week has flown by! I’m excited for another week to start. Plus my mom is finally coming home next week!

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • I’ve been watching The Handmaid’s Tale and it’s pretty good! Interested to see how it progresses.

Juliet

  • Despacito cover – for my next life, I want to come back a Latino or Latina ❤

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of April 24th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: There’s been a challenge that I have always wanted to tackle and my close friends have wanted me to do: MORE DATING. I think I’m ready for more dating…

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • This interesting article about love and relationships. Unconditional relationships are what I strive to build in my own life.
  • Oldie but goodie. This article talks about living in a technological world and how it negatively affects our relationships with people.

Juliet

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of April 17th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: Although I am one-half of this blog and also have a YouTube channel, I still get nervous when I put a little bit of me out there in the world. It allows other people to pass opinions and judgment on who you are and what you do. But you know what? It makes me feel good to know that I know who I am and I believe that what I put online is a pretty good reflection of me. This is just a long preface for me to say: I wrote a LinkedIn article about lessons I’ve learned while figuring out what I want to do in life. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts!

Annie: I haven’t been myself this past week. But being around people and talking about it with people I trust has been helpful. 

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • Newest episode of Ear Biscuits, where Rhett & Link have the electronic battleship game voice guy on. Back in August 2016 on GMMore, they played battleship and was impressed with the voice, so naturally they asked the Internet to find the guy. You can listen to the episode on iTunes or watch it on YouTube.

Juliet

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of April 10th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: What a long week! I’m currently studying for a data scientist certification, and studying isn’t my strong suit. Counting down till the days to London (insert wiggle dance).

Annie: I’ve had an up and down week. Beginning of the week started out bleh but towards the end I felt better. Sometimes I get these waves of lethargy that I have a hard time shaking, where I just don’t feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. On a brighter note, my dad is back for a few days, so we’re hanging out. We haven’t had some good ol’ father/daughter bonding time in a while so it’s nice. Hope you all had a good week!

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

Juliet

  • The Art of Manliness’ episode on Doing More with Less. I was interested in hearing the difference between a “chaser” and a “stretcher”, and how to keep a stretcher mentality even if you hit the big times.
  • I usually start my morning by reading The Skimm, which delivers news every morning to my inbox. They break down complex situations around the world into words that I understand – highly recommend you guys to subscribe!
  • Cat shark on a Roomba – cause why not?

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

P.S. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of April 3rd

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: Started planning my trip to London, Philippines, and Taiwan! Annie, you’ll come see me while I’m in Taiwan, right? Also… do we watch too much YouTube? HAHAHA…

Annie: Hahaha, we seriously do watch too much YouTube…but it’s okay. It’s our shared hobby! 😀 Week one of living alone – check. It’s been nice and quiet in the house. Doesn’t feel much different than when my mom is home. Except that now, I’m actually not lazy and do house chores (not that I was lazy before…it just wasn’t constantly on my mind).

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • I feel like I have to mention at least one thing about Rhett & Link each week because I want to share what makes me laugh! In this episode, they do the “try not to flinch” challenge, but instead of just watching YouTube videos, they use their audio, vision, tactile senses to invoke flinches. Check it out!
  • This is a few weeks old but I stumbled upon this video of Josh Gad on Jimmy Fallon doing Box of Microphones (Disney Edition). Hilarious.
  • Alike” a short film about creativity in society.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody cover by Pentatonix
  • Alicia Keys and John Mayer are LOVE. Listen to this mash up of “If I ain’t got you” and “Gravity”.

Juliet

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

– Annie & Juliet

PS. You can also check out our past Weekly Things posts here for more cool and funny stuff we’ve enjoyed. 

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Favorites from Week of March 27th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: This has been an emotionally draining week for me – I haven’t felt like this in a long time. There was a lot of emotions flying around me this week, and with my own emotions on top of that, it was a lot to handle.

Annie: This week my mom flew back home to Thailand. It’s been quiet in the house by myself, but I’m getting used to it by playing music. It’s cool to experience living on my own without any housemates – something that I’ve done my whole life. I have a feeling that it might get lonely after awhile. We shall see.

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • Ear Biscuits is back! You can check out Rhett and Link’s weekly podcast on iTunes or YouTube or Soundcloud! I couldn’t stop laughing while listening to the first episode, about their road rage incident.
  • Favorite song of the week: Symphony by Clean Bandit

Juliet

  • This Tyler Ward original song SOS – I truly believe that music has the ability to heal anyone.
  • My female celebrity crush of all time is Kristen Bell and she was recently on The Late Late Show with James Corden and faced a mishap during a skit.

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

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Favorites from Week of March 20th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: It’s hard to be traveling and then go right into work after you land. At one point driving on the freeway, I got nervous because I could feel the tiredness seep in. Note to self! Try to work from home the following day if this ever happens again.

Annie: Sometimes getting out and into a new environment can do wonders. This week I visited Taipei on a day trip by myself and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I visited two museums (post about it here) and it felt good to take quality photos again.

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • I love Harlan Coben. His novels always suck me in and I have a hard time putting his books down. I finished the first book in the Myron Bolitar series, called Deal Breaker, in about 5-6 hours.

Juliet

  • My friend and I participated in a taping of The Late Late Show with James Corden, episode 310! I’m trying to find where to watch the full episode so I can see if I look really sunburnt on camera.
  • I love Costco, and Jimmy Kimmel made this short PSA on Costco etiquette rules that I totally agree with!

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!

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Favorites from Week of March 13th

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Thoughts of the Week

Juliet: Annie challenged me to create the illustration for my post this week. My first reaction was: SIIIIGH. There’s a reason why I didn’t stick with art classes for very long. I have creative ideas in my head, but it’s difficult for me to turn them into reality  due to lack of skills. I also believe that if someone else can make my dream a better reality, why am I killing myself over in order to get it done?! But I gave it my best shot anyways, so wooooo!

Annie: I realized that I put too much stress on myself. My overthinking mind goes to the worst when I’m uncertain about things and that causes me to stress out even more. Then I become overwhelmed. I need to figure out a way prevent myself from getting to that point.

Things We’ve Been Enjoying

Annie

  • This hilarious episode of Good Mythical More: Are You Wiping Wrong?
  • I stumbled upon this video of a 36 year old woman named Sam Bailey, who won the X-Factor in 2013. She sets a great example for many out there that it’s never too late to follow your dreams! The video is over an hour long of all her performances from her auditions to her final performance.

Juliet

  • Netflix show: One Day at a Time. It’s a sitcom remake of a 1975 series about a Cuban-American family. The mom is a separated military veteran; the son is a tween; the daughter is a strong-headed, feminist woman; and the grandma is just sassy. This show isn’t like many others: within the first few episodes, they’ve touched upon sexism, sexuality, and treatment of veterans.

Let us know in the comments below what you’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week!