Category: Miscellaneous

Happy New Year!

Posted January 1, 2021 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Happy New Year, friends! I hope that 2021 brings about everything we hoped 2020 would and that we get to finally go outside again. I hope that we could leave all of the negative things from 2020 in the past and move forward with hope and love. I also hope that we’ll make new memories, see new performances from BTS and that Suga’s shoulder heals up quickly and nicely. I also hope for no more injuries!

Thanks for being a part of this journey with me. Whether I’m talking about personal stuff, books, movies, or k-dramas, I appreciate you stopping by. Here’s hoping to steady content around these parts in 2021. Wish me luck!

Enjoy your new beginning!

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K Drama Check

Posted July 22, 2020 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 0 Comments

I’m on TikTok a lot these days and my For You Page is filled to the brim with K Drama fun. K Drama recommendations, K Drama actors we all know and love and lots of K Drama Checks. I’ve always wanted to do my own version of that video thread but here on the blog instead of on TikTok so here we go. K Drama Check, show me…

Your First K Drama

Itaewon Class with Park Seo Jun

The show that started it all…this was such a great show. It wasn’t an easy watch by any stretch but it was such a satisfying ride. I’m SO glad that Chase recommended this show for me to watch because I seriously love me some Park Seo Jun.

The Most Recent One You Finished

Suits with Park Hyun Sik

I just finished this show yesterday, took me about two days to finish it from start to finish. I watched it because I was a huge fan of the American Suits and though I LOVED American Mike Ross, for me, Korean Mike Ross is where it’s at. I freaking love Park Hyun Sik. This show was a super condensed version of the American show with very few differences but I still ugly cried when everything goes down. I thought the ending for this show was much better than the American ending and I’m low key sad that I’m already done. Good stuff!

The One that You’re Currently Watching

W with Han Hyo Joo

I started this show last night and I’ve only watched two episodes but I’m curious enough about where this story goes so I’m going to keep watching. I really enjoyed Han Hyo Joo’s acting in The Beauty Inside so she’s what brought me around to this show.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay with Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji

This is the first show that I’ve watched as the show is airing for the public so I have to wait each week for new episodes. Before this one, I waited until all episodes were out before I binge watched it but this one? Holy shit, this one is good. It’s a lot darker than the typical Korean romance dramas but it’s freaking bomb. Both of the main leads are excellent actors and their story is compelling at the same time that it’s super sad. I’m SO looking forward to seeing where the rest of this season takes us.

The One that Made You Cry the Most

Goblin with Gong Yoo

Holy cow, this show was the bomb. From beginning to end, I was invested in what was happening, what these characters were going through and I wondered if Eun Tak was really the Goblin Bride. The slow burn of their romance, the super dramatic storyline about Goblin and his true mission of finding his bride was heartbreaking and hopeful. Gah, I love me some Gong Yoo and he played this part exceptionally well. This drama was so gooooood!

The One You Would Recommend Someone to Watch

Fight for My Way with Park Seo Jun

My number one boo thang right now is Park Seo Jun and I am making my way through his filmography so of course, I watched this one. And of course, this is the one that I’m recommending. This is a best friend trope that just hits all of the right notes with me. I loved the humor, the characters, the romance and I really, really loved Dong Man. Yeah, that’s his name and he was the bomb diggity. Go watch it!

Have you watched any of these shows? Tell me which ones you’ve watched and loved in the comments! I’m always up for new recommendations!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

Posted October 31, 2019 by Rowena in Family, Miscellaneous | 6 Comments

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope everyone has a safe and exciting Halloween tonight. We’ve got a full house for our annual family Halloween party and…CAIDEN IS HERE!!! It’s our first Halloween with Caiden so we’re super excited that he’s finally going to share in the good time that we usually have without him. He’s been going back and forth on what he wants to be for Halloween but I’m hoping he sticks with his Hulk Smash costume because I want to paint his face green and walk the neighborhood with him while he trick-or-treats. Every year, my sister goes all out for Halloween. She loves hosting her Halloween party and dressing up to pass out candy. The last few years, we’ve been watching the Dodgers in the World Series on Halloween or Lakers basketball but this year will be different since we don’t have any games to watch. I guess we’ll actually go trick or treating with the kids. We’ve made the teenagers take the kids the last couple of years but with Caiden here, it’ll be different, I’m sure. Here are some pictures from our previous Halloween parties. Yeah, we really get into the holidays and Halloween isn’t even my favorite holiday. However you guys are celebrating Halloween, I hope you’re doing it safely and that you have the best night. Happy Halloween again everyone and I’ll share more pictures from our Team Wilson Gang Halloween party later. 🙂 Hugs!

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Happy 4th of July!!

Posted July 4, 2019 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July to all of my USA friends out there. I’ll be taking the day off to spend it with family and hopefully get some books read. I’ll catch you guys tomorrow though. Whatever and wherever you’re celebrating today, please do it safely but have loads of fun. Hugs, Rowena

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This Month in Pictures: April & May 2019

Posted June 6, 2019 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

I mentioned in my monthly recap post the other day that the last couple of months have been pretty busy for me and my family and I wasn’t lying. Starting in March, when I flew up to Utah to spend the week with Caiden at home so that he could spend his birthday with his parents, it’s been one thing after another for my family and we haven’t really slowed down. We have one more high school graduation in our family and then summer can begin. So that you can get a better picture of all of the fun things I did over the last couple of months (since my blogging in May was freaking miserable and non-existent), this post will be mostly pictures from all of the fun times. Check it out!

Chance Graduates from BYU

The Wilson’s drove from California to Utah to celebrate Chance’s graduation from BYU and who knew that his boring ass graduation would make headlines! One of the speakers in the graduation came out as a proud gay man in the Church. More power to you, homie and that same guy was featured on Snapchat, appeared on the Ellen show and I was there guys! I was there and listened to his speech and was confused af when he announced that he was gay…at first, I didn’t get it but then my sister and I were like, “Did he just come out for the first time ever?” I guess he did. Here are pics from that weekend. We made hella candy lei’s for this graduation for Chance and all of his friends. I’m so freaking over making lei’s.
Our Graduate, Chance Our family stays turning up in our pictures, haha The Wilson Siblings with Chance
This was such a fun trip, we celebrated Chance’s accomplishments at some Brazilian restaurant in Salt Lake City before Chance boarded his flight to Samoa for an internship that he got last minute. He had a blast in Samoa and I’m glad for him.

Caiden’s 2nd Birthday Party

Caiden turned 2 in March but because California was coming out for Chance’s graduation at the end of April, Caiden’s Mom decided to hold the party until we were all in town so that we didn’t have to make too many trips or miss a celebration for our baby. The party was a lot of fun and honestly, my favorite thing about the entire party was our dessert table. It was a thing of beauty you guys. Here are some pics from that day.
Dude, check out my hard work on this dessert table. I worked my ass off on this table, with the help of my assistants who were too scared to not do a good job, haha. I’m so happy with the way that it turned out. The entire party was freaking off the chains fun and we got lots of compliments on everything so I was really happy that I could help Chloe and Markus put together a bomb ass party for our little Caiden. He had the best time too, he had so much fun that he knocked out at 5 pm and didn’t wake up until the next morning. Ha!

Chach Gets Engaged!

Lots of things happened on our family trip to Utah. We celebrated Chance’s college graduation, Caiden’s birthday and then Chach, who just got back from her mission in Brazil last year, got engaged to her boyfriend Thomas…at Caiden’s party. It was awesome and I’m glad that our family was able to be a part of his proposal. So cute!

Bren and Ken’s Basketball Banquet

Brenna and Kenna are officially done with basketball and we were able to celebrate their last season with their team at the end of April with some bomb af pizza and salad. Fun times!

Meghan Graduates from Vanguard University

My Meg graduated from Vanguard University to kick off the month of May. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and she hopes to work as a physical therapist to help kids with injuries. She has a lot of experience with being a kid with injuries and she wanted to understand what happened to her (two torn ACL’s, multiple cases of plantar fasciitis, some meniscus tears, etc…) and how to help others like her. I’m super proud of her and had a lot of fun at her party, even though my cousin’s son kept turning on the emergency alarm, hahahaha. Oh, good times!
Our Graduate Meg with her parents and siblings Meghan stealing a kiss from Caiden before he ran away to play Family Turn Up

The Girls head to Bakersfield for 18Hundred

My friend Foti has been hard at work trying to get his restaurant up and running. It’s been a long journey with lots of steps forward before taking some steps backward and after years of trying to get it up and running, his new restaurant is open for business and you guys, it’s such a great restaurant. The day after Meghan’s graduation, my sister Ingrid and I drove two hours to Bakersfield with Bren, Ken, Meg and my best friend Theresa to support Foti and his wife Maya in their new business venture and it was sooo worth the drive and the wait. They’re doing such big things in Bakersfield and I couldn’t be happier for him. Here are some pictures from our trip.
Me, Foti, and Theresa…both of these guys were at my first birthday party. That’s how long we’ve been friends.
You guys, the unicorn milkshake was my favorite thing that I had that day at Foti’s restaurant 18hundred. So freaking good!

Team Wilson Gang Sibling Dinner

Back in February, my siblings decided to get together once a month, just us siblings for dinner to catch up and keep up with each other’s lives. It’s hard when two of your siblings live in different states but everyone came down for Meghan’s graduation so it was the first time in many, many years that we were all in the same place, at the same time. Of course, we planned a sibling dinner and even though my brother Henry fell asleep before dinner and didn’t hear any of the alarms he set and missed sibling dinner altogether, we still had a fabulous time.

Chach Turns 22

Chach turned 22 and we celebrated with cake and a green wall picture

The Wilson’s Take on Dodger Stadium

The Dodger’s Cutest Fan EVER! L.A.’s MVP, Cody Bellinger
What an amazing game! We got a group together to spend Memorial Day at Dodger Stadium and the Dodgers really made sure that the fans were happy that day. A three-run home run from Kike, another home run from Chris Taylor and a whole lot of Cody Bellinger amazingness on both ends of the game (his 19th home run of the season and two defensive assists that we saw in real time was just flat out amazing) and we left that day, the happiest Dodger fans! We sat near the foul pole in right field where Cody Bellinger plays (he’s my favorite player on the team so of course, I got tickets on his side of the field) so we were up close and personal with him when he threw out those Mets players at home and at third. My nephew Luke is a huge Cody Bellinger fan now and had the best time ever. So much fun! There are some other stuff that I did but this post is long enough so these are the highlights. I told you guys that I’ve been a busy bitch these last couple of months.
There you have it though, my April & May 2019 in pictures. How about you guys? Did you guys do anything fun in the last couple of months?

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