100 Happy Days | Days 1-5


On Instagram, I’ve been seeing this tag go around for a few months now. Just this past week, Lindsay from LindsayDoesNails posted that she was going to do it, so I thought I would do it too. I thought this was a good way to turn things around, slowly. Lindsay mentioned the same thing – basically if you see one good thing a day, it can’t be all bad right?

I started this on May 1st, so I’m already 33 days in. I’ll be posting them in groups of 5.

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I used to be totally into Origami. My third grade teacher was Japanese, and she had been through a lot in her life. She was interned here, as a child, during WW2. She was one of the most inspiring and beautiful people I’ve ever met, up until she died of cancer while I was in high school. We bonded over similar childhood experiences, being that we were both Japanese, and we both spoke Japanese, and grew up in a very similar style. Obviously I went through much less, as I wasn’t alive during WW2. But we played the same instruments, and were taught the same things, culturally. A lot of lessons she taught me, I follow through even now. It’s amazing what one good teacher can do for you.

She would encourage us to do Origami in class, because it was a good way to teach patience, precision, dexterity, and a learning process. A big goal in our class was to be able to make a perfect Origami crane. Once we did, we’d string them up over our desk and they’d be our guardian angels for the rest of the year. We had a very special class. With these lessons, we also read and perform Shakespeare in front of the school, did advanced math, and did a lot of critical thinking that the other third grade classes wouldn’t do. Having her as a teacher was a privilege, as she’d regularly pick the students she wanted at the end of the year, from the graduating second grade classes (we didn’t know that at the time, for us it was “that teacher that makes us take off shoes and does origami”).

As I grew up I gained other tastes and the Origami sort of fell by the wayside, hobby wise. I would occasionally do craft projects with them. It wasn’t until this past year, when one of the girls I regularly babysit (more like hang out with since she’s older, and actually very cool) started getting into Origami. It was such a blast from the past and it was cool re-learning things I had completely forgotten about.

Recently at work, it’s been quiet so I’ve just started folding again to pass the time. I then decided I wanted to make a rainbow of butterflies and put them up in the daycare I work in, since it’s a little whimsical and it’ll be fun for the kids.

Anyways, here’s my Day 1 photo – a small rainbow of butterflies. They’re so much more than butterflies though. Mostly memories for me, and it was a good way to start off my #100HappyDays.

“Do more than the minimum.” – Dee Uyeda

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Day 2 – Theodore Evelyn Burrito Leo Lee

About a year ago, almost to the day, Sergio met some dude off of Craigslist and started a band with him. His name is Theo. Theo was pretty cool when I met him, I guess. But I put no thought into it because I honestly never talked to him after I met him at the end of May last year. It took a good… 6 or 7 months? to finally have an actual conversation with the guy. My god did it change everything.

If anybody out there is a fan of How I Met Your Mother, then well, Theo is basically Ted, but not so correct-y. If anybody watches Grey’s Anatomy, he’s basically George, but doesn’t get hit by a bus. If anybody watches Game of Thrones, he’s basically Ser Jorah without being old. Essentially, he’s the quintessential nice guy. He’s a golden retriever puppy. And we all love him for it. Genuinely, the nicest guy ever.

By being the nicest guy ever though, there are a lot of endearingly silly things that happen to the guy, but at least he makes people laugh right?

For Kate’s birthday we all went to a pub up in Petaluma. It was crowded, and loud and really you could only hear what the 2 people sitting next to you were saying. Also, this was during the second round of NHL playoffs and they had the Penguins game on, as well as baseball (Giants, for anybody wondering?) on their TVs. Theo and I were at the very end of the table, and he being a Giants fan and since I was watching the Penguins lose, we had absolutely no idea what went on in that dinner.

Except for ONE THING.

The waitress had come over to ask us for drinks. As usual, people got their IDs out if they were ordering alcohol. Which Theo did.

Our waitress took one look at Theo’s picture and then blurted out “…Did they tell you to look that way or…” She then mumbled something about her license but the damage was done. Easily the funniest thing I had seen in months.

It now actually doesn’t seem funny at all written out, especially because I have that whole paragraph about how nice Theo is, but like really. It was everything.

And the entire rest of that dinner, that is literally ALL I could think about. But also since we couldn’t hear anybody, it was sort of all that was brought up between Theo and I.

Oh also that he looks like Alan Cumming and Zorg from The Fifth Element. And idk… something about sports and we sort of bonded over food.

Anyways, it’s not this single, isolated incident. Theo seems to make a lot of people happy, both since he’s a cool dude but also at his expense.

Regardless, friend for life.

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Day 3 – Fluff Pup

In 10th grade, during french class, for whatever reason we were talking about french dogs. My teacher pulled up a google image of a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog and I knew that was the dog I wanted to have. It was sold. The end. It will be mine.

Since then, so like 8 years, I’ve been obsessed with these dogs. But you never really see them in my area since they’re GIANT, fluffy, pure white dogs. There are some brown ones, but really, the white ones are the ones I want. I decided at some point also that this future dog’s name would be Marshmallow (and I’d shorten it to “Lellow”). It’s a whole plan that will be put through in the future. I’m excited.

There’s a lady that started coming daily to the fitness center I work at, who walks her dog there and ties it up outside while she works out. The second I saw that dog, I squealed a little bit and went outside and just like, stopped working. I had complete tunnel vision.

This particular dog’s name is Jack. He’s the most docile, adorable thing and I’m pretty in love with him. He’s also very friendly, and a little clingy. But he’s just the best 🙂 I get to see him often, but that day he was being particularly cute, so there he is. Jack, the current representation of my future fluff pup.

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Day 4 – Sunday Lunch

Every Sunday I have lunch with Victoria. She’s my coworker – my favorite coworker. She’s also one of my best friends. She’s been through a lot (she’s also 54) but she’s wiser than I know I will ever be. She’s like a second mom, and a big sister all in one.

I don’t quite remember when we started having weekly Sunday lunches at work, but we did at some point and it’s always one of my favorite parts of the week. I like at we have so much in common and we love the same foods and that we can just relax for an hour and catch up on things. She and Kate are the only two people whom I tell everything.

That day we had Chinese food, which is a common meal we have. We have a favorite restaurant we order from and it’s just a nice routine.

Anyways, I knew I couldn’t have a 100 Happy Days without at least showing you once one of Victoria and my lunches.

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Day 5 – Tiffany Roses

I’ll be getting into these roses a bit more in a future Garden Party post, but this was when one of the Tiffany Roses started to bloom. They produced these massive, dusty rose blooms that smelled so sweet and the petals fluttered beautifully in the wind.

The Tiffany Roses were not my first blooms of the season but some of my favorites. They were delicate and elegant. Some of my other roses are punchier. But these were soft. They’re starting to bud again, so again, I’ll update you all again in a future post.

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