Life~

POSTS (OLDEST TO NEWEST) :

  1. The Start of Winter Break 
  2. The Start of a New Year + 2013's Ups & Downs
  3. Desires *No Link because it's a 'Hidden Post'! Scroll down to near the bottom of this page to find it :)*
  4. Catching up~ *No Link because it's a 'Hidden Post'! Scroll down to near the bottom of this page to find it :)*
  5. Over 1,000 Views for KPWP + All About Me Tag
  6. Taking a Leap *Embarrassing Story Time Part 1* 
  7. What Happened on Valentine's Day *Embarrassing Story Time Part 2* 
  8. Updates: Sick + Disney Land this Saturday
  9. Follow Payton Around Disney Land 
  10. Updates + My Whereabouts 
  11. Pray For South Korea 
  12. Sewol Incident Thoughts + 15 Question Intro Tag 
  13. 2,000+ Views, AP Testing, & Other Updates
  14. My Views on EXO M Kris' Lawsuit with SMEnt 
  15. Officially on Summer Break, Into My Personal Life, Over 3,000 Views 
  16. Another Chapter Into My Life (KPWP's New Look, Driver's Ed, Senior Photo Shoot) 
  17. Updates: Grad Gown Pic, Summer Adventures @ the County Fair, Over 4,000 Views 
  18. Just how realistic are Korean dramas exactly??? *A connection to my life* 
  19. Hair Adventures + Dye Review [Photo Heavy] 
  20. A Review of Make Out Monday's First Concert + Meeting Jeremy Shada 
  21. I've been nominated for the Liebster Award! 
  22. The Highlights of My Senior Photo Shoot 
  23. I've been nominated for the Best Blog Award! 

*ENDLESS SCROLL BELOW*

I've been nominated for the Best Blog Award! (9.16.14)

Hello k-partiers~ I've just been nominated for the Best Blog Award!
A huge thank you to Michele for nominating me~ Find here blog HERE! 

Here are the rules:
  1. Share the link of the blog of the person who nominated you~
  2. Reply to 11 questions they left for you 
  3. Tag 11 (maximum) blogs that you think are awesome!
  4. Come up with 11 questions for the people you nominate
  5. Let the people you nominated know that you nominated them & tell the person who nominated you that you've done the tag when you're done!


Michele's Questions:

  1. What is your favorite season? My favorite season is definitely Autumn because it's so pretty when the leaves turn different colors and because Autumn fashion is the BEST! /too bad Autumn seems nonexistent for the most part in SoCal/ 
  2. What makes you bored? Math, studying, & homework kill me with boredom.
  3. What is your all-time favorite comedy movie? It's a tie between The Heat and We are the Millers LOL
  4. If you could meet any body in the world who would you like to meet? Oh god, this is hard. Probably f(x)'s Amber. I need to let her know how thankful I am for finding her and how grateful I am that she brought me into the kpop world <3
  5. What is happiness in three words from your perspective? Love, music, and family.
  6. What is your favorite food that you can eat any day every day? Hmm...I don't really have a favorite food tbh, but maybe chocolate? >~<
  7. Would you ever go sky diving? NOPE, don't need that in my life! Not unless I'd win a life time supply of kpop merch, concert tickets, & a chance to marry my bias LOL
  8. What would your ideal date plan be like? I'd like to go on a nice, korean-drama-like picnic by a lake with duckies LOL And after we eat, we can take a walk around the lake or go on the swings at a playground <3
  9. What would you prefer? Chocolatey or fruity candies? Definitely chocolatey candies, but I also like fruit candies like Sour Patch Kids :3
  10. Red grapes or green grapes? Green grapes for the win!
  11. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would 1 wish be? I think one wish would be to wish that there would be no more sickness in my family (this includes ALL of my family through out the Philippines, America, Canada, etc)
My questions for my nominees:
  1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
  2. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
  3. If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
  4. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
  5. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
  6. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
  7. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
  8. If you chose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
  9. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
  10. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
  11. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
The blogs I nominate are:
http://emilymarysia.blogspot.com
http://www.heylinni.com
http://sugar-trick.blogspot.com
http://www.chriissydollxo.com
http://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com
http://astralysgyaru.blogspot.com
http://yuki-mitsuki.blogspot.com.es
Please remember to share a link back to my blog~

Once again, I wanna thank Michele for nominating me <3 Find her HERE!!!! 

Thanks for reading & until next time~

xoxo Pay <3


The Highlights of My Senior Photo Shoot (8.31.14)


Hello, hello~ Welcome back to KPWP :)
As some of you may know, I completed my Senior year photo shoot over my summer break. I blogged about that briefly HERE! I had to wait about a month for my proofs to be sent to me, and then about a month more to have the actual pictures sent to me.

Well, the photos have finally arrived! I've picked out 10 of my favorite photos out of the 40 that were taken in total. 

Keep reading to check out some high lights of my senior photo shoot~


*I HAVE KEPT THE PHOTOS AT THEIR ORIGINAL SIZE TO MAINTAIN THEIR QUALITY*
My hair blends in with the background -_- this was before I dyed it lol
So yeah! These were my 10 favorite photos out of all 40 of the pictures taken of me. I didn't really decide on how to pose; the photographer positioned me into all of those poses above lol 

All of those outfits belong to me!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little peek into the results of my senior year photo shoot~

Thanks for reading & until next time,

      xoxo Payton <3

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award! (8.11.14)

Hello, hello k-partiers <3 I have big news...I've just been nominated for the Liebster Award!!!
Thank you so so so much, Suzy for nominating me! Check her out HERE!

Apparently, this award is given to blogs who have under 200 followers. After you are nominated, you state 11 facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions left for you to answer by the person who nominated you. Then YOU nominate 11 other people and leave 11 questions for them to answer :) 


Facts About Me

  1. My first name is, in fact, Payton Jade. People usually call me Payton. But feel free to call me Pay or PJ if you want lol
  2. I own 2 snakes (albino milk snakes) and 1 bunny.
  3. I've been a k-pop fangirl since early middle school and pretty much only listen to kpop (but I make an exception for Make Out Monday!!!)
  4. I can read and write in Korean. I can also speak conversational Korean.
  5. I actually have a passion for singing. My vocal range is from Alto 1 to Soprano 1.
  6. My birthday is on August 15which is this coming Friday! 
  7. I am a full time high school student. (I am a SENIOR :D)
  8. My favorite number is 8 because it's an even number and because it sort of looks like a snow man lol
  9. Sheep are my favorite animals.
  10. I am currently a pescatarian (meaning the only meat I can eat is seafood) and have not eaten true meat (i.e.:beef, chicken, turkey) in over 2 years!!!
  11. I've devoted myself to supporting Make Out Monday as they emerge into the music scene. They are literally the greatest~ 

Suzy's Questions

1) How long have you been blogging? I've only been blogging since December 2013! So, I've been blogging for less than a year :)


2) If you could pick just one beauty product to use to the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably eyeliner! You could use it in so many different ways~

3) What's your favourite type of food? My favorite type of food is probably desserts! I really like sweet things like cakes and what not lol

4) What country/city would you love to travel to? I think that it's pretty apparent that I'd like to visit Seoul, South Korea. But I'm also itching to go to places like London &  Paris!

5) Who is your favourite blogger or youtuber? I think my favorite youtubers are Eatyourkimchi's Simon and Martina.

6) You are given $50 to spend on beauty products. What will you buy? Probably a bb cream, eyeliner, and some kind of bold lip color to use for gradient lips!

7) What's one thing you'd like to change about yourself? Mmm, I don't really think there's anything that I'd like to change about myself. Maybe the fact that I'm too nice sometimes?

8) What's your favourite thing about yourself? I think my favorite thing about myself is how I have such a big heart (figuratively lol) Because although I was sort of excluded when I was younger, I still decided to be kind to/befriend everyone I meet. I don't want to be like those losers who went around excluding people :)

9) If you could pick any job in the world, what would you choose to do? This is a wild card, but if I could pick any job in the world, I would want to be Make Out Monday's Official Fan Club Manager or maybe be apart of their campaigning/advertising teams. Or maybe be the designer for their band merchandise lol 

10) Pick one celebrity you'd love to be best friends with. I think I'd love to be best friends with Amber from f(x) or Jeremy Shada from Make Out Monday (or any of the boys from M.O.M. for that matter because they're all so funny & friendly lol)

11) What's your favourite blog post that you've ever written? I think that my favorite blog post I've written would have to be my post on A Review of Make Out Monday's First Concert + Meeting Jeremy Shada. That post is my favorite because it made me smile recalling everything that happened that night and also because Make Out Monday tweeted a link of that very post to all of their followers!

Who I nominate

http://yuki-mitsuki.blogspot.com.es
http://susyfluffy.blogspot.com
http://kapege23.blogspot.com
http://gaburieruagasa.blogspot.com
http://babysoulz.blogspot.com
http://kurumichiii.blogspot.com
http://annyeongrella.blogspot.com
http://pastelpinkworld.blogspot.com/2014/07/karussell-spieluhr.html
http://sarahfourtwo.blogspot.com
http://peachbubbly.blogspot.com
http://milkiibunnii.blogspot.com

My questions

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Who was your first follower?
  3. Do you ever plan to become a full time blogger?
  4. Who is your favorite blogger? 
  5. What is your favorite beauty brand?
  6. Any hobbies or talents?
  7. Favorite movie/film of all time?
  8. It's Valentine's day, what do you hope to receive from your significant other? Or what would you like to receive from a FUTURE significant other if you don't have one?
  9. What is your favorite song of the moment?
  10. If you could be any one of the Disney princesses, which one would you be and why?
  11. If you had the chance to meet your favorite celebrity, what would you say?
Once again, a huge thank you to Suzy for nominating me~ And I'd also like to thank all of my lovely viewers & followers! You guys rock!

Much love & until next time,

       xoxo Payton

FYI, keep your eyes peeled for a new series of blog entries I'm going to be posting~ Here's a little sneak peek!

Life~: A Review of Make Out Monday's First Concert + Meeting Jeremy Shada


Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyy goshhhhhhh, guys! I just had the time of my life last night!
So just incase you're not aware, Jeremy Shada is the voice of Finn from the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time. That is like my favorite show ever, btw lol 
I loooooooove Finn <3
Recently (last Monday), Jeremy Shada debuted in a 5 member band called Make Out Monday! 
Logan, John, Zack, Jeremy, & Seth are the members of Make Out Monday!
They're all so multitalented and handsome lol
These are literally the sweetest & funniest guys you'll ever meet. They have such an amazing stage presence. 
Since Jeremy Shada was already in San Diego for San Diego's annual Comic Convention, he & the members of Make Out Monday planned to have their first ever concert at the House Of Blues which was near where the Comic Con was being held! And I was one of the few people who were able to attend the concert.

My sister, my mom, and I arrived to the concert venue about 3 hours early before the doors to the concert would open. We were literally the first people there lol 

A little while after we arrived, I saw this very handsome boy wearing sun glasses walk past me as I thought "Wow, that guy looks like Jeremy Shada." All of a sudden, my sister was like "I think that's Jeremy Shada!" He had already walked past us at that point, and we called out to him. 

To my surprise, Jeremy actually came back up to us and asked us how we were, gave us high fives, took a picture with us, & asked us if we were staying for the show. After that quick exchange, he said he'd see us later on & headed back into the concert venue.
My sister & I were SO ecstatic! We could NOT believe we actually met Jeremy Shada!

After spending a good hour/hour and a half on fangirling over that encounter, Jeremy Shada's Brother named Zack (who is also in Make Out Monday) and a group of girls approached my sister and I. One of the girls said "I have some shirts for you guys!" And with that said, she gave me, my mom, and my sister free Make Out Monday band tees!!!
This is the shirt that was given to me by the group of girls with Zack. I put it on right after they gave it to me <3
My sister and I could not believe our luck! We got to meet Jeremy Shada, talk to him & take a picture with him, AND we got free band tee shirts from his brother! At that point, I didn't think life could get any better.

Time goes on, and eventually more people turn up in line for Make Out Monday. My sister, my mom, and I were literally the only people in line for like 2 hours. By 6:30 pm, the doors to the concert venue had opened and I was the first one inside after frantically running down a huge flight of stairs (in 5 inch wedges thankyouverymuch) that led down to the little concert venue.

The concert venue was very small and chill, already filled with some of Jeremy's close friends and family members who stood around and chatted amongst themselves. There was a little bar, a few high tables with bar stools & a handful of love seats & cushioned chairs. There was also a mini stage not more than a foot off the ground, where the members of Make Out Monday would perform. 

Upon walking into the venue, I was immediately greeted by Zach (Jeremy's older brother who was with the group of girls who had given me a band tee a few hours earlier). I couldn't believe that Zach & Jeremy were both so sweet and friendly towards me lol I felt super comfortable and almost like we were casual friends LOL

When my sister and mother finally came in after me, we were approached by this man who looked oddly familiar. He was friendly and greeted us, as we were the first 3 non-friends/family members of the band to arrive. He chatted with us about how tickets for this concert were hard to come by, as they only released a few to the public. We chatted for a while, and I just assumed he was like Make Out Monday's manager or something, because he hadn't introduced himself when he approached us. It turns out that he was Jeremy's and Zach's FATHER! I had met Jeremy's Dad! OMG lol

The concert started around 7:15, and it was great. They performed not-yet-released songs such as Sirens & Tall As Heaven. I think that Sirens will be my favorite song of theirs <3 They also did an amazing cover of Talk Dirty To Me, with a rock/punk flare to it! They closed the concert with their debut song called "Hope Less Romantics". I loved it all and couldn't believe that they were that close.
(THAT IS A CLIP THAT I PERSONALLY FILMED FROM THE CONCERT! CHECK IT OUT :D)
After the concert, people swarmed Jeremy asking for pictures and what not. After snapping a few pictures, Jeremy escaped to the hall way from which I had entered earlier & I (along with my mom and sister) were heading that way also. When we got into the hallway, Jeremy was there and he turned back around and began walking toward us.

When we walked up to him, he gave me a hug! He then asked me "Oh, did you buy that shirt?" (After Zach gave me the free Make Out Monday shirt, I had immediately changed into it). I then told him that they were given to us. We took a second picture & we sent him on his way.
This is the SECOND picture I got to take with Jeremy! He's too sweet~
Honestly, that night was surreal. I remember that Comic Con about 2-3 years ago when Jeremy was coming to Comic Con to do an Adventure Time panel. I waited in line for that panel for like 2-3 hours, but it turned out that the panel was filled to the maximum capacity and I couldn't see him. I literally cried and was so upset that I didn't see him and I vowed that I WOULD meet him someday. And that day was yesterday. And I'll never for get it.

I would no doubt give this concert a 10/10! I would give the members of Make Out Monday an 11/10 for being literally the sweetest celebrities I have ever met in my whole entire life.

I strongly recommend that you guys check out their music and support them! They are so sweet and really care about their fans! You can check them out here at makeoutmonday.com!

Let me know if you guys are fans of Adventure Time or Make Out Monday!

Thanks for reading & until next time,

        xoxo Payton

Hair Adventures + Dye Review [Photo Heavy] (7.22.14)

Hi hi friends~ Today, I'm gonna try something new: a hair dye review! :)
I am LOVING my new color! (Plus, I cut off about 6 inches of hair!)
(Side Note: So I know that Garnier isn't a Korean brand, but I thought it fell under the cosmetics side of the blog so you will find this post under the Ulzzang Makeup tab AND the Life~ tab!) 

I've dyed my hair around 4-5 times, with one time being at a professional salon. Having my hair dyed professionally was so nice but it took FOREVER and also took forever to get back to my natural hair color after like a year lol 

My hair grows out ridiculously fast (so my roots would start showing in about a month) so I decided to just go with a box dye so I could continuously keep dyeing my hair and it would be a lot cheaper than heading back to the salon~

I've dyed my hair a variety of browns like chocolate browns, lighter browns, & reddish browns. But ever since I've gotten into Ulzzang fashion and makeup, I have been dying to dye my hair a deep, dark red. The kind of red that looks like a black/brown, but when you go out into the sun has a deep red sheen to it. 

I think that my favorite ulzzang, Kim Shin Yeong, is what made me want to go a deep red in the first place lol
And of course, who could forget my top 3 biases in the k-pop scene who have gone red in the past?
This is f(x)'s Amber in Red Light.
She is my number 1 ultimate bias <3
This is Boyfriend's Kwangmin <3 
I am SO in love with this color on him!
I love these natural red tones he has in his hair.
Super duper handsome <3
And of course, who could forget BAP's Zelo! This has to be my fave picture of him!
I think red looks lovely on him~
Well, after my top 3 k-pop biases have gone some sort of red, I have decided that it is my time to go red/burgundy also! But a very subtle red that you can see in the sun~

Well, here are some shots of the Garnier Nutrisse hair dye box:
My hair is currently a cross between a dark brown & black, so I'm expecting to see the "black hair" results~
This looks like a super pretty color!
I've dyed my hair using box dyes multiple times, and this box dye isn't that different from the rest. 

I think the biggest downside to this box dye was that it was NOT ammonia free so it started smelled really bad like half way into dyeing my hair >-< I started getting a bit dizzy lol I think when dyeing your hair this color, you need to make sure you are wearing a shirt you don't mind getting dirty & a towel you don't mind ruining LOL

Here are some shots of my dyed hair!
-trying to hide my no makeup face- hehe
sort of reminds me of Kwangmin's purple-y color shown in one of the pictures above lol
I actually am surprised by this hair dye! I wasn't expecting the color to be this strong outside. To be honest, I was disappointed when I woke up this morning to find that my hair had gotten darker (I don't like dark hair on me). But when I walked out in the sun I was totally blown away! 

I would repurchase this dye again & would also recommend this dye to girls (and boys) who have traditional Asian black hair, because it actually turned out pretty nicely on me.

All in all, I would probably give this product a 4.5 out of 5!

Let me know what you guys think of my new hair color & thanks for reading!

Until next time,

      xoxo Payton <3

Just how realistic are Korean dramas exactly??? [Photo Heavy] (7.19.14)

Hiiiiii, my K-partiers <3
YES, I am bringing back the chart, okay???? lol
I know, I know. This post is not what you think it is. I'm not here to talk about how realistic it is that the rich hot guy always falls for the poor girl or how realistic it is when girls cross dress as boys and ALWAYS get away with it even though they're obviously girls LOL That shall be another post in the future maybe lol

I'm actually here to talk about the bigger picture. The part that always breaks my heart into a billion pieces. The part that has happened in 99.9% of the K-dramas that I have watched. The part when the girl ALWAYS ends up with the jerk & friend zones the sweet, charming second lead male (who has been there to support her from the very beginning).
I KNOW! /heart shatters into a million pieces/ Ji Hoo </3
I've actually touched on this topic a lot in an older post which you can find HERE, but today I'm connecting this topic to my personal life.

You know what's crazy though? Whenever I would watch those generic (aren't they all?) Korean dramas (where the sweet second lead male gets friend zoned because the girl would rather be with the jerk face) I would always say to myself "That's so not realistic at all! You know, if I were the girl, I'd totally pick the nice guy over the jerk!". 

But what do you know? Life is seriously ironic.
Eun Gyeol will always have a special place in my heart <3
For about two years now, I had been chasing after this jerk-face guy relentlessly and blindly. I don't know why I tried so hard and put in so much effort when I knew he didn't like me back. I don't know why I liked him so much even though he was just messing with my head. Now, I am so embarrassed that I even tried that hard for him and that sometimes I give him second thoughts. 

All along that struggle to get Mr. Jerk Face to accept my blind & innocent heart, I had unknowingly "friend zoned" a few lovely guy friends. *Or rather, I made it obvious to them that I was crushing on someone else* I never really noticed because I was so focused and blinded by that jerk. 
I'M SO SORRY JEREMY I'M SORRY
It had gotten to the point where one of my beloved guy friends said "You know, I've been thinking and I just don't get it. Why -insert name of the jerk face here-???" 

I was so shocked when he asked me that. I was mainly shocked because...I didn't know. I didn't know why I liked that jerk face. I just did.

But then, it hit me. I was like all of those lead females in the generic Korean dramas. Here I was, "friend zoning" completely wonderful guys over this one jerk who treated me like nothing as I had just been criticizing how girls in K-dramas did the exact same thing. 

Oh my god, I thought, I've turned into one of them.  
Nooooooooo Shin Woo :( I have disappointed you!
To make things even more ironic, I've "friend zoned" those guys over a guy who won't even give me the time of day and who's a jerk face LOL
^me
DISCLAIMER: I just want to emphasize the fact that I do NOT in any way regret "friend zoning" my lovely guy friends who ended up crushing on me. I only saw them as friends back then when I "friend zoned" them & still currently only see them as friends. I just don't like them as more than friends and I can't change how my heart feels lol. It's not like we've totally lost contact and never speak to each other, we actually are closer than ever :)

Just how realistic are Korean dramas exactly??? Very realistic, considering my real life situations LOL

So, I guess the point of this blog entry was to give you a slice of my life and to show you that not all of the pieces of my life are going to be sweet (laaaaaaame >~< LOL) 

I want you guys to learn to be grateful for what you have and realize what's right in front of you. And don't be chasing guys who are jerk faces LOL Lesson learned, Payton, lesson learned.

Thanks so much for sharing this slice of life with me!

Until next time,

     xoxo Payton <3

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Grad Gown Pic, Summer Adventures @ the County Fair, Over 4000 views [Slightly Photo Heavy] (6.30.14)

Hello hello lovelies <3
a behind the scenes picture of my senior photo shoot~ hehe
I can't believe I'm already half way through my summer break! Only 3 more weeks left :( I hope you're all doing well and enjoying yourselves. 

Although it is summer break, I still find that I'm extremely busy lol I've just completed driver's safety classes & am currently studying for my permit test >< I'm super nervous! I also have been studying for my classes for this coming school year! Yes, you heard that right, I AM studying for classes that haven't even started yet. The teachers recommended that because we're gonna be having a quiz on the first day of school -_-

So as for more exciting news~ I have been enjoying summer & have been going to a bunch of local tourist spots nearby. I'm used to them because I've been there a million times, but they're still fun places to go & visit. I've visited places such as the Zoo, Lego Land, & the County Fair! 

I've included a few pictures so please read on! ^-^


So, I'm not sure if you guys have county fairs where you guys live, but at mine, I think the main attraction is the fried food lol There are TONS of food stands where you can get unhealthy foods from fish & chips, to ice cream, to fried frog legs, to a triple decker cheeseburger with donuts as buns -_- Crazy, right? lol
There are also a ton of rides & games where you can win GIANT prizes lol There are also different performers every night :) If only they had performances starring K-pop idols hehe~ 

But, my personal favorite part of the fair is the farm animal exhibit. Local farmers would bring their animals for competitions & to just show off, I guess lol Also, they put some of the baby animals into a little petting zoo! As some of you guys should know, sheep are my most favorite animals in the world! And yes, there were baby sheep in the petting zoo! 

Check out some pictures below hehe
I was laughing so hard when this picture was taken because the sheep were licking my hand hehe
This baby sheep was literally the cutest <3
all those sheep omg
For those of you who are curious, yes, I have completed my senior photo shoot! :) But I have to wait about 2 weeks for the proofs to be sent to me! I'm super excited to see how the photos turned out and I'd love to share them with you <3 Until then, I only have that white grad gown picture to share (shown at the top of the post) that was taken in between changing & shooting! Sorry ><

An another note, I once again have to thank you viewers & followers <3 I feel like I just did a thank you post for 3000 views, and I'm already having to thank you for 4000! I'm extremely thankful towards you guys for taking the time to view my blog. It means so much to me when you guys hit that follow button and that share button. I'm so proud to have such amazing viewers & followers!
I made a thing for you guys <3
If you haven't already, please follow my blog on Google+, GFC, Bloglovin, or whatever you want because I'll definitely follow back <3

Love you guise & until next time,

     xoxo Payton <3

Another Chapter Into My Life (KPWP's New Look, Driver's Ed, Senior Photo Shoot) [Slightly Photo Heavy] (6.17.14)

Hiiiiiii guiseeeeeee~ How're you? <3
*hint hint* the one in the red circle :D
By the way, are you guys liking KPWP's new look? I've made the entire blog wider, so I would be able to include larger pictures into my posts! I think my KPWP viewers only deserve the best <3 Plus, I updated the blog header! Can you spy the teaser photo for my upcoming Ulzzang Makeup look? 


I'm not gonna lie, I'm very proud of how much my blog has grown & advanced. My blog now suggests posts that it thinks you personally would enjoy in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (it should pop up) and also at the very bottom of the blog (just keep scrolling until you hit the bottom of the blog & it'll have more suggestions for posts you may enjoy :D) There is also a quick follow option at the top right hand corner of the screen~
Easy access quick follow buttons & pop up 'Recommended-for-you' buttons!
Scroll to the bottom of the screen to view recommended posts & explore KPWP!
I know I have so much more to learn, but I'm so thankful for being where I am right now hehe Thanks to you guys <3 I do everything with my viewers in mind!

Now that I'm on summer break, I have time to do driver's education! I seriously cannot believe I'm actually preparing to get my driving permit. I know, I'm a pretty late bloomer (considering alot of my friends have their licenses already) but in my defense, I'm a bit younger than the rest of the class of 2015 lol I can't wait to be able to drive hehe The teachers at my driving school are soooo funny lol

On another note, if you didn't already know, I'll be an incoming senior after break ends! (That's my last year of high school for those of you who have a different schooling system!) 

And because of that, all of the students get to have individual senior photo shoots :D We even get to bring outfit changes!!!! I promise I'll share a few of the pictures from my photo shoot with you guys! My photo shoot is happening next thursday and I couldn't be more excited! My first legit photo shoot hehehe~

Any ways, I have a lot of posts prepared for you guys that are patiently waiting in my 'Drafts' box to be published! I'll be releasing them one at a time, so please anticipate! The first release of the upcoming posts will be that new Ulzzang Makeup tutorial mentioned above! It's called the Sweet & Sultry for Summer look <3 Please anticipate, it'll be released either over the weekend or early next week!

Thanks so much to all of my supporters, viewers, followers, ect <3 I love y'all~
Zelo & I both love you to death!
I love you guys & until next time,

     xoxo Pay~

Officially on Summer Break, Into My Personal Life, Over 3,000 Views [Photo Heavy] (6.7.14)

Hi guys~
This was taken yesterday hehe~
Junior year is finally over!!! This year was ridiculously stressful and for the most part I hated it lol But along the way, I met/had gotten closer to some amazing people who I know I'll never forget. Although the road was very bumpy this year, it was very rewarding. 

This is a bonus picture of what I look like on a normal school day~ I don't wear ulzzang makeup at school lol
It's funny, because throughout this whole year, I never had time to really go out with my friends because (as AP students) we were always busy studying. But after the exams we were all like "Oh my gosh, we ACTUALLY have time to do stuff other than studying!" LOL So recently I've been going out a lot with a bunch of my friends~
hehe me & some friends! 
A Starbucks date w/ my girls~ Mine is the one in the middle! It's an Iced Macha Green Tea Latte!
Froyo date with my friends! Mine is the top right! I got Coconut/mango+Ube froyo w/ strawberries & nata de coco cubes on top!
On another note, I was always the type of person who hated social networks. No. No. No. I didn't really have any. I was forced to make a Facebook to keep the members of my club updated. I didn't have a Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or anything like that. But having a blog encouraged me to want to make more social networks, so I'd be able to connect with my followers/views in as many ways as possible~

So, I recently made a Twitter! Surprise! I was totally sold when all of the members of BOYFRIEND (my fave) made Twitters~ I'm dedicating my Twitter to my blog & of course, tweeting and retweeting about what's happening in the K-pop world! Follow me at @iheartkpwp I'd be more than happy to follow you back! Anything for my lovely followers <3
A screen shot of the KPWP Twitter page!

Also, regarding my blog, I have surpassed 3,000 views! I know, a lot of you popular bloggers must be laughing at me for being so proud of such a small accomplishment. But I am so thankful to be where I am now lol It makes me smile knowing that someone, somewhere out in the world actually reads my growing blog. 
View count as of June 6, 2014 :D
I put so much time & effort into maintaining and growing KPWP. I run this blog completely on my own, so that means I make my own banners, I format it on my own, & I do all of the coding/ect for it. It was tough starting out (being totally technologically challenged lol) but I've learned so much more and am starting to get used to this whole blogger thing~

Every blogger starts out with zero followers and zero views. Around 5 months after creating KPWP, I am already at over 3,000 views. I'm so very thankful for my views & followers. Your support, comments, and views make my day and make me smile <3 

I'm looking forward to having so much more time to blog now that I'm on Summer break and I'm also looking forward to increase my number of followers & viewers! KPWP is still a baby blog, but it will grow in time :)

Once again, thank you to my followers & viewers <3 I wouldn't be where I am now without you hehe~ And if you find my blog interesting, it would mean the world to me if you followed! I always follow back those who follow me, because I feel so grateful to each and every one of my followers~ I genuinely do visit your guys' blogs & try to leave comments as often as I can!
A written note from me to you <3 Excuse my handwriting lol

Until next time,

          xoxo Payton <3

My Views On Kris' Lawsuit With SMEnt (5.16.14)

Hi my darlings~ 
I cried so hard when I saw this last night.
This is a rather serious and touchy subject but I feel the need to address it. I'm sure you all have heard about all the drama between EXO's Kris and SM Entertainment. 

Before I say anything, I want to say that I'll be stating my own opinions and I also do not really know what's going to happen in the future.

So I don't want to go into much detail because who knows what is true and what are rumors, right? But it has been finalized that Kris filed a lawsuit against SM in trying to nullify his contract with SM.

What do I think about it? I honestly don't know. I saw EXO perform not even a year ago at KCON. I just can't wrap my head around the fact there there's a chance that Kris will leave. Do I want him to leave? Of course not, but if that's what'll make him happy and if that's what he wants, then I'll totally support him. 

Who'll be the new leader if he ends up leaving? Honestly, that's all on SMEnt to decide. 

I know that all the EXO fans are in distress right now, but just imagine how the rest of the members of EXO are feeling. I honestly don't know what to do with myself right now.

I'm not going to lie, I did spend a portion of last night crying over this whole situation. I don't know if it's been finalized that Kris will be leaving EXO or not. But if he does leave, all we can do is support his choice and to continuing to love EXO no matter what. 

Yeah, it'll kill me if Kris leaves but what he really needs now is our love and backing. All we can really do is hope for the best and expect the worst if it comes to that. No matter what, I will always support Kris and EXO.

If you have any hurting Kris biased friends, give them your support. We all really need it right now.
SHARE THIS PICTURE!!!!

Stay strong.

Until next time,

    -Payton <3

2000+ Views, AP Testing, & Other Updates (5.9.14)

Hello lovelies <3 It's been a while~
I've been teasing you guys about this post alot, haven't I? lol
First off, I would like to apologize for frequently dropping off the face of the earth & not posting as frequently. But nonetheless, you amazing viewers never cease to amaze me, and still view my page even if I don't post as often. I really am thankful.

Because to you amazing viewers & followers, I have surpassed the 2000 views mark! Considering that I am a fairly new blogger and that my blog is still continuing to grow, I am so thankful to be where I am now. It just makes me happy to know that some people somewhere out in the world enjoy reading my posts & viewing my blog <3 Thank you guys so much! 

I wanna do something to show my thanks for you guys, but I think doing another tag wouldn't be enough lol I think I may do a giveaway, an introductory video, OR maybe post a video of myself covering one of my favorite K-pop songs???? But only after I've gained at least 100 followers. It's a trade! lol Maybe that'll be incentive to follow? ~wink wink~

I definitely will be doing alot more posts after I finish junior year and go off onto summer break. FYI school ends in about 4 weeks for me and I am ridiculously excited! 

I also am planning to heading to Hawaii over Summer break, and I think it'd be fun to blog a lot over there & post many pictures so it's almost like you're there with me! :D

As of right now, I am currently in AP testing mode. For those fo you who don't know, AP stands for Advanced Placement. It's basically when you take college course classes while in high school. At the end of the year, you pay to take the official AP test for the specific course you are taking, and if you get a 3 or higher (grading is based on a 1 to 5 scale) you are qualified to get college credit! So...it's a pretty big deal. I hope you can understand why I'm not posting as often. I'd rather take my time making a quality post for you guys than slap together a crappy post in 5 seconds lol

But, I WILL say that after testing is over, you can expect posts such as~ 
1) Monthly K-pop Upd8 for April/May
2) Sweat Proof Summer Friendly Ulzzang Makeup Tutorial
3) A BUNCH of Ulzzang Fashion posts
4) A post on My 2 Cents on Life & K-dramas

Once again, thank you guys so much for you love and support. I also find it very meaningful when you guys leave comments, so please do so! I always reply back <3

Until next time,

     -Payton <3

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Sewol Incident Thoughts + 15 Question Intro Tag (4.25.14)

Hey guys~ *THE YELLOW BACKGROUND IS IN HONOR  OF THE SEWOL TRAGEDY*

I'm sorry if it seems as if I've gone MIA. School life is picking up, as in I have about 6 weeks left of hell until summer break! But since school is coming to an end, that means that tons and tons of exams are coming up (namely the AP exams ><) Which means it's time for me to study up. I'll try to keep up with weekly postings if time permits!

On another note, the Sewol Korean ferry sinking has still been endlessly circulating on my newsfeed. I still find this situation ridiculously devastating. I have multiple pen pals in Korea who are really hurting right now. But the problem is, is that the Korean media isn't that reliable, one of my close pen pals tells me. She told me to not take all of the released info to heart (as she explained that most of the released info is either false or incorrect).

When she said that to me, I honestly didn't know what to think. So, none of us here in the states (or outside of Korea for that matter) will truly be able to grasp Korea's situation right now. All we can really do is hope that all of those parents who still don't know the whereabouts of their children will receive good news soon.

Also, the reason why I haven't posted many K-pop or K-drama posts is due to the Korean Entertainment's decision to postpone further comebacks and airings. My K-pop and K-drama posts will resume once the K-culture world is no longer on a major pause :) Please understand <3 I hope that Korea takes all the time that it needs to fully heal~

On a lighter note, K-Party With Payton has gained over 200 views since my last post! In celebration of that, I wanted to do another introductory tag (so you guys will get to know me even better~)

Here we go! (FYI I changed some questions ^^)

1. What do you think you can do but can't?
Uhh dance? LOL Well, I actually sort of can. I'm familiar with ballet since I had danced ballet from about 3 years of age to 5th grade but then quit.But when it comes to hip hop and modern dance...haha...I can't really dance. I'd be like "Oh that's a cool kpop music video. I'll try to learn the dance!" and then I'd try...and then fail LOL I'll keep trying doe~

2. What's a difficult word for you to pronounce?
Hmm, considering that english was my first language...I can't think of one lol

3. What is a favorite TV show from your childhood?
Code Lyoko. Hands down. That was my $hit~

4. If you could only listen to one genre of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
K-pop LOL I currently only listen to one genre...and it's kpop. So I can totally go my whole life continuing this habit lol

5. What's more important: love, fame, power, or money?
This is a no brain-er. Love! Duh! How could anyone ever say anything but love?

6. If you could live in any era/time period, when would it be and why?
The 90's! I only lived in the 90's for three years, but I do know the 90's were all around the best years! I think they had the best TV shows and amazing fashion!

7. If you had to redo your entire wardrobe with 2 stores, what would they be and why?
Umm Forever 21 and Style Nanda! Forever 21 has anything I could ever need when I'm having a fancy day, a casual girly day, a tom boy day, OR even an ulzzang day! And Style Nanda has all of the Korean fashion I could ever need~

8. Can you recall what you were doing a year ago on this day?
Probably studying for my AP exams. Which is what I should really be doing right now lol

9. Do you have reoccurring dreams? If so, explain?
 No. I've never repeated dreams. But in my dreams, sometimes I go to places that I go to in my previous dreams. If that makes sense lol 

10. What's your horoscope?
I'm a Leo! rawr lol

11. What does your dream bedroom look like?
A Boyfriend themed room? YES PLEASE!!!!

12. What position do you sleep in?
I sleep on my side with my arms crossed like a mummy lol

13. Favorite K-pop group?
f(x) is my favorite girl group and Boyfriend is my favorite boy group!

14. What are you currently wearing on your feet?
Nothing...lol

15. Do you have neat handwriting? Show us!  
Relatively! I have that typical Asian girl hand writing. 











So that's pretty much it for this post! Thanks so much for your views and support! Don't be shy to follow me, because I'll follow you back! I'm a new blogger trying to grow my blog, just like alot of others ^^

Keep praying for Korea <3

Until next time,

       -Payton <3

PRAY FOR SOUTH KOREA (4.18.14)

안녕하세요 여러분. Hello everyone~

Today I have a rather serious and touchy subject that I want to share with you. I'm sure all of you have heard about the South Korean Ferry sinking on April 16. The ferry was filled with about 475 passengers. Many of them were high school aged teens on a field trip. 

Over 100 of the passengers were rescued. At least 29 lives were lost. More than 270 are still missing. I can't even begin to imagine how those passengers' parents are feeling right now. Many parents are feeling mixed emotions of grief, anger, and fear. 

Rescuers are still in the process of scoping out the ferry and trying to find out if there are more survivors within air pockets of the ferry.

My heart definitely goes out to all of those who were in the ferry accident. My heart goes out to the parents of those in the ferry accident, especially those whose children's lives were lost or whose children are still missing. 

Due to the ferry tragedy, many K-pop comebacks, music video postings, and new K-drama postings have been POSTPONED. So PLEASE do NOT complain about music videos being posted late or new k-drama episodes being delayed. Pay some respect. The Korean entertainment groups are trying to be respectful by not taking away people's attention from what has been happening with the ferry incident. Because, quite frankly, the lives of those involved in the ferry accident are WAY MORE IMPORTANT than k-pop comebacks and what not. I mean that whole heartedly and the kpop gods know how long I sat in front of the computer waiting for comebacks, not knowing that the ferry had sunk that day. Please be patient. 
These ignorant, ignorant people! They don't deserve to be called true fans and are the reason why exotics get looked down upon! 

I was enraged to see ignorant people complaining about their favorite group's comeback being delayed because of this tragic event. Really? I personally think it was very inconsiderate and insincere to even think thoughts like that. 

Nonetheless, the search for bodies, the survivors, and the missing still goes on. My heart definitely goes out everyone in Korea right now. 

학생들: 무사 귀환을 기원합니다.
부모님들: 많이 걱정 하지마세요. 힘내세요.

I just wanted to inform you guys about this is you haven't already heard. I want to raise awareness of this event because it is the reason why many comebacks are being postponed. They're being postponed for a good reason~

KEEP PRAYING FOR SOUTH KOREA!

Until next time,

      -Payton <3

Updates + My Whereabouts (4.11.14)

Hi guyssss~
Slightly old picture + sorry for being MIA!
Many many many apologies for falling off the face of the earth for a week! I'm sure you could have guessed why...school has started up again -_- My 2 week spring break is over and ended so quickly!

If you have been wondering a bit about my whereabouts and doings, I shall fill you in!

1) I visited San Ramon~ 
KIWIN'S is the name of the club that I'm president of! It's a huge part of my life~

For those of you who don't know where San Ramon is, it's right below San Francisco! I was actually there for a  district convention for my club! It was my third year going and I had so much fun and made a bunch of friends <3 Anyone in KIWIN'S or Key Club? Holla at me in the comments if you are! I'm a president of the Emerald division fyi <3

2) Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
Here's the cover of my book! I loved it~
This book is fantastic! I actually had to read it as an AP Lit assignment  but I ended up loving it! I know there are a bunch of cliche knock off movies about this book. But...the book is literally NOTHING like those sucky movies! Frankenstein is the last name of the man who created the monster lol The movies call the monster Frankenstein, but in the book, Frankenstein is the name of his creator! MIND BLOWING, right? lol The ending is super depressing, I won't say what happens doe~ This book is fantastic in my eyes. 

3) I have been recently fangirling over...NOMTOM KIM!
Tom is so cute it kills me <3 
Tom is literally the cutest thing ever. Seriously. He is. I swear. OMG, I totally fell in love with him after watching one of his covers! He's the most adorable being on earth and he's a kickass rapper! Check this amazing guy out! NOMTOM KIM is his youtube user! You won't regret it!!! BTW you MAY or may not die because of his adorableness.

So here were a few things off the top fo my head that have been occupying me over spring break! Now I'm back at school and will attempt to update and post as frequently as possible! 

Until next time,

       -Payton <3

If you haven't already seen it, check out my SKIN FOOD REVIEW PART TWO and SOFT FOR SPRING ULZZANG MAKEUP TUTORIAL!!!

Follow Payton Around Disney Land (Photo Heavy) (3.14.14)

Heyyyy guys~ Happy Friday!
in front of the Cinderella castle~ my face looked derpyeol so please enjoy the sun smiley ^^
So as you may know, I headed out to Disney Land on Saturday! As promised, here is a post  of what I did around Disney Land ^^ I took quite a lot of pictures of most of the places I went to around Disney Land & California Adventure.

Which park do I like better? Hmm that's a hard question. I really dislike roller coasters, yet I do like a lot of the rides in California Adventure (which is right across from Disney). 
I like rides like the swinging Ferris wheel, the Little Mermaid ride, & the new Cars ride. 

But I do think I favor Disney Land more. Because I am a really nostalgic person, I love going on all of the rides I used to ride in Disney Land as a child. At Disney on Saturday, I rode the Tea Cups, the Carousel, and other rides usually favored by the little ones. It was funny to be a 16 year old in line to those rides in an ocean of little ones with their parents LOL 

Here are some pictures~
California Adventure~
a different angle of California Adventure lol

pic from this disney parade~ this is goofy's float

Goofy is waving to KPWP~
totes got first pick for my horse of the Carousel~ I got my warrior horse LOL 

So stoked to get my color of choice when riding the spinning tea cups~ I got my favorite color~
here's a pic of my lunch~ a salmon burger w/sweet potato fries & pomegranate lemonade ^^
professionally taken pics of Cars Land
professionally taken picks of Cars Land
professionally taken pics of the disney crew in front of Cinderella's castle~

So that pretty much sums up my Disney trip! I only stayed for the day then drove back home that night. It was fun to go back over there and relive childhood memories sort of lol Hopefully you had fun getting a peek into Disney Land if you haven't been there~

I'd also like to draw your guys' attention to a new tab on the KPWP website! It's titled "All About Payton" please check it out to see my beauty profile and contact info~

Don't forget to share this post with friends and follow~ I will be happy to follow back <3

Until next time,

     -Payton <3

Sick + Disney Land this Saturday ^^ (3.6.14)

Hello K-Partiers~
I look pretty healthy in this pic but in reality I'm dying of a cold LOL
How're all of you? I've missed you guys~ Thanks for all of the views you have given me although I haven't been posting as often. School & testing will be the death of me, I swear. 

Well, I'm sick again. I swear that I have THE weakest immune system ever -_- It makes being at school so much harder because I lose my voice and that makes everything awkward LOL 

I have had very little time to do some k-popping & k-drama watching because of freaking school. But I HAVE finished My Love From Another Star and that drama has totally ruined my life. That drama deserves a post under my K-drama tab ASAP! 

BUT in the midst of all of this stupid homework and testing and stress from school, I will be going to Disney Land this Saturday! I'll make sure to take lots of pics for you guys if you haven't been to Disney Land in CA~

I'm so so so looking forward to the weekend and going to Disney <3

Just wanted to share this short update with you guys~ I promise to share a longer post once I'm feeling better & have my posts all sorted out ^^
Found this traditional Chinese blouse @ my Grandma's house...We're not chinese doe...LOL

Talk to you soon,

     -Payton <3

What Happened on Valentine's Day (2.15.14)


Hey guys~ Happy Saturday ^^

Me in my hotel room~
Oops I'm in Vegas~ haha My sister has a dance competition and I'm here to cheer her on! But anyways, I'd just like to update you guys on a few things. 

One thing that has gotten quite a lot of your guys' attentions was my post about sending my crush a rose gram at Taking a Leap. That post is so embarrassing and I thought no one would read it...but that post got quite a lot of popularity. A lot of you guys were curious about what happened...So I guess I'll share lol

Well, let me outline my week for you guys before you guys can fully understand what happened. Well, nothing happened on Monday. I payed for the rose gram on Tuesday. Apparently, my school started sending the grams out on Wednesday. 

On Wednesdays, I have 2 periods with the boy I sent the rose gram to. I have him in the first and last periods of the day. The only period that I don't have with him is the middle period. I'm assuming that he received the rose gram in his middle period. 

-Exhales a sigh of relief- I was so glad that I didn't have to witness him get it LOL But the part you guys were interested in was what happened after he received it. 

Well...Here it goes...

Nothing. Nothing happened... He never directly said anything to me about it when he received it on Wednesday. He's usually a rather out spoken person, and I was expecting him to straight up ask me if I sent it to him. He never did LOL 

But after school on Wednesday (the day he received my rose gram), I was waiting in the main office to get picked up by my mom. I was sitting near a window and I was the only student in the office. Usually, there are a bunch of students in there with me and there are no open seats available. But I was alone.

In my peripheral vision, I saw him peek into the main office window then scurry away. I laughed quizzically at his strange actions, but continued to sit in the office, listening to my ipod. But a few minutes later, he sheepishly walked in and sat down in the seat next to me (out of all of the empty chairs in the office, he chose to sit in the one right next to me LOL)

When he first sat down, he wasn't facing me and I was looking to him expectantly, as I turned my ipod off. He then turned to me as if he hadn't seen me when he walked in and picked the seat right next to me and said "Oh hi." 

My heart stopped. I was almost one hundred percent sure that he was going to confront me about the rose gram. But we ended up just engaging in some random small chat. He brought up some weird topics such as my elementary school crushes (which was weird because he DIDN'T go to the same elementary as me). 

He somehow knew about how my elementary best friend liked this one specific guy and was talking to me about it. But 1) I had no idea how he had figured out this information because he was living in Korea at the time I was in elementary school and 2) I had no idea why he was bringing it up to me.

He then asked me "Did you like him too?" (meaning, did I like the same boy that my elementary best friend liked). I then said yes, because I did like that boy back then. But, I mean, I was in elementary school.

He then replied with "What? Really? Why? What did you like about him? Tell me what you liked about him." 

-Sigh- I'm not going to say what happened after that, because it's rather irrelevant. But moreover, he was at an all day field trip on Thursday, so I didn't see him at all. We didn't have school in session on Friday, due to president's weekend. So I didn't get to see him on Valentine's Day because I was driving up to Vegas~

So...there you have it. That's how everything went down after I sent him the rose gram. I'm not sure how to respond to that whole situation. 

What do you guys think? Why do you think he'd bring up random things that happened in the past and ask me why I liked this boy in elementary school? I'm all confused LOL Help me lolol

Well, there you have it guys. That's a slice of my daily life lol I hope I didn't disappoint you when you found out that nothing really happened between me and that boy I sent the rose gram to LOL 

Were you expecting me to say that we had a happy K-drama ending and are now dating? LOL In my dreams, maybe lol 

Until my next embarrassing story,

    -Payton <3

Taking a Leap (2.12.14)

Heyyy guys~ Do you know what this friday is? VALENTINE'S DAY~ 


(EXO fans, anyone? ^^)

Alright, so I have something embarrassing/hilarious to share with those of you who are interested in my school/social life...

My school is doing this event where you can send a chocolate rose gram to your friends/crushes/girlfriend/boyfriend. So...there was this boy who I've liked for about a year now, and you guessed it...I sent him one & on the note that came along with it, I basically said I liked him.

EXCEPT I didn't put my name on it LOL I did that on purpose, because I was way too shy to put my name on it. BUT HERE'S THE HILARIOUS PART: I put a hint on it. But that hint was a sort of inside thing between him and I LOL So in all honesty, I really should have just put my name on it. Because in reality, putting that damn hint on the rose gram card was friggen equivalent to putting my name on it LOL 

Anywho, the school would send it to him during one of his periods, but the funny thing is that I didn't know which period they would give it to him in. AND I HAVE 2 OUT OF 6 PERIODS WITH HIM LOL 

So basically, it was like Russian Roulette except I wouldn't necessarily physically die if he received the gram during a period I had with him. I would for friggen sure die eternally, mentally, and emotionally though LOL Bottom line was that I really didn't want to see his reaction. 

My biggest problem was that the second after I sent the gram earlier this week, I started second guessing myself and over thinking it. I do like the dude, and I guess I was just tired of us being where we were as friends. Although I sort of caught the hint that he was into someone else a while back, I sort of just threw caution to the wind and sent that card. I basically leapt before I looked.

But you know what? I honestly don't really care if the feelings I have for him are mutual or not. I'm just proud of myself for taking such a big risk and putting my heart out on the table. Honestly, I think that you really can't fly without the risk of falling. 

I took a risk knowing that I would either fall and get hurt or fly. I really don't know what'll happen next, so I can't say if I'm falling or flying right now.(I also don't know if he got the rose gram or not LOL) But I do know that if this doesn't go as planned & I end up on the ground (figuratively LOL) I WILL be resilient and pick myself back up & dust myself off~ 

I mean, if this doesn't work out, I'll always have k-pop and korean dramas, right? Oh wait, I'll have friends, family, and KPWP followers also LOL I love you guys <3 You guys can be my valentine LOL 

Hopefully you got a little laugh & insight out of my idiocy and my embarrassing story~ And hopefully your Valentine's day will go better than mine LOL 
(Yuzuru is sooooo cute~ I DIDN'T MAKE THIS LOL)
With lots and lots of love 'til next time,

       -Payton <3

Over 1000 Views for KPWP ^^ (2.10.14)

Wow guys~ I seriously can't thank you enough ^^ I've actually reached over 1000 views and I've had my blog for less than two full months...




I know that 1000 views may not seem like much to those who have popular blogs that receive 1000's of views A DAY, but everyone starts out with nothing, right? ^^

I started this blog not really knowing what I was  doing and not really knowing what I should post about, but here I am now. Over one thousand people in this world have taken the time to view my blog. That's an incredible thought to me. I love you guys <3




To reward my viewers & introduce myself a bit more, I thought I'd do an All About Me tag!  Let's go~

1) Do you have a middle name? 
Yes I do~ It's my mother's maiden name. I don't really feel comfortable saying it over the internet though lol But I'll tell you my full first name: Payton Jade <3

2) What is your favorite subject in school? 
It WAS science, but AP Bio is making me hate science altogether LOL Probably choir, that was a really fun class that I've taken 3 years straight. I'm currently taking a break from it now though lol

3) What's your favorite drink?
My favorite drink was the Gingerbread Chai Tea Latte from D'lush. But all of the D'lush stores near me went out of business -_- So I usually settle with the Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks~

4) Favorite Song at the moment?
Hands down, it has to be BAP's 1004 (Angel). It's absolutely fantastic.

5) What would you name your children?
What I name my children would depend on the race of my husband lol If my husband was Korean, I would most likely name a boy 월령(Wol Ryung) or 하늘 (Ha Neul).For a girl, I would name her 여울 (Yeo Wool) or 화영 (Hwa Young). If my husband was not Korean, I would name a boy Seth or Sage. And for a girl, I'd probably name her Anne Juliese. lol

6) Do you participate in sports?
No no no. I am physically incapable in participating in anything sports related lol Maybe except for dance.

7) Favorite Book?
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is my favorite book as of right now. I love its political views & its views on society. This is a very good read for those who are patient & like history.

8) Favorite Color? 
Blue!

9) Favorite Animal?
Sheep~ Ever since I was young, I've loved sheep. I don't know why. 

10) Favorite Perfume?
I don't wear perfume lol But I do own Justin Bieber's Someday. I seldom use it, because I forget to put it on, but I do love the scent.

11) Favorite Holiday?
It's a tie between Halloween & Valentine's Day <3

12) Have you graduated High School?
No! I'm a junior (11th grade) right now. And I hate it ever so much. I wish I was done with high school lol

13) Have you been out of the country before? 
No~ I was supposed to go to the Philippines last year, but it got cancelled. Hopefully I'll be able to travel outside of the USA soon ^^

14) Do you speak any other languages? 
English is my first language. 한국어를 할 줄 있어요. 근데, 한국어를 잘 못해요. (I can speak Korean. But, I can't speak Korean very well *as in, I do not speak it fluently yet*) I know very limited Tagalog also. I can understand Tagalog a bit, but I can't really respond back in full sentences.

15) Do you have any siblings? 
Yes, I have one younger sister & one younger brother.

16) What's your favorite store?
My all time favorite store in Music Plaza in Korea Town Plaza, LA. Music Plaza is a K-pop store that has everything a k-pop fan will ever need (Minus plane tickets to Korea -_-) But I also like Forever 21, I guess lol

17) Favorite Restaurant?
Honestly, I don't really have a favorite restaurant. I do like Paris Baguette though~ It's like a little Korean cafe/bakery I guess? Fun fact: I don't eat any meat except for fish~ I was a vegetarian last year ^^

18) Did you like school?
I still AM in school lol So...But as of right now, I sort of have a love-hate relationship with school. Currently, I hate it. But I know these are the 'best years of our lives'. Yeah right, high school is torturous LOL 

19) Favorite Youtubers?
Honestly, I pretty much only follow K-pop groups/K-pop Entertainment Labels on Youtube. (I follow groups/labels such as BOYFRIEND, f(x), BAP, Infinite, SM ENT ect) But I do watch people such as Michelle Phan & Wengie. 

20) Favorite Movie?
It has to be 은밀하게 위대하게 (Secretly Greatly). I cried so hard at the end. It was SUCH  beautiful movie. 

21) Favorite TV Show?
I rarely watch American TV. When I do, it is once a week (every tuesday) for Pretty Little Liars. Other than that, all I watch are Korean dramas. Some that are killin' it right now are 별에서 온 그대 (My Love From Another Star) and 로맨스가 필요해 3 (I Need Romance 3).

22) PC or Mac?
LOL Mac all the way. All I use are macs. PCs confuse me sometimes lol

23) What phone do you have?
I have the amazing Samsung Galaxy 3~ I adore my phone & love how all the stars have it in K-pop MV's & K-dramas lol

24) How tall are you? 
I'm about 5 ft 2 in. So I'm roughly 160-162 cm. I'm Asian, okay? LOL 

25) Age & Race?
I am 16 years old & am full Filipino~ 

Thank you thank you thank you all for viewing my blog~ And please don't be afraid to comment! I always reply back to anyone who comments & do love hearing your thoughts <3 


-awkward smile-
(Those are all of the emotions I feel right now LOL)

(SIDE NOTE: There are hidden posts under my "Life~" tab that I do NOT post to the homepage. If you are interested in long posts that share personal bits of info of my life, take the time to skim over the posts under the "Life~" tab)

Catching Up~ (2.2.14)

(Me at school -_-)

Hey guys~ I'm so so so sorry that it seems as if I'd died and fell off the face of the earth. I'm alive and well. Scratch that, I'm actually feeling a bit under the weather -_- I think it's a cold lol

Anyways, I'm so sorry that I have been neglecting my blog in a way lol But we've all been high schoolers, right?  So, I'm sure you're curious about what I've been up to. Well, of course, other than stressing over homework, quizzes, and tests for my AP classes, I am stressing over my club. This school year is almost over, so that means that my suffering is almost over also LOL I'm just kidding, my club doesn't make me suffer, but it definitely does make me spread myself thin quite often. 

Oh yeah! And I dyed my hair back to black lol I've dyed my hair like 4 times I think, and one time I did it professionally. But I just used a home box set this time. I was trying to dye my hair back to its natural dark brown color, but accidentally dyed it too dark...oh well LOL I'm going to dye it red when I find time & money to do it professionally~

Another thing that I have overcome during my mini unexpected hiatus, was the SAT. Oh god, it such a long and annoying process. But I did manage to make a good friend there. We met because we both got lost in the school where the SAT testing was taking place. (It was obviously not at my school or his school, so we had no idea where we were going. There were NO signs to guide us LOLOL) He was such a cool guy, and he makes me wish I could have more cool guy friends like him at my home school lol

Moreover, I have been trying to keep track of my pen pals while dealing with school and my crazy schedule. There's one pen pal in particular who I hold a bit more dear than the rest. I won't say his name, but I will say that he is sucha derp LOL 

I don't think you guys know this, but I am the oldest child in my family. So that obviously means that I don't have any older sibling figures in my life. Alot of people, I'm sure, think that being the oldest child rocks. In a sense, it does, because you know...you get a bit more freedom & whatnot and have power over your siblings. But, you are the first to go through everything. (Like high school, driving tests, college ect) So as the oldest sibling, you find yourself giving a lot of advice to your younger siblings, but never getting much back, unless its from your elder friends/parents. 

I'm not saying that this derp pen pal of mine gives me a whole bunch of heartfelt advice though LOL He's a ridiculously sarcastic and bitter person, but in a lovable and tolerable way? That doesn't sound very pleasant, but he's a nice guy. (Or I'm just a ridiculously tolerant person? lol) Now, I really look up to this guy, and I do whole heartedly view him as an older sibling figure. He can be rough around the edges, but he only means well. He also frequently gives me indirect advice. As in, he'd most likely wrap up his advice in a bunch of sarcasm lol But he knows what he's talking about. 

He always refers to me as a kid, but I like it. I've never had an experience like that because I don't have any older siblings. I look up to him really affectionately and adoringly. I mean, he's a smart guy (He goes to Cal Tech). Even though he can be overly sarcastic and bitter, he does have his sweet moments. Those sweet moments make it all worth it lol 

Even though school can be hard, waking up to a message from him & getting out of school to find that I got a message from him makes it all okay for a moment. Things like my pen pals and kpop make me realize that there's life outside of the stressful school life lol

With that said, I'll leave you all with something my derp of a pen pal told me. 
"Just enjoy the butterflies and flowers." 

I'll let you guys interpret that on your own. But he was referring to how I was a kid and haven't experienced how harsh and unforgiving the real world can be. I was all touched but then he messaged back SAYING HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC LOLOL I think he was kidding though. I think he meant what he said and was just embarrassed lol 

Until next time,

    -Payton~

Desires (1.9.14)

Remember when we were little? Whenever we wanted something that we couldn't get we would cry and throw tantrums. I was hoping I would never have that kind of childish desire again.

But now, I'm growing up. I'm a 16 year old junior in high school. I'm president of a club and I have underclassmen who look up to me. But just right now, I came across something that I wanted. I so desperately wanted this. I wanted it more than anything in the world. I had been anticipating this since forever. But of course, when I brought it up to my parent. A no. 

I had never ever ever asked for something as big as this before. Whenever I had asked for something, it would be smaller or maybe something a bit bigger as a Christmas or birthday present. We are only 9 days into 2014, and I am already childishly crying over something that I can't have. I want this thing so badly. I spent a good amount of time childishly crying and pitying myself. I had cried so much that my cheeks turned red because they became irritated by my salty tears. 

I'm really upset right now, but not necessarily because I'm not getting what I desperately want. I'm upset because I'm acting like a child who isn't getting the toy they want from the store. I'm upset because I know that I know better than this. I'm upset because I'm a teenager in high school. Yet, here I am, still snuffling and crying and pitying myself because I'm not getting what I want. Another thing that is upsetting me is the fact that I've been talking about wanting this since forever. I remember saying not even a week ago "It's coming, Mom. I feel it. It's coming". But now that it's here, it's just a nanometer out of reach. 

But you know what I've forgotten? I'm human. Humans are selfish. It's only natural to want things. But the thing that I want? It's brought out the inner baby in me. It's made me throw a silent tantrum in my room. It's made me cry until my cheeks turned red. I've taken Psychology but I still can't justify my behavior. Humans are confusing creatures.

The point of this post is, is that you WILL come across something that you want so badly that you will cry about it if you don't get it. But, don't get too upset when you don't get it. You're bigger than the unfortunate situation. You don't need to let it get the best of you and bring out your inner child. When one door closes, another one will open.

With all of that said, I just needed to get this off my chest ^^ 힘내. 화이팅.

Until next time,

      -Payton ^^

The Start of a New Year (12.30.13)

Hello guys~ 


This year is rapidly coming to an end! I can't believe that a whole year has passed. As the year comes to an end, many people are reflecting on how they felt the year went for them. So, I think it's time that I reflect also ^^

This year definitely has had its ups and downs. So, I'm personally going to outline 3 positives and 3 negatives about this year! Lets go!

Negatives: Now, I wanted to start out with the negatives so we could end the post happily with the positives. I don't want to describe every negative thing that happened this year because that'd be impossible to remember every little bit, so I'll just mention some general points.

Obviously, as I progress through high school, life will inevitably get harder. So my first negative is stress from school. I know, I know, everyone goes through it. But high school years are a huge part of a student's life. As a current junior in high school, I am not hesitant to say that school really sucks lol Having 1 AP class & 1 Honors class as a sophomore was manageable, but having 3 AP classes & 1 honors as a junior really sucks. Before anyone lectures me about that not being too bad, lets move onto my next negative. 

My next negative would be stress from my club (which I am president of). It's really hard to balance studying with managing & leading my club. My club is no ordinary club, because it is one that participates in community service activities that benefit schools, communities, and the lives of the less fortunate. With that said, my club requires ALOT of planning and dedication. With my officer cabinet being small and on the rather weak side, I find myself carrying the weight of my club. It really does kill me when I feel like I'm the only one who cares about the club. But all the work that I put into the club is worth it <3 

Any who, the biggest negative of them all is when there was sickness in the family. My beloved grandfather fell ill around Christmas of last year, but had to be hospitalized through early 2013. Although he is a million times better today than he was before, he still has to go back to the hospital for many surgeries. He's doing alright though ^^


Positives: Now with all of the depressing negatives out of the way, lets get onto the main positives of this year! 

Although I mentioned stress from my club as a negative, the rewards that come along with being president of my club are a definite positive. When all of the planning and tending to problems is taken care of, being president couldn't be more rewarding. I adore the members of my club because, you know, they're the reason why I try so hard. Without the love and support of my members, I would have no club. The main reward of my club would be that I have grown as a person and have a better sense of leadership & confidence. 

Now onto something that isn't school related. This has to be my favorite positive point: getting to attend 3 K-pop concerts this year. I am truly truly truly thankful to have been given opportunities to be in the presence of my beloved K-pop stars. That is all because of the generous funding of my mom, who is probably reading this post right now (Hi Moom, I love you <3) Now I was able to witness BAP & Infinite when they came to America for their concert tours. The third concert I was able to go to was the KCON 2013 concert (which had f(x), G Dragon, 2 AM, EXO K & EXO M, Henry of SuJu and many more). 


All I can say is that these concerts were life changing. No, not because of the artificial reasons (such as being close enough to see the sweat on 오빠's sexy face). But because of the thought that someone from the other side of the world, who one'd think I'd never be face to face with in person, was standing right before my eyes. Singing. Dancing. Speaking. Breathing LOL Just like how they did on the computer screen when I fell in love with them. 

Moreover, another positive was meeting my amazing pen pals. I decided to make an account at penpalworld.com because I initially wanted a Korean pen pal to practice my Korean with. Well, I've ended up with around 96 different pen pals from places all across the globe. Surprisingly, only a minority of them are Korean. I adore each and everyone of my pen pals because I feel that they have helped me become a more well rounded person. Each pen pal gives me a different perspective of life and the world in general. I've tutored many of them in English, as they've in turn gladly sent me pictures of local areas, their schools/classrooms, or even the inside of their school bus just to give me insight on how life is in their world.

With my initial motives to have Korean pen pals, I have two that are very dear to my heart lol They're happy to tell me about daily life and give me insight on how I can improve my Korean. We also have adorable conversations in Konglish lol (SIDE NOTE: If my 성진아 & 지원 언니 are reading this, 많이 사랑해요 하고 너무 감사해요 ㅎㅎ)

With my 3 positives and negatives out of the way, I just want to say that this year was all in all alright~ And I'm hoping next year will be even better. I'm very thankful for my family, friends, K-pop friends, and my silent KPWP viewers who're reading this post right now <3 I hope everyone's New Year's resolutions come true~ I don't really have any new year's resolutions. I think I'll just try to keep myself sane and happy LOL 

Until next time,

    -Payton ^^

The Start of Winter Break (12.20.13)

Hey guys~ It's me, Payton ^^ 

Oh god, I just finished up finals week and am now on a three week winter break. Although I'm on break, I have a ton of AP class work and planning to do for a club that I'm president of at school (and no, it's not the k-pop club....I should start that up though lol)

But now that I'm on break, I'll have a lot more time to spend on my blog. I'd like to start posting my Ulzzang makeup and Ulzzang fashion tutorials on here~ Would you guys be interested in that? lol (Since my blog is fairly new, I sort of feel like I'm talking to myself...so please don't be afraid to comment~ It'd let me know that I'm not alone here lol)

I'd also like to fangirl about new k-pop videos and k-dramas here! I think that'd be fun. I think reaction videos would be even funnier lol Because, when new stuff from a group I love comes out, $hit goes down lol

Well, anyways, it's around 11 pm here and I should send myself off to bed. I just wanted to let you all know of my future ambitions for my blog. I'd love to here from you guys so don't be afraid to comment ^^ I'd like to have a close bond with fellow bloggers~ Maybe you could give me a tip or two on how to achieve and maintain a popular blog? lol

Until next time~

   -Payton ^^