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Gaming on My PC

Ever since I was a young kid, I have always been playing video games. It all started with the Super Nintendo, playing Super Mario World with my siblings. Occasionally, when my parents weren’t tired from work they would challenge me to a match of Kirby’s Avalanche. Those were my best memories during childhood because it was fun sitting together and sharing an experience.

As the years went on, I’ve owned and played on many different consoles, the Playstation 1, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, The Wii, and Playstation 4. There have been so many console iterations and I realized that a lot of money being spent on upgrading every few years. I’ve always wanted to build a gaming PC, but the parts are incredibly expensive. A decent computer can set you back $600 or one that can last several years can be over $1000.

This past summer, I bit the bullet and decided to start my first build. The overall cost was around $1300 with these parts:

MSI B350 Gaming Pro AMD Motherboard, PNY GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, 750W Power Supply Unit, A Case with Tempered Glass, Corsair Vengance LPX 3000MHz RAM, and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU.

I had my friend walk me through how to put everything together. He described it as “putting together expensive legos.” He was right it was pretty much figuring out where everything goes. One of my favorite games is Overwatch and I also have built an extensive library of games on Steam. It took a little getting used to with the mouse and keyboard, but I also have the option of using a controller too. My steam id is “SaintCitySteez” and blizzard id is “KhmaiGuy”

Ready to start my build!

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2018 Resolutions anyone?


As we wrap up the final weeks of 2017, I am making my New Year’s resolutions. And it definitely includes the famous resolutions to LOSE WEIGHT and SAVE MONEY. As ridiculous as it sounds, I still do it just because— New Year, new me! Lol…

At first, it always sounds very motivating to start out on a clean sleigh. There’s motivation and support all around. On social media, fitness centers, and people are eating healthy. These motivate and sets a “can do” attitude for those shares these same resolutions.


But not long after the first few days, I begin to think “I’ve been good, one bite won’t hurt”. Then comes “I’ll eat this and start over tomorrow” followed by, “screw it, you only live once”. And there goes one resolution.

Saving money doesn’t quite work either. Every “want” quickly turns into a “need”— a must buy.

Anyhow, aside to these silly goals, I do have other realistic ones such as finishing my BA in Fall 2018 and buying a home. And I am very determine because the last two years were like the stepping stones to make it possible for 2018. I also have friends and families who encourages and supports me in achieving these goals.


5 steps to a successful christmas party

I know it’s November but Christmas is right around the corner you guys. It is hands down my favorite holiday (thanksgiving is number two, don’t worry): the weather, the food, the music, the traditions, spending time with your family and most importantly…the parties.

Since I am really huge on the holidays and this is my first year living on my own, I decided to go all out and do a Christmas dinner party for all my friends so what better thing to blog about. I have hosted and been to some parties in the past so I definitely know the does and don’ts. I am no expert, but I feel like I would share some insight that I have. And if you guys have any tips, please let me know because right now I can only think of 5.

  1. Make sure you have different options for adult beverages

Eggnog and ciders are two that are going to be a big hit. The best way to know what kind of stuff to buy I would say would be to post the event somewhere that you can invite all the people and then do a poll to see what drinks people would enjoy. Alcohol is something that people can be very picky about so you want to have a good variety without spending too much money. Also make sure that you have some non alcoholic options for the people that don’t drink and the designated drivers.

Drinks are one of those things that you want to spend a little extra time on because people will always be drinking something, so why to make some special holiday drinks and go all out.

2. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money or time on food, tell people to bring a side dish!

Hosting a party can be expensive so if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on food then tell your friends to bring a dish! A dessert or maybe an appetizer would be the best. I’ve come to realize that some of my friends are very picky and i hate when I can’t offer them something to eat that they’ll enjoy so when you ask someone to bring a dish you know that they’ll at least have one thing to eat.

3. Make sure that you tell people if it’s casual dress or fancy

I cannot tell you the countless stories that I’ve heard of people going to parties and being too overdressed or underdressed. You don’t want to be the person that feels left out and most importantly, you don’t want your friends to feel uncomfortable. So when you’re sending out those invites, make sure that you decide on a theme and to tell people to dress up or not.

4. Social activities!

Maybe not everyone at your party will know each other and you want everyone to have a good time, so have some activities planned in case some people just need that extra push. Make sure they are light games though, you don’t want to choose a game like monopoly where there are a bunch of rules and people will get heated so choose wisely.

5. Don’t stress!!!!

I am one of those people that needs to make sure that everyone is having a good time and that they have everything they need which is good but also very stressful. Remember that you also need to have a good time and that they are your friends so if they need something, they will have no problem asking. Have a drink or two, enjoy yourself! Everyone will be happy to be there if they see you’re also happy.

paolasblog :If you’re looking for something to wear to a Christmas party, H&M has great party hats 😂”