30 quick thoughts for 30 years in the making


Every year, is a new experience, a gift, and the opportunity to learn something new. I wanted to take a look back… What are some things that I’ve learned in my years of existence? Well, it would take too long to list – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Therefore, I decided to simplify it. List the year, and the first lesson-learned that comes to mind.


0: I can see, touch, hear, smell, and TASTE!

1: Potty trained.

2: Cuteness overrides pretty much everything.

3: Sleeping with your butt in the air feels REALLY good.

4: Not everything I like will be mine.

5: It feels great to get praised.

6: Yelling like a wild child will get you nowhere. And embarrassed.

7: Boys make me feel funny.

8: Paula Abdul rocks.

9: I want to be just like my mommy.

10: Fighting with your mom, you will always lose.

11: Dogs are the best.

12: When I dance, it’s like no one’s watching. When I play piano, it’s like everyone is listening.

13: Wait, I’m Asian? There’s a difference?

14: Boys are definitely different.

15: Get good grades, or have no future.

16: I love my friends, we all are so cool!

17: I’m in college, and it’s definitely not like high school!

18: Wow, my parents did a lot. A LOT.

19. First loves don’t mean only chance.

20. I want to be a journalist.

21. Graduation time- Just cause I went to a great school, don’t mean a thing.

22. I want to have babies, I can’t be a journalist. I’ll be a makeup artist.

23. I’m not sure I enjoy being a makeup artist.

24. A man should put you first. As should you.

25. I’m moving to Japan, to reinvent myself.

26. I am a very unique person. There is no same person. Everyone is individual.

27. I want to be a journalist AND a mother. And I CAN have both.

28. Positive groove brings positive moods.

29. Trust no one. Appreciate the now.

30. I hate not getting what I want. But I must remember what I have.
What are some things that pop in your head of things you remember growing up? Sound off below!


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Kaori Takee

Kaori is a California born host who loves video games, and the "geek" stuff. A trilingualist (she also speaks fluent French and Japanese), she earned her Bachelor’s at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she majored in communications and pop-culture. She also studied makeup at the Make-Up Designory school in Burbank. Working as a freelance makeup artist, she does runway shoots, wedding ceremonies, and magazine spreads. She moved to Japan for a couple years, where she was featured in videos of big cultural cities like Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku. She is now back in Los Angeles, and continues to love hosting and video-journaling her experiences for everyone! She was featured as the event host for the Asian Pacific Film festival, and she has covered events like Comic-Con, Comikaze, Yelp Elite events, and great places to eat. She currently hosts after shows and blogs on Afterbuzz TV. Current TV shows she loves include Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Dancing With The Stars, Mystery Diners and WWE RAW. She is half of White On Rice, a weekly live show of nerdy and techy interests on Spreecast.com, and is a DirtyandThirty.com blogger. On her free time she loves playing Skyrim and hanging out with her dog Wakame.

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