May Favorites

Self Care during Finals

Hello everybody!

First off, I just want to say thank you to everybody who supported SBK on its hiatus. I’ve been busy the last few months with school, extracurricular, and my internship. There were some eventful moments but also stressful moments. I wasn’t producing the quality content I wanted for SBK. Additionally, I needed the time to figure out where SBK was going in the future. I’m still working on it, but I’m excited SBK to grow!

For my first June post, I wanted to do a monthly favorites. The last time I did a favorites was almost a year ago—June 2016. Wow! If you like monthly favorite posts, leave a comment down below! I’ll make sure to do more if people enjoy it.

Acai bowls

If you follow me on Twitter, you would know how obsessed I am with acai bowls! My friends and I Postmated some acai bowls for dinner earlier in May. Ever since then, I’m in love with them. I love having granola, strawberries, and kiwis on mine!Acai bowls are often eaten for breakfast. Yet, I usually get them for lunch or as a snack. Acai berries are known to be the latest superfood. There’s a bunch of health benefit and, as a bonus, it also tastes amazing! There’s a Huffington Post that describes in detail about the popular superfood craze if you’re interested in learning more.

If you’ve never used the Postmates, it’s a cool app that delivers food to you! Feel free to use my code to get $100 in delivery credit for 7 days: NHWUZ. It should be an essential for every college student, especially during finals week!

Friends TV show

Believe it or not, I have never watched Friends before this year! I know, my roommates thought I was crazy too. Haha. For the past year I’ve been (slowly) watching the series on Netflix. It’s such a great show to spend your Friday night watching and eating pizza with your roommates. Don’t spoil it for me though! I’m only on season 3. Hopefully I can finish it by the end of the summer.


Another show I never really watched until this year! The newest Bachelorette season premiered a couple of weeks ago and it’s how I spend my Monday nights. I really like Rachael and am excited to see who gets the final rose!

Do you watch the Bachelorette? Follow me on Twitter and we can tweet about it!

ELF Baked Highlighter

The sun has out in Seattle for the past few weeks! Yay! Hopefully this trend continues because I am loving shorts and sandals weather. I always have to wear highlight when it’s sunny. The sunlight makes my highlight pop even more! My favorite drugstore highlight is the ELF one. It can be subtle if you use a light hand or you can build it up to give more “BAM” power.

Tip: when you first get it, there’s this weird layer on top that makes the highlight really dull when applied to your face. RachhLoves, a Youtuber, recommends scrapping off the dull layer. I scrapped mine with side of my tweezers and it really makes a difference!

Love Your Melon Hat

At the beginning of the term, I joined the Love Your Melon crew at my campus. For those who don’t know, Love Your Melon is an apparel brand that is joining the battle to fight pediatric cancer. They donate 50% of the profits! I highly recommend checking their mission, progress, and products!


Bullet Journal

Towards the end of March, I started to bullet journal. It’s been a few months and I’m still on top of it! I am a fan of bullet journaling because it’s a great way to organize my life and be creative at the same time. Also, I’ve discovered a new super friendly and welcoming community of bullet journalers. I’m going to do a more in-depth bullet journal post.

Let me know if you’re interested in seeing an in-depth post about bullet journaling!

And that’s it for my May favorites! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post for SBK. It honestly feels so good to get back into blogging. I miss the supportive community. In fact, I’m joining different circles that is helping me get SBK out there. Again, thank you to everyone who has supported SBK during the hiatus. I’ve been getting notifications of people engaging on the blog and my Twitter and Instagram. It’s really heartwarming to see everyone’s support. I’m excited to show you what’s coming soon on SBK!

-Kim 🙂


SBK on Hiatus


Happy Wednesday! It’s crazy to think that this is the last week of March.

In the summer of 2016, I decided to restart this blog up again. So far, I’ve lasted longer than my previous attempts since I started SBK in 2015. However, I have a piece of news to share.

Simply Being Kim will be on a hiatus starting today. Wait! Don’t stop reading this blog yet! SBK and myself will be taking a short break to return bigger and better. During the break, I’m planning on looking at the future of my blog in great details. Where do I see SBK being next year? How about 3 or 5 years later? What is blogging niche? Will I continue to blog about college after I graduate? Is SBK exploring new topics in the future? All these questions will help me give you the best experience and advice on SBK.

I don’t regret starting SBK because it has opened door for me to collaborate with companies and brands, join an amazing blogging community, and have a place to share my voice. The experience of blogging is amazing but it can be stressful and time consuming. I’m also a full time college student who has a job, a internship, and a leadership position in a club. On top of keeping my academic and social life in good standing, my goal is to produce quality content for SBK. I spend time writing drafts of the posts, taking pictures, editing, and putting finishing topics before I hit the “publish” button. It’s a lot of hard work and I give both part time and full time bloggers major props. But staying busy and productive keeps me happy, so I could never drop something for good. That is why SBK is not done for good.

Still want some SBK in your life during the hiatus? Here are some of my favorite and most popular posts:

Self-Care During Finals Week

How to Stay Motivated Halfway Through the School Term

5 Tips for Studying Productively at the Library

5 Financial Lessons Learned from College

2016 Bloggers’ Posts Roundup

Seattle Eats: Frankie and Jo’s

Fall Ball at the EMP

4 adult lessons you learn when living off-campus


Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin, Instagram, and Twitter to get a further look inside my life and blog!

See you soon, friends!

-Kim 🙂

Self-Care During Finals Week

“What if we recharge ourselves as often as we did with our phones.”

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Can you all believe it’s March already? It feels like the year is flying by for me. Life update? I just submitted my last final for winter term of my Junior year! Woohoo!

Speaking of finals, it can be stressful and difficult during that week. You’re overwhelmed by 3-6 finals projects, essays, and presentations due within a week time frame. It can be easy to make your finals you priorities and push other important thing aside. However, you should never put your health on hold. It doesn’t matter if it’s physical, mental, or emotional health. As someone who gets extremely anxious and stressed during finals week, I forget to take care of myself sometimes. And I know many of my friends and peers can relate. After going through finals myself, I thought it was important to share 5 ways to self care. Read More »

Seattle Eats: Frankie and Jo’s


Happy #WCW! No, it does not stand for Women Crush Wednesday. Today it means Waffle Cone Wednesday! This is the first edition of a new series on SBK called Seattle Eats. Seattle Eats will be featuring some of my favorite restaurants and eateries in the area. If you have any that you would like me to try out, leave a comment below!

Seattle is known for being a city that stays trendy and finds new ways to stand out from the crowd. The food scene in Seattle doesn’t stay linear either. There are always unique restaurants and cafes popping up with the “newest and hippest” item to offer this fast paced city.Read More »

How to Stay Motivated Halfway Through the School Term

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Happy Wednesday! For the last few weeks, I have been unmotivated with my school work. I feel the most motivated at the start of a new term. There’s something about new pens, and notebooks that pumps me up. However, halfway through the term I lose my motivation easily. I no longer feel excited to get my homework done before the due date or keep up with my reading assignment.

The feeling of being unmotivated can have a huge effect on your grade in class. Which is a big alarm for many college students. Today, I’ll be sharing my tips for how I stay motivated halfway through the term!

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What’s in my backpack


Happy February! How has your month been? It’s a busy month full of projects, speeches, traveling, and birthdays for me. However, I’m not mad that my schedule keeps me busy everyday.

I was looking at my calendar and realized that it’s been almost three years since I’ve started blogging. Yet I have never done this classic college blogger post: what’s in my backpack. I figured since I’m halfway through my junior year (what?) it’s time to talk about what I keep in my backpack!

A little bit about me: I am a full-time college student with a job and an internship. From 8-9 am to 5 pm, I spend pretty much all my time on campus. This means that I keep a lot of my life in my backpack for those ~8 hours.

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5 Tips for Studying Productively at the Library


Happy Wednesday! I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know that my posting schedule has changed. I will now be posting on Wednesday at 9 AM PST! Keep your eyes open for new content on Wednesday from now on!

College is all about new and fun experiences: parties, concerts, midnight food runs, and studying. Okay, maybe the last point isn’t the best part about college. But studying is a big part of being a college student! I like to make studying fun by going to different buildings on campus. Each place has a different atmosphere. Some works and some don’t work for me. My favorite place to study is the library. I love the library because it’s a quiet space for me to focus on getting my essay done. Today, I’ll be discussing my 5 tips for studying productively at the library!

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