random blab.


very homesick.

both saipan and texas are my homes. and if anyone from this island craps on me for calling texas my home, my dad’s from texas-it IS my other home. i just spent a third of my life there.

i miss my friends. i just posted the photos from my going away party on my facebook page (scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN to find my facebook contact) and i kept tearing up in the coffee shop. it’s only the second time i’ve gone through those pictures.

i’m still having terrible sleeping problems. in fact, i haven’t slept yet. it’s 10 a.m. and i’ve been up all night. wide awake. i’m gonna need to try this “warm milk” trick tonight.

follow my randomness on twitter @sierralei and if you have a twitter account, feel free to share it. i would love to follow. i’m still getting acquainted with it…

i’m thinking about buying a cricut expressions 2. do any of you own a cricut? i don’t know much about them but i know i really want one. haha.

that is all i have for now.

time to read more blogs…


random photos from saipan…august 27-september 28…

august 27, date of arrival. meet cupcake. she was given to me by my friend, tiffany, to keep me company during my stay here on saipan. here, she is sitting next to the first book of the worst trilogy ever made. #bigpurchaseregret


august 28. one of my favorite drinks on island.


august 28. my mom fried this fish for me for dinner, served with breadfruit. i totally threw it up half an hour later. i felt so bad. it was good but i guess my stomach was still being picky from all the nerves i had before leaving texas. i had trouble eating back then…


august 30. while on saipan, i would never suggest getting a steak for dinner. i stick to what the location is known for, and that’s raw fish and island food. i hope that prime rib i had the night before i left texas is enough to hold me over for a year…


august 31. it’s a road. by the beach. conveniently called BEACH ROAD.


august 31. cupcake and my BFF, 2 ball, hanging out at a japanese restaurant.


september 3. first time seeing dragon fruit at my dad’s rotary club meeting.


september 3. holy #@$%!!! a case of soda! on SALE!


september 5. look at those ships!!


september 6. a nicer photo of beach road.


september 7. represent.


september 7. i stalked a cupcakery called sweet escape one night…


september 8. the spa.


september 10. cupcakes from sweet escape. peanut butter chocolate chip was obviously my favorite.


september 11. my dad’s rotary club celebrated the september birthdays. look at that cake!


september 11. my dad blowing out the “candle.”


september 12. my dad and i at a ribbon cutting event for the expansion of one of the elementary schools.


september 24. got to tour the USS Cowpens, the cruiser. the USS McCampbell is the destroyer next to it.


september 28. the MMA fight.


that is all for now. or at least for this blog.










um, hi.

i am back from a blogging hiatus.

i am currently back home in saipan. i have been here for about 5 weeks now! it’s been pretty crazy, this summer….

i don’t really know how to condense the past few months into a blog! there are so many pictures i have taken, so many new friends i have met, so many new foods i have tried, and NO CUPCAKES baked. whaaaaaat!?!? i know. i highly doubt i can work with fondant on a tremendously hot and humid (and currently rainy) tropical island like this. there is no hope for a hair straightener on this island, let me tell you.

i don’t enjoy composing a blog on my iPad but it FINALLY has a data plan on it, so it will have to do for now. the internet connection here for my iPad is torture. i had been frequenting a particular coffee shop down the street from my house. with a purchase of a drink, they give a coupon code for 2 hours of wifi access. i enjoyed going there until after calculating, when i found out that it would cost me $200 a month for 2 hours of internet every day for a month. ummmm, i will stick to the 2G that i have on my iPad, thank you.

the food here is amazing. food everywhere is, really, but island food is to die for. well, and unhealthy…but the fresh fruits and veggies aren’t! dragon fruit is the newest thing i have tried. AMAZING! have any of you tried it!? who wouldn’t like a fruit that is color fuchsia!? i would definitely want to make dragon fruit cupcakes! it would pretty much just be hot pink vanilla cupcakes, really…other fruits and veggies commonly grown on the islands are coconuts, bananas, mangos, tangerines, taro, breadfruit, hot pepper, guava, and the list goes on. i can’t wait for mango season. i am gonna juice the hell out of those mangos…yes, i shipped my juicer here!

i have been eating a lot of tuna sashimi lately. raw tuna is my favorite thing, ever. I have currently had it 3 days in a row for dinner. i am a happy camper.

it is currently typhoon season, so we are getting quite a bit of rain. i arrived at the end of august, which apparently had rain every day of the month. i am glad i missed that. i don’t know how many power outages i have experienced here so far. waking up in a sweat is one of the worst feelings, ever.

that is all i have for now. stay tuned for photos and more fun info and events from this beautiful island of saipan, where i will be sippin’ on pretty drinks, tanning by the beach, attending fun social gatherings, and living the island life for the next YEAR.

have any of you readers been to saipan?