Saturday, December 25, 2010

Feliz Navidad! ...♥

Merry Christmas all!! I wish you a most beautiful day along with your family & friends. Mines was a good one :) Delicious tamales made by mom, ponche, our traditional holiday drink , & i made rice krispy treats with sprinkles. We opened our presents at midnight, went to bed at 1 in the morning, parents are still in bed right now haha and it is almost noon :p but later more tamales, some board games and music :) and just plain relax. I love Christmas. And tomorrow we going out to eat for my birthday dinner. Also my dad's birthday because we both have the same birthdays! My birthday is actually on the 28th but we going to celebrate it tomorrow because we can't on Tuesday since both my parents work, so tomorrow is perfect. Can't wait =] Well enjoy the rest of your Christmas day!

Friday, December 17, 2010

my last final today! and im free free FREEEE! haha
sounded crazy there but hey! i am so happy to be able to relax
and enjoy the holidays. =]
updates: got a place with blog friend Crystal.
tomorrow is my last day at work :/ they had me quit and to reapply when i am back in the city.
been packing. something i hate doing ;{
its been rainy rainy rainy! love it =]
Shall be in L.A on Monday night! :D
My Birthday approaching. what to do? :o

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friend date...♥

I had the best day this Saturday when Natasha came to visit from washington state. I hadn't seen her since the summer and she couldnt make it back to school this semester leaving me utterly sad to not have my awesome friend around anymore. I'm so glad to have seen her and we had such a great time together. We went to Amici's East coast pizzeria for some pizza followed by going to the thrift shop. I bought a cute santa mug! and a cozy soft yellow and white striped sweater :) We then headed to the beach near fisherman's wharf and took pictures ^_^ we had some fun being "models" lol. We had ice cream at Coldstone and to finish our fun day we went inside the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum which was hella fun and interesting! I loved the Mirror maze, it was so trippy and crazy, we danced a lot in a big kaleidoscope they had there because there was music :p also at the very end we danced some more where they had screens with special effects so we even made our own cool music videos. Being with her again reminded me of old times. How we'll explore the city and do things together. i really miss that :/ I stayed over with her at the motel she was staying so we could spent more time together, we relaxed in our pjs watching music videos, looking at pictures and facebooking haha. In the morning we had breakfast at Denny's and then the sad part came where we had to say goodbye :( I hope to see her again soon! She said she'll visit again and I'm really looking forward to that. I love my friend. ♥ Finding good friends can be rare.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I made it home for the holiday! Flew home at the very day of Thanksgiving. I liked it because I got to see many people heading home for the holiday, and being welcomed by their family when they're being picked up from the airport. :) I had such a fun day at home with my mom and dad. We played games and laughed a lot and ate good delicious food for dinner! Yum! We had quails that tasted so delicious! Dad is such a fascinating cook! along with yams, mash potatoes, gravy and stuffing and garlic bread. I brought home the pie which was an apple cranberry crumb pie. It was very good! Everything was. =] Im happy to be home even though its only for 4 days but now I cant wait for winter break and Christmas holiday. How was everyones Thanksgiving? I hope you had a great one too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A new love in my life...♥

This camera will soon be in my hands! :D im excited because I been looking for another film camera to play with besides my Holga 135bc camera and it happens that my friend Ed has had this promaster 2500pk super film camera and he never has used it. So he asked me if I would be interested in buying it because he wants to get rid of it. I of course totally want it! I see it is originally around $150 or so but he's giving it to me for $50 , not too bad. Maybe I can get him to lower the price :p haha but seriously once I have this camera I feel I would once again be inspired to take photography! funnn! :D

photo below is a picture taken using promaster 2500pk super. I really like it!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

forgotten. left out. ignored.
still finding myself
who am i ?
what is my purpose? i feel so lost at times.
so so lost
can someone take my hand?
guide me and keep me close
don't ever let me go
keep me safe
keep me happy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

you helped me forget a haunting past
the one who broke a sentimental heart
deep within me
everyday that person would be on my mind
knowing though how he left a broken being in tears
alone and afraid
the touch of your lips was like magic
something sweet was there
then you disappear one night
and in my thoughts you remain

I cannot wait for Thanksgiving. I get to go home to the hood haha and see my parents and eat real food at last! oh yeah. I have plans on getting a ukulele soon but I just promised myself I wouldnt be buying things I truly don't need. But sometimes I have the urge to buy new clothes or anything that gets my attention but really now, i need to spend less and save more right now. Im so glad I have a job though. Its going very well and I get along with several of my co workers :) Its a friendly team. I am still currently reading 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' but I am almost done! I saw the movie last night and it was A W E S O M E ! well i cant wait to finish the book now so I can finally start a new one. Oh I cant wait for my hair to grow more. I have those days when i feel like a mess and ugly. I hate having bad hair days haha. Sometimes I want to have a boyfriend, sometimes I'm just okay about being single, but having one would be really nice though. I hate having feelings for someone who don't have them back for me. I have a type im really attracted to which would be someone who loves to read, handsome, dresses nice, wears glasses, has great taste in music, smart and of course has a sweet personality. Curly hair is another thing I love :] I always wonder when & where I'll find this person. Just a matter of time & patience right? Ugh lately I wish I didn't have homework, I really want like a week off to relax, drink tea, watch tv, sleep in, read books and chill. So glad the holidays are coming soon though :3 Turkey day, Christmas, my birthday and a brand new year =]

Thursday, November 4, 2010

i hate how there's so many things I need to do but so little time :/

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A dancing dream

my heart has been telling me this is what i'm to do.. its been telling me for years now. To be a dancer and a contemporary dancer I want to be. I've always wanted to somehow be a performer through the art of dancing since middle school. I never had the guidance or support though. I would just sit at home and admire dancers on those dancing shows. I was always inspired! Contemporary dance has my complete attention... its what i want to learn to do. I really do. My plan was to take beginning contemporary dance this fall but school keeps getting in the way. And now I have work. Unless I can get Saturdays off in which its the day that dance class is available. First class is free and if I like it than I shall go back. :] I just want to do something that'll make me happy. Dance is such a beautiful way of showing expression and creating art through the movements of the body. I just want to go for it! I dont want to hold myself back anymore. I want to get lost in the music through dance. Its just perfect.

photos found via {here}

Saturday, October 23, 2010

ocean beach...♥

photography by me

I hadn't been at Ocean Beach for about two years until last week. My work had a team build in which we had to go clean the beach for a few hours then followed by a party at the Golden Gate Park in which we all had a good time. Seriously, you never know what you are going to get when you use a film camera instead of a digital..let me say..this time all my photos had light leaks and one of the photos above, well it seems to be 2 pics in 1 combined, which I think its pretty cool. Gosh I'm exhausted... my roommates and I went to a Halloween store tonight to search for a costume... i almost bought this snow white costume that looked nice on me .. I sorta did look like snow white :D but all women costumes have to be slutty? what happened ? -_- seriously...most of the dresses just barely covers your butt... But actually since I'm short, they are pretty much an okay length for me. Well i didn't end up buying one because they're too damn pricey $$ but i think I'm going to go back just to get me a witch hat and some green and black striped socks and be a witch for Halloween :D , sounds perfect for me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I can't resist ...♥

Can I please have them all? gosh i go crazy for owls. well not crazy crazy but you know what I mean...i just absolutely love them! ♥ Aren't they great? haha I can't resist but buy anything that has an owl on it, plates, rings, anything as long as it is an owl. I'm sorta starting an owl collection. The person with everything shown in the photo is one lucky person :p Well today i finally got to go out and take my Holga out to play and a roll of film has been used up! I'll be picking up the developed photos tomorrow and Im soooo anxious to see! It's been a while since i dropped off a roll of film. It's just too exciting because I never know what I'm gonna get. Its always a surprise. I did a lot of walking today though when i went to take photographs at North Beach, San Francisco. I probably walked like 2 and a half hours! quite a workout I must say :o I decided to stop by the art store and look around. I haven't been creative lately, of course the blame goes to homework!! But I really want to draw, color & paint with watercolors again! I did it a lot when I was a kid, all i would do was draw and watercolor even though it wasn't perfect but it made me happy. Since this school year started I been meaning to start a blog just for my art such as sketches and schoolwork to share with you all. I'm gonna find the time to make one because I really wanna do it. Well I gotta get me some sleep! It's actually 5 minutes to 3 o'clock in the morning... i'm surprised i'm not sleepy because I'm usually a very sleepy girl lol.

Photo via (here)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My love grows for...♥

Photography. I love how there is so much talent out there and how we learn a little about the person through what they create, whether by canvas, paintbrushes, pencil or camera. Art is just absolutely amazing because of the endless possibilities one can create. Doesn't matter what you make as long as it makes one happy right? ;) I am kinda dyin over here about the fact I haven't been much of a photographer lately. It makes me sad and i really just want to forget about homework and not even bother doing it and go out and explore the city and snap photos! But it is midterms and doing that would be a bad idea if I don't want to end up getting bad grades.

Above are some photographs I found and loved through my browsing on Flickr. I'm sure you'll enjoy. Photographs really do make me happy. Along with reading books which I haven't been doing a lot either :/
On the bright side, Autumn is finally here in San Francisco! ♥ yay for autumn leaves that make a crunch sound when you step on them, cozy blankets, tea and coffee, delicious pastries, scarfs, sweaters and holidays!

photo sources: (1) (2) (3)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blog Feature : Journey of the Old Light

So i've decided to make my very first blog feature :D I have a very awesome friend from the same hometown as me and we've been real good friends since I moved up here to San Francisco. His is a very talented creative artist. I kinda envy his talent ;) but in a good way... hehe. His illustrations are quite inspiring and his preferred medium to create his artwork is watercolor. He attends the same art school as me, AAU, as an illustrator major and I'll say he is gonna get very far with that talent he has going on! Here are some examples of his masterpieces that are some of my favorites!

I think it would be absolutely wonderful if you can head on over to his blog, Journey of the Old Light and give him some support! He'll appreciate it very much and he's also such a friendly person! So follow his blog so he'll have more motivation to post more often too :p I know you guys like art.

+ sorry for me being MIA for a while. so busy that i hardly have time for myself to relax. but i've taken some photos with my Holga camera recently! So as soon as I finish the roll and develop it, they'll be more posts soon;)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A blog meet-up and new hair ...♥

I've decided today to go get bangs again! Exactly a year ago i got them and now I got them again in the same month haha. I really needed a change and I actually sorta missed having bangs and now I feel happy to have made this decision. I like my new hair right now :) New hair and new job which I start tomorrow! I'm nervous but excited at the same time! I feel that things are becoming good for me now and I hope it stays this way :) I also got to have a blog meet up with Crystal, from Powder Blue, yesterday. It was so wonderful to have met her in person, she's sooo sweet and lovely and beautiful! Two of her friends were with her so I got to meet them too and they as well were such great friendly people! I absolutely had a wonderful time with them. We had late lunch at Cafe Mason and then we walked to Urban Outfitters and then on an adventure to the Mission District. Browsed in thrift shops and a bookstore and took some pictures. We ended the day at another cafe and then sadly it was time for goodbye. Hopefully Crystal and I will hang out more once she moves to this wonderful city of San Francisco :) I will post pictures of the blog meet up as soon as I get them =]

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What I been up to lately ...♥

for those who may be interested :p

1) school and homework ;(
2) got a job at Whole Foods Market ;) my good friend works there so we're going to be co-workers! so excited :] gonna start working there in a week or two.
3) went to in-n-out with my roommates, saw a cute cashier there but I didn't get him to take my order :( haha I got some other cashier -__-
4) been learning French :) Bonjour mademoiselles! ;)
5) searching for the perfect cute Fall beanie hat somewhere
6) hopefully soon a Blog meet with the lovely Crystal from Powder Blue and the possibility of being roommates with her when she moves to S.F in the winter :D yay!
6) deciding whether to get bangs again or not. My hair has been looking horrible lately 3: not cool.
7) enjoying mellow songs and searching for new music
8) buying frozen yogurt now & then. so addicted. they're just so deliciousss!

but tell me....What is everyone up to lately?

Janglin by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Friday, September 10, 2010

on the search for new clothing! ...♥

Time for new clothes! I really need some! :O
so I'm going shopping tomorrow, gonna try to find
nice clothing that will grab my eye and that won't
be too expensive... i plan to spend only a certain amount.
Also gonna look for clothes a little similar to Zooey's. I really
need a good nice wardrobe change , if you look at my closet
it is so boring and uninspiring! Even when I look at it
it makes me kind of depressed haha! Not much color or
fun patterns to tell you the truth. And with what I have
it is actually pretty hard to put together a nice outfit. Gosh
I don't know how these girls do it with their fashion blogs
and all their outfit posts... hmmm. Wish me luck! :D
Oh and everyone have an awesome Saturday & Sunday ;)
much love ♥

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

back to school, thrift shops and hair problems ...♥

Had two classes today! One I just added today and it was right after the first one ended! I had to hurry and get some papers signed for the class! ahh so I was running back & forth but I'm glad to have made the decision of dropping the class i was gonna have tomorrow with this horrible lame teacher and replacing it with Adv. Modeling / Textures in which we use this different 3D software called Modo! I'm excited to get to learn this new software :D Hope all goes well! The teacher seems real cool too. Also sometimes its hard to follow along when the instructor sometimes goes a little too fast... but I try to hang in there! Well on Labor day.. which was yesterday of course I headed to Buffalo Exchange in the Mission District to sell some clothes! I took two bags and from all I took..they only bought from me 5 pieces for $20... i was hoping they would buy more so I wouldnt have to carry the heavy bags back -_- lol. Also browsed through their selction of thrift clothes... i really dont have any luck when it comes to clothes gahhhh! help me. :( I just scored a pair of high waisted floral shorts and that's it.. really need clothes for school though... I'll try again next time..hopefully with better luck?
Well here's my latest picture! I got this new tea called Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea and it is soooo good. :D Also this hair of mine has to hurry up and grow again. I really regret cutting it to my shoulders :( I cant do much with my hair. Also thinking of getting blunt bangs by cutting it myself.... but hmmm.... I dont think that would be such a great idea... haha i could ruin my hair even worse! :O Has anyone attempted cutting your hair yourselves?

Airplanes by b.o.b ft. Hayley Williams

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friend date at Six Flags! ...♥

Over the summer I had a fun day going here with my high school best friend. Its our favorite place to go have fun. Rode those extreme rollercoasters! My favorite being Goliath of course. Took a picture as we were going up...but I also took one as we were going down! wooooo! but sadly it seems it didn't come out when the roll got developed :/ Oh wells. Well today was my back to school day! Had a class in the afternoon called The Power of Myth and Symbol and its such an interesting class! The instructor keeps it entertaining and not boring and I just couldn't stop laughing on certain funny things he would say! Looking forward to learning more about Myths, Legends, Folklore and Fairytales. :D I'm also taking a French class online. I only know about 5 french words and it would be great to expland my knowledge in this language. We'll see how that goes! My next class isn't until Tuesday and I'm trying to change my weds class to online because my on campus class is being taught by the worst lame teacher ever! I've had him before and no way do I want him to teach a class of mine again!! Arghh and the only other option for the class is online so I would prefer that.. than seeing his ugly face. Yesterday I went thrift shopping trying to look for some clothes for back to school. No luck whatsoever! Only got a dress I liked and an owl ring but thats it. I don't know how some girls have such luck in finding great clothes at thrift shops. It seems I am horrible at it :( I wish I could just have Zooey Deschanel's closet! I love her sense of style and would love to dress like her! So simple yet beautiful :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hollywood film...♥

These are some photographs I took of Hollywood with my Holga film camera over the summer. Just recently got them developed :) I have to say..looking summer turned out wonderful and am so happy about it because I really thought I was gonna have a boring summer but I was wrong :) Back to school tomorrow! Kinda excited about classes ... I have an inner nerd in me 8) well i actually don't have class on Thursday but on Fridays so i still get to relax tomorrow while others go to class tomorrow hahaha. The other days I have class is Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And I might have a little part time job too! I just got back from an interview at Whole Foods Market for the cashier position. :D Interview went very well and I have a good feeling that I might just get it. *fingers crossed* A job would turn out to be helpful...everything is money money money :/ and school can be expensive. So i really want to save up and also help out my parents. Well I can't believe it is sooooo hot here in San Francisco today :/ yikes! Im indoors where the temperature is a little cool and am about to relax with a good movie on netflix.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The dreams and wishes...&hearts

I have suddenly been really wanting to go on a roadtrip around the United States with an RV and explore the country, stopping at states , exploring and take lots and lots of photographs! Doesn't it sound great? I would really love to make this one wish/ dream come true. I've told my parents about it and of course they will come along too and I think they liked the idea! I just love to travel and sight see places than just California, I just can't really be in the same place for so long , I feel I just have to go out and explore because I only have one lifetime and I want to make it the best I can. I don't want to be stuck in just one place for the rest of my life. Well I certainly would have to find me an RV or something and that just means I have to save up. Gosh I have so many dreams I want to make come true sometimes I feel they won't but I got to think positive and work hard for them. I feel I am still trying to find myself, find my purpose in life in what I should be doing, finding that one thing that is going to make me happy. Do any of you have a dream you would love to make come true? Do share :)

Photo credit : (1) (2) (3)

this last photo I posted because I really really really been craving snow cones! All summer long -_- haha I need to get myself a snow cone machine :D Yum!

Song of the day: Lotta Love by She & Him

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I remember mentioning the fact that my very good friend from college, Natasha (a.k.a) my roommate since freshmen year, might not return to school this year and sadly i got the bad news this morning that she unfortunately cannot make it back. She tried the best she could to work things out but it didn't turn out that way. It left me terribly sad knowing that I won't see her until who knows when. She's from Washington state and here I live in California. I definitely need to go visit her one day when I have some money. I 'm going to miss her tremendously this school year. We share things together, we talk about our day and hang out. We go grocery shopping, thrifting and enjoy watching television shows online ... now with her absence I'm gonna feel lonely. With 2 new roommates I don't know yet. It's crazy how things in life can turn out. Not always the way one wants it to be. Just got to be prepared what it throws at you and be strong and continue on. All I can do is work as hard as I can this school year! I got this. My goal is to show much improvement because I know I have potential to be an awesome 3D modeler and I don't care though if I don't end up as great as the others as long as I can get a job at a decent small place and from there I can always make my way up. :] Well I have a week left before I leave my home.. as much as I love San Francisco, I am not really looking forward to returning knowing that my friend will not be there with me. But I got to finish school and make my parents proud. So one week... to enjoy home, be with my parents , eat homecooked food and sleep in and then I got to start packing and say farewell :[ but im looking forward to my classes, I'm taking Modeling Studio, Head Sculpting & Facial Expressions, Power of Myth & Symbol and beginning French. Excuse my long post, hope I didn't bore you or maybe I did and the the rest was left unread haha but for those who read it all thanks :]
Leave you with this song, can't stop listening to this band.

Down River by The Temper Trap

Photo of me

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Forrest Gump ...♥

I just got done watching this film. I had never seen it before except the first 20 minutes or so but I never got to finish watching it but I really loved the movie. It was absolutely touching and best quoted film. I must have cried like 5 or 6 times...I felt it being quite inspirational. I'm glad I finally got a chance to watch it. :] Have a great weekend!

P.S i also finally updated my book blog Reading for Owls . I'll be updating the lastest books I've read, so stop by when you can ;)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

awww sooo cuteeeeee :] I wish I could have a kitty or a puppy :( hopefully one day. hopefully soon. -sigh.......

Photo via (here)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sundays :)...♥

I'm going to miss my sundays at my hometown area.
Yesterday consisted of going to the:
* Farmer's Market, getting fresh organic fruits, eating roasted corn, listening to a live jazz band
*Green grass and laying in the sun at Santa Monica beach
* people watching as they pass by on their bicycles
*recording videos & listening to my jams on my ipod
*and planning to go back next weekend with my bike this time
Santa Monica is so lively and fun. I would love to own a home there somewhere and be able to bike ride all the time or be in walking distance of the beach.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mix Tapes...♥

I love to share music with others and especially finding new tunes from what everyone else is listening. :) I got a 8tracks profile to make mix tapes just for you . Follow me if you have an account so I can check out your jams ^_^

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Six Flags Magic Mountain ...♥

My friend and I had a really great time together. The park was very full and the lines very long with long waits but it was worth it. We got on some of the best ones such as Goliath which is one of my favorite roller coasters, and Tatsu and The Riddler's Revenge. I finally got to try the delicious funnel cake topped with strawberries. yummy! It was very warm in Valencia, Ca. Around the 80s but it still felt pretty good. I am so glad to have spent some time with my bestie. She's a really great person and never fails to make me laugh and make me feel happy. We're planning our next fun trip to Disney California Adventures later this month but it is not certain. Hopefully we do get to go because I haven't been there since 8th grade! I've finished another roll of film on my holga :D I just have to drop it off to get them developed. Pretty excited to see the results of the photos I took at Hollywood, Six Flags and Marina del Rey. Can you believe it is already August? geeeeez!