Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Quarter

These are the classes I'm considering for Spring quarter:
Phlebotomy, Russian, and Aviation Maintenance.
Thoughts? Questions? I didn't think so.
(Joke...I don't think I'm brave enough to take any of those).
I am SO missing the ocean right now. 
The photo above is where I got baptized, definitely reminiscing right now.
Two weeks left of winter quarter! I suppose I look at these photos to get my mind off school and the snow so I can know it's warm, and life is carefree somewhere else in this world.
Have a lovely Sunday evening!   

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Iced Delight

Helloooo beauties! As if the weather isn't cold enough already,
why not try out a smoothie to sip underneath your cozy blankets while you watch the flakes fall?
I made this one the other day. The contents: a mango and strawberries.
... And the special ingredient? Sparkling apple cider!
My fridge was fresh 'outta orange juice and other fruity liquids...but there was still sparkling cider! BINGO.
The sweetest thing I have allowed my taste buds experience all week!
6 Strawberries
1 Mango
1 Cup Ice
1/2 Cup Sparkling Apple Cider
Put in blender, mix up! 
     Once upon a summer long ago, I stood in my kitchen about to ingest a delectable blueberry smoothie. 
The verdict? The smoothie was thick. Too thick.
With one eye squinted, I held it over my head and tried to loosen the thick paste by shaking it (naturally). 
Apparently it worked. Because instead of eating the smoothie, the smoothie ate my face.
Eleven words, one number: 
Blueberry. Paste. Everywhere. Cold. Shivers. Down. My. Little. 10-year-old. Body.
Talk about smooth. I was smooth. Smoothied up, that is.  
What are your smoothie stories? 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stick on earrings and the post office!

First off, can someone please remind me to stop by the store so I wont have to continue using my license as an ice scraper? Thanks. My icy fingers will love you for life. Uh. That sounds weird. I'm sorry.  
Today I bundled up and delivered a letter to the post office.
An hour later I re-bundled because I forgot to put a return address.
Long story short, it took some mail sorting, identification checking, re-opening and sealing, and sweet smiling before I was free to write my name and address. 

On a complete separate note, how many of you thought these were the most prime birthday gift ever at age 4? I cannot even begin to tell you the stories that are associated with these earrings. I'm almost positive they stuck to everything except my ears - the dog's ears, the cat's tail, the carton of milk in the fridge, the bottom of the washing machine, the toilet handle, the radio, car windows - the list is endless.       

I want to hear your stories! Were you a fan of this fad or not?
P.S. I loved your comments on the last post, so fun!  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Neon Nights Dance

Hey chums! How was your weekend?
Mine was fantastic, thanks for asking. (Let's just pretend you asked.)
Saturday night we danced until we were told we could dance no more.
The fog machine[s], black lights, disco lights, and countless neon glow sticks tuckered me out!
(The dancing too- the constant moving expanded the blister on my ankle. No biggie.)
I was allowed to hang with these cool cats... I don't even go to their school.
We started the evening off with tasty Thai food (three and four star, in case you're wondering),
and then went to the dance from there. Lotsa fun. 

Alright, 'nuff about me, I want to hear about YOUR weekend! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Hello owners of this beautiful work of art...
Can I move in now? K. Thanks. 
I'll bake you some blueberry cobbler to show my gratitude.  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to YOU!
I hope it's been a lovely day thus far. 
What did you guys do?
Hat: Forever21. Scarf: Local craft store. Jacket: Thrifted. Shirt: Philippines. Corduroys: JC Penney. Boots: Love Culture. 

Yesterday I was surprised with flowers, a manicure and a pedicure (hence the red nails)!
It was delightful, and I'm still smiling. :) :) 
Aside from that, please remember that you are loved by a magnificent Creator.  
His love surpasses anything we can possibly imagine.
God is love, and he loves everyone - There are no exceptions. That's a whole lotta love!
So please take the time to thank him for what he has done, and love him right back! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rafe Martin quote!

I dread what Tyra would say about these poses/facial expressions. Especially face numero dos.
Thank goodness I have no intentions of becoming a model.
AND, despite what it looks like, I do have shoes on.   
Scarf: gift. Belt & skirt: Forever21. Tights: Kohls. Cardigan: thrifted.

“If imagination is possibility, a starved imagination implies a pinched, starved, and diminished life; a trapped and truncated one. We suffer from lack of imagining.” –Rafe Martin

It makes me think. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Groundhog Day is a joke!

...Because when I woke up today, the weather told me spring will be taking an extra vacation.
It's still freezing. 
However, the sun was shining, and I was encouraged by it's beams. 

Scarves: Blue) Philippines. White) Egypt. Mittens: local craft store. Dress: Philippines. Coat: Ann Taylor Loft. Tights: Kohls. Socks: Macy's. Boots: Love Culture. 

Have a glorious Tuesday evening, everybody! Mine will be spent with the textbooks.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Definition: Love

Love. Unselfish, benevolent concern for other persons (1 Cor. 13:4-7). 
To love God supremely and to love others unselfishly are the two most important commands of Jesus (Matt. 22:37-40). This is why Jesus' sacrificial death was 
The most selfless act, yet also the most heroic.
We don't deserve it. 
So why did he choose to do it?
Because Love is a name. God's name.
It's what he's all about.
... And the best part is, he wants every individual to experience it. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's been awhile..

Okay, sorry guys. I've been a little preoccupied. Nothing like a good ol' final to kick my derrierre.
Math is not my cup of tea, especially math I try to cram into my brain the morning of the big test. I'm a chump. Let's just get it out in the open now.
On the plus side, this week hasn't been a complete bumble. Last night I was part of a dance party on the balcony outside my room. No, not by myself (although...those dance parties can be a thrill). Some lovely buddies came over to try a new tea, and we were itching to bust a move (or two..or fifty or so).

I love colorful mornings. It's a beautiful reminder that there's more to life than what we see.  
In other news, it's Strange and Stupendous Friday! (I think a name change will be necessary..or I should just make my Thursdays more exciting). Here' goes:
Strange, sarcastic complaints (with a dash of awkward):
- Waiting forever and a day for a train to pass so I could turn left and arrive to class on time.
- Feeling my heart pound as the train was slowing to an ever more leisurely pace than a sloth.
-After getting daubed with a very large puddle by a very inconsiderate semi-truck, I prayed real quick that nobody was coming toward me (going the big 5.0.), and made a dash outta my lane. I felt like superwoman. A little too super actually. I decided it was best to keep an eye on the speedometer.
- Taking the test in a freezing cold room because the room next to us is an irish dance class. Hardcore, I know. My school is cool. And then after they leave, the violin class comes in to practice for upcoming recitals. Even better.
- As if the dance jigs and the trail of finely tuned melodies of the strings wasn't enough, there was a pack of wolves outside the door ripping each other apart. Not really. They were freshmen. And they were smashing each other up against the hallway wall(s).
(Just a quick f.y.i. - I'm a really tolerant person. Truth! No sarcasm here, friends, I'm not actually bummed about any of these events above, I just like making them seem more dramatic than they really were/are. I love situations that give my day a spin!

- Stepping into the classroom right as the teacher was passing out the test packets.
- After my teacher told us we could listen to our ipods, I stuck those suckers in my earbuds and tried not to focus on how the violin music and my music strangely had the same tune at one point. Distracting, yet legit all at the same time.
- Due to an utter fail attempt at my math midterm, I hit the grocery store on the way home. Some pop-secret kettle corn, and french vanilla creamer? YES please! Avec my hearty snack and a mean cup of joe, I snuggled up in my bed and feasted my eyes on some of the latest blog entries (...and then all was cut short when I realized I still had responses due for a class).
- Alicia, my cashier (that's right, we're on a first name basis...well, 'name on name, minus the second 'name'' basis. I just know her's from the receipt she gives me), we had a good conversation about movies.
- A sweet young woman from Africa wants to be my partner again for an upcoming project in my Children's Literature class! I'm super interested in her culture, and have questioned her outta her mind.
- My family had chicken and rice for dinner tonight. Always a highlight when I get to eat a meal that brings me back to the Philippines! The only thing missing was the fresh kalamansi juice.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone - no matter what weather conditions are!