Tuesday, December 1, 2009


scratch that...i LOVE simple.

Everything from:

- a pb&j sandwich
-the warmth of clothes straight from the dryer
-sharing a smile with a stranger
-the smell of fresh cut grass
-a cup of tea& a good book
-dancing around my room and in the rain
-a hot shower
-holding hands
-a soft breeze
-riding bikes
-feeling the wind in your hair
- the feeling you get when you help someone

I could go on all day about the simple things in life i love. Sometimes i find myself wanting more & I forget things like these are worth living for...

Its December already!

Can you believe it? December is here already...it felt like only yesterday i was excited for Autumn! It doesn't feel like it is going to be winter, but that could also be because i live in Southern California where really..there is no winter! I don't think I've ever experienced a real winter because when i think of winter, i think snow...and sadly, i have yet to see, touch or play in it! 18 years and no sight of snow..i know i know i am a deprived child! BLAME MY MOM! So I declared right here and right now, that my goal for this winter, is to go to the snow!
It has to happen! I'll make it happen!

Happy December!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Free your mind

As my newest self-help book by Dr. Wayne Dyer says, " you make the decision to be free"
so today try not to believe those pesky little thoughts bringing you down that your mind creates. Just say to your thoughts, " Hey, i recognize you are there but i am not going to believe you."

lazy day

Today was a definitely one of those lazy days. I found myself rolling outta bed at noon and not straying far from my comfy bed all day! I got to do a good amount of relaxing like drinking tea, reading a good book and attempting to study but the day isn't over yet. There is still some good shows to watch and a bubble bath waiting.
ohhhh sunday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This picture makes me hope for rain sometime soon!
Who doesn't like dancing in the rain???
It is so liberating!

(photo taken from imgfave)

Monday, November 2, 2009


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you imagined"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A quick recap of my weekend!

Well, it is Sunday once again! I swear i can't keep track of the days anymore, they go by way too fast! Especially the weekend! I have been pretty busy with school during the week so I TRY to get a blog in at least a few times a week! TRY is the key word here haha.

Anyway, this weekend, I hung out with the girls the majority of the time, which is something I haven't done in awhile! Nothing too fancy just the usual "hanging out." But it never ceases to entertain me! Then of course, I hung out with Tyler! We took some bus rides, had a few fun little adventures to the mall and randomly decided to do some squats while at the park...weird and maybe slightly awkward looking but hey thats us!
and now its Sunday, which is sadly almost coming to an end but it was a great day to rest and catch up on my chores!
Hope your week ahead is AH-MAZING!

Just a little reminder..

Happy Sunday!

(photo taken from imgfave)

Monday, October 19, 2009

How could i ever..

how could i ever doubt the Universe and its crazy ways!?
Things are looking up...
right when i thought things were at a VERY VERY low point
the Universe surprises me!
I see a new beginning happening very soon..

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Mine was lovely, it consisted of:
-Bike rides to the park
-Dancing around my room and taking naps with Tyler
-Sushi which i haven't had in over a month! (which is way too long for me)
-and most of all just relaxing hardcore.

Happy monday!

(photo taken from imgfave)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trains, Cars and A Whole Lot of Love

(tyler and I)

So this past weekend was way more than i expected! I got to see all of my family who I love so much, spend time with Tyler who i also love very much and I got to take a spontaneous train adventure to San Francisco while I was there. It was amazing! =) I hope I get to take another trip up there very soon and I also hope that the week ahead will bring just as much love and happiness to myself and others!

Happy monday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

There is light at the end of the tunnel

So this past week hasn't been too fun, a lot of laying around being sick and missing class (which i am not complaining about! Besides all the extra homework i got) but it is the weekend for me once again..which is always pretty exciting. I'm slowly recovering and I just found out last minute I am going with my mom for the weekend up to Northern California where i used to live. Which is a pleasant surprise because i miss my family! I am pretty sure Tyler is coming along as well! So far...my weekend is looking pretty good. I will get to be with all my loves together! =)

Have a great weekend!

p/s here is a quote from a book i like that i think everyone could use.

" I love myself in this very moment-I don't wait until i lose the weight, get a new job,find a lover, or whatever. This moment is my reality, and I know that the only time I can begin to love who I am is right here and right now. Unconditional love is love with no expectations or conditions. Its the way i choose to love myself. It is accepting what is."

(photo taken from imgfave)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It has been so hard to stay positive these past few days...drama, drama and on top of all that, I have been sick! I would usually be thrilled to relax all day but not for 3 days straight just laying in bed. =(


(photo taken from imgfave)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tough weekend

If only it was as easy as it sounds...I thought i would be a happy without people who bring me down but its pretty damn hard. Why is life so tough?
Happiness..please come back to me!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"I am perfect exactly as I am"

I have a book called " Inner Wisdom: Meditations for the Heart and Soul" by Louise Hay which is a book of affirmations to say to yourself. I bought it about a month ago when I decided I need to start living a more positive life. So today I have decided to share one that I think everyone should say to themselves. Sometimes it can be hard to believe it but if we all keep thinking it, we will start to believe ourselves.

I am perfect exactly as I am
" I am neither too much nor too little. I do not have to prove to anyone or anything who I am. I have been many identities, each one a perfect expression for that particular lifetime. I am content to be who and what I am this time. I do not yearn to be like someone else, for that is not the expression i chose this time. Next time i will be different. I am perfect as I am, right now. I am sufficient. I am one with all of life. There is no need to struggle to be better. All i need to do is love myself more today than yesterday, and to treat myself as someone who is deeply loved. With joy, I recognize my perfection and the perfection of life"

(photo taken from imgfave)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm Freeeeeee

I'm freeeeee from school at last, well at least till monday! I think this weekend calls for some bike adventures, a bit of catching up on my reading, and some major relaxation.
It may be a bit early for the rest of you but

(Photo taken from Imgfave.com)

Happy October!

Can you believe its already October? Its crazy but it makes me so happy! It felt like just yesterday was the beginning of summer!

What i am looking forward to this month:
1. pumpkins, pumpkins,pumpkins! Carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and even pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks! Can you tell i like pumpkin?

2. Hopefully more of this awesome cool bike riding weather!

3. The official start to the holiday season ( Halloween..Thanksgiving..Christmas!) I love this time of the year!

4. scarves, sweaters and boots!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Amazing Weather!

I can't believe how amazing the weather is today! It is so beautiful out! The sun is shining, the sky is clear and finally a cool breeze! Too bad i have class most of the day and night =( but thankfully i got to squeeze a half hour bike ride in! It was amazing ahhh i love autumn!

(photo taken from imgfave)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Today was..

an overall great day besides studying for hours! I got to share an amazing candlelit dinner outside with Tyler that i cooked (..ok we both did!) We made fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, a Cesar salad on the side and some strawberries with nutella! It was all from Trader Joe's which is my favorite market! Not only did we laugh so hard all night but he even helped me study a bit more..i know i know! He is a keeper and he makes me happy!
I wish everything else in my life was going just as well! =/

p/s how cute is this picture?

(photo taken from fraya art on Etsy)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Flowers, night bike rides and NUTELLA!

Today was a great day of simple pleasures for me. The awesome feeling i got after working out at the gym. The amazing flowers i got for my room. A night bike ride with my wonderful loving boy, Tyler. Reading in my cozy bed. drinking relaxing tea and eating nutella for dessert
( by the spoonful =] )

Friday, September 25, 2009

Have you ever..

had one of those days where you HAVE to take a nap or you won't be able to make it through your day?
WELL...I just had one of those.. it was a great 2 hour nap! Did i mention it was at 6 o clock in the evening till 8? haha sometimes ya gotta do it!

(photo taken from flickr.com)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hellooooo Autumn

Your long, anticipated arrival has finally come.
So we don't have a fall foilage like the east coast...but I still am very excited you have come around once again. I finally noticed all the falling leaves today and thats when i realized..yes! its here! Pumpkins...sweaters...and cider OH MY!

(photo taken from flickr.com)


I always tell myself that I'm going to do yoga everyday and be a pro at it eventually...but the days go by and I never seem to get around to doing it. Am i busy? Not so much, it just somehow never happens. WELL...today i actually got around to doing it! I went to the gym and they were having a yoga class so i thought hey, why not? I think i was the only one under 50 so i had a lot of confidence being young and all...well lemme tell you, i was getting beat by my elders but putting that embarrassing moment aside, I still had a good time! So my new goal that i will TRY my best to follow is doing yoga at least twice a week..sounds easy right? Well we shall see!

(photo taken from vi.sualize.us)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Live life to the fullest!

Something I'm still learning to do is to live life to the fullest, sometimes it seems so hard but it is worth it.

Be Adventurous

Love Yourself

Love Others

Listen to your Heart and Soul


Appreciate the little things in life

and most of all be yourself

(photos taken from vi.sualize.us)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't be afraid to show the real you!

I feel that I am someone who can't hide how i feel, if I'm upset, mad, annoyed, stessed out or even happy for that matter, you can see it on my face. I was always ashamed that i couldn't hide it or keep it in till i was alone. I would always apologize to everyone around me but I've come to realize that showing how i feel is being real. I'm not pretending to be something or feel something that I am not feeling. So i wear my heart on my sleeve...big deal! I am being truthful and this quote is explains it perfectly!

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth." ~Benjamin Disraeli

(photo taken from vi.sualize.us)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am so thankful...

for all the people who have stood by my side through my crazy mood swings recently
I promise i'm not THAT crazy!!
You guys are awesome

(photo taken from flickr.com)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hello Monday!

"The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there." ~Monica Baldwin

Enjoy your monday!

(photo taken from vi.sualize.us)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lovely Sunday

A trip to the Urth Cafe and the Farmers market with my mom was just the type of thing i needed to recover from the rough day behind me.

(photo taken from www.Flickr.com)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tough Day

...just trying to get through this

(photo taken from vi.sualize.us)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nights at the park...

Nights at the park are wonderful..especially with the people who mean a lot to you!
Tyler and I went to the park last night and it was perfect. The weather was amazing, cool and windy, nothing like what it has been all summer. It was a great change.
We laid down a blanket and enjoyed the weather, the park and the company of each other.
I hope i have many more of these nights!

Enjoy your day!

(photo taken from www.flickr.com)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thank you college

Despite all the homework, I am very thankful for college! It's great! I only had one class today so my weekend has officially started. Time to catch up on some rest and relaxation...and sadly, some homework as well! But I won't let that bring me down..


Have a great weekend!

(photo taken from www.vi.sualize.us)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dear Homework

Dear Homework,

Must you be so plentiful? i mean really, CMON! do you honestly think all your small print pages of information are really staying up in this head of mine?! I am a girl of many thoughts! you see homework, you, just like the rest of my thoughts fly through my head and disappear like you dont even exist! So give me a break! hey...its a thought right? do i think you are going to give me a break dear homework? of course not =( Well, procrastination will just have to do for now but you better watch out homework, ill get my revenge.)

(photo taken from here)

Aroma Cafe

Aroma Cafe is a cute little place in Studio City to come, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee(or tea, whatever you may prefer) and even better....people watch! Whether you want some coffee, dinner or even dessert, they got it! It even has a great little bookstore inside called The Portrait of a Bookstore.I have always loved stopping by this place with of course, my favorite person, my mother. We both adore the spot and not to mention, the little shops along the street, such as the Gelato shop (my mom's current obsession).

(photo taken from the california bungalow)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It is that time once again! Autumn has finally arrived!!

I can feel it in air. The blazing hot days of Summer slowly transitioning into the cool breeze of Autumn. I'm so excited! It is the perfect medium between the two seasons, Summer and Winter. There are many things i love about this time of year:

The trees changing colors
The falling of the leaves
Carving pumpkins
Wearing cozy sweaters and socks
The crisp cool air
Thanksgiving dinner
Hot apple cider

So get out all your favorite sweaters and enjoy the pleasant change in seasons!

(photo taken from Flickr)