Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Every year I make a new list of resolutions and they only last a month tops, this year I really want to focus on pursuing them for at least three to six months since I'm by myself in Tampa with no distractions or anything. 

This 2014 I want to:

- Exercise weekly
- Eat a lot healthier
- Be wise about money

I just want to focus on those three simple little things, and if I accomplish those resolutions I'll give myself a pampering day (i.e. shopping spree or a spa day). 


Here's a recap of the million things I did in 2013! And most of them were new and exciting. 

I went to college for the first time in FSU

I read 50 books this year. 

Rod threw me a surprise 18th birthday party!

Mom and I went to Orlando to visit the Harry Potter Land for the first time in Universal Studios. 

I went to Alaska and Seattle for the first time with the whole Siu Tribe. 

I filmed a music video with Alex. 

Rod and I went on a 3rd year anniversary date to my favorite steakhouse: Hacienda Real. 

I bought Full House's entire series (again). 

I drew Apo! Haha. 

Alex and I had a photo shoot. 

I had a farewell party before going to USF. 

I fed a giraffe in Tampa Bay Lowry Park Zoo. 

I went to a Bruno Mars concert with mom!

I went to my first college football game. 

I stand up paddled.

I skydived!

I bought a new camera and used it for the first time at the zoo. 

I donated blood for the first time.

I went to the beach twice with Armando.

I sent Alex a surprise package full of goodies for her birthday.

I went to my first Black Friday!

Back to the old days: I bought a Nintendo DS.

We planned a surprise party for Acun's 80th birthday!

I became obsessed with TMNT :)

I took Patty's 15th birthday photos. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I'm Kinda Into Photography #16: Patty's 15 Birthday Photo Shoot Part II

Yesterday we continued the photo session but in Chame and Punta Chame. We went to the house of a very close friend of my aunt in Chame and we took some there and afterwards we went to the beach in Punta Chame to finish the shoot. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Week #35: MERRY CHRISTMAS! (12.23.13 - 12.29.13)

On Monday I literally spent my whole day in bed watching Avatar and I finally finished the whole series, it took me about a week to finish it. And well, that's actually what I did all day. I'm kinda sad because I haven't seen Rod as much as I'd like but my dad's here and I don't want it to be awkward.

On Tuesday I went to my grandpa's for Christmas Eve and we had turkey and arroz con wandu for dinner. It was funny because we saw two roaches in the fridge and Cristy as a phobia with roaches. One of them was dangling in her milk cartoon: hilarious. Also her christmas gift from our grandparents was money attached to a picture of a bug and she screamed not once, not twice but more than three times haha. I got a super gigantic TMNT from Patty! I'm so happy with my present, it's Donatello :) Also, Rod gave me a Nintendo 3DS game, Mario Kart. I wanted another ninja turtle, but it's okay, I liked his present. I got money from my grandparents and I hope all of them liked the presents I gave them. I gave my mom a blouse, my dad a thermos, my two aunts and my grandma christmas slippers, Cristy a sweater, Patty some leg gins, Jordan an Easy button from Staples, Luis a t-shirth, my uncle a set of juggling balls and I got my grandpa two pairs of Batman socks haha.

On Christmas day I spent the whole day at home, watching The Legend of Korra, I actually woke up at 2 pm so there was really not a lot of time to do much. I miss those christmas mornings when I woke up at sunrise and ran to the living room to find the tree full of presents and opening them all and playing all day long. Those were the happy days...

On Thursday I was suppose to go to Alex's but she bailed on me /: I had a date night with Rod at Friday's and it was like if I had fallen in love with him all over again. His weight loss is now visible and he was wearing one of the grown-up shirts I got him for his birthday. The date went smoothly and I was just charmed by him.

On Friday I picked up Patty and stopped by G de P to buy some props because I took the first part of Patty's 15th birthday photo shoot in El Parque Omar. My mom came with us as my assistant and we got some pretty awesome shots. After the photo shoot we went to our grandma's house for dinner and to see the photos. I learned something today: use flash to get rid of shadows in the face even if it's sunny. We had KFC for dinner and we ordered way too much, Apo tought Acun was staying for dinner but he had a meeting and she also thought Atai and her nanny would join but they had already eaten. So we were left with twelve cups of mashed potatoes for ourselves .-.

To see Patty's photo shoot: HERE!

I'm Kinda Into Photography #15: Patty's Photo Shoot Part 1

So for my cousin Patty's 15th birthday I offered taking her an outdoors photo shoot and we took the first part today at El Parque Omar. She used my blue Sherill Hill dress I used in prom. Tomorrow we are heading to Chame to take some shots at the beach :) Here are some of the shots: