Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Superhero


Growing up, I saw my dad as the rock in my life and I still do. His quiet strength held me up as I journeyed through different phases. He exuded a sense of peace and calm wherever he went and made people happy just by being in their presence. I can always think clearly when I'm talking or listening to him: it's as if I am one with the whole universe. Even though he is this zen-like figure, he can also be an outright clown. He can make light of any situation and make everyone forget why they were sad or angry at all. He is truly a gift from God and I am so fortunate to have him in my life. My dad is nothing short of extraordinary and I wish to find inner peace within myself just as he has.



Happy Father's Day, Dad. Today, and every day.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Gallery

Hi guys, it's been awhile since I've posted on here, but that's because I've been super busy getting ready for my little gallery at my local library. Weey! My photos will be up on the wall for the entire month of June so if you're in the area of Bridgewater, NJ please feel free to stop by the library and check them out. Here's a little photo visual of the gallery and the pictures.







This is too cool!



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mother Nature's Rewards

About a week ago, my parents' (mostly my mom) went on this landscaping/planting grind. Knowing my family, whenever we think up a big project like this, it almost always either a) gets pushed back a year or b) never actually happens. So you could imagine how surprised I was I woke up one Saturday morning to the sound of my parents bickering outside over how much mulch they needed. My never-ending curiosity led me to get dressed and investigate the source of my parents' dilemma. I soon came to realize that they were actually in the middle of the project that they were talking about last week. I laughed at the sight of them: my petite mother wearing purple kitchen latex gloves and my father in his science-y DNA shirt. Even though they didn't look the part of expert landscapers and gardeners. They got the job done in 2 hours. My mother even found time to harvest her scallions from her little garden bed next to our broken A/C generator thing. That was a morning full of pleasant surprises.













Sunday, April 27, 2014

Home is where the food is

Hi guys! I'm just getting over my spring break and I'm dreading the early wake up call tomorrow :(
In the mean time, my family and I spent a lot of time cooking and baking for Easter and things like that. I did notice that I mostly take pictures of food, but that's okay right?
Here's a little gallery of our creations!








I hope everyone is having a lovely springtime :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#YAGSWAG

Hi everybody! So this past weekend I went to my first NJ Youth and Government Conference! It was such a surreal and eye-opening experience. I can't even begin to explain how everything about the program exceeded my expectations and really inspired me as a person. I have to give my thanks to my primary chamber, the Cleveland Assembly who actually consider as my family. The officers of the program have really made this experience enjoyable and rewarding for all involved, including the alumni who came back.

I've met so many new people who have such interesting and ingenious ideas. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many intelligent and well-versed people. They have supported me, along with other first year delegates, to speak our minds and to relinquish the fear of public speaking. It was indeed a learning process for me to be open and comfortable with myself to express my own opinions. I've not only made new friends, but I've also solidified my relationships with the people in my own delegation. They are really an amazing group of people and have made my weekend the best! I hope that I can let my enthusiasm speak for itself and encourage other people to join the program and let them experience it for themselves.

Of course, I can't forget all the hash-tagging and social media involved!
#yagswag #noYAGrets #yelfie #njyag2014

Love my roomies <3




Our own little private pizza party :)







The most good-looking delegation out there ;) *photo credit to Nicole Bathan, the best Youth Secretariat ever!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Moments of serendipity

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity"

My days have been filled with little moments of serendipity and they have made each day shine brighter. Although the last few days have been sodded with rain and clouds, not a single day has been deemed "bad" by my conscience. There are times when I felt like the world was collapsing within itself and I am totally powerless to change reverse its course. Desolation is the word to describe that feeling of loneliness and fear. No matter how horribly the day has gone on, the last minute is like a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day. It seems that that single ray of sunshine can overshadow any ounce of that nasty and grim from before. I have to thank the instigator of that ray of sunshine. They have no idea how its saved me on countless occasions. The sky seemed bluer on those cloudy days.
The grass looked greener as the pitter patter of rain slowly pitter pattered away.
Wishing the problem away is not a solution, nor is running away and hiding from it.
I'm not completely separate from those overcast days. I know that.
I also know that I can look forward to the sunny days after them.
There is always that small ray of hope that you cling onto in that single leap of faith.
And for that, I can look up and smile without worrying about a single thing.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hi and Hello!

It's nice to be back on here! The past few weeks have been extremely busy for me in terms of catching up with school work and working on my school play. Almost everyday, I feel so exhausted and drained of energy. I wish I had more energy and that there was more time in the day to work on my 52 week project! I'm still very busy, but I had some extra free time today to sit myself down and write. I hope that this series of photos can make up for weeks 7, 8, and 9. Once my schedule gets a little less hectic, I will definitely get back in the groove.

A Space.






I absolutely love playing around with curves and flares on PS!