Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 28 A picture of something you are afraid of

I am not exactly afraid of heights. But when I saw the tree I had to climb to do the zip-line at our Family Reunion I freaked out!! Then I saw my 75 year old grandmother do it...haha there was no way I was gonna be be the only one in our family not to do it, so I did, nearly peed in my pants, but its was so much fun!!!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 27 A picture of you and a family member

This is me and my cousin Shazer. He makes the BEST funny faces ever!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

day 26 A picture of your day

My best friend from high school gave me these shoes. Handmade. Leather. From Turkey.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 25 A picture of your day

Sadly, nothing too exciting took place today. The highlight was probably my bonding moment with my new cookbook. And if only I had a picture of my slipping in the snow instant, that would have been the kodak moment to record :)

p.s. I realize the whole thumbs up thing is becoming a trend in many of my pictures. I'm working on that one.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Oldies

I have a thing for old people-music-stuff etcetera etcetera... Today, I went to the Jamestown Courtyard Retirement Home with a friend, only it didn't feel anything like a retirement home. We walked into what looked liked the lobby of the Plaza hotel and right before us was a massive and fully adorned dining room where elderly men, women, and couples were chowing down what appeared to be a gourmet meal on some really fancy set tables. I know, I know, not the average retirement home by far!

this is a picture of one of their tables, cute huh?

Anyways I got to play bingo with some of them and it was such a good time! The ladies I sat with were so vibrant, and they reminded me of the little kids I used to babysit because they were so friendly and fun to be around.

I realized two things while at the retirement home:
1. When I step outside of myself I feel happier
2. Everyone appreciates genuine friendship

I loved it. Can't wait for Saturday morning when we do manicures! Wish I had taken a picture with them!

Day 24 A picture of something you wish you could change

(This would be my what am I doing as an English Major?!?!?! face..I think the lighting gives it that "I just had an epiphany touch" )

So at first, I was SOLD on being an ENGLISH TEACHING major. Why? Because I don't think you will find anyone as in love with the genre of Romantic Literature like I am. I was convinced that I would teach High School to convince all my students that literature is AWESOME. But then as I was taking all my english classes I realized I was BORED out of mind. Yeah, once in a while I'd be so engrossed in the material it was a bit ridiculous but for the most part I just wasn't feeling so passionate about the English Teaching dream anymore.
I've recently changed my academic route of study to nursing. Its dang hard. But, I do wish I had made this my decision the first time around.
.... But don't worry...If you ever need someone to talk to about literary critical analysis, I'm your gal. I still have those weird, nerdy itches to talk about literature and all of its mechanics

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 23 A picture of Your Favorite Book

I am by no means a Fantasy book reader but this one is the only exception. I loved it when I first read it in the fifth grade and I still love it today. My future children will have to endure this one for their bedtime stories because its my very favorite :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 22 A picture of something you wish you were better at

Excuse the presence of my phone. But see that handmade Turkish purse? That would be my wallet which I lost two weeks ago along with my keys to my apartment. I tend to lose those all the time. Believe me, it is super awkward to have to use your passport as a form of ID!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 21 A picture of Something you wish you could forget

In case its not obvious...No, ORANGE is not my natural hair color. That was pretty much a disaster hair coloring experiment which, thankfully, my mother fixed!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 20 A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

So Im about done with the cold weather. I wore sandals today and it was snowing in Park City, because yes, I am that anxious for warm weather! This is called the Green Island and since I love anything green I want to go there, someday.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 19 A picture and a letter?

Okay i have no idea what this prompt means? So this is literally a picture of me and the last letter I got in the mail from a freind serving his mission in Washington....needless to say if you zoomed in and saw the stamped date, a well deserved shake-of-the-head would be in order.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 18 A Picture of your biggest insecurity

Okay these are going to take some explaining... I'm probably not the most graceful person when it comes to jumping....and that's an understatement to say the least. An experience this past weekend has only validated my belief in that statement...and since I don't have any pictures of that evening--thank goodness!--these will have to vouch for my very limited and often very awkward jumping abilities. Oh, and I have no idea why the pictures kind of look like its snowing.

I think my favorite interpretation of this one is...."oh Nik its like you're going to the bathroom..."
Don't ask me why I'm pulling an Ameila Airhart....It just happened.
I had to add this picture. Whenever I overeat, I get REALLY bad food babies. thats another insecurity of mine. And no, I am not pushing out. Its that bad.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 17 A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

You have no idea what heaven is like until you've had a donut at the Provo Bakery. Life changing experience? Yes indeed!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 16 A picture of someone who inspires you

This is my Ama. She inspires me in so many ways. I love you Ama!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 15 A Picture of something you want to do before you die

So this place is probably bigger than anything my budget could ever afford in the future but I do want to open my own bistro one day. Nothing big. Just simple, easy to eat and down to earth good food. I liked the tropical feel of this one. But, even if I had a vendor stand or a little bus, that would be sweet!

There are a few things that I demand on the menu...

1. Really good Pina Coladas
2. Barbecued everything...from pork to bananas (on a stick)
3. A darn good cheeseburger

I realize there is no continuity in these items but they are my favorite things to eat :)

Day 14 A picture of someone you can't picture your life without

This is my brother. He is the coolest kid you will ever meet and the greatest example to me of a person that loves you no matter what.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 13 A picture of your favorite band or artist

I feel like this is weird of me to like. But I love Cat Stevens.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 12 A Picture of something you love

LA VILLA Grandma's Pizza.
It is the BEST pizza I have ever tasted. When I go to New York that is the FIRST place I want to eat out :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 11 A picture of something you hate

There are many things I don't like...

Being late, not having enough food at a dinner party YOU are hosting, being unprepared for anything, extremely small dessert portions, flakiness, plan-ditchers, upsetting surprises...
But, most of all... I really don't like disappointing people. It doesn't matter if I know you fairly well or if I just met you a few minutes ago. I like to make commitments and stick to them.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 10 A picture with someone you do the craziest things with

Oh just packing snow on our buddies' door at 2 in the morning.
Guilty as charged.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 09 A picture of someone who has gotten you through the most

When I have NO idea what I'm doing, that woman in the middle, the most incredible woman I know is who I turn to. Josh being in this pic is an added bonus cause he's one heck of a brother :)

Day 08 A picture that makes you laugh

This here is my Uncle Gene. He was trying to get one of my younger cousins to smile for a Family picture and his teeth popped out!

So funny :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 07 A picture of your most prized possession

Its kinda hard to see. But that gold band is my most prized possession. No a boy did not give it to me. Its my CTR ring and it fits perfectly on my ring finger. Even though my home teachers have recommended that I find another finger to put it on I find myself putting it back where it first went four years ago.

Maybe this is clearer picture...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 06 A picture of someone you want to trade lives with for one day

She's gorgeous.
She can cook.
She has a family.
She is successful.
She ALWAYS looks happy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 05 A picture of a favorite memory from the past year

This was my las day in provo last winter semester. It was spent with some of the coolest people I have ever known. Oh and the guy in the middle, I was just looking out for him hence the blurrage.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 03 Dahil May Isang Ikaw

I guess its not my all time favorite show but its last the series I saw from start to finish that I really liked. Theres a soft spot in my heart for Filipino soaps and this one hit the spot just right. My mom and I lost probably four solid days just watching this show, it was intense.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2 A picture with someone you are close with

This is Sonny. He is form Indonesia and we met when I was about 10 years old in primary and have been great friends ever since. He is in New York right now but we still catch up and keep each other updated on our lives. He's such a cool kid.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day One

A picture of yourself with ten facts

1. I have brown eyes.
2. I can speak four languages...ish
3. I spent 5 years in the Philippines, 13 years in New York, 2 years in Utah and 5 months in Texas.
4. I love anything thats green.
5. I sleep with a giant yellow stuffed duck that I call Luscious Lou.
6. I love to write.
7. I could watch foodnetwork ALL DAY.
8. My favorite dessert is apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
9. I'm always on the search for the perfect burger.
10. I'm a planner and I like to set and accomplish my goals.