Saturday, September 17, 2011

the little things

hey guysss guess what?
so i've been exploring a bit more around my new home since i've moved out and i've actually discovered two places near by that i think i'll be frequenting during my stay up here.
one of them being the library. which is pretty awesome that it's close by and i think has a pretty good selection of books and they also have a duck pond right across the parking lot. and get this: they sell duck food! my inner child is pretty psyched about this cuz, c'mon, it's fun to feed ducks :]
the other place being miramar lake where you can go fishing, boating, hiking and other lake things. [[well except swimming but i think the reasons are pretty legit]].
i drove around the little parking lot bit of the lake and i found this set of stairs that lead down to the water [[for fishing perhaps?]] and i thought right then and there that i'd go to lake miramar for all, if not most of my photos for my blog.

i went there around 10am yesterday hoping i'd get some nice morning light [[maybe since it was already 10]] but nope. cloudy and overcast :p
but despite that, i thought it was a pretty nice day and it was a bit chilly in a way where it makes you think that colder days are right around the corner. for the most part there weren't really a lot of people at the lake when i went but a couple still passed by me while i was taking pictures. [[those pesky hikers...]] *slightly awkward*
also after the picture taking i skated a bit around the lake [[which is about 5 miles around]] and i've got to say, it was actually nice and pretty peaceful :] i'd pass a couple of joggers here and there but it was mostly just me, a nice view of the lake and a couple of bluejays here and there.
unfortunately i didn't go around the whole lake. when i came to a sign that said something like, "big decline and sharp turn ahead--caution" i was just like, "nuh uh. noo buddy i don't wanna die" lol
anyways, i'm thinking lake miramar is gonna be a place i'm gonna be going to a lot for pictures and for down time to think. [[always wanted one of those]] i think a little piece of nature near by is just what i needed :]
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

knock knock

so i know i haven't been updating like i should have but seriously, this past month has been totally busy what with me moving out of my parents' house and school starting. it's all been a bit of a blur some of the time and i haven't really had time to take outfit shots.
but anyhoo, i have some photos from the last few weeks of my summer for you guys anyways :] [[those of you who are kind of enough to read my blog :D]]

so a couple of weeks ago i went up to LA for a family reunion on my mom's side and it pretty much ran like any other reunion. you know, eating a bunch of good semi-home cooked food, relatives saying "aww you're so big now! do you have a boyfriend?", etc.
then once me and my cousins get bored we head over to the near by park to hang out for an hour or two :]

[[yea...this is where i get the crazy from lol]]

i've actually worn this outfit several times since it's pretty easy to put together and despite the southern california heat, this dress actually kept me pretty cool :] though in retrospect, probably shouldn't have worn heels to the park. [[i couldn't walk very far the next day -_____-;]]
later on that day i also had another reunion only on my biological dad's side where i actually got to meet all of my siblings! which is a pretty big deal since this is the first time we've all pretty much been together under one roof. [[with the exception of one of my brothers who couldn't make it but other than that, we were all together :D]]

i haven't seen my brothers since i was 13 and i haven't met my eldest sister irene til that day and it was pretty funny how long we hugged when we finally met each other. everybody was all, "uhhh any day now you guys..." lol
and i got to meet all my nephews and nieces which was pretty crazy how many there were! but it was still pretty awesome since they all seemed to like me and i love me some little kids to chill with ;]
i dunno, that day was just very hallmark-y and i'm pretty glad that it all happened :]

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