cute animals...cutiemals!

Because technically today is my "Monday" and to celebrate the fact that the weekend is many days closer! Yayyy!!! Here are some cute cute CUUUUTE pics that just make people smile! ^^*

Are they real? Maybe? Might be? Should be!

Love it! ^^*

K-POP Mash-up Mixes by DJ MASA




I wanna see FIREWORKS!

I'm feeling the summer fever...BADDD! My lastest craving is FIREWORKS! But alas, NY state does not allow fireworks, so I must wait till July 4th when a friend and I will head south to Washington D.C. and enjoy a very hot and patriotic long Independence Day weekend. Whoohoo! I can hardly wait! So these picture are going to have to sustain me [and you] in the meantime.

what's the rush?!

Seriously...what is the rush?

What people don't realize that what being an "adult" being "mature" and having "experience" all really means "being responsible". We want to have all the fun without any of the responsibility or repurcussions, when it reality there is no time more fun than being a kid. You'll never be as energetic, full of potential, or untainted by cynics of the world than in your childhood. Now, I'm not foolish enough to believe that this is absolute. I know that not everyone has a wonderful childhood and unfortunately too many kids come from broken homes. However, a lot of family issues are generational as well as systemic, so problems need to be addressed somehow. This is not only the kid's fault, adults need to grow up and let kids be kids. Yes, a responsible child in the home will make life a little easier. But do not confuse this with a child who acts like an inresponisble adult, this will undoubtedly cause turmoil in the home. Therefore, let us encourage kids to be kids. I think its when we place the worries and responsibilities of adults on children that they begin to think that they are entitled to be treated as adults. Similarly to how God did not want Adam and Eve to eat the apple of the knowsledge of Good and Evil. Suddenly, we humans believe we know what is best and what is right and wrong, when in actuality we are only children who really are not ready for such responsibility. We must rely on God to show us the right way. Yes, its important to think about the future and prepare, but everyone, especially children need to live life today and not worry about the future. God will take care of tomorrow.

seem familiar?

My niece, Kayla dances with a friend she made at my sister's wedding :)

Me and my friend Anna, convincing to make me slow dance with her at our friend's wedding...

It's just TOO FUNNY!!! ^^*

so fresh and so green green!

I love bright GREEN!
It just looks so clean and fresh and makes me so happy! ^_^*

My Crazayyy Weekend

Instead of Grand Central, I took metro-north to Harlem 125th and took a cab to my friends apartment because I wanted to avoid the subway. [Note: just use the subway]
A fire broke out in a building down the street from my friend's apartment.
Went out to dinner at Yum Yum in Hell's Kitchen where they have great food and beautiful delicous cocktails! And they have this a great deal where you get your choice of spring rolls or dumplings with a purchase of a cocktail over $7! Yum Yummmm! ;D
Marie's Crisis...a showtunes piano bar. Who knew you could find sooo much talent and so many characters in one tiny dive bar!
Danced into the night at Stonewall!
Crossed paths with a Burgdorf-Goodman heir who invited us to go karaoke with his friends. He got us a private room at U2 Karaoke in St. Marks where we sang till dawn, literally. [Note: my karaoke urge was satisfied!] Thanks for making mine and my friend's night G!
Cab ride home at's so peaceful in the city before the hustle and bustle begins.
After a short [very short] nap, brunch at Tom's Restaurant on 112th and Broadway. [aka. the Seinfield diner] Nothing beats diner breakfast food! ^^*
Sunday lunch after church with a PA friend who came to speak about beginning her missions work in Jordan.
Sunday shopping, which definitely became a mini-shopping spree. However, at least I was blessed to find many pieces I can wear both to work or anytime...rather than nothing at all!

Really crazy, tiring, random, but all in all great weekend!

Imagine this...

I'm 23, almost 24 years old [meh] and I'm wondering what happened to my imagination? What happened to the days when I could entertain myself with a straw or an unsharpened pencil. Nowadays, we are bombarded with media and entertainment. [and yes, I know how ironic it is that I'm am stating this on a blogsite] Modern technology and CGI effects has brought into reality what was once figments of someone's imagination and fairytale. Has all this overstimulation caused our imaginations to burnout or are they laying dormant and underused? Has our desire to make the fantasy into reality left the realm of fantasy a bit smaller?

I feel the urge...

UGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...I sooo wish to be anywhere else but here right now and doing anything else but what I have to do today...and unfortunately everyday for that matter...

Anyways, this post is about the recent cravings or urges I've been feeling. [haha, I sound like a pregnant woman] It's probably summer fever, the fact that people are starting to take vacation, students are done with their school year, and generally its just too sunny and hot to be in the office. [especially an office with no windows]

Last night I felt the biggest urge to...KARAOKE!!!

And not the Filipino household kind of karaoke, where you plug in your MagicMic and go at it for hours in your livingroom, but go to an actually karaoke room with your friends and sing and dance into the night like you're rock stars!

Now this is sooo random...even for ME, but I've been craving waffles lately! Not the syrupy breakfasty kind, but the desserty, covered in chocolate/nutella or whipcream kind.

I'm definitely looking for dessert and not a nutritious beginning to my morning OK!

This is more of a necessary FIX than and urge because I desperately need to get my hair DONE! [ok, maybe not desperately, but it's becoming a problem] I have black roots over an inch in length which quickly turn to an orangey brown, that WAS formerly and reddish brown. I also need a REAL haircut by a PROFESSIONAL, preferably a gay Asian male named Yao, who can only be found in Chinatown NY. Therefore, I must save up and trek all the way down there to battle this thick hairy beast on my head.

p.s. I really want to go for a more purple color and need to do something about my eyebrows this time around. They are just too black and stick out like caterpillars next to dyed hair.

It's summer so I'm ALWAYS in the mood for ice cream! My absolute favorite is Mr. Softee vanilla softserve with rainbow sprinkles! This stuff totally hits my happy spot! I was fortunate to have one the other day with my friend, but Mr. Softee trucks are rare in these here parts :'(.

In the meantime I've been fighting this heatwave with Wendy's vanilla frostys...good, but no comparison.

seem familiar?

how is my...

Drink plenty of
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar...try to, but I snack like a pig
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants...again, trying to...I'm headed to Trder Joe's after work today.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy...I'll keep that in mind.
Play more games...not really a game player, more of an observer
Read more books than you did in 2010...unfortunately no, and I read well in 2010, I really need to get started if I'm gonna accomplish this one.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day...does asleep count?
Sleep for 7 hours...yeahhhish
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile...ok walking and smiling, gotcha

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about...I have to remember that we are all created in God's image, but we are also all created to be different.
Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment...God is in control and He will not tempt us beyond what we can bear. I must submit to God's will daily and focus on His blessings in my life.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits...this can be paired with comparing oneself to others, in order to keep our limits, we must know our limits. Do not expect too much from yourself just because this is what other people or society expect from us.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else's important to step away from the situation and keep the big picture in mind. Laughter can be the best medicine.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip...oh a hard one, definitely need to work on this. Especially in today's society, imformation is so free moving, but gossip is gossip and rumors and rumors, and at the end of the day, it's really not any of my business.
Dream more while you are awake...I'm such a realistic thinker, I've limited myself and even limited God's power in my life because I just don't allow myself to believe certain things are possible. I am a skeptic.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need...God is a great provider. I have more than enough and I am letting myself be influence by other into thinking I want something because "everyone" wants it. When in actuality, having or not having is all in my head, it really does not change much.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness...the cycle of anger and grudges has to end somewhere. We cannot change was has past, but every new day has new possibilities.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate's also exhausting. Especially when acts of love are so fun and feel so good. There's no bigger high.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present...what past is past, move foward and embrace opportunities.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you...another way to think about this is that no one can take your happiness unless you give it to them.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a never stop learning, the second you stop life will simply become boring.
Smile and laugh more...Amen!
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...ya, cause I'm probably right, but too tired to argue.

Call your family, I really hate phones
Each day give something good to others...I try, I try to do good everyday
Forgive everyone for everything...HA, I'll work on that, I need a big helping hand from Jesus.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6...there's plenty of little ones at church and I find the elderly so amusing, I should really try to actively spend more time with them.
Try to make at least three people smile each day...I hope I make people smile, I'd hate to do the opposite.
What other people think of you is none of your isn't I guess, but it still hurts. Like the previous post says, I want to make people smile, but I hope they're not laughing at me.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch...Amen, friends are the family we choose, don't neglect them!

Do the right thing!...Always!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful...need to keep that in mind. Sometimes we just overestimate ourselves and don't think something will harm us.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change...nothing stays the same.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show take real courage to show up, and dressing up make you feel better about being there.
The best is yet to come...I have faith that it will, because God promises so.

The Advice Post

...because you should NOT ignore good advice!