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It would be an understatement for me to say that I hate saying “good-byes”.  I don’t think it’s a blessing but rather a curse for me to get so emotionally attached to people who come into my life….

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somewhere in barbados….

I recently made a friend/pen pal who is living the life that I would want more than anything right now.  Not only does he get to travel the world but he gets to fly, for most part, in business/first class, stay at the best hotels and dine at the most exclusive places.  Okay, seriously beginning to like this character less and less as I talk about him…

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Just came back from my short trip to LA and went to Disneyland for the first time.  YES, it was my first time although I’ve lived there for years and years. But at this happiest place on earth, I’ve experienced one of the scariest moments of my life.

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My newest purchase from Gilt today.  At this rate, I WILL need to get a job.  And apparently I LOVE shoes more than Claudia.  Although I didn’t steal them from her, and we are on the oppt coasts, we will be wearing the same shoes on some days.   I can’t wait to wear them.  Perfect for NYC Fall!

Katherine sent me an one liner email that read, “photo contest AND you can try the new Dominos Pizza” with the link for “Show Us Your Pizza” contest.

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Yesterday during service at church, something unexpected happened.  God spoke to me again thru the song “How He Loves” .   He was able to use this one song to bring me, so far, 4 different message.  And this is the 3rd blog entry relating to this one song by John Mark McMillan.

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I saw Kick Ass in Seattle while visiting my bff Gian at a theater where they served alcohol.  I think I would’ve enjoyed this movie even without the alcohol.  Yes, there was incredible amount of violence, and yes there was incredible amount of profanity, and yes, most of it was from actors who were just kids .  But it was one of the most entertaining movies that I’ve seen in a really long time.  Mindless, good action, good plot,  and good dialogue.  It was  satisfying in so many ways.  John and I watched it recently and I was glad I made the time to watch it again.

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Mad Men is back and everything feels right with the world.  I enjoy this show because I feel as though it slows down my crazy world at least for an hour.  Of course Don Draper is probably one of the most fascinating characters on TV right now and he’s incredibly handsome, so it makes it even more interesting to watch.  I actually have a friend who has a pix of Don Draper as a wallpaper in her phone.   She shall remain anonymous.

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Vitrocolor – Narrow Mouth Carafe (Org $36… Now $18) – Simple and elegant.  Just my style.  Although I would have no clue what to do with these bottles. | continue reading |

This is the third time that this song has managed to bring me a profound and impacting message into my life in the past 9 months. | continue reading |

Claudia was wearing these when we were in Seattle, and I secretly wanted to steal them and bring them back with me to NYC.  But figured our friendship means more to me than a pair of cute shoes so I had to stop myself.  John Varvatos + Chuck Taylors = can’t go wrong.

One of the biggest misconception that people have about Christians is that, we as Christians don’t believe that tragic and heart breaking things will happen to us.  And that somehow that when these horrible circumstances hit our lives, we are able to have it not impact our lives, emotions, and hearts.  Well, I could tell you from my personal experiences that, that is just not true. | continue reading |

I was at the Ninth Street Espresso in East Village with some friends this past Saturday.  Good coffee, good company, and beautiful weather in NYC.  Sometime, there’s nothing better in life.

Alrite, it’s been a little more than forever and a half since my last posting.  Funny thing.  I thought I would be more diligent about updating the blog when I had more time on my hand but it’s been more challenging to do so.  But this is a good way for me to make a come back to the blogosphere.

PHOENIX!!!!!!! Okay, Claudia introduced me to them some time ago.  I think there was a point in my life when I thought she would pack up her bags and follow them around the world and possibly even marry someone from the group.   But she’s older and wiser now and living in LA, doing the LA thing.

Anywho, I’ve been listening to them non-stop for past couple of days.   Incredibly awesome music and I have to admit I don’t always know what they are saying, but it’s the type of music that I could listen to for hours at a time and even have one song on repeat for hours at a time.

Here are some songs that I found on YT.  You may recognize some of the songs from the recent Cadillac commercials.




I am in Jacksonville, FL for couple of days visiting a friend and her lovely kids.  But while I am having alot of fun reconnecting with good buddies, I am also coming down with a total case of chair envy.  She has not 1, not 2, but THREE different styles of Eames in her house.  Actually I am sitting in one right now…. LOVE IT! 


I am 34 today.  This was the cake that Susan got for me on my 32nd bday.  I somehow managed to convince Susan and Claudia to fly out to Nashville, TN for my bday that year.  Susan flew across the country with this cake from LA from my favorite bakery in the universe.  SWEET LADY JANE!  It was one incredible weekend that I will probably never forget.


Today I went to Fig & Olive with Simon for lunch.  We had their prix fixe for $25 and a nice glass of chardonnay.  No better way to spend a hump day at a really fantastic resturant with really awesome company.  It’s definitely a place I would recommend to anyone who is by meatpacking area.


So I found ou this week that one of my coworker, Craig Motz, was competiting in the Ironman.   I’ve always known that he was an athlete but apparently I  totally underestimated his athletic abilities.

I grew up watching the Ironman on TV and always wondered what kind of people were able to compete in such tough race.  Now I know.  Craig’s one of the funniest man in the office and really is a nice guy overall.  I hope he’s doing well on today and best of luck to Mr. Motz !!


Sorry Craig, I couldn’t find any pix of you being super “athletic”….. OR these were just more “you”…. : )

Saw this video this morning and it totally made my day.  And I’ve been watching it all day just as I am pumping out some financial reports.  These are the things that I LOVE about this video

  1. The title of the video is called “JK Wedding… ”  hello?  My initial.. JK!
  2. Chris Brown’s “forever”.  It’s my favorite song like ever.
  3. The initial tossing of the paper by the two usher at the beginning of the video.  Hilarious.  Totally set the tone for the rest of the video
  4. The sunglasses….
  5. The Matrix move at the end… classic music video style! 

I don’t know if any of my friends would’ve had the balls to do something like this but I did try to convince John to dance to Barry White’s “you’re my first, my last my everything”, “Saturday Nite Fever” style.  No, it didn’t fly…

… a magic message bean


So Gina forwarded me this article on CNN this morning.  I think she did it because we had numerous conversation about this very topic.   Is it extreme to delete a friend that you technically don’t want to be friends with anymore?  I’ve had people “unfriend” me on Facebook, and it totally left me feeling, “BUT WHY???” 

But girl friends are a whole different animal.  I realize as I get older, I have few girl friends that I love and adore and we always have a blast whenever we get together.  These friends will be friends for a life time and that will never change.  And I have girl friends who are just high maintenance.  I have to cater to their needs, their schedule, their time, their feelings, their issues, their lives all the time.  Even if they say that it’s not like that, it’s TOTALLY like that.  And if I don’t, then I get dumped into the “bad friend” category.  What’s up with that?  And who has time for crap like that?  I am realizing, I clearly don’t. 

Maybe I should unfriend some of these girl friends… hmmmm… maybe not.

cinespia1…movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary during the summer

soo. i’m going to be very frank. i have had hickies on my neck. like massive ones. so embarrassing. so i was talking to a friend via gchat and well.. just read.
me: osssh
         so i realized i was talking to my mom
         without covering my marks
         thankfully she didn’t have her contacts in
         which means she’s literally blind as a bat
         i think she’s like a -10.5 or something
Alex: maybe she just didnt say anything
me: and secretly thinks i’m a big slut
        or gets beaten
Alex: or both
me: LOL
Alex: both kinda makes sense
me: i was just going to type that
        yeah. because i’m a big slut whore i get slapped around
        because i also try to keep some of the money i earn
Alex: yeah thats a big no no.
            so basically either yur mom desperately needs glasses
            or has a pretty low opinion of you and feels no need to interfere with your questionable lifestyle
January 2022