Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bring out your inner child

and embrace it

and so it seems like I am missing a picture...

The one where I am in the midst of doing cartwheel...

Yeah about that... my timer and I were a couple of milliseconds off.

Here is the story: Beside this field is a road. Coincidentally every time I turn the timer on and ran to do a cartwheel, a car would pass by. 11 shots were taken, yeah... awkward, but funny. :]

Monday, December 27, 2010

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams"
-Ashley Smith

Here is the story: I thought it was warm outside when I went for a jog/take pictures. I changed my mind after 30 minutes of walking against the wind. I decided to keep jogging towards my favorite spot to watch the sunset. Turns out it was 34 degrees outside, with a windshield at 27 degrees. Brrr. It was worth it though. Lesson learned: Bring a jacket!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Feliz Navidad

"Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. Just like the rest of the year."

Happy Birthday to our savior, Jesus!

(Sadly, I did not have my camera to capture a great picture for this wonderful day.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


"As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognized by others." -Robert Brault

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." -Earl Nightingale

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Reputation is for time; character is for eternity."
-J.B. Gough

Last but not least:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Love. Hope. Dream.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The little things in life

Second day back in Kansas. I went for a walk to watch the sunset like I used to back in the summer. I found this flower. I never thought the picture would turn out like this. Kansas might not have many known attractions, but the nature makes up for it.

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all."
"Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings."
"He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well."

Song: All Things Bright And Beautiful
"Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading."
-Kevin Smith

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A step ahead,

then the day before.

I like colored pictures, but black and white has it's own category of beauty.
(Green tea ice cream taken a while ago).

Friday, December 3, 2010


Finals are coming and I need to improve my self control. I must admit that I can easily procrastinate when I am on my computer using the internet. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogspot, and anything related to cooking/baking are my weaknesses. Maybe I am being a little sarcastic by using the word "weak", but it's something alike. For the next two weeks (until December 15th), I will not go on any site mentioned above. Time to improve my self control.

"Don't you know it's true what they say
Things are sent to try you
But your time's coming around
So don't you stop trying"
-Bring It All Back To You by S Club 7

(Random picture I took in the metro. I like the lighting!)

Below I listed some songs that are motivational to me, maybe they will be motivational to you!

Someone's Watching Over Me by Hilary Duff
The Tide is High by Atomic Kitten
Bet on it by Zac Efron
Pick Yourself Up by Diana Krall
I Can by Nas
Tha Climb by Miley Cyrus
Life by Beckah Shae
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole
And Run by He is We
On the Brightside by NeverShoutNever
Bring It All Back To You by S Club 7


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thinking Freely

"Gonna grow up, Be someone.
Draw a map, find a path.
Take a breath and run." -He is We (song: And Run)

(Picture of a mini cupcake a friend made, sitting on my desk.)

Happy December!
and the countdown begins:
  • 13 days until my last final ^_^
  • 16 days until I fly home <3
  • 23 days until Christmas!!!
  • 29 days left of 2010
  • 1 month and 12 days until half marathon

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Big City Dreams

This break, I was very lucky to get the chance to go to New York City for Thanksgiving with most of my family. We got there at midnight and lined up the streets for the Macy's Parade at 4 in the morning. If I could describe my experience in 3 words, I would say: COLD, AMAZING, and DIFFERENT. It made me appreciate the beauties of Kansas. I am posting a couple of pictures from the trip:
Manhattan NY, NY
Si se puede!

Amanda Cosgrove from Drake & Josh and ICarly

Oh Yeah!

Keri Hilson


I just want to tell everyone that You've Got a Friend by McFly is such a beautiful cover and the video is amazing. This makes me want to go out there and help out. If anybody has ever read the book, Angels of Mercy by Lurlene McDaniel, they would understand what an eye opening experience it is to go out there to help.

Someday. Hopefully soon.

Brand New Day

During break, while waiting for the bus, I went exploring around Union Station. I found the roof!

"Enjoy the little things, for one day may look back and realize they were big things."
-Robert Brault.

*Looking in


*Looking Out

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

A wise person once told me...

to stand up for what I believe.
(Picture taken in Baltimore next to pier)
"Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace."
Oscar Wilde


First of all, I would like to say that in 15 minutes I will be taking my last exam in one of my classes. Instead of studying, I am deciding to blog about this amazing friend of mine. This friend of mine was one of the most inspirational people who brought me closer to my faith and to live my life to the fullest. I love her so much. Anyway, today I received a package from her on the mail with a birthday present and a lovely note. I cannot explain how bless I am to have her in my life.

AH I MISS HER! This winter break, our motto is:
"We are gonna bake until our ovens break". (Since we love to cook!)
She send me so many types of hot chocolate packets for cold winter days. Also, a magnetic cupcake because we both love baking.

"Good friends are like stars...you don't always get to see them, but you know where they are."

Dear Andrea,
Sincerely, Amy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


A couple of days ago, while I was walking back to my dorm room, I realized something. I don't think I've ever stopped myself from doing something so usual, like walking, to hear my surroundings. It was weird though because instead of hearing nature like I did back in Kansas, I heard cars and other unnatural noises. Although I should have expected that, I had forgotten how far I've come. It was one of those moments where I' had to make sure I was really there. Haha. The point of my story was to point out how drastically life changes with time and how the smallest observations like noises could be so precious.

"In a moment, everything can change.
Feel the wind on your shoulder."
When I am homesick or just in the mood for a song that soothes me, I like to listen to songs like this one:

"And I know that I am never alone, and I know that my heart is my home, every missing piece of me, I can find in the melody."
-Melody by Kate Earl

Monday, November 15, 2010

I made a sign!

Insert a "d" with the word "love"...

No caption needed.
I made a sign as a sort of motivation and reminder to stay focus with school work.
I love my family and friends. I really do.
They have helped me get here, it's my turn to show them my gratitude.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Google is right

I think Google just left me a message:

Fine Google, I WILL go running tomorrow.

P.S. Who said that running is NOT a sport? Psssh.

Friday, November 12, 2010

What? A food blog?

"In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips"

Even though these are not cookies (actually muffins), they still make my life fluffy and sweet.

To the circle of life, I like to call my friends!
I cannot live without you!
The Sweet Tooth Girl (A.K.A. Yellow Balloon)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Love Like Woe

I have this on my head: "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes. Saying AYO! Gotta let go! I wanna celebrate and live my life. Saying AYO! Baby, let's go!" Dynamite by Taio Cruz.
I love it!

Recent photos:

"Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."
Jim Bishop
Picture taken in D.C.

"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
Benjamin Franklin

Water bottle at a restaurant

P.S. The title for this post is a song title by The Ready Set. It's very catchy. Ciao.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh Monday

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses"
-Tom Wilson

Have a great day :]

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Start all over again

Sometimes we try to seek for reassurance. We look for the little spark of light that always lead us out of a hole we call our troubles. Just remember:

Don't give up!

*Two anonymous friends walking on campus.

Now Playing: Pick Yourself Up by Diana Krall

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle

So I have this book called "8,789 Words of Wisdom" and I feel like sharing some quotes:)

  • "Make a difference in life."
  • "As you walk, look for miracles along the way."
  • "When you are in a hole, stop digging."
  • "When you are upset, tired, or stressed, stay away from the fridge!"
Quoting the author: "only YOU can bring wisdom to yourself".
Goodnight world!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Natures first green is gold..."


Walking in Georgetown at dusk.

"I'm just a bill.
Yes, I'm only a bill.
And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

Egg drop experiment for class.

Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes) built/baked this cake for the school!
*It was taken after the cake was cut.

Repelling off the school's library. 80 feet of fun?
This was not my "challenge" zone.
This was more like my "panic" zone.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for a protest.
My bad. Wrong timing to visit the monuments...