Monday, August 22, 2011

Cherry Limeade Morning

Yesterday was not a bittersweet moment, if anything, it would be a cherry limeade morning (I know..bit contradicting). Bit the lime, drank the sweet lemonade, got goosebumps from the ice, and saved the best for last.
Cows are so cute!
There is something about airports and traveling, that makes interesting stories.

 So yesterday, I was at the airport and...

On my first flight, I met this guy who was sitting next to me. You could tell he was a morning person. I will call him Mr. Encouraging because that was all he did. The whole flight he just kept encouraging me to work hard and finish school. So to Mr.Encouraging, if you are ever going to read this, thank you!

On my connection flight, I discovered what it was like to be on an airplane back in the days. You see, I was on an Boeing S80 model airplane. What made it so special? Seating in the last seat next to the engine that went ROARRRRRRR. The whole ride I closed my eyes and tried to imagine as if I was riding in one of the first airplanes ever made.

Once arriving to my final destination, I prepared myself for the hardest part: Transferring four different size luggage to the train station. That was some strategical moment for me. With a couple of sweat drops, failed attempts, and a couple of elevator rides,  I made it to the train station. This leads to my second to last story...

At the train station, I met Mrs. Tanzania. Whatti whatta? I didn't know either let me explain. She was born in Tanzania and recently moved to the US of A for her masters program. She was one of the two people that helped me with my bags during the train ride. What a lovely lady and a hard worker too. Her working shifts were at night and in the day time she had school. I have come to realize that I cannot complain about my weekly schedule ahead after knowing someone else circumstances.

Last but not least was the ride to home away from home. Thanks to my friend Mark, I was able to save money by switching to Geico...I meant... by not having to take a taxi. I made it! Wooo. Although I did not have much to thank my friend/driver Mark and my friend Megan, I have promised to make them home-made cookies.

Sad to say farewell to friends and family. Really. Excited and nervous for school. So thankful to God that He brought me back to school safe with new lessons along the way!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Early Rising

Some people are just naturals. Others can wake up early if they give it a try. And then there are those myself, who really have to put an effort to wake up early (no naps allowed).

"A day feels well spent when I wake up early."
  • The feeling that your bed is the most comfortable place the moment the alarm goes off. Need some discipline.
  • The smell of breakfast and a cup of coffee can be arrange once you are out of bed. Fuel for your body.
  • Waking up at an awkward time between breakfast and lunch with an empty stomach. To wait or not to wait...
  • Staring at the clock at noon and realizing how productive your morning has been. Happy dance.
  • Waking up at noon and feeling like the day is almost over. Leaving tasks for tomorrow...
  • The ability to take a walk on a fresh summer morning to watch the sun rise. First thing first; God. Fuel for your soul.
  • Waking up late and staying indoors to avoid summer heat simultaneously the beauty of nature (unfortunately). Time is precious.
That came from personal experience. 
No matter whether we are morning or night people, there is always a way to accommodate when we plan our day wisely. 
As much as I am trying to persuade you to set your alarm at the crack of dawn, I am also trying to persuade you to let your body and mind rest if that means sleeping in until __(insert time). 
Scattered storms in the morning. What a sight!

I think it is more appreciative to sleep in after a long week of work, than to sleep in every day. 
Something to be thankful for.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Underline Life

Food for Thought 
Message in a stall
Words of Wisdom: yes. Vandalism: probably. Random spot: very.
Happy cows come from Kansas.
What lays behind might be a blur, but you can still look back at the beautiful sunset.
If you stick your thumb into the screen. Is the saying true? haha.
The stars are most visible when the road ahead is pitch black.
Trust in God for He will lead you. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Summer should get a speeding ticket!"

Quoting my friend Jayson. I totally agree.
It seems like June was just here, when I was coming home and flowers were blooming beautifully.
Kansas. Shouts "welcome home!"
Natural beauty
and then it was July.
The month dedicated to summer school and baking.
Attempting to create art from ingredients
Quinoa bars
August came in a heart beat. 
The month of greetings, packing, and farewells.
The Little Apple, Kansas
but this month is not over yet. Yes!!!!!!!!!

Precious moments: every single second
Celebrating the little things
To this spontaneous, adventurous, sometimes slow, and often times fast summer; it has been a blast.
The sunrise in Kansas. (Behind the dirty windshield. oopsie)
Grasias a Dios!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hey you

(Please) Don't say you can't do something, until you give it a try.
Actions speak louder than words.
My story: A month and a half ago, I thought I wasn't going to pass my summer class after receiving my first exam back. Two weeks after summer school was over, I am here to tell you that I did pass. In good standards.

Whether it is a mental, physical, or spiritual challenge you are going through; don't give up.

Here is an inspirational video  (spotted from Aggie).

Change the world!