Life happens fast…crazy fast.  I can’t believe it’s almost October!  A lot has happened in the last month (since my last post), and I can’t even start getting into it right now. So, this will be just a quick update. Writing  Hopefully I can re-activate the writer in me and find new motivation because there […]


This summer, I went to Universal Studios Hollywood. I enjoyed the first part of the day the most because there were less people. That place gets packed! The first place we stopped at was Harry Potter World!  The buildings really made you feel like you were stepping outside of LA. I made to sure to […]


For those that don’t know, I grew up as a military brat. At one point in time in elementary school, I lived in upstate New York and I made friends with a neighbor. Even though I didn’t recognize it at the time, we were probably the only hispanic families in that area. She was a […]


You read that title correctly. I have officially moved out of Texas. While I was happy to bid farewell to the state of Texas, it was hard to say goodbye to my friends, family, coworkers, and students. I had mixed feelings about saying goodbye to my apartment. It was far too expensive for my budget, but I loved […]

Pretty much my sentiment

Today was the last day of my Spring 2016 courses. I’m so happy to be done. *happy dance*  I have less than 3 months left to go, and then I will hold a Master’s Degree. I am pretty excited, but these last two weeks were pretty stressful. The classes I took this semester relied heavily […]


Last summer, my GRE scores were going to expire, and I did not want to retake the test for graduate school. (My scores were really high and I did NOT want to study again.) I decided that it was time to get a Master’s degree–for real this time. Years ago, I had contemplated studying international […]


While some people grow up loving Thanksgiving, I was always impartial. There are two things I love to eat this day: deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. As for anything else…I can take it or leave it. Do I hear, “Blasphemy” !?  haha. Despite my own lack of Thanksgiving ‘cheer,’ my family usually pulls together to […]


I have a problem. While I do not consider myself a workaholic, I have a hard time saying no to work especially when I either (a) care about the job or (b) like my supervisor.  As a result, I have about…four jobs right at this moment. Make that FIVE if you count being a part […]

View of downtown from my classroom

I have found myself back in a full-time teaching position. I thought these days were over, and yet, I have never fully left teaching. After all, my first job back in the States was as at an elementary school (with some hilarious kids). One of the first things I did in my new classroom was to look […]


I have been a long time fan of the band, The Offspring. While their newest stuff isn’t as popular as the old, I genuinely enjoy their music and gladly listen to every new album. I had always wanted to see them live, but I had only one missed opportunity before I went to Korea in 2010. As […]

tie-dye cakes

I have a lot of high expectations for myself. There are lot of things I want to do, goals I want to achieve, and routines I want to create and maintain. I could offer a whole bunch of reasons as to why I’m not meeting my goals, but they would be excuses. I need to move […]

Time for a new pair of glasses..this pic was taken about a week ago(?) March 2015.

I recently landed a new job! Not only do I enjoy it, it pays better than any job I’ve had before! It is nice to have a steady pay check (again). With this new-found money, I have quite a few things that I want to buy…so I figured I’d give you an insight into my […]