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A New Chapter

Before Christmas, I went to Tennessee for a cousin’s family trip. All the cousins decided to go somewhere none of us have been to. The trip was marvelous, we enjoyed hiking and being outdoors. We stayed in a cabin near Smoky Mountains and that was wonderful. It was like we left the social world behind and just enjoyed each other’s company. Trips like this makes me grateful for the family and friends that I have. Can you go one day without your phone or electronic device? I’m glad that this trip was such a hit that we are planning to do it an annual thing. I wonder what our next location will be.

I am so thankful to be part of a team filled with such strong women. They taught me a lot of about the hospitality industry. These women are caring, kind and smart. It was a pleasure working with them and I could not ask for a better people to learn from. We had a holiday party for the staff and it was fun seeing all the managers serving us. That was a nice surprise! Overall, it was a fun event and I had a good time seeing everyone getting drunk.

The end of my 2013 was filled with relaxation and a small weekend trip. Also, it was hectic and I was so wrapped into it that I neglected to make a post. The only way to end 2013 was to catch a burlesque show called the Slutcracker. I loved that we were able to see a show filled with laughter and a sense of originality. One aspect that I like to stress about the show was that they were comfortable in their own skin. This show was not a way to portray the perfect skinny body. Instead, many of the actors and actresses did not have what people consider the “perfect” body or the norm. I like that a lot, we need to promote more self-love and self acceptance in this society.

Instead of having many new years resolution, I would like to just be better than I was last year. Everyone is already saying that they feel 2014 seems a lot better than 2013. I just know that 2014 will be the year to take charge and jump at any opportunity that head my way. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?



Mini Resemblance





Do you have a little sister/niece/nephew/brother that you see yourself in them? Sometimes I think that Jasmine is my mini version. I used to be exactly like her when I was little. Instead of helping my mom clean when I was younger, I would run outside to play hopscotch or go upstairs to my neighbor’s house and play. You just want to be a kid and each day is a brand new adventure. She is just as adventurous as I am, I remembered when she was two. This little girl was the queen of climbing, she would climb everywhere high and low. I love that my niece love the outdoors more than playing her video games.

For as long as I could remember, I dived right into arts and crafts, painting, drawing and making things. My drawings started off as stick figures, square heads and now they look more realistic. As for Jasmine, she is so creative, you have no idea! She would make the coolest things, like cutting out rainbows and placing a triangle on the bottom of it. It just looks right. Somehow I would think her ideas are so mature that it scares me. I love the fact that no one taught her how to make certain things and she ends up creating it on her own. Sometimes her creativity caused her to get in trouble because she would leave trails of paper cutting everywhere. I remember being young and not care like that, but now as we grow older, we know better.

I feel like I am her second mother sometimes; babysitting, feeding, and taking her places An interesting fact: I named her. You know those books with baby names, somehow I stumbled upon names that begins with J and Jasmine caught my eye. The reason? Maybe because I love Jasmine in Aladdin or because the smell of Jasmine is lovely. Or because whoever is named Jasmine have a  strong, determined nature in them. Jasmine definitely have a strong natured in her. Now that she is six, she say the most adorable things, “I can’t wait to get older (referring to being seven), I will have long hair just like you.” This little girl really is me! I remember being young and hoping my mom would let me have long hair like my sisters. Instead I get the typical bowl haircut with the bangs.   Or sometimes she would say things similar to this, “Grandpa can’t go to the zoo with us because he doesn’t have enough monies.” 

I just hope that she enjoys being young than wishing to grow up. We long to be young again, I think that is one of many things children tend to forget and take for granted.



Many things occurred for a reason, you are still part of the family. It is difficult to meet such genuine people and you are exactly that.

That saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” If only everyone think like that, I barely talk about it to anyone because everyone have their own problems. There is no need to add more onto their plate. Instead, I hope and wish that one day we will be able to get through this obstacle and be happy again. It saddens me that we are going through this. Not only that but seeing the true characters of some people is horrifying.

What happened to “blood is thicker than water?” 

n. heartache, an emotional pain to the heart.