January 26, 2010

corner view "my favorite hangout place"

My favorite hangout place would probably be out on my porch. That's where I write my songs. It's very inspiring to me and it feels like the ocean's right in front of me. In the day, I watch the sky and the clouds move and in the night, I see the stars, beautiful, mini, blinking suns and every once in a while, I'll see fireworks or even a shooting star.

The Wonderful World of Childhood

One day when Shawn was sitting in the living room building with blocks, I thought to myself, he's having so much fun with little pieces of wood. And that thought got me thinking. When you're a child, curiosity is endless. You're constantly exploring, discovering new things. Boredom doesn't exist yet. If you find a flower growing in the grass, you'll sit there for minutes at a time touching it, feeling it, and when you pick it, there's more to the discovery. How does it come off? What is it and what does it do? The world is open to you and your eyes catch everything. Blocks can be so fascinating and when you grow up you look at it and say "Oh, that's not interesting, it's just wood." You forget the fun you had with it the previous years, when joy was easily found. But childhood innocence is a beautiful thing that you don't want to lose, so hold it tight and never let it go.

Nature's Natural Beauty

Sometimes you're walking and you see something and you want to remember it forever and share it with the world. One day, my mom was out in the garden planting some flowers and I spotted a beautiful bright-red ladybug on a leaf. I ran inside and started wildly looking for my camera and when I found it, the ladybug was gone. With the camera hung around my neck, I started searching through every leaf and finally depressed, I sat down. I looked over and there she was sitting on the basil. Sitting right in front of my eyes was the miracle of life.


January 24, 2010

Fun with a Wig

Today was kind of a boring Sunday. Well not for Annabel, she has a friend over right now. So, I'm left with my blog.

Annabel likes to play a goofy version of American Idol and we all pretend to be total weirdos. I dug up an old wig and Shawn and I had some fun.


These were taken by me and are supposed to be Shawn as a teenage rock star.
Shawn is in a wig and my mom's sunglasses which are prescription and are quite hard to see in.

So, now you know what we do at home when we're not entertained well.

January 20, 2010

corner view "my style"

Well I'm really a tomboy at heart. No pinks. Lavender's good. Blues, grays, whites, browns. I always have my hair up. Usually in a bun. I've gotten a few comments like, "It makes you look like an old lady" or "It makes you look like a dork, no offense." Shawn's funny, he thinks just because you say "no offense" after or before you insult someone, it makes them feel better. I don't think he's a fan of my bun or my tomboy-ness.

I like sneakers and shorts and jeans.

 Kinda boring, but it's me.

Thanks for reading!

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January 13, 2010

corner view "holiday"

There are lots of holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, all on a specific day. But how I see it, every day is a holiday for each day of living is a true blessing each of us is lucky to have. 

January 7, 2010

Swami's Visit

I'm sure some of you have heard of Amma, or the "Hugging Saint." Well she has Swamis and bramacharis (bra-ma-char-ees), people who train under Amma's spiritual teachings. Well, one of her Swamis, Swami Dayamrita, is coming to stay in our house and he's gonna stay in my room! I'm so excited to see him because we only get to see him in California. He's come to our house before and we go for walks on the beach, and he likes french fries and pesto. He's Indian so I don't think there are french fries in India. :) He's coming on Monday and we're going to pick him up from the airport.

ABOVE: I didn't know he knew how to work a camera!