Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weekend Love

I had the best weekend with my bf & sister in a looong while.

Saturday: Derik & I got to play a little tennis … until they kicked us out because we didn’t reserve & pay for the court. (yes it was a public park) ridiculous right ??  but it’s okay !! we got to play for a little under an hour & we posed for a couple pictures before they kicked us outta there !! xP

Then we strolled to the beach & just walked for a couple miles, played in the water.

We found this cool empty shell of a baby lobster or whatever creature it is … & took a picture .. & then threw it back in the waters. On our way back to our shoes 30 minutes later, we found it rolling across our path in the tide. It found us !! haha

I also found a cool little creature… & it was curling & creeping all around the sand bottom.

Nice relaxing yet exercise filled Saturday with my Derik.

Then SUNDAY came. Today marks a very significant day for woohooitslina photography. Today, October 28, at 10 am, I had the opportunity to meet up with Darline & Van, who are engaged to be married next year on June 21 & 22. woohooitslina photography has booked its very first wedding !! WOO HOO !! ❤ I cannot be anymore excited about their entire wedding process. 2 day wedding FILLED with love & cultural traditions. It is going to be SO MUCH FUN. Even their engagement is filled with tons of fun 😉 more on that later …

After this initial meet & greet with Darline & Van, I was headed up to LA with my sister, Sarah, to the LA Women’s Expo !! We got to eat, shop, drink, meet celebrities, makeovers, massages, hair styles/hair cut, but most importantly… PHOTO BOOTH !!!!!! Favorite part of the day .. hehehe

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Sister Sister

14 years ago, my whole family landed on America. My 2 sisters & I discovered the DISNEY CHANNEL. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the Disney Channel. Back then, they had tons of cool shows that taught you meaningful life lessons (unlike today’s Disney shows …..) One of our favorite shows back then was “Sister Sister” with Tia & Tamera Mowry. They were the cutest most adorable & “Role Modelesque” type characters & actresses on TV. The Mowry twins would get themselves into tons of trouble, but always finds their way back to making things right. My sisters & I would plop ourselves down on the couch & just watch the reruns over & over again. It never got old for us, & apparently they never got old either. Tia Mowry (14 years later) looks JUST AS GORGEOUS & YOUNG as she did on the TV show 14 years ago !!

 

My sisters & I have aged a decade … Tia looks like all she did was cut her all her hair & styled it into the coolest Faux Hawk Hair !!

note to self: I need a new p&s camera .. it’s just not cutting it anymore .. :/

 

Closet Stash

Wow. it’s been a week since I updated .. shame on me 😦

WELL. I have had a pretty relaxing week. keeping house. making fun dinners with the boyfriend. taking walks. just chillaxin on the couch watching movies. jury research focus grouping. & sleeping. or at least trying to sleep. ever since I hit my head, I haven’t been able to fall asleep. it’s like I knocked my brain into being insomniac-ness.

Well. all these endless nights of insomnia have given me a lot of time to think. so I’ve been thinking of how I can let my photography do good. not do good as in how to become successful. but do good as in how to contribute it back to society.

Did I mention that CHRISTMAS/WINTER is my FAVORITE time of the year. For some reason, people are nicer, warmer, & more giving. For me, I plan for this season ALL YEAR LONG. Throughout the year, I start gift shopping for my sisters, my bf, his family, friends, etc…  I have stashes of Christmas presents in our office closet. I have gifts or cards all prepped since last year’s Christmas… for THIS YEAR’s Christmas. haha crazy me right?? but I just love giving gifts.

So, for this year, in celebration of me kick starting my photography work… I was thinking of approaching hospitals & offering free photo shoots for all of their patients. OR at least the kids. I know there are a lot of kids that will have to spend their holidays in a hospital bed instead of at home with family & friends. So I really want to be there & photo shoot them & celebrate them. (knowing me… if I can get this to happen… I’m gonna start a collection of toys & what not for gifts) haha spend the day just letting the kids feel special & beautiful. & then families can even join them & I can take family portraits or something. So that they have something of a happy celebration for their holidays.

So that’s my idea. I really want it to happen, so if anyone has any idea on how I can get this done, please get in touch with me !! 🙂

In the meantime, I’m just gonna have to walk into the hospital & talk to the hospital administration.

 

We’ll be road tripping this Christmas .. so we won’t be getting a tree this year .. SO I’ll end this post with our tree from last year 🙂