Irvine

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Irvine with my cousin to take her grad pictures, which did not turn out so well (this is why I’m not a photographer). So I’m hoping in round 2, I’ll get some better shots.

Anyways, I just wanted to share these two pictures I took. That’s all! I’ll update you guys within a few weeks! It’s that time where projects are due, studying for finals, and sleepless nights!

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Take a walk

Hello! I’m taking a quick study break. I wanted to share with you a few pictures that I took while I was taking a walk on this trail near my house the other day.

While walking, I was distracted by the barbed wire and decided to take a picture of it. Then I looked down and saw a snail’s shell on the ground. I somehow wanted to pick it up and take it with me.. but I decided not to.

The trail was short, and the view when you get to the peak of the hill was quite nice.

Ladybugs! On my way home.. I saw a couple of lady bugs chillin’ on some spiky garden weeds and so I decided to take a picture. Then I noticed a lot of them just crawling around! I love ladybugs… I have a soft spot for them because I think the picture that made me want to start taking more creative photographs was this picture I took of a ladybug spreading it’s wings right when it was about to fly away. I took it when I was taking a picture of my cousin on a yellow field. I’ll have to show you guys sometime when I find the picture.

Yeah… that’s all… back to working on my project.

Claremont Adventure

My lovely cousin had wanted to have a photo shoot, and coincidently, so did I. We decided to go to Claremont because I’ve been wanting to take pictures at this lovely mosaic wall that was by Lynn Basa in the Claremont Village as well as in Pomona College.

We didn’t get to take too many pictures at Pomona College because we were walking around the Claremont Village and it took us a little longer than expected.

 

I’ll be posting about a couple of stores that we went to in the Claremont Village in a couple days, so stay tuned!

 

What ghost?

So this past weekend I spent the night at my mom’s work with her (she works at a high school dormitory which used to be an old hotel) because my dad asked me to accompany her just so she isn’t alone and so she can sleep. Turns out there might be a ghost(s) in the hall because someone (or something) messed with my mom’s desk while she was out of the office for about 15 minutes. She looked back at the security tapes in the hallway but she didn’t see anyone go into her office. Creepy huh? Luckily I didn’t see anything or observed anything strange that happened.

I decided to take a few pictures around the grounds before dinner was ready.

Hope you enjoy!

(OH… I stitched my pictures again. The reason I’m stitching them is because I want to conserve space in the media library for other pictures :) Plus it’s easier to upload since all i have to do is pick one file hehhehe :) )

Here’s my description of the pictures by row:

Radiators. I’ve never really seen a radiator up close and I thought it was really cool.

House. There’s a house on the right side of that hill (where the trees are at). I wonder if the view is really pretty from up there…

Light. I really like light fixtures and this one caught my attention.

Bridge and Bath. That’s the bridge that connects the dormitories to the school. Then there’s another radiator in the bathroom but what I was really interested in was the tile on the floor. Cute little hexagons – simple.

Railing. As I was walking back to the dormitories, I looked back at the sunset and took a picture through the railings. I though it looked pretty cool.

Favorites

So after Christmas, I went on a trip up north with zee familia. We went to Sequoia National Forest, Yosemite, Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Solvang, and Mission Santa Barbara.

The trip was fun and I definitely won’t forget it because I twisted/sprained my ankle while we were there. I wish I could tell you that it’s this epic story where I’m hiking through the forest and I fell from a rock and twisted my ankle… but no. What happened was that I was stepping down from the curb and I missed the step (according to my mom) because the next thing I knew I was on the ground. Lamesauce, I know. I’m such a loser (hahaha). We were suppose to go to Hearst Castle, the only thing I had requested we go to, and we had to cancel the trip because ain’t no waaay I was climbing up and down 100+ steps with a swollen ankle. So sad.

The forest was beautiful. I’ve never been to Sequoia National Forest or Yosemite, but it was nice to see that. The only part I (as well as my sister and mom) did not like was that we got kind of car sick because of the winding roads. It didn’t help that I was taking pictures of EVERYTHING while my dad was driving… there was one point where I was pretty much leaning over him so I can take a picture of the view that was on his side.

On the way to yosemite, we had stopped by this small thrift store and I bought a lace tablecloth, lace doilies, and lace ribbons. (I’ll show you guys one day)

Then in sacramento, we strolled through old town sacramento. It was really cute and I took pictures of my sisters near the brick buildings. We also went to the “57th Street Antique Mall” They have have some pretty awesome stuff. Pricey though. The dealers were literally following me around, I felt like they were watching my every move. I did buy a couple of old books, The Scarlet Letter and War & Peace, from there (picture to follow another day).

I twisted my ankle the morning we were going to go to San Francisco. We were suppose to do A LOT while we were there but since I couldn’t walk, we just stayed at pier 39 and took this bus tour around the city. (the ones with the double decker bus) Then we went back to the hotel after.

Then we were on our way to Solvang because that’s where my sister wanted to go. Spent the night and walked around the town the next day. Then after we were on our way to Mission Santa Barbara. Took some pictures then went home because we had a family party to go to for New Years Eve!

That was pretty much the quick summary of my trip. Hope ya’ll enjoy the pictures below.