Archive | July, 2012

I Get Chills

31 Jul

I love this time of year. There is something about the Olympics that is indescribable, the feelings one receives through the emotion of the competitors is UNREAL. As I sift through the photos of the 2012 Olympics, I get chills. (As I began writing this post, I could not stop thinking of the Grease song and I do find it fitting…

“I got chills, they’re multiplying. And I’m losing control, because the power you’re supplying, it’s electrifying.”

I cannot help but love all things aquatic, as it is also my athletic background. Two of my favorite photos have been:

Live Life to the Fullest

30 Jul

Id like to share an anecdote my grandfather recently shared with me. It was something the Dalai Lama stated that really got me thinking.

“When asked “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”, the Dalai Lama answered:

“Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Exciting News

27 Jul

I am so happy to announce big news: I’m moving to Boston!!!!!! I am moving up for a new and exciting opportunity and cannot wait to be back in the Bean. Below expresses my current sentiments:





2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

26 Jul


Source: Time Magazine

I wish I could say it was one of my favorite times of year, but the Summer Olympics only happens once every four years. If only it could occur yearly, what an amazing thing that would be! Tomorrow marks the night of the opening ceremony for the Olympics in London.

I wonder what the Opening Ceremony will entail? Having read Time Magazine’s article Q&A: Suttirat Larlab, Olympic Opening Ceremony Costume Designer, I found out the costume designer Suttirat Larlab collaborated with Slumdog Millionare’s director Danny Boyle. The excitement inside of me increased tenfold from hearing these news; I am sure it was known beforehand, but this was the first time I heard this! It was interesting to note their comparison to the Beijing ceremony. This time around, this dynamic duo wanted to ensure that the spectacle captivated both live and television audience. Some people who were in the actual ceremony noted that they did not feel as much connection to the response from those watching it on the TV. For the London ceremony,  Larlab and Boyle want to leave everyone with “something more than just a visual spectacular to go home and talk about.” It will be interesting to see people’s reactions both visually and through social media.

Some more questions to think about: Who will we spot in the crowd? Will there be a surprise in the performance? One cannot forget that Paul McCartney will perform; His performance at the Queen’s Jubilee was out of this world, I wonder how he will perform with billions of spectators worldwide. (It is amazing to think of this feat through the amazing nature of technology.)

Alex #2 Roll

24 Jul

On Tuesday, I usually highlight two things I like or have tried in a series that plays on the phonetics of the word, “Two’s Day”. This Tuesday, I decided to switch it up – I am still showcasing something in the form of 2 but it is only one item: the Alex #2 roll.

I began to love sushi in my early years of higschool. My go-to spot in Miami was and still is Akashi; it has recently been redone to have a more modern and fun vibe. Nevertheless, the food remains of the same amazing caliber! There is an extensive menu of rolls, tempura, sashimi, stir-fryed, teriyaki, katsu or specialty dinners. No shock by the title of my post, my favorite item is the Alex#2. You won’t know what you’re currently missing out on until you try it!

It’s website rumors a Brickell location opening, say what??????? So excited!

Things Work Out

22 Jul

ImageFor everyone who has helped me in the past few months, this goes out to you. I would not be where I was today without your support. You guys know who you are.

Living Through The Senses

20 Jul

My birchbox post got me thinking! There are so many things I am blessed to have and one thing I am luckiest to have is my 5 senses. This post is dedicated to my little moments of each sense which make my day brighter:

A taste:


A good cup of coffee in the morning.

A sight:


My little man.

A sound:


This song could play on repeat.

A smell:


Cookie dough baking wafting through the kitchen at any time of day.

A touch:


A hug from my old man