Hello 2017.

Hey everyone! Happy new year. I can’t believe how fast 2016 flew by for me. There were a few sad days here and there, but overall, I am so thankful for the friends and family that made my year such a great one. There were a mix of challenges, lessons and certainly lots of laughter. Recap of 2016: Graduated 2nd bachelors (miraculously passed microbiology and Dr. Kant’s class in the same semester) Ran 4 half marathons, and 11 runs; totaling 106.9 miles for the year Made it in the runDisney online magazine as hipster Ariel and finished 3 runDisney runs! Was accepted and invited to attend BlogFest and IdeaWorld Fitness conference in Los Angeles President of honor society (yes, I probably was the quietest president you’ll ever meet) St. Jude Hero fundraising $500 for St. Jude’s children’s research hospital (Thank you for your help!) Took a few kickboxing lessons/classes and loved it Celebrated […]

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Los Angeles January 2015

While I was in Miami, I flew with my grandma to LA to visit my aunt, while my mom met all of us there. I haven’t been to LA since I was 7 years old so I was excited to be back. Day 1// Old Chinatown Fun fact: Rush Hour is one of all time favorite movies. I’ve seen it at least 100 times and have the lines memorized by heart! Olvera Street Day 2// Santa Monica Pier, Little Taiwan Day 3// Yale, Korean BBQ Day 4// El Pollo Loco, Thrifting, Soup Plantation, LACMA, 3rd Street Promenade Day 5// Hollywood, Hillsong Church, In-N-Out Day 6// Venice Beach

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#JVAPMEETSMIAMI

Jess, Victor, Phil and I had been talking about taking a trip to Miami for months. We kept our eyes on flight tickets and housing options and as soon as we saw the prices drop, we booked it.. And next thing you know, we were off to Miami over the winter break! Day 1: After landing and picking up the rental car, we went to grab food at the all-time mandatory (my favorite) Pollo Tropical for some chicken, rice and beans and sweet plantains, so yum. Followed by a visit to my grandma’s. She made us a chinese sweet dessert with mixed beans. Thanks grammie! P.S. Phil couldn’t get enough.. you should have seen how fast he was eating it. LOL, JK. He ate it so fast because the last person to finish theirs had to eat the extra bowl!! 😀 Next stop, Walmart! To pick up some snacks and essentials for the […]

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Why I Stopped Drinking Alcohol

Hi! I’ve decided to share something I consider pretty personal: why I decided to call it quits on the alchy. You see those pictures of me up above? I’m not proud of them. I’m glad I can say, those are pictures of the old me. My request is that IF you do decide to read this, please read all the way through.. even if you start to get bored! (Honor system, thanks!) Let me start off by saying, the sake of this post was written to simply share why I chose to stop drinking alcohol.. And is NOT meant to criticize those who drink, the act of drinking, clubbing or partying. With that said, I respect you for your choices, so thank you for respecting mine. I wasn’t an alcoholic. I never drank alone. I wasn’t a habitual partygoer. But when I did go out from time to time, I drank to feel young […]

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