Sunday, August 1, 2010

san antonio

"We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

empire state of mind

If I can make it here,

I can make it anywhere.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


After graduating and getting into a school, people come up to me and say "oh that's great, you have three months of doing nothing."

actually, there's too much to do in three months and honestly, three months is not even enough time to relax. After my eye opening trip to NYC (which will be in a later post I'm sure), I thought I could worry about those things later, but life comes at ya and all you can really do is think of the positive side.

and the positive side for me is, I can finally clean my room and have a fresh start.

As I was rummaging through my old papers, notes, homework, textbooks, lab reports, manuals and random works I came across some more of my old writings from Humanities I and II. One that really shined was my old writings about Andy Warhol's artworks.

"All new kinds of art arose from the classical masters and new art fought traditional themes which included impressionism, pointillism and realism and during the beginning of the twentieth century came modern art. Contemporary art had all kinds of variations, there was no real influence and one kind of style. Who knew using brand names, everyday home objects could ever become a phenomenon for art? Andy Warhol utilized his commercial art experience and merged it with his artistic abilities to create this new wave into the twentieth century. He painted banal subjects such as, Coca Cola bottles, Campbells soup cans, and celebrity icons during his time, dollar bills and coins. He wanted to connect celebrities with bums and the rich with the poor.."

" quote that really makes me love Andy Warhol's work was, "Coke is Coke and no matter how rich you are, you can't get a better one than the homeless woman on the corner is drinking." He was a character that audiences who view his art, film, and books were to create for themselves. I feel that contemporary art will last forever because there will be continuous interpretations, it'll never be right or wrong. His passion for pop culture shown through his artwork, to his style to redefine contemporary art and through the many other art fields that Warhol contributed to. Andy Warhol accomplished what he aimed for and that is, whenever you see his paintings of the Campbell soup can, the banana, Marilyn Monroe; you'll know exactly who made it."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Growing up, I went through all types of stages, you name it, I wanted to become it at some point in my life. At home, my parents told me to become someone different from them and become someone who doesn't have to worry about the things that they do.
But at school, my teachers told me the opposite, to be whatever makes me happy, and to reach for my dreams.
An architect, an animator, a singer, a doctor,a pharmacist, were the dream careers I had when I was younger because those were the things that were a part of my hobbies and interests.
As college began, I wanted to start focusing on my life, my future and most importantly, the person I wanted to become.
The first two years were rough, I didn't know how to study, I didn't know if I could pass the pre-reqs for Pharmacy and I didn't know how to handle my workload. I began to doubt myself and question myself over and over..but what I failed to stop thinking about, was my future.

I feel once u have this focus, this aspiration and motivation to become something - you don't care about the hard work that it entails, the things in life u might miss and forgetting all the trivial things. I think many people have this vision of "I want this future", but never GET up and become it. & that was exactly what I was doing. cliche as it may sound, NOTHING ever COMES EASY. Once you get caught up in the workload, caught up in emotions, certain "lifestyles" of the rich or the famous and caught up in doubting yourself: we always forget one thing: the focus on your future. The last two years, I've learned how to incorporate school into my life, patience, time management and most importantly, never losing what I want the most and the ONE thing I have the most control over: my future.

To me, it's not just about a career, or having that car I've always dreamt of. To me, it's about accomplishment, all that hard work you done, owning things that I worked hard for, success and showing those who never believed in you (including yourself) strong willed you are.

These 5 years of undergrad taught me a lot about the student I am, but also had molded me into the person I am today. Of course, the next four years will be the next chapter full of challenges in my life; I know inevitably, I will continue to become a better person. One that can hopefully change at least one person's life and when I have children, I can tell them, to reach for their dreams and tell them what my mom always told me, "It's not about how smart or talented you are, it's about how dedicated you are to your dreams"

UCF: Microbiology & Molecular Biology (yes, it is possible to finish this major) C/o 2010
University of Florida College of Pharmacy c/o 2014

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Been looking through blogs to find inspiration to remodel my sanctuary. My room is TINY and with the limited amount of space I have, I really need something simple while still allowing me to fit everything I have in my room (minimalist!).

All of the ideas I've seen for my bedroom made me realize how much I LOVE bookshelves! In the future, I want at least one of the rooms in my house to be full of books that I've read throughout my life.

Here are some bedrooms that I really liked thus far:

reminds me of 500 days of summer, with the giant chalkboard on the wall..

Thursday, March 25, 2010


"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."

I don't just say I'll do it. I make it happen.