Welcome to my blog & thanks for stopping by! Here are a few things about myself! :)
I'm a HUGE family-oriented girl. My family is the greatest support system I could ever ask for and I am so grateful for their endless love and encouragement. My parents grew up in the Philippines and left their hometown, family, and everything they knew to start a better life in America for me and my brother. They are a constant example of what true love, sacrifice, and hard work really means.
I am a romantic, who is lucky enough to still be dating her high school sweetheart. I met Kyle in my junior year of high school and we quickly became the best of friends. We started dating in our senior year and went off to different colleges, in different states, 320 miles away from each other... but who's counting? Let me be the first to tell you that long distance relationships are HARD, but doable. Nothing worthwhile comes easy, right?
I enjoy capturing special moments, whether it be through photos or through videos. My parents always had a camera at hand, whether it's their phone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR. They reminded me of why it is they love to take pictures so much. It's really easy to get technical about a shot, or a video, however, that's not what's important. I love taking pictures because of the memories each photograph holds - how just a single glance can have me reliving in that specific moment of my life. And that's what's important - being able to freeze time and hold onto something forever. Videos are equally as valuable. What's so amazing with videography is that it's real. There's no photoshop involved and how beautiful is that?
I'm a foodie. I love all things food, especially ice cream. It's crazy how food is a huge sensory experience. The smell of flavors as you open the ice cream store, the sight of a perfectly swirled cone, the sound of jimmies topping the ice cream, the feeling of ice cream dripping down the sides on a hot summer day, and finally the taste of heaven! YUM. I truly believe that food brings everyone together, a common ground in all cultures, all over the world.
I love where I live. I lived in Atlantic City, NJ for about ten years, so the ocean was always my backyard. Although I now live in a town right out of the city, I still find myself at the beach plenty of times throughout the year. There's just something magical about how sound of the waves hitting the shore makes me feel at home.