I want to start off this post with a Toulouse Lautrec.
Quickly becoming one of my new favorite tortured souls who painted to relieve some of the pain he held within. The tragedy of his life is reflected in his constant lack of shadows in his work.
Hi 2018. I’m receiving you with open arms, though I’m way late updating this, I thought this weekend would be great to take a moment to breathe and reflect on the things that have been happening. I should have updated a LONG time ago, however life and other activities get in the way and it’s not always easy to make time.
This is the first semester that I haven’t taken with my favorite professor, and to be honest, it is a bit scary to take on modern art without her guidance. I have been fighting with my old soul to open my mind as much as I can, and learn as much as I can. I am enjoying how much theory and technicalities I have learned so far – though it can get a bit dense and repetitive at times. I’m hanging on ᕦ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ᕤ
I have come to realize that art history truly is one of my biggest passions in life, and though it seems as if the entire world is against me, I’m trying to stay cool and collected.
(…and the cute little things I find along the way help me cope, a lot ♡＾▽＾♡)
I have found new weird, intense art
that I am strangely learning to love.
Charles of course brightens every single day of my life, and if it wasn’t for him I would be completely lost. Valentine’s Day now means we have another excuse to celebrate how much we love each other. This time, there were roses and chocolates and beautiful romantic places with gorgeous views, and a bit of a chance to get close to nature.
I have NEVER seen buffalo before! 彡ﾟ◉ω◉ )つー☆*
The petting zoo had really cute animals, but … it got a little scary. (ಥ﹏ಥ)
I’m so used to the city and being around anything bigger than my cat can get really intense for me. (つ﹏⊂)
All in all, it was a delightful time, and it is impossible for Charlie to make me any happier. It is so beautiful to be in love.
For some reason … ever since I returned home, New York City feels different to me now. It is still a beautiful city, with beautiful things … but it has become increasingly harder to make a connection with anyone. Because I’m a bit older now than when I left, I don’t feel as concerned with superficialities, and for some reason, a lot of people seem to be colder and not as accepting to change. I definitely fit right back in, though I feel a bit of a disconnect. The art and the beauty, however, are stronger than ever. I got a chance to see a couple of Michael Angelos and a few Rodins at the MET.
I have run into a couple of mishaps here and there, but overall everything’s alright. My job is going well, school is doable, my family will be going on vacation early next month and it’ll give me a chance to be alone and collect my thoughts. And of course, the love of my life supports everything I do, and I couldn’t ask for more of life. God is good, all the time.
I realized yesterday I stopped writing as soon as I stopped going to school. Well, since I’m returning this Thursday, I thought I might as well update.
It has been a pretty eventful summer. Not necessarily a very good one. But, not all summers are completely filled with romance and happiness. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I told you, it was one family tragedy after another — yet, somehow, though the situations affected me directly, I don’t feel that affected. I don’t want to write about the bad and the ugly though. All I want to tell you is about how I finally got to see my sweetie — the love of my life. His new home is like a dream, and we’ve created a bit of a separate universe there, where we can stay together, away from all the worries and problems from real life.
I went from one romantic dinner to another. It was beautiful and enchanting. It was all full of love and conversation about history, antiques and wines — I was in heaven.
There’s two museums right down the street from Charlie’s new home. Everything felt like living with gods in the sky and we’d throw lighting rods whenever we pleased.
We enjoyed delicious colorful cocktails regularly. Like Pink Flamingoes and Moscow Mules.
We even had time to rummage though vinyls and enjoy exquisite bubble tea.
It was a delicious experience, and the best part of my summer. I am so glad my Charlie moved so close to me. ♡
This is why I’m going back to school, for these lovely days in which you have to wake up super early for a day of art and culture, and hitting up the MET in a pretty morning!
We were submerged in a crescendo of beautiful sculptures, portraits and brilliant tales of the past, as to the how and why of things. Though I was exhausted by the end of the day, I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. My professor is incredibly passionate, and definitely one the of the savviest people I have ever met in my life.
A tiny bit later, after lecture, I wanted to sit on the steps of a church to have a cup of coffee and read, but it was so sunny and hot, all I could do was admire the architecture from across the street and enjoy my coffee there. ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ
I’ve had a lot of fun at work too. I love what I do so much! Definitely spending all those years abroad in Asia provided me with all the tools to do my job, the best I possibly can. One of my students even told me, I was one of the best teachers she’s ever had! Apparently at other schools, the teacher would just give their students a worksheet and expect them to know how to speak English! That is unreal! I actually take the time to explain every single point as best I can. AND the best part is, she’s super nice and provides me with yummy snacks! ₍ᐢ•ﻌ•ᐢ₎
Returning to teaching English was definitely one of the smartest decisions I’ve made in these past few months. I had my reservations, because of my previous experiences, however, I had to realize, this is New York City … and everything is always better in
New York! Ꮚ˘̴͈́ꈊ˘̴͈̀Ꮚ⋆✩
For the first time in YEARS I’ve had to spend hours and hours looking for specific books and other references for my paper. I guess I forgot how much fun it is to get lost amongst books. Though I found what I was looking for, it seems like I have to sharpen my French skills, for all the information I need on the painters/paintings I was looking for are in French. I think it would be a good idea to start practicing for the future and get my 25% comprehension ability to a whole ‘notha level. o(〃＾▽＾〃)o
Basically, studying really hard really paid off! I got my first A+ towards my formal study of Art History! I rewarded myself by going out to dinner with my BFF! Ꮚ❛ꈊ❛Ꮚ
I even had time to catch up on my Pokémon skills … I miss just being able to go out and catching as many as I can for hours and hours.
Though life is fun … it’s going to be sooooo much better when my boo gets over to the East Coast in August! Though August is a bit of time away, I’m still jumping for joy. I’m gonna get to see him as often as I want! Soooo many good things have happened to him lately, things that make him happy, and therefore keep me happy. He’s the best (and most handsome) boyfriend in the world! (●♡∀♡)
This week was BUSY! I had soooo much to get accomplished! Though it’s the end of the week, preparations for the up coming week are just starting. Let me tell you about a couple of things that happened! I began my week with eating delicious treats and listening to some great music! #hellokittysnacks #ToroYMoi
I’ve been brain storming on my new novel. I have mainly only bits and pieces of it (about fourteen pages worth) but I have the feeling it’s going to be even better than my last novel. Similar esoteric-ness but with added maturity and umph. Later in the week I had a chance to eat delicious home cooked meals! My little brother is one of the best cooks in the world! Of course, I also love to eat like a Korean Kindergartener – haha └(=^‥^=)┐
Good thing I know where to shop, since I’m such a picky eater.
Though it was a great week, with lots of things to do and to see, New York City saw a horrible heat wave. The temperature was ridiculous, and it was almost impossible to walk around and get anywhere.
Charlie takes the best pictures! He’s super photogenic.
It’s so different to have him living so far away from me. I’m sad a lot of the time, because he’s not here to make me laugh and teach me about all the beautiful things of life and the world. He’s a magical person, who’s both part human and part celestial being. He came into my life and saved me from myself. That’s just what he does by nature, he goes around saving people and making everyone smile. ☆
I am actually having fun planning for the future! My little brother has been helping me out so much through these stress-filled days. We fight sometimes about silly things, but I am so lucky to have him with me. It’s soooooo nice to spend so much time with him after being away for literally years! I have designs and thoughts and everything for my new website, it’s gonna be amazing! I can’t wait. #comingsoon
I went out with my beautiful friend today, and not only did I have some yummy food, she brought me the most delicious pop-rock Oreos!! #limitedEd #4thOfJuly
As I get ready for a new week I have to keep the end goal in perspective. Life is pretty hectic, but I’m enjoying every second of it.
I have a guided visit planned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with my class for next week and I can’t wait to see everything … and I mean everything. #ArtHistoryNerd
I woke up Monday morning, about a week or so ago, and I started this life that (I guess) I’ve been planning for, for a long time. The feeling that everything is great is almost strange to me. I started a new job. I’m doing something that, though I have been doing for many years, I haven’t really fully done like this. I couldn’t be happier. I absolutely love it, everyone is great and friendly – and honestly, after being (and working) so far away from my home (in a different continent), working in New York City again feels really great. I really miss all my old students … all those kids that made the last three years of my life so exciting, but my new students are the sweetest people ever!
Also, I started school back up again! At the moment, it’s a bit overwhelming because I am petrified of falling behind. However, I LITERALLY ABSOLUTELY LOVE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! After I graduated a couple of years ago, I never thought that I would love any other subject as for what I received my diploma. I was younger, and I’ve matured a bit since then I guess, and I didn’t realize that what I am most passionate about in the world … (IN THE WORLD) was right under my nose my entire life. I have carried centuries of beauty, music, art and culture in my heart my entire life, and I never even thought about going to school for it. So silly … haha ♡
I just wanted to make a note real quick … of how even though I’m in my 20’s and I have a full schedule, trying to balance school and work, and still have time to spend with my friends and family … I still eat like a child … haha … my stomach is 6 years old.
Ladies and gentlemen … my dinner ^ↀᴥↀ^
Though my life is [very busy but] delightful at the moment, my happiness is not complete. As a matter of fact, the biggest and most important part of my life is not with me at the moment. He lives very far away and I only occasionally get to se him. We’re working on changing that though and I’m soooo looking forward to that, and I can’t wait to see my boo all the time (or at least more often than have him living in a state super far away from mine). We got a chance to go to D.C. a little while ago, and we had the time of our lives!
We went to SO many museums … and every single day we were together, we were absolutely exhausted from all the walking we did. But it was absolutely beautiful. Though, we could have just been sitting in a park for fifteen days, and I would have had the time of my life, because I was with him.
I expect to start updating a little more often … now that my work life is a bit less chaotic, and I have a little bit more time to work on myself and what I like to do (and my many side projects), I’ll update a little more. I’ll have more time to get back to writing my new novel, start painting again, recording music (maybe), museum visiting, drink as much strawberry açai and coffee as I can, and do all the lovely things my life consisted of … I might even consider back to niche modeling … stay tuned! (・ωｰ)～☆
How do we spend a day? I can show you ^‿^
Well, Charlie doesn’t like eating breakfast … (I’m not sure why) — but I always start with a breakfast of champions (°◡°♡).:｡
Later, after we shower and change into our cute clothes … well, mostly me, because Charlie doesn’t like wearing pom pom socks or petticoats (￣▽￣)ノ we move to our first activity of the day … museum time!
(this is one of my favorite paintings)
Every time we come to the museum I can just stare at her for hours ɾ⚈▿⚈ɹ
After that, we quickly visit the gift shop at look through their goodies … I picked up a couple of things for Charlie while he wasn’t looking … 」(￣▽￣」)
It’s so hot these days that charlie has to constantly look though his coin pouch to buy me treats! (And just a shout out … Pokemon Go is the best game in the history of the world) ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)
Then we visit a place that is very close to my heart because of it’s theme. It’s so beautiful I wish I could spend hours and hours and hours there … to be honest, I kinda wish I could live there. [Everything is Church/Christ themed .. *sigh* it’s so cool ♡✧( ु•⌄• ) ]
After a nice meal and a long walk, we stop by our favorite spot for coffee and drinks ♡
… it was a bit dark!
After that, we went to the supermarket … I saw something that I haven’t seen in years! Something that reminded me of home — I’ll take Charlie to the old country someday, however, for now, this is all we have …
As previously mentioned, it’s hot … and well, the humidity is unforgiving to my hair and my Peruvian~ness come through more so than other times of the year … haha — I think it’s time for a haircut to tame the wild mane.
Thanks for reading and following me around in a day of my life. Stay カワイイ
My life has completely changed. I can definitely attribute that to having moved areas, and having changed jobs :) My brother asked “are you wearing make up?” my friends said “your skin looks really healthy, what have you done?” …nothing, I’m just less stressed :]
Yesterday, my hunney took me to see the first sakuras of the season. There are cherry blossoms almost everywhere now, and there are so much more to come. It’s so great and I’m so excited for everything!
My darling friend let me know what they did for me. Like a miracle of baby Jesus, I appeared in a two page spread of a popular magazine! I am so grateful, I grazed the pages of a glossy pretty magazine! Though when I modeled, I took a million photos, but I also did it part time. This makes me feel like I actually accomplished something.
My boo picked one for me, and only for me to showed me how much he loves me.
And after a day at the museum yesterday, we went out to a delicious pizza dinner. It was so delicious. Yesterday was amazing!
As soon as we started working, Charlie was already very well liked, and so was given tickets to a piano concerto. It was fun, and kinda strange, cause the pianist decided to compose her own piece, which didn’t include the actual playing of the piano, just banging on the side and the top of the piano, but, we just took it as the pianist reaching for a level of creativity that simply went over our heads, haha.
For the first time, while living in this country, I was given keys to open my door. (I’ve always had electronic key pads and passwords to open the doors to my previous apartments). We made sure to give Charlie a copy of my key cause, you never know with me. I’m always either forgetting to lock my door or locking myself out :/
Not everything is a dream, but I have to say, it pretty close :)
So far meals around here have been exquisite. I really like this area a lot better :]
This is my new desk, this is what it looks like. For the first time, I have to work without a computer. Pretty much everything is done by hand ~ I guess I just have to get used to this new way of working :)
This is the las photo we took at our old place … we were so happy to leave, we were counting the minutes … the seconds :]
Though over all I’m much happier here, I still miss my princesses everyday —
Everyday I wish I could sit with them, talk to them, teach them and love them.
But what can I do? I can’t have it all, so the only thing I have all to myself now are the memories of my one perfect class. ♡