October 14, 2014

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To you whom I write to, I am thankful to have met you. You taught me what it is like to live rather than simply exist in the world. I could not have asked for a better best friend <3 May the next 20 years, no 100 years, be filled with adventures and life. I love you :) Happy 20th birthday!!!!!

October 9, 2014

I am not one to admit defeat, especially with my academic grades. I went to Catholic school for my primary education and a very academically competitive middle and high school. I take studies, or really, everything, to a high standard. It’s quite insane to comprehend so I’ll leave that for another day.

On Tuesday in my Honors Shakespearian Theater class, my The Merchant of Venice paper regarding a speech and the interpretation behind it was returned. I saw the grade and would not admit to anyone for a good while, nearly coming to tears as my first D+ and explanation behind it stared at me in the face. Yes, the straight A student got her first D+ in college. Believe me, I got quite discouraged and vented to my friend Talbot for some ten minutes or so. I am so happy I have him as a friend because here is his response:

“One bad grade isn’t the end of everything. I know you hold yourself to high standards, and that’s a great thing. Don’t get me wrong. But one bad grade, or even a bad class isn’t the end of the world. Seriously, just chill out, do the revision, push through and do what you need to do. You have your family and friends here for you to help whenever. And sometimes its ok to give up when things are too tough, but you should always keep going up until you’ve done all you can. And I know you still got alot more in ya. You’re like a fiery phoenix, full of life and energy up until the end only to be reborn with a new fire, a new passion, a new life. So keep on flying, and keep on burning you amazing phoenix. You can do it, I believe in you.” – Talbot

Thanks Talbot. Because of your pep talk, I can now look at my paper and revise it while laughing really hard at the D+. Hahaha

Things Hispanic People are Tired of Hearing

Though I should be reading my International Relations article on Realism, Liberalism and other theories or studying for my French exam on Monday,  I couldn’t help myself reading this hilarious article from Cosmo. Yesterday, Cosmo published this article, “12 Things All Latinas Are Tired of Hearing“. I am Hispanic and oh my god I could so relate to this. Questions (or commands) include: “Do you speak Spanish?” or “Say something in Spanish!” or “I love Hispanics/Latinas”. People! Quit you’re stereotyping! What if I told you: “Oh you’re American? You don’t look like a McDonald’s loving red neck or Wall Street Yankee.” Yeah, it would get on your nerves too after awhile.

The only question missing in this article is this: “Oh you speak Spanish? Are you Mexican?” I have met some very nice people from Mexico but for the love of God, Mexico isn’t the only Spanish-speaking country in the world! I remember in high school there was a girl who asked me if I was Mexican because she heard me talking on the phone in Spanish. I told her no, I am Peruvian-American. Her response: “Where is Peru?” *facepalm* This could be due to an intensely dense brain or the fact schools only teach Mexico’s, Spain’s and the Caribbean’s involvement with the development of the United States along with the current political issues of border control with Mexico.

This does not only apply strictly to Latinas. Asians and other non-white groups also feel the same thing. It’s like asking an Asian if they are intelligent or are from China. Or asking an African American if they like fried chicken. Quit your stereotyping please. If you put that aside and talk to the person and realize the person’s true nature, maybe we can get along a little bit better.

So Latinas and Hispanics, wanna have a laugh? Read the article. I cracked up for a good five minutes realizing all that is completely true.

September 17, 2014

I love Jason Mraz and just bought his latest album “YES!” the other day. This is one of his more popular songs on the album, which he collaborated with the indie-rock-folk band Raining Jane. It’s called “Love Someone”

It’s a beautiful song that I can listen to over and over again. “Love is a funny thing” indeed but it’s the most wonderful thing at the same, both romantically and non-romantically. To you who needs a little lovin’ right now, I love you. Always will be your friend no matter what.

September 16, 2014

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately. School and work and life have kept me quite busy these past few weeks. This quote I find appropriate for the situation a good old friend and me are in right now. Life is good.

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“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Octavia Butler

The Best First Date

I was listening to 93.3 KGSR this morning and on the show they have a segment called “The Daddy Diaries” where they talk about things dads do with their kids and family. Today, Kelly talked about this video and how much controversy this viral video is going.

Click here to view video: The Best First Date

I’ve read some of the comments and was disgusted by the negativity some of these people were throwing out there. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but seriously. Calling this pedophilia and saying the FBI is going to arrest this father is crossing the line. I personally found this video adorable and wish I will have a husband like that. One who cares about his kids enough to do something cute and heartfelt that also teaches them valuable life lessons.

August 30, 2014

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

 

“Your Way With Words” turns one year today! Thank you to all my followers and all the people who have viewed my posts. “Your Way With Words” has become my little baby and I am so excited to where it’s going this next year. Thanks to my friends and family for supporting this and my English professor for assigning us this as a semester-long project. Thank you!!!!!

Semi-Healthy S’mores Cake (Gluten-,Dairy-Free)

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My sister has just started a blog of her own. It’s called “Fab’s Treats”. She gives classic recipes and recreates it to fit a healthier lifestyle. So don’t feel guilty about eating those marshmallows with chocolate because it’s actually good for you. :) Follow her if you are a lover of food or are thinking of switching up your eating lifestyle for the better. Bon appetit!

Originally posted on Fab's Treats:

A couple things I can’t live without: family and chocolate (sometimes wine). A favorite thing my sisters and I like to do on Saturday nights is renting a movie from the RedBox and making our own healthy version of classic desserts. As we were contemplating what we wanted, the craving for gooey s’mores could leave not our mouths. We attempted googling easy recipes for s’mores but none of them seemed appetizing or healthy enough to fit my lifestyle. So, I recreated my own version of a Betty Crocker recipe to fit my health limitations.

This semi-healthy* s’mores cake is gluten-. dairy-free as well as hassle-free. Note: it is INDEED MESSY. Overall, it takes about 25 minutes to create (19 of those minutes are baking the crust in the oven).

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Ingredients:

– 1 pouch of XO Baking Company Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix
– 1 box Gluten-Free S’moreables Graham Style Crackers
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