Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jai ho.

I've developed a new hobby this summer. Blog stalking.
If you are my Facebook friend, I'm probably stalking your blog, if your friend or family member has a cute blog, I'm probably stalking theirs too.
I've noticed that a ton of people in the BYU blogging network are traveling. They're traveling to Hawaii, Indonesia, Paris, London, etc. They're traveling to all these amazing places & it makes me miss Mexico a ton. It also makes me daydream about the one country I want to visit more than ANYTHING else. India♥.

I don't know why, but for some time I've been drawn to this country, their music, their colorful dress, their customs.
Last Friday I went to see Eat,Pray,Love (horrible) and the one redeeming quality of the movie was that they shot in India.
& So while I'm not currently traveling, I let my mind wander to the day in the future when I will finally get to visit India.

Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Sunita - a Gypsy girl from Pushkar, India

Elephants, Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

United colours of India

Aranmula-Boat race-Kerala-India-3


Friday, August 13, 2010

small businesses thriving.

Let it be known that I live in mini-Mexico.
It's like I never left the country of my beloved study abroad.
It makes me so h-a-p-p-y when I go into the grocery markets around my town & see all my favorite products from Mexico within a hands reach.
I still have yet to find my beloved bevi (a drink that tastes like a wendy's frosty).
But it's just little things like seeing a wall filled with every variety of dried chile imaginable that makes today a feliz friday.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010


image via Flickr
I'm doing the unthinkable, some say impossible...
I'm going junk food free for an entire year.
I've gone through little stints like this before where I'll say no more junk food. FIN!
I can't count the times I've started my journal with something along the lines of , "no but really this time..."
It is for this reason that I'm making my challenge public.
The past times the junk food matter was private; I never told anyone and so I never did it.
This time, I'm making it a public announcement.
Junk food is just something that's completely unnessecary, it's the reason obesity t h r i v e s in the U.S.
It's tasty, I admit, but it sometimes makes my tummy feel funny.
If I ever give in to the pressure & "binge" I'm setting aside .50 and next year on August 11, 2011 whatever money I've collected, I'm donating it.
I wanted to donate it to a charity that fights obesity, but I couldn't find one, so I'm thinking now of using the money to donate it for malnurished kids in Latin America.
I think it's kind of funny how we always use the phrase, "there are hungry kids in Africa who would kill to be eating your left overs." But really, there's hungry kids everywhere.
Wish me luck!
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