Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

100HappyDays - Day Three



Saw this picture today and my Leo pride just flooded! Yes, I am a Leo -- Energetic, Optimistic, Straightforward, Dominating, Egoistic and Arrogant and I Love It!

100HappyDays - Day Two



Been fussing over where to celebrate my birthday next weekend and today the answer came to me! If you haven't tried Bootie you haven't lived!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#100HappyDays - Day One



Today my princess and I cooled off with some watermelon! 
I love that she's a foodie like me :)


Thursday, July 24, 2014

#100HappyDays

I needed this. I had so much fun with Happy video that I felt restless after it was finally posted. Today I came across this amazing challenge —I swear it's fate— called 100 Happy Days. Basically you post a picture of something that made you happy everyday for a hundred days. Well I signed up for it because I like happiness and I like taking pictures. I'm think it will reinforce appreciation and gratitude for life. Prepare to see lots of photos in the upcoming 100 days =)

Here is more info if you're interested:
 http://100happydays.com/
 




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cash Only

New perspectives are so interesting. Especially when it comes to something regular. Today I was handing over a $20 bill to the cashier at my local Trader Joe's and suddenly I noticed my hand. Usually I always focus on their hands to make sure I don't drop anything but today it was as if I saw something for the first time. Naturally I've seen this before but this time I noticed it. I focused on it. I literally watched my hand as if a camera had closed up on it as it moved away from my body with the double folded $20 bill between my index and middle finger, reaching for the cashiers hand.

Then another thought hit me. How interesting is it that we deal with cash? These powerful pieces of paper allows me to walk into a store and pick stuff that I want and take them him. That whole process is so ordinary, yet so interesting. I swear I was having an out of body experience while buying eggs and milk. And the yummy chocolate in pink packaging.

I did good today... I only bought what I needed and one extra thing. Usually I want to try everything in the store.

Finally as I was walking out the store thinking about the paper that is money, I thought to myself how much I love money. It's pretty and looks different in each country but you can always trade it for the things you want. There is so much that I want. Not necessary materialistic things but things. So yeah, dear God, send me some money. Or lead me to money. Guide if you will. Show me the way. Let's go. Chop chop.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cigarettes Don't Kill, Police Officers Do!

Today I saw a horrifying video clip and I haven't been able to breathe right since. I feel like my lungs shrank a bit. Eric Garner died in the streets of NY after a police officer put him in an illegal chokehold. They say he was being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes. That makes everything worse. I can't believe I live in a country where citizens can be choked to death for selling cigarettes. Even if it is illegal. The brutality of the police these days is just unbearable and don't say they're not all like that because enough of them are for something real to be done and the possibility that nothing will be done is disturbing. I mean if a neighborhood watch participant can murder a 17 year old boy armed with candy and get away with it, why wouldn't a police officer get away with killing a man for selling cigarettes? I don't know why I keep say a police officer when there was five or six of them. Not one of them did anything to stop this from happening. It's eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. Soon the police force will beat cigarettes and cancer too.

I feel like the world is really coming to an end. There is no law or justice left.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Because I'm Happy!!!

Bear and I decided to make our own version of Pharrell Williams Happy video which has inspired so many remakes all over the world. Here it is at last, Happy In Los Angeles. How could we possibly not be happy after this?



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Blog...

I'm sorry I've neglected you =[



                 Life is kinda happening...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Too much is not enough...

Have you ever felt like you're super busy yet you're doing nothing? You're doing nothing but still too much? That you're doing too much but still not enough?

I need naps more than ever these days.

I'm currently working on getting my trailer together. It's so much fun...and hard. And frustrating. I have so many opinions about it and yet no idea what the hell I'm doing. Is it gonna suck? Will it be great? Or just ordinary? And how do you lock the clip to the time lapse???

Somehow in the middle of this mental mess, I also decided to shoot a Los Angeles version of Pharrell's Happy video. Bear is helping me out. I wish I could be in Iran and make it with them but I'm supporting them and the right to be happy from far away.

I also got a dog. Grandma Tima. She's 13, which is my lucky number. She needed an adoptive home and though I was only supposed to take care of her for two weeks, I decided to keep her. She's too old to be moved around anyways. She came with an orange vest which makes people think she's a service dog and yes, I do take advantage of that. She's calm and loving and sighs deeply when my mom nags me about not doing enough with my life. She gets me.

In conclusion... Tima and I are waiting for sunnier days.


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