A Short Story: New York Love and Misadventures

Welcome to New York! It’s been waiting for you. Welcome to New York, welcome to New Yooork. Ugh. That song is really catchy,  isn’t it, Swifties?

Aside from seeing the Statue of Liberty and Time square, a romantic date in Central Park was also on the top of my NY Bucket List. And of course, it wouldn’t be romantic without my boyfriend, Avinash, who wholeheartedly promised to bring me to NYC again.  Continue reading “A Short Story: New York Love and Misadventures”

Teaser: Indian Wedding Experience

I can say that Akash and Simran’s wedding was the greatest day of my “Life in India” so far. It did not only make me witness how Indian Wedding was like (lots of glamour…and dancing!), but it gave me an opportunity to get to know Avi’s family as well and most specially, his mom. ❤❤❤

Frozen Meets Fun: My First Snow Experience

Let it  go, let it go. Can’t hold it back anymooore…

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You really can’t hold it back when mother nature drops a playground! I remember the first day I saw snow, I was running to Jannie next door and literally dragged her from her bed to the window so she could also see its stunning beauty. Winter wonderland, indeed!

And for someone who just experienced snow  for the first time, of course I had my first snowman, first snow angel and my first snow ball fight! Just as much as I like to write my name on the sand, I definitely had mine on the snow, too, both on the ground and on someone’s windshield! So. Much. Fun!

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I also did not miss the chance to learn downhill skiing! I was not even bad myself. Go, please ask my friends how good I was! HAHA!

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“Make a pizza to stop, french fries to go fast.” – David, our very patient friend/Manager/ski instructor. You’re the best, David!

And if you’re scared to ski or snowboard, sledding in a superman pose is twice the fun!

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Or you can just walk in the snow, enjoy the view…

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and listen to Michael Buble…

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know”

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I grew up in a tropical  country, yet the cold never bothered  me anyway.


I know it’s very random and overdue. I’m just pondering over my frozen memories in New Hampshire while hoping that the weather in India will turn back to cold.

I never imagined that it gets freezing cold in India. In fact, they get snow in the Northern part during the winter! Awesome! I’m so jealous!

I just wish we get to experience snow in Philippines, too! 😦

 

Day dreaming with love,

Atria

Soft and Strong

“Being soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.” – William Shakespeare

Being an introvert, I’ve always been stereotyped as shy and quiet. Well, those are true. But what people don’t really know is that I’m strong on the inside. I may be quiet but I’m not weak. I take risks. I come out of my comfort zone (maybe) more than what you think. I go to places that I’ve never been and never heard off. In short, I’m not afraid of challenges — as this has always been a part of me.

With love,

Atria

 

Hello, It’s Me

Yes, I am back! So I just realized, I have not posted a thing on my blog for the whole year of 2015! What a shame! Did I work too hard that I never got a chance? Or maybe I had fun, super fun, that I did not bother to write? Whatever the reason was, I still don’t like it.

For me, writing keeps me sane. And it is one of the best way to look back on the things I have been through – good or bad. So just when 2016 comes, I’m taking a few steps back, thinking of all that has happened in my life, what went wrong and what went right.

As I stumbled upon the photos I took last year, I realized God blessed me a lot that all the blood and tears are worth it! Lots of my dreams came true and some of my goals were achieved. There were too many things to be grateful for – everything was wonderful and amazing! I have been to different places and experienced new stuffs. I’ve met awesome people to have fun with and to learn from. And to top them all, I met Avi, the reason behind my smile, my daily dose of inspiration and happiness! (I will share about him next time)

And if you’d ask me if there’s a thing I regret this 2015? I don’t have any. Everything happens for a reason. But it was not perfect either. It was never easy. But looking back on the bad stuffs isn’t nice to start the year, right? Let us be positive and look forward to all the blessings that God has in store for us.

So, despite of what I’m going through right now, I guess I am ready for yah 2016!

Happy New Year!

 

With Love,

Atria