Friday, April 13, 2007

Music Therapy from Japan

A medium that has always been therapeutic for me is MUSIC. There is nothing like music that can help me set aside the worries of this world, (of course God is #1). Piano has always helped me since I was very young. However, I don't have money to buy a baby grand piano. I do have access to other pianos, but there is nothing like the feeling of playing your very own baby grand piano ::SIGH:: I have to wait for the day when I can invest in one. For now, my heart is yearning for another challenge. A challenge to pick up another insturment, that is easy and less expensive to learn.

My options: I have always been attracted to the violin, but it's an expensive investment that I couldn't see myself spend on while being financially challenged as a student. The oboe fell into the same category. I noticed that many people play the guitar, but I wasn't gung-ho about it.

However, one day a friend from nursing school played his guitar. I was so impressed with his playing that it persuaded me to pick up the guitar. I felt myself yearn to learn more each and everyday. I thought it out, investing in a guitar would be cheaper than a violin or a baby grand piano, easy access to guitar teachers in Loma Linda (everyone seems to be playing it), it's a portable instrument, when I get good enough I can play for special music or play scripture songs, and it looks like it's alot of fun! Since God gave me the "learning ability" I would put it to good use, so I am know learning how to play the guitar.

I got my guitar at the Guitar Center on Hospitality Lane. It's a Takamine, made in Japan. It has:
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Built-in CT4B preamp
  • Dreadnought cutaway body

Daffodil Farm


Bibimpop, i'm craving for some right now...

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24

God blessed our friendship by letting our paths cross,
I know we're both thankful for we have gained, with no LOSS.
The smiles that we have shared we will always remember,
doesn't matter what time of the year, from January to DECEMBER.
You have constantly been there to help me see,
some of life's lessons and forever believing in ME.
You continually offered your shoulder to cry on,
whether it is was late evening or in the early DAWN.
You unceasingly accepted me, regardless if I was wrong or right,
you stood up for my side no matter what, with all your MIGHT.
I am grateful to the fact that you can be upfront,
and you are still courteous while being BLUNT.
I Praise the Lord each day for giving me a friend like you,
I'm glad that you came at the right time, for I wouldn't know what to DO.
I pray that you would press on, never letting go of God,
I'll be by your side, but let Him guide you by being your ROD.
You are there, and I am here; We are many miles apart,
nonetheless, we share similar experiences endlessly within our HEART.
There is nothing more that I can say,
but that I miss you more each and everyday!

"...and there is a Deyna Point that sticketh closer than a brother/sister." -by 'Jamie Lou'

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

On the Search for "The Big Daddy"

Occasion: "Big Daddy" Hunting
When: March 22, 2007
Location: Laguna beach
Party: Janelle & Jamie
Reason: Research Project for graduation

Janelle calls these little creatures, "Big Daddy".
It was funny to hear Janelle screaming,
"C'mon Big Daddy! Where are you?"
"There's Big Daddy!"

Live Documentation

I am "generally" afraid of animals, I didn't grow up with a pet. Me being a hopeless case, I tend to walk the other way when I see one. Even with the hermit crabs! It took me several tries to actually pick one up! Janelle was quite entertained by watching me TRY. When I successfully picked one up, I screamed out of joy and anxiety. When I saw one of it's long scrawny legs pop out of it's shell I dropped it immediately! I don't know why I was afriad of those little creatures (or any little creature for that matter). I am so much bigger than they are, how ironic?

Getting my fear over little Hermit Crabs

The Stand Natural Foods
(238 Thalia St. Orange County, CA, 949-494-8101)



The Stand Natural Foods presents: fresh, wholesome, completely vegan, and absolutely nothing artificial (including no added salt or sugar in anything).

While The Stand is not exactly 5-star dining, it is, though, a cozy little fast-food joint (near the glorious Pacific ocean, or very close to Laguna Beach) with outdoor-seating and with more menu items than you can count. (In fact, so many it may be hard to decide what to get! It was hard for me at least!)

And the food is downright fabulous. Taking only a handful of vegan ingredients, such as avocados, refried beans, hummus, salsa, brown rice, fresh veggies, and whole wheat breads and tortillas, The Stand knocks out literally hundreds of items (from sandwiches to burritos to rice bowls to tamales to lip-smacking dips, and much more!). The Stand is sure please just about any hungry patron's discriminating palate.

There's also fresh juices and smoothies. Simple Beach food.

At The Stand, Life is good. And things are just the way they should be.

Our lunch for the day: Humus Avocado Delight Sandwhich with Barley Soup

A Beauty Mark: Laguna Beach

A peaceful day spent at Laguna Beach with friends.

"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
Revelation 21: 3, 4

Someday, we will pass from the sorrows of this world. We can hope for the day when we can see something more beautiful than the beauties of this world, such as HEAVEN...