Desde Guatemala: Antigua 1st Attempt, Day 3

We arrived back at Tia Angie’s house at about 7am after the long ride back from Tikal.  We immediately hit the bed for a few hours. Tia Angie’s Kitchen Local store The most exciting part of today was the big reveal of my grandparent’s new house!  It’s almost every latino immigrant dream to “make it…

Read More

Desde Guatemala: Tikal, Day 2

We were relieved after existing the sweat box and hopped into a microbus which took us to breakfast at Restaurante Katok. Then we had another hour and a half ride before we reached Tikal so we took a quick break at a little tourist shop: I honestly didn’t know what to expect at the ruins…

Read More

Health and Wellness: 2014 till Forever

So here we are again, getting our lives back in order. Holiday season madness over. New years resolutions long forgotten, as we roll through the second week of February. And all I can think is, cot damn I’ve gotten fat again. Circumstances change, life events happen, supermarkets have bacon sales and home depot is just…

Read More

Desde Guatemala: Miguel-iver, Day 1

The flight to Guatemala was pretty straight forward. I think this is the first time we traveled without any cell phone signal so I had no idea how we were going to find my mom at the airport once we landed. Exiting the Guatemala airport is like walking down the red carpet at the Grammys.…

Read More

Desde Guatemala (Intro)

My Abuelito (Gabriel) giving my cousin Angel a “talk” on Father’s Day (2013) :: Bronx, NYC Welcome to the Longology mini series: Desde Guatemala.  (“From Guatemala”) For those of you who don’t know my family is from Guatemala. Both my parents & both sets of grandparents were born and raised in Guatemala so I like…

Read More

Day 360: Dinner at World

This will most likely be my last time at World Bar & Cafe *tear*. I was upset at the fact that they didn’t have calamari that night. Shame because it’s goooood! How can I leave without their good calamari?! Anyway, this was another nice evening with my manager. We shopped and worked up an appetite. We’ve declared…

Read More

Day 348: Cukoo!

We went to dinner at Cukoo restaurant in Mt. Dandenong. It’s a German buffet “experience”. Honestly, the food wasn’t great but it was a good time. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t go back to the restaurant. After dinner we drove over to the observation point. Even though it was dark, the view was gorgeous. I could only…

Read More

Day 345: Micro Breweries

I was asked to photograph Hawthorn at the FedSquare Micro Breweries show case again! I was looking forward to photographing these guys and sneak in a few sips, too. The BEST part of the whole night was that MY photos from the last showcase were on the BIG screen!! My photos looked good up there,…

Read More

Day 332: My Big Nik & T-33 Days

Can you believe that the 365 project is almost over?? 33 days to go! I need to finish strong. I have my tools now I need to give my imagination and creativity a boost! Ever since I launched DIOSA Nails & Polish I’ve been working late evenings and weekends and I’ve been shamefully neglecting Longology.…

Read More