5 Things Tuesday

Hello friends.  How was your weekend?  Mine was jam-packed with family goodness.  My cousin got married so it was a Garcia reunion of sorts.  It was a TON of fun though!  I’m glad I came.

Anyways - here’s 5 things going on in my life right now:

1  SITTING NEXT TO A FAMOUS PERSON ON AN AIRPLANE - So on the way to LAX I happen to grab the seat next to a big Hawaiian guy.  It was the type of situation where he needed two seats and I got the aisle seat.  No big.  

I sometimes have small friendly chats with whoever sits next to me, and that’s what happened with this guy.  We talked about life and work and all that good stuff in between.  I told him how I was going to my cousin’s wedding and I told him what I did for work.  And so I returned the question … and he told me he was an actor.  And I was like “oh, on what?”

Apparently I sat next to a guy who is on the show Hawaii 5-O.  I had no clue because I never watched it, but he’s a pretty notable character on the show.  It was just so weird because I never would have noticed that, but there was another passenger that stopped by to say that she loved his show.  It was so weird!

I’ve met certain celebrities and bands over time, but I never had this happen before.  It’d totally be a different case if they sat me next to an actor from a show I do watch … but still this was pretty cool.  He was super nice!  And that’s always a plus with famous people.

2  STARTING OVER FOR THE NTH TIME - So I took a leap of faith and decided to move to the SoCal area.  It sort of make sense in my head since I really needed a change.  So I prayed for a long while as to where to go and this is where the Lord led me.  

I’m still adjusting to everything and I don’t have much.  But at least everything is walking distance, so I think can manage for a bit.  I can still work at SEOperks (which is awesome) but I’m hoping to find something more full time in the area.  Please pray for me!   

3  I JUST REALIZED TODAY IS VALENTINES DAY - Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I’ll be spending today with my roommates, most likely eating ice cream and watching movies at home.  

Cheers to everyone else who has loved ones to share the joy with!  As for me, I forgot … life was busy.  But oh well.  Happiness for all :)

A music video:

4  MEETING ALL THE COUSINS - So it’s been a goal on my Bucket List to meet all my cousins.  And over the years, it’s been done.  With visiting the Philippines while growing up and going to California to spend time with aunts and uncles, I’ve been able to meet almost all 64 of my cousins.  

Yes.  64 cousins.  

The only exception was not being able to meet one set of siblings who live out in DC.  And about two years ago, I had the chance to meet Eddie and Stephanie.  But every time I tried to connect with the last two in DC, it just never worked out.

Well, I finally got to meet them this week - Samantha and Trisha.  Up until now they’ve just been Facebook friends but now I actually know them.  And that’s pretty awesome.  So I felt cool enough to mark this off my Bucket List, but apparently I forgot to count Mara who lives in Australia.  Looks like I’ll have to make some travel plans :)

5  COUSINS WEDDING / GARCIA FAMILY BLAST - So it was Samantha’s wedding (she’s pictured above on the right) and it was such a blast!  I only get to to see this side of the family so often, but to see everyone all together like this was amazing.  What a celebration!

I took some rad pictures so I’ll make sure to share them in a post soon.  But in the meantime we had some fun with the photo booth!

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