Just thought I'd share a few photos I took  this Christmas. Happy holidays!







Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas photography

I haven't written in a while. I thought this would be a good moment to mention the December 21st issue, considering that it's tomorrow. To be honest, I am skeptical. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I guess you should read this article: Click here. It's from NASA and it's pretty self explanatory. Some people have taken all of it too seriously, I mean, you have to see this article and check out this website. I know every person has the right to believe in what they want, but if we could all just think more rationally, everything would be different. Also, the media has had great influence in all of this. Alarming people with fake facts. And now people are involving Gangnam Style with the end of the world? Click here to read more.
Well, I'm not convinced. I'll patiently wait and see what happens.


Anyway, has anyone else every felt like that picture above? Being nostalgic, according to Dictionary.com, means: a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time. But what if this feeling arises and there's no specific former time and place? I think they call it false nostalgia, I've been trying to look that up, but haven't found any sources worth mentioning.



The good part about everything is that it's finally summer here. Well, the weather is acting weird, but I'm on a break from school. Finally, I can breathe calmly. It's time to search for empty canvases and oil paints. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dark Paradise

Hello there, just thought I'd share a few pieces of jewelry that I purchased recently. I bought the two pairs of earrings in DoIt (here's the link). It quite similar to Claire's. Except that there are no Claire's stores in latin america. And I forgot where I bought the two necklaces, it was in a small boutique but I can't remember the name of the brand. 





Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Latest acquisition

Nowadays, it's so common to see people posting personal pictures on Facebook, Twitter and specially Instagram, among other social networks. Every wonder why they do it?



I personally think this can happen for many reasons. Some people are actually into photography and share pictures that are rather artistic. While others simply like to have a certain amount of attention among their peers, and tell everyone about their lives through photos. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying they're all showing off, because some people are actually really well known and therefore there's going to be a handful of people interested in what they do. I think the trendsetters also fall under this category. Then we have the ones who follow these trendsetters. I guess it's somewhat inevitable, human nature. You see someone doing something (e.g. sharing personal pictures) and if they get positive feedback you'll do the same. Sometimes this even occurs unconsciously.



Sharing pictures and editing them is the latest thing, and it's becoming more popular since all smart phones allows us to download certain applications to make it easier and fun. It's a 21st century thing, I highly doubt most elders would understand why we, the young people, do this and with such frequency. It'd be interesting to do a research about this more deeply.

In the meantime, I had to create a Fan Page on Facebook on the subject for a project: Click here to see it. Although it's in Spanish, any kind of support would be highly appreciated.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Picture this




It was about time I cleaned my room. And I'm not even done yet. Funny how such a simple task can get one so tired. Anyway, there is really no specific topic for today's post. One thing I would like to mention is that quite a few months have passed since I created this blog and I haven't changed the name. That's like my new personal record. I tend to get bored with the URLs I choose, and tend to change them frequently. I'm a very indecisive person, therefore I like to change things up now and then, because I can't seem to make up my mind. So on the occasions in which I stick to something, it surprises me.


Returning to the spring cleaning subject, I was shocked to find I had nine watches that were not working. NINE. I believe in Feng Shui. According to this, one must repair non working clocks and other electrical items, or simply get rid of the one that can't get fixed. Otherwise, the positive energy is reduced, which can have unfavorable results. It also does not allow you to move on in life. Now I can say "no wonder...". It's all clear to me now. Sure, you reading this might find it silly and judge me, specially since I'm not Chinese descendant. But we all have the right to believe in what we choose to.

Well, I guess that's all for today. I have seriously ran out of ideas.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Spring cleaning

After studying so much, I can now calmly breathe again. Although I'm not looking forward to seeing the results. Not that I didn't make an effort, but ignorance is sometimes bliss.



Meet my dog, his name is Kuky (pronounced cookie). He's eight years old, but a puppy at heart. I never get tired of taking pictures of him. Since I'm an only child, he's like the little brother I never had and the best companion I could have asked for. I don't know what I'd do without him.


Anyway, it's sad to see so many teenagers taking their own life because of bullying. I was on Tumblr this morning when I came across a post about Amanda Todd, a Canadian girl who committed suicide shortly after posting a video of Youtube. You can also read about it here. We're all human, and we all make mistakes. There is no reason why anyone should "deserve" getting bullied. Some cases are only about name calling, but in this girl's case, she was also physically assaulted. What's worse is that it's not just certain countries that are going through this social problem, but it's rather a global issue. Before, I used to think bullying was more common in elementary schools, since children are sometimes unaware of their actions. But seeing teenagers, young adults and adults act as bullies, from my point of view it's irrational and barbarous. Makes me lose hope in humanity. 




Saturday, October 13, 2012

Midterms are over


Certain things are not going to change. Me, for example. It took me like two days to decide which template I should choose for this blog. The indecisiveness is one of my unique qualities. There are other times, however, in which my confidence on a decision is surprisingly high.

Another thing that surprises me, is the fact that people actually view this blog. When I first begun I thought it was going to be me writing for an imaginary audience, apparently not. Although I haven't received any feedback, just seeing the amount of visits increase makes me happy.

I can't wait for summer to arrive, or at least a decent spring, because practically it's still winter. I'm craving an icy cold caramel frappuccino. But I can't have one because when I have cold drinks during cold weather, I tend to get sick easily. Anyway, I still haven't come up with a specific category for this blog yet, that's in case you're wondering. It's still just random thoughts of a wannabe photographer and writer. 


Is it possible to miss a place just because of it's clear blue skies and glowing sunsets?

*Disclaimer: the images on this post aren't mine.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's as simple

I tend to get inspired at all the wrong times. Just after making my "To-Do List" and getting started with all the school assignments, my brain suddenly has an explosion of imagination. Random ideas come to mind, mainly pertaining to photography, oil painting, blogging and new music I must download. Seriously brain? Why?
And then when I have free time, thoughts go blank and I just feel like sitting on the couch, watching movies.

(Image credit: Tumblr)

Anyway, I've been trying to come up with a theme for this blog, as in a category. But I can't think of anything. I sometimes doubt in the first place whether I'm going to have enough time for this. I was thinking and well, turns out that I don't photograph that often, I don't know how to cook, I haven't picked up any of my stencils in months, and I don't even have enough free time to read the books of my interest, since I get sometimes get behind with what I have to read for school.  Maybe, just maybe, I'm the one that doesn't know how to organize time adequately. It wouldn't be such a bad idea to blog about how I change and actually start using my agenda.




Ok, so the book I was reading before starting the semester is the one above. Its' title is "Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton. I'm still not done, but the plot is pretty interesting. I've been reading in Spanish since I couldn't find the English version here in Lima.

Finally, I totally recommend the song below. I have fallen in love with it. <3



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Secrets of the heart

Another post within a month? Yup, you read that right. I feel surprisingly inspired, although I'm so tired, I want to sleep, but I feel like it's too early. A cup of coffee wouldn't be bad.

           

So I took the pictures above. Apparently my photography skills seems to be improving. I just wish I could take pictures more often, walking around the city with my camera. But I can't, public safety isn't at its' best, and since I tend to be kind of paranoid, I won't be able to fully enjoy such a simple activity.






Friday, September 28, 2012

Doors closes, windows remain open

The lack of update in this blog makes me feel guilty for not puttting much interest in it. It's a bit of a paradox, I get inspired to write when I don't have time to do so. Then, in my free time, I'm just sitting there, with no thoughts in particular that need to be expressed.



It's not that I'm unhappy with my choice to pursue a major in psychology, but I'd do anything and would be more than estatic if I could be a photographer. Sometimes, that's all I want. Travel, see places I've never been to and capture them with the sound of the shutter. Yet, the chances of that happening are quite unlikely. I'm not pessimistic, just realistic, these are hard times for dreamers.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Somebody that I used to know

Things change, evolve, transform or dissappear, rarely anything remains the same. It's not bad, change is good, right? But it's hard to deal with it when it comes unexpectedly, although deep inside you saw it coming. Having so many things to say, yet preferring to remain quiet, not saying a word. Feeling a bit confused but showing confidence on the outside, that even you start to believe it. These are just one of the many things I've felt these past few days. But I've learned something: once something changes, it's hard to make it go back the way it was, and even if you try, it won't be the same. I'd prefer not go into detail, but rather just express these thoughts that I'm having using vague sentences.

Then again, let's hope it's all for the best.


That was a picture I took today, but I edited it because the original was too gray and dull. Ironic how I've always thought that the weather here matches the city and its' citizens. It's all so gray, mundane and unprincipled. What's common sense in other countries, has to be taught here. But I must not complain.


Well that image is from Tumblr, I forgot where exactly I got it from, so I can't give the creds. It shows something true that we should all keep in mind. No matter what our purpose it, we have to live.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changes like the weather

So much for "updating". I haven't had time, and the free time I've had I've used it to go out and not stay home, sitting with my laptop. Anyway, I'm turning nineteen tomorrow. This will be the last year that my age has the word "teen" in it. Makes me feel old. I feel like I haven't done much with my life lol. Ok, so perhaps I am a bit dramatic, but it's true. I don't feel nineteen at all. I still see myself as 17 or 18, it hasn't hit me that next year I'll be 20, basically a grown up. But that's just life. Years pass by too fast, you only live one, and all we have left to do is to simply make the best of it. Cherish every moment, see mistakes as lessons, don't hold grudges and live one day at a time. Don't speculate too much about the future, enjoy the present because there might not be a tomorrow.


My birthday present was a Canon camera. Amazing, I couldn't ask for more <3 It's not that professional, but for starter's it's pretty good. The kit lens takes good pictures, however, there isn't that much zoom. But who cares? I love it :) Using this cameras has made me rediscover my psassion for photography. I've been yearning a professional camera since 2009. Finally! My wish has been granted. I swear, I'd take pictures all day long if I could. I want this semester to be over. College is stressful. I have to stay calm and carry om.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Little did we know

Looking into an empty screen and not knowing what to type. What's wrong with me? Before, writing would come so easily, I could almost blog everyday. Now, here I am, typing without knowing what I'm going to write about. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you had done one small thing differently? It's not that I'm not happy with the life I currently have. But wondering is inevitable.


The picture above was taken by me on April 12, 2008. It seems like if it were just yesterday that I was still in Miami, at ease and unaware of what was coming up months ahead. First of all, I know people move all the time and it's perfectly normal. Some people move to a different city within the same state, or maybe to a state that's close, or maybe to a nearby country in the same hemisphere. Yeah, totally normal. How would you feel,  knowing that you are going to move thousands of miles away, to a country with a whole different culture than the one you are used to? That's how I felt in late August 2008. My parents had made a decision about moving back to PerĂº. I know I was born there, but I had lived there for only 5 years, I could barely remember anything. Our flight was on February 22, 2009 at night. As the plane took off, I couldn't help myself from looking out the window, the city lights from a hectic city that gave me so much to remember. Looking down as the plane was getting further, knowing that I wasn't going to come back. Up to today, I still haven't. Perhaps after finishing college here, I might move back or at least go for a visit.


Anyway, I took these two pictures about two years ago, I think. Yes, that's Lima, the city in which I live in. I'm always complaining and looking forward to leave, but now that I recall, I used to do the same while I lived in Miami. I guess it's time to simply appreciate, because it might be gone before you know it.



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Because that's just life.

I haven't done this in a while and it feels kind of weird. For once, I am clueless about what to write about. Where do I begin? Tumblr is fun, but not enough. At least not for me. Not to mention, there is an epidemic of teenagers that swear they are hipsters. Seriously? Hipsters are people who like to be different and not mainstream, yet there are so many of them that are alike, it's hard to say they're doing a good job at being uncommon. Well, at least that movement hasn't become as popular in my country, yet.


Another thing I'm not so fond of is how everyone's desperate to get new followers, regardless of anything else. I mean, I guess it has become somewhat addicting, since all social networks incorporate something similar. Everyone wants to be followed because they want to be known, and I understand that. I'm human too! Lol. But what I dislike is how certain popular users on Tumblr lie about promotions just because they want more followers.And not just Tumblr, but you also see that in Twitter and other sites. Also, I took the picture above using Instagram, talk about hipters. I guess we're all part of the same sick little games.


Ok, the sunset picture has no filters. I took it about four months ago. Anyway, what does Lunaris Vita mean? I'm not sure exactly. Lunaris is a greek word meaning lunar, which is something related to the moon. Vita is life. I was born in June and my birthstone is the moonstone. My zodiac sign is cancer, also pertaining to the moon. That basically sums it up. I'll try to update this blog frequently. Peace :)


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Another state of mind

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