Hello. Anyone there?
Does anyone still read this blog?
Wow so much has happened in the last... two years?
I had started a blog in Peru, lived in Peru, came back to the US and am now studying (once again) what I always wanted: Photography.
I have a new blog for that: http://marcelag5.tumblr.com/
I mostly write about my photo assignments, but I want to expand the content
a little bit and include more life anecdotes/feelings/thoughts.
I would love for you to check it out :)
If you read this, wow, thank you! I know it's been a long time ^-^

In Peru

Hi all! How have you been?
Well, I'm finally in Peru. That's why I haven't been able to write here. I was packing and trying to enjoy my last days in Austin. I miss it very much, and I know I'll always have reasons to go back there again or at least visit.
I also have a new blog in spanish, where I will post pictures I take in Lima. That blog will be mainly about Lima and how I am able to capture it with my camera. If you're interested in seeing/reading it, click here.

In the meantime, I'll show you some of the things I've been photographing lately...

the flowers my boyfriend sent me the morning after I arrived

some things you see around here,
like people who hang clothes outside :P

many buildings nearby

a picture taken on the only sunny day I've had so far

and something one of my most awesome friends in Austin gave me: L
(he's my second favorite anime character)

To whoever keeps reading my blog, thank you :)

Two funny pictures from the World Cup

Hey all. It's been soooo long. You can now tell I'm pretty busy these days, huh?
Well, I not only have a trip coming up but also my parents' 25th anniversary, for which I'm making a little video and stuff. The World Cup has been keeping me a little busy too! I really enjoy watching those soccer games. My dad and my brothers love soccer, so I've liked it since I was a little girl, but the World Cup is definitely when I watch it the most. The other day my favorite team Germany, lost. I can't believe they played the way they did... it wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't their best. They didn't show what they had shown to the Argentinians... oh well. I guess I'll be rooting for Spain this Sunday.

Anyway, look at these two pictures. Isn't the technology in photo and video amazing today? I'm always stunned by the quality of the slow motion videos that they show in game repetitions. And the cameras that photographers use? Have you all  noticed those lenses? Wow...
Well, here we go:
haha I had to circle that guy's emotion. 

hahaha and what's this? something like "damn you Germans" 
I loved this game, and I was pretty excited about the results.
Last victory for them though :(

Well everyone, have a great weekend! Enjoy the weather, go relax, have fun
and thanks for being patient with me these days =D


* Pictures from soccernet.espn.go.com

Cotton In The Sky

Yesterday when I went back home from work, right before
I went inside my house, I noticed how beautiful the clouds looked. 
I thought to myself, "jeez Marcela, you get off work
and you go directly home on such pretty day... why don't you
enjoy the sky a little?"

So I did. I grabbed my camera and went along this pretty road
nearby, taking pictures along the way. 

The clouds were puffy, gigantic, and they made the houses look tiny

They also made this tree look more isolated and peaceful

I used my other lens to see the difference. How awesome would it be
if we could sleep on them...


On the way back home there was a small hill to pass and, with the clouds above,
it was too magical for my camera to skip

Finally, when I thought I didn't need more pictures, I looked at my house, my room
on the right, and the sky behind. Lens cap off, camera on, click!

Updates Updates

Days are passing really fast and I already started preparing for my trip to Peru. So far, I know I will need three suitcases at least; my mom will probably help me with one of those when she visits Peru this July. I already made that suitcase; it's full of winter clothes (the ones I don't need in Austin AT ALL right now). 

I've also started to re-organize my room, area by area, to make sure that I'm taking everything I need and that whatever stays here is in order. Of course, right now my room looks like a hurricane went through it (maybe I'll show you a picture...). But I tell my mom not to worry; it's only temporary because the purpose is 'total organization.'

I'm still thinking about the type of job I want to find there... maybe something related to urbanism? urbanism and photography? something that requires English skills? a business started by my friend and I? Who knows...it's going to be an interesting time, I believe. 

And what will happen with my blog? Should I rename it  'the joy of enjoying
life in Peru'? Because, trust me, it's completely different, with many problems as well, but with many things to enjoy! Yes, maybe I should do that... as long as I have a blog, 
the name could change according to my location. I kind of want to have
a Spanish one too... hmmmm...

Anyway, I'll be telling you more about that as time passes.
On another note, guess what, my Etsy shop has 9 sales already. The last
three were relatively close. It made me happy. Slow period again though.

I do have a sale going on!
Buy 1, get 1 50% off (equal or smaller price)! Convo me before adding the second one to your cart! Sale ends 6/30

 I swear if I had more readers I would do giveaways!
But I'm afraid the comments would be so few :/
Ok, that was all today. I will come back as soon as I can; 
I hope you're having a fantastic week!

In Country Mode

Guys, I like Country Music. For some people country might be annoying and perhaps cheesy, 
but I think it's because they haven't given that genre a chance. 
Recently, I compiled many of my favorite country songs into one CD 
so that I can listen to it when I'm in Peru and remember Texas. I have lost count on 
the number of times I've listened to this cd in my car already. 
I'm telling you, it's genious! haha, joking, but you might actually like it! 
If you're already a country fan, then I am almost sure you'll like my little compilation 
(as I have old and new)! 
If you don't like country, then I think you should click below and listen to 
some of the songs; maybe start with number two... such cool beat.
(note: # 14 is hilarous--he's talking about his Willie Nelson CD FYI, #3 is sad but beautiful)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And enjoy your Memorial Day :)

here it is:

Two songs missing (were not available in that site):
Fool Hearted Memory - George Strait
If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger - George Strait

Apologies & 2 Pictures

Dear Enjoyers,
I have to apologize once again for not writing as often as I used to. In only three months I will be traveling and there is sooo much stuff I need to take care of before leaving. I am going to be writing about it eventually. Today I actually wanted to tell you about an old friend from college, but I am here in my room trying to organize some things and I even have to go wash some dishes because I don't want my mom to see them in the morning! So, instead of hurrying and writing my post rushed, I thought I'd share with you two pictures that I sold within the last 5 days on Etsy (how exciting!!!):

This picture was taken with my Canon 30D here in Texas. 
I really love railroad tracks, so I 
was pretty excited to find this elevated one.

This picture was taken with my little Nikon CoolPix in Vienna, Austria. 
Three years ago (May 22nd) I was in that beautiful city. 
Wow, time passes by so faaaast. 
Anyway, I'm glad two people found them pretty 
and decided to support my little shop :)

I will come back to tell you the other story! :)


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