2014 in Review

My 2014 started off with trading Tagalog and English with a hilarious nine-year old and discussing what happiness meant to my father. A stranger asked to take photos of Mark and I sharing a bench at Stelth Ulvang’s show and I asked to take a photo of him as well. I took my first photography class and didn’t get the best grade. Hannah took me to see Manchester Orchestra play brilliantly on my 20th birthday. My brother graduated high school and is now studying at SFSU, living in a house with a rock-climbing wall in the backyard and a killer view of the city. Over the summer, I worked at Jelly Belly during the day and spent the evenings leathering a belt and building a bench to surprise my mother when she came back from Texas. I taught Nina basic stitching and she made the greatest silver pants. My family went to Yellowstone for a week, where we spent hours looking at the stars and my mother enjoyed watching the bison run.  I transitioned from being a base stunter to a flyer and I am incredibly thankful to be on a motivated and talented cheer team. I moved to a new apartment with three girls I had never met before and now so dearly love. I hummed ‘Silent Night’ to a sweet six-month-old girl while rocking her to sleep, but her giggling was too contagious.

I hope your year was one of growth. Let’s have a stellar 2015.

 ringing in the new year with some sparklers and fireworks | Lucena, Philippines

ringing in the new year with some sparklers and fireworks | Lucena, Philippines

 tricycle driver | Manila, Philippines

tricycle driver | Manila, Philippines

 Ellis on the ferris wheel | Manila, Philippines

Ellis on the ferris wheel | Manila, Philippines

  Davis, CA

Davis, CA

 Fairfield, CA

Fairfield, CA

 sunrise with Mark at Top of the World | Vacaville, CA

sunrise with Mark at Top of the World | Vacaville, CA

 Dunia getting ready for dinner | Davis, CA

Dunia getting ready for dinner | Davis, CA

 Stelth Ulvang at Third Space | Davis, CA

Stelth Ulvang at Third Space | Davis, CA

 Brit and I | Davis, CA

Brit and I | Davis, CA

 lunch break | Davis, CA

lunch break | Davis, CA

 Ryan distributing the last print issue of The Aggie |  Davis, CA

Ryan distributing the last print issue of The Aggie | Davis, CA

 study breaks outside of the library |  Davis, CA

study breaks outside of the library | Davis, CA

 bonfire and hot springs | Mammoth, CA

bonfire and hot springs | Mammoth, CA

 Brit turning 20 |  Davis, CA

Brit turning 20 | Davis, CA

 Shanne hunting for Easter eggs | Elk Grove, CA

Shanne hunting for Easter eggs | Elk Grove, CA

 Mahmoud and Sohail dancing at the ASU banquet |  Davis, CA

Mahmoud and Sohail dancing at the ASU banquet | Davis, CA

 Ellis, Learsy, Austin in Rockville | Fairfield, CA

Ellis, Learsy, Austin in Rockville | Fairfield, CA

 Brit taking a break from dancing | Sacramento, CA

Brit taking a break from dancing | Sacramento, CA

 brother graduating high school | Fairfield, CA

brother graduating high school | Fairfield, CA

 Chris explaining his tattoo | Vacaville, CA

Chris explaining his tattoo | Vacaville, CA

 Vivi at the dance party fundraiser | Fairfield, CA

Vivi at the dance party fundraiser | Fairfield, CA

 family vacation | Yellowstone, WY

family vacation | Yellowstone, WY

 Yellowstone, WY

Yellowstone, WY

 Soldatna at Love City Music Festival | San Francisco, CA

Soldatna at Love City Music Festival | San Francisco, CA

 Sierra at the beach | Arcata, CA

Sierra at the beach | Arcata, CA

 Tarik pretending he lost the disposable camera | Brooklyn, NY

Tarik pretending he lost the disposable camera | Brooklyn, NY

 sneaking up and around the hotel's restaurant to find half of a Banksy piece | Manhattan, NY

sneaking up and around the hotel's restaurant to find half of a Banksy piece | Manhattan, NY

 visiting the cave after the Giant's Parade | San Francisco, CA

visiting the cave after the Giant's Parade | San Francisco, CA

 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

 the friendliest locksmith |  Davis, CA

the friendliest locksmith | Davis, CA

  Davis, CA

Davis, CA

 housemates at the greenbelt |  Davis, CA

housemates at the greenbelt | Davis, CA

Becky and her new friend | Davis, CA

 home for Thanksgiving | Fairfield, CA

home for Thanksgiving | Fairfield, CA

 Fairfield, CA

Fairfield, CA

 Darian twirling on her grandmother's street | Fairfield, CA

Darian twirling on her grandmother's street | Fairfield, CA

 Jordan in the studio | Fairfield, CA

Jordan in the studio | Fairfield, CA

 Joelle through the window | Daly City, CA

Joelle through the window | Daly City, CA

 brother's rooftop | Daly City, CA

brother's rooftop | Daly City, CA