I used to think that I had to leave the island to find excellent artwork. But a lot lately, I’ve come to enjoy local artistic talent such as those above.
When I was younger I didn’t spend too much time dwelling on art or even cultivating any interest in art. I knew that I was not good at drawing and no one really encouraged me to learn more about art. (Not that I wanted to.) So, I don’t know exactly when that interest finally took root or what work of art inspired me, but I know that I must have given in to some sudden curiosity. It was probably something sudden like a moment wandering in a random gallery which later became hours spent in a museum.
My fascination in art was often in other places far from Guam such as New York City and the West coast. So, having returned home, I wondered if that fascination would continue and if it would strike a chord like those I had seen Stateside. And it has, in the small exhibitions in local galleries and in hotels and even shopping centers. I found myself wanting to know more about local talent and to see more artwork.
Regardless of where and when I admired art or my slow and gradual love of art, I am glad that I do not need to go too far to admire artistry and talent.
I’m far from being vegetarian. In fact, I jokingly call myself a “flexitarian” (a part-time vegetarian). I do my best to incorporate fruits and vegetables into my diet as often as I can. It’s not always easy because I’m so accustomed to eating meat and processed foods. So, a few years ago, I decided to be more mindful of what I put into my body and how I treat my body. I read more health articles and I incorporate the use of apps like Fooducate and Water My Body into my lifestyle. I try to eat less meat and more vegetables. I even have a Nutribullet that I use to make all sorts of juice.
But with all the reading and mindfulness, I never got around to having wheatgrass– until today. And now, having tried it, I’m glad that I made the choice. Don’t get me wrong, it still tastes like freshly mowed grass and has an undesirable aftertaste. I’m still glad I drank the shot. I figure that I could have had a glass of soda/coffee/shake/smoothie, but it would just do more bad than good. I would only regret the empty calories and how it’ll just make me feel sluggish and unsatisfied.
I’m hoping that this choice to down wheatgrass shots instead of soda will help me to make more healthy choices and substitutions.
Making any changes health wise? Let me know in the comments below.
I know, I know, Christmas is long gone, but I couldn’t resist just one more Christmas post. This cute Christmas display is located in Guam’s Hilton Resort & Spa. It’s the first time the hotel included this display as part of their Christmas extravaganza. And it’s also the closest thing we have to having some semblance of snow.
I don’t think I will ever get over how beautiful sunsets are here on Guam. For me, scenes like this have a way of reminding me more about the good things that happened during the day. And if my day wasn’t so well, sunsets also console me with the prospect of another day. So even if the sun wanes and the temperatures drop, sunsets carry it’s own warmth and renewal.
I snapped this shot while I was waiting for a holiday party to commence. The ballroom was bedecked in sheer fabrics and loads of sparkle.
I was stuck in traffic and saw this caravan of tourists riding their scooters while sightseeing. It’s moments like these when I’m reminded that I really do live in paradise.
Yuzu ice cream chases away the heat.
On cruel and sunny days such as those we’re having on Guam, bliss comes in the form of ice cream.