2010 Recap

I was reading the list of the resolutions I made at the beginning of the year and came to realize that my batting average is still about 50% when it comes to resolutions. But then I started to think about all the things I actually experienced this year, which made me feel better about all the resolutions I didn’t keep (specifically numbers 1-5).

So here is a recap of my year, in pictures.

I went to Coachella this year. After years of thinking about going, I actually went. Three days in the desert, listening to amazing music, was one of my favorite experiences of the year. It was also an experience that stretched my personal boundaries. It taught me to chill out. Using port-a-potties and gallons of disinfectant, was not the most comfortable experience. But Coachella turned out to be a great experience. It also taught me that I have really awesome friends who still love me despite my “moments.”

Two hot girls at Coachella

This year, two of my favorite people married two awesome people. My sister-Lizzie — we’re not related but she’s like family — married Stephen.  I highly approve of Stephen and so glad that they found each other in a karaoke bar in San Diego and 5 years later got married. I have never seen my friend so happy.

I make a very good bridesmaid, I clean up nicely and can dance all night no matter how much alcohol I've consumed.

About a month after Lizzie’s wedding, my brother Tito (Lizzie’s brother) married Caro in Chile. I love Caro. I used to tease brother Tito that if he didn’t marry her one of his friends would step up to the plate. And in August, a group of us traveled to Chile to witness Tito say adios to bachelorhood. We danced the entire night. We didn’t stop dancing until about 4 a.m. in the morning. This was a huge accomplishment on my part because I was wearing 5-inch heels and I stilled danced the entire night.

The happy couple dancing the traditional Chilean dance - the Cueca. Brother Tito is Peruvian, but he took dance lessons to learn the Cueca for the wedding. The Chilean side was VERY impressed.

And about two weeks after I came back from Chile, I got dumped on my birthday. And this is the last time I’m going to write about my birthday breakup in my blog. Done!

Hey, just because I got dumped doesn't mean I'm not going to get all dolled up and celebrate.

I can’t write about my year without mentioning all the awesome food I consumed, most notably, the food at LudoBites.

I love lamb.
I also love foie gras.

In addition to all the eating, drinking and weddings, I also did some traveling this year. Chile. London. Brussels. Seattle. And best of all… Orlando and Las Vegas (joking). I don’t have pictures from Orlando and Vegas, since those were work trips.

London, November 2010

 

London Eye
On my way to meet the Queen
A beautiful night in Brussels
The chocolate version of Manneken Pis - near the actual Manneken Pis - is much bigger!

Not a bad year, when I think of all the places I visited and all the great experiences.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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One thought on “2010 Recap

  1. A banner year indeed! I am jealous of your travels, especially to Chile because I would have loved to have celebrated with you all. And, of course, we still have a standing date for Ludo Bites. Mwah!!!

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