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Road Trip 2018 – California to Nevada to Utah

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702 miles up the Interstate 15. It’s easy to forget how beautiful the wild open spaces of America are. This is only one small portion visible from the passenger seat on the highway.

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Marissa’s Top Art Museums – The Uffizi

I recently recommended places to visit in Florence and Rome to my future sister-in-law and I figured it would make a great blog post as well about people interested in visiting those locations.

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Before we even get to the collection itself: the whole building is itself a masterpiece of architecture.

History | The Uffizi

Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, the building, was conceived to house the “Uffizi”, the administrative and legal offices of Florence. The work was entrusted to artist Giorgio Vasari, who designed an edifice with a Doric column portico, in a style that was both elegant and severe, established “upon the river and almost in the air”. – Le Gallerie degli Uffizi website

Gli Uffizi is home to many famous historical art pieces and is the number one priority destination for any art lover or artist.

Most famous pieces: The Birth of Venus(Botticelli), Adoration of the Magi (Da Vinci)


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My favorites:
Caravaggio’s Medusa, Bronzino’s portraits, the ancient Greek and Roman sculpture


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Oxnard, CA – Wildlife Cruise to Anacapa Islands (June 25, 2018)

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Taken with: Canon EOS Rebel T6 18MP Wi-Fi SLR Digital Camera
2018 Photography:

Oxnard, CA – Wildlife Cruise to Anacapa Islands (June 25, 2018)

JPL – June 10th, 2018

CSUF Graduation 2018

KS Fitness Fight Night – March 3, 2018

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にほんごです。

As promised, I am using this blog to also document my Japanese learning.

Right now , I am learning time expressions.

Here are some sentences (that are probably wrong, but I will edit my post later to correct):

わたしはまいばんじゆういちじねます。

わたしはまいにちしごとにきます。

わたしはしやうまつえいがへいきます。

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JET Program and Learning Japanese

I applied for the JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching) in November, and interviewed early February. I won’t hear the results until late March/early April.

Currently, I’m in a Japanese 101 class (again). This is much different than the time I was learning Italian before I went to Italy. Now I am much more experienced in language and the language of language.

I will be using this blog to post more about my language learning experiences, as well as posting more photos from this year.

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Flashback 2017 Women’s March LA

Hopped on the train from Fullerton to Union Station. This felt much different than other marches I’ve attended. Every age group, race, ethnicity, color and creed came out in this historic moment. And as this year has passed it has become more obvious that this was just the beginning. Hillary Clinton could not break the last highest glass ceiling for women because there’s still a lot of work to be done for equal rights for women.

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Flashback 2017 – Anza-Borrego Superbloom

After the heavy rains kept us off the trails for months, we finally headed down to Anza Borrego to see the desert super bloom. It was awesome to see the pop of color across the normally monochrome desert.