Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Uncle Nick's Birthday

Here is just a mini-video I put together of a couple of performances from Uncle Rey and AJ at Uncle Nick's Birthday this past weekend! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mammoth Mountain / Del's Bday

Here is a little video that Jeff put together that recaps our weekend this past weekend in Mammoth! Great times!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mammoth Mountain: Snowboarding Day 1

Here are a few photos from our trip to Mammoth, Day 1. It was a great weekend with perfect snowboarding conditions- except that a little more snow could never hurt. Check out the view behind us- the last time we were at Mammoth- you couldn't see ANY green!
We have a great group of friends with us this trip- including Mike and Myla who have never even seen snow before! One of our friends Paul, who is white-- brought stuff to make Halo Halo!!!-- and I had to take a picture to share with you guys. I haven't had Halo Halo since the Philippines!

The pictures below are some photos we took at Eagle Lodge, where we spent all of our time and a group shot on the balcony of our condo that we rented! OK- going to bed now.. looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow!

Taking a break snowboarding @ Mammoth!

Taking a break after boarding for a few hours!!! Myla made the most
excellent sandwiches... Everyone is doing great boarding today... Wish
there was as much snow as last time!

Friday, March 19, 2010

On our way to mammoth to go snowboarding!

Rose is driving while Jeff and I "work" and we are about 20 minutes
from our cabin! Look how beautiful the views are! Looking forward to a
birthday celebration weekend for Del with Jeff, Rose and Ron and

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Del's B-day Celebration at Manna

Del's B-Day at Manna! from Riza Ayson on Vimeo.
We went to Manna Korean BBQ in K-Town yesterday for our St. Patrick's Day celebration... I know- Korean BBQ for St. Patty's? It was delicious and so glad we went! Anyway... here is a little clip of what happened to Del! It was deja vu for me! Hope you guys had a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Skyping with mom and dad!

I miss you guys so much! Hope you feel better mom. Love u!

Chops Riding His Scooter

This is too funny. We went to the Marina to play in the sand, run and ride scooters and you should see the way Chops "rides" his scooter. The funny thing is that he insists on wearing a helmet and wouldn't take it off all day long! Check it out...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Please help me to support "The Cove!"

Friends of THE COVE, Today Oprah is reshowing her episode on Food, Inc. As you may know, it was up against The Cove for the Oscar. We are trying to get as many people to write in to her today on behalf of The Cove and to get Ric and Louie on her show. ...The following link will take you directly to their guest submissions page. Thank you!

 Click here now to go directly to the Oprah page!


The Moth : Los Angeles

Here are some pictures of me and my siblings the other night at this place called Busby's where they had an event called "The Moth." At this event, anyone in the audience can get on the stage and has the opportunity to tell a story related to the theme of the night-- and the theme that night was "Rules". 10 people were chosen and they each had 5 minutes to talk- and the only rules were that you couldn't read from notes and that it had to be true!
We had a fun time and enjoyed a little Yogurtland after the show! Missing you Rach and family...but you are here with us in spirit! Its been fun having my siblings in town with me... I will be so sad to see them go :(

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Can u believe this is Los Angeles? Heading to the mountain to go sledding....

The Writer's Junction

This new place just opened up in Santa Monica and owned by one of my
SMARTY peers. It's a place for people who work from home to go and
work in an evironment that can be social or not. They have conference
rooms that can be reserved as well as a common kitchen with as much
tea and coffee that you can drink. I tried out the space this past
week with my brother, sister and adopted brother Jack and this is a
photo of the conference room that we took over. I love the colors and
vibe in this place and the comfy, warm environment it offers! Try it
out if you get a chance! They offer part-time and full time
memberships and are opened 24/7.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Mammoth Weekend

Here are some pictures from our weekend up in Mammoth last weekend! It was a really fun weekend... but the weather was so different from Saturday to Sunday. The first day- it was snowing a ton, the sun barely came out and there was SO much snow on the slopes! It was so cold that we had to wear face masks while we were boarding, especially on the lifts. Here is a picture of me and Jeff before getting on the lifts at Chair 15, Eagle Lodge.

Here is a group picture below of the group after a full day of boarding. We were all very exhausted and ready to take some Advil, have dinner and call it a night! At the end of the day, we all met at Eagle Lodge and then headed back to the condo.
The second day was beautiful-- bright blue skies and there was still a ton of snow on the hill so it was a perfect day of boarding.

Check out our views.. this is a picture of us up on the hill after taking Chair 15 up- and it goes up about 1/2 way up the moutain.

Roger did such a GREAT job for it being his first time snowboarding ever. Seriously, he was going up Blue Diamonds with us! We have some video and will post that as soon as I can.  We had such a great time together.. we wish you all could have been here with us - we missed you guys! Love you all!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

SMARTY Events: Los Angeles 2010

Ginna hosted a reunion for our foundation course members at her house this past Tuesday and it was so great seeing everyone! The food was incredible and Ginna's place was amazing- I am deifnitely having house envy right now. Click here to see the rest of the pics from that night! 

The next night, SMARTY hosted an event at Temple Emanuel and Anna, Vanessa and Jen joined me and Rose to hear these women panelists talk about all things business. It was chalk-full of information and I just love leaving these events feeling totally inspired and motivated.

Alissa and Gina from our foundation course went and Alissa was actually one of the panelists! She has been asked to be a "future" leader by our President and Founder, Amy Swift and we are all really excited for Alissa!
Afterwards, we went to have a glass of wine or two at a nice bar nearby called Barefoot. Such a lovely evening and can't wait until the next SMARTY event!