The new year is coming very soon (technically in 2 days but we celebrate tomorrow!) I cannot wait for the new year. But before we move forward, let’s move back with things I did in 2015:
- Started a blog in June (you can search my first post “Dangerous Social Media Apps”)
- Relearned how to ride a bike
- Saved money and bought a computer
- Recently started to do more DIY projects
Here are the things I will try to accomplish in 2016:
- Chill out/ and stop worrying about stupid things
- I will now post DIY projects I find on Pinterest and try them out. I will also post things about seeing through someone else’s eyes. Also, if you are new to blogging, check out my Newbie Blogging Tips page on the sidebar for awesome advice to get started!
- Try to cut back on the chocolate and sweets
- Focus on my academic career more than anything
Well, these are all my goals for 2016. What will be yours?
I love beaches that have something that makes them special, or unique. I LOVE hammocks, and guess what? This beach had a hammock where I could lay there all day.
In contrast to the NJ shore, I can swim the in the warm, shallow, Carribbean ocean.
There was this boardwalk that lead to the ocean and on top of the ocean. there was a few steps down to this mini boardwalk (about 7-8 feet long, 3-4 feet wide) where you step on a small boat a.k.a. the water taxi. A water taxi is like a taxi, but on water. I guess it tranports you instead on on land.
On the mini boardwalk, there were multiple crabs! I almost never saw crabs on the NJ shore.
Also, on the NJ shore, I couldn’t see the sunset. Just a reflection of the sun’s light on the clouds.
I would go and jump off the mini boardwalk and snorkel. The mini boardwalk isn’t at the end of the line of rocks. I would go underwater, and snorkel under the rocks. There were fish swimming in the holes of the rocks, and around the rocks. There was such a variety of fish! 🐚🐠
Have you ever been to an outdoor restaurant? Well, I have in Aruba.
This is a photo from the seat.
I was also sipping this drink.
When I was waiting for the food, I walked about a couple yards to the colorful chairs.
I was full after I ate a big meal.
I also took this picture and zoomed in. There were clusters of the “fruits” from the palm tree. Tons of them fell from the palm tree and on the sand.
Outdoor restaurants are super cool. I recommend going to one on the beach 🌴
This sunset is just amazing.
I can’t put in words how beautiful it is.
In NJ, I can’t see these kind of sunsets. I can actually see the sun and how the light reflects on the clouds.
I also took this picture with a girl walking on the beach. It looked like she belonged there.
I told you, I know photography (just see my Gravatar profile down below on the post). And honestly, I did not edit these photos. The photos I put on my blog are ones I didn’t edit. Sometimes I add typography because it fits right in. I am a photography in this blog ,too. Here’s a secret: On Pinterest I sometimes edit photos. Don’t tell my Pinterest friends
You know my other sunset post? Well, that was nothing compared to this one on the Aruba. I will never forget that moment. 🌅
I went to downtown on the first couple days I was in Aruba
I had so much fun! I looked around and saw everything!
The style of the buildings was a classic with a twist ,in my opinion. It is nothing like NYC, but I still loved it.
For about 10 minutes. it rained. It was a little harder than usual (which would be light rain in NJ).
Everything was very busy! Likewise to NYC, it was crowded with people.
I saw a woman taking a picture with the saleslady, and I just HAD to take a photo. I love her afro hair!
I have seen this white and purple building. This is way more colorful than the USA.
I enjoyed my time dowtown. I hope to go there again!
Hey readers and bloggers, sorry I couldn’t blog yesterday. As I said, I would maybe try posting twice a week, because I’m starting work again. I’ll try to post around 7-8 p.m. and 6-7 a.m. Anyways, here’s the post!
RRARRRRR!!!! That was the iquana roaring in the bushes. Well, iguanas don’t actually roar. I met some iguanas in Aruba. The first one scared me!
All the iguanas were different in all shapes and sizes, but one tried to chase me. I have some videos, but I can’t show it because I didn’t even press the record button! Silly me.
That photo was from my terrace. I zoomed in. My terrace was facing the pool, and the lizards visit the pool often during the hours 11 a.m. to about 3 p.m. (when it’s most hot) . I have noted that 4 years ago, they didn’t try to take your food. Also, iguanas take your food if you have food (so spoiled.)
Once, I had food at the pool. Two seconds later, an iguana runs up to me and tries to scare me and take my food. I gave a little morsel and threw it away from the lizard and it went to get it. It came back. I couldn’t eat like this. I marched around the pool with my stuff, and walk about a minute to the beach 😐 😒
My friends, whenever you go to Aruba, if you’re eating, watch out for the iguanas. Also, do not feed them.
I am back from Aruba! I had such a great time.
When I got back from the airport, all I saw was lines. But it was so organized, though. A person gets their ticket, and goes in the taxi. It looked more crowded than New York City! The taxi drove me to the front desk (which is actually a one floor building) and the driver helped me with my baggage.
I had to check in with the front desk. I saw refreshments and wondered if I should take one. I figured out they were free. In the USA, nothing is free. Your money just flies away 💸. I wasn’t quite used to this. Obviously, I was going to take advantage. I took a lemon water drink.
I took a shuttle to my hotel room. A shuttle looks like a golf cart, but it’s longer and has more seats. I even saw one that runs on solar power! Did I mention that Aruba is very windy? Riding in the shuttle made it even MORE windy. I got to my hotel room, and the first thing I noticed was the big bed. I laid on it, and it was so comfy. I started to unpack my things. I have an ocean view from the terrace. Then, I started to pack for the beach.
I went to Aruba 4 years ago, and the beach looked very different. It shrunk! I learned that it happens every 4 years. The waves erode the beach, then deposits the sand back again. I had such a great day. I collected a lot of beautiful shells. I just love that the sand is bacteria-free, unlike the NJ sand.
I ❤️ Aruba!
The seagulls were diving in for lunch
Aaaaaa, the sand feels so good between my toes. Oh wait, I’m in my living room.