Day in and day out….

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I am very very bad about this. I do have to vent however…

Yesterday, as I was walking home from work I got mugged in the streets of Seattle. Seriously…living in NYC for the last 6 years in the village (sometimes can be super sketch) and I have never gotten robbed or mugged. This is the first!! Not only did I felt so violated, the feeling of being unsafe was horrendous! Luckily, Seattle PD came promptly and did all the police report jazz. The officer even took me home. That would have never happened in NYC. Although I had a horrible evening, my girlfriend came to the rescue! She was visiting Seattle and brought me beautiful jewels!!! check it out!

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In conclusion, a bad evening can always be good with great friends and family! Cheers!

xoxo,

JT

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2012 in reflection…

2012 was not only an amazing; it was a year of learning. I was able to live in Siem Reap Cambodia for a few months working with an organization to help stop human trafficking. Through this journey, I’ve met some of the most amazing friends that have made my journey seamless. This volunteer opportunity opened my eyes to what the real world was about. The real basic necessities of life wasn’t available, i.e. clean water, shelter, food, healthcare and the likes. Things that I have taken for granted.

Angkor Wat Temples

Angkor Wat Temples

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Angkor Photo - my local bar and Art Gallery. I came here everyday. =)

Angkor Photo – my local bar and Art Gallery. I came here everyday. =)

Owner of Angkor Photo - Tomas. Without him, life is Siem Reap would have been tough.

Owner of Angkor Photo – Tomas. Without him, life in Siem Reap would have been tough.

Steven from New Zealand!! He basically saved my life from this horrendous boat trip to Koh Rong Island.

Steven from New Zealand!! He basically saved my life from this horrendous boat trip to Koh Rong Island.

I miss Cambodia so much but it’s definitely a place that I do not want to live in. I highly recommend Cambodia as a travel spot – it has some of the most amazing beaches, culture and temples. Life in pictures – my latter part of 2012.

A random night out in Saigon, Vietnam.

A random night out in Saigon, Vietnam.

Got published on Fashionising.com

Got published on Fashionising.com

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I love styling wardrobes!

I love styling wardrobes!

Reunited with some old friends and made some new ones! =)

Reunited with some old friends and made some new ones! =)

Teddy Bear!! Havent seen him in over 5 years.

Teddy Bear!! Havent seen him in over 5 years.

Beautiful Lake Washington

Beautiful Lake Washington

Published in VonMode!
Published in VonMode! Check it out on www.vonmode.com

Published in VonMode! Check it out on http://www.vonmode.com

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Isn't Seattle so beautiful?

Isn’t Seattle so beautiful?

Getting ready to paint the town red for NYE!

Getting ready to paint the town red for NYE!

Lastly, good bye 2012!! xoxo, JT & Toby.

Lastly, good bye 2012!! xoxo, JT & Toby.

 Coming back to the states, I spent time with loved ones and finally packed my bags and moved back west. 6 years in NYC has made me a strong and independent individual that I truly believe nowhere else could’ve gave me such an invaluable experience. In the last part of 2012, I rekindled with old friends that I truly appreciate they’re still in my life after so many years. Cheers to old friends, new friends, peace, happiness, and a life of learning. 2012 was amazing but 2013 will be even better!  =) This was my life in pictures (missing a ton of photos from Cambodia – will find it and upload soon).

Goodbye 2012 and HELLO 2013

xoxo,

JT & Toby