My 8 simple rules to a happy life:

1. Stay young (at heart), happy and exuberant.
2. Stay positive in whatever situation or state of mind you are in!
3. Eat healthily and adventurously :)
4. Love unconditionally, Laugh heartily, Dream freely
5. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day or take a 10-30 minute walk daily and while you walk, Smile!
6. Do your best to learn to forgive everyone for everything.
7. Pursue your goals and passion/s ~ may it be photography, fashion, travel, architecture, volunteer work, cooking etc. - to make life even more exciting! Stay grounded in whatever you pursue!
8. Live and let live! (co-exist harmoniously and be respectful of other people’s culture, tradition and religion). Learn to embrace differences, remember that there is unity in diversity :)

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

~ Elliott Erwitt (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France), advertising and journalistic photographer

I am an amateur photographer with no background in arts, (but i love, love the arts - from films to literature to musical play to paintings to music and alas photography - all forms of it) I majored in politics, international law, international relations and international studies. Even so, no matter what one's background is, I believe that photography is a way of life and a form of stress reliever. It enables me to express myself and view the world in a more positive and vibrant perspective. Consequently, it relieves me from all the stress of every day life. No matter how mundane or simple the subject maybe...capturing a moment is priceless.

I take photos while at home, traveling or sometimes just photos of random things. I love to be spontaneous. My photo stream is a world of beauty, wonder and simplicity through my eyes! I also consider my stream as my form of blogging, my way of telling stories and freezing time :)

On a side note: If you add me as a contact, please do not be offended if I don't add you back right away. I prefer to have a small number of contacts and add / keep those who visit my stream regularly - to get to know them better. If you comment on my photo, I will do my best (given the time) to reciprocate. Cheers!!! ~ :)

16 Random Things About Me :)

Adrenaline junkie! Woohoo!! :)
Woohoo!! :)

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory revisited

Dancing poppies!
~Happy Earth Day!!~

Grand Canyon
Good Friday

Deliciously pink!~
Deliciously pink!~

Baby you can drive my car. Yes I'm gonna be a star!!! :)
Baby you can drive my car. Yes I'm gonna be a star!!! :)

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Missouri)
Busch Stadium

"Love the heart that hurts you but never hurt the heart that loves you."
Love the heart that hurts you but never hurt the heart that loves you.

Summer in Santa Monica pier
Here's to summer!!

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    manueloscar30 says:

    "Usted tiene muy buen talento en la fotografía y una podría decir usted es un hermoso persona dentro y a través de las fotos que comparten (translated in Google: You have very good talent in photography and a I could say you are a beautiful person inside and out through the photos you share)

    Un poema que encontré sobre fotografía que es muy oportuno para usted. Gracias por la belleza y felicidad que comparten. (translated in Google: A poem I found about photography that is very fitting for you. Thank you for the beauty and happines you share.)

    "A photograph is more than just
    A gift to bring or send.
    And more than just the likeness of
    A relative or friend.

    It is a kindly greeting and
    A memory to hold.
    Of happy times and pleasant things.
    However new or old.

    It is a mirror that reflects
    Companionship and cheer.
    And now and then the wistfulness
    That turns into a tear.

    A photograph is something to
    Adorn a desk or wall.
    Or carry in a pocket and
    Display to one and all.

    It is a faithful portrait
    The smile that friendship shares
    To add its sunshine and to show
    That someone really cares.""

    July 3rd, 2009

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    greatshot. says:

    "Her photography skills - superb! Her personality and attitude - very endearing! Her photos reflect that she is a wonderful lady, not only she is beautiful but very talented.

    Thank you Trixie, Grazie for sharing your stunning photos, for making us happy and uplift our spirits.
    Bellissima!! Ciao!"

    June 24th, 2009

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    BB-1013 (Amazing 2013) says:

    """Trixie is such a Beautiful,Sweet Talented Person and A Great Photographer.Her Photo's Are Amazing,Artistic.Such a Pleasure to Visit.It's A Pleasure to Have Trixie As My Contact.Thank You So Much For All Your Visits,Comments and Invites.You Are A Special Person.Keep Up the Beautiful Work.Your Flickr Friend Boris"""

    June 9th, 2009

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    mariaugusta. says:

    "My lovely friend, Trixie.. this is the second time i write about you, on a testimonial. And I'll write, again, and again, if it would be necessary!! hehehe ;-))

    And about you, your hapyness, your joyful way to live the life, your attention to the others... your support, all the words are not enough, Trixie!

    I met you sice a long period, now, to know all these things, about you!!

    And your fotografic work is always an expression and a sign of good vibrations!!

    I'm so glad to have met you, here... thank you, Trixie!

    Your friend,

    April 2nd, 2009

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    ~Kim's Picture Gallery~ says:

    "Trixie, I am writing you this to let you know that I tresure our online friendship, and I am so glad we met through flickr. You are an awesome photographer and I love looking at all of your new shots. Keep up the great work as I know you will my friend!


    I have a warm and friendly feeling
    As I think of you today;
    And I wish that we could visit,
    But you're many miles away.

    Separated by such distance,
    Yet our flickring brings us near;
    Through the miles we share a friendship
    That's become to me most dear.

    Friends through correspondence;
    Still, your face I need not see
    For your soul shines through the words
    Every time you make a comment to me.

    You have a special way of writing,
    Warming as the sunshine rays,
    Bringing joy and inspiration,
    Brightening up my days.

    You have enriched my life, my dear one,
    And I'm glad God willed we meet,
    "Friendship's Road" is that much nicer
    Traveling it with one so sweet.

    I did not write this poem, but I did
    alter the words some. I hope you like
    it my sweet flickr friend.

    Much love and hugs,
    Your Flickr Friend Always,

    April 1st, 2009

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    Limbo Poet having a break for a while says:

    "Trixie is talented, wise, fun, intelligent, interesting, interested, generous, gifted, lovely and beautiful. It is a joy to know her. She always brings sunshine with her when she visits my photo stream. And if that isn't enough, she is also an amazing photographer.
    Thank you for your friendship, Trixie, I value it very much."

    March 29th, 2009

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    born19june says:

    "Trixie became a friend of mine since I moved to LA last May. Since then we come in groups on our EB and I noticed this lady got talent in photography. She has the vision of being a great photographer. Check her photos and you will agree with me. Thanks also for all the tips you have given me."

    March 13th, 2009

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    ninayak- Busy next few weeks says:

    "What can i say about Trix. I love her pictures and her eight simple rules. Her pictures very well reflect her happy-go-lucky attitude. I really admire her versatility and the immense ability to bring subtle things to life through her pictures.

    I really appreciate your friendship Trixie. Thanks for being a friend.

    Take care my friend



    January 6th, 2009

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    Henny HR says:

    "Trixie...well,what can I say about this gorgeous young lady. I'm not good at writing a testimonial but I wanna do it for her.
    Trixie is a warm big hearted wonderful friend who just feels comfy to being friends with an old woman like me :-) Thank you for that,my dear.
    Her stream is fun to look at too. She's so special,a talented young lady. Makes me happy everytime she posts a new photo,reminds me of my daughters.
    Trixie is a diva, trendy,chic,elegant and...can't describe it here....her photos are special...stunning!! I love to look at them. And the important thing: I love her 8 simple rules!
    Keep up your good works,my dear. Look forward to your awesome photos. And thank you for being such a wonderful friend.
    Biiig hugs!!"

    December 9th, 2008

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    Photos_from_Angel says:

    "Trixie is one of the very first people I met on flickr a little over a year ago, and I have no idea why I haven’t already written a testimonial for her new account!!! She’s one of the dearest flickr friends I know. She has such a talent for photography, not to mention her love for life and others. Her spirit shines through in all she does and she just can’t help but make the rest of us smile!!! We all missed you so much when you were gone girl, don’t you ever leave us again! LOL!! Trixie’s photo’s show off her love of life and everything life is about; you’ll find something about those 8 simple rules somewhere in her photography!"

    June 5th, 2008

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    mavster (m just an email away:) says:

    "Thank you, Trixie for sharing your wonderful talent...your photostream is as beautiful as you! Thank you also for being such a wonderful friend. God bless!"

    May 7th, 2008

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    K. Linehan says:

    "Trixie is one of my friends who I thought was missing from Flickr forever and I have to say that I am extremely happy to see she returned to us here in Flickrland! She is an amazing photographer and a fabulous friend! I'm so very pleased to see her up and posting her amazing work again!! If you haven't seen much of her work you should look through her images and you will see for yourself what a great photographer she is! Her work screams about her love of life and everything in it! Welcome back Trixie! You were missed!!"

    May 2nd, 2008

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    S e l v i says:

    "Trix is a new friend that I glad to have stumbled upon in Flickr!!
    She's not only extremely talented in photography but is also a great fashion 'diva', a great 'foodie' & a cool person!!!! Just a look at her stream will make you realise these awesome facts!!
    Above all, what really made me admire Trix, is her great spirit in making a come back here in such a wonderful way!!
    Hats off to you!
    Keep spreading the happiness through your beautiful work, Trix!!

    April 10th, 2008

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    Zeetz Jones says:

    "Welcome back dear friend! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, your love of life is a testimonial to this. Your work will forever be remembered even when they're gone. Starting anew only means you've purged of the old. And I'll always be watching your every exciting post."

    March 23rd, 2008

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    12 OrangeS says:

    "Hi Sistah! I'm looking forward to your photos. More to come. Stay happy and keep on shining!"

    March 20th, 2008

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