Toga's Ramblings

I'm a Samoan girl named Toga. Thanks for that, Dad.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 6: A hobby I have

I really don't have any hobbies. Is that lame? *shrugs shoulders* I am, however, starting one...

Sewing! I got a sewing maching for Christmas from mi madre (she's so cool) and I JUST opened the box yesterday. I know. Christmas was almost a month ago and I'm just now using my gift! blah,blah,blah...

Anyhow, I took my machine out and even attempted to read the owner's manual. The key word in that sentence is "attempted". It was just too much, so I turned to the next best! HAHA! Gosh, you really do find all kinds of stuff on there. But that's a whole different blog.
So via I, Tuituiotoga learned how to thread the needle on my sewing machine AND thread the Bobbin. IDK why it's called a "bobbin" but all I know is that Josh on has helped me learn 2 new things about sewing I did not know. Thank you Josh! lol

So here's to me learning a new hobby and hopefully learn how to properly hem up my husband's church pants, so he's not walking around looking like he's wearing his Dad's suit. bahaha.

Day 5: A picture of somewhere you've been to

This is me on our honeymoon in Las Vegas! I know it's old, but it was the first time I had ever been to Vegas and it was awesome! I'm standing in front of the Belagio? It has the most wonderful water display/show ever! If you haven't been, you must definitely go. The lights and the buildings are just so amazing. I definitely plan on returning and this time I am going to see Phantom of the Opera, I don't care how much Alma begs me to go to the sushi restaurant (he did that when we were there, and since we were on our honeymoon I was being 'nice' and opted to go to the sushi bar) instead. The honeymoon is over and I don't care anymore about trying to be 'nice' bahahaha....j/k.

I had a great time there and I would love to go back.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4: 15 songs that represent your life's soundtrack

1. Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground: A dark and awesome song that reminds me of my senior year in h.s. with Tap, JAMMMMMMIN' to this song! It still makes me smile.

2. Troop, All I do is think of you: This song reminds me of my sisters and I when we were living in the good ole Waterfall Apts. :)

3. Art Laboe Dedicated To You: Volume 2. The entire soundtrack reminds me of my sophomore year in h.s. It was by far the BEST year for me. To this day, Bonnie and I still laugh and sometimes cringe at the adventures of our 15 year

4. Take the Ribbon from your hair: This is one of many songs that will always remind me of my grams. When I hear this song, I remember when we were living in Long Beach and my mom played this song on the guitar and had me sing it. I did and all the while, Tina sat there with her eyes closed just "feelin" it! Not my singing (lol), but the song. This was her jam! And so many times, I remember her playing the guitar and just SAAAANNNNGING the heck out of this song! :)

5. Fell in love with a one night Stand: Oh, Hawaii how I looove you! lol THIS was MY JAM when Tap and I went to Hawaii! And naturally, I came back home played the heck out of it, made up a dance, and had the girls perform it, regardless of it being a bit inappropriate. lol

6. Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody: This song is my all time FAVE feel good dance song! How can you NOT want to dance when you hear this song?!? I remember sitting in primary at Lynwood 2nd ward, next to Noma and the teacher asked us during sharing time what song do we want to sing. Noma leans over and whispers to me: I wanna dance with somebody. :) I giggled. Noma new that I was in love with that song. Even after all these years, I cannot sit still when I hear it.

7. Fiji: LAIE boy. lol I know, I know! You guys are reading this and going, "what?!" No, this song is not on here cuz my husband. Matter of fact, I looooved this song WAAAAY before I even met him! This song is on here because it reminds me of my days at Fautasi and my first ever concert; FIJI. lol I used to jam to this song and I had NO IDEA what Laie was or where it was. Wait. I knew where it was because of the Toa's, but I did not realize how much of a "lifestyle" it was! I just thought people from Laie had alot of school spirit. lol The whole time I thought there was an "H" in Laie, but then Fiji started spelling it and I'm like..."what? where's the 'h'? bahaha...stupid kirl. To this day when I hear this song, I remember going to the Fiji concert with Lili and Ula and when this song came on, seeing Dana Yamauchi skanking across the stage and me thinking, "Uh, is that Dana Yamauchi skanking?" hahahaha!

8. A Child's Prayer: This is the song I would sing in my head whenever I was in need of my Father in Heaven's comfort.

9. Pink: Can't Take me Home Album: This album was on repeat when I was like 18 or 19. The beginning of the end for me...bahahaha.

10. Mariah Careyand Luther Vandross: Endless Love. Oh to fall in love for the first time ever. What an exciting time in a teenager's life. Man, I'm so glad that's over. lol

11. The Eagles: Best of my Love. The night I met Alma, he was playing his guitar and singing all these different songs, but I have to say when he sang this song...I was hooked. :) This is my favorite song he sings. It makes me smile everytime regardless of how sad the lyrics are. lol Man, it goes to show, if the beat is good, the lyrics mean nothing! haha!

12. Natural High by Bloodstone: The lyrics to this song is exactly what Alma and I were going through at the beginning of our relationship. This quickly became, "our song" hehehe. I know, so corny. Yes we have a "song". Whenever I hear this song, I just smile. But I have to admit, I don't listen to the song in it's entirety, because it's so dang long! bahahahaha!

13. Can I have this Dance by Ann Murray: This song has dual meaning to me. First, it is one of the songs Tina would play on the guitar and sing. Because of that and because she was not able to make it to my wedding, Alma and I decided to dance to that song for the first time as eternal companions. It was our way of having her there with us.

14. Paparazzi by Lady Gaga: Christmas day 2010, My awesome family at the O'brien's house, Kareoke machine, Rita and I, Tons and tons of laughter and an extreme amount of labored breathing. bahaha. All caught on tape, thanks to Ebony. Jerk. lol

15. Laundry Mat by Nivea: *singing* you's a lyin cheatin' son of a... This song reminds me of all of us crammed in front of our TV playing tetris. It is one of many of our old tetris jams. :)

Day 3: A habit you wish you didn't have

Being afraid...of success. To dream of something for so long and then to FINALLY be within it's reach, you'd think I'd be happy or excited right? I am or I mean, I do get excited and happy, but that's just it...I'm mostly scared out of my freakin' mind!

More recently, I sit on the opportunity of a lifetime. My dreams since marrying my BFF :) have shifted to include him. Never have I felt like this is what I was meant to do in my whole life, then what I am about to embark on. To know that I am in the right place and WILL reach my goals is pretty scary to me. I don't know why. I'm just gonna blame it on my daddy issues. lol