mayanrocks
Pick Your Poison.
Monday, February 12, 2018

bar cart girl scout cookies

Birthday Brunch.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

belgian waffle maker

Happiest birthday, Shi! I love you more than I love homemade waffles. And that’s saying a lot.

Friyay.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

arts district brewing dtla

arts district brewing dtla

arts district brewing dtla

Friyay  (@ Arts District Brewing)

Tacoholics Anonymous.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

tacoholics anonymous - tacos tu madre

Weekly meeting (@ Tacos Tu Madre)

Puffer.
Monday, February 5, 2018

puffer jacket

All the ladies have been complaining about how cold it is in the advertising department, so our boss surprised us with these jackets to keep warm.

Wouldn’t it have been more cost-effective to just turn down the A/C?

Also, does this come in black???

Love Destiny.
Monday, February 5, 2018

valentine's day plans

Sounds about right.

Luzia.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

cirque du soleil - luzia - dodger stadium

Cirque du Soleil (@ Dodger Stadium)

NSFW.
Friday, January 26, 2018

weird science wyatt chet

I love it when Weird Science is playing in the break room at work, and I get to stare at Chet’s sweet ass while I’m eating.

Sweet Chick.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

sweet chick - today was a good day

I didn’t even have to use my AK (@ Sweet Chick)

Hamilton.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

hamilton playbill san diego

Rise up (@ San Diego Civic Theatre)

Let Go.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

let go app chat

I think the bigger question is whether or not I’d be willing to let it go for someone who refers to Santa Monica as “SaMo”.

Linger.
Monday, January 15, 2018

If you, if you could return…

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 💔

Crackheads and Bellies.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

grand ole bbq y asado - san diego

liberty public market - love potion drink

christine pamintuan francis lansang kd baby belly

Celebrating this baby’s mama (@ Liberty Public Market)

36.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

grand ole bbq y asado - san diego

stone cheers gif

Birthdays, BBQ and BYOB (@ Grand Ole BBQ y Asado)

Thanks to everyone who came out last night ♥

Mouth Kiss.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

mouth kiss
suburgatory block kiss gif

A simple thank you will suffice!

Sick Day.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif
scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif
scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif scandal - you got served - olivia speech gif

Sick days are for Scandal marathons.

Back to the Grind.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

morning people vs me dogs waking up in car gif

Actual footage of me waking up for work today after being on vacation for two weeks. Yikes!

Strike 2.
Monday, January 1, 2018

burnt pan de sal bread rolls

…or this week’s edition of Mayan burns the bread rolls. Just kidding (this was the second time I burned them this week). As soon as my mom smelled the smoke, she was like, “STRIKE 2!”

I’m sure my parents can’t wait for me to go back to LA tomorrow! Ha.

Last Supper.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

pop pie co pot pie san diego

pop pie co pot pie san diego

pop pie co pot pie san diego

Last Supper (Pop Pie Co)

SeaWorld.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

sea world flamingos

Behind the scenes (@ SeaWorld)

Christmas Mass.
Monday, December 25, 2017

adventuresofchris chat

My sister went to Christmas mass while I stayed home to avoid burning for my sins wrap presents at the eleventh hour! Ha.

Happy Holidays.
Monday, December 25, 2017

holiday christmas party invite invitation

mason jar holiday gift money m&m candy

diy christmas holiday gift tags typography modern design

That’s a wrap! 🎁

IDGAF.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

everyday bravery pin - emily mcdowell

Christmas gift from my boss… I think she’s onto me.

Little Damage.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Staking my claim 👅 (@ Little Damage)

Holiday Ice.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

pershing square holiday ice skating dtla

I’ll be here all winter ✌🏻 (@ Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink)

Smorgasburg Sunday.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday funday (@ Smorgasburg, ROW DTLA)

Wildfire.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

skirball getty fire

Infinity.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity

infinity mirrored room - yayoi kusama

Love Forever (@ The Broad: Infinity Mirror Rooms)

Holiday Ice.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

la live holiday ice skating rink

Unsolicited fact about me: I can ice skate circles around you ⛸ (@ LA Live Holiday Ice)

Blessed.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

dominic and elijah - lapel twins

dominic and elijah - lapel twins - baptism christening dedication gift tag

Blessed (@ Flood Church)

– Chosen as a godparent for the Lapel twins ✓

– Opened a 401k ✓

– Paid off all my credit cards ✓

I’m adulting the shit out of 2017, you guys.

Currently.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

dyson fan broken a/c

24K Magic.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

mother's day bruno mars tickets

bruno mars the forum

24K Magic (@ The Forum)

My mom has visited me twice in LA since I moved here 5 years ago—once to see Adele at Staples, and this past weekend to see Bruno Mars at the Forum!

Now who has to tour LA for her to come visit me next year??? 

Shadow of the Day.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

Linkin Park & Friends (@ Hollywood Bowl)

Even though it had been years since I last saw Linkin Park in concert, I was heartbroken when I found out about Chester Bennington’s suicide.

I can remember exactly what I was doing when I first heard Hybrid Theory. Pammie and I have this game we play called Guess What Year? (it’s a working title), and I can always pinpoint the year a song came out because I’m able to tie it to life events. Like I know that Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day came out when I was 13, because I remember crying to that song at Sharon Bernardo’s birthday party when I found out that Raymond Alcarion liked my best friend and not me. I’m totally over him now, partly because that was 22 years ago, but mostly because my name would have been “Marion Alcarion” had our love stood the test of time! Yikes.

When I was 18, my friend Nick Costa told me, “Linkin Park… Remember that name… They’re gonna be HUGE someday.” I downloaded some songs off of their EP on Napster (yes, I was 18 that long ago) and became a solid LP fan after that. I remember going to the library to chat in their forum in between classes in college. I remember listening to their CD in Sheena’s car while I practiced driving stick around Jamul. I remember how sad I was when their intimate show at Canes sold out before I could get tickets to their first tour. Linkin Park soundtracked a time in my life that I reminisce about often, and it makes me sad to think that Chester is gone now, too.

I was lucky enough to see Chester in concert a couple times in my life, and being able to go his memorial show and hearing all those songs made me feel like I was 18 again (my sore stems the next day from standing during their 3-hour set reminded me that I’m nearly twice that age). All these years later, I still remember their lyrics. Also, can we just talk about how good Mike Shinoda still looks??? Some things never change…

Watch a full stream of the show here.

Rise Festival.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lit 🔥 (@ Rise Festival)

Loved, loved, loved ♥

Stacked.
Monday, October 9, 2017

seven magic mountains - las vegas

Stacked (@ Seven Magic Mountains)

HBD Pops.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy 64th birthday to a man of many talents!

New Slang.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Shins (@ The Greek Theatre)

It’ll change your life, I swear…

Museum of Ice Cream.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

museum of ice cream los angeles

Ice cream Sunday (@ Museum of Ice Cream)

Late Night Tales.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Khruangbin x Geto Boys (@ The Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda is across the street from the Shake Shack in Hollywood, so we skipped the headliner for a shack stack and some crinkle fries (yes, I have a problem).

Shake Shack x Modern Times.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

shake shack x modern times - san diego

shake shack x modern times cornhole - san diego

Burgers and beer for breakfast (@ Modern Times Fortress of Raditude)

Pammie, Dennis, Paul and I arrived at the Shake Shack pop-up 30 minutes before they opened, and the line wasn’t too bad. The longest I’ve ever waited in line for food was over 2 hours at Howlin’ Rays in Chinatown, so this 45-minute wait was no bigs. There was absolutely no shade though, so our burgers came with a side of UV! It was worth the tan lines…

Coin Haus.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

coinhaus la mesa

coinhaus la mesa

Level up (@ Coin Haus)

Leo took Alicia, Ray and me to this beercade in La Mesa last night. It’s in a nice area with an industrial bar and gorgeous resto next door. Things have def changed since I lived there years ago!

I like their system so much better than other barcades I’ve been to. You exchange a credit card for a tapcard and use it to serve yourself beer and play video games. It beats having to wait in line at the bar for $15 drinks or having to use quarters for the games (ain’t nobody got change for that!). When I turned my tapcard in at the end of the night, it ended up being less than $20 to drink some beers and play a few rounds of Contra, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and more. The cashier said I was a cheap date! Boys, don’t all come running at once.

It.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

it movie

We all float down here (@ Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center)

I came to get scared, but I stayed for the dick jokes and NKOTB references! It was funnier and less scary than I remember the original being 27 years ago. Not gonna lie though, I still avoided eye contact with the sink drain while brushing my teeth last night.

Heat Wave.
Friday, September 1, 2017

heat wave

There is a hell and it’s my apartment during the hottest heat wave in LA 🔥🔥🔥

I’ve been stuck at home with the flu for 4 days (I tried to go to work yesterday and they sent me back home!). I’ve gone through 2 seasons of Game of Thrones and 5 boxes of tissues (for all the sickness coming out of my nose and mouth, not the tears coming out of my eyes when Khal Drogo died—yes, I’m that far behind). I escaped to my parents’ air-conditioned house in SD for the holiday, and it took me 4 hours to get here in triple-digit weather. I guess everyone else had the same idea. Some of my relatives are staying at my parents’ house this weekend and they’re sick, too! Misery really does love company. And air-conditioning.

I thought it was too late in the year to buy a portable a/c unit, but climate change is real y’all. My windows don’t open, so it would have to be a sliding door unit. If anyone has any suggestions on brands/installation, please send them my way!

The Night We Met.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lord Huron (@ Del Mar Racetrack)

I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met

The last time I attended 4 o’clock Fridays may or may not have been 14 years ago to see Hoobastank.

Wonderspaces.
Friday, August 25, 2017

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

I’m learning some amazing moves from these guys (@ Wonderspaces)

I ❤ NY.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

nyc plane sunrise

Ohhh, so this is what 6am looks like…

nyc subway

Our trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without me getting us lost on the subway. Again.

top of the rock nyc

Morning view (@ Top of the Rock, Midtown)

bar moga omurice nyc

I felt a little dirty recording this food porn (@ Bar Moga, Greenwich Village)

grand central station nyc

Trainspotting (@ Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East)

shack shack madison square park

shack shack hot chick'n

The OG Shake Shack (@ Madison Square Park, Flatiron)

There are five Shake Shacks in LA, but we still ate here three times during our trip! We even schlepped across town with our luggage on our last day to get one last Shackburger and their limited edition Hot Chick’n when we found out we were flying out of the JFK terminal that doesn’t have a Shake Shack. We’re kind of obsessed.

gallow green nyc

gallow green nyc

Rooftop vibes (@ Gallow Green, Chelsea)

I was worried it was going to be humid all weekend, but the weather was perfect for a rooftop cocktail or two (these are both mine).

raclette nyc

Melt my heart (@ Raclette, East Village)

This was our favorite meal of the trip (don’t let the fact that we ate at Shake Shack three times fool you). Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the waitress came back midway through our meal to give us a second scrape!

mighty quinn nyc brontosaurus rib

Checked the brontosaurus beef rib off my BBQ bucket list ✓ (@ Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, East Village)

Tame Impala (@ Panorama NYC, Randall’s Island Park)

This was def one of the smaller music festivals I’ve been to, but Tame Impala brought the big show with their lasers. Our lyft driver thought we were at EDC!

magic jewelry aura photo

Best $20 I ever spent (@ Magic Jewelry, Chinatown)

Pammie and I got our auras photographed inside a tiny Chinese jewelry shop, and that pink ass cloud = my mind being blown.

oculus nyc

The Westfield mall I used to work at wasn’t quite as nice as this one, but they both have Wetzel’s Pretzels (@ Westfield World Trade Center, Oculus, Financial District)

wtc memorial nyc

Ground Zero (@ One World Observatory, Financial District)

The last time I was here was a couple years after 9/11. There used to be a steel beam cross where this memorial now exists. They did a beautiful job!

Sunday cycle (@ Central Park)

Pammie wanted to ride bikes through Central Park, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! We rode from the Guggenheim to Strawberry Fields and stopped along the way to enjoy the scenery.

guggenheim nyc

Gaining perspective (@ Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side)

imagine strawberry fields nyc

Strawberry Fields forever (@ Central Park)

plane tv

Before we knew it, it was time to fly home. Anyone who knows me and my sister knows that we’re complete opposites. She’s a Potterhead, while I’m more Homicide for the Holidays! But we always have fun when we’re together. I can’t wait for our next trip!

Panorama NYC.
Friday, July 21, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

One more week!

Waiting for the End.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

All I want to do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven’t got

R.I.P. Chester Bennington 💔

KBBQ and a Moscow Mule.
Friday, June 30, 2017

kettle brand potato chips - korean barbecue - moscow mule

Cancel my dinner plans (@ Jon’s Liquor)

Arroyo Seco Weekend.
Monday, June 26, 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017 cheers

Sunday funday with Sabrina (@ Arroyo Seco Weekend)

Blind Pilot.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

blind pilot - el rey - los angeles

Heart eyes since 2010 😍😍😍 (@ El Rey Theatre)

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