Jamie Ortega
 
"She didn't mean to be beautiful, she just was."

Calypso has caramel hair, braided over one shoulder which smells of cinnamon, almond-shaped eyes, and is, according to Percy, even more beautiful than Aphrodite.

Calypso is a character under a curse. She is lonely and whenever someone washes up on the shore, they leave her . 

She is also cursed to have heroes wash up on her island, wounded or hurt, for her to heal: she would always fall in love with them, but they always have to leave and are never allowed to return to her island. 




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Calypso is my favorite character in the Greek Mythology. I fell in love with the character when I read her story and description. Even better was her description in the Percy Jackson book, "The Battle of the Labyrinth". If only we had that Greek and Roman mythology fashion show in my senior year, I'd have chosen to play her.

I wish I could draw so I could put into picture how I imagine her to look like. Caramel wavy hair braided with flowers woven in it, almond eyes, olive skin/a really nice tan/goddess-bronze skin (since she lives on an island) :p
Nothing like her human form in the Pirates of the Carribean.

So for me, she should look Asian-Mediterranean or something
 

NINETEEN

01/20/2011

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So I'm waaaaay behind project 365 and I apologize. My bad, I don't have my laptop yet (had it fixed) and school just started.

Soooooo I have my sewing machine. I bought a new hard disk, and I finally have And Then There Were None c/o my sister.

This is turning out well. :)

One year left to live my teenage dirtbag lifestyle. Here's to that :)

My thank you list is not in order yet but I'd like to thank everyone who remembered my special day today. It's good to have people greeting you even though your birthday isn't announced on Facebook.
Thank you, I truly appreciate the greetings.
 
 
These are only a few but they were what popped in my mind immediately 

1. STOLEN - DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
(did you guys know that Olivia Wilde was the girl in the music video?)

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2. MARRY YOUR DAUGHTER - BRIAN MCKNIGHT
It would be such a relief if I knew that we were on the same side
Very soon I’m hoping that I..

Can marry your daughter
And make her my wife
I want her to be the only girl that I love for the rest of my life
And give her the best of me ’till the day that I die, yeah
I’m gonna marry your princess
And make her my queen
She’ll be the most beautiful bride that I’ve ever seen


3. KISS ME - SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
because of this scene from She's All That

4. COLLIDE - HOWIE DAY
heard it first on One Tree Hill, I will forever love Brooke+Lucas </3
And because some awesome guy learned this for me when I asked him and went to our highschool classroom playing it

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5. YOUR BODY IS A WONDERLAND - JOHN MAYER
No one else can write a song about sex and well umm pre-sex (it's not exactly foreplay, is it?) as romantically and sing it as Mayer.

We got the afternoon
You got this room for two
One thing I've left to do
Discover me
Discovering you

One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue

6. SHE IS LOVE - PARACHUTE
I never stop smiling when Agot plays this on the guitar and sings on the phone. Whoever they wrote this song for is one lucky girl
"SHE IS LOVE AND SHE IS ALL I NEED"

7. IRIS - GOOGOO DOLLS
This was my anthem after hearing it in City of Angels. I am so happy this was the waltz dance in prom.

When I hear this song, I can only imagine myself young and beautiful in a ball gown, hair up, slow-dancing/waltzing. :)

8. I'M YOURS - JASON MRAZ
C'mon, can you ever get tired of it?
THIS IS OUR FATE, I'M YOURS <3

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9. NO ONE ELSE COMES CLOSE - JOE/BACKSTREET BOYS
AHHHH. So I'm listening to it now, the effect on me never changes. soooooo sweet :D

No one else comes close to you 
No one makes me feel the way you do 
You're so special girl to me 
And you'll always be eternally 
Every time I hold you near 
You always say the words I love to hear 
Girl with just a touch you can do so much 
No one else comes close
 

10. GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD- OLIVER JAMES
Because someone told me, this is an awesome mood-setter :)
"If I could have one dance forever
I would take you by the hand
Tonight it's you and I together
I'm so glad I'm your man.."

"..but if destiny decided I should look the other waythen the world would never know 
the greatest story ever told
and did I tell you that I love you tonight"

 
 
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Will you still love me in the morning?

FOREVER AND EVER BABE :)
 
 
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Whenever I eat at Tapa King Lasalle and I here the Mosquito Killer thing zap, I want to go over to the manager and question the sanitation of having a table where people eat, right under it. It's just... so unhygienic. Maybe this term.
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Dear Apollo Meiji,
     
You are one of the only 2 meiji chocolates that I like. Thank you for being one of the closest things to comfort through my dysmenorrhea. Ferrero Rocher will always be number 1 to me, but you now have a special place in my heart. Thank you for being inexpensive and a burst of freshness.

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On January 10 I went to Taft to pay for my tuition. I was so excited to practice my sewing. I planned on leaving the next day but I ended up going back here just tonight (jan 12).
Baby, why are you being sooooo difficult with me?
I have never been so frustrated when the pattern didn't turn out right but I've never been more patient either. 
I still haven't gotten it well, right. But I'm not tired of trying.. atleast not yet :))
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AHHH THE MRT STATION... What else can I say? The management is perfect. They left a defective train right there, people piling up. Awesome
 
 
I love them!
 
 
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"BEHIND THIS SMILE LIES A SAD SAD GIRL"

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Fuck that. You don't get any sympathy for that caption. And who in their right mind takes photos of themselves when they're in pain? Yes there are bad times and yes, sometimes the bad and the good times are totally not balanced but my point is I hate that caption (okay that doesn't really make much sense). You take photos to A) Capture a moment B) For Vanity but never to show people "Hey, my life is so shitty but I'm smiling". You don't need proof of that.

Again, don't take me seriously
(photos taken out of vanity)
 
 
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My aunt showed me this photo of her. She was in college in this picture.
My grandma would always talk about how pretty she was back in the day, how fair-skinned she was, how many suitors she had and how much of a heartbreaker she was. She told us how much of a playboy my grandfather was and how he chose to pursue her out of many. 

Unfortunately my grandfather left her for another woman but up until now, I think my lola is still inlove with him. When she sings, it's because she remembers him. She still talks about how handsome he was.

I cannot tell lies to my future grandchildren and tell them I was very sought after back in my day. I'm very far from that :)) But I'm hoping I won't be telling them about a sad love story.

Lola, I'm sorry you had it bad. 






 
 
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I found this in the corner of the living room. I remember my mom bought it for my aunt. This dear readers, is a Sheesha Pipe/hookah. It  is a single or multi-stemmed (often glass-based) instrument for smoking in which the smoke is cooled and filtered by passing through water. (Morris) 

It reminds me so much of Bahrain. I remember that Persian restau in the food court of Bahrain Mall near KFC. Their tables came with sheesha and smoking it is like a family thing.

I miss going to Geant on Thursdays (?) with Diana. Tito Medel and Mama Mina would call me around 10-11 and I would get ready and we would pick up Diana in school. She would change in the car and when she got older she'd change in the restrooms instead. We'd tag along going grocery shopping and we'd split up with them to go get Diana her weekly Archie comics and then I'd take her with me to the candy section and buy my Fruit By The Foot/Gushers/Roll Ups. Later on my mom would be there along with their other friends and when Cye's not lazy, she'd be there too.

Those were the days :)
 
 
January 6, 2011
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BEDROOM HAIR

Okay, WEIRD photo (hello eyebags, pale skin, weird smile). That's me, just gotten out of bed.

My hair has grown really long now but I don't think I want a haircut, probably just a trim and long layers. I spend some time trying to get my hair like this (after i shower). I love my bedroom hair! I love how it's kind of big and kind of wavy and kind of messy. And basically I just posted this so after a while I can look back to see how much my hairstyle taste has changed :))

Don't ever take me seriously :-*
 

Jamie Ortega