Monday, January 11, 2010

NYE- past, present...future


NYE 09:10 from gwen78 on Vimeo.


Cupid Shuffle from gwen78 on Vimeo.


Happy 2008! from gwen78 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Yours

This kid, man...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Ballesteros!


Congrats, Pat and Kay!!!

Thanks to Mia and Sheena for doing my hair and make up.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dude! Zane's in Whistler!

Zane of Three Sheets was in Whistler and he's a pretty good snowboarder.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vegas Vacay 11.09

We enjoyed yet another Vegas vacation with family last weekend. This time it was to celebrate the kiddies birthdays, Evangelyn's second and Dylan's sixth. Also, congrats to Manny Pacquiao for another exciting win! Here are a few pics from the trip.

Nee Nee
Nee Nee's beautiful smile

Dale and I with Dylan and his Bakugan

Sushi Roku
Sushi Roku inside Cesar's Palace was delicious!

After dinner, Dale and I saw Ka by Cirque du Soleil

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cha cha slide by the kiddies

Monday, September 28, 2009

Oahu 2.0 Sept 17-22

OAHU 09 from gwen78 on Vimeo.

I went to Hawaii again with my co-workers, Ardene and Leah. Mahalo!

Here's a link to the photo album:

Friday, September 04, 2009

Downtown galavanting part2


This is Dale doing his best "Michael Cheritto" from the Michael Mann movie from 1995, Heat. It's one if his favorite movies. I was pleased to find out that this bank in Downtown LA was also the exterior of Sydney Bristow's bank on Alias, Credit Dauphine. We geeks. I know.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

ALIAS Doppelganger


This is Dale and I doing our best Michael Vaughn and Sydney Bristow from ALIAS.

We were at Union Station trying to get this shot on a tripod when a guy approached us and offered to take the picture. He asked, "Can I take your picture? I'm a professional photographer." And we were like, SURE! Thanks, Gavin Wedding Photography !!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

500 Days: Zooey and Joseph

I really liked the movie, 500 Days of Summer. Check it out if you get a chance. Here's a cheesy but cute video (not related to the movie) of Zooey Dechanel and Joseph Gordan-Levitt.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Guri Guri

Guri Guri is a dessert that is a cross between a sorbet, shaved ice and ice cream. Pat and Kay recommended a place in Maui called Tasaka Guri Guri at the Maui mall. Leia, James, Randy and I went there before our flights to Oahu...OMG, delicious! And 2 scoops is only $1.10! Can't beat that with a bat! Found the receipe online:


2 cans (12 ounce) strawberry guava juice*
1 can (12 ounce) 7 UPĀ®
1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir vigorously. Freeze for about 1-2 hours, remove from freezer and stir vigorously again (repeat at least twice). Transfer to individual serving containers and freeze until firm, minimum 8 hours (preferrably one day or longer).


-Instead of strawberry guava juice, you can use any flavor of soda or juice of your choosing. When choosing your base flavor, just remember that it will be combined with condensed milk.
-If you want, you can also use an ice cream maker. If so, you won't need to re-stir this after partial freezing.

Taken from:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Maui/Hawaii '09

Maui and Oahu were way too much fun. We really did feel like we had two vacations in one because each island had its own feel. Rache and Mark's wedding in Maui was beautiful. We have tons of pictures to prove it. Oahu was nonstop activity and partying, especially because of Ja's birthday and because Terry, Trace, Thu, Chary and Mike were there to lead the way. Overall, it was a great trip.

Here are the links to the pics:

Maui July 30- August 4

Oahu August 4- August 9

Hawaiian Fire Surf lessons Aug 7

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Geekfest 2009

Once again I engulfed myself in the center of the Geek universe at the annual Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. It's a place where geeks commune and celebrate everything Geek. I'm the TV Geek so my focus for the weekend was one, DEXTER and two, LOST. Everything else was interesting and amusing and I went with it. For more information, check out

mr. spock

I was walking around in between signings and saw Mr. Spock himself. Surprisingly, not that many people were around him so I got in line to get his autograph. He was a very nice gentleman. He signed and took a picture. After, I shook his hand and said "Thank you, sir." He's 78!


I love DEXTER. It's a TV show on the Showtime network about a serial killer who was raised by a cop and now works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami PD. It's good drama.

julie benz pic
Julie Benz, aka Rita, Dexter's girlfriend, now wife, now mother of Dexter's child

lt. angel batista
David Zayas, aka Lt. Angel Batista, Dexter's co-worker and "friend"

harry morgan
James Remar, aka Harry Morgan, Dexter's cop dad who taught him how to cover his tracks

C.S. Lee, aka Masuka, Dexter's fellow forensic specialist and "friend"

I was getting Angel Bobble head when "Harry" and Masuka took pics. Great photo op.

dexter panel
I attended the Dexter panel and got to see a sneak peek of Dexter Season 4. In attendance were a few producers, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, Michael C. Hall and joining the cast, John LIthgow.

dexter swag
I got a bunch of DEXTER stuff- signed bobble heads of Julie Benz, David Zayas and C.S. Lee and a signed action figure of Michael C. Hall. Score!


hurley gwen
Jorge Garcia, "Hurley" was being interviewed, so we tried to get some pics as best as we could.

You couldn't miss the guy. Here's Jason and Trishia with "Hurley"

lost panel
I got in line for the Lost panel at 8:45am. The panel didn't start until 11am. I was lucky enough to get in. There were several superfans that camped out overnight in line. Below is a clip I found online of the beginning of the panel. I think you might be able to find the rest of the parts by clicking on the right side of the page. Good stuff. Can't wait until the final season begins .


Jason and Olivia Munn

Jason and Olivia Munn

Jason and Deebo from "Friday"

jason and alison
Jason and Alison Haislip of G4

jason and gene
Jason and Gene Simmons

pat teaching
This is Pat doing a workshop for the Art Institute of Orange County. He's the "professional" and gets us in every year. Thanks, man! Check out his work here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Celebrate Life

I work on the Oncology unit at UCLA. It can be a pretty heavy place to work on both physically and emotionally so it was nice to have a day that celebrated survivors. This year's Celebration of Life featured Chris Ayers, an artist who drew a drawing of an animal everyday for a year during his treatment and turned those drawings into a book. His second book is set to be released this fall. Best wishes to all survivors and their friends and family.

Here's the cake with the image of the butterfly designed by Chris Ayers.

Here I am with my co-worker, Kim on the left and Joyce Wilbur, a survivor on the right.