English Wonders

6.21.2011



( F21 shorts, Kohls top, Target sandals and bracelet )

My cousins from England have been having a great time while visiting America, but it's weird for me to be a tourist in a city I spend almost every day. They've been taking pictures of things I see to be mundane, yet to them, they've never seen anything like it. For example, yesterday we went to Walmart to pick up a couple things, and they said, "Take a picture of us!" In my mind I think, why on Earth would you want a picture in front of a Walmart... granted they have great low prices, but really? ... Then I remembered they don't have Walmarts in England, but they know what they are due to news, television, and movies (I'm guessing). My cousin Matthew even wanted a picture with a box of Lucky Charms cereal. I told him to next time go for the box of Frosted Flakes... they're much more photogenic.

So far I've taken them downtown to see the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and up to the Tower of Amreicas. One thing they noticed is how many drive-through places we have, and that they're not all McDonald's (which is the only one they have in England) haha. I want to take them to my city's theme park and maybe even take them to Austin to show them where I go to college. We all went and saw the Green Lantern last night which was pretty cool. I told them about the certain theaters we have that serve food during the movie (other than popcorn, hotdogs, nachos, etc) to which Matthew responded, "why is this country always eating?" ...ummm..... because it's good!





These pictures were taken on Father's Day, so of course I had to sneak a picture of my dad in here! Don't we look alike? Some people say I look like my mother, but I think that's just because they can't look past my hair and skin color (which matches my mother's exactly). With no makeup on and my hair pulled back, I look just like my father. We even used to have the same teeth! But in high school I got braces, so I didn't have a huge gap anymore. Trae said it best when he told me I'm like "a female sketch of my dad, but with my mom's coloring" haha he is so right. My dad is an amazing person, and I'm so grateful to have him in my life. I am my dad's one and only child, so it's nice not having to share him :) Love you, Dad.

xx

41 comments

  1. You look so stunning in this blue! I'd kill to have your deep, rich skin tone...

    And it's so crazy to me that people are facinated by Wal-Mart! I guess it's something I've never really bothered to think about.

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  2. You do look so much like your dad! But I think I do too! But when I am with my mom people say we look a lot a like too! It actually makes me really happy that I look like both of them :)

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  3. It sounds kind of fun to see your city with fresh eyes - and we do love food in this country!

    I love your ikat print shorts - so cute!

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  4. you and your pop look so cute. Love the blouse. the color really looks great on you

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  5. love your outfit1 very nice skirt! and your shoes are perfect for summer!
    being with tourists in your own city is amazing experiens! you can see things in different eyes. Well at least I do it all the time I have guests from other places.

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  6. I really love those sandals. I haven't gone shoe shopping at Target in forever, but now I think I should at least give it a look!

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  7. Glad you guys are having a fun time! Hehe, when I went to England I was taking those same silly touristy pictures, like, "Ooh, look, a Tesco" and "Oooh, look at these crazy English candy bars", so I think it works both ways! :)

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  8. haha! I love how the simplist things are amazing to them. :) So fantastic. And frosted flakes are just better in general.

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  9. Haha I'm glad your cousins are having a good time! The U.S. IS all about food. Which is why we have a lot of weight and health issues. Still...if eating is good in moderation.

    Lolz at the Lucky Charms thing hahaha

    and you really do look like your dad! I see the resemblance really well. I thought he would be more pale, but he's already pretty tan. So the whole your mother being Hispanic thing doesn't really override your resemblance imo. :)

    Regardless you look cute in that outfit! Hahah :)

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  10. My boyfriend is English and we are constantly doing touristy things around Sydney. I enjoy doing them because a lot of the time I have actually never been to that place before! I love your top, it is a very pretty colour!

    Laura - White Winters

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  11. Cute outfit and great smile - love the pic with your dad :)

    K.

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  12. Adorable outfit! Your blog is SO cute so stoked you found me so I could find you!!

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  13. I love the print on your shorts. And you have a great smile! One of my aunts, and a couple cousins of mine also live in England and I love it when they visit. I do the same thing when I am there. I love all the different packaging and signage.
    XOXO

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  14. ps. I forgot to add on my last comment that you're adorable, and I love your photos. Totally following via bloglovin' now girl!

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  15. What a cute picture of you and your Dad!

    and I never responded to your comment, but I'm from Austin. I go to UT but I spent a year at UTSA! It seems like we're from the same place :) xx

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  16. Walmart. Really? so funny. Imagine what we would want to take pictures of if we went there!

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  17. you are too cute! love the outfits! following! follow back? good luck with the job hunt yourself! keep us all posted! :)

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  18. Those shorts are awesome, I love all your photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

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  19. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)

    I love your outfit and you and your father look so adorable! :)

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  29. love the last pic of u and ur dad.Effin adorable!! and love those shorts!!

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  30. why hello there! First thanks for your comment! you are a sweetie..>So I came to visit your page and noticed it said you are a saggi...and I thought oh she must be cool coz so am I ;) then I open your blog and your smile blew me away!! SO GORGEOUS!!! I think you might just have a new fan in me!! I love your shorts and your English cousins are funny. I would want a picture infront of walmart too. and haha at the quote "why is this country always eating" Do you seriously have hot dogs at the movies!! Anyway a long comment.Im looking at your other posts and you are definitely followed xx

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  31. Hi Emma!!! Thx for the comment, lovely look!!! Following u, love it if you follow back :)

    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  32. Hello there sweetie! Firstly let me say thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! You are really cute and I like your style! I know what you mean(about cousins thing)! The pics are really cool, but I love mostly the one with your dad! Good memories, huh?! Would you like to follow each-other? Let me know:
    http://www.kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com/
    xoxo Kiki

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  33. beautiful photos and lovely outfit!! i adore your shorts and blouse <3

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  34. It's so true! If some foreigners came to visit my town or the city where my university is, I'm sure they would know so many things about historical monuments/the city castle/etc. that I don't know.
    Thanks a lot for your comment in my blog :) I appreciated it so much!
    Do you speak italian? :)

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  35. Oh I forgot, I love this outfit! The pattern on your shorts is amazing! :)
    And you and your dad look lovely together.

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  36. You're hilarious telling your cousins story! I guess that if I went to the US i'd take a picture in front of a Walmart too haha
    loved your blog :) follow each other?
    you have a new follower now!
    kisses!

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  37. great blog/style u have! love the shorts

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