Hi! Welcome to my blog(: Let me tell you a little about myself.
My name is Alexandra Diaz, but my parents gave me the nickname ‘Ali’ at birth, so that’s what I’ve always been called. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and it’s the only place I’ve ever lived. I grew up a very curious and entertaining, yet aggressive and stubborn kid. I was always the star of our home movies and loved the attention of being in front of the camera; my parents would say that I was mean, I say I was passionate.
But I was raised well by my parents. At least one of them was always around to look after us and make sure we were alright. We weren’t rich, but my parents always made sure my brother and I had everything we ever needed and wanted. And for that I’m forever grateful.
And since people always ask, I guess I’ll throw my ethnicity in here. I’m asian and hispanic. Lao and Cuban to be exact(:
Other things about me:
♫ I love photography. I get that from my dad, who used to be a photographer. So I’ve learned a lot of the basics from him when I was little and taught myself more as I got older. And now, owning my own digital SLR camera is super awesome. Whether I’m outdoors shooting my next adventure or doing my own self portraits, I love capturing my point of view of things through my camera lens.
♫ I’ve always had a fascination with dreams. I’m basically obsessed with dreams. The dream world is so unpredictable and you never know what you’ll dream when you fall asleep. Since I usually dream lucidly and can usually remember my dreams when I wake up, I almost always write them down in detail right away to keep forever and look back on, or to make a blog post or short story about it, some of which you can find on this blog(:
♫ I’m basically an adrenaline junkie. Odds are if something is a little crazy or a little dangerous, I want to be a part of it. It’s exhilarating, fun, and refreshing for me to do something wild from time to time. Crazy mosh pits, let’s do it! Crowd surfing, why not! Skydiving, let’s go! Bomb a big ass hill on my pennyboard, I’m down!
♫ Family is a big deal to me. Family is everything and I’m very fortunate to have the family that I have. Even though we like to annoy the fuck out of each other and piss each other off on a daily basis on purpose, and we take things waaaay too far; and yeah, sometimes I can’t stand them as human beings; we know we’re always there for each other at the end of the day.
♫ I love fashion and clothing but I’m not girly at all. You’ll almost never catch me in a dress. I’m definitely more of a shorts and tshirt kind of girl. Most of the time I feel like I look like a little boy to be honest. But that’s just who I am and what I’m most comfortable in.
Oh yeah, and all photos are taken by me. Unless stated otherwise.
Hope you enjoy!
June 4th, 2013 at 3:54 am
You are cute as a button!! And smart!
June 4th, 2013 at 3:57 am
Thank you(: And thanks for stopping by!
August 27th, 2013 at 6:39 am
Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! 🙂
August 28th, 2013 at 9:54 am
You’re too cute 🙂
September 28th, 2014 at 6:59 pm
Thanks for writing about your bunionectomy surgery! I’m 10 days post op so it’s good to see how well everything went with yours
December 2nd, 2014 at 11:32 am
Love the explosive Lao Cuban make-up – wonderful. Thank you so much for the follow Ali, greatly appreciated and I hope you like my own images and a few of the words thrown in too. Now for me to look around a bit more at your site. Have a great week, MM 🍀
December 10th, 2014 at 4:21 am
Hey there, thanks for the follow! Looking forward to reading your blog too! 🙂
December 11th, 2014 at 3:30 pm
Thanks for following my blog Ali and for bringing me to yours. You’re very honest. I like the look of your blog too.
December 13th, 2014 at 12:16 am
Hi, Ali, that is such a joyful image above, and I’d like to post that one on strata of the self, too, if I may? 🙂
December 13th, 2014 at 12:26 am
P.S. What should I use as a title for this one? 🙂
December 13th, 2014 at 11:13 am
Thank you, and yes you may use that photo as well(: hmm for a title, I’m not even sure what to name it! Lol I would say ‘there’s nothing closer than family’ or something like that?
December 14th, 2014 at 9:45 pm
That sounds fine, thank you. 🙂
February 7th, 2015 at 11:21 pm
My name’s Bettina, and I wanted to drop and personally thank you for following my blog! Your photos are fantastic, and super colorful and energetic! I love it. :] I’ve added you back, and can’t wait to see more. ^_^
February 8th, 2015 at 9:41 pm
Hi Ali, thanks for following Sawyer’s adventures. Looking forward to reading more of your blog! ~Uschi
February 19th, 2015 at 8:41 pm
Hi Ali, thanks so much for your visit and follow! I’m enjoying my time with your blog and really like your photos and point of view. 🙂 Lisa
March 22nd, 2015 at 7:54 am
Thanks for Following my blog!
May 9th, 2015 at 6:25 pm
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my photo. I’m not any sort of expert, most of mine are just with a little point and shoot camera. I like your photos too. You look like you do have a wonderful family.
May 11th, 2015 at 11:33 am
Welcome, Ali, to my “Seeing the Whole Me” family of readers. I’m very glad you joined. If you have time, please visit my “Friends and Fellow Bloggers” page, and leave some info about you and your blog, including the link. I hope to receive your reactions — and once again, Welcome!
May 11th, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray Laskowitz
May 11th, 2015 at 4:23 pm
I lived in Las Vegas in the 70’s and early 80’s. Great town. Always changing.
June 24th, 2015 at 12:44 pm
great blog. Love your bunionectomy posts. I love the attention to detail you put into writing your posts. You are a good writer.
July 12th, 2015 at 1:15 am
your hair is my new favorite thing xx
July 12th, 2015 at 1:17 am
Lol thank you(:
September 2nd, 2015 at 1:15 am
So someone is using your pictures to “catfish” people on plenty of fish
September 2nd, 2015 at 3:22 am
Oh wow. That is so weird like what the heck ._. Thank you for letting me know! I’m definitely going to contact plenty of fish and see if they can take it down. That’s not cool.
September 2nd, 2015 at 7:22 am
Your welcome I’d want to find out if it happened with my pictures so I figured I’d do the same for others
September 2nd, 2015 at 6:01 pm
Thank you, I really appreciate that! Still working on getting it taken down or something. The whole concept of someone taking another persons photo and using it for something like that is so strange to me…
September 2nd, 2015 at 6:29 pm
Is the link you sent me still working for you? Cause i clicked on it and it doesn’t take me to the profile anymore. Idk if that means they deleted it or something?
September 2nd, 2015 at 7:04 pm
I think it was deleted but the fact that someone hides their own identity behind someone else’s pictures creeps me out lol but who knows how many people they talked to before talking to me which I do a reverse image search on anyone I don’t know just cuz you can’t trust anyone anymore it sucks it happened to you but i’m glad there was a way to actually let you know that it was going on
September 2nd, 2015 at 7:20 pm
Yeah idk why people do that. But good thing you’re smart and did that reverse search and it brought you here! I appreciate you telling me about this!
September 4th, 2015 at 11:47 am
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September 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
No problem cool blog btw good luck in the future maybe it was only a one time thing they did that
July 24th, 2016 at 10:55 pm
You’re so pretty. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day! -Hope
July 24th, 2016 at 11:10 pm
Thank you so much!(:
And of course! I really enjoy your blog! Hope you have a great day too(:
August 29th, 2016 at 6:01 am
thank you for following me! Your blog is fun and interesting! ❤️
October 29th, 2016 at 4:21 pm
Hi neighbor! Yay the heat has gone again right? 😬
October 29th, 2016 at 4:29 pm
Yes the heat has died down finally!
October 29th, 2016 at 4:33 pm
Hi, thanks for the reply! It’s so nice, and getting cooler next week. Part of my job is indoor where there’s no AC, just swamp coolers. Wayyy hot! Have a good weekend. 👍🏻
October 29th, 2016 at 4:35 pm
I’m so excited for the cool weather!
Lol you have to find time to go outside and enjoy that air then!
Hope you have a good weekend too! 🙂