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Update: Photo Gallery

Hi Ya’ll, not too long ago I was going through my old photos (from years ago) & found some that I added to my collection.
I remember when I first realized my love for photography and my teachers/ friends recognized the ‘talent’ or ‘eye’ I had for it– whatever that may mean. I never really pushed for it or pursued it only because I never saw it in me to make a sustainable career for it. Instead, I delved into my school books & work– neglecting all my passions & interests to simply get my degree & move out home. That didn’t stop me from taking photographs, however, wherever I went as a way to escape my reality even if for a short moment. It was also years later when I realized my love for filming & editing too. That’s when I created my #VlogDiaries Series. Though people may not really see it as much, until this day, those videos mean everything to me because of the hard work, effort, and thought I put into each of them. To me, those videos are not to “show off” or even ‘get views’ but a way for myself to reminisce and record my journey of life. As I continue to travel more, I plan to create more videos because I would love to share them with you and the world.

If you are interested, please feel free to check out my photo gallery here.

stay safe ya’ll & much love x Lo

Amazon Affiliate Music Download

Hi guys, as you can probably tell from reading my previous posts, I have included links for purchase on any music mentioned on my site.

These files can be downloaded to your computer or any device and placed anywhere as desired. This is a much more safer (& legal) way of downloading and listening to music at anytime to your heart’s content. I’ve attached links to singles which vary from $1-2 & albums which vary $5 & up. As always I always look for the best prices for ya’ll.

I will also be including links to any other items I’ve tried on amazon, and that I deem worthy of suggestion.

Thank you to all my new followers for all your support & lovely feedback!

Don’t know where highsnlows will be without you all!

Til then,

Much Love x Lo

Lady Day: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday born April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959 was birthed by the name Eleanora Fagan. Holiday was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.

To me and many others, Holiday was one of the many ladies who were the face to female jazz singers. Her beauty and voice moved many aspiring singers, leaving her mark in jazz history.

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“Joanna” by JoJo

If ya’ll remember, JoJo was the iconic of my childhood and 6th grade self. I remember admiring her vocal ability and thought she was the coolest person ever. At the age of 13, JoJo reached the charts with her song “Get Out” and “Baby ft. Bow Wow”. Ms. Jojo Levesque recently released Joanna which I found was really heartfelt and endearing so I thought I’d offer it some recognition here on my site.. The song addresses the highs and lows of her career (hence my site name) that I think many artists go through in their career or at least in the onset of starting their career. I think it offers a invaluable and powerful message of resilience. we often underestimate our abilities and gifts which only cause a disservice to us and those around us. Even in face of all her hardships and struggles, Jojo still managed to break through and continue her passion of singing and music. The song served as a source of inspiration and solace to me that I hope some of you may appreciate and can apply to some part of your life too..

Enjoy xo

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray on Philippines & Poverty

Lately I have been on a binge with Miss Universe 2018.. She is so admirable in many ways. In the video she share her experience as a young adolescent, who like myself & many others, was lost in her early years of adulthood. So she turned to volunteer work to seek inspiration. She volunteered in a poverish area in the Philippines working alongside an organization called Young Focus Philippines. where she found children with potential who didn’t have opportunity or any guidance. She shares that “there are 7/10 filipino children don’t have dream & the number one reason is that no one believed in them.. poverty is fourth, it’s actually lack of support system”. As someone who grew up in a family with no support or guidance myself, I found this quite relatable and astonishing. I only hope to emulate in her footsteps and make an impact in whichever way or size that may be.. Anyhow, I admire that she is using the platform of pageantry to address these concerns and be an inspiration to those reading for their dreams. So down to earth. True Miss Universe in my book.

Music Moves In Me

Hi Ya’ll soo I’m fully aware that all classes are cancelled this year due to the circumstances of COVID-19.
However, I thought I’d inform you for the future and let you know about an amazing program I had the privilege of working at for the past year pre-covid. While I had a liking towards children, I never realized how precious they were until I started to work with them. I know for me I have been guilty of thinking that kids can be annoying, but their minds are so malleable and they absorb things like a sponge that they really are a gift of life. While not all children do (lol) most children do offer so much joy, when completely open and vulnerable to them and we should protect them at any cost

For those who may relate or might even have children of their own, Music Moves In Me is a wonderful program that provides early education to children ranging from 2-8 year olds. In the program we learn engage children in activities that enhance their cognitive skills, encourage group participation, expand their creative imagination, and of course, foster their love and education for music. We also sell music on our Music Moves In Me site every month, which you can check out here. While I am not being sponsored for this post, I would like to share my experience and spread the word about Music Moves In Me. We hosts both weekly classes and birthday parties that are customized to your child’s wants. I am fortunate to be a part of a business owned by such an empowered and driven woman and also to be part of these children’ musical journey.

While classes and parties are evidently cancelled this year, I definitely encourage ya’ll to check out Music Moves In Me here to keep in the back of your mind once everything is back and running again and we are back in business.

Much Love,

x Lo