About Me

Academia to Photography

Name: Tony
DOB: 09/03/1989



File Maintenance, Stop & Shop

Former Career: 

Bilingual Tutor, East Hartford High School


B.A. in Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2012.

Thematic Focus : International Studies, French, and  History

Foreign Languages

High School

  • Spanish 4 Honors
  • French 3 Honors
  • Mandarin Chinese 1


  • Elementary Arabic I and Chinese I
  • Intermediate to Advanced French instructed courses

Scholastic Activities

  • Undergraduate: French Club
  • Undergraduate: French and Human Rights Film Series
  • Undergraduate: University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)

Conversation Partner volunteer committed to the enrichment and exchange of interpersonal communication in English with native Mandarin, Arabic, Korean, and European speakers (2012)

Awards / Scholastic Achievements

    • High School: 1st Recipient Outstanding Six Year Student in World Language (2008)
    • High School: Department Scholar Plaque E.H.H.S. 2008 Presented for Excellence in World Language
    • Undergraduate: Primary Applied Foreign Language Certificate of Achievement in French (2011)


Camera: Canon Rebel T3i since 04/06/12


  • 18-55mm Lens
  • EF 50mm F/1.8 II Standard Auto Focus Lens
  • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II (Stabilized) Lens
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II
  • B+W Kaesemann (KSM) Circular Polarizer (CPL) with Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC)

Now introducing …

Poetically Captivating

187 thoughts on “About Me

  1. londonserialdater says:

    Wow. I’m actually lost for words at this blog. You write in a way that truly gives an insight into a very extraordinary mind.

    1. Oh, would you like some suggestions? I have plenty of words with so much raw emotion and inspiration behind each one. Just imagine a masterpiece in one sentence. Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s a pleasure to hear from you, considering we both share the same blog concept. I hope you continue to inspire others as well. Release your hopeless romantic side, and let your passion roam free.

  2. Hi Tony

    I decided to visit your page because you had visited mine and i must say you have quite the resume. How hard was it to learn Mandarin?

    You got me interested already so i will be having a peek around.

    Peace be with you


    1. Hey Kyle,

      Thanks for returning the visit! Haha! Oh, that? Thank you, sir. That is a great question! In high school, it took a few weeks to understand the four tones, lots of pinyin, and characters. Since my freshman year at UConn, I could barely recall the characters but I know more pinyin now. So, I set up my computer with a language pack for Mandarin Chinese. When I switch over, I can start typing in pinyin to convert it into characters. For example, “Ni hao ma?” becomes “你好吗?“ I hope you check out my linguistic enthusiasm article. Just click on, “Foreign Languages” in my About Me. Thanks for your enthusiasm to look around! Never underestimate a 2nd month blogger! 😉 Take care.


  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Handsome, definitely, & I’m massively impressed by your choice AND achievements educationally. You are very hot!!

    Sorry I’m not able to contribute, from where I’m at in life, but I know absolutely you’ll find people loving to hit your button.

    Great blog, great bloke.

    1. Oh, your flatter within your chatter early in the morn. Oh, you’re such a clatter of flirtatious splatter to my heart previously torn. Thank you so much for not only being impressed, but MASSIVELY impressed. We’re talking about elephant status here for first impressions!

      That is not a problem. I love what I do, and I love the impact I have caused within the last two months. I am just hoping that moment will come soon. This is like a full time job for me, and I can only work with my cousin for so much longer. Anyways, enough of the bloody hell story from Connecticut’s wonderful economic situation, … take care.

      P.s. My mum was born in London. So, I know more than just bloke. Well, continue coming back, and I’m sure you’ll be randy in no time. 😉

  4. Hello Tony, I was in the neighborhood so I thought I’d return the visit. I hope you didn’t find my place too much of a disaster. Having just moved in I can’t help but feel a bit chaotic with everything still left in boxes. A move is always a mix bag. A fearful excitement leaving the security of the old and move forward anew.

    A must compliment you . At first glance I feel comfort and a welcome feeling. I am glad to make you acquaintance. Now if you don’t mind I would like to explore a bit further and see what there is to see..

    1. Hey Nick, I like your niche! I noticed you’ve been around for a while. That’s awesome! Commitment is always important when you set your heart to do the things you want to achieve in life. Beautifully said, sir! You have a way with words, yourself! I am very pleased to have you feel comfort for your first impression. That matters a lot to me. I’ve been through plenty of blogs already, and there are quite a few that scare me away. Go ahead! Explore. It’s my pleasure to provide you with some inspiration that will intrigue your mind, and mesmerize your eyes.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have come check out yours and I like it a lot. 😀 Will definitively read. Que tengas buen resto del dia

    1. Ah, muchas gracias! It was a pleasure! Thank you so much for returning the love. Oh, mi corazon dulce, you’re too sweet! Go put yourself in a box,and sit on the shelf with all the other Valentine’s Day stuff. 😉

    1. Yes, really! I am not even kidding, or plastic! Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s a pleasure to hear from you. I hope I can learn more about you later too! 😀

      1. janeykate says:

        And nice as well? Are you Barbie’s Ken? 🙂 And oh, i’m spilling my heart out on here at the moment, so i’m sure you will 🙂

      2. janeykate says:

        You make me laugh! You can be my Ken any time 🙂 Or whatever the English version is. Harry perhaps? You are a prince after all, and the other one’s taken, ha, ha!

      3. Keep smiling! Oh, right! The English royal version would mostly likely be Harry. Now, look at that … you already have KATE in your name! Perfect! A match made in Heaven. That’s cute.

      4. janeykate says:

        🙂 now you mention it, it is kind of cute! I think I’m in like with you! If you could just air mail me the tiara, I think this could work 🙂

      5. Aw, that is extremely sweet! Watch out – I’m writing an article right now, and I’m in the mood to send more than just your tiara. I hope they write “FRAGILE” nice and big for me. Oh, can’t forget about the bubble wrap and air holes too! I highly doubt you would think me being a cadaver is any cuter than being alive. 😉

      6. janeykate says:

        What’s the article? Now we are practically engaged, I think you can share your secrets with me. me No one else is reading this, only all of the other wordpress bloggers, and they won’t tell.
        Ps isn’t a cadaver a stiff? I will await the postman knock with interest 🙂

      7. Oh, fine, here’s some insider before it’s published in an hour or two. The article is called, “Driving Around Intimate Roadblocks; A Concern for Making Moves.” It’s funny how we’re making intimate moves as I write this .. Yes, a cadaver is stiff, but he cannot stay stiff down below. This requires a blood flow that stopped a long time ago. 😉

      8. janeykate says:

        You know, cars don’t really interest me, I guess they are a guy thing 🙂 Are we making intimate moves? Who knew! Maybe there is hope for me yet 🙂 Although you don’t seem like a guy who is short on women making moves on him! You are so funny! Can you cook as well? If you do, let’s not have a long engagement. Let’s move straight to the pasta.

      9. Haha, that’s funny but I am not into hot rods either! They’re appealing, sure, but who has the time for that? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! Oh, don’t be fooled. Sometimes I don’t actually want those moves. haha Some are way too assertive, and they miss the sensual understanding behind romance. Some people just ruin the moment for me. Well, I am Italian, and my family has a traditional homemade sauce! I’ll be sure to boil the water right now. Come on over! 😉

      10. janeykate says:

        Are you really Italian? You kind of look Italian ish. Oh I love all things Italian. I’ve been there many, many times. In fact I’m going to Sicily very soon. Tell me the secret of the sauce, pleases, please! You know in England, the tomatoes are terrible, anaemic, tasteless things. In Italy they taste amazing, like sunshine! How can you not make great sauce with them? Ok so I will be there in oh, like 24 hours ish. Flights from the north of England are non existent…. Tell your mama I’m on my way… Don’t over cook the pasta, all dente is the only way

      11. Ah, you’re a young lass looking for an Italian bloke, and possibly randy for desire. My mum was born in London. I am not sure where, but my Italian ancestors ARE from Sicily. My dad has the Italian side though. 😉

      12. janeykate says:

        No, I’m a bit off men at the moment, it was the pasta I’m after 🙂 English/Italian/ American eh? I think you could be many things to many people 🙂 And whatever they want you to be too. But nice, and kind of cute, and funny too 🙂 bless your little Inglese, Americano, Italiano heart 🙂

  6. Hey Prinze,
    Had to check out your blog after you were kind enough to comment on mine. I’m really impressed. Very cool, what you’re doing here. Happy for your success with it.
    Go, young man!

    1. Oh, hey Tom! I forgot to mention that you share my dad’s name! Thanks for returning the love! It is a pleasure to have you here. Thank you so much for your support! Your encouraging words are always taken into consideration to improve my blog even better. Haha, take care, sir! 🙂

  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photos! I appreciate it very much. You have a very nice blog and I look forward to following your posts. 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome! I enjoyed my visit. I look forward to coming back as well. Thank you for your support and encouraging words. They are greatly appreciated. 🙂

  8. You’ve got a very intriguing blog here Tony, Thank you for the follow on mine, its always great to have new guests to my blog. Will be back to nosey around again if you don’t mind.

    1. Thank you so much Anashrita! You are a sweetheart. I wish the world had more of you. No, just kidding, competition and originality would disappear. Haha, go for it! Be sure to embrace the passion! Take care, love.

  9. ubuiwillbme says:

    Thank you for your recent like on my About Me page. That’s probably the one thing on a blog that means the most when someone likes it, being that it is the truest part of the blog, and most personal. I am enjoying reading many of your posts, and will continue to come back for more.

    1. You’re still a young, amazing, inspirational mother with so much to give back to the community. I am very pleased to check out your blog. You have a description that I would recommend the world to admire. You have a lot to offer, and you can make a big difference to everyone around you. Thank you for returning the love and checking out my blog. I’ve only been here in three months (tomorrow), but I found my niche! I hope you can find yours through expressing your heart out in everything you do with writing. Take care, love. Thank you so much for stopping by!

    1. I started blogging only three months from today for the same reason you are! I just graduated from UConn, and I miss the research papers. My writing improves every day I am here. You will see the difference throughout your posts as well. Thank you for checking it out! I appreciate your time here. Honesty and disclosure in a well written format can definitely improve a blog’s success. I wish the best of luck in all your blogging endeavors for 2013! Take care, love. Enjoy your stay!

  10. I have seen you around my blog on occasion and just decided to hop over to yours. Thank you and I do wish you the best. Enjoy life to the fullest! It sure sounds like you are doing just that Mr. Charming. : ) From an admirer afar although I believe I am old enough to be your mom..haha

    1. Haha, thanks for visiting! My parents are in their early 50’s. Age is just a number!! Admire all you want. 🙂 I appreciate your encouraging words. Stay warm. It’s snowing over here. Would you like some? lol

  11. Hi thank you for the like! I snooped a bit on your page and your writing is spectacular! The way your words flow evenly sounds great and your mastery of so many different languages is impressive! (No doubt you probably get that a lot)

    1. Hey, thanks for the visit! Snoop all you want! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am glad you appreciate my work. My passion for learning languages changed so much about my writing that it eventually became distinct from everyone else. 🙂

  12. blackluminescence says:

    Thank you for stopping by. I consider myself to be fairly new to the blogging world (tried writing one last year, but eventually gave up). So, any visit is very much appreciated 🙂
    Love the way you write, very flowy (its a word now!) and open. Ill probably be stopping by later to read more.
    Lots of love
    Ann 🙂

    1. Thanks for returning the visit! Yeah, we all try at something with some confusion or unstable drive to pursue anything. Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it. Feel free to stop by at any time. Lots of hugs! \ 🙂 /

      Just remember, you (C)Ann do anything your heart desires. A positive attitude is only half of success!

      1. blackluminescence says:

        That actually makes a lot of sense…. Thank you! 🙂 I’m going to keep that in mind for a long long time

  13. Thank you for dropping by 50Figment, and so pleased to welcome you as my newest visitor. I hope you’ll find more interesting posts. Cheers!

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