About Me

Academia to Photography

Name: Tony
DOB: 09/03/1989

 

Career: 

File Maintenance, Stop & Shop

Former Career: 

Bilingual Tutor, East Hartford High School

Education

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

Undergraduate

  • 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)

Photography

Camera: Canon Rebel T3i since 04/06/12

GEAR:

  • 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. Thank you, kind sir. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. After graduating from the academic life, I missed a lot in the last few months. I dreaded those intensive ten page or twenty page research papers, but now I am drifting away from that structure and discipline of punctuality. I just started this blog only a week ago. I hope to build an audience of avid readers and hopeless romantics. I hope to motivate inspiration, rejuvenate passionate drives, and help everyone discover their hidden potential for their freedom of expression. In a global perspective, everyone in the world may have an easy time to convey their feelings about controversial topics, like politics and religion, however I hope to stimulate interest in other departments. I will also focus and emphasize on the importance of life and help restore the poor infrastructure of relationship building. Feel free to express your opinions. I am open for constructive criticism and new ideas. We shall grow and develop together.

    1. Thank you, dear. I was previously pursuing a dual major in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Connecticut. I love learning different languages and the distinct cultures that adapt around them. Federico Fellini, an Italian film director, said that, “A different language is a different vision of life.” I look forward on providing you with words of wisdom and appreciation to life’s mysterious occurrences.

      1. I also enjoy reading your blog and had to chuckle when you clarified who Fellini was 🙂 I envy your love and talent in the language arts. Makes me want to improve my French and Italian!

      2. Thank you so much for your feedback! I may have to turn to the military to pay off these student loans or try my best to sell e-Books. I am not sure which path I should take. There isn’t much out here in Connecticut right now. I may have to move, leaving my family behind. Hopefully, I’ll figure it out before the payments are due. Yes, learning languages is extremely relaxing when you have it all down. It’s never too late to learn, practice, and excel! I am glad I could motivate you in some way. Take care. 🙂

  1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and ‘liking’ my recent post. I’ve got to say that just from what I’ve browsed through of your postings, there is a lot here that I’m going to spend time reading….I’m looking forward to it!

    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by yourself! I love to engage my audience. I’ve only been around for less than a month, but I have noticed the significant impact I have caused here. I love the community and I hope to learn and grow with everyone here. Take care!

  2. Thank you for the like on Word Play For Today: Effervescent. I see you are a very accomplished word freak ( *wipes the beads of sweat from her brow). Hope I can offer you a challenge…. No really I’m not feeling ANY pressure.

    1. You’re welcome, dear. I love challenges. Bring them on. When I was in high school, I would ask people to give me one word, and I’ll write a poem. I amazed them on how fast I was. 🙂

      1. Well Speedy….
        I’ll tickle your fancy and see how well you can play… see if you can keep up. You will find that as the time passes the quest for expression will thicken and even the most diligent writer to the zealous confabulator will need a moment for pause.
        The challenge is ON! Please prove me wrong 🙂

    1. Hello Twin! Wow, I knew this day would come! Not this fast! Thank you so much for your feedback! It is greatly appreciated! Yes, we are both conversationalists. That would be awesome. Take care.

  3. I am totally blown away by your blog…NO, by your writing! Fantastic! I am certain all the ladies are wobbly kneed and panting and the guys are like “Who the hell is this dude?” so let me just interrupt all of that for the briefest of moments and say you are an incredible WRITER! Forget the content, that’s just icing.

    Thanks for the “like” that drew me here (as you knew it would). You are worth the “follow” young Prinze. Cheers!

    1. Oh, come back dear! Let me catch you in the gusts of desire, and let you stick around to continue the admire. The quantity of women is nothing to brag, the quality of their intentions will be placed in a bag. I desire their desires, crave their passion, but who am I to kid … this should be a trending fashion. I hope guys can learn to take what I say, bring it all back, and achieve more smiles this way. You’re a sophisticated woman who knows exactly what you deserve, you never settle for less, and everyone else should observe. Your confidence is sexy, might I just say, but thank you for stopping by and making my day. Take care, love.

      1. Marry me! OK just kidding, but you are pretty awesome and maybe “Charming” should have been the first name 😉 After all anyone can be a prince…Burger King’s waiting with their crowns. rofl

      2. Ah, clever. 😉 The best was the woman who requested that there should be a 60 year old version of me. This website has the best people to melt your heart. Why am I settling for younger women again? Hell, age really is a number!

      3. oh btw I posted that to my FB page and I have almost 6K FB friends so you might get a bunch of hits over the next 24 hrs.

      4. Oh, my God. I just reached over 2,000 an hour ago! This should be extremely interesting. Thank you so much for being a sweetheart! Sweet dreams, love. :*

    1. Thanks for your feedback! I am currently writing a few articles all at once. I like to hop around and work on different ideas. Hopefully I’ll have another posted by tonight. If not, it will definitely be in the morning!

    1. Oh, that’s great news! You’re welcome! It must be really great to have a like already. I just started my blog about a month ago in two more days. I’m excited. 🙂

      1. Good stuff! Keep with it! I started a little more than a year ago with some funny cartoons and just set up a new one to continue with these new drawings I’ve been doing.

  4. I must say my good man, this is one hell of a blog you’ve got here. It’s nice to meet another intellectual individual who enjoys writing and talking of the most simplest, and yet most complicated(*cough* women, women, people, and relationships *cough*) aspects of life.

    Cheers

    – Adrian Lopez

    1. Ha, thanks Adrian. Women – the world’s most complex system of ambition, love and responsibility. It’s a pleasure to see you stop by my blog and check it out. My one month “blogiversary” is in two days. I only wrote a few main articles that spiked my followers and my viewers. After graduating from UConn, I had to come back to writing soon before I started going crazy. I miss the intensive research papers. Anyways, take care.

      1. That’s true.
        Quality is over quantity in almost all cases… have a great day ahead at that!
        And you got too many qualifications too…wow! I mean some people are really too much! How did you managed them? 😮

    1. Thanks so much dear! That is such a warm comment to come back to on a busy day! I’ve been out of the house all day, and that definitely hit the spot. I hope to see you around. Take care.

  5. Hello, Prinze Charming, and good to meet you! I love the layout of your blog and your charming photo. It’s also great to meet someone who loves languages as much as you obviously do. Good luck with your life after college. Bonne chance, mon prince!

    1. Hello Helena, enchanté, je suis juste comme le petit prince! Merci beaucoup! J’adore les languges d’amour. I hope to find my place in society, and make a career doing what I love doing best. Making a difference and living life to the fullest one heart beat at a time. Take care!

  6. Dear Prince Charming,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now following yours. Hope we can learn from each other. You can also get access to my page at luv2sex.info
    You have a nice day and a good week ahead.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your writing and I’m impressed with your huge following so quickly. Do you have any tips? Of course, my blog is a “market niche” so that limits my attraction. Anyway keep up the good work. I will b echecking back often.

    1. Thanks for leaving feedback! Did you read, “Twenty Less Than 3; A Compiled New Year’s Resolution Post,” at http://wp.me/p2TeFs-iN? That’s probably the only post I published with tips. For general statistics on my blog progress for my first month as of 12/12/12, check out, “One Month Blogiversary; A Monthly Summary of Success,” at http://wp.me/p2TeFs-fX! Yeah, I am here to market friendship and unconditional love. It doesn’t pay the bills, but it will change pessimistic attitudes. The next time someone smiles at you, waves, and says, “Have a good day!” I hope I was the underlying reason behind that.

      The attraction for my blog is real attraction. They’re here for help, encouragement and opportunity to refine themselves. I am not changing people, I’m refining them. Everyone needs to be polished with satisfaction. I hope I can bring my followers inspirational posts and deliver those feelings as a legacy to others on their blogs as well. Take care.

    1. Oh, thank you so much for my second star! It’s always better late than never! I wish the best of luck in everything you do for 2013! Stay safe and warm. Take care!

  8. Megan says:

    Thank you so much for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! It might take some time, but I will definitely get on that 🙂 You’re a great, inspring, beautiful person.
    Best,
    Megan

    1. Oh, Megan, you are very welcome! Take all the time you want. You’ll still be a very inspiring blogger! Thank you for your words of encouragement. It is a pleasure to have you here. Take care. 😉

  9. Thanks for liking my post. I am incredibly impressed by you language skills, and envious of your talents. Your blog seems to be well received as well. Unfortunately, as a retired person, living on a very small pension, I will not be contributing to your studies. I wish you well in the future. Pete, Norfolk.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Oh, psh, a talent is only a personal hobby if one doesn’t apply it to a career. I’ve only been here for two months, but I’m a fast learner for mostly everything. Oh, that’s not a problem! Just relax, and enjoy my volunteer work here. Until I find a suitable career, I will blog my heart out because I enjoy what I do. I enjoy inspiring others. I wish the best of luck in everything you do as well. Take care, Pete.

      – Tony

    1. Thank you so much, sweetheart! It’s a pleasure to share my thoughts, feelings, and talent to the WordPress community. Thank you so much for stopping by to leave encouraging words. I hope you continue to express yourself to inspire other people too. Take care, love. 😉

  10. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my About page. I appreciate it very much.

    Your blog is fun! I’ve enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    1. Haha, yes! Thank you so much for returning the favor! If you are a hopeless romantic, you’ll definitely have fun with my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sweet dreams, love. 😀

    1. Ah, Julie … comme “Zhu-lee” en français! J’adore ton nom, ma chérie. Ouai, j’adore les langues romantiques! J’adore tes yeux bleus comme la mer. It’s a pleasure to see you stop by and check out my blog. I am very fortunate to have you here.

      1. Mmm, mes mains et tes mains sont parfait pour l’un l’autre. Mes levres et tes levres sont ensemble quand c’est nuit. Donc, je veux te donner un moment romantique. Une passion l’amour. C’est notre plaisir. Maintenant. 😉

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