Wako Taco one of the best authentic Mexican food in Orlando Florida!

 

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."   

  ― Luciano Pavarotti

If you ever had that unyielding hunger or that roaring craving for authentic Mexican food but with a cool masked luchador themed eatery with popping colors; well look no further, go and check out Wako Taco authentic Mexican eatery.

Wako line and people are hungry

Wako line and people are hungry

They have the best tasty tacos in the longwood area, they are close to the intersection of Ronald Reagan and State Rd 434. For some its a travel, but let me say that you will not regret getting there and having a luchador taco.

Everything is freshly made to the order, they are swift with your order. It also depends on the time of day, I went after rush hour so no wait time, but if you do wait no worries their food will not dissatisfy you, your taste-buds and you will be in taco heaven before you know it.

They have your favorites white rice, black beans, refried beans, cilantro, guacamole, pico de gallo, and freshly sliced avocado, and they happily customize in accordance your likes/dislikes.

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Amazing delicious food edited with VSCO

All the menu items do not come with chips but you can have a side order of blue tortilla chips for $2, or even better $3 for chips and a dip

Definitely try the free homemade hot sauce at the counter, there's a mind and hot. I really liked the hot sauce, it didn't seem to spicy at first but it has a after kick, I did love it though.

So definitely make it over to Wako Taco! you will have great time, you can also buy luchador masks at the counter a super plus for anyone that like wrestling.



Giannis Cafe Italian Restaurant


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

― Hippocrates

You know when you been to a town like many times but then its like you find this hidden food gem, and you are like “why have I missed this before”. That is exactly how I felt like when I found out about Gianni’s Cafe.

I came to Mt. Dora just to chill and hang out, cause Mt.Dora is the most laid back fun town to take photos of wildlife and just historic finding and things. So at one point I got hungry and wanted pizza, but I didn’t want to go to far, so I pulled up google on my phone and search for an Italian restaurant near me. Sure enough Giannis pulled up in the search. I was like “Giannis what is this place that I never heard of it before”. Unknown to me and to my luck was in walking distance from where I was at that moment. So I decided to take a walk; because walking is good for you of course.

Giannis Cafe (Inside the restaurant)

Giannis Cafe (Inside the restaurant)

When I was disappointed that they didn't have pizza. However, the waiter suggested the pasta creation, OMG!!! That was heaven. I got a caesar salad and spaghetti ( cause I love spaghetti). The pasta was delicious and fresh, cooked al dente to perfection!. I mean everything on my table was tasty and wonderful.

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Freshly made spaghetti at Geanni’s

Freshly made spaghetti at Geanni’s

This is definitely one of those hidden gems, asloif you didn’t know Giannis, is a family owned and operated, full service Italian Restaurant. The chef Gianni Liverotti is the owner of the place and is Italian. The food really tastes like you are dining in Italy. and service is fast and friendly.

My first time at Giannis and will definitely be back. Food was excellent, prices are great and service was outstanding. I will definitely will make this restaurant one of my favorites. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Finally found a good place for fresh Italian food with great atmosphere.

Can't Run on Empty

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast”

- Alfred A. Montapert


Breakfast is the first meal of your day. Yes Bryan we all know that; Yes I know. 

See, eating a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the day. It fuels you for a full day at work, school or just errands that have to run and do; I mean it could be just anything that you will face on that given day.

Photo by  @bryanmgarces  - Iphone Xs edited in VSCO

Photo by @bryanmgarces - Iphone Xs edited in VSCO

This is why you cant run on empty when facing any adversities or life challenging decisions that you will encounter throughout the day. So why not fuel up with the daily bread called Jesus! His word is the best spiritual protein to counter any problem that will arise during and through out the day! 

Photo by  @bryanmgarces  - Iphone Xs edited in VSCO

Photo by @bryanmgarces - Iphone Xs edited in VSCO

Hope these encouraging words will fill you up with support and courage to be hungry every morning! 


Exodus 31:3

"I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship

An Ending to a Beginning

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by  @bryanmgarces

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by @bryanmgarces

Had just arrived at Playa Tamarindo, about mid-day. The playa was vacant with no people in sight. Golden sands and clear blue waters captivated my eyes as I gazed into the scenery.

With an ever so gentle calm voice, the sea spoke with its waves crashing and pulling into the sand like a rocking chair. Back and forth, its warm waters washed and hugged the shoreline. The winds behaved with a sweet-tempered breeze which brought comfort to my soul.

Wandering around the horseshoe bend of the beach. I came across to an uneven terrain. Not knowing what I may find, my determination was to climb and find what was in the other side. Even if I had to stumble through a narrow beaten path covered with thorny beach flowers that were withered and gray but could snip like a paper cut if you got to close for comfort while escalating up the terrain.

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by  @bryanmgarces

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by @bryanmgarces

Almost coming to the end of the trail, I started to notice the foliage of the beach flowers started to morph from a grey withered to vibrant green with a hint of yellow and safe to be admired.

Reaching the top became a surprise; the end of my small adventure became the beginning of another great one.

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by  @bryanmgarces

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by @bryanmgarces

As the narrow path became wider and vastly open. It welcomed me with bright blue majestic skies and robust ridgelines where the sea crashed and came to a halt. And a golden orange wider terrain that I could easily walk and not stumble and continue to explore with ease.

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by  @bryanmgarces

Playa Tamarindo, Guanica, Puerto Rico Photo taken by @bryanmgarces

I knew then and I know now that I'm never alone in my adventures.

I just have to have trust and count in my Lord Jesus.

Where does your journey end and start again in your life, are you making sure to pray and ask for guidance even though you don’t know where you are going?

Ask Jesus to help you, to find assurance and courage in your narrow beaten path. For he can give you determination and guidance to reach a wider path and not stumble.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you don’t know..- Jeremiah 33:3

Digital Photography Composition and its Elements

"Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera."― Henri Cartier-Bresson

Good Composition combines the artistic with the technical to create, produce and grab attention with your photographs.  There is never been a case where two people with identical camera have had the same approach to snap the same photograph, sure you learn the basics but everyone interprets a subject in a photograph very differently. 

Today, we cover some key elements that will help you improve your composition in your photography. (FYI this will also help your cinematography)...

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park- New York

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park- New York

Clarity and simplicity are the very important keys to good composition. It is most important to be aware of your surroundings, walk a couple of times around the same place and at different times of the day. See what captures and inspires you to make a photograph. So before you press-on that shutter release concentrate on the composition as a whole not just on the subject. 

Make sure ask yourself, Have I really looked outside of my viewfinder?, what is this scene telling me?, If I snap this photo how will it take away from my subject?

Couple grabbing a snack at a convince stand in Time Square, New York

Couple grabbing a snack at a convince stand in Time Square, New York

The primary visual elements in composition that is quickly over looked is geometry, color, light and shadows. Everywhere you look there is lines and shapes. There is also color, texture, contrast, and hues. Light and shadows will help you paint your photos. Shadows create contrast and dramatic scenes, while light illuminates and highlights subjects or objects. 

On the photo above we have rectangles, squares, circles, vertical and horizontal lines. We also have colors,  contrast, texture and hues. Then finally we have light, on the upper corners of the photo you see that the sky is diffused because its a cloudy day, but to the down right corner where our subjects are buying snacks, we can see that they have sunlight coming from the right of the photo highlighting them in a very subtle way, which creates a really nice shadow and contrast on her and his coats. 

Lightner Museum Halway - St. Augustine, FL 

Lightner Museum Halway - St. Augustine, FL 

When placing and arranging these elements together we want to create and produce a three-dimensional reality or perception in a two dimensional photo. Secondary elements, like sharpness, perspectives, and timing (especially with moving subjects), and visual balance will also partake in the composition on the photographs that you make. 

Newton Park Boardwalk Winter Garden FL

Lastly go out there and take it all in, see it first with your eyes, see the patterns, and forms of your scenes and subjects. Once that you have the perspective of your elements, Then look through the viewfinder or the back of the lcd and snap that photo. 

People of New York walking down Manhatan 47th Street - New York

People of New York walking down Manhatan 47th Street - New York

With practice your personal composition in photographs will determine how effectively your photographs communicate with your audience . Keep shooting and have fun and enjoy the good times.