Vegas Family: Day 1 / by Sonya Paclob

This is my pamilya in Las Vegas.

Family picking me up at the Las Vegas airport.  

Family picking me up at the Las Vegas airport.  

 Pamilya means family in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.  

These are the photographs on my first day. This is the lifestyle of my auntie and uncle who has lived to Vegas for at least 20 years.

Cross this off my bucket list, have a buffet in Vegas. It was $30.00 each person - never again. 

Cross this off my bucket list, have a buffet in Vegas. It was $30.00 each person - never again. 

I asked my relatives, "What was the biggest pot of money you won?" Thinking, you must have learned something living for so long in the state of chance.

"I won $1,200," said my aunt, "that is all."

"What did you do with?" She chucked, " I spent all of it."

After we spend a luxurious buffet at a hotel, she slipped me $20.00. It was my first time on the slots - and, I lost it all. Didn't have the Vegas luck, and I probably never will.

The realistic impression of Vegas I had for the first time; gray, shiny and lonely. 

The realistic impression of Vegas I had for the first time; gray, shiny and lonely. 

My aunts backyard. It was at least 100 degrees. 

My aunts backyard. It was at least 100 degrees. 

I'm fixated by my aunts scar on her back. 

I'm fixated by my aunts scar on her back. 

Things in the sun room. 

Things in the sun room.