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Occassional blogger, photography enthusiast, apparel designer, engineer and a big believer of God. In my spare time I love to create DIY projects or chase the bliss of solitude, sipping a cup of nicely brewed coffee, munching some yummy cookies while reading a good book in a new place with a great view.

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Nov 30, 2009



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Nov 23, 2009

Yes, I'm finally going to Taipei, not alone but with a cousin in a while. Our flight today is scheduled late in the evening and will be arriving there past midnight. I prepared an itinerary to cover 2 whole days of fun and adventure, food tripping and a little of shopping, leaving so little time for rest.  It was my mistake to not scrutinize the time of our departure, what a bummer! But  instead of paying for the re-booking charges that is similar to buying another ticket, I just work around our schedule, with an itinerary comparable to an Amazing Race Challenge, geez! I really have to challenge myself if I have the energy to keep up with the schedule, but I'm sure it would be fun!
I'll be back on Thursday, hopefully bringing with me interesting stories and a wonderful experience. Till next, praying for a safe trip and a good weather while looking forward to this sight ....

Nov 16, 2009

Still flip-flopping whether to travel solo or just cancel my plan to visit Taiwan. Originally there was a bigger plan but things happen for a reason and I'm really happy  for my friend because her wish just came in a little earlier and she's got to let go of the plan. But still she promised to pay for my air ticket if I push through, well of course I'd love to grab it since my visa has already been approved. My sister, cousins and some friends showed interest to join me but the hassle of applying for a visa turned them off plus considering the time constraints involved as my visa is expiring by Nov 25 and I need to leave before that date.

I haven't tried traveling alone for pleasure but I've done so on a business trip. I guess there's a big difference! When your on a pleasure trip alone, picture taking, getting lost in directions and in translation and eating by yourself would be the biggest challenge but the chances of meeting new friends are higher and the sense of accomplishment is bigger, so I guess it isn't bad at all. Actually, I admire those solo backpackers who can go on trips abroad, came back as a better person  and truly have a blast, that's really a feat worthy to be proud of, a challenge I would like to do anytime soon but would require a lot of preparation and I think I'm not yet equipped to go this soon. Well, there's still a chance that I won't be traveling by myself yet, my cousin is on her way to process her visa tomorrow after a week of gathering the required documents and hopefully she'll get the approval within this week so we can schedule the trip before my visa expires! Yey, there's still hope, crossing my fingers :D





Nov 10, 2009

Got this from a friend's email that is worth publishing, read on and you might get inspired to use this as your guidelines for living, I will!!! ^_^

Health:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king,lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants,and less of food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's-- Energy, Enthusiasm & Empathy!
5. Make time for prayer.
6. Play more games!
7. Read more books than you did in 2009


8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for at least 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day----and while you walk,smile!

Personality:
11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't overdo ; keep to your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does!
15. Don't waste your precious energy on idle gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear & fade away like Algebra class,but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more!

24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community:

25. Call your family more often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day!
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right things.
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything...
35. However good or bad a situation is,it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up!
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your innermost self is always happy.So,be happy!

Last but not the least :

40. Do forward this to everyone
you care about... .


Nov 2, 2009

This week's theme at I ♥ Faces is BALLOONS. Balloons never fail to enliven up any childrens party! Here, my cousins were all scampering for their spot to have their photos taken together with the balloons! Isn't that fun?