Wednesday, December 13, 2017

To Travel is To Live

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This year would be a year of travel for me... the more I told myself that I should save and travel less, the more I find reason to travel.

A number of push factors for my travel, some due to heartaches and regrets, some with friends and family, but I guess for whatever it is, I just love traveling.

As my soul wanders, so does my feet. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I am blessed that God found a way for me to be where I needed to be when I needed to be. It's just finding contentment with what I already have and gratitude with what has been provided. Hopefully when I have found time to reflect and look back to how great this year has been (despite all my craziness and drama), I can share it as well through my blog.

Happy Hump day <3
May you be a blessing to someone today!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jeng the Noob

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noob
noun
informal
  1. a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.

I am a noob. Although I have a hand full of social media accounts like this blog, facebook, IG, and Twitter... But I have not fully embraced what the worldwide web has to offer... Either that or I am just very cautious where I leave my online foot prints.

Until recently, I have rediscovered online shopping. It's very tempting to keep buying because it is so convenient ๐Ÿ˜… however it can be so easily be an addiction.

I am amazed with POPStation, its like a postbox yet easily located anywhere... how times have changed. I feel like I was stuck in a time warp




Monday, July 3, 2017

Hello World... its been awhile...

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“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cat Day in Japan

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Feb 22 is a cat day in Japan...
I'm not a big cat person but I found myself having a nice relaxing time in this cat cafe. Hoping some 'chill' time there again soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MISSING: One Corydora

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I just come to realize that I am missing one of my cory...  At first I thought has it jumped? Have I accidentally sweep it out when I was cleaning my tank? Or have my fishes gone carnivorous on me and ate it? *freaking out*

Then at the corner of my tank I saw what looked like fragments of scales and fish bone beads. Looks like the little fishy has quietly gone to fish heaven.

I felt sad because I thought I'm so focused on the big fish that I didn't even noticed that I was already missing a fish.

I guess it's like how my life is now...  Too focused on the big things that I didn't even notice the smaller blessing that comes my way till it's gone. Must be a little more conscious about these things. :)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Walk this Way!

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Today being the Philippines Independence Day, I am reminded of a tour that I went for a few months back ^_^

Walk this Way by Carlos Celdran is one of the most interesting and informative walking tours that I have been.

It's centers around the walled city of Intramuros, which was the center of everything way back when. In fact if you didn't know Manila Cathedral use to be kilometre zero. It tells a lot what was the center of everything during Spain Colonisation of the Philippines.

Carlos, with his little boom box walks us around and starts his storytelling during the Spanish era. One of the things I remember from his stories (hopefully without spoiling much of the tour) is that Philippines was never significant to the King of Spain, in fact it was only considered as a province of Mexico and has been given to the Religious Orders. The Philippines, if you observe, is the only non-Spanish speaking country after 300+ years in the colony, and the religious kept it that way for a reason. Not sure how factual is that but it does make you think doesn't it?


 Then in June 12, 1898, Emilio Aguinaldo declared our Philippine Independence after Filipino rebels defeated and demoralised Spain forces... Or so we may have thought when Philippines was actually sold to the US for 20 million dollars in the Treaty of Paris. However, American's coming to Philippine shores brought all the advancements of that time, from Education Thomasites, First Theatre,  and the First Airline in the region. They have bought all of these in 50 years (versus the 300 years of Spain)

Part of the tour was going to my Alma Mater's church, the last standing original church within the walled city after WWII. San Agustin Church, thanks to Red Cross that the church still stands where it is today, because it was used as the red cross center during the war. Eerie if you ask me, I remember having field trips here as a child and I never want to step on the floors, if you haven't notice they use to bury the dead on the church floors (and yes, I think they are all still there)
 

We end the tour with one of Filipino's favourite dessert called 'Halo-Halo', mix-mix if directly translated to english. It is a good analogy that Filipinos are like its favourite dessert, when you ask what is distinctly Filipino we are just a mix of everything.


I did enjoy the tour a lot, there is a lot more of information that you never thought made sense but it does. So, if you do have time or have tourist friends visiting I highly recommend this tour for you.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Single Ticket Please...

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I have finally ticked a box in my to do list - to go watch a movie alone  รพ



The concept is not foreign to me as I do have a handful of friends who would watch movies alone and won't wait for anyone to ask them to watch it with. Somehow I never really felt that it was normal for me to watch a movie alone so pardon my ignorance about it.

So on my birthday leave I decided to take myself on the best date ever! 

My morning started with a home cooked breakfast then I prepared myself for a movie date - ticket for one :)

Birthdate, being too close to Valentines, I told myself any movie would do as long as its not a cheesy couple movie. Please, I don't want to be sitting in between canoodling couples in the dimly lit movie theatre. *queue song All By Myself*.  

I ended up watching something that triggers my interest with investment, which is good, something to plan for the future - The Big Short

The movie wasn't bad at all and in my experience there wasn't much difference with watching the movie with a friend or group of friends. All of you are just sitting there and watching the movie. And still there are those who talk in the middle of the movie who tries to share their unsolicited thoughts while it is still playing.

So after it all, what is the fear? There is actually nothing to fear about it... in fact I have watched a couple of movies solo after this. I've told myself, if ever I find work alone in another country I should be able to watch a movie alone. A movie is a movie.

I did share this experience with a friend, but then I was told I was in a path of depression.... what???where did that come from... #unfriend #knowItAll . hahaha.

Kidding aside, why I mentioned this is because, still, watching movie solo is not everyone's cup of tea. In the general view of things its still an exception rather than the norm.

I am happy I did it.