Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Beautiful Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
August 2011

(pronounced Budapesht) 

I believe it is one of the most underrated cities in the world...

Elisabeth bridge over the Danube river (the river is said to pass through 10 countries)

Buda Castle

Buda Castle (Chain bridge seen on the right side)

Statue of Anonymus by Miklós Ligeti

(i hope our streets are as clean as this)

(upside down umbrellas) 

delicious Goulash!  (somewhat similar to our beef calderata)

not sure if this is called Strudels (Retes) - (with poppy seeds)

(Gyros is not really a Hungarian dish)  ;)


Singapore flyer
Universal studios
Singapore zoo/ Night safari

May 2011

view from Singapore flyer

Beetle Juice!  :))



Mayon volcano
Bulusan lake
Rizal beach

May 2010

Mayon volcano

Mayon volcano seen from Rizal beach 

can you see the spots? WhaleShark! :)

Bulusan lake

Coron, Palawan

one of the best places I've been to...             ...Paradise...

Siete picados
Kayangan lake
Banol beach
Twin lagoon
Malcapuya island
Banana island

May 2010

Kota Kinabalu

islands = Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik
snorkeling, sea walk, parasailing  :)

& a lot more... 

April 2010

move over, Katniss :)

parasailing with my niece 

sea walk

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


by: Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, 

and remember what peace there may be in silence. 

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit. 

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass. 

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. 

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

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