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[1: 2,062 of 10,000] Plum Wine and Japan

In Journal on August 19, 2021 at 9:59 PM
When all I can use my AWAY cabin luggage is to hang my bags, dreaming traveling from a Tivoli poster and drinking Plum Wine from Japan

I’m drinking a four-year old plum wine from Japan tonight. Japan was the last country I’ve visited in February 2020 before the worldwide pandemic started. One sip of this sweet wine and I’m transported back to memories of good food and a broken heart.

I was told my past life was a merchant who travels a lot and enjoyed a comfortable life. If I don’t play my card right, I’ll be replicating the same thing, which would be a shame for the sake of human experience and not taking advantage of varieties. I know myself that I’m not a fan of repetition but there’s just one thing though I also need to overcome my willpower weakness.

Despite being a true adventurous at heart, I have a strong pull for foundation, rhythm and security. It sounded like being responsible to have a comfortable home, being out of debt, have friends that I can call and yet I have to keep questioning all my beliefs and redefine what I truly desire.

It all boils down to being creative and fine a new way of being. Speak up what’s in my heart and be courageous to go after what’s keeping my driven, not because I’m proving something to someone but because I have my own desire to make a new path that I feel drawn and I want my light to shine upon.

For days I’ve been questioning why do I choose to be alive? What’s the plan now? I’m cozy and comfortable but I don’t feel like I’m contributing enough, and then I pulled back and quiet myself, it was never about doing so much or so little, it was always about experiencing everything in the moment. It’s not missing the awe-ness of the fleeting second that will never come back but a memory.

There’s beauty in cycle. There’s sacredness in being part of life, yes, even if it’s just breathing without expectations or destinations. Enough about being too rigid of always accomplishing only to detest that I’ve never stopped to rest, to appreciate where I am. I’m tired competing even to myself without pausing to see the vision of the big picture.

Yet after some rest, I’m ready to keep moving again. My muse finally arrived.

[1: 1,972 of 10,000] You Made Me Feel At Home Los Angeles

In Journal on September 27, 2019 at 12:06 PM

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I was in Los Angeles, California early this month and I couldn’t believe that there was this light-good-vibe-aura feeling the moment I am in a taxi on the way to the hotel. Am I having my Don Draper moment? The air smells like beautiful dreams, except the corners of lingering weeds although users might be in dreamy state of another kind.

I am truly in love with the city. I could really imagine myself moving from Dubai to LA, so much so that I have sent a job application to an interior designer for the stars (haven’t heard from him, but I will soon, I have a good feeling about it, no not puffing weed here!)

I love the architecture, I love the beach, I love the mountains, the palm trees, and I love the fact that movies and television shows are made here. The entertainment world that I want to be part of. This motivates me to finish my novel and turn it into a movie one day.

Right now, dreaming of LA!

Photo by Abbie Bernet on Unsplash

[1: 1,871 of 10,000] Pasta In Italy

In Article on March 11, 2017 at 11:06 AM

The pasta in Italy is the most delicious pasta I have ever tasted in my entire life. Even the packed pasta for mass distribution tasted great.

Whenever I think of Italy now, I would always remember the delicious Pasta al Pomodoro that I have consistently ordered during my visit in Rome because it didn’t disappoint.

I never expected that I will travel the world when I was young. I lived in a simple town in the Northern Philippines and it never occur to me that I must travel. Now that I have experienced visiting different countries, I would recommend that it is great to travel for vacation. It is expensive sometimes depending on preferred set-up like 5-star hotel over lower ones, it needs preparation, but the positive impact outweighs every challenging bits.

Going to a new country awakens all the senses but mostly it triggers excitement and the sense of wonder. If I’ve never visited Italy, I could have not known the best way to be served with the authentic Italian pasta.

Go and plan your next adventure and discover something that will inspire you!

[1: 1,838 of 10,000] My Bali Trip

In Article on December 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Given a chance, I would prefer to live in a place that won’t make me sweat. Dubai may be hot but since all establishments are equipped with air conditioning unit, I am perfectly comfortable to live here and have been for more than 8 years.

Last June of 2016, I was in Bali for 3 days to celebrate my 36th birthday. It was a refreshing break from work despite the long flight.

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Weirdly enough, I fall in love with Bali. I was sweating like a pig but I am enjoying myself. I’m not sure if it’s because of my birthday, or I was just happy to be away from work, or for the simple reasons that I have tried so many new things!

I’ve seen so much monkeys roaming around in a temple up close and left the temple unharmed. Oh those monkeys are ruthless if you’re a designated target. I saw shades and a single slippers in the surrounding meaning they’ve been stolen from a human being. My tourist guide walked ahead with a stick, just for protection.

I rode an elephant that could play the harmonica. I soaked my feet in an aquarium filled with tiny fish devouring my dead skin that made me feel petrified for the whole ordeal. I found wonderful shops to buy clothes. But most of all, the beach waves was majestic and soothing.

I recommend, go travel and have new experience. It will light up your life and cut through the boredom. It will give you a new taste of inspiration that will equip you with your life’s journey.

[1: 1,837 of 10,000] Surprising Personal Observations In Australia

In List, Review on December 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM

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I was in Australia this September and October of 2016 to survey if the country is a place I would like to settle in while visiting family and friends too who were trying to persuade me to move.

  1. People in Australia know how to chill. It is a country that is both progressive and relaxed. People really utilize the park for unwinding.
  2. Progressive and yet homeless people are present that actually scared me a little, alarmed not to even interact with them. I don’t understand their ordeal and I am not ready to understand it.
  3. Shops close early and that makes me sad.
  4. It is populated by various Asians so Asian restaurants were quite rampant.
  5. The airport field is refreshingly beautiful with the natural trees and green grasses.
  6. I believe that the food and wine made in Australia are clean and well made.
  7. There is not much in the news because there is not much crimes going on.
  8. TV shows are filled with shopping episodes.
  9. There are so many beautiful places to see, both current and historical.
  10. It is a good country for a family because it takes care of its citizen.

I don’t party a lot but having said that I still prefer to live in a country with cities that lit up at night not necessarily that doesn’t sleep. Australia right now is too relaxed for my taste.

[1: 1,834 of 10,000] What Picture Sums Up My Rome Visit?

In Article on December 24, 2016 at 1:10 PM

There is only one place that I absolutely adore that could sum up my recent visit in Rome and it’s the Trevi Fountain.

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Being there seeing the gigantic well-made baroque sculptures (oh by the way everything in Rome is done in big scale, or as one Roman tourist guide from the colosseum said, ‘we did it better than anybody else’), the real and clear refreshing water, and all the tourists surrounding it with delight painted on their faces made this a worthy visit. Not to forget, even magical seeing one by one throw coins to make a wish!

Fun facts:

  1. The fountain was completed in 1762 after 30 years of construction.
  2. 3,000 euro coins are thrown daily, collected daily and used to subsidized a supermarket for Rome’s needy.
  3. In January 2013, Fendi, sponsored a 20-month thorough restoration of the fountain for a value of 2.2 million euros (it’s one good use from luxury items purchase). Fendi also held one spectacular fashion show at the fountain on its 90th anniversary.

Like the peaceful feeling I get from watching and hearing waves from Bali, I get the same sense of wonder and peace only here added with receiving so much inspiration knowing that men, very creative men, did this.

[1: 1,833 of 10,000] When In Rome

In Journal on December 12, 2016 at 11:20 AM

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In few hours, I would be getting in a plane, and tomorrow I’d be walking on the streets of Rome. I look forward to enjoy the view and the feast. It will be amusing to utter every single thing that I dare to do and add… “when in Rome.”

My sister was right pointing out that this is one of the earliest civilization and some of its great architecture still erects as a proof of that. I hope the trip is as magical as I hope it would be.

[1: 1,794 of 10,000] My Biggest Travel Mistakes

In List on November 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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  1. Not checking the weather and then packing the wrong clothes.
  2. Overpacking.
  3. Under packing.
  4. Not having a plan even if at the end you’ll discard the plan.
  5. Fighting with travel companion instead of enjoying the tour.
  6. Leaving loose ends at work ending working during travel or thinking about the office.
  7. Not reading about the country visiting for the first time. It helps to appreciate history if you actually read about it.
  8. Too much itinerary that it’s more of a pain like too much walking or rushing to the next one than appreciating the essence of the place.
  9. Not signing a reliable tour guide.
  10. Booking a hotel away from the city proper.

[1: 1,736 of 10,000] Dedicated to the Airport Audience

In Article on June 28, 2016 at 3:40 AM

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Airport is a very interesting place. It’s a place where truthful and emotional good byes and hellos exist. A good place to get my nails done. To shop without duties happily. Daydream for the upcoming adventure or planning the next one. Can contain various nationalities in one place.

I travel for both business and leisure and as a traveler who doesn’t want to think about work at all times (PAUSE: Something is wrong here, I think of my work too much, am I addicted to my work, that’s a whole entire post but going back to my original track! UNPAUSE) then having a light entertainment in this fairly lots of waiting time whether starting from the airport or during a long flight, is a perfect delight. It is here that I truly appreciate artists such as authors, musicians, and the entire team who made television shows and movies.

It would be amazing that during this down time where there is no where to go but be present for something then artists got the magnificent opportunity to not only provide a fun entertainment but inspiring airport audience. Giving people the seed of AHAs to launch them to their next battle is kind of fantastic.

May I one day be one of those artists and my wish for you too!

[1: 1,724 of 10,000] Quiet City Street In The Morning

In Journal on June 16, 2016 at 9:33 AM

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There is something peaceful walking to a city street that has not fully woken up.

It was two days before Christmas and I’ve landed in Munich for the first time. To explore the city at the dusk of dawn, I’ve walked the almost empty streets until the sun decided to appear and say hello.

I equate peace with the quiet breathing of the city. It’s like a baby that is just about to wake up and it looks absolutely beautiful. The air and few people walking like me give the city a sense of aliveness just right before it is fully alert.

Quiet room gives me a creep, it is almost the same when I am walking to a very quiet and empty street, a danger might be lurking from an intoxicated being, or it’s just the make up story in my head that will eventually gets me to panic and fleet, but over time as I give the place a chance, the creeps turns into wander, and acceptance.