After three years of living in Australia, I have experienced all four seasons and among those four, winter is the one I hate. And If I will be going to the sunny California, I would love to go in the summer or spring. That is of course, if I had my choice.
November of last year, however, was a different case. It’s the birthday of my dearest Lola at that wintertime in Cali and we definitely just had to go celebrate with her. Summer or not, I was very excited!
It wasn’t actually freezing when we arrived since it was only that week of transition from autumn to winter. Still cold but not much that I can’t handle. I loved those weeks of vacation and we visited a few places in North California.
I told everybody in my family that I won’t leave US at that time without going to this one particular place I’ve been longing to visit: the Yosemite Valley. And so, we organized the trip to the valley at least three days before my fiance (now-husband) and I had to leave.
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Two years and two months. That’s how long I’ve been living in the laid-back town of Bendigo in Regional Victoria. That’s also probably how long I’ve been on hiatus from blogging. And now I’m back! Or am I?
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Philippines is blessed with thousands of islands, and being situated in the tropical Pacific, the islands are made so much more beautiful by the sea, the weather, the flora and fauna. Personally, I think I could say that I’ve already been to one of the most gorgeous set of islands in the Philippines by far: Coron, Palawan.
Coron is, simply, stunning.
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Although everyone’s been saying that Sydney is a really vibrant and interesting city to live in, I haven’t really gotten into a point where I actually itch to move there. Perhaps because I really like Melbourne and I feel quite satisfied and happy living in the laid back and charming town of Bendigo.
However, last January, I went to Sydney with my aunt who wanted to celebrate her birthday week in the very popular Australian city. And my goodness, my heart is now fluttering every time I think of Sydney’s coastal side – where I absolutely fell in love with.
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I have always wanted to know how it feels like to live by yourself, independently, with a job and with a place of your own.
Seeing myself now, I just couldn’t believe how time flew its way to my dreams, or at least to some pieces of it.
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For quite some time now, I am preoccupied by anxiety, sometimes because of huge changes in my life at this time, but more often only because of the smallest, pettiest of things. This is only because if there is so much in my hands right now, it would be time. And as I try my best to be productive with it, anxiety’s catching up every second.
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I believe many would agree that Singapore is a young and vibrant city. A few months ago, I was lucky enough to witness what this city offers.
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As if we haven’t got tired of boat rides, we did not pass up the chance to see the islets of Bucas Grande and the wonders of Sohoton Cove. We entered caves, played with sting-less jellyfishes, jumped 15-ft high onto the waters, and ate lunch with a beautiful view. It cost us heaps but it was fantastic.
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We were exhausted from yesterday’s day trip but not too much for me not to feel the 4 AM aftershock from Tandag. It wasn’t that disturbing, and although the thought of experiencing aftershocks while we could be well on our way on this trip might be scary, I was somehow feeling good about our safety while we’re there.
That morning, we woke up at 6 AM, rode the van to Hayanggabon Port, boarded the public boat to Siargao and came there at noon time.
It took me a while before the reality sank in. We’re in Siargao!
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From Tinuy-An Falls, we drove to the famous Enchanted River for about half an hour.
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