One of the things I liked in my new place is that food vendors sell food as early as 5am. This place is not a market, just small stalls, or tables where vendors lay their products.
I could find various food along the way. There are male vegetable vendors, fish vendors, and even fruit vendors. My favourite is of course buying boiled sweet potato and banana. I can get 3 pieces of banana for 20php or the seller sometimes gives me an extra. 😂😁
I really admire how they work hard just to make both ends meet. Whenever I buy some products from them,(especiallly men) they often crack jokes ,which for me was nothing. I gave them my sweetest smile despite having a sleepy face (from my night shift schedule).
What satisfies me? I have thought about it as well. I have read what others shared to this theme. I came to realized that, not all of them shared a dream achieved, a wish granted ,an expensive car,or a luxurious possession but, some of them shared very SIMPLE things. Simple things yet satisfying.
I want to share what satisfies me these days. I haven’t told you, but unlike other people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon.
As I grew up, one of my dreams was having a liveable house.A house that could stand strong as long as my family and I are together. My sisters and I are still fulfilling that dream, and so my entry is the picture below.
The picture shows a portion of our house being constructed. Seeing the photo gives me a different kind of satisfaction, a lifetime satisfaction. 😍😇
I knew it would take long for this to finish yet we have enough excitement to continue building our own abode. 😇🏡
I used to be a very timid girl, full of dreams. Life evolved with : to help my family and become a better person. It was dull. Life before was purely black and white.
My theme’s interpretation is living life in a different and more colorful perspective. Just like the collage of photos below. 😍🤗
Seeing a more colorful side of life😊🤗 .I learned that there are more things to see and explore while we are alive. I am happily enjoying every moment now.
Be bold. Add some colors in your life. After all we only live once. Make it great. 👌
It has been three years since I set foot in one of my dream destinations, The Land of The Rising Sun. Yes, it was July of 2014, when I finally realized that dream.
In this post, I will be sharing some of the FIRSTS and MOST UNFORGETTABLE experiences I had during my 7 day trip. 🤗
1. First long flight experience ✈️
I have been traveling around the islands in the Philippines which of course only takes more or less than an hour. That trip was the longest for me. It takes 4 hours from The Philippines ( Cebu) to Japan (Narita )
2. First Bullet train ride
As an ESL teacher, I often hear from my Japanese students how good the transportation system is. Heard about Shinkansen or them taking the subway.
Finally I found myself smiling reminiscing those unforgettable train rides. 😂 Walking around the station where people were all in a hurry to reach to their destinations.
3. Joined a Festival
During summer season in Japan several cities celebrate Summer festival. It was one of a kind experience, to be able to mingle with other Japanese. The highlight for this was that,me and my co-worker wore YUKATA, a traditional Japanese attire only worn during summer festival.
4. Took the ropeway / cable car
It was another first for me. The ropeway was something new to me. We went up to a hill,where there was a park. One of the area, was set as a viewdeck for people who wanted to see Mt. Fuji. Unfortunately, thick clouds covered Mt. Fuji, so we gave up.😝
5.The Marvelous Mount Fuji
On our way to the zoo,I was so surprised when in front of us the view of a very huge mountain can be seen!! Alas!! Mt. Fuji it is!! Although our location was quite far, however ,I savour that moment when Mt. Fuji showed us its beauty. So captivating, I stared at it with amazement. My heart danced with joy. Eyes glittered. 😍😭
6.ZOO: Feed lions / kangaroos 🦁
Fuji Safari Park — I saw different kinds of animals which I rarely see. It was more exciting because we were in a bus shaped like a cage. 😂 .The bus toured us around the park. A guide was saying something yet everything was in Japanese. We were given meat (chicken) so we could give them to the lions and tigers along the way.
There was a free picture-taking and I was so lucky this cub behaved well while I it was my turn to have a photo taken.This fluffy cute fella looked so tamed sitting comfortably on my lap. 🦁
7. Take a photo with Hachiko
The story of Hachiko has touched my heart so much. Therefore, I really asked my boss to include it in our iterninary.
Another bucketlist came true. 🐕🐶
8. Met my Japanese students
I will always be, forever grateful to my company for the once in a lifetime experience and to these people, my students.
9 . Explored Tokyo Disneyland
Your Japan Trip wouldn’t be complete without a day at Disneyland. It was a tiring yet very satisfying day. I saw my favorite Disney characters up close . Tried some food (a bit expensive though 😂 ) and queued for some children’s rides. 😂
10. Tour/ shop in Tokyo area
Visited some famous spots in Tokyo area like Shibuya, Ginza, etc.
Spotted these while we were walking around.
Of course the skytree.
I truly believe that dreams do come true. So, keep dreaming. Chase your dreams. Never quit.
Anyone can shoot chaos, but the most perceptive photographers can make compelling pictures out of uninteresting moments. ~~ Alex Tehrani
This week’s theme FOCUS gives everybody a chance to showcase their talent / passion through photography. I should say, I have this excitement to take as many photos as I could, of anything which captures my attention,however I hadn’t had that dedication to become a passionate photographer.
As time goes by, while I travel to different places, I found myself clicking my camera. Focusing on different things which gives me a different perspective of how marvelous little things around me exist.It may looked ordinary for others but it gave me a feeling of contentment.
Most of the photos shown below were captured quite a distance away. I love exploring what my camera can do. I love to capture every single detail of my subject. Each detail described how I wanted to make my own path through whatever /wherever and whoever I am with. I focus not just on one thing but everything which contributes the whole subject.
I will not stop dreaming. I’m gonna focus on making my dreams a reality.
People have many reasons to travel. Some just want to see what the place has to offer,some want to escape from reality, unwind from a hectic schedule while others want to tick their bucket lists, etc.
As I started my blog, I get to realize that I don’t just travel to see beautiful things, I wanted more. Something which is unforgettable and worth sharing. I became very inquisitive about things. I learnt to appreciate a simple gesture or little details about this and that.
So today, I wanted to show you some of the things which amused me or shall I say the things which I learned during my first and second time in Thailand.
Please bear in mind that these are based in my experience 😇👍✌
~~~~THE MAIL BOXES ~~~~
I didn’t expect to see a lot of mail boxes in Thailand despite the advancement of technology. Nowadays, people can easily send messages in a single click, anywhere in the world anytime of the day as long as they are connected to the internet .It amazes me and I admire how they kept this up until now.
Wait!. This isn’t a taxi. But in Ko Lipe, locals call this “taxi” with numbers in it. In my country, we call it “tricycle or trike ”
Of course it is different in Bangkok and Phuket or Pattaya. They have the “regular taxi ” the one we know. You can also see “tuk-tuk”.I had ridden one when I was in Pattaya.
CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT? 🤔😐
We also have seven eleven in my country but what surprised me during my first visit was seeing the weighing scale outside most seven eleven convenience store. 😁 So from time to time I knew I have gained a kilo or more during the length of my stay. 🤗🐷🐽 Thai food is undeniably delicious.
You just need to insert 1Baht and that’s it. Have you tried it? Does your country’s seven eleven has it too?
No problem in Thailand. I’ve noticed that some of the restaurants even the small ones have wifi. And guess what?? You don’t need to ask the staff about their passwords because some of them are already on your table.
So,if you are planning to go there, check the menu, tissue box, toothpick kit, or the edge of the table..😂
WANT A DRINK?
A bucket of beer perhaps? 😂 Like literally a bucket or a pail of beer. Had this one in Khao San Road. It’s strange to drink beer from a straw but it was a new thing for me. 😂👍
What other things have you learned from your travels? 🤗