Singapore Chronicles: Walking Tour to Merlion Park, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, etc. (3/4)

After taking a nap, and with a camera on one hand and the itinerary on the other, we headed out to get to know Singapore more.  Getting around Singapore is not difficult. It’s just a small place that you could actually visit almost all the places aboard their MRT.

We ‘topped up’ (that’s how they call loading their cards here) our MRT cards and headed to our first stop this afternoon – Raffles Place. Continue reading

Thoughts of a Hopeless Romantic

As much as possible, I’d like to avoid indulgence in personal anecdotes of love. But recently, I’ve been finding myself torn asunder by the winged creature we usually call Cupid. I’ve decided to jot down some thoughts on the whole thing – not getting too personal, – and see what everyone else thinks.

The Fall

After watching the sunset on our rooftop yesterday illustrating the beauty of color, only to be soon turned into gray, disappearing into darkness, I couldn’t help but think of relationships. Continue reading

Ang buhay ay parang ‘Pigsa’ lamang

Tak. Tak. Tak.

Tunog ng keyboard ng computer habang ako’y nagpipissbook.

Kay aga-aga kompyuter na agad ang aking kaharap, pero di bale, hindi naman ata ito isang walang kwentang bisyo – kung iisipin nga sa panahon ngayon, mas inaabangan pa ata ng kabataan ang nangyayari sa kanilang “pissbook” kesa sa balitang napapanood sa “T-Veeeyyy Patrol.”

Tingnan mo kung di dahil sa passbook di ko pa malalaman na ikakasal na pala ang naglaho kong kaibigan na si Aling Nena, sa kanyang ikapitong asawa. Hindi lang yan, napag-alaman ko ring may bagyong paparating dito sa Gensan. Kaya naman pala malamig at tila ba ayaw pakita ni haring araw dito sa amin.

Teka, tama na nga. Hindi naman talaga tungkol sa pissbook ang blog post ko na ito. Continue reading

Add some spice in your life slice by slice!

Of all the good things that had been laid on my table – I consider pizzas as one of the bestest.  And yes, one of my ever favorites!

Who wouldn’t crave for that that slice of melted cheese, with a little salty gooey satisfaction, sprinkled with Italian spices, overloaded with toppings – pepperonies, onions, ham, meats, mushrooms, veggies, add up a sauce – sometimes sweet or tart with a tomatoey taste, layered over a slightly buttery, soft and fluffy crust? YUUMMMMYYY!!!

It’s like having a slice of heaven here on earth, isn’t it?! Extremely addicting.

And so, just like any other addictions – the addict won’t stop until she gets to taste all the drugs there is! Continue reading

The Adventurous Side of AdventuRoj

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

Yes, traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. 

Yes it is brutal. But if this will be the case – then let me be a masochist. Continue reading

Snapshots: Playing Time with my Nikon D3000

If travelling is my epinephrine, photography is my amphetamine.

One of the things that I am most thankful for last 2011 is the birth of my newest baby – my Nikon D3000.

I know that it may already be an outdated model, or a beginner SLR, but what do I care? Its value lies not just because it’s one of my heart’s desires since then, but because it was born out of my own perseverance & hard work. In short, the money that I used to purchase it was my own. How fulfilling could that be!

I think it’s innate with my imaginative Aquarian Horse personality (at least that’s what astrology says) to fall in love with photography. I like to see things in a different perspective and I guess my SLR  just makes that easier. And so here’s a preview of what my imagination has in store for the world. Continue reading

A New Blog for a New Year!

I’m walking along a bright and sunny rural day here at my grandma’s countryside house. The future stretches out ahead, in the valley, hills and mountains that surround me. The past is there too, but today I prefer to walk forward: to live “in the now”, and truly see all the good things in the world. The air is warm and dry. Fleecy clouds float high in the bright blue sky, and the sunlight glitters and shines off the trees. In the distance, I saw my cousins playing in the path that follows the river. They talk and point, and laugh together, as they enjoy the day. What a beautiful and peaceful scene it makes!

My heart is suddenly full of joy as I remember that it is New Year’s Day. A day to start afresh and to feel overwhelming gratitude for the gift of life that God has given me. It is the beginning of a beginning, and tears gather in my eyes with the power and sweetness of this simple thought.

I decided to pay tatay a visit in his grave, as the breeze blows by and makes the leaves flutter on the trees next to me.  I am reminded of other days in the past when sadness and hopelessness were my only companions. I say a silent prayer for him, and profound thanks, to God, for me. Then I walk on. Continue reading