An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. -Paul Valery
Visiting Spain is sort of like a last minute decision. No, it’s not that I don’t want to visit Spain. It is in my bucket list in fact. I thought if I will visit it, it would be Spain and Portugal. My original itinerary was visiting France, Belgium and Netherlands. Geographically speaking, that is more logical. But when I found out that taking train is more expensive going to Belgium and Netherlands, as an alternative, I opted booking to Spain. And yes, taking plane is way cheaper than train when I compared fares. I don’t know why. I’m just glad I did. Aside from I got an invitation from a friend I met in Malaysia. From which after a year, we met in Singapore and then the succeeding year, we met in Spain. Isn’t that great? Human connection always fascinates me. It is always the people that I encounter in all of my travels that make a difference. I can perhaps see the most beautiful architecture but it would mean nothing to me if not for the people I met. To me, it is always, ALWAYS the people that makes a difference and turns one’s journey extra exciting.
I am grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude. -Earl Nightingale
On my way back to Singapore from Philippines last week, I was leafing through the Mabuhay magazine (April 2012 issue) and come across an article entitled:- “Best of the Best” from which New Zealand topped it all for World’s Friendliest Countries. Undoubtedly, I could not deny it.
“Aling pag ibig pa ang hihigit kaya. Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila. Gaya ng pag ibig sa sariling lupa? Aling pag ibig pa? Wala na nga wala.” ~Andres Bonifacio (Nobyembre 30, 1863 – Mayo 10, 1897)
Divisoria, Ika-7 ng Abril 2012, Sabado de Gloria
Salamat po Poong Maykapal. Sa pangalawang pagkakataon ngayong taon, makalipas lamang ang dalawang buwan, muling nakapagbalik Pinas.
City of Sails, Auckland, New Zealand
“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!” -Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities
If I have a choice, I won’t choose mishaps particularly if it has something to do with authority. But that’s the beauty of traveling, the occurrence of the unexpected. Memories you create… I could not disagree to say the least.