2014 has been a remarkable  year so far. I have been able to cross out a lot of things in my bucket list. Here are some of them:

1. Fire a real gun. I got lessons from the son of a general when I was in Guimaras last May!



2. Have my passport stamped. I did not just get a stamp. I also had my first visa! My South Korea trip was so memorable because it’s my first overseas travel, and well…it’s South Korea and it was autumn! 🙂



3. Conquer my fear of water….slowly. I love beaches but I don’t snorkel, dive or do any sort of water activity that requires me to put my head under water. But when I was in Balicasag Island in Bohol last August, the life under the water was simply too beautiful to pass. I dipped my head in the the shallower parts of the sea just to witness what the fuss was all about. And boy, I am glad I did! 🙂

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Work of Art

I went  to the provinces of Negros Occidental, Iloilo and Guimaras just a few weeks ago. One thing that stood out during that trip was these provinces has all kinds of churches  imaginable. In fact, I was able to visit a total of eight (8) churches including the Miag-ao Church, a UNESCO World Hertige Site. The strongest points of these churches vary–old age, architecture, sculptures inside the church, etc.  Setting Miag-ao Church aside, the church that stood out  for me the most was the Bacolod City Cathedral, aka the San Sebastain Cathedral. Its’s interiors is a sight to behold, especially at night time. There also seemed to be a synergy in all the elements of the church–the lighting, the altar, the arcs. Truly a work of art.


San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod City

San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod City



This post is my entry to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme Work of Art.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

The Simple Life.

Black termites. They lead  simple yet structured lives. They know what they need to do. No pretenses. No prejudices. Wish life is as simple as that.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

What can be more peaceful than walking by the beach and getting in touch with the part of yourself you always seem to forget? Sadly, inner peace is one of the aspects most of us don’t have…me included. We sometimes get so absorbed in the material world that we tend to forget what matters the most.