Monday, March 29, 2010

On Taking Risks

People always say I am not afraid of anything. I say, I always am. It's just that, I am always open to taking risks, and taking up new challenges. Whether it may be fear of heights, of eating rare food, of being in places for the first time, to actually going up the career ladder.

I have lived more than a year in a place I never thought would evolve into a home. I am loving the career path I chose to take. I am growing, and blossoming. As I always say, the world is really my oyster.

I thank God that He's always been there, in every risk I take. With life's surprises coming along my way, I DARE MORE.

This is me, effortlessly taking a video of two friends, at a 400-meter long zipline at Camp Sabros, Bgy. Kapatagan, Digos City in 2008. I didn't mind the height of 180 feet above the ground. I got used to it after a few rides.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Surprise in Orange

I called her up a day before her birthday.

"Saan ka bukas?" with a grin on my face.

"Dito lang sa bahay. Pero pupunta kami sa Toba around 5pm."

"Ah, okay. Pwede ba 'kong dumaan jan bukas, makikikain lang ng pansit."

"Ano ka ba, wala naman pansit dito, yakisoba lang meron."

"Sige, yakisoba na lang ihanda mo sa akin. Seafood ha."

With that tone on her voice, She knew I was up for something. She answered yes, eventhough we both knew it was just wishful thinking.

"Okay. Just wait for me. I'll be there around afternoon. Para makasama rin ako sa Toba."

It was my friend's birthday. We're miles apart. While she's living in Japan, I am here in Singapore. But, as I always say, distance was never a hindrance. I had to make it special for her like she always did to me.

A surprise in Orange just came in time for her special day. I was truly delighted how she has appreciated my "presence."

It has always been good to be back on "my favorite couch." :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bold in Phuket

I thought I have seen paradise, until I set foot on the fine white sands of Phuket, Thailand. It literally brought me into tears seeing such a charming little part in the world. It was not only the crystal clear beach that brought its charm, but also the kind-hearted locals and even foreigners, the balance between the contemporary and the rustic, the perfect fusion of the old and the new, and the richness of culture that totally overflows.

Along the Patong Beach in Phuket, one can be mesmerized by women who are strolling along the shoreline, topless. How can one resist to take a look at the beautiful creatures made by the Man above, without any hesitation, and malice? I loved the boldness of these beautiful women, young and old, with skin tones in different hues and shades.

On my second day in that beautiful island, I had my share. I took off that top, and boldly swam the pristine waters, without hesitation. It was a liberating experience, I may say, that I have sunbathed, and walked, just like them, such a wonderful work of art by my God.