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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Travel Essentials and Tips

Art Li and Stuff - "We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us"



Hey there! Since its the beginning of the year and summer is approaching (goodbye to the cold and misty weather soon!),  I am sure many of us are now starting making travel plans.  And of course, in every vacation plans we have each of our own travel essentials or vacation must-haves and I will be sharing my own list with this post including some tips. :)

Travel Essentials

Art Li and Stuff - Travel Essentials
Sony Camera | Camera Charger | Memory Cards | Clothes |  Towels | Flip Flops | Waterproof pouches | Sunblock Lotion | Sunglasses | Sneakers | Cap
Toiletries Bag | First Aid Kit | Flashlight | Travel Pouches | Garbage bag

1. Camera - Whether its the beach, the mountains or the city, I MUST HAVE my Camera with me all the time.  I like taking pictures of the places I go to and I love sharing them.  I don't ever recall a time when I went on vacation and didn't bring my camera with me.  I don't feel complete without it.

* Camera charger -  Of course, if you're going out of town for a few days, never EVER leave your camera charger.  You'll regret it, I promise you.  Not just the charger, the battery too of course! A friend of mine had this incident when it wasn't the charger that he left at home but the battery!  And the camera that he had was a DSLR so it was heavy and took so much space in his bag and he was not able to use it.  So, don't forget to bring your battery too.  An extra if you have one and always check for your camera's peripherals before you leave.

* Extra Memory cards - The first time that I traveled to the Visayas region, I brought my sister's camera with me.  It has a memory card with 4GB of space.  There were pictures in it from previous travels and celebrations and it didn't occur to me to delete any of them.  So I was having a lot of fun in Bohol, taking photos of  the Chocolate Hills when bam!, the memory card went full.  I was in panic because I haven't taken photos to my heart's content yet and I didn't bring an extra memory card with me.  On the way to our service vehicle, I was deleting photos. -____________- I'm on vacation and I'm deleting photos on my camera instead of taking them! It was really annoying. So my advice here is to bring an extra or make sure you have enough space in your primary memory card before you leave.

2. Clothing - Packing clothes varies differently depending on your travel destination and the weather.  I, for one, like to be in comfortable clothes. When my destination is the beach, I only bring pair of shorts.  Lots of them because I'm more comfortable wearing them than jeans or leggings.  But when your going to cold places or the weather is a bit cold, definitely bring trousers to keep you warm.

I have a system whenever I pack my clothes before a trip.  I count on my head the times I will change, or shower so that I can plan ahead on what I would wear then.  I only did this after my Cebu and Bohol trip.  I brought so much clothes that I regretted it because most of them were not used.  So, to save as much space as you can (especially for those who loves to travel light), my advice here is to count the times you will shower or change during the trip.  Of course, always bring an extra (at least one) of everything (under garments, shirt, shorts / trousers) for those unexpected events.

3. Footwear - As for footwear, I always make it a habit to only bring two. One pair of shoes (the one I'm already wearing on departure) and a pair of slippers wherever I go.  I know hotels have them but I feel more comfy in my own pair of flip flops.  Again, it also depends on the travel destination.  During my trip to Cebu, Bohol, La Union, Tagaytay, I wore the same pair of sneakers as they were comfortable for my feet.  When I went to Baguio, because of the cold weather, I was able to wear my favorite pair of boots.  When I went to Puerto Galera last year, I only brought a pair of slippers since we were staying on a beach resort anyways.  So, my advice here would be, is to consider your destination when deciding which of your shoes you'd bring with you on your trip.

4. Accessories / Misc - This also varies depending on your destination.  Here's a breakdown of which accessories I bring with me on every trip

Beach

Sunglasses | Sunblock Lotion | Sarong
- Waterproof bag - This is a must especially if you plan on Island hopping.  You don't want to get your gadgets or money wet now, do you?
- Towels - I only bring towels when we're not going to stay in a hotel or resort.  Last year, my friends and I went to Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales and stayed at a Kubo (Nipa Hut) and when we went to La Union in 2012 and 2013, we stayed at a small hostel and they didn't provide any so make sure to ask the place you're staying if they provide them so that you'll know when to bring one with you.

Hiking

- Cap - I remember the time I hiked Taal Volcano last year and I didn't bring one with me.  It was scorching hot.  Its obvious in my photos that the sun has somewhat burned my skin.  So, for those who plan to hike in summer or even after that, bring a cap just in case.

- Extra clothing -  I know some already know this but for those first time hikers (like me), bring extras! Like Extra everything. Shirt and trousers and Jacket!  When I hiked Mt. Daraitan last month, it was cold and I couldn't use the jacket I brought with me on the way home because it was dirty (full of mud). :( Good thing my friend has an extra scarf and lent it to me, I was able to keep myself somewhat warm.

- Flashlights - Even when its a day hike!  When my friends and I climbed Mt. Daraitan last month,  only a few of us had flashlights and we didn't get to the foot of the mountain until dark so we had to share the few flashlights we had.  Good thing some of us were prepared. O.O

Misc

- Medicine - Bring these if you're going to stay in remote areas where there are only few stores around.  Also whenever you go camping.  My latest camping trip was in Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas last year.  I brought not just medicine but first aid kit too.  I read somewhere that there are a lot of sea urchins close to the shore and the kit became really handy when one of the friends had a little accident.

- Anything that is essential to your survival - Say, a lighter, or trash bags or one good example of this is what I brought with me when we went camping in Burot beach.  Because I read about the sea urchins, and me, being the careful freak that I am, I brought vinegar.  And not because I was going to cook with it but because just in case anyone of my friends get stung by the sea urchins.  So my advice here is to research a lot about your destination and be prepared especially if you're not going to stay in a hotel or resort.

 5. Personal belongings - Bring IDs! Especially when you're traveling abroad.  Identification is important in case something bad happens.

DON'T bring wallets.  I always make it a habit not to bring wallets whenever I travel.  I bring purses, small ones and several of them.  I make sure that my money is scattered in my bag so when I lose one purse, I won't panic.  This is applicable for credit and ATM cards too.

Secure your phone at all times.  Communication is very important when you're out of town.  Last December when my sweetness and a friend went to Palawan, I thought I lost my phone. >.<  I got preoccupied by taking photos and forgot that I left my phone in the car! Make it a habit to place your phone in your pocket or bring a small bag that you can carry while you're on tour.

6. Travel Bags and pouches - Whenever I travel I always bring two bags with me.  A bagpack (I prefer to travel light) and a small sling/body bag where I put my personal belongings (i.e. phone, money, camera, ID, etc).  If you bring a DSLR Carmera with you, the camera bag has several pockets where you can place your money and phone.

I also have several small pouches where I place and separate my clothes and stuff so they're still organized inside my bag.  Ziplocks can be used too especially those Zip-Lock vacuum travel bags.  I've been wanting to buy a few of these so that I can save more space inside my bag for souvenirs and pasalubong.

I also bring empty pouches with me for the dirty clothes, so they wouldn't get mixed up with the clean ones.

I bring tote bags too.  For shopping and buying pasalubong.  Just make sure you bring those that are foldable so they wouldn't take so much space too.

7. Phone(s)/Ipod/Tablet Charger - I know you can buy one anywhere but what if your hotel is distance away from the nearest mall?  I always bring my charger with me wherever I go except when camping of course, or day hiking.  My ipod charger however, I only bring it with me when I'm going to be gone for a few days and will be staying in the city.  Or when I'm going to take a long bus ride.  Listening to my music while watching the beautiful scenery by the bus window is something I really enjoy and one of the things I like about going out of town.  So, take note if you're going to use your gadget excessively, if not then you can just leave it at home.

8. Toiletries - I buy them in sachets (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste) so I wouldn't have to worry about packing and this actually saves space in your luggage.  Sometimes I buy it before my trip or during the trip.

Tips

I think that basically covers all of my travel essentials.  Now, one of the most important tips that I can give you is to pay your tours in advance.  I don't really feel comfortable bringing a big amount of money with me but as I mentioned above I put them in several purses and scatter them in my bag but still, paying your tours in advance makes you less worried.  I experienced this during my Cebu and Bohol tour.  Also during our Palawan tour.  Take care of your money and always bring extra.  Its better to have more than enough.

As for information,  I always see to it that I search what I can about my travel destination.  I get most information from travel blogs.  Sometimes, I ask friends who have already been there and they give me useful advice and tips.

I read reviews about hotels sometimes but I also know that experiences can vary from person to person.  It could be an unpleasant experience for some but is okay with you, so my advice is to give hotels a chance or better yet don't read the reviews.  Sometimes that's part of the experience too.

If you're traveling by plane, I advice you to get to the airport at least two hours before your flight.  I have a friend who didn't check the time of their flight the day before their departure and he thought that their flight is an hour later than the correct time.  And because he had to be somewhere else before departing, he came to the airport late.  The people in the airport didn't let them board the gate. Ugh! After months of waiting for that trip! -.-  So having heard this, I always make sure that I and the people I travel with come to the airport early and ALWAYS double check your flight information the day before your departure.

Speaking of airport situations, I know that many of us find it inconvenient to commute from the airport.  Take a cab or sometimes find your self stuck in the long line at the taxi stand.  Especially on the holidays, when many people around the world travel to be with their loved ones.  Some just very much prefer to drive themselves to their destinations.

Car rentals are a convenient way of doing so.  Throughout the years this industry has evolved and it has helped not just businessmen but fellow travelers as well.  I recently came to know about “Turo” (formerly RelayRides), a car rental company in the U.S.  They provide services for renters (If you're going out of town and in need of a car at your destination) and car owners (If you own a car and would like to rent it out) as well.  What a brilliant way of saving and making money at the same time, don't you think?  Turo has rental cars across the U.S. and their airport rentals are expanding.  More options for travelers like me and you.  You can learn more about how their car rental marketplace works here.  Learn more about their services by visiting their website.

If you're going to avail a rental in your next travel, make sure to book it ahead of time.  I know that car rentals are readily available at the airport but it also doesn't hurt to be early and avoid unexpected inconveniences like long lines.

I asked few of my friends about their own travel essentials and tips and mine is not too different from theirs but here's one that's pretty interesting.

Pau of Wanderingsiopau said

"I use disposable underwear whenever I travel Internationally to save space in my luggage"

"I bought a universal socket charger so I wouldn't have to worry about charging my gadgets especially whenever I go abroad"

Now that's something to consider when I finally pack up the courage to visit some places abroad.

I hope this list was able to help you out even though I know that they are common ones.  I haven't traveled that long but I'd like to write an updated list in the future.  Sharing my travel experiences here is something I would like to do for a long time and I'm just getting started. :)

Oh, and one more thing. The most important of all. HAVE FUN!  Don't let the stress of unexpected events get to you.  We travel for different reasons but I'm sure many would agree to this.  Visiting an unfamiliar place is supposed to make you experience a mix of positive and negative but always make sure the latter is a lot less. =)

Happy and safe travels!

Have a travel tip in mind?  Hit the comments box! I would love to read about it.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art Li: Roses are red

Art Li and Stuff - Roses are red

Drawing of a rose
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I haven't posted something about art here in my blog in a long time.  I have made some sketches and watercolour paintings last year but wasn't able to share it.  I'm replacing my Artwork Daily series with just plain "Art Li", the name of my blog.  Makes more sense, I think.

This is a drawing I made last year.  It has a short verse written on the side.  Something that I came up with on a whim.  Got a little inspired with drawing a rose I guess. :)

"Roses are red.  Violets are blue.
But unlike these flowers, my love won't wilt.
It'll be forever true."

Have a good day everyone!


♫  ♪  "You're the fear.. I don't care.. 'Cause I've never been so high.." ♪  ♫ 
~  Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crochet Thread Lace Scarf

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Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf.  Finished product on the left.  Close up shot on the right
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 Art Li and Stuff - Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf

Finished Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf.
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Finished Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf.
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Art Li and Stuff - Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf and Monaco Thread

Finished Crocheted Thread Lace Scarf.  Made with Monaco mercerized crochet thread
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I finally got the time to finish my crochet thread lace scarf.  I love how it turned out. =) I'm planning to make another in a darker color.  Now, I'm off to create a new one.  Have a nice day!

♫  ♪  "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier.. from the chandelier.." ♪  ♫ 
~  Chandelier - Sia

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Crocheted phone pouches

Long weekend begins today! While searching for things to do (like updating my blog) for the next few days, I came across an easy tutorial on creating phone pouches on youtube.  Here's what I managed to finish.

Art Li and Stuff - Crocheted phone pouches

Crocheted phone pouches.  The green one with black stripes was made by my sister
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The multicolored red I made for my self.  The multicolored blue I made for my sweetness. =)
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More colors :)  I fancy those colored buttons too. >.<
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More multicolored ones :)
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Aren't they so cute.  >.<  I really enjoyed making these.  Many thanks to the author of the youtube video  for creating such an easy to follow tutorial. =)

♫  "So its gonna be forever.. Or its gonna go down in flames..♫ 
~  Blank Space - Taylor Swift
[I used to not like this song but now I'm addicted! >.<]

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Crochet Thread Lace Scarf

I believe it was a couple of years ago that I posted something about crochet threads.  I never got to finish that one.  It was a beret made with crochet thread and it takes a lot longer to make than using a regular yarn.  Its thin and the loops when making it is much smaller that I needed some time to get used to doing it.

My sister had been creating yarn projects too since last year and she created a lace scarf that I quite fancy and thought it'd be perfect with crochet threads instead of yarn.  A long weekend is coming my way because of the Papal Visit in the Philippines and I thought this is a good project for those days I will be at home.  Here's what I've done so far.

Art Li and Stuff - Crochet Thread Lace Scarf

Crochet Thread Lace Scarf
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Crochet Thread Lace Scarf - Work in Progress
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Stay tuned for the finish product. =)

♫  ♪  "I'm perfectly incomplete.  I'm still working on my masterpiece.." ♪  ♫ 
~  Masterpiece - Jessie J
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Mt. Daraitan

Last week, one of my friends who love to travel and do random plans of going somewhere, invited me to hike a mountain.  Mt. Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal.

Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal

Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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Of course, ME who wants to become a nomad / adventurous / "take me wherever you'll go, I'm always game" / "conquer your fear" / "you only live once" kind of person said YES.  Little did I know that the trail of this mountain is for super adventurous people and experienced hiker/trekker.  You know, those ones who really LIKE those steep, dangerous, tough to hike mountains trails.

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Our bumpy 1 hour tricycle ride to Brgy. Daraitan
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That mountain range view is really astounding.
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Some of the friends I went with.
Claire bear and Roi (you should check this guy's Instagram account, he's one awesome adventurer)
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Mountains and river.  The view here is truly one of the most amazing. :)
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Left: Locals crossing the river in their tricycle | Right: The view from where we crossed the river
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Not the trail of Mt. Daraitan.  These are trees from where we crossed the river.
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Brgy. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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View from the top. Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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View from the summit.  Majestic, isn't it?
Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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Mt. Daraitan Tanay, Rizal
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Gah! I almost thought we would never get out of there.  I have to admit I was a bit scared.  And some of the friends I was with admitted that too.  Let me tell you some of the reasons why our hike was difficult.

1.  Most of us are first time hikers - If you've been reading my blog for some time now,  I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I don't really like hiking the mountains.  I was in for the view.  And the clouds.  And the fresh air.  I appreciate nature, I really do.  I think God's creation is there for every human in this world to see and I'm very thankful every time I was given an opportunity to see it.  I'm just not that enthusiastic with the whole hiking stuff.

We went there through an invitation from a hiker on Facebook.  My friend is the one who's in contact with them and he invited me and some of our friends to join the group.  Some of us are first time hikers including myself (I've only hiked once.  Last year , with my sweetness and a friend hiked Taal Volcano).  So imagine our confused faces when our guide told us that the trail involve slopes ranging from 60 to 90 degrees.  "I mean, Man! Come on!"  My mind sort of thought that and shrugged off the feeling that this might be a gigantic mistake.  I just told my self  "NO, you're going to do this.  You're going to get through this.  The view at the top is worth it"  And I was right.  The view at the top is definitely worth it. =)

2.  It was raining - Although it didn't rain continuously,  the trail is very slippery because of the mud.  When I hiked Taal Volcano 6 months ago,  it was scorching hot because of the sun and the trail is sandy not muddy.  So this is a first for us too.  The angle of the mountain slopes is difficult enough let alone be it muddy on the day we hiked the mountains.  -_______-  So the difficulty going down is twice  the level of difficulty going up.  I actually enjoyed the hike going up but the trail going down is scary especially in the dark.  Yes, that's right.  We were not able to climb up on schedule.  It was supposed to be for 3 hours only but our group took almost 5 hours to get to the summit.  And we're supposed to go Tinipak river but we run out of time.

3.  Descended late in the afternoon - Because most of us are first time hikers and the trail was slippery,  it took us almost 5 hours to reach the summit.  That is way way over than the supposed scheduled time because this was a day tour only.  When it was time for our descend, it was already late in the afternoon.  I remember expecting to get to the foot of the mountain before the sun sets but to no avail.  The trail is slippery, my mind is exhausted and so is my body.  We started our ascend at 9:00 am.  Got to the summit at approximately 1:30 pm, had our lunch and started our descend at 2:30 pm.  Guess what time we made it down the mountain?  8:00 PM! (✖╭╮✖) I remember slipping several times when I hiked Taal but this time I only slipped once during our descend but it was one heavy fall.  TT.TT  It was tough.  Probably the toughest and I'm just getting started!


Climbed Mt. Daraitan last saturday.. I still can't believe we made it out alive O.O
Photo credit: Roi
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It was hard, challenging and exhausting but I can proudly say that I conquered one of the toughest to climb mountains in the Philippines!  Too bad I wasn't able to take photos during our ascend and descend because seriously, both of my hands are grabbing whatever they can while trekking down.  I don't really want to accidentally drop my camera in the cliff now, don't I?  My friend is planning to return for the Tinipak River and I hope when that time comes it'd be a bit easier for me.  No rain please. >.<

How about you?  Which mountain did you hike that gave you the toughest experience?
Share your thoughts in the comments box below! =)


♫  "I'll be there someday.. I can the distance..♫ 
~  Go the distance - Michael Bolton
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Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh yes! I am so gonna wreck yah!

Wreck This Journal - Keri Smith

Wreck This Journal - Keri Smith
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This book is one of the gifts I received last Christmas.  There's no better way than wrecking something up after you've had a long tiring day.. Anyways, I just want to share with you my copy of Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith.  I saw the many editions of this book at a bookstore last year and got very interested. So I listed it in my wish list and voila! My wish is my {generous gift giver}'s command =)

Press leaves and other found things

I have no idea why I kept that piece of leaf all this time. Hmmm.. Now I know :)
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Throw something! A pencil, A ball dipped in paint.

I wonder what else can I throw on this. Hmm..
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Infuse this page with a smell of your choosing.

How about a smell of rose? :)
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I think this is a perfect way for stirring creativity within a person especially for artists whenever they're stuck in creating something or having a artist's block of some sort.  Perfect for someone like me, indeed. =)

 ♫  "We can laugh as we both pretend.. that we're not in love and that we're just good friends..♫ 
~  Don't ever let it end - Nickelback

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hello 2015!

My Sketchbook says Hello 2015!

My Sketchbook says Hello 2015!
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Oh hello there! Now I know I took a {really} long break from blogging. Forgive me. I got a little busy with a lot of things and majority of them are some changes that I don't really like and I had to deal with them last year.  There was a time when I had no access to a computer and Internet at all but I'm back now. And I have lots of stories to tell.  I got a little carried away with travelling last year and I would love to share all of them here. =)

I have been revamping my blog colors this past few months. I replaced my pastel colors of red, green, and blue with olive green, light orange, and orange.  I also changed the logo colors with my current color palette. Replaced them just in time before the new years :)

Art Li & Stuff New Blog Header Image for 2015
My New Blog Header Image for 2015!
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Before moving on to the new year, I would like to say
Thank you lots to 2014! You've been one of the hardest and longest year of my life. I don't remember having that many challenges, lessons learned, and worthwhile experiences ever in my past years.  I remember being almost at the brink of breaking down but these moments are also the ones that made me feel stronger and made me realize that not having problems is not happiness and that happy people are those who knows how to deal with their problems, big or small.  I also know that I would not have survived this year without the help of the Lord, my family, my friends, and my love.  Thank you so much for the guidance and support.

So long 2014! Thank you for the experiences and the lessons. 2015, I'm ready for you! :)


Events | Conference | Concerts | Graphika Manila 2014 | Dr. Sketchy's: An awkward situation | VxV Vector the Future Conference 2014 | Jessie J Live in Manila 2014 | Armin Only 2014 | Canva Creatives Conference 2014 | Type Kita Exhibit at 10a Alabama | Dutdutan Philippine Tattoo Expo 2014

Events | Conference | Concerts
Graphika Manila 2014 | Dr. Sketchy's: An awkward situation | VxV Vector the Future Conference 2014
Jessie J Live in Manila 2014 | Armin Only 2014 | Canva Creatives Conference 2014
Type Kita Exhibit at 10a Alabama | Dutdutan Philippine Tattoo Expo 2014
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Travels 2014 | Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro | Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas | Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales | Taal Volcano, Talisay, Batangas | Baguio City | Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City | Puerto Princesa, Palawan

My Travels 2014
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro | Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas | Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
Taal Volcano, Talisay, Batangas | Baguio City | Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City | Puerto Princesa, Palawan
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I didn't realize there were so many >.< I am very very thankful. :)
I pray for more events and more travels this year. I feel so so blessed.
How 'bout you? What do you feel thankful for this past year?

 ♫  "I own every second that this world could give.. I saw so many places, the things that I did.. 
Yeah, with every broken bone.. I swear I lived..♫ 
~  I lived - One republic