Friday, July 04, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2014)

Happy 4th of July!

Sorry for this late post :)  I have been busy or shall I say procrastinating after my vacation in the USA.

Oh well, here how it goes.

As soon as I got the confirmation that I was granted a US visa last January 2014.  

I booked a flight going to the US.  

Most of my 28-days in the US was in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thanks to MA who accommodated and toured me around.

Gladly there's a direct flight from Dubai to Atlanta via Delta Airlines.  That's me waiting to check-in.

I was kinda nervous as this was the longest flight I ever had.  16 hours.

While waiting, I was checking on my previous blog site if I had pictures from the other countries I visited.  Sadly, I don't have pictures in Iran and Hong Kong.

Oh well, I just have to take more pictures this time :)

Arrived safely in Atlanta International Airport at 5am.  It was so cold.

I've noticed from the airport that they have English signs` translated to Spanish.  I liked it.

I learned that, Spanish will soon (2020) be they're second language.

In that comfy room, was my first US #selfie

We went to other states too:
-Cherokee, North Carolina
-Gatlinburg, Tennessee 
-Orlando, Florida

Also got a chance to go for 7-days cruise via Carnival and visited the countries:
-Cozumel, Mexico
-Belize City, Belize
-Roatan, Honduras

I loved everything that I saw in the US. I know there's no such thing as perfect.  But I just fell in love in the place.  It's wonderful.  I will definitely come back.

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends,
but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers.
The mind can never break off from the journey."


Sunday, March 09, 2014

Friday brunch with my girl friends

March is the International Women's Month.  I had a brunch date with my girl friends in Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

My kind of brunch.  Seafood, like the one in this picture are kinda expensive in groceries.  This is my chance to indulge with it.

After the brunch we received a voucher for 2 nail spa and 2 full body massage in Sister's beauty lounge in Mall of the Emirates and in Dubai Mall.

We don't have a picture though, but after all of these, we watched a Filipino movie in Mercato "Starting Over Again" a romantic-comedy movie and I gave them 2 thumbs up.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baybayin is the defunct Filipino script.

Yes.  You read it right, it is defunct.  Honestly, it was not taught during my grade school to college (1982 to 1996).  Until I met a friend who has a tattoo in baybayin.  I asked her about it and she told me the story.  I was like "duh".  How come I haven't heard of it.  Anyways, I don't want to blame the education system, I guess I just didn't care at all.

After a day of getting more information on this, I found out that we have organization in the Philippines, that are helping to raise awareness on this Filipino Script.  Mabuhay po kayo!

After all the readings in the internet and watching documentary about this script.  I decided to give it try.

I wrote in baybayin the "Lupang Hinirang", the Philippine National Anthem.

I landed to this informative website of Kristian Kabuay (  Please follow his website and other social media sites.  You can also follow PamanaDesigns in instagram to see the baybayin in art form.

I am hoping to master this script and able to write it without "kodigo".

Here is the documentary.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bread art

Gradient art from my toaster.  I therefore conclude that number 5, 6 and 7 are not edible.  I like number 3.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#TBT - Live, Love and Rock & Roll

Those were the days.  
The days when I was young and naive.  
Until one day, I woke up and realized that the market for the Rock Music in Manila was fairly soft at the time.  Instead, I climbed the corporate ladder.

"Forget the world, forget the people.  Just close your eyes and feel the music!" -unknown author