It’s been awhile since I posted on my website. Let’s just say, I was busy living my life, trying to get a hand of it and living in the real world. 😉 Now, I am back in the blogging world and ready to share my travel adventures. It’s a tad late but I like this challenge.
Living in the real world can turn you into a robot. You live by routines/schedules to a point that it gets monotonous. The solution? Escape. Escaping from reality can be as simple as doing a staycation and staying IN bed the whole weekend or it could mean doing something fun. My idea of escape is going to the beach to chill out and zone out. The photo above is from a recent escape to Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui. It is the famous beach in Koh Samui but I was able to find a peaceful spot to just lie down and enjoy the sun.
The year 2012 was pretty exciting for me. I was able to finish my master’s degree, find work abroad and still get to squeeze in a bit of travel time. I had fun reminiscing on all the things that happened in my life for the past 12 months and choosing the pictures that best represent each month.
Here’s my 2012 in pictures. Enjoy!
January: Revisited Bangkok and when to the floating market.
February: Hot Air Balloon Ride at Clark.
March: Trekked to Osmena Peak with friends.
April: Beach time at Malapascua
May: After finishing my masters degree, I revisited the beautiful Angkor Wat to celebrate.
June: Visited the Sahara Desert for the first time!
July: I moved to another country and this is my temporary home while I look for an apartment.
August: I miss the beach so much. I went to Samet to unwind.
September: I went to Samui to dip my toes on the beach.
October: Visited the Plain of Jars in Laos.
November: Visited the Long Karen tribe in Chiang Mai.
December: Back to home base to celebrate Christmas with the family.
Happy. It is the one thing that everybody wants to achieve. It is something that I also want in my life – to be happy. These are the stuff that makes me happy – photography, traveling, exploring new places and cultures, food, the beach, flowers and soda or cola. Using the new gallery format, here are my photos for this challenge. Enjoy!
Thankfully, it didn’t rain today. I am still dreaming of the beach – the sand between my toes, the breeze gently playing with my hair and the salty water touching my skin. I hope I can escape to the beach anytime soon. I can’t wait for school break!
I woke up today with a ray of hope. I see the sun shining brightly outside. Another day has begun. Another chance to correct mistakes from yesterday. Another chance to make dreams come true. Today is a gift. Don’t waste it.beach
This is what I want to be doing right now – hang out at the beach, reading a book and drinking beer. Unfortunately, it’s been raining for a couple of days now and all I can do is dream about it. Oh well, the dream must go on.
This photo was taken on one of the beaches scattered around Coron. The boat was supposed to stop for just an hour but we decided to stay and wait for the sunset. While waiting for the sunset, my friend Tia was standing in front of me and she appears to glow from the sun’s rays. This is the photo I took of her. This photo reminds me of angels that come into our lives. They glow and just shine their personality on us that they leave such an impression. Thank you to all the angels that crossed my path. I am truly blessed to meet such wonderful people.