Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

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We always do selfies when we travel. I’m not a narcissist or something. I do it to remember the place/s I’ve been to and to have a souvenir. Sometimes, I get lucky when someone will be there to take a picture of me when I travel. When you travel solo, you eventually learn the art of taking selfies be it a camera phone or a camera. This photo was taken at the Taj Mahal in India.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

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This photo was taken while I was enjoying the dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This man was playing aboard the ship and playing sweet tunes with his saxophone. Every time he kisses the saxophone by the mouthpiece, beautiful melody fills the air setting a very romantic mood. Now that’s some magical kiss!

Photo of the Day – Love Day

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Today is Valentine’s Day and people all over the world are celebrating this special day with flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. I’m lucky to get loads of hugs and loving from kids where I work at. Love is not just for boyfriends and girlfriends. The photo above is a picture of buddies who love to travel and explore the world. Love is for everybody who appreciate the people in their lives for all the things and sacrifices they do because they care. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends how much you love them. Happy V Day!

Photo of the Day – The Bridge

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Bridges are built to provide passage by connecting two islands or land masses separated by a body of water or a valley. It also provides aesthetic beauty to a landscape design like in the photograph above. This photo was taken in one of the temple complex that’s spread around Ayutthaya which is the ancient capital city of Siam or better known today as Thailand.

Photo of the Day – Dreaming

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I dream of sunrise
I dream of sunset
I dream of places I long to visit
I dream of things I long to do
I dream of dreams that I wish will come true
Day by day
As time goes by
With a little hard work
And a firm determination
A dream comes true
Every sunrise
Every sunset
Every place and
Every new thing I experience
Makes my heart flutter with glee
Dreams do come true.
Not all at once.
But one dream at a time.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

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You may have seen them in encyclopedias or magazines and they are often referred to as “Long Neck Karen” ¬†or the “Giraffe” tribe. These ladies belong to the Kayan tribe and to the subgroup Padaung. Girls start wearing them at a tender age of 5 and more turns of the coil is added as they grow older. The women wear these coils as a cultural identity rather than to make them beautiful or unattractive (contradicting hypotheses of anthropologists).

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

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!