After a year and a few months of being away from home, I was able to avail my yearly vacation. A year and a half of being deprived from tropical scenery, a beach-side relaxing escapade would always mean heaven. Few months before I arrived, me and my friends decided to explore the famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS). It’s a few minutes boat ride from the port of Davao City which is known for its white sand resorts.
So far it was the most depressing thing that ever happened to me this year. I never thought I would encounter their so called “white screen of death” to my iPhone. There is no doubt that even Apple products, which are known to be durable, can have their fair share of mess sometime along the way. I’m a self-taught repairman(woman) ever since and every time my gadgets will experience some stages of brokenness, I immediately seek help from uncle Google and try it myself. I do believe that someone out there experienced the same thing and happened to blogged it out.
This is technically a very late post but I just cant stop myself to just watch Tyrion’s (Lannister) epic speech on this week’s Game of Thrones episode over and over again. Ever since Season 1, his character is one of those that could drive you into several emotions. He was once was an annoying yet smart Imp who lives an easy-go-lucky life who later on became a courageous little warrior who happened to form his little army and defended the entire realm from the rage of Stannis Baratheon. An act that he boasted in his most talked about speech.
He represented the minority group of his time who is prone to mockings and bullying. He stood tall using his brains despite being a half size man. This probably convinced the millions of Game of Thrones followers to appreciate him more. In the current episode he is in the stage of trial in front of his own family (Lannisters) as well as the people of King’s Landing whom he saved from turmoil. A lot has been waiting on what could possibly happen to the Imp’s life and surely majority of them are excited to take down his ever epic lines.
Here are some of them:
My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much Jon Snow.
Let me give you some advice, bastard: Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs
Never forget who you are for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength, then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it and, it can never be used to hurt you.
and last but definitely not the least, his trial speech!
I did not do it. I did not kill Joffrey, but I wish that I had. Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores. I wish I was the monster you think I am. I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you. I will not give my life for Joffrey’s murder. And I know I’ll get no justice here. So I will let the gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat
Davao has been known for its Durian, hard-line implementation of laws and most of all the most tourist-friendly atmosphere. It wasn’t always my first choice but it seems everyone around me says that it’s a really cool place for a short vacation if you want a homey feel without giving the luxuries of urban life. If you happen to visit Davao, you need to be acquainted of the common places convenient to any tourist.
I didn’t expect my first post for this year to be about a certain movie. I know it is somewhat off topic since this blog is supposedly about travel and fashion. However, I can also consider this one as one of those unique travels that a person can possibly do. It was literally travelling into Mr. Nobody’s life. It is a 2009 science fiction drama film which could definitely turn your mind around.The way things being explained in the movie was very creative especially when the Angel of Oblivion forgot to touch his lips which lead to his ability to see the future.
I was warned beforehand that the movie can be very confusing but I took the challenge. At first it was, but when I finally finished it after a series of interruptions, I was able to learn the following logical lessons:
It’s just so amazing how time flies so fast and now I’m about bid 2013 a thankful goodbye. It was indeed a tough year I can say as it started with so much challenges and problems to deal with. However, it was also a year of fruitful memories and learnings that I can never learn in any school.
2013 will always be cherished as it made me stronger as a person, sister and most especially as a daughter.
It really feels great to be able to roam in this country without any fear of being caught by roving policemen checking for civil identification. After almost 6 months, I finally get to hold my civil ID and can now freely discover the amazing places of Kuwait.
Before any place else, it is just rightful to visit the country’s landmark which is popularly known as the Kuwait Tower. It is composed of three slender towers that are facing the Persian Gulf and was inaugurated last February 26, 1977 as the official landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.
Having them as the background in your picture is a perfect evidence that you’re indeed in Kuwait.
It’s just so happen that we ate in one of the restaurants nearby and we were able to have a picturesque view of the Kuwait Tower.
That time was extremely cold but I managed to pose and take photos of the gigantic structure. It brings a certain feeling of fulfillment that finally, I would be able to see them up close. Good thing my companions brought with them digital cameras and the clicking of the shutter buttons just went on and on.
More amazing structures and places in the coming days! Masalam!
I just couldn’t let it pass not to post something about what had recently happened to my beloved country. The mighty typhoon named Yolanda hilariously damaged a lot of our precious islands leaving nothing but traces of grief and disaster. Branded as being the strongest that ever hit the world, no wonder it caused that much damage that no man could ever imagine.
It may have been always said that there’s a rainbow after the rain but this time no rainbow was seen. Instead, the entire place was filled with crying people, worried for their missing love ones at the same time mourning for those who died right in front of their eyes. Such a heartbreaking scene that could lead anyone to crying as well. I may not be in my country right now but it has been the main news in almost all news channels and even flooded the timeline of my social networking sites.
Finally! After few months of hiatus, I finally found a way to update this blog again. I happened to change my timezone and getting online in this part of the globe seemed to be difficult. I just got a job in this country known to be the land of dates and sandstorms.
I’m in Kuwait, just to cut the guessing part short. It ain’t the dream country I longed to visit or get a job but after a little “googling” this place has a lot of things to offer. Slightly, it ignited by curious self.
Who would have thought that I would be able to roam around Singapore? I was already informed that my flight to Kuwait would be through the land of the famous Merlion but it was never mentioned that I would be staying there for more than a day.
After the local airport (Davao International Airport) was cleared for flights last June 5, 2013 due to the Cebu Pacific plane that overshot the runway, I took the earliest flight of SilkAir on the same day en-route Singapore.
The flight lasted for 4 hours and upon seeing the huge signage that reads CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, there is a certain excitement deep inside my heart that finally I would be able to experience those several positive reviews that they had. Their airport is known to be one of the best in the world and it’s going to be the very place I’m landing.
Indeed the reviews are true. It seems like I’ve entered a huge 5 start hotel and mall merged into one. Everything’s high-tech and they have this mini bullet train that transfers passengers from one terminal to the other. Way back in my country they’re using shuttle buses.