Holding Hands

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I took this photo last May 2010.

This truly is a sight to behold.
No amount of words or camera technology can really capture the majesty of this man-made structure. To be able to visit and catch a glimpse of the towers is really an experience that does not only marvel the eyes, but also awakens so many emotions. It really is an art.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color (Colors of Southeast Asia)

**This post is in response to: WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: COLOR.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

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Just bought and assembled this 3D puzzle of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. It has LED lights at the base, which makes it so cool.

Anyway, when I saw this I thought to myself: I just had to have this!
Aside from the fact that I love puzzles, I also love that it’s reminiscent of one of my dream travel destinations — New York City.

I want to visit the city that never sleeps because of three major things:
1. Broadway Musicals – I want to see at least one (but if possible, ALL) theater show in Broadway.
2. Gray’s Papaya hotdogs – after seeing the movie, Fools Rush In, where Matthew Perry’s character constantly crave for this hotdog, I can’t help but connect this food to the city. I just got to try one!
3. Times Square – seeing this busy intersection on tv and in pictures really gives me the chills every time. I love the lights, the busyness, and the diverse people. So I plan to take lots and lots of pictures of this one day.

This may be a dream for now but I know one day I will get to see you, New York. Stay as awesome as you are… and wait for me. To the future and New York!

This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense.

Craving for Pho

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Pho (/fʌ/; Vietnamese: phở pronounced [fəː˧˩˧]) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of broth, noodles made from rice, a few herbs, and meat.

This photo was taken at Pho Hoa Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last February 2012.

Pham Ngu Lao Street

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Ho Chi Minh’s backpacker’s area.
Taken last February 2012.

Saigon Trip 2012

This video was shot and edited by my Saigon travel buddy, Tatia.
I miss everything about Ho Chi Minh.
The food. The sights. The people. The coffee.
I will definitely have to go back.

Places

I figured most posts regarding the topic “Places”, people will be talking of places they have been to and/or want to go to. But prior to arriving to these places, we suffer the arduous process of getting in line and waiting at the airport or bus terminal.

As someone who has to take flights at least twice a year, I have had my fair share of waiting.20130303-001451.jpg

Waiting to check-in.
Waiting to board.
Waiting for the “fasten seat belts” sign to go off.
Waiting to be greeted by a loved one or a new adventure.

Then going back from these trips,
I wait again.
Waiting to check-in again.
Waiting to board again.
Waiting for the “fasten seat belts” sign to go off again.
Waiting to go back to reality.

I’m used to it, though.
One can’t help but find ways of making the waiting times bearable and even fun.

You have no choice but to do so.

You learn to endure all the waiting because what’s at the other end is and will be totally worth it.

This post is in response to Daily Prompt: Places.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

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A buddhist temple in Chinatown, Singapore.
Taken last May 2010.

This is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details.

Faith

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Taken last February 2012.

Moving Lights

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Taken at Orchard Road, Singapore last March 2011.

**This is a late response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

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Never looking back. Always looking forward.

I took this photo of my friend while we’re on the way to the Sentosa island in Singapore last February 2012. This is the walkway to the island from the mall, Vivo City.

This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward.

Up!

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Parasailing in Boracay Island, Philippines
February 2010

Boracay Sunset

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Photo taken in Boracay Island, Philippines.
February 2012.

Whoa!

Daily Prompt: Whoa!

What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?

One thing you should know about me is I am a drama queen (hence, the blog name).
I always have excessive emotional reactions to almost everything.
I get amazed easily. So imagine the experiences I had that count as surreal for me.
I cannot even categorize them anymore because I can be pleased very easily, especially when it comes to things I am passionate about.

So instead of talking about the most surreal experiences, I will be listing every surreal experience I can remember that left me in awe and still kept me wondering if it really actually happened.

1. Getting to see in the flesh the people I admire so much.

  • Lin Manuel Miranda

0900c0006f7a11e181bd12313817987b_7 Oh yes! He sat just rows behind us in the opening night of In the Heights Manila Rerun. Just knowing we were in the same timezone was already surreal for me, let alone being in the same room with him. Add to this that I get to see him so proud of the Manila cast for giving justice to his work was so touching. I just never got the nerve to approach him, though. But I have no regrets. Seeing him happy and proud was doubly enough.

  • Miley Cyrus

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Okay. You got me! I am a Miley fan. I’ve been a fan since her Hannah Montana days. Not only is she a great comedian, she really is a good performer. I don’t know what it is but I like her energy when performing. And, I was so lucky to have seen her perform live here in Manila! I was not disappointed. In fact, I became a fan even more.

  • Our Vocal Teacher and Musical Director for Voice

There’s this local theater actor that I have grown to admire so much because he’s so talented (and cute. haha). I have seen him in a couple plays and every time he amazes me. One summer, I’ve gotten the chance to meet him and be his student for a workshop. And, oh my gosh! The whole summer was surreal. Just getting to see him would’ve been enough. But working with and learning from him is too much. I was in cloud nine the entire time. Basking in the air of genius is sort of wonderful.

2. Seeing my favorite musicals!

I am one big musical theater addict. One dream of mine is to actually be able to see a play in Broadway or West End. But for the meantime, I make do with watching local and touring productions (not that I’m saying that they’re no good because they really are amazing!). Some of these shows, I even had to fly to Singapore just to see them. My most surreal musical theater experiences were actually Wicked, Lion King, Chicago, and Phantom of the Opera.


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3. Visiting famous landmarks and tourist spots.

Travelling is one activity that you cannot replace or even describe in pictures and words the feeling of actually being there. No amount of words and photos can really fill the amazement and majesty of these iconic landmarks. These are just some of the places and things that left me in awe during my travels.

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Amazing coffee in Vietnam!

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Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand

Here are more photos of the Grand Palace during my trip to Bangkok.
The pictures don’t do justice the beauty and majesty of it all.
You’ve got to see it for yourself. As for now, enjoy the pictures! 🙂

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