Birthdays are special days for most of us. Some of us may celebrate an additional year of existence by having a get-together party with loved ones; others may just treat or spoil themselves with sweet things of indulgences. I usually celebrate my birthday in a simple way with family and friends and sometimes I buy stuff as a memorabilia of gratitude for another year has been given to me to live my life again in this complex yet wonderful world.
One lonely day I was wandering under the vast cerulean skies with the effulgent sun giving me an unusual radiance. With that I knew that this day would be extraordinary. And as I continued my musings and wanders, I was also looking at the sea of faces that have passed by me, curious about their own stories and dreams. Some faces were drowned by my own oblivionRead More »
If you have been following me on my blog or other social media accounts, you may have noticed that my photos were mostly produced by DSLR or rather they were images from my action camera. I have a smartphone, too, but I was not enticed to use it for my travel photography because it was not able to produce photos that reached the level of my standard, the worthy to be uploaded-kind. But everything changed when I got my Huawei P9. Initially, I never believed smartphones could do what DSLR could, but with the advent of technology and phone application nowadays, smartphones can now produce good quality photos. Just like Huawei P9 which has a dual camera with superior lens partnered and co-engineered with Leica. What could be better than this? Right?
Don’t get too comfortable. Challenge yourself to live life away from your comfort zone. Go out. Explore outside, for the world is vast. Fill your life now with exciting adventures. Chase new experiences. After all, what’s the point of living, if you won’t even take a risk?
Come on, come on, let’s leave… Let’s go to the place that is beyond the ordinary and let’s search for the unusual. Let’s seek adventures, let’s leave for awhile this mundane life. Chanting this melody and harmonizing positive vibes, we would rather be called hippie than boring. We know life is unexciting without a little risk. We are the people of the “outside”.
It’s getting late. Come on. Come on. We’ve got to leave. We’ve got to leave….
Long before, I wasn’t awakened by this magic. I dreamt of going outdoors and wandering to places I have never been, but did not give any serious thought about it. It remained a dream. Eventually I had this scary feeling, the fear of the unknown. I harbored unsettled doubts and I let negative thoughts dominate my being. That’s why I was stuck and remained stagnant and my world just revolved around me.Read More »
Suddenly her ideas and thoughts went into an explosion of realization. Her discernments were clear as she continued to find her soul. She did not conform to the standards of society and was no longer what she used to be. She felt released from the chain of being locked from freedom, freed from the shackles of her old identity. This damsel took the chance. She wandered out for only in wandering can she perceive the joy, the magic and the liberty.
She was beckoned to a place away from the life she has been living. She knew what her soul has been craving for and now she was free from any inhibitions, free from the maddening crowd and released from the trapped life she secretly hates.
She was just wanting to go out, because that was the only time she would know herself, and in that time she got to be she.
You may have experienced some mundane days. These are the times when you’re lethargic. You don’t want to get out of bed. Blatantly you are becoming unproductive.
And then one day, you’re tired of being tired.
You want to make your ordinary day an extraordinary one. You crave for the feeling of being alive again. You yearn to go outdoors and seek for an adventure.
Then you search on the things you want to do. You probably have seen on the net the pristine white beaches in the North. (Yes, going to the beach is probably a good idea.) You may have come across the lists of stunning waterfalls in Cebu. (Yes, perhaps, visiting it will be a perfect way to cool off the heat this summer.) Or even go hiking, being on the top of the mountains in the southern part of the city… (It seems an awesome activity for me.) And then you stumble upon rock climbing…
Yes, you want to try rock climbing but there are thoughts behind the back of your head to let go of that experience and just proceed to beaching.
What might be the reasons you’re not rock climbing right now? Maybe you are entertaining these myths and thinking they are true.Read More »