42/365: A spontaneous trip

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My super friend Rheena and I went to Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (my dad’s hometown!)  today to enjoy some specialty milk tea and to fetch some “good ol’ books” at my cousin’s cafe.

It drizzled as we traveled along the expressway on our way home. Made the bus ride all the more comfy with a free movie! Took us a total of 8 hours on the road (to and fro) to hang out for 3 hours. We had a great time.

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Things that make me smile

When you miss someone, it doesn’t necessarily make you sad. It also reminds you of those little things  you saw together. These are just some of the simple little things I enjoyed during my visit to Singapore last October. I hope these put a smile on your face too. 🙂

Enjoy the little things neon sign
Creative neon signs
Banyan tree by Candice Reyes
Bowing trees near a body of water
Blackbird by Candice Reyes
Unexpected birds!
Pulau Ubin by Candice Reyes
Bicycles parked next to each other
Flowers at Changi Airport by Candice Reyes
Sudden burst of colors in a place like this
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Clocks in train stations
strange lamp by Candice Reyes
Strange lamps
Chinatown ride by Candice Reyes
Seeing princesses in a busy crowd
Nuns by Candice Reyes
Seeing nuns in the most unlikely places (no pun intended!) 🙂
A spot by Candice Reyes
Finding a special spot in big public places

Rewind: Mossy forest of Mt. Pulag

Spent the last week of 2012 climbing Mt. Pulag, Benguet Philippines with friends. It’s the highest peak in Luzon standing 2922 meters above sea level.

Even if it was my second climb, it wasn’t an easy one especially along this long, cold and muddy path. Apart from the summit, this mossy forest is my favorite part–so peaceful and quiet. It’s the most enchanting place I’ve ever been to so far.

And because of the crazy weather up there, we weren’t able to see the sunrise at the summit. So I included my April 2011 summit jump on this slideshow. 🙂

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Rewind: Same spot, different time

A view of Upper General Luna road, Baguio City . Took these last December 29 after our Pulag climb. These shots weren’t planned, just happened to be killing time at the hotel before our scheduled bus ride back to Manila. 🙂 This spot makes me feel like I’m somewhere in Japan!

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A welcome note

I want to start this “virtual memory box” with one of my most favorite memories. A simple snap of a memory I hold dear. Circa 2008, it was a golden, breezy morning in rural Siem Reap, Cambodia. Took this with a Vivitar Ultra wide & Slim instamatic while riding a moto on my way to a floating school I was documenting.

Everytime I look at this photo, I’m taken back to that moment when the morning breeze and sunshine kissed my skin–that, and all the unspoken words make this magical for me.

Can’t wait to fill this virtual memory box with that magic! 🙂

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