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February 16, 2014

1888613_597434333655878_1310088479_nI will be a storyteller someday.

I know it.

—wanderrwithmee

 


The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now

LIFE •  • JAN 15, 11:44AM

There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads.

We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We’ve sat over lunch with our friends choosing our post-graduation plans, always teetering over the line of what we knew as the safe choice and what we knew as the adventurous, spirited one. We talked about living in Brazil in a house by the beach, spending days on the hammock and driving taxis at night.

We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. Of course every woman dreams of giving it all up and finding a cozy flat with a view of the Champs-Élysées, spending weekends sitting in corner cafes and eating macarons by Place de la Concorde. But reality always sets in and ruins the daydream.

Many of us have chosen the road more traveled, giving into the societal pressures of securing a job and a 401k. We’ve resigned ourselves to desks with a window seat, looking out on the cold streets of our increasingly disillusioned present. Sometimes, in between deadlines and Facebook stalkings, we find ourselves thinking about that corner bistro in Paris or the cozy hammock in Brazil. We let our minds wander to the wet streets of London and the architectural beauty of Prague. Then we begin to wonder, “What the hell am I still doing here?”

Whether you have this realization once a month, once a week or even once a day, it’s one too many. Your life is fleeting, and your youth will pass even quicker. You are too young to be settling for the nine-to-five, and there should be nothing holding you back from doing what your innermost urges tell you. So stop whining to all your friends and be the adult you claim to be; buy yourself the next ticket to anywhere.

You’re young

Life moves fast and there is no better time to pursue those inner urges than in your 20s. This is the freest you will ever be, unshackled by the chains of mortgages, insurance policies and general responsibility. You are responsible to no one but yourself and your own whims. Now is the time to stay up until 5 am as the waves of the Moroccan beach spray your tanned, toned body. Now is the time to eat whale testicle at a local dock in Seoul. Now is the time to fall in love with everything and anything.


You’re more willing to take risks

With less to lose, there’s more to gain. Life is about moving outside your comfort zones, about embracing the present moment, even if it scares the sh*t out of you. Right now is the time for you to meet Spanish strangers at a café and let them whisk you off to a party in the Latina quarter of Madrid. Only now will you rent a moped in Thailand for five dollars with absolutely no idea where to go. It’s these years that you’re supposed to make mistakes, get into trouble and learn to live life as openly as possible.


To be inspired

There’s a reason that some of the most influential and greatest artists of American literature spent their most creative years in Europe. There’s nothing more inspiring or life-changing than being engulfed in the beauty and culture of another world, another life. The colors, the smells, the people, the architecture, the squares of another city are enough to renew your soul and ignite your inhibitions. Besides, how else are you supposed to write your novels?


To humble yourself

It’s a valuable life lesson to live as the exile, the foreigner. In no other time or point in your life will you feel the cutting chill of being the outsider as you will living in a country that isn’t your own. You’re the new guy, the tourist no one takes seriously, and that will not only humble you, but give you a sense of empathy you never had before. It’s this grounding that will make you a better person, a more well-rounded person who will come home with a larger sense of what it means to be alive.


For the stories

A wise person once told me that life is a collection of experiences. Your life, and the legacy you leave, will be as full or as empty as you make it. Don’t you want to be one of those older people with countless stories of their youth spent traveling through the Arabian desert or hitchhiking from France to Spain? Don’t you want to tell your friends about the six months you spent living with a Spaniard, sipping sangria and learning to salsa dance?


For the friends who will play ambassadors

The people you meet abroad will play foreign ambassadors for the rest of your life. You will find yourself developing relationships in obscure corners of the world, conversing with people with different ideals, languages and cultures. You will find yourself with connections all over the world, coming back home only to know you now have friends all over the world. Next time you go to Sweden or Australia, you’ll not only have a place to stay, but a friend to show you the real parts of that country.


For the romance

If you’re in a sexual rut, there’s no better reason to pack up and head for somewhere new. Only in Europe can you play out your wildest fantasies of moonlit dinners at bistro cafés by candlelight. Only in South America can you go dancing with a man who whispers sweet nothings in your ear in a language you only understand through the longing of his words. Only somewhere else can you be whoever you want and let your inhibitions fall to the wayside. Shack up with an Italian for a few weeks and let yourself enjoy the idea that it doesn’t matter what, or who, you do while you’re “just visiting.”


For the food

Is there any better reason to travel than for the food? Seriously, how many days are you going to settle for Chipotle before you realize you could get four Spanish burritos that actually taste like “the original”? Don’t you want to try a real croissant? Who knows, maybe you’ll learn how to make paella or find some Italian cookies you’ll have imported to the US for the rest of your life. (Then you’ll be able to tell people you found the most delicious cookies in Sicily, and now you just have toget them shipped.)


To find yourself

There’s no better way to find yourself than to disappear from the daily grind and get lost somewhere along the Atlantic. Only once you remove yourself from the familiar can you find the truth. Only when you are abroad can you see your past life, your home, with a renewed sense of clarity. Going abroad gives you the time, space and moments of solitude you need for self evaluation and exploration.


Because once is never enough

Even if you went abroad in college, or spent two weeks in Europe after graduation, those memories will never be enough to satiate the longing in your soul. There is only so much you can take in, so many things you can do when you’re with your family on vacation or gaggle of friends. You need to see everything, do everything, again. It’s time to do it the right way, on your own. Because it could take a lifetime to be truly fulfilled by everything the world has to offer and those few times you went abroad should only make you thirsty for more.


For the perspective

A change of perspective is like taking a long deep breath after a long day. It’s important to change things up in life, to look at things from another angle, another way. Only going abroad will give you the distance you need to see your life from a renewed lens. Seeing another way of life is a great way to learn to appreciate your old one. Spending six months trying to communicate in another language will teach you to appreciate your own language and the capacity of those words. Because it’s not until you’ve begun missing home that you truly start appreciating it.


For your soul

Hemingway described Paris as a “moveable feast” and “wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you.” The notorious writer set the standard for embracing life abroad, letting it become part of you. Because even when you go home, part of you will forever be changed by the experiences and renewed sense of self that comes with leaving everything behind and starting anew.


To gain strength

Strength comes from overcoming fears, inhibitions and facing situations that aren’t always within your comfort zone. Only once you’ve left the familiar can you begin to challenge yourself. They say that the strongest people are the ones who faced adversity head on and came out the other end. Only once you’ve been in a situation where you had to dig deep down and find a strength you didn’t know you had can you call yourself a stronger person.


To be an explorer

Why can’t you be the one who sets the trends, the one with the unique style who always has those one-of-a-kind pieces? Why can’t you find that pair of lambskin boots in the mountains of Switzerland from a local farmer’s wife or that spice that’s only grown in the farms of south east Asia. Life is about tasting, trying and finding new things, new experiences and new lessons.


To fall in love

Life is about falling in love with everything. It’s about finding a sense of comfort in a local café or that overwhelming sense of comfort that comes with connecting with a painting at the Prado. It’s about seeing and loving everything as if it’s the first and last time. Only when you’ve left and sought the comforts of another place can you experience the overwhelming joy of falling in love with everything around you for the first time.


To appreciate the moments

Only when you’ve sat at a café in Paris for two hours, watching the people and reading your favorite book that you learn to appreciate the small moments in life. It’s the rolling mountains and the busy outdoor markets of Barcelona that should take your breath away. It’s the miles of rice patties beneath the soft glow of the setting sun that should assuage the aching in your restless soul and introduce you to the simple pleasures that life can bring. Only when you’ve learned to live in the moment, seeing and taking in every second of the now, can you truly say you’ve lived life to the fullest.

Photo via We Heart It

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About the author:

LAUREN MARTIN

Lauren “LMoney” Martin grew up with one goal: to be the first woman engineer. Upon finding out there were women engineers already, she chose to study advertising at Penn State University, which led to an attempt at acting and ended in a career as a comedy writer.

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So much thought!

I love this article ^^

If given the chance and funds to travel to places, I definitely will!

—wanderrwithmee


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First of all I want to greet everyone a happy happy new year!!!

The past year (2013) was a wild ride.

A lot has happened – some under control, some without.

Though no one’s year is expected to be perfect, I have a lot of things to be thankful for the past year.

Let me rewind back to my 2013 and mention just a few…

  1.  March 10 of 2013 was when I made this blog! I have always wanted to have my own blog and write about my interests and other random stuff.
  2. Finished Korean 1 at University of the Philippines, Diliman
  3. Saw Lee Min Ho again this year because of his My Everything concert!!
  4. Ticked something off my bucket list: Wakeboarding.
  5. I joined a group which unfortunately is not active anymore but the few real friends I made there are still my friends now.
  6. I discovered a lot about other people and about myself.
  7. I never stopped learning.
  8. Boracay Getaway for 4 days & 3 nights!
  9. BORACAY PUBCRAWL!!! (Which I plan to repeat!!)
  10. A chance to go to a country I’ve always been interested in. Still wishing it pushes through!!

The list goes on and on and on.

Now, fast forward to the present.. I have a lot of things in mind that I look forward to but since I don’t like to jinx it, I’ll mention it as I achieve it throughout this year.

What I’ll mention though are my New Years Resolutions.

I haven’t really completed my list yet but these are a few of them..

  1. Travel internationally (South East Asian country)
  2. EXERCISE (FOR REAL) at least 4 hours a week.
  3. When drinking, not more than 5 bottles of beer / ~10 shots –just being realistic
  4. No to binge eating
  5. At least one day of “me” day every other month
  6. Will fix my sleep cycle so I can eat breakfast
  7. Monitor and manage finances well
  8. Etc

Apart from those things mentioned above which I want to happen to my life.. there is one thing that I really am wishing for right now.

It is hard to explain at this moment but it can change my life big time. All I’m wishing for my birthday this year is that thing. I hope the opportunity is meant for me and that it’ll be granted to me soon.

wishNo words are enough to express how badly I want that opportunity.

I swear to never waste it and seize every opportunity that will help me be my best self.

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Sorry if this post is a bit mediocre.

I’m really having a writers block but I really wanted to post a blog today.

Since I’m turning twenTEEN in a few days, I plan to write a “What I’ll give my 21 year old self” post and see if I’ll be able to achieve them after a year :>

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


I am a third year college student. Turning twenTEEN January of next year. And I am confused. An early mid-life crisis perhaps?

 

All children are asked what one wants to be when they grow up. We had numerous – and some really hard to reach – jobs that we want like being an astronaut. As for me, I can only recall answering two: to be a dentist and to be a model.

It is not an alien idea that what we answered back then may not be the case when asked 10-15 years later or maybe even 20.

What has changed?

The fact that we have been exposed to more things and occupations may be the reason. As one grows up, we begin to know ourselves better. We start discovering “who we really are” and what are we “meant to do or be”.

Realizing it as early as possible is great but realizing it before it’s too late is even better.

How come?

When realized early, one can hone his/her skills already. Passion builds up from there. It seems as if your life has a direction and you’ll never feel astray again.

But why is realizing it before it’s too late still better?

Because you still realized it even though it took time. The mere fact that you realized it makes it good. With everything that you went through to find out what you really want that will make you happy, that makes it better. There is this saying that goes something like,

Because you earned it the hard way, you value it more.

I realized it already. What now?

Now, it is up to you to make that happen.

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. —Deepak Chopra

Yes, it is easier being said than done because of course every one has this ideal occupation and ideal life inside our heads.

Even though this is the case, always go with your passion. Life may be harder (or easier) this way but you can never enjoy more without passion in what you do. You’ll always feel like you’re obliged to conform to things that you really don’t enjoy doing. That makes one feel as is life becoming harder and harder.

And as for asking if that dream is realistic, be honest to yourself. Ask if it is REALLY REALLY REALLY far-fetched. Like only 1 out of 1 billion people can achieve that, then maybe you should strategize well before attempting to reach that dream.

But if what you want isn’t far-fetched, get up and do something! Do something to get closer to it! Small things really count. Also, it will help to do some law of attraction. I personally believe that the strongest shield that humans have is their mind. One can never go wrong if you believe that you can achieve something.

Nothing is impossible. Never give up.

 

Now, you may ask, why am I confused?

Because I tend to mix up my passion with my dreams with my emotions.

How so?

I must admit that there is an inner rebel in me. I don’t want people dictating me or getting credit for something that was really decided or done by me.

For example, the course I’m going to take for college. Yes, a lot of people gave me suggestions and I did try to consider them but what stood out most was what if I took this course suggested by personA but I didn’t like it, I would want to blame any one – maybe not directly but in my head silently – for the time wasted because I followed his/her suggestion. Or perhaps a course suggested by personB that I loved and excelled in but he/she tells every one or even just me that he/she is the reason that I excelled. Yes, they can credit themselves and I’ll thank them but somehow, I think, I’ll really feel indebted towards that person forever. And I don’t want that either.

 

Right now, I feel as if that rebel in me took over me for 4 years – which is bad by the way.

Frankly speaking, I am taking the next term off in school to learn everything in my dad’s business. I want to give it a shot not because my dad has been constantly advising me since high school to take a course related to it and have a license for it someday but because I am doing this for myself.

I am doing this to test myself if I actually enjoy doing it and if I’ll miss what my course asks me to do or even if something in me will be triggered if I do – may it be a new passion or a new dream job. I want to expand my horizon and my knowledge about life outside of school.

This new journey of mine is effective next term which is around the first week of January till March then summer break till May (around 5 months).

I shall write my weekly – or even daily (I hope) – musings here in my blog to keep a record of my supposed progress and at the same time help others like me who are confused out there.

 

Before I forget to mention them.. Here are my (as of the moment)

Dreams – to be a travel blogger, to have a show related to travel/eating out/cultures, to travel, travel and travel

Interests – travel, cultures, gadgets, blogging, different cuisines, interior designing, architecture, etc

and yes, I am more of an art inclined person. But you know what is so ironic? I think I am a frustrated artist. HAHA! I do floor plans pretty well though ( I think) because I am a bit OC.

How about you? What are your passions and dreams?

Have a nice day!

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


It has been almost three weeks since my last update.

The past month was really toxic and I’ve been preparing for so many things at the same time which includes the successful My Everything Global Tour of Lee Min Ho here in Manila.

I think to complete every fan girl’s experience, it is a MUST to attend your ultimate bias’ concert if he’s a singer or a fan meet if he or she is not.

But of course, attending both will be better.

Luckily for me, I got to attend both and scored a meet & greet also!

His fan meet was held here in Manila last year dated November 16 of 2012 and two days after, a hand shake meet & greet was held.

His My Everything Global Tour stop in Manila was just last Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Words cannot express how much every Minoz – what the fans of Lee Min Ho are called – enjoyed the concert.

Every penny was worth it!

He was worth all the effort every single person there exerted just to see him.

Until now, I’ve read from their forum that they still couldn’t get over the concert (and him).

He is the most down to earth international star they know and the love he has for his fans can be felt by them personally.

He has this certain charm that one cannot resist.

Personally, I saved up for a VIP seat just to see him for the third time.

No regrets. AT ALL.

Because the atmosphere was so lively, I didn’t have time to focus the camera so for the quality of the photos, forgive me just this once. 😛

(Some pictures are not mine and were grabbed from my fellow Minoz and other news websites)

Lee Min Ho arrived in NAIA1 around 11PM, July 4, 2013.

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scratching his head

scratching his head

with Mr. Ben Chan

with Mr. Ben Chan

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his tongue out habit!

his tongue out habit!

ribbon cutting

ribbon cutting

smiling oppa

smiling oppa

He ate at Aracama this night at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig –near Bench Tower.

The next day was his concert!

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

oppa singing My Everything

oppa singing My Everything

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cutie pie!!

kare-kare was his answer. cutie picture!!

his favorite Line icon

his favorite Line icon

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after drinking water!

after drinking water!

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gwiyomi attempt!

gwiyomi attempt!

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melted.

melted.

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

before exiting

before exiting

saying bye

saying bye

the final bow

the final bow

the aftermath

the aftermath

after the concert

after the concert

where he ate after the concert :)

where he ate after the concert 🙂

after eating

after eating

His stay here was really really memorable for all the Minoz.

We know him even better now and we feel his love even more.

Every one is wishing for a part 3 visit here in Manila.

I hope next time when he comes here, even for just vacation, I get to see him and hopefully be in the same island as him.

Palawan? Boracay? Anywhere with him is fine!!

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THE SOFTEST PAIR OF HANDS ANY GUY CAN EVER HAVE.

Before heading back to South Korea, he had dinner with his Bench family.

Here are some of the photos they took.

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

Now he’s back in South Korea.

His life is like a movie!

Look at the way he carries himself.

All the photographs of him are magazine cover ready!!

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His July 8 update..

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HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

Wow! Just look at how many people lined up early just to see him!

Concert starts at 8PM and even though the sun was shining so bright, they didn’t care.

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My conclusion?

THE WHOLE PHILIPPINES LOVES HIM.

He is someone who is loved by all not only because of his looks but also because of his personality.

That is it for now.

Till next time!

—wanderrwithmee


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For this nomination, I’d like to thank Chef Cams and Wietske. 🙂

Rules & Guidelines:

1.) Post 11 random facts about yourself

2.) Answer 11 questions made by the person that nominated you

3.) Create 11 questions for the bloggers you pass the award to

4.) Choose 5 bloggers or more to pass the award to and mention them in your post

5.) Go to their blog and let them know that they have been nominated

6.) No tag backs

 

11 Random Facts About Little Miss Wanderr

1. I (absolutely, certainly, whole-heartedly) am a fan of Lee Min Ho.

2. I am a sucker for dark chocolates!

3. I like dressing up and experiment outfits in my head but it is seldom that I do actually wear my “creations”. They stay in my head.

4. The travel bug never fails to bite me every single day which makes me want to travel more and more each day.

5. I’ve read a couple of novels and my favourite is The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon.

6. I’m fond of shoes with high heels. My highest pair is a pair of platform pumps with approxiately 5-5.5″ heels. (Note: I’m around 5.5-5.6 ft)

7. I am currently a 3rd year Marketing Management college student at a university in the Philippines.

8. I have two mobile phones – one of which I don’t use – and a tablet which can keep me occupied even for a whole day.

9. Frankly, I couldn’t remember the last time I was satisfied with my body. :/

10. I think I have a mild case of OCD. (Ex. I always make sure the chairs are pushed back after using it)

11. I change the tooth brush I use every month.

 

11 Questions I Have to Answer (Chef Cams)

1. Which country are you most interested in visiting and why?

The Land of the Morning Calm a.k.a. Korea. North or South? BOTH! North Korea because I am really curious with what is in there and how people there live, what they do and how “different” – if they really are – from South Koreans or other people in general. South Korea because I am intrigued with their culture, the scenic places there, the people and of course Lee Min Ho. ^^

2. If you are to be a fruit, what would you be and why?

A coconut. A coconut looks harsh from the outside but in reality, it is really very delicate. The first impression of people on me is that I am unapproachable, not kind and unfriendly. But once they get to know me, they say otherwise.

3. What attitude does the majority perceive of you?

When they don’t know me yet, they always think that I am not friendly.

4. What is the funniest thing you’ve ever done?

I really couldn’t remember the funniest. Maybe I can share the one or two of the most memorable instead? First, I’ve tried not sleeping for more than 24 hours and going straight to the mall at 5 AM to line up to be one of the first 40 to purchase a certain amount to have a meet and greet and pass for Min Ho’s visit here in Manila. The mall opens at 10 AM.  Second, I was at my neighbour’s house till around 5 AM because we were drinking. I have a class the following day and our school service fetches us at 5:45 AM. I took a bath and went straight to school. I was 4th year high school at that time. (I don’t drink anymore :>)

5. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? And why?

Harry Potter all the way! I have been a Harry Potter fan for the longest time – since it started around 12 years ago. I can relate to the characters of Harry Potter because it felt like I was growing up with them. With the Lord of the Rings, it really didn’t catch my attention. I haven’t actually watched it yet.

6. What is something that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t done yet?

Travel the world. Aside from the fact that I don’t have enough funds yet, I also don’t have time for long time travels because I am still a student. Though I am starting to work on it by going somewhere far at least once a year. You can view my bucket list here. 🙂

7. If you are to choose what animal you want to be, what and why?

An eagle. Detailed explanation here.

  • Eagles fly alone at high altitudes
  • Eagles have strong vision
  • Eagles hunt.
  • Eagles love storm
  • Eagles test before they trust
  • Eagles are good mentors
  • Old eagles pluck out their own feathers

8. What is your comfort food?

It varies. I don’t have a certain type of food that I want to eat when I’m stressed or depressed. I just like to eat and eat. 🙂

9. Airplane or Cruise Ship, and why?

As of the moment, airplanes. I haven’t tried riding a cruise ship so I wouldn’t really know what I prefer out of the two but once I get to, I promise to update this. Haha. But seriously, I think cruise ships are fun to be on. You get to do a lot of things in there like shopping, dining, swimming, playing sports, dancing and so many more. Also, you get an opportunity to mingle with other people freely and actually enjoy the breeze the ocean has to offer. It is just that it is way way way more expensive that airplane rides.

10. What is your favorite sport?

Hmm.. this is tough. Badminton?

11. What are 8 things you can’t do without, and why?

a. Lee Min Ho – not that he is mine but he inspires me a lot. I know it sounds a bit strange but I am a person who really finds a hard time to do something when I am not inspired. I motivate myself through him and make him one of the reasons why I keep striving to become a better individual.

b. My tablet – because it keeps me occupied and relieves me from the stresses of everyday. I keep updated on events and news through it and it keeps me company when I want company. It entertains me when needed and continues to make my mind be alert.

c. Music stored on my gadget – it helps me concentrate even on the smallest things and helps me sleep sometimes.

d. Free Wi-Fi – We’ve had Wi-Fi for years now in our house that it has become usual for me to always have an access to the internet. It is connected to what I’ve listed in B which is my tablet. They come hand in hand in entertaining me and keeping me updated.

e. BB Cream – because I am a lady. Hahaha. Enough said!

f. O2 Optix contact lenses – because I am almost blind. Well, not really. The grade of my lenses are both 375 (+3.75). I am not comfortable when I wear eye glasses and because I sometimes doze off while wearing them so they get deformed. I am particular with the brand because since I doze off while wearing them a lot, this brand allows me to do so even for 6 straight days. It is safe because it has more oxygen compared to the regular lenses.

g. Caleb! – my tofu doll. I feel uneasy when I sleep without him. It became a habit to hug him. Before I sleep, I hug him and when I wake up in a different angle, side or position, I am still hugging him. ^^

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h. Water! I love drinking water that I average drinking 3-4 glasses of water when I eat outside and around 2-3 when I eat at home plus more water when I just feel like drinking.

 

Questions I Have to Answer (Wietske)

1. When you were in primary school, what was your dream job? And what is it now?

I wanted to become a dentist and a model at the same time. Now, I want to be a host of a travel program!

2. What is your favorite movie and why?

Chinese Zodiac as of the moment. Because everything is there – action, romance, comedy.

3. What music do you listen too when you are down?

I am really not the type who listens to too much upbeat songs so even when I’m down, I listen to my “chill” playlist which has slow and soothing songs.

4. Would you rather spend money on shampoo or on conditioner?

Shampoo. Given that my hair is oily – healthy oily – it would be too much if I don’t use shampoo! 🙂

5. In what way are you connected to Korea?

I have friends there and my heart is connected to it in some way I just couldn’t find the right words to explain it. ^^

 

11 Questions to be Answered by the Nominated Bloggers

1. Who do you idolize the most and why?

2. Do you consider yourself an addict to something? If yes, what is it?

3. Your greatest fear is?

4. What is your current favourite song? How come?

5. Which country would you want to explore the most? Why?

6. The most risky decision you’ve ever made is?

7. If you can see the world through someone’s eyes for a day, who would it be and why?

8. Do you like/love or liked/loved school? Why?

9. When you were little, what was your dream job?

10. Now, what job would you like to have?

11. Do you have a favourite quotation or motto? Please share it ^^

 

Amazing Bloggers I Have Nominated!

1. http://loveghs.wordpress.com

2. http://minholee175.wordpress.com

3. http://www.vernverniece.com/

4. http://atouchofkorean.wordpress.com/

5. http://dbeeeee.wordpress.com

6. http://lifelovekorea.wordpress.com

7. http://mykoreannotebook.wordpress.com

8. http://kuuleilani.wordpress.com

 

P.S: If you are to link me in your blog, please use https://wanderrwithmee.wordpress.com/about/ instead because without the /about/, I don’t receive any notification. Thank you 🙂


No, I don’t travel out of the country often.

Since 2011 though, my sister and I pledged (to ourselves, hahaha) that we ought to ride a plane at least once a year.
It can be a local or an international travel.
2011, we went to Boracay.
2012, we went to Palawan.
And this year, we will be going to…….(secret for now)
I hope I can go to space in the future too!!
Anyway..

It is confirmed!
I paid for my flight yesterday and well, of course aside from the fact that I haven’t gotten a return flight because I’m still waiting for a promo fare and I still have to save for my expenses there, I think there’ll be no reason for this trip not to happen.
Hey, don’t judge.
I’m still a student. 🙂
Excited?
YES!! Very much!

My last international flight if I’m not mistaken was with my grandparents and cousins.
I was in grade school back then when 17 of us went to China.
Of course, my very generous grandparents paid for all of us ^^

Any tips for travelling you want to share?
Feel free to tell them 🙂

– – – wanderrwithmee


SGD!

It may sound a bit crazy but…

Yes, I booked an unplanned flight just a minute ago!

For where it is, I plan to keep it a secret for now.

(Hint: International travel)

I hope I can save enough for a shopping spree though. Hahaha.

I will also visit my cousin who works there because I haven’t seen him for years!

Wish me luck!!

—wanderrwithmee


A Thing Off My Bucket List: Wakeboarding!

Yes, that’s me!!

Just last Sunday, April 7, 2013, I went to Rebublic Wakepark in Nuvali to wakeboard with my cousins.

It wasn’t really planned and we only talked about it online for a week.

Good thing that we were all up for the adventure.

We had so much fun – even though I must admit that I still wasn’t successful in completing the course.

We also had dinner together and just bonded for the whole day.

Two days have passed but my body is still sore but it is all worth it!

It is like that good kind of pain in my case.

We will definitely try wakeboarding again!

Try it too ^^

—wanderrwithmee


안녕하새요 여러분 / Annyeonghaseyo yeoreobun / Hello everyone!

What is a dream chest?

A dream chest is a container which I plan to put my dream or simple wishes on a paper, roll them and place them in here. I plan to open it afterwards to check what wishes and dreams I had that came true or I have done. 🙂

Dream and simple wishes?

Yes! No matter how big or small it is. From having a ribbon collection to probably having your own home or plane!

But why?

A form of inspiration I guess? And a reminder of the kind of things I wanted and wished for. I also personally believe in the Law of Attraction.

How to have one?

Well, just get a container and pieces of paper and a pencil and voila! 🙂 As for me, I got my mini chest from a hardware store. Pretty weird right? Haha. But there are a lot of containers in dollar stores and quaint shops. It need not be expensive!

When do you plan to open them?

As of now, I can’t really tell yet. Back in 2011, I remember I wanted to open it 10 years after. As of now though, some I’ve written are still not possible so I’m planning to extend it to 15 or probably 20 years?? 🙂

Bucket List = Dream Chest?

Yes, somewhat. 🙂 Though I plan to have an online bucket list, I still want to update my dream chest because we have dreams that are too personal and I’m shy to post ’em and.. just because! It is cute too!! :>

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I must admit that I haven’t really updated my dream chest because of school and other things –and I somehow just forgot to– but I promised myself to update it as much as I can together with my virtual bucket list!

Though I cannot remember everything I’ve written on the papers in my dream chest, as much as I can, I will include them together with my new dream places, things to have and things to do which will be a bit more detailed in here.

I don’t think putting it here as post is the best option cause I’ll be constantly updating it.

How about on the side? or bottom? or beside my about section? Hmm. I shall think about it.

My Dream Chest so far. No limitations. ♥

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—wanderrwithmee ✈



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