Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sky-watch Friday!

Photo taken from the Bali Hai Bayside Patio during my cousin's wedding while we were fixing the area. Sorry if we've been inactive lately on Skywatch! Hoping to get back on track with you Skywatchers!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011


This post is originally from my blog: 

Ignore how fat I look in that picture if you're monitor's resolution is 1024x768 like this laptop. ANYWAY. So have you ever had the feeling that you've escaped reality? Well, I guess my place would always be the beach. It's been like three years since I last visited any beach. Well, I told you. I don't have a life. I don't usually go out on summers. Though it's the middle of spring now here in California that's why it was freakin' cold when we went at Coronado beach last Saturday, May 14th. I just felt like blogging today. Never really planned on blogging about this. I was asked to make a post about Knott's Berry Farm but sadly I'm no good with making entries with like.. what we did. O__O Cos it would be all like, we did this then we did that then that and oh it was fun.. yeah. It would suck. But I shall think about it though.

So yeah, at the Coronado beach. Hm. We only went there cos there's a really big possibility that we won't be coming back there like for a  very loong time. Or should I say here in the United States? Well, we've realized that we don't want to live here. Life is not here. Life has always been in the Philippines. My life -- my everything. Family, Friends, school, and all those kind of things. I grew up there. There's too much to leave behind. Okay, you could be all like "Dude, everyone wants to go in the United States. Don't waste your opportunity." Lol, I've heard that all before. But my decision is final. It's just my mom that wants me and my brother to stay here. Well, you don't have to be in America to be big. Anyone could be big regardless of where you came from. So yeah, I don't need America. :) Well, for me okay? I don't know with you guys. Just my opinion.

So I guess we just had to do what we have to do while we're still here. Like what? LA baby! We're going to LA. Maybe this May 28th and I can't wait. I guess I might make a post (if you guys want to) about it. But I'm not going to promise anything that it would be ahhh-some. lol. But whatever. :)

And oh, this is the sunset at 7:02 PM.

Beautiful, ain't it? :) We stayed there until like 7:58. lol. And we missed our bus at 7:55. Curse American time huh? They always had to be on time. lol. So we had to wait for like another hour. It was freakin' cold so we couldn't stay at the bus stop. As a fan of photography, I saw a gallery nearby. I asked my brother to come with me. It was Dan McGeorge's gallery. I'm not really familiar with him but he has really good pictures. He takes pictures from around the United States but sadly he as out with his class. So I didn't had the chance to meet him. :( Though we hung out with Fran, the person there and she told us all about Dan and his photography. She even asked us that we should come back to say hello and so that we could meet Dan. She told us that we should visit the Hotel del Coronado which was built in 1855, I believe. And it was just a block away from the gallery. So I guess that would be a part of my agenda. :) She says it looks like the Titanic. She had me at Titanic. Hotel Del, we're coming for you.

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Instantly a fan.

Watching: Some TV show I don't know.
Eating/Drinking: Nothing.
Listening: Parachute by Train.
Reading: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
Picture info/s: Me at the Coronado Beach.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Destination: California

Hello, people. Caren speaking. I know it's been a long time since we last blogged. So let me tell you what happened for the last few weeks.

Last May 4, I and my brother Vigie, together with my mom, flew to the United States. We will be staying here for like a month and head back home to the Philippines. See, in that picture there is the view from our window. We are guessing that we are in the international dateline. We can see how night shifts to day. From dark to light. It's kind of like going back into time. May 4 was just about to end. But after we passed the dateline, it just barely started! But before that, let me show you the things we did during the trip.

The first picture is me wearing my JSV bracelet at NAIA international airport.We were in a line to check our baggages in. We were boarding at 12:40 and finally leave the country at 1:20pm and head to our first stopover was in Seoul, Korea. The second picture is Metro Manila from above! And finally, the last picture is  the view in Incheon when we arrived the airport. (Note: Click the photo to enlarge)

We arrived at around 5 in the afternoon and our next flight was at 8:45 in the evening. We were so bored so we started going around the airport since we can't go outside. We tried out some stuff like wearing Korean dresses or the Hanbok. According to Wikipedia, Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", hanbok today often refers specifically to hanbok of Joseon Dynasty and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations. Modern hanbok does not exactly follow the actual style as worn in Joseon dynasty since it went through some major changes during the 20th century for practical reasons. The lady also told us that female put their right hand over the left hand while the male put theirs the other way.

At exactly 8:45pm, (7:45pm in the Philippines) We finally boarded to our plane. Next stop? California, baby. So on the way, we shot that international dateline photo and watched unlimited movies and all the things you do in a plane. I also took a picture of Los Angeles from above as you can see in the picture on the right side. 

We finally arrived at Los Angeles, California at 3:55pm. We were so glad to have a safe trip. What's next? A month-full of adventures! So better watch out! California, here we go!