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    Walking Rome, Italy Alone

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Walking Rome Alone   For me, Rome began with rain and tears. I arrived at the airport in the morning, and wanted to take public transport to my hostel to save money. A bus to Termini station, a train to the Colosseum, and a 40 minute walk left to go. It was cold and raining. […]

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    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable in Turkey

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable Tomorrow you’ll wake up realising that all your hopes and promises of happiness are not there. The comfort of a house, a pair of loving arms and the job are gone. As well as the emotional balance and self-esteem. Everything vanished a month ago when your now ex-husband shut […]

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    A Letter of Thanks to Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Dear Halong Bay, I don’t know if its appropriate to ‘thank’ a place. But to me, like many of my loved ones, you hold a special place in my heart and your memories make me a better person.  I met you a year ago, when I was lost and hurting from a relationship gone terribly, […]

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    Mt. Bromo, The Jewel of East Java

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    It was a very tired office week. I felt that I have no energy left to face another day. Out of the sudden, a friend from my college called and asked me to go to Mt. Bromo with him and another friend. I instantly agreed because of one reason.  I’d never been to Bromo, period. […]

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    Grateful for the journey in Australia

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Grateful for the Journey It started with a dream in June 2012, shortly after my cat Hamish, the last of my animals, died. In that alternate landscape, I was climbing polished wooden stairs as large bay windows revealed the dark night sky on either side of the staircase. I tried to make out the stars […]

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    Hidden Treasure: Ambialet, France

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    In the heart of France’s Midi-Pyrenees lies a secret gem, a tiny town, a fairy tale. Ambialet. Here, on a September evening, the sunlight’s rays are Midas’ fingers, transforming the mountainside into a tiara that puts the Crown Jewels to shame. Leaves of emerald, topaz, and ruby adorn gilded branches; at the mountain’s summit, an eleventh-century […]

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    To Delhi with Love

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

      Just hours before I took my flight to India, a friend told me a story of a woman who’d been abducted in Delhi. She’d gone to use the bathroom in a restaurant, her friends had waited for her to return, but she never did. This was my friend’s way of warning me. I was […]

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    On my two feet at the foot of the mountain in the Philippines

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    I could still taste the scent of dewdrops coming alive with the early morning. I could still hear the moonlight radiant in the young night sky. I could still smell the bliss of a seemingly carefree walk from the rooms to the cafeteria through the growing grass and then the fresh gravel. I could still […]

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    Meal in Heaven at Saburo’s, Oregon

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    An automatic smile highlights my face every time I’m at Saburo’s Sushi in Portland, Oregon. Going to the restaurant used to be a treat only for birthdays, and maybe once every few years, since there’s almost always a line at the door. In more recent times, I’ve been going there quite frequently and have established myself as a […]

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    Strenghtened By Fate in Kaduna, Nigeria

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Barely two weeks after two churches were bombed in the city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, the postings for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was released and I was posted to Kaduna state. Naturally, I didn’t want to go there and proposed to defer my service as I told a friend who encouraged me to […]

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Dec
18

Walking Rome, Italy Alone

Walking Rome Alone   For me, Rome began with rain and tears. I arrived at the airport in the morning, and wanted to take public transport to my hostel to save money. A bus to Termini station, a train to the Colosseum, and a 40 minute walk left to go. It was cold and raining. […]

Read More
2014-11-24_5473670cd8c30_1236265_1452980651604182_1735947259_n.jpg
Dec
18

The Long Road Towards the Inevitable in Turkey

The Long Road Towards the Inevitable Tomorrow you’ll wake up realising that all your hopes and promises of happiness are not there. The comfort of a house, a pair of loving arms and the job are gone. As well as the emotional balance and self-esteem. Everything vanished a month ago when your now ex-husband shut […]

Read More
2014-11-24_54732acaccde4_halong2.jpg
Dec
18

A Letter of Thanks to Halong Bay, Vietnam

Dear Halong Bay, I don’t know if its appropriate to ‘thank’ a place. But to me, like many of my loved ones, you hold a special place in my heart and your memories make me a better person.  I met you a year ago, when I was lost and hurting from a relationship gone terribly, […]

Read More
2014-11-24_5472983e5b1e9_Albert_Bromo.jpg
Dec
17

Mt. Bromo, The Jewel of East Java

It was a very tired office week. I felt that I have no energy left to face another day. Out of the sudden, a friend from my college called and asked me to go to Mt. Bromo with him and another friend. I instantly agreed because of one reason.  I’d never been to Bromo, period. […]

Read More
2014-11-24_547282241e7a6_image.jpg
Dec
17

Grateful for the journey in Australia

Grateful for the Journey It started with a dream in June 2012, shortly after my cat Hamish, the last of my animals, died. In that alternate landscape, I was climbing polished wooden stairs as large bay windows revealed the dark night sky on either side of the staircase. I tried to make out the stars […]

Read More
2014-11-23_5472634730bdc_Ambialet.jpg
Dec
17

Hidden Treasure: Ambialet, France

In the heart of France’s Midi-Pyrenees lies a secret gem, a tiny town, a fairy tale. Ambialet. Here, on a September evening, the sunlight’s rays are Midas’ fingers, transforming the mountainside into a tiara that puts the Crown Jewels to shame. Leaves of emerald, topaz, and ruby adorn gilded branches; at the mountain’s summit, an eleventh-century […]

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They Said

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Dec
15

IlluminOcean: #MyDanaPoint 40 Nights of Holiday Lights

Experience IlluminOcean and celebrate the holidays in Dana Point with a mile stroll of Mingle & Jingle with literally thousands of lights sculpted into fantastic glowing sea-themed attractions. “The warmth of the Southern California winter season. The wonders of the deep blue sea. The dazzling spectacle of sights, sound and motion that’s electrifying our ocean views like […]

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Lucaya Beach
Dec
12

Beyond the Trip: 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on a Cruise

Cruises are popular vacation options yet not many are aware that a cruise is much more than being spoiled with luxurious accommodations, full board meals and entertainment on board. A cruise is also a great opportunity to discover and experience the culture and recreation of the different places included in the cruise trip’s itinerary. Holiday […]

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Chcolate Tower
Dec
11

Cafe Del Rey Stunning Views in Marina Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey is the place for stunning views in Marina Del Rey. For a romantic sunset or marvelous Mediterranean mouthfuls  by the water, “the food at CAFE del REY is about discovery, simplicity and quality of ingredients.” I can highly recommend the fresh fish and the incredible chocolate tower. I will be back soon for […]

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Burger  at Freds Barneys NY
Dec
10

Dine at Freds at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills

Dine at Fred’s at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills which opened in October 2014. Executive Chef Mark Strausman designed all the Fred’s menus for their New York City and Chicago locations. As he said,  “I always wanted to be a chef at a place that people regularly visit, rather than one they only go to for […]

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We Said

group fam dana point illuminocean
Dec
15

IlluminOcean: #MyDanaPoint 40 Nights of Holiday Lights

Experience IlluminOcean and celebrate the holidays in Dana Point with a mile stroll of Mingle & Jingle with literally thousands of lights sculpted into fantastic glowing sea-themed attractions. “The warmth of the Southern California winter season. The wonders of the deep blue sea. The dazzling spectacle of sights, sound and motion that’s electrifying our ocean views like […]

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Chcolate Tower
Dec
11

Cafe Del Rey Stunning Views in Marina Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey is the place for stunning views in Marina Del Rey. For a romantic sunset or marvelous Mediterranean mouthfuls  by the water, “the food at CAFE del REY is about discovery, simplicity and quality of ingredients.” I can highly recommend the fresh fish and the incredible chocolate tower. I will be back soon for […]

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Burger  at Freds Barneys NY
Dec
10

Dine at Freds at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills

Dine at Fred’s at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills which opened in October 2014. Executive Chef Mark Strausman designed all the Fred’s menus for their New York City and Chicago locations. As he said,  “I always wanted to be a chef at a place that people regularly visit, rather than one they only go to for […]

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Dec
3

Videos: #LBBC We Can Survive Concert 2014

My videos from the STAR-STUDDED “WE CAN SURVIVE” 2014 CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL TO BENEFIT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER OCTOBER 24. 2014 #WCS: Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Alicia Keys, Sia, Paramore and Lady Antebellum and Gwen Stefani to Headline   VIDEO: 2014 We Can Survive Concert 2014 #WCS Part 1 VIDEO: We […]

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