Chris and I saw this lovely couple when we went to the Roosevelt Memorial in DC to go see the cherry blossoms which lined up the Tidal Basin before we headed back to NYC.

Someday, perhaps, Chris and I would be the ones sitting in this very park bench – we’d be old and crazy, sitting quietly with occasional jokes here and there (we’d be people watching, after all), with the blossoms falling away with every breeze that comes.

That clock in Grand Central

That clock in Grand Central

How many times have I seen this clock? Whenever I pass by Grand Central and see this clock, I always think to myself, “Live from New York – it’s Saturday Night Live!” See what watching SNL marathons has done to me.

Date check: it’s the 29th of October. It’s been ages since I last visited or posted something on this blog. So why post now? Maybe because I was otherwise inspired. Or maybe because I just wanted to delete pictures from my phone and save the best ones by uploading them on wordpress.

Time, for me, is one of life’s most precious gifts. However, it’s also one of those that I take for granted. It pains me that I seem to not make use of my time wisely and efficiently – that if only I could go back to college, for instance, I would’ve studied harder (or partied harder). While days might go by in a blur these days, it surprises me how much I’ve grown throughout the years. I guess that’s what being far away from home does to you – it forces you to grow up.

The next time I see this clock, I know I’ll be reminded not just of what once has been, but also of what I could become.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in my Life


There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

A day in my life is characterized by a series of mini ups and downs, of boredom and excitement, of thoughts of the past and the future. The type of work that I do requires a lot of focus and concentration that I barely speak a word with colleagues, albeit unintentionally.

Magis is a Latin word which means “to be more”, “to go beyond the call of duty”. The Jesuits clearly have deeply ingrained their philosophy in me, as magis is something that I strive to incorporate in my daily life.

I’ve read somewhere that goals and positive thinking are much more achievable through repetition and if set into writing. I feel that I need a constant reminder to excel, because I know there is no other option but to do my best in everything that I do.


It’s more fun in the Philippines

It's more fun in the Philippines

One fine day at Panglao, Bohol. Really beautiful.

But then again, it’s one thing to tell about it and another thing to see it for yourself. If you haven’t already, why don’t you go spend a holiday in one of Philippines’ finest beaches?

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