Posts Tagged ‘Firsts

10
Apr
14

Bay Area Chronicles: Way Back Home

It is always bittersweet whenever a trip draws to an end.  Most especially if you’re having a great time!  But going home doesn’t mean that the adventure is over!

On my way to San Francisco

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04
Apr
14

Bay Area Chronicles: Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and My Last Week in California

Eventually, my dreaded last week on this side of the world had come.  But before the fat lady sings, I still had the chance to visit a few more places: Berkeley and Walnut Creek.

Isn’t this just beautiful?

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19
Mar
14

Bay Area Chronicles: San Francisco Quickie

At long last, the time for me to explore San Francisco had arrived!  It was a challenge for me to go to San Francisco from Pleasant Hill as I don’t have a car, but heaven must be listening as a co-worker volunteered to give us a tour.

Exploring downtown San Francisco

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10
Mar
14

Bay Area Chronicles: The Trip to the Other Side of the World

As the New Year arrived I told myself that it was time to get things around.  One of the things I committed to myself was to get back into travelling which took a back seat these past few years.  But I never expected that I’d be going out of the country this early, and definitely not with a long haul!

My first intercontinental flight in years

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03
Mar
14

La Mesa Eco Park Quickie

It’s quite interesting that sometimes familiarity in one place is inversely proportional to your distance away from it.  The closer you are to it, the less likely you are to go to it.  And one such place for me is the La Mesa Eco Park.

Behind that mound is some of the waters that quench Metro Manila’s thirst—the La Mesa Dam

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31
Dec
13

Highlights of 2013

2013 is one interesting but very challenging year for me.  I’ve had lots of ups and downs, but looking back I can’t say that I have any regrets.  And if I had to pick just 10 as highlights of my year, this list would be it.  In no particular order, they are:

Where 2013 had brought me…

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11
Dec
13

Extraordinary Cavinti

A few weeks ago, this little known place in Laguna called Cavinti held its first organized trail race.  Until this race, I’ve never heard of this place.  And after this race, Cavinti is a place I won’t soon forget.

One of the spillways of Cavinti

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