Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lights in the city

From Just one girl in the world of many

From Just one girl in the world of many

Ice skating ring and Christmas tree at Bryant Park.
Star lights at Time Warner Center.

It's Christmas time. Everyone are in a frenzy, buying gifts and presents.

I have a friend who's actually only starting to gift-shop today.
Talk about last minute...

Wishing a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chapter 1 in my "life"

I have recently started practicing Yoga -- again, after 5 years of blissful ignorance for my physical health and emotional stability. No, I'm not going crazy or insane. I'm talking about inner peace, mindfulness of my surroundings and selflessness behavior.

Yoga has always thought me to have self-control over my body, mind and spirit. The body is just a shell and to do things, or in my case, difficult poses and stands, you must tell your mind that your body is just a vessel.

I'm not a big fan of chanting. I've never been a big fan of it. But, I have to say, upon attending a class whose teacher strongly believe in chanting, the act of chanting is a form of meditation. Of course, I've always knew that chanting helps meditation but never truly believed it. The teacher taught us, in this particular class, to let go -- of something. Anything. That possess you in this world. It could be an ex-boyfriend, an addiction, a thought, anything. Throw it in the fire in front of you and let go.

By the way, I am also in the midst of reading Eat, Pray, Love; whose author writes about her journey in finding herself. All this seems to be coincidental. But it placed me in a mind-boggling thought - or thoughts - about life.

Sometimes I go through a phase of these restless thoughts about what is life and how to go above-and-beyond the material world. It doesn't last very long, sad to say. I get sucked back into the "reality" of this world.

But then again, it creates mindfulness.

Which, personally I think, is very important.

-- Central Park through the eyes, or viewfinder of the Diana camera.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ah, New York City; vibrant, exciting, and almost crazy. After 5 months of moving here, I’d have to say I really like the change. The spontaneous move was driven by the fact that I, pretty much wasn’t doing anything well worth in Philadelphia.

What have I done recently?

- Ate at amazing, well-known restaurants. Also had my cravings satisfied for ramen noodles.
- Watch free movies at the park/pier.
- Tried to win the lotto tickets to watch Wicked, the Broadway musical, but still unsuccessful.
- Shopping (of course!)
- Chilling at the park.
- Attending Broadway at Bryant Park during lunch hour.

And many more...

My rooftop view. That's right, suckers!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

London over again

Another hot summer day in mid-August, in the midst of a heat wave. Around this time last year, I was preparing for my trip to London and Paris. To visit my three very good friends.

With two weeks to waste, and Paris in between, there were a lot of time to wander around the streets of London. Since we were staying at Elephant and Castle, we started our walking tour from down south, Southwark's Borough Market and all along the Thames River to the Millennium Bridge.

My little mischief with a graphic art in front of the Tate Modern Collection Museum.

Trafalgar Square, watching the Olympics.

I want to go to Cyprus.

Canary Wharf, the business district of London.

Not-so-tiny man and woman statue.

We, then took a little boat cruise from Canary Wharf to Tower of London.

The city hall that took after a human's thumb.

One of the must-have's for me whenever I go to London.
1) Fish and Chips

Hmmmm. I don't know what I want.

I know what I'm getting!

Oh my, so many choices

2) South Kensington Creperie.

Gotta have my crepes.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I read somewhere that you can now post via email or mobile. I decided to try with my gmail account.
So this is a test. More like second test. As for the first one, I typed a long, and nice, post with pictures. and sent it via my email.
But it disappeared right after I sent it. No trace on the drafts, sent mail or trash.
So here goes the second testing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

As I am sitting here at the consultant help desk, working on my weekly overnight shift at the computer lab at school, procrastinating on the ample of work that needs to be completed, I thought, why not blog!

School's been monotonous.
Life is generally the same.
Still looking for a job in the banking industry. (Right now, tough luck. I know right!)
But still, my mind wonders of the possibility of me traveling again.
Maybe this time to Spain. Madrid and Barcelona. Or maybe to Amsterdam for Sensation Black first, then off to Madrid then Barcelona, then Ibiza Island. Sounds like a plan.
Probably next summer. That is if I get a job and have saved enough cash to spend it again.

..Ok back to reality..
Working the overnight shift gives me ample time to browse the World Wide Web.
And my good, and one of my closest friends just started a side business of her own. By selling jewelries. *clap clap!*
Dashing Dunes is its name. Pretty pretty accessories.

Lotsa fancy accessories to go for a nice outing or party.
Speaking of parties, I've been hiding out from parties around Philadelphia. Maybe its the weather, maybe its the stress or maybe I just don't feel like partying much anymore.
I remember when I first got back from Japan, and went out with a few friends, most bars and clubs have to close by 2am. I wasn't used to it at all.
Japan clubs open till 7am, probably because they want to match the train schedule.
We would take the last train into Tokyo city center, party until 6am.
2am was the time we only started drinking and in Philly, 2am you have to leave.
What irony.

Back ---> to Tokyo.
We went for Nagisa music festival in April at Odaiba (the man-made island), next to the Fuji Television tower.
It was a 12pm-9pm event with different music genre ranging from House, Techno, Trance, Reggae, Chill-out and many more.
I have to say, one of my best I've been so far. Great times.

Ageha was another club that is a must-visit.
The ultimate club in Tokyo. Probably the biggest in Tokyo. Located near Shinkiba Station.

At Odaiba for the Nagisa Music Festival.

Me and Mr. Corona. And the party crew.

At Ageha. My friend, Nancy, laying on the train's seat at 7am.

I think I was a lil drunk that night. Eating some katsudon after a long night of partying.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

And now, presenting Spring.

Spring time.
Spring is here.
But that means more rain as well.
Oh well. Nothing beats the cool weather where your hair doesn't freeze up nor will it create static when you comb it. Also your make up will remain flawless for hours,... I mean hours, without sweating or frozen.

I just realized I don't take enough pictures around Philadelphia. Home to me for 3 years. Instead I take tons of pictures of Japan, home to me for ... 5 months ?

As I am [still] blogging about my Japan times. I've already been to places such as London, Paris, Boston, Germany, Switzerland, Prague, Rome, Toronto and Niagara Falls [ since Japan ].
I know. Bad bad me. Doing my very best to catch up in the cyberspace world.

Well back to Japan, spring time.
That means Sakuras, O-Hanami, Cherry Blossoms.
Very very beautiful picture. As I walk around the park in Tokyo [Yoyogi-Koen] I feel like I'm in a romantic movie, only to be hunted down by a serial killer after that.
Here are some reminiscing pictures of Yoyogi-koen, Tokyo, Japan during the O-Hanami [Cherry Blossom festival].
(click on the pictures for a better view).

Thats my friend, Anthony whom I hung out a lot while I was in Japan, wearing my sunglasses that looks weird on him.

My other few friends whom I hung out a lot with.

Some of the Temple University, Japan campus crew.

The second week of cherry blossoms blooming, I went back to the same park with my friends again.
Even prettier as the sakura petals were falling and scattered romantic, pink sakura petals all over the park grounds.

My weird friends on the 2nd picture, and random group of people on the 3rd.

Some other people at the park. Parents with their child playing, best friends laying on sakura petals chatting.