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Roma Pride

No hate. Just love. 

Found ourselves in Roma Pride during our second day in Rome, it wasn’t planned but it made our trip more memorable and fun. Something that was completely out of our itinerary. We enjoyed being surrounded by happy bunch of people with the Colosseo in the background! What made it even more exciting is that our organization was one of the delegations and we’ve met some colleagues who invited us to join the parade. Happy days!

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#neverforget 9/11

I could still remember the day when these horrendous attacks hit the United States of America. I was 13 years old and was playing with my cousins when I saw the breaking news on the television. I was confused on what is happening to the world as I watched the twin towers burn and fall down. It’s like watching a movie in real life. My family was also worried  since my eldest brother and his family were about to move and migrate to US soon that time. Since then, I became interested in world’s current events, I even watched all documentaries in Nat. Geo about 9/11 (almost!).

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Gallery: #MAgreaterthan28

It was my first time to celebrate my birthday with a party in Dubai after almost five years of living in the city. I usually tend to just fly out of the country and celebrate it elsewhere, but this time I chose to celebrate it with the people who have been there for me since the day I arrived here in UAE.

Thank you to all the people who came to my #MAgreaterthan28 party held night of August 5, 2016. I appreciate all your efforts!

Special thanks to my friends (Fantastic 8) and family who helped me with all the party preparations!

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My Airbnb in Los Angeles

I had a one-night stay in Los Angeles with no friends around so I booked a hotel room right away to secure my stay. But of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without any surprise! Just a week before my US-trip I received notification from the hotel that my reservation was cancelled (oh-no!). I was so lazy to re-book a room (seriously, this is the part I hate most when planning a trip) until I’ve completely forgotten it and only remembered the day before I flew to Los Angeles. I immediately grabbed my phone and checked the hotels around LA but since it’s a last-minute booking, prices were insanely high! Good thing there’s Airbnb! It’s my first time to use it and had no idea how it works but I just tried and found this very artsy room in Downtown LA. The price was almost similar to a 2-star hotel but what made me decide to book this room was to try something different.

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9 Reasons Why Traveling Alone Helps You

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Exactly a year ago, I challenged myself to go on a solo-trip in Europe. I consider it a brave move as I always depend my decision onto others. But I got tired of holding-back my plans because others just can’t come with me. It ain’t easy and I was hesitant at first until I realized that it is something that I have been wanting to do and I can no longer wait to make my dreams turn to reality. And I finally did it last year! Traveling alone is totally liberating and completely rewarding. Indeed a life-changing experience.

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It’s #FinallyNañasca

One of the reasons why I went home last August was to attend a very special occasion for a couple who is very close to me. Neil, a friend of mine for almost 15 years now and Hanna, his ex-girlfriend who turned out to be my girlfriend (just our friendly term of endearment) too, have tied the knot two days before my 27th birthday. They are so special that I could not say no despite all the difficulties just to be home for their wedding. I even had to fight with the Department of Foreign Affairs here in Abu Dhabi just to extend my passport and POEA to release my OEC so that I could go home, but I made it!

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