It’s not about how, why or when I love you. I just do. Thank you for making me feel extra loved and cared for on my birthday! To my family and relatives; to the best “siblings and sisters” outside those of my own - @lizabarrios_ @gonggeemin @trinitymj1 @sherwinpelayo; to my best friends - @bluepetal70 @christinemaliksi @volleyblue9 @ulacakes; to my CWT family with special shout out to the BA team and sweet @spamplong; to friends who took effort to create collages @sarz49 @itsharrycorro @fierceaphrodite; to ever-loving @awesomeampy and @maluaristorenas and the almost 400+ greeters in FB, Twitter, LinkedIn and private messages. “Thank you” will never be enough but know that you are remembered and appreciated for making my ❤️swell! #CountYourBlessings #Birthday #2014 (at Year 38)
Some random guy and a funny story: @bluepetal70 and I were visiting Duomo Cathedral in #Florence and this dude walked up to me and asked where I’m from. I quipped, “why don’t you guess?!” He started “dissecting” Asia - Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam until he was exhausted and asked for a photo. Right before we left him and his friends, he made one last lame attempt and shouted, “I love Japan!” And this, is exactly one of the reasons why I just love, truly love #ThePhilippines ❤️ #TrueStory (at Florence, Italy )
No other moment in my world like this. I met Ketut Liyer whose character was featured in “Eat, Pray, Love.” #2010
"Very good life line, not too long, not too short. You can live 100 years (smiling). Very good brain line. Very clever. You are influential. When you say something, people listen. You fight for good. You are good person. Very good heart line but you are sometimes impatient. Don’t cry. Don’t worry. Don’t know what time but I say you will marry soon. Two lines, two men in your life. If you marry the bad man, don’t be sad..don’t cry. You can marry again. I see handsome man, good man. If you marry good man, your marriage is for life. You can choose any job and you will be successful. You will be rich. When you are rich, please remember Ketut.
"I check your back now for kind of flower. You have LOTUS flower. Very, very good. You attract all positive energy from universe. You have very strong energy. Happy to meet you!"
He said quite a lot but those were my personal faves. Right before leaving, he asked if he can see our photo. I showed one to him and he said,
"You are very pretty. Ketut is old.Very ugly."
I didn’t want to say the trivial “goodbye” to Ketut so I said,
"No Ketut, beauty is right here…"(and pointed at his heart.) I left him with a big smile right before he said his infamous, "See you later, aligator!"
Ketut’s grandaughter didn’t allow him to appear as himself in the movie because of his age and condition.
Overwhelming. #Ubud and #Bali #Indonesia
I will NEVER forget that day.
(at Where I’ve Been )
You redefine the future with a perspective. You don’t fall in love. You stay in love. You don’t dream for something you don’t have. You celebrate what you were given. You don’t ask for a better half to complete you. You have to be complete on your own. You don’t owe anyone any explanation. You just live. You don’t just exist. You make a difference. You don’t just follow. You challenge the ordinary and take the lead.
Where happiness is at stake, you do everything your heart tells you and never regret that choice.
You take a leap, you hope for the best and you say, “I only live once so to hell with others’ expectations.” #PersonalThoughts (at Oxford Street)
I hope you fall in love with someone who tells you he misses you when you’re rows apart in the same aircraft; or someone who holds your hand when you walk in the park. I hope you fall in love with someone who says “It’s okay,” when you forget to pick up an errand for him; someone who never forgets that you still like getting handwritten letters. I hope you fall in love with someone who sends you a random text to show that you’re remembered; someone who’ll never walk ahead or behind you. I hope you fall in love with someone who shamelessly kisses you in the rain. I hope you fall in love with someone who “smears your lipstick, not your mascara.”
I hope you fall in love with someone who doesn’t necessarily makes you his whole life - just his favorite part.
I hope I fall in love with that kind of “someone” over and over and over again, then forever. 😍 #Someday #MaybeSoon