Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Great City of Singapore!

If I were to choose between nature and city, there's no doubt, I'd always pick nature to spend my 5-day vacation. But sometimes, majority wins. 

And there I was, marvelling the beauty of Singapore's busy city. Everything and everyone is fast-moving, transportation is efficient, roaming around even at wee hours is relatively safe, towering buildings are beautifully designed. All I wanted our city in PH to be is in full view as if I'm looking at the future (atleast in my imagination).

Singapore is a small country, nevertheless, it showcases a wide range of attractions, entertainment, malls, and themeparks to its tourists.

Start wandering within your reach.. and go directly to Plaza Singapura where you can find Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the eye in the sky, and the city skyscrapers at the background. Then walk around the Gardens by the Bay, visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest and when it's time to refuel, there are restaurants where you can find good food at Clarke Quey.

Universal Studios is one of the main attractions, almost all visitors include this themepark on their list when coming here. You should expect, though, that outdoor rides could immediately stop its operation  on a cloudy weather and rainshower.

A bit early, we decided to try out Transformer's 4D ride at Sci-fi city. First of, we didn't expect the super long line as well as how super realistic it was. A thrilling, heartpumping experience! My friends beside me cried their hearts out, one pressed her hands so hard, my arms becomes red after the 15min ride. 
I was able to manage my fear of being in an eclosed, crowded room for almost an hour too. I felt so relieved when it was finally done!

And when you already explored the small world of USS, stroll around Resort's World or go treat your eyes with some cool illusions at Trick Eye Museum just outside USS.

I could have tried riding a luge back in Bukidnon a few years ago but upon looking at the steep slopes, I didn't dared to try. In Sentosa's promo board, it says "Once is never enough!" And when we tried the first time, it really wasn't enough! We went back up for another round, I want one more but we ran out of time! 
Had we had enough time, we could've set our feet to Sentosa's beach too! When I go back, I'll definitely spend more time here just for the luge and beach! ;)

Cross the border when you can, Malaysia is just hours away via bus. The closest you can go for a daytour is Legoland and Hello Kitty town.. 
So, where to next? 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Retreat Letters

I was cleaning out my drawer when I found some bunch of retreat letters from my senior year in college. It's a tradition that you give positive messages to your friends going on retreat. We often refer to it as Palanca Letter. We somehow need it to emotionally prepare us during the days of reflection and spiritual retreat.

The ones I saw were more of 'thank you' letters written during one of our activities in St Paul Retreat House in Baguio City. We were given peices of paper to write what we want to say to each of the participants and I'm sharing with you some of their thoughts towards me that made my day.. feel free to read on! :)

There were days when I think about going back to school.. but only if these same people were there too..

We don't see each other as often as we did anymore, most of them either had their own families or enjoying their careers overseas, but they'll always be in my thoughts and prayers and the once in a bluemoon reunion to catch up is way better than never!

T'was cool being part of this circle and I'm proud of these gals.

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