Last December 30, 2015, we went to Bali, Indonesia! :)
Haha. Just kidding. We actually went to Cintai Corito's Garden to celebrate my dad's birthday.
It was a lovely experience. I really did feel like I was in Bali. The place is serene. The staff is very accommodating. The ambiance is comforting. The air is fresh. Come here if you would like a getaway from the fast paced and smog filled city. It is surely a great place to go if you want to relax and can't afford yet to go to Indonesia and the likes.
Just listen to what their website said: "Feel revitalized instantly as we cocoon you in a haven of restful tranquility. The 18 villas at our resort accommodation in Batangas are amply equipped to be pleasing to the senses, from the clean, plush beds to the tasteful yet unobtrusive decor. These exclusive spaces are complemented by select conveniences that will envelope you in blissful satisfaction: a restaurant, bar, playground, 2 pavilions for various events, and 4 swimming pools of different sizes. Located in Sitio Pandayan, Cintai Corito’s Garden is truly a peerless retreat in Batangas." (If you want to know about their rates and availability, you can find them here."
Below are of some of the photos I took from the resort.
"From the chandelieeeer. From the chandelieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer. Sorry. I just had to. haha"
"One fine day, it'll be your turn. You will leave homes, cities, and countries to pursue grander ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers, and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections. You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high, and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away. And it will be scary at first. But, what I hope you'll find in the end is that in leaving, you don't just find love, adventure, or freedom. More than anything, you find you."
These words are not mine, I just found them on social media without proper credit. If any of you know who said these words, kindly inform me, for I have been inspired by that someone.
2015 is almost over. I'm getting older. Next year, I'm about to take a huge leap of faith. Next year, I'm finally going to focus on my passions and pursue my ambitions. I want to grow old without regrets of not knowing what could have been. It's going to take a lot of courage and hard work, but I know that I can do it. Hopefully, someday I can inspire other people too.
*I spent a different kind of Christmas this year. I spent it with men and women who are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country. Men and women whose definition of "Merry" Christmas is knowing that their families and other Filipino families are safe in their homes this Christmas and enjoying great food and beautiful Christmas carols. This is the most humble noche buena I've ever had. After a quick feast, back to work. Did you have a well spent Christmas too? :)
*To end my quick post, I'm leaving you with my cover of "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas". I love Christmas songs, but who doesn't right? *wink
I'm trying Polyvore out. I know, it took me years to finally realize that I could use Polyvore to make outfit sets. I used to just draw what I would want to wear, this time, I'm going to make these sets. Plus! I'm going to share them with everyone, in case you like my kind of personal style. *fingers crossed that you do* *wink*
My thoughts for the day: I dream of being free. I dream of living in a society wherein no one would judge me based solely on the clothes I wear, the music I listen to, the food I eat, the places I go to, and the friends I choose. I dream of looking forward to each and every tomorrow. I dream of loving immensely and being loved just as much. I dream of having absolutely no limitations. I dream of not having the insecurities I have now. I dream of being able to consider my own happiness first. I dream of being me without all the restrictions imposed by the people around me...and my own self.
(I spent last few weekends with my family and friends. Ever since I started working, I realized how much valuable time is. Living away from your family and friends, and rarely getting rest days or holiday offs, makes you realize just how quickly time slips away. I am often wishing for more. Back when I was in college, I used to think there's so much time for everything. I believe I wasted much of the time I have here on earth on random unimportant things. The realizations came late, but I'm making sure I don't waste any more of it. I'm going to spend as much time as I can with my loved ones. I'm going to explore the world and myself. I'm going to focus my energy on things I love and things I'm good at, so that I could make the most of whatever talent I have. I'm going to erase the limitations that I imposed on myself and start reaching for my dreams. I'm going to stop trying to please everybody, especially the ones who don't really matter. I'm going to start believing in myself more.)