Philippines 2014

Who would have thought that we are actually going to the Philippines this year again?

Well, we actually made it as a surprise visit.  We gave my family 2 weeks  notice that we are going to arrive at the end March of 2014. At first my mom’s reaction was like “seriously?!!” then told her to check her email so she can see our flight tickets so she would believe.

My dad even called me and asked once again asked if we are really going home again, they just cant believe it. I love hearing them being shocked and excited at the same time. It just makes me want go home as soon as possible.

It is kinda nice to surprise everyone about the trip. They kinda panicked because of course they have to arrange everything for us, but of course its more of the excitement.

With my side,  I am also excited and happy that I can go home after a year. It’s expensive but no one can actually replace the euphoria that im feeling knowing that im going back home for another ultimate vacation. In the future, I can look back at those memories and share my amazing story to everyone.

 

Flying high with KLM

Flying high with KLM

 

21st of March 2014

The Netherlands: Zaanse Schans (2nd visit)

Visiting Zaanse Schans for the second time.

I still find this place very nice. I find it amusing to be able to get near to the famous Dutch windmills and learn their history. From what I learned, every windmill have its own name. The dutchies are naming their mills according to the purpose or something that means a lot for them, which I think is cool.

Finally, we are now on time when visiting Zaanse Schans. We were early and we have the chance to roam around and see all of the attractions.

Weather at this time was kinda preferable, it’s still cold (like always) but at least no rain which is a win!

This is the time where we were able to see how the clogs were made. Its kinda cool how they made those wooden shoes.

We also went to the cheese store and tasted like all kinds of cheese that Holland can actually offer.

We also went inside a windmill and see how the mill works,  plus we can also buy the nice cinnamon candy and cookies like the speculaas.

 

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14th of February 2014

The Netherlands: Artis Zoo

Who would have thought that Amsterdam have a zoo?  Well in the busy city of Amsterdam, Artis Zoo is also one of the main attractions that you can do in Amsterdam. The zoo is spacious and somehow the animals are well taken care of. There’s an ongoing maintenance during our visit, so we were not able to see all of the attractions, but with enough space and animals to see, you wouldn’t even bother of not seeing the ones that are missing. What I love about the zoo, there are sea lions and you can see them swimming around through the glass. I also love their butterfly house. Butterflies flies freely and you can actually touch them.

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6th of November 2013

Playstation 4

Neither of us, me and my bf were thinking of getting or pre-ordering the Playstation 4. So upon the release of this console,  we realized that we would actually want to have one for ourselves.

So here’s the challenge- get the Playstation 4 on the spot/ on the release date. It was not that actually easy. Gamers during this time would not be very happy to sell their own pre-ordered Playstation because they actually waited for months or years before they can actually grab the console.

We went to different stores,  called the stores and searched the internet. After several attempts of random calls, we finally found somebody who is selling their ps4 and it is kinda pricy. 😦

Returning home with smiles on our faces, we could not wait to open the box and play with it.

Playstation 4: I love it!

The only thing that I think that the Ps4 misses is that they still dont have that much games available for their platform and the gamers shall wait for the next months for the release.

But as far as I am playing with PS4, I love it!

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29th of November 2013

 

 

The Netherlands: Eindhoven

Another big city in the Netherlands.

I like how pretty the city center is, it looks very spacious and modern. The buildings are different from the normal ones. It is well developed.

We havent roam that much in the city at that time because of the weather. It is almost starting to rain. But I am happy to visit the place since I haven’t been there before. Nice shopping center by the way! 🙂

 

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12th of October 2013