I never thought I’d be able to stretch my patience to one year of posting photos, writing casual thoughts, ramblings, whining, quoting quotes, commenting and liking. I was full of determination though when I started Beats of Pieces. However, there was something at the back of my mind telling me that this blog would die after few months as ideas in my head usually run dry. But once I sit at my computer, it’s like auto mode log in WordPress. Until I didn’t realize the calendar’s revealing new dates and hey, it’s its one year blogsarry today! Continue reading “One Year Old!”
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
– Marcel Proust
We have different ways to add zest to our lives. You may prefer a crowded bar, a romantic restaurant, a popcorn and movie at home, a weekend movie at an exquisite movie house, a drinking session with best buddies or just plain and quiet kind. Just this weekend I preferred the latter… the peaceful one.
I spent a day at Jatuchak Park in Bangkok, my favorite weekend stomping ground. The day was with high humidity but it did not stop us to use up some lavish time there. Why is this park always my favorite place to relax? Well, the photos can tell you more than my words I guess.
It is a vast park where people could take a nap under the shady trees without disturbance; one can jog around or run and exercise as there are exercise equipments installed in a certain area for free. Food is available when you need something to eat, it is quiet and clean. It is very accessible to malls and markets when you want to shop right after you take relaxation. Transportation like buses, taxis, motorcycles, and trains are easy to find.
This park is just perfect for me. The landscaping is neat and the flowers are well-maintained. Most importantly, this park is safe. Security is watchful and looks always prepared. You do not need to worry about petty crimes like stealing belongings, solicitors who just come to you and ask for something or irritating sellers…
It was a fun and perfect summer for me! Two months away from hassles and working was a great opportunity to be with my family and friends as well as a great chance to wander around the place I am missing for long. I’ve waited for the perfect time to spend great days with people I value much and it happened recently. I could not ask for more from God. He gave me more than what I have asked for: perfect health, supportive partner, healthy and graceful daughter, affectionate family and in-laws!
Perfect days for trekking, swimming and hiking offered me the best time and nature’s admirable sights…
Then my daughter and I got a trip to a famous beach in South-Eastern part of the Philippines. Much obliged to my sister-in-law’s family for the best accommodation and tour at their region’s famous beach resort. I hope to visit again one day and stay longer, discover more of what such beautiful place offers…
My relatives from distant cities had a chance to see my daughter when we visited them. It’s been a while that I haven’t visited some special people who have unconditionally helped me who I become today… I’m so glad to see my uncle and aunt adore my little girl so much… so grateful to God for sending these kind of people in my life!
I got to see some special friends too who always care about me and who were all smiles when I arrived at their place. I feel lucky to have such great and dependable people that I call friends. See you again and may the Almighty keep you capable and abundant.
Food played a big role of my happy vacation. There was never an occasion or gathering without food! I gained few pounds but it was fine with me. Filipinos love to gather and eat, eat, eat! 🙂 And now it’s time to seriously go on diet… again! 😀
Summer fun and quality time with my daughter made her shine! She got to stay in the Philippines for few months though. I had to leave dear one for a very logical reason. I’m missing you so much and I’ll see you again very soon my baby! I won’t be long… (>‿◠)✌
Baby and I had the grandest time to be with my family, nieces and nephews with lots of time partying, wandering and eating. Indeed, vacation time is family time. I wish it never ended but reality gets in the way so here I am now, back at work and back in blogosphere again.