Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jose Rizal Travels: Litomerice

Up on escapecapades.com: A trip to the cozy little town of Litomerice, a few kilometers off Prague, one of the places in Europe where Jose Rizal lived. This is also where he met his life-long friend, Ferdinand Blumentritt. Click on the link for the full story.


View of the town square from the Tourist Information Center's viewing tower

 Enjoy the time travel, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

How to use jealousy to your advantage


To deal with jealousy, or any negative emotion for that matter, you always need to look inwards. My personal mantra in life is that I should never blame other people for what I am feeling, especially if it's a negative emotion. Remember that famous quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission", you just need to replace the word "inferior" with all the other negative word or feeling or emotion you are experiencing, and there you have it -- the answer on how to deal with all your negative feelings.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DIY: Framed Sunflowers

I just got back home last weekend. And while still jet-lagged, I managed to finish framing and mounting my dried sunflowers that I brought back from France with extra-special care and painstaking effort.

My freshly framed dried sunflowers

Click and scroll for the whole DIY story...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A la ferme

One of the highlights of our first week in France was at a farm called Ducazaux. It was a good place for our daughter to see some farm animals, walk in their mini-forest trails where you can see some fox holes and birds nests. They also have some play areas and a small café and souvenir shop.

The entrance to the farm

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

St. Jean de Luz and Biarritz, France

Up on escapecapades.com: this year's visit to the Pays Basque in France ...


with an added review on a Michelin starred restaurant.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Mood: The Sunny Sunflowers

We chanced upon some sunflowers growing in the wild on the road side. My mother-in-law made a bouquet with a bunch of other wild flowers. It's so pretty.

We have just arrived in France this weekend. On the road from Toulouse to my in-laws' place, we were greeted by the smiliest, sunniest blooms of rows and never-ending rows of sunflowers. Scroll down for your viewing pleasure...


Monday, July 18, 2016