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    New York

    The Statue of Liberty

    A visit of a lifetime. 

    An experience that will linger forever. 

    She is not only iconic. She is quintessential. 

    The embodiment of burning desire for freedom, liberty and especially friendship among nations.  

    I dare say she is the most American we know of and contrary to popular belief. Yes… she is actually an Immigrant herself. A Mademoiselle.

    She was given as a gift from the French people (not by the government) and was built in France. Marking the centennial celebration and a gesture of colossal friendship between the two great nations. She was then reassembled from pieces once her ship docked and her pedestal ready in New York. 

    Her name was originally “Liberty Enlightening the World”. 

    You can say she is a cousin of the Eiffel Tower. She was designed by the French Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  Continue Reading

  • New York

    New York in 5 Days

    I can’t believe how time flies. It was just like yesterday when I was dreaming about New York and see the Statue of Liberty. When they said, be careful what you…

  • South Korea

    Soul Searching in Seoul 2018

    I’ve always wanted to say that.  I never had a chance until now. Let me say this again.  I’ve been soul searching in Seoul.  Excuse my childish enthusiasm and silliness.  South…

  • Philippines

    El Nido, Palawan + Underground River 2018

    I’ve been listening to a lot of Classical lately. It started from my fascination with “Comptine d’un autre été: L’après-midi” by French composer Yann Tiersen. The title of the song translates…

  • Illinois United States

    Shedd Aquarium

    Our last trip in Chicago may be quick but it is something that both of us will never forget. Two days we spent there felt like a week. If they said…

  • Illinois United States

    Navy Pier + Centennial Wheel

    Happy to be back in Chicago. This place feels like home to us. Maybe because my husband’s parents came from this city (my husband have been here for gazillion times) and…