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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 wish for. Believe them.  We spent five days…

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 Korea is one of those foreign countries that…

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 to “Nursery Rhyme of Another Summer: The Afternoon.”  Listening…

Illinois United States

Lake Michigan + Speed Boating

If you visited the city of Chicago. I know you couldn’t resist to get a glimpse of The Lake Michigan. I should warn you of its charms and like the ocean, it has its sneaky ways of pulling you.…

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 that time goes fast when you’re having fun.…

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 as for me, the closest Philippine embassy is…