Capturing the photo above was perfect timing. Unexpectedly, I was at the right spot at the right time. On the first day of this month, P and I drove all the way to the far side of Batangas and we got lost. Kaloka! Someone drew a map for us but it wasn't exactly clear how to get there. To make things more exciting, we were led to a long & winding road. Yup, literally. There was a whole hour wherein the only stuff that we saw were greens, trees, mountains, zig-zag road, more trees, and more mountains. We couldn't use Waze because there was NO SIGNAL ( gasp! ) and all we had was the map that was poorly drawn by a colleague of ours.
Nature was so nice to use that day. Amidst all these trees and mountains, suddenly, there was a short patch where you'd see beautiful blue skies and inviting waters. The long drive with P, being away from the city where towering buildings were replaced by trees, being embraced by the mountains and kissed by fresh air and at the same time we were close to sea, it seemed like all the stress in the world that I have with me just vanished.
You see, sometimes, you don't need to be away for an entire week. Sometimes, even a day is enough to save your sanity.Ü
My Favorite Blog This Month: Marie's Travels. ( www.mariestravels.com )
Marie ( lovely girl ) is from Scandinavia and you'd guess from the name of her blog that she loves to travel. I found myself reading a lot about Barcelona because of one of her posts. She has a lot of amazing stuff to share from the places she has been to, so make sure to give her some blogger love after this.
What I'm Reading
I'm still reading Ron Rash's Serena. Read more from my Carpe Diem - March post. I kind of got stuck with this book because I have not had that much extra time to read :(
What I'm Watching
3 Idiots is my feel good movie last month. It's now in my top 10 favorite films of all time. There isn't much production value but it has its charming Bollywood elements + powerful & touching messages about friendship, love, education, living, and excellence that will make your heart smile especially if you're going through a tough time. Ihave been bugging P to look for one of the songs used in 3 Idiots. It's called Zoobi Doobi and it will be my new P ringtone.Ü [ Read about the plot here. ]
What I'm Eating + Drinking
I'm still on Sexy Chef's SexyDelicious meal program — am writing about it one of these days. Promise!
Will you find it weird if I tell you that I'm having this milk phase right now?
What's Making Me Smile Right Now
One of my super good friends, my brother from another mother, got married last 03-MAY. I am genuinely happy for him because I know that him finding the girl of his dreams was fated. They have a great love story to share to their future kids and grandchildren & I'm glad to have witnessed this love story of theirs.
This month has been busy but I sure am glad to have started May right. The change of scenery was helpful, an appropriate distraction. I felt recharged.Ü As for you my lovelies, I hope you find time for some R & R even if it were for just a day or two. Things can get crazy even at home, right? So give yourself some extra love this weekend or the day after tomorrow and do an "I will re-charge" activity. Do you have something in mind already?Ü ☮..Peace + ❥_Love + Good Vibes. RUSS.