Monday, August 29, 2011

Defining Happiness

30 August 2011
2:08 AM

JLN Novena Barat

Having a great conversation with a cab driver while heading your way home is definitely fun :) He was too friendly and shared a lot of things about Singapore :D I may not be a Singaporean but it seems that I was able to absorb the daily activities, the topics and all the things going around this nation. The housing, standard of living and so on are some of the most popular topics that people often discuss.

This blog post of mine is definitely a memorable one. It's for my 9th month here in SG :) I only have 3 months here and I'm really grateful that I was able to survive and surpass all the hindrances from the start. Thank God for everything!

Starting this blogpost right isn't quite easy actually. I am about quite doubting if I should share my thoughts here or not but It's just that at this point, my happiness is overflowing. I can't imagine that 29th of August will be far too special from what I expected to be a normal day. While blogging this, I would just like to share that I'm working 7 AM later on and I'm still up!

Why this day is so special for me? I think it is because this is the happiest day in my life. Cliche as it may sound but I just can't really explain how lucky I am to find someone who I can be happy with. It was 9 months back when I dedicated everything to work, work and work. I almost forgot that there is a need for me as well to give myself a break sometimes. Much as I wanted to elaborate it, I just want to express how I feel now, that how fairytales turned into realities. I may not be a fan of cartoons at all but it seems that our childhood desires are somehow becoming real but it's not really the exact thing that we often expect.Sometimes, it is a bit distinct but at the end of the day, what matters most is that we take the risks in making fantasies appear in the realm of true world and we are able to define happiness.

I'm running out of words now. I'm still speechless but I'm definitely grateful now.

See you in my next post.

Let's LOVE like there's no tomorrow!! :) what is important is NOW and Enjoying every moment of it.

Smarky D

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sawadee Thailand

1:12 A.M.

JLN Barat

Good Morning Singapore! Good Morning Philippines!
I'm still up because I just want to post my great desire, to travel to Bangkok this October! After Skype sessions with Rochelle, chat thru Facebook with Mersha and Nang Pau, seems that all of us are ready to go Sawadee Thailand!!! We are soo excited!!! :)

See You Soon Thailand!
See you soon Mario Maurer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Majulah Singapura! The National Day Parade 2011

11:43 PM
JLN Barat Novena Singapore

After the frenzy crowd, at last I'm here in my apartment.
The queue was pretty hilarious!!! I and girlfriends Kat and Pau need to walk and find our way to entrance and exit gates! The police is indeed strict so we need to abide with the rules. We're kinda' envious with their goodies, Majulah printed totes and umbrellas!!!!

Today was indeed a memorable day for all my friends and all the people here in Singapore.

9 August 2011 marks their 46th National Day, an annual event celebrated by Singaporeans.

Undeniably, NDP is one of the most anticipated events in Singapore's calendar since it recalls their independence, 46 years ago. From third to first world, Singapore is one of the robust economies in Asia. People from all folks and even tourists are celebrating with the S'poreans.

Red and White filled the entire atmosphere of the country today, almost all houses got their flags hanging outside their residences.

Red Shirts, White Balloons, Face Tattoos and all colors relevant to Singapore's National Day can be seen almost everywhere. Indeed it was a great day of showing pride and stability, of patriotism and unity. I must say that every single Singaporean must be proud that they are encompassed with a country considered to be one of the most developed and quoted to be the safest place in the world.

Well, I then remembered before I came here that even though you'll have your IPhone or Blackberry lost somewhere, for sure it will be returned promptly.

It simply shows that they are really disciplined and law-abiding individuals. They're passion for work and progress is really impressive.

Not only that, I really love the fact that the three races, Chinese, Malay and Indians are full force and united for one nationalistic cause! It means a lot! It's a convergence of culture and traditions but they were able to blend it into one perfect harmony!

Congratulations again for another spectacular showcase today! It was really amazing and unparalleled!!!

Majulah Singapura!!!
So shook lei!

Happy Birthday and More Birthdays to Come!!!!



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