Thursday, October 30, 2014

What A Charming Cow!

If you're feeling a little down today or your work is sucking the life out of you, I urge you to look at this cute cow. 

Look, he/she has bangs! Nakakaaliw! 

Happy Thursday!

*A cow we saw in Baños, Ecuador.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mac and Cheese in South America Video is Here!

Shout out to our friend Marvin Hernandez for taking the time, choosing and patiently stitching clips from our gazillion videos. Thank you!

So this was my fiancé and I's 2-month South America adventure compressed into a 6-minute visual display. I can still feel the chill!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Made It To Machu Picchu!

It was everything I hope it could be, and more. Seeing the real thing, wow, Machu Picchu, it's sublime. You'll know what I mean when you see it :)

This is our first view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku or Sun Gate for tourists that opted to hiked Inca Trail to get there.

View of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku, Peru July 2014

This is me fighting the tears lol jk.

View of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku, Peru July 2014

That's the llama and ongoing maintenance construction that will greet you on the way to the ruins. Caution: heavy foot traffic. Pakadaming tao even if it was just 8 in the morning!

Machu Picchu, Peru July 2014

And here's my holy grail in its glorious, unedited beauty.

Machu Picchu, Peru July 2014

I didn't cry. It's impossible to cry when you're surrounded by a bunch of tourists pressuring you to be over with your photo ops/personal moments/whatnots asap so they can have theirs too. They're vicious like that. I did, however, had this loony smile plastered all over my face the whole time. It was so surreal, I really have no words.

Machu Picchu, Peru July 2014

Mac&Cheese in Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu, Peru July 2014

I'm still writing down everything, trying to relive what happened so it's gonna take me quite a while to put it out here aside, of course, from being a painfully slow writer.

I don't want to say it was the greatest day of my life - although it's super close enough - since I do believe that there will be more days like this. I will strive to create more days like this. It was, however, the greatest and happiest 2 months of my life I'm not sure how can I ever top it.

I did it, WE did it!

There are days I'd still want to pinch myself. Looking at photos I couldn't believe we were really there. Sometimes I want to high five myself for a job well done because believe me it really wasn't easy. I'm not rich, I don't have a fat bank account not even parents nor relatives to support me financially.

Does that make me a stuck up jerk? I hope not. All I did was hold on to my dream and persevere. It might sound a cliché but it's true: dreams do come true if you work hard enough for it. No matter how long it takes you to dream it, believe that you can. Sooner or later it will.

Machu Picchu, Peru. July 2014