New York City Day 2: Food, Ferry, Downtown

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Our second day in New York City was such a memorable one. We had delicious food from pastrami sandwiches to falafel and so much more. Despite the rain in the evening that left us stranded in the New York City Public Library and at Grand …

Recovering from Tooth Extraction, Ouch!

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I’m currently recovering from a recent almost-emergency tooth extraction. We were in New York two weeks ago and my lower left molar started hurting. Apparently, there was a vertical crack in my tooth and my dentist says that the my filling from my previous dental …

Hey, We’re Back From New York!

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We just got back from New York and I didn’t have the chance to blog during our 1 1/2 week vacation. I’m sorry for disappearing for a while. We just had so much fun with friends and family and did so many things that we …

Travel Photography is Tricky and Here’s Why

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Yes, travel photography is tricky! I just recently came across this great travel and fashion blog called “Hidden Gems” and frankly, I’m a little bit jealous or maybe envious but also a happy. I’m happy that there are great resources there for travel information and …

50 of My Favorite American Pop Standards

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As I write this, I’m currently listening to some American Pop Standards that lift the heart and never fail to put me in a great mood. Since I was in my pre-teens and teenage years, I’ve always been called an old soul. For some inexplicable …

6 Tips to Strengthen Your Passion for Learning

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Yes, you do have the passion for learning! You browsed the Internet looking for answers to some questions and for some odd reason, you landed here. Most of us have the passion for learning but I feel that it is not as “loud” sometimes. We …

Monterey: Another California City I Absolutely Loved

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Monterey, California has a charming seaside town vibe that is very different from those beach towns in Southern California. Monterey is a coastal city¬†with a population of about 28,000. Spending some time in Monterey, you can see that it is a tourist destination and rightfully …