Thoughts on my Siem Reap Travel.

No serious tips or advice here.  And no review whatsoever.   Just thoughts.

the towers of the Angkor Wat


prasat kravan


ta phrom
when nature takes its course > ta phrom
ta keo
  1. I love the weather! It was first week of December when I visited and temperature was just right.  Not too hot nor cold!
  2. I love riding the tuk-tuk (since the weather is perfect).  I enjoyed the ride over the greeneries we passed on the way to the temples.  I love how I can stretch my legs after the long walks around the temple.
  3. The temples were overwhelming! Angkor Wat was magnificent  but Ta Prohm, Bantay Srei and Bayon didn’t disappoint.  They are unique on their own.  They speaks history!  One could marvel on every carving,  panel, crevice and just be lost for hours.  There are sections that becomes eerie  but hey, they are more than a hundred year old.  So I guess, this is expected.
bantay srei


4.  I noticed over a hundred statues without head. I called them Headless Nick!


4.  Just like any other tourist destination, everyone is there! Every color, size and shape.

5The people are friendly. My tuk-tuk driver, who was with me the 4 days I was there, the hotel receptionist, even those at the market.  Just be aware of scammers (#9).

6.  I love their mangoes and pineapples.

7.  No, i didn’t sample anything exotic (the bugs and/or insects cost USD1 at the market and USD 0.50 just for taking pictures). I regarded my safety and my sensitive stomach first than sampling them.

8.  I was scammed by a local.  He was gracious, sociable (talked about Manny Pacquiao when he learned I came from the Philippines)  and offered to take my pics.  When I told him I had enough (3 to 5 pics), he was asking for a specific sum.  Ha, and I just  thought he was just being friendly!  Yep, I gave him what I thought is just enough.


9.  While immersed on the temples, stop to rest , and give your legs a break. You’ll thank yourself for this the morning after.


This road trip.


Unlike the others that’s often rowdy and full of loud music, this was silent.  Especially when all what’s ahead are blue skies and some patches of white clouds.  Looking ahead was much easier.  She was silent after I asked her what will change her mind.  She smiled. And looked far beyond.  A few minutes after and no single word uttered.  It seems she went straight into an abyss and has no plans of breaking out.  Not even a scream to let others know.

Heartbreak.  It does that to you.

I pressed for an answer.  I was curious of what was going on on her mind.  What made her decide that any relationship is not worthy to be risked for again?  How can someone hurt another so much they decide that they had enough?

I guess I will never know her answer. Maybe because I saw how her world collided after.  How tears were always present on her cheeks.  How her life went from happy to uncertain.

On another road trip, I will ask again.  Hopefully, I’ll get an answer.  Or an explanation what or who will change her mind.






Tan lines.

The tan lines overlapped from the last beach outing.  And my brown skin became browner.

I never cared when I was here.  I was just happy, calm.  I was breathing.  I was under the bright blue sky over the clear but blue waters.  It was simple indulgence.

I can do this over and over again.  Anytime.  No questions asked.



Thunderbird Resorts and Casino, Poro Point, La Union.  September 10, 2016





To you.

imageMany had asked when will it be my time
To walk down the aisle
In something white

I told them you are running a bit late
And is fixing something to be right
And things didn’t go my way too

But I believe you are on your way
Of course you are
And we will have our own sweet time

And until then I’ll rock this pink gown
And create a vivid picture on my mind
That someday soon you’ll be the one at the altar
And I am wearing white!.

Summer and Blues.

How can summers

Be as beautiful

And yet be as



This expanse of blue


Of laughters and promises




And of these ever greens

Remains hopeful

Even if

The rain start to fall


How can summers

Be as lonesome

And yet be as




“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”
** Irish Blessings quotes

– taken at #Tulipmania #Flower Dome, #Gardens By the Bay, #Singapore, May 1, 2014

In transit.

I was spring cleaning the IPad and found this. Maybe a selfie(!) or someone took it for me, I can’t remember. I also can’t remember where it was taken at first but the date being June 29, 2013 helped me remember that this was the day of the latest trip to SG. But this trip, unlike the other trips, was a test of my emotional state that time. It’s as if I was slowly crossing an unknown territory and yet is afraid to know what I’ll find out.

As they says this picture speaks a thousand words. I may only see some sadness or fear here. I may even feel it just looking at it but what’s more important now is I left SG then with some hope that I’ll be okay and that the heart will definitely heal.