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On the Road: The Best of 2008!

Jason Mraz - "A Beautiful Mess"

Jason Mraz once wrote, "My home isn't about being grounded in one corner of the planet. It's about being in love and being lost in the middle of an amazing adventure, witnessing sunbursts over horizons of every time zone". Truer words have never been spoken.

Here's to the memories of all the trips and travels of 2008!


There's nothing like the joy you feel when on the road, heading off to a strange new place, either alone or with friends. I was very fortunate to have experienced that feeling so many times in 2008 - it was one of my goals of the year, and I think I really took it seriously and amazingly made it happen!

There's just something about traveling that's good for the soul - it reminds us of freedom, rekindles a wary spirit, brings imagination back to life. And being young and free and free-spirited and imaginative, I believe, is the best way to live. Which is why - you know what I'm going to say next, and however cheesy it's going to sound, I'm going to say it anyway - traveling equals living. Travel = Life. I'm not sure it's the same for everybody, but it sure is what it feels like for me, at this age, at this time in my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Another thing that's great about traveling: it makes us miss home and consequently, and quite ironically, keeps us grounded.

Onward to 2009 then, and to more traveling!

Road Trips!

Punta Fuego with the Echoes
Tagaytay with college friends
Pampanga "cultural" road trip with Edell and Mabz
Dive & Trek with Rissee and Mabz

Beaches

Boracay (with the CD team first, then with Edell, Ali and Katt)
Laiya, San Juan
Guimaras
Camiguin
Puerto Galera
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Bohol

Adventure!
Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon
Mt. Kinabalu, Malaysia

Solitary (and Free!)
Dumaguete - Siquijor

2 comments:

NADINE said...

HONORED TO BE PART OF YOUR YEARENDER, DAENE. FOR A SMALL GIRL, YOU'VE BEEN LIVING IT LARGE. ;) I MISS YOU. HOPE TO HANG OUT WITH YOU MORE OFTEN NEXT YEAR!

Daene said...

Hey Nadez! I could say the same about you (in terms of the "living it large" part, not the small girl part, hehe!). Yes to more get-togethers next year! Hey I'm watching Fall Out Boy again :)