Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I have decided to move back to Spain in July - in a little over 8 months. That is the timeframe I am giving myself.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Já está uma equipa da AMI no pais para ajudar o povo afectado por o tufão Haiyan. Também podem ajudar eles para o desenvolvimento de esta missão.
#typhoonHaiyan #Haiyan #Tufão #Filipinas
Lets stop bickering, judging, and complaining about each other, our president and our governments, etc.
So, sure we hate our government, but while we complain about them we also embarass ourselves to the world because we can’t even stand by our leaders and be united as a people during a time of tragedy.
And before reposting any information, kindly verify facts as to not misinform people and further promulgate hate on social media.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Cabra is Spanish for the word goat.
A couple of months ago “Eres madrileño si (You are a Madrileño if)…” was trending on Twitter. It completely cracked me up when I saw one tweet referencing the cabra in the Plaza Mayor. You are a Madrileño if you know exactly what I’m talking about without having to look at the photo. Anyway, the tweet goes…
#EresMadrileñoSi te dan ganas de pegarle a esta cabra porque te ha asustado más de una vez.
It says, “you are a Madrileño, if you feel like hitting the goat in the Plaza Mayor for scaring you more than once.” No one really hit the goat, and I don’t think anyone intends to. It’s just that no one really understood what it does, it just stood there and made clacking sounds. However, it does have a tendency to creep up on people.
I heard recently that the cabra is one of the street’s top earners. The kids seem to love it and it seems to attract a lot of attention. Also, I must admit, the plaza mayor seems empty when this little one is not around.
PS: Damn, I miss Madrid.
(Madrid, Spain, 2013)
Sunday, September 29, 2013
make-it-happen-elena asked: Hi Aby! I'm Elena and came across your tumblr page! I enjoyed it alot. Are you still in Spain? I'm thinking of studying spanish there next year! Hope to hear from you soon!
I’m sorry I haven’t replied to this sooner, work has been quite busy. I’m back in Manila, and have been back since May.
I see you are thinking about studying in Spain, I say you should go do it, it will be worth it.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Knowing the chaos and the commotion that goes on below, I would not want to live here. But, this is truly great, it must be amazing to wake up to the grandness that is the Trevi Fountain every single day.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
"I Made It To Fátima"
In June of 2012, we went on a roadtrip with a whole bunch of people across Portugal. Several towns were visited along the way, but Fátima was the final destination. The journey was quite nice but I didn’t really feel the solemnity of it all, being a journey to 5 towns as opposed to a pilgrimage. We also did not have enough time to pray, hear mass and do other spiritual deeds
In February 2013, I decided to fly to Lisbon alone solely to visit Fátima, again. I took a bus from Sete Rios station and was dropped off in the main bus station of the town—only a couple of steps away from Santuario. I had two and a half hours in the town, which was enough for mass, prayers and even a meal. I would highly recommend that you do it this way and skip the tour groups. Fátima is not that difficult to get to.
And if you can’t make it to Fátima, at all, you can always stream the celebrations here.
(Fátima, Portugal, 2013)
Friday, September 13, 2013
A view of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Fatima from the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity.
(Fátima, Portugal, 2013)
I got this in the mail today, what a cute interpretation of the iconic Tram 28.
I’ve been collecting postcards from around the world for nearly 4 years now. This is my third from Lisbon, but hey, Lisbon will always excite!
Most of the time I know when people are about to send me something, but this came as a surprise.
This really made my day.
(Manila, Philippines, 2013)