HOW TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS OF YOURSELF

Everyone these days has some kind of social media account, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so many platforms loaded with selfies.

There’s definitely an art creating a good selfie, I’ve been part of some disastrous selfies where half of my head is cut off, lighting is off, I look old than my age, the angle is not right. It is difficult to be both behind the camera and in front of the camera.

You need a lot of patience and not worrying about being silly in taking your own photos. Don’t mind people staring at you ūüôā Once you master the techniques you will be fine in taking your own photos.

For people who are curios and just want to know some tips on taking perfect pictures of myself here are my secrets:

1.TURN AROUND

Turning your back from the camera is hard to mess up. You can make weird faces and be silly, but your photo will still come out perfect.

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When using this technique you should use a tripod and remote or rest your camera on a ledge somewhere and use the self timer.

2. SELF-TIMER

The best and simplest way of taking a photo of yourself is using a self-timer on your camera or phone. If you’re using this method you will need a tripod or a flat even surface that will hold your camera steady. You could rest your camera on posts, boulders, table top, fence or the hood of the car.

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3. ADD MOVEMENT

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Setting your camera to continuous mode and then adding movement will look your photos smooth and natural.

You can do this add movement by:

  • Walking
  • Touching your hair or your hat
  • Raising your arms
  • Twirling

4. DON’T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE CAMERA

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Tilting your head away slightly will give your features depth. I like this pose. It add up a bit of drama and mystique. 

5. KNOW YOUR ANGLES

We all have a better side to our face for pictures. The best way to do this is to take a look at your favorite pictures of yourself and try to spot the pattern. Do you like certain angles best? Do you like certain ways you smile? Try to remember them and replicate them for next time!

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The easiest way to do is to bend your knees when sitting to add element of dimension to your photos or rest your foot up against the wall.

6. WEAR A HAT

This is one of my favorite accessories when taking photos of myself. I love hats and I always bring my hat/s with me when I travel. Wearing a hat will add texture and playfulness to your look.

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7. PROP IT UP

Using this technique you will feel more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

Here are some of prop ideas:

  • Cup of coffee / travel mug
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Flowers / Plants
  • Balloons
  • Umbrella
  • Hat

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8. WEAR A DRESS ( or SKIRT)

Wearing a dress for photo shoot are great. You feel less self-conscious about your body appears in the photos and you feel quite girly too.

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9. AND LASTLY, HAVE FUN, SMILE AND ENJOY!

If you like my photos, follow me on Instagram @wanderlustfreespirit

 

P.S. My partner travel with me all the time but he is not my official photographer. When I asked him to take photos of me it would be a¬†disaster hehe.. if not blurry my eyes are closed. So who takes my¬†photos simply it’s me. I just use a flat surface to mount my camera and set the timer. While tripod come with many benefits that allow you to get clear, sharp images, sometimes carrying¬†around can actually be a hindrance. It just depends on you, your preferred style and your shooting habits.

 

 

 

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COZY UP WITH DOGGIES AND COFFEE

Bacolod’s first dog pet cafe has quietly existed without many knowing. The pet cafe has been in operation for more than a year now. I’ve never knew about it until I heard from a friend. I got so excited that after a visit from the animal shelter I head down to Furkids Grooming & Cafe.

If you’re more of a dog lover then this is a place you don’t want to miss. The place is located in Shop 10A Triangle Island Plaza Mall B.S. Aquino Drive Bacolod City.

Stepping into the cafe made me fall in love with ¬†their furbabies. They are all so cute and adorable. Some greeted me with a gentle bark, a gentle lick on my legs ūüôā a tap of a little paw on my back. You can play with them, hug them, take pictures and take a selfie with them ūüôā I promise you will definitely enjoy it.

The cafe serves food and drinks ranging from sodas, fruit shakes and iced tea at a very minimal price. Food is serve outside the cafe, the main reason for this is because the smells of the food stimulates their dogs playful mode. All their dogs are well-trained so meaning they have their own food as a treats for their positive reinforcement. According to research that positive reinforcement training of dogs is much more effective and ultimately successful than training involving dominance and punishment.

The staff here are very friendly, accommodating and approachable. They are very welcoming to answering all your questions regarding the pets.

The cafe is very clean, neat and well organised. The place smells good, no hint of any doggy smell inside. All the dogs are well-groomed by their owner. They have their grooming shop right beside the cafe. So you know that they are all well taken care.

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MAKE SURE TO READ THE RULES AS YOU ENTER THE CAFE.

 The cafe is open everyday except Thursday from 10AM to 7PM.

MEET THE CUTE  FURBABIES

SKY is a big Labrador. He is very gentle and sweet to everyone inside the room. Sky is a well-trained dog. He follows his master’s instructions. Labrador breed has an expected life span of 10 to 15 years and is a very enthusiastic, devoted and happy dog that makes him a precious pet.

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YURI the Border Collie. She has been sleeping when I came to the cafe. I wasn’t able to play with her that much. The Border Collie is considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in sheepdogs trials and dog sports. They are often cited as the most intelligent of all domesticated dogs.

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EMBER, the Siberian Husky. Ember is a very playful dog. She never run out of energy. Siberian Husky does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor he is overlay suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. Indeed, the free-spirited Siberian Husky is usually good-natured with everyone. He is also very playful, athletic, agile and light on his feet. Be aware that this athletic, intelligent dog can be independent and challenging for first-time dog owners.

ZOEY the fluffy Chow Chow. She is simply contented and relaxed sitting on top of the table but she is the most adorable and cute that all you wanted to do is¬†to hug and bring her home ūüôā She likes going round and round on top of the table that makes her more cute and adorable. grr… I just wanted to squeeze her ūüôā

This breed of dog has many strong loyal bonds with family and friend, but Chow Chow is usually overlay protective of one or two family members. It is in the breed’s nature to be quiet and well-behaved, but it is also resistant to training. Chow Chow become stubborn and attach to certain individuals, as they age. This is why training them when they are puppies is so crucial because they gain respect for those who care for them.

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SCARLET is a Cocker Spaniel. She is very sweet, happy, gentle and playful. This kind of dog is very friendly and peaceful with strangers and other animals, though there is timidity and excessive submissiveness in some lines. Cocker Spaniels are very responsive to persuasive, cheerful obedience training that includes praise and food rewards.

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¬†MAMBA, the¬†Sheltie.¬†She is the most energetic as well among the dogs. She cannot just sit in and do nothing. This kind of dog is unhappy when left for long periods of time without companionship. Most Shelties have a soft, sweet temperament. They’re peaceful with other animals and polite with everyone, though typically reserved and sometimes timid with strangers. They need more socialization than many other breeds.

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MARGAUX the Toy Poodle. She is a darling :). Poodles are renowned for a playful but dignified personality and keen intelligence. The Poodle is no snob. These are people-friendly dogs who want to stay close to their families-they get lonely when left by themselves for long periods and are always up for a good game.

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BELLA the Shih Tzu the toy dog breed. Bella is a sweet little girl contented sleeping in the corner or just walk around the play room. She is very affectionate, happy, outgoing housed who loves nothing more than to follow her people inside the playroom. The Shih Tzu is known to be a lover, not a hunter.

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ROLLER¬†the Pomeranian¬†“the little dog who thinks he can” is compact, active and obedience. Pomeranians weigh about five pounds but this small dogs have personalities of something a lot larger. They are curious dogs, alert and interested in everything that is going around them. They bark often to let you know that someone is walking by. They love to be the center of attention, and have known to behave mischievously in order to get attention they crave.¬†

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Then they have Gabby the Germane Shepherd, Duches the Dachshund and Mochica the Jack Russel but I wasn’t able to take them pictures :(. Kids were so busy playing with them. But next time around, I will take their pictures.

They have a grooming salon right beside their cafe. They have a lot to offer from dog food to other sort of products and accessories for your furbabies.

I truly enjoyed my wonderful day with these wonderful fur babies. I will definitely comeback anytime soon. ūüôā

What about you? Would you want to pet and pay them a visit as well? They are waiting for you. ūüôā

CANVAS BAG FOR A CAUSE

FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES

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Thank you for your generous support!

Canvas bag for only Php350.00 (USD8.00)

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MEET BUDDY THE CAT VERSION OF HACHIKO

I know you already heard of Hachicko the faithful dog. A very famous dog where he has his own statue next to Shibuya Train Station in Tokyo where everyday hundreds of people have their photographed taken with him.

Dogs get all the praise for being loving, loyal and constant companions, but it’s about time that cats get some credit too. Cats may not show it as often, but cats respect and love their owners too.

Just like “BUDDY” the cat I’ve met during my stay in Holland Village Singapore. I really don’t know his real name but I call him Buddy because his been my constant companion in the ¬†Holland Park.

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He is not that famous as Bone Bone the fluffy cat from Thailand who gained lot of attentions and followers in the instagram but Buddy is a special kitten too. Why I said so?

  • ¬†He likes being pet.

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  • He is a very affectionate kitten and very loyal to his master.
  • Everyday, he would sit down on the bench in the park while waiting for his human to return from work.

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Everytme I passed by in the park, I see to it that I gave some of my time to Buddy to cuddle and pet him. We developed a special bond together.  There were times  he would purr and meow and lay on my lap for me to pet him and it made me feel really loved.

Cats ¬†indeed are very loyal creatures too, however whether they are faithful or loyal to their owners does also depends on cat’s personality, living situation, and the bond that they have with their humans but for the most part cats are known to form a strong attachments with their humans.

Getting loyalty or faithfulness from a cat requires giving it first. If you take some time to give your time and create a daily routine for the cat, show genuine interest and give them affection. Cat seeks out to give you attention in return, or ask for your affection as the cat will come to enjoy your time spent together. Whether the cat follows you or sit nearby to keep a watchful eye on you, you can rest assured that you and your cat have a bond that will last just like BUDDY and I.

With my short stay in Singapore, I developed a special bond with Buddy, it was hard to say goodbye to him when it was time for me to go back to the Philippines. Buddy is a special friend but I know we will see each other again ūüôā

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If by chance you’re able to pass by in the Holland Village Park try to give some of your time and pet Buddy, he would like it and love you FURVER ūüôā

DEAR TRAVEL BUDDY

Dear Travel Buddy,

It’s been four years we’ve travelled together and I just wanted you to know that I have so much fun being with you than travelling by myself because you are:

The one who always there to ask me if anything was wrong.IMG_1339

The one who never get tired of  listening to me.

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 The one who stayed up late with me just to talk about  random shit.

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The one who taught me new things and help me conquer my fear of riding the roller coaster.

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 The one who laughed at my bad jokes.

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The one who did things, just for me.

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The one who took  blurred photos of me haha.

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The one who understands me even when I am bratty ūüôā

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The one who will help me finish my food when I can’t able to eat it by myself.

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The one who will walk with me even if you are tired and decides to keep on walking with me.

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The one who supports and encourages me in my passion for photography.

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The one who remembers the star-gazing in the Sahara desert.

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The one who get lost with me when we don’t know where we are going ūüôā

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Thank you my love for being my travel partner FOREVER.

LESSONS WE NEED TO LEARN FROM ANIMALS

Animals teach us so many beautiful things in life and in ourselves. They teach us how to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return. Their love is one of a kind, genuine and true. From the animals we’ve met on the sidewalk, in the park, in the animal shelter they teach us valuable lessons in life. Giving our little time to interact with them wherever we are, we can take away valuable knowledge that we can not always learn from our fellow humans.

Here are some important things they can teach us:

FORGIVENESS and COMPASSION –¬†¬†Animals are full of compassion, empathy and love. They have the ability to forgive us even if we make mistakes when dealing with them. No matter what kind of treatment they experiences, they don’t hold grudges nor complained. Their trust might have been damaged but their ability to forgive remains intact.

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Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10.
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In the end only kindness matters.
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Be kind to every KIND.

WORK AND HELP ONE ANOTHER –¬†Animals work together, they work as a team, “one for all, all for one” that is how they work. No one is left, and no one carries all the weight while others just taking their time sitting or looking around. With this simple act they teach us how to value one another. We should work together instead of competing with each other.

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Hey bud, follow us.

FOLLOW YOUR PATH IN LIFE NO MATTER WHAT РBe like the animals in the wilderness, run freely into the wind, fly and soar no matter what the consequences might be. When we find our path, we not be afraid. We need to have enough courage to make mistakes.

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Do what you love.

LISTEN MORE AND TALK LESS – Animals have a distinctive behaviour in communicating with one another. Just like the dolphins they communicate with one another via high-pitched whistling noises, and each makes a distinctive sound that other dolphins can immediately recognise. ¬†As the maxim goes ” The Quieter You Become The More You Can Hear”. ¬†So why not listen to another person first and not always talking, in fact this can be very beneficial in our relationships towards each other.

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Listen mom!
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Exercise! I though you said extra fries ūüôā

BE SILLY¬†and PLAYFUL –¬†Animals are tend to have a silly and very playful personalities. They have a very laid back personalities and teach us to have a little fun in life every once in a while. They jump and hop around, rubbing their bodies against us, licking our feet when they want little attention. Just like the animals we must learn to embrace our inner child and make life again. Being playful makes us more creative, open-minded and have a positive outlook towards life. ¬†Just be crazy and have fun!

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Peek-a-boo!
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Silly horse ūüôā
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Hop ¬†like a bunny ūüôā

ACCEPTANCE¬†–¬†Animals don’t worry about their physical appearance. I’ve seen one-eyed kittens, three legged-dogs yet they are happy as the way they are. They don’t complain nor compare themselves to other animals. While us humans we try to compare and compete with one another. Acceptance is the best way for us to be happy and enjoy life. There is no end to possible number of comparisons. There will be also be something or someone-else to focus on.

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Love yourself.

UNITY¬†– Animals unite and having each other’s back when it comes to survival. Animals who stick together are less likely to become the victim of predators. What have we learned from this? As humans we should set aside our differences instead we should unite and work together and focused on what we all have in common.

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Don’t worry bud, I got your back.
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Happiness is being with my friends. 

What about you, what have animals taught your during your life so far? I would love to hear from you.

BACOLODIAT FESTIVAL – KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!

BACOLODIAT ¬†FESTIVAL is Bacolod’s Chinese New Year ways of celebrating the festivity. The name coined from “Bacolod” and “Laodiat”, which means celebration in Chinese. Locals and tourists alike gather together to witness the grand celebrations in the city. Colorful lanterns displayed all over the place which are the most prominent features that you would likely to see in the streets, restaurants , houses and other establishments.

What is Kung Hei Fat Choi means? In our own understanding it means Happy New Year but in Chinese, this is not exactly the right translation in English. Kung Hei Fat Choi is ” May Prosperity Be With You” or “Congratulations and wishing you prosperity”.

The main highlight of the festival are the dragon dance and the lion dance. It have been indispensable to Chinese festivals since ancient times and become a symbol of Chinese culture.

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What Does A Dragon Symbolise?

Dragon is a symbol of China, and is an important part of Chinese culture. Chinese dragons symbolise wisdom, power and wealth, and they  believed to bring good luck to people.

People celebrate Chinese New Year for two main reasons:

  • To celebrate a year of handwork, have a good rest, and relax with family
  • To wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year

Chinese New Year is a time wherein Chinese families get together, sit around round tables and enjoy the food and family time wherein the New Year’s Eve dinner is called ‘reunion dinner”, and ¬†believed to be the most important meal of the year.

Streets, buildings and houses are decorated with red. Why RED? Red is the main color for the festival, as it is believed to be an auspicious color. Red lanterns hang in the streets wherein people from all walks of life pose and smile for picture. Red couplets pasted on doors; banks and officials buildings are decorated with red New Year pictures depicting images of prosperity.

2017 is the year of rooster; decorations related to roosters will be commonly seen.

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In Chinese New Year the most common gifts are red envelopes or hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese to pass on best wishes. The red envelopes have money in, and are given to children and (retired) seniors. In Chinese traditions it is not proper to give red envelopes to (working) adults, except by employers. Putting money inside the red envelopes expected to give more happiness and blessings on the receivers. Hence, it is impolite to open red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you. Those who received a red envelope  wished another safe and peaceful year.

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Chinese There are certain food that must be eaten during Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning. The most common Chinese New Year foods are:

FISH¬†to increase PROSPERITY. In Chinese the word fish ( Yu / yoo) sounds like “surplus”. ¬†Chinese people are known for being thrifty. They like to have a surplus at the end of the year, because they believed that if they have managed to save something at the end of the year, then they can make more in the next year.

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CHINESE DUMPLINGS РWEALTH .  According to Chinese legend that the more dumplings you eat during the New Year celebrations, the more money you can make in the New Year. Eating dumplings at the Spring Festival is said to bring good fortune financially, as dumplings look like gots, the currency used in old times. Dumplings are made of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped in a thin and elastic dough skin. Popular fillings are minced pork, diced shrimp, fish, ground chicken, beef and vegetables. They can be cooked by boiling, steaming, frying or baking.

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SPRING ROLLS РWEALTH. Spring rolls are usually eaten during the Spring Festival in mainland China, hence the name. Eating spring rolls are in a way to welcome the arrival of spring. The golden cylindrical-shaped rolls represent gold bars Рwhich symbolise wealth.

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GLUTINOUS RICE CAKE – HIGHER INCOME OR POSITION. Niangao (nyen-gaoww / ‘year cake’) is popular dessert eaten during Chinese New Year. It was originally used as an offering in ritual ceremonies before it gradually became a Spring Festival food. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘ year high’, which symbolises a higher income, a higher place, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Chinese New Year period.

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SWEET RICE BALLS РFAMILY TOGETHERNESS. The pronunciation and round shape of tangyuan or sweet rice balls are associated with reunion and being together. That is why they favoured by the Chinese during the New Year celebrations.

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LONGEVITY NOODLES-HAPPINESS AND LONGEVITY. Symbolise a wish for longevity. Their length and unsecured preparation are also symbolic of the eaters life. They are longer than normal noodles and uncut, either fried and served on a plate, or boiled and served in a bowl with their broth.

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TANGERINES AND ORANGES РFULLNESS AND WEALTH. Eating and displaying tangerines and oranges is believed to bring good luck. They are selected as they are particularly round and golden in color, symbolising fullness and wealth.

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XINNIAN HAO or HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WHY COUPLES NEED TO TRAVEL TOGETHER.

“HOME IS WHENEVER I AM WITH YOU.”

Traveling together expands your horizon, builds a strong and better relationship that is able to build lasting memories that will remain forever in your heart. It keeps the love alive always.

Develop Mutual Respect and Understanding With Each Other. As you travel together you learn to treat your partner with respect, value your partner opinion, learn to consult with your partner before making decisions, able to compromise and negotiate with your partner about important issues.

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Learn To Adjust Without Any Conditions. As you travel together you learn to adjust and compromise with each other without any condition. You see and embrace the core of the other, your partner’s innate personality and worldview. When both partners are aware of their personal boundaries, committed to communicate openly, negotiate willingly, compromise and make adjustments, you can build a strong relationship in which unconditional love develops and grow more satisfying over time.

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Able To Laugh Together.¬†You able to turn complicated things into something funny and learned to laugh at it. Moments of shared laughter are potent for a relationship. It brings a couples closer together. One study found that shared laughter was “positively associated with global evaluation of relationship quality” – in short, couples who spent time laughing together were more likely to enjoy strong positive relationships.

Keeping The Love Alive. As you travel together, you able to express deeply your love to your partner. It is always your honeymoon stage. Walking in the beach hand in hand, while out in public shouting to the world that you’re proud to be with your partner. ¬†Kissing under the gazillion stars in the desert. Couples ¬†who travel together became more romantic.

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Learn To Appreciate and Embrace Life More. Being able to travel together, your horizon widened as your knowledge broadened. It pushes you to come out of your comfort zones which help you to become a better person and embraced life as you learn to value and appreciate each other more than what you have in life.

You Became Best of Friends. My partner is my best travel buddy and my best friend. We share common interests, to travel and explore the world as long as we can. We both like to learn and expand our knowledge by travelling. Travelling with my partner strengthen the bond I have with him that allows me to discover more things about him and appreciate his love and care for me. My safety is his number one priority every time we travel. He is my number one protector and my best friend who will always there for me. img_1789

We will continue to travel and explore the world together as long as we can. Cheers to many more adventures together!!!

WANT TO EARN MONEY WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD, QUESTION IS HOW?

 

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Most of us would like to travel the world but afraid to do so because of this kind of reasoning and thinking¬†” I HAVE NO MONEY”,¬†” I AM NOT RICH, I CAN NOT AFFORD TO TRAVEL.” I am fully aware that we need to have money to travel but do we really need to be rich to travel the world? Absolutely NOT!

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When I started my travel journey with my partner in 2012, I met travellers along the road who were able to travel spontaneously without worrying and some even quit their jobs. Question is¬†how they were able to make money and sustain their travel lifestyle? With thorough reading, researched and interacting with travellers I’ve met along the way, I was able to compile some of their useful tips on how to earn money while travelling abroad.

HERE ARE THE LIST OF BEST TRAVEL JOBS TO MAKE MONEY TRAVELLING:

  • Teach English Abroad – Teaching English Abroad is one of the most common ways to earn money. Many companies hire fluent English-speaking speaker to work full-time or part-time.

***You can teach English in Thailand  which is very in demand***

In Thailand, you’re qualified to teach English if you’re a native speaker and have a degree from a four-year university, plus a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Languages) or TESOL certificate ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). A master’s degree, preferably in education, is compulsory to teach at the university level. Teaching English in Thailand without a degree isn’t really possible. If you don’t have a TEFL certification and want to avoid getting one, you can still teach in Thailand as volunteer.

http://www.volunteeringsolutions.com ( The last way for the first time traveler and experienced adventurers alike to explore Thailand ).

Most teachers start around 30,000 Thai Baht per month (about $1,000 USD) which is a comfortably salary.

  • Be A Travel Photographer – Working in this area are very abundant as long as you are willing to work hard and diversify your skills. There are many ways to make a living with travel photography but the first step is to get out into the world and shoot. If you like photography and if you ¬†are good at it why not give it a try. ¬†Try to offer your services to companies in travel and tourism industries in exchange for a free accommodation. Offer some photography workshop classes and teach people basic and different techniques in taking photos.

http://www.jobmonkey.com

  • Sell Your Photos – One way of earning is by selling your travel photos. ¬†Share your work online¬†¬†for exposure if you are just starting out.

 Sites to sell your photos online

  • Work in Hostels and Hotels – Offer your services by working in hotels like a housekeeping staff, receptionist, driver ¬†in exchange for free accommodation and some free food as well which is not bad at all.

http://www.workinhostel.com

  • Work As Fruit Pickers – This is a seasonal job but very popular among backpackers. You should apply for this job before the harvest season begins

http://www.pickingjobs.com ( Seasonal Work & Harvest Job Around the World )

  • Accept Massage Therapist Service – If you are a certified massage therapist you can offer your services to clients travelling along the way or offer your services to spas and resorts giving them a cut for referring customers.

However some other countries have their own qualifications. Like such as in Ireland they are self-regulating. You can not work in Ireland as massage therapist without a work permit unless you are a European citizen.

  • Work on your own spare time BE A BLOGGER – Blogging is not easy and needs a lot of dedication and time in writing useful articles to catch the interest of your audience. ¬†Write something that you are passionate about, write from the heart. Just don’t give up it takes time. ¬†Once you create a traffic and able to attract an audience then you can start monetizing your blogs.

 

  • Work As A Virtual Assistant –If you have the skills in organising appointments, event, clerical work then offer your services doing some errand works like transcribing their recorded notes, scheduling media updates etc.

https://upwork.com

  • Work on a Cruise Ship – This is one of the most popular career¬†that allow you to travel with free food and accommodation and the most rewarding part is you¬†paid to travel and see beautiful places.

http://www.cruiseshipjob.com

  • Work as a Flight Attendant –¬†Be a flight attendant, get paid to travel. What an awesome job. ¬†One of my ambition but the dream job was never meant for me. I am not gifted with height. ūüôā

http://www.flightattendantcareer.com

Don’t wait for the money to come before you travel. It takes guts, determination, skills, passion, commitment, talent, specialised training and knowledge to make a living on your journey to travel perpetually the world.

FURMASSKARA DOG FASHION SHOW

Dogs are our link to paradise, they don’t know evil or jealousy. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden where doing nothing was not boring. It was PEACE.

MILAN KUNDERA

It is a very prestigious honour to be invited to judge a Dog Fashion Show, sponsored by Island Rescue Organisation (IRO) Bacolod Chapter, a non-profit organization composed of volunteers dedicated to helping the plight of animals  through rescue, education and advocacy.  Bacolod Dog Lovers Organization (BDLO), Community Animal Rescue Efforts ( CARE), an organization that rescue animals in need for adoption and in some cases, euthanasia of terminally ill street animals. and Wags Grooming and Pet Supplies, a pet boutique that offer quality supplies and offer  full services in grooming. It is a one-stop shop for all your pet needs, located at #54 Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, with contacts numbers (mobile) 09208136830 / 09155966096) and landline number 704-3123.

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The FurMasskara Dog Fashion Show is a doggie runway show and pet parents as they parade across the stage in their masquerade costumes  It was fun and entertaining as it sounds.

As a pet lover myself, I felt truly honoured and be a  part of this successful event.  Seeing pups walked with their pet parents made me smile. For many, raising their beloved fur baby brings them joy and gives them a sense of purpose, similar to parents raising a human child.

While our dogs may look a bit different from human children, study shows that their feelings towards us are similar. just like human children, our dogs, kittens look to their “parents” to give them feelings of security and reassurance when exploring their environment. So don’t let anyone tell you that your fur-baby is ¬†“just a dog or a kitten”; we know that your relationship is much more than that!

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What’s best on the said event is that the organizers bring awareness to the audience, pet lovers and pet parents that we must cherish our pets. Pets¬†are family! Love them unconditionally as our pets love us unconditionally. No matter how bad our day, no matter how stressful our job, ¬†and no matter how tired we are, just seeing our pet, lifts our spirit.. No matter what circumstances, you can always count on your dog to be ¬†loyal and faithful.

And to bring awareness that we must take part of this great cause to  help, adopt, and foster animals in need. As a pet  lover and truly an advocate for the cause of rescuing and  feeding stray animals, I urge everyone  to help, support and give to your local rescue, it would make an amazing difference in how many animals could helped. For those who have the money to buy extravagant gifts, instead of buying a designer bags for thousands of pesos, look somethings that costs half that pice and give the savings to your local rescue. Makes sense right?  It that happened we could significantly cut, and eventually drop the number of strays, help pet owners whose fur babies need medical care but cannot afford it, and go a long way of reminding people what is truly important.

Dogs and Kittens solely love their human. Get your pets from shelters or rescues. Let’s dive in and help!