Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas at the Muntinlupa City Hall

In a few hours we will be celebrating Christmas so I chose to post the photos I took of of our city hall here in Muntinlupa. The government building's Christmas theme for this year is Alice in Wonderland and it has quite become a tourist attraction as some people go there to take pictures or just admire the bright lights.

I passed by the city hall and I could not help but take some pictures.These were taken using my Nikon Coolpix L20 point and shoot camera's night mode.

Merry Christmas everyone, may we all be remember the real reason for the most wonderful time of the year.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wandering Read: The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald

I bought this book way back in high school and it intensified my wanderlust. It's pretty mind boggling for someone to travel sans the comfort and speed of airplanes but I did understand what he was going for.

 Here's a description of the book:
By the time that travel writer Jeff Greenwald hit his late thirties, he had covered more ground than Magellan, Marco Polo, and Columbus combined. But he also came to a sobering conclusion: airplanes had reduced his exotic explorations to a series of long commutes. So he set out to rediscover the mass, the gravity, and the size of the world. His mission: to circle the earth without leaving its surface.

What followed was a remarkable odyssey, as Greenwald scaled an active volcano in Guatemala, rode a rat-infested ferry across the Persian Gulf, dropped by Paul Bowles's flat unannounced, saved a baby snow leopard in Tibet, and spent his fortieth birthday marooned in the Sahara. And no matter where he found himself, he sent reports of his exploits from his ever-faithful laptop to the screens of thousands of eager Internet readers. A pilgrimage both hilarious and harrowing, insightful and wise, The Size of the World takes you on an adventure you will never forget. 

How about you, would you dare travel the world without leaving the ground?