|**photo credit: nytimes.com|
a big surprise to a lot of my friends the previous year was that i did not go back home - the philippines - for the first time in nine (9) years. i usually try to go back at least once a year but even before the year started, i already knew that i will skip this time around. yes, it was a disappointment since i always enjoy going back home but i figured i should do something different.
my very first time to travel to the west coast. even though it was only for a long weekend, i had a great time hanging out with some of my high schools friends.
|**the canals @ venice beach, california|
after seven (7) long years since my last visit, i finally managed to go to italy for the 3rd time. this time though, i took my mom with me as my mother's day present. met with aunt (my mom's sister) and her family from UK for a small family reunion.
|**statue of david by michelangelo|
as they say, what happens in vegas, stays in vegas. :)
|**ceiling lobby of aria resort & casino|
|**cirque du soleil statue @ aria resort & casino|