Jase was on the ball for reserving me! He thinks he’s the lucky one…
Tagalog Vocabulary Lesson: Bayanihan
Bayanihan ([ˌbajɐˈniːhan]) - a nation, country, town, or community working together towards a common goal.
There is no direct English translation but its etymology originated from the sense of community formed between neighbors when working together to move a family’s entire stilt house.
The Filipino people, humble, kind-natured, hospitable, and warm, will show their resilient and strong nature once again, by surviving this disaster. What is guaranteed is that Filipinos will laugh, smile, and thrive despite being pushed to the limit of devastation. Together, their sense of bayanihan will transcend any set back or disaster.
marccdancingg asked: Hello! Thanks for the follow! My name is Marc. (: just wanted to take the time out to say I love your blog and the quality of your posts! Looking forward to reading more stuff from you! (:
Hi Marc, I’m Vince! Thanks for the Tumblr love and I appreciate you taking the time to write a compliment. It takes a surprising amount of dedication to post my own material - so it makes me smile that you enjoy it. There is plenty more to read too!
I haven’t posted anything on Tumblr since August 3, 2011 and overall I have been pretty inactive. To whoever is left on my Tumblr friend list: I am back and posting again : )
This page will retain its purpose of blogging about my travels, but I will also add current personal news, special occurrences, and the good/bad that happens in life. You won’t see many reblogs on here, but more like my personal pictures and musings.
Now, I hope you are following me because I have plenty of stories to tell you guys. -Vince
[ Picture above - the week I came back from China, I was in Chinatown in San Francisco ]
My Video Post:
Just a short clip of the spicy hotpot cooking process. What’s on the menu? Brain. What kind of brain? It is sometimes best to not ask questions…To read the full culinary post with detailed pictures and descriptions, click here!
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
xiiswhoxiis asked: Oh my Lady Gaga I LOVE your blog, there's actually something to read! Who would've thought someone would actually write something for themselves on Tumblr?? Haha really though, I've been reading your adventures through China and have been laughing because everything IS SO TRUE! It's really making me miss it... I went to Beijing by myself just last year with four friends and the things you post are things similar to what my friends and I experienced (i.e meeting awesome people who you'll probably never see again, not being able to find products you need, coincidentally hearing Chinese young people using american phrases, et cetera!) I'm really enjoying your posts, and I like your Title "Mr. Wanderlust" It's really cool and relevant. How long are you staying in China? Oh, and I'm probably going to re-blog from you several times in the near future so just warning you:)
What a nice message, I am totally smiling right now. I am so glad you enjoy my Tumblr! I do make an honest effort to make my own posts. Thanks for noticing - I rarely re-blog. But feel free to re-blog my posts as freely as you would like. And I am not sure how long I will be in China…To be determined.
I want to hear more from you! Cheers and stay cute : )
My Photo Post:
There is something about window shopping in China + naked mannequins. I am sure they were just in between display setups but anyone care to explain why I always see this kind of scene? Please reference this picture post. Also, note the creepy floating arms towards the middle. Love it.
P.S. Shopping in China is any fashion-minded person’s dream. Depending where you look you can find one of a kind looks for a bargain price. More about that later!
Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
If you want happiness for an hour; take a nap. If you want happiness for a day; go fishing. If you want happiness for a month; get married. If you want happiness for a year; inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else.
jojointransit asked: hello! love the blog. how long are you living in china? and what are you doing there?
Ahoy! And thanks!! I mean…Xiexie…for the Tumblr love. It makes me smile that you enjoy it. To be honest, how long I spend in China will just happen. There is no definitive answer - whatever happens will happen!
I came to do a psychology research project regarding children affected by the earthquake (so I am studying resilience and thriving). I have also been teaching English to kids as a side job.
Pretty awesome time in China thus far : ]