All around Denmark

For two years, I’ve been wandering Denmark as much as I can together with my cousins and newly found friends. This country has so much to offer to everyone. Say historical castles, breathtaking fjords, home of legos-Legoland, water parks, gigantic statues, legendary vikings, and home of the world-famous fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen often referred as H.C. Andersen in Scandinavia . To give you some ideas, well he’s just the one who wrote the remarkable “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “Thumbelina” and a lot more.

Here are some of my travels around Denmark. I’m only posting most of the popular destination and cities of the country.

Kolding, Denmark:

A quite city with both fjords and subnormal beaches, plus the old castles.

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An enthralling town sheathed with snow.

Copenhagen, Denmark 

The capital city, where the royal family lives in a palace. The most popular tourist attraction here is th  iconic “The Little Mermaid” statue by the sea. There are also a few numbers of magical castles with mystical huge gardens in the city which is accessible for tourist.

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Princess Ariel-from The Little Mermaid with her subordinates 🙂

Århus, Denmark:

The second largest city next to Copenhagen. It offers historical museums and an articulate set of arts.

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Odense, Denmark:

The third largest city and the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen. We had the chance to see his childhood house and his museum, we felt that we’ve been part of his story for a short while.

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Ribe, Denmark :

Has one of the tallest tower in an old church, where you can see the whole city and the neighboring town.

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Esbjerg, Denmark: 

The place of the famous big four white statues that’s called “Man Meets The Sea”.

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Blåvand, Denmark:

Place for beach lovers and solemn cottages. This is one of the favorite places to go on summer.

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Vejle, Denmark:

The architecture in this city is very rewarding. The concept is outstanding so as the fjords.

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Skagen, Denmark: 

This place is considered as one of the ends of the earth.  This place is famous for its great scenery and rich history.

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At one of the ends of the earth 😀

Råbjerg Mile, Denmark:

The desert area in Denmark. Who have thought this cold country has a special desert hiding in one place?

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Frederikshavn, Denmark:

This town is known for fishing and industrial harbors.

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Carrot-Mango Smoothie

A smoothie that will start your day in a very healthy good way 💕

Ingredients:
  • 3 pcs medium carrots (peeled, sliced thinly or grated)
  • 1 cup pureed mango (or 1 riped mango)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Ice cube
Procedure:
  1. Put everything in a blender and blend for a minute or until it’s smooth enough.
  2. Add more honey if you want a sweeter smoothie.
  3. Serve cold and enjoy 😊

Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Gremolata

This healthy recipe is perfect for winter! If you want it creamy you just simply add cream of your choice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

• 1 head of cauliflower (cut into florets)

• 2 potatoes (quartered)

• 1 onion (chopped)

• 5 cups of chicken broth

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 2 bagels crumbled(or any choice of bread)

• 6 strips of bacon (cut into pieces)

• 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese (grated)

• 1/2 cup Parsley (chopped)

• 1 tbsp lemon zest

• 1 tbsp of oil

Procedure:

  1. In a medium heat put oil in a dutch pan.
  1. Sauté onion with salt and pepper until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and cauliflower mixed for a minute.
  3. Pour on the chicken broth and bring to boil then lower the heat and cover the pan and cook for 35-40 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup to make it smooth. Add salt if desire.
  5. Serve the soup with gremolata on top!

Gremolata:

  1. In a cold frying pan lined the pieces of bacon and put it on a medium heat. Fry until crispy then transfer it on a plate with paper towel to absorb oil.
  2. In the same pan, put the crumbled bread and toss it for 2 minutes or more until golden brown. (I used black russian bagels to add color to the soup)
  3. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and removed the pan from heat.
  4. In a bowl put the bread-parmesan mixture, together with the bacon and fresh lemon zest. Toss everything.

TIP: If you want the soup to be creamier add a cup of cream! Enjoy!!! 😊

self evaluation

I’d like to think to myself that I am a type of person who has a strong persona that whatever circumstances I might encounter, I believe that I can get through it, but it’s inevitable that sometimes things are too much for you to handle whatever effort you tried to exert just to make it bearable.

In times you feel alone and unwanted and too much thinking going on your mind, what do you want to do? where do you wanna go? Do you want to call friends and enjoy yourselves? or you prefer to be alone? go for a walk, run or just sit somewhere quite? Me, I’d like to be alone in any quite places most preferably something to do with nature and play mellow music on my headset.

Hello 30 💕

And just like that! -I am finally 30! Big number huh!? I remember way back time that I cannot imagine how is myself doing at this age. What am I doing exactly? I guess the safest way to answer this question is “I am enjoying life!”

By this age, I expect myself to be more matured and to have a broad scope of what life is. I should be more opinionated, positive and yet still a happy human being despite any uncertain circumstances I might faced. Perhaps, try to listen more about what other people think yet still holds your ground on what you think is the right thing to do.

Relatives, friends and acquaintances might bug you always the question of “When are you getting married?” Which at some point I find it annoying. I feel like they’re adding more peer pressure on your shoulder that burdens you even more. Why would I forced myself into something that I am not fond of? If it’ll come then keep it coming!

Loosen up being impulsive, like i see scissors then I’ll decided to cut my hair and have bangs and most likely regret it later. Save myself from “ON SALE” for dresses or any items I don’t need. I have this tendency of buying this just because it’s on sale even though I don’t necessarily need it.

For my 30s I hope to travel and explore more. Feel what life really means. I hope to get fit too and live in a healthier way. Minimize stress. Cheers 30! 🥂

How to Get to Cheltenham Badlands from Toronto by Bus

Do you want to have a glimpse of planet Mars on Earth? Then don’t miss this chance! The Cheltenham Badlands which is located in Caledon, Ontario is now open to public viewing again after 3 years. It was closed way back year 2015 for conservation because the Badlands were “damaged” it’s formation because of the tourist stepping on it. Now, the Cheltenham Badlands is being fenced by the authorities to prevent any deformity or damages from the people who comes over to see the beauty of little grand canyon of Caledon.

In my opinion, it is best to visit the site during autumn because the place is surrounded by trees, so the fall foliage adds as a great backdrop on your photos and you’ll appreciate more the beauty and colors of nature. ☺️

So how can we go there by bus from Toronto? Here’s what my friends and I did. And hey! Don’t forget to bring your Presto card it will save you some pennies. 😉 At Union Station in downtown take a GO bus 31F going to Georgetown and drop off at Mount Pleasant GO stop which will take you around 1hr and 5min ride. From this stop their is no public transportation going to the site so the only options you got is to take Uber, Lyft or Taxi. We took Uber and it cost us $22 which is not bad, because we split fares anyway. The view you will see on the road before the site is already rewarding, and way much better on the Cheltenham Badlands itself, so you can never complain 💕 I guarantee this trip is a great weekend getaway with your friends which won’t cost you so much and a great opportunity to take a lot of pictures as you can! So try this and let me know how’s your experience 💕

Broken Trust

My opinion goes like this – “It is more easy to fix a broken heart, than a broken trust” you don’t have to agree with this thought but that’s how I find it.

I understand why some people has huge trust issues. You have this feeling to the people you endow your trust with, that things can’t be any worst. Then suddenly everything got out of hand. In a way you even questioned yourself how did it end up like that? What happened along the way? What part did I missed? The so thought strong and happy moments, eventually puzzled into a big chaotic mess and you just don’t know where to start to make it in one complete piece again. You think it’s possible? Probably you can, but it will never the same as before–at least to me.

I may sound utterly bitter or in despair of the word “trust” and yes! Right this instant that’s how I am. I thought if I had cried it all out, I will be fine the next day but I wasn’t and then more days get by. I probably was hurt awfully.

I just keep on reminiscing the good times so I can shield the good memories that was shared. I’ll hold up onto those laughters and smiles until I’ll get over it and maybe revive slowly some of the trust I gave. I just hope it won’t take me too much time.

Prison Playbook Review

I find this korean drama funny at the same time, giving me chills on some episodes. I never thought I would end up liking it, to the point of me having the “this will be my last episode syndrome” every night LOL and since I am a fan of baseball, I didn’t want to missed this. The thing about kdrama is they are expert in making the viewers cringe for the next episode that you’re trying to ignore but you just can’t be resist- -I’m a proof to that! So here’s what I thought why you should watch the series:

1. Je-Hyeok and Jon-Hoo’s Friendship

Their bromance (brotherly love) is totally to the nth level! They set the bar high for their friendship. They had been friends since grade school and play baseball together, but a car accident made them went their separate ways. Je-Hyeok pursue baseball even he had an injury from the accident and become the best pitcher in Korea while Jon-Hoo went to school and pursue different things and excel from it.

The two meet again when Je-Hyeok was sentenced for a year of imprisonment due to aggravated assault when he tried to save his sister from a rapist, where Jon-Hoo is a correctional officer.Jon-Hoo is the one who protects Je-Hyeok from the crooks who take advantage of him inside the prison.

2. Reminds me of Prison Break

This drama also reminds me of the popular american series Prison Break, though the plot is completely different, the prison place looks like the same, the prison cells, the exercise area, the crooks and the prison life brings me back to some of Michael Scofield struggles inside the prison.

3. Renewing Oneself

It’s true that most of the person inside the prison did commit real crime, but some are not. There are people who we’re wrongly accused, some are paid to commit the crimes of others and some are manipulated to the crime they didn’t do. Yet, there are people who tries to renew their self and repent from the crimes they committed

4. Interesting Inmates 

Je-Hyeok has different interesting inmates, one is Kaist-the smart and sort of the engineer of their cell, he was convicted of gambling scam. Min-Chul a former popular gangster but he has a good heart, he is sentenced to 25 years due to murder, now serving his sentence sincerely. Valjean a young thief and found a father figure by Min-Chul. Doctor Go a manager from a big company that was paid to be in prison to take charge of the money embezzlement case filed against  the company. Han-yang a young rich person who is a drug addict and experiencing a withdrawal while in prison. Captain Yoo he is wrongly accused by murder when one of his teammate died by assault. Young-Cheol a young person that comes and out to prison because of his money loans.

These people makes the drama funny and exciting when their brotherhood is being challenged. They might have misunderstanding and some betrayals in between yet they always manage to settle it  and help each other around when someone in the group is in trouble.

5. Correctional Officers

Their jobs are no joke! It is not easy being around with crooks all the time yet they have sympathy with them and treat them as human being and punish those crooks that are trying to make some trouble with other inmates. The warden is also funny yet has his own ways of dealing with the inmates and with his subordinates. He is a fan of Je-Hyeok and turned the empty greenhouse into a baseball pit for him to practice his baseball so he won’t quit playing baseball. Prison officer Paeng, a fierce guard but totally has a big heart for the inmates he has a big scar on his arm by trying to save the inmates from a fire in a prison. Prison officer Na, he is the most strict among all the officers and always follows the rules in the prison.

6. Family Matters

Wherever we are family is always there for us no matter what. In this drama there are different family situations as well from each character. Some is longing for a family and found a family inside the prison and appreciate each other. Some struggle in prison so their family will not have a hard time outside. Nevertheless, they protect their family at all cost.

7. Love Affairs

I put this on last because this drama does not concentrate on love affairs of the leads but their love story is still swooning 🙂 Je-Hyeok and his relationship with Ji-Hoo the daughter of his former coach is funny because he is a bit aloof and dense sometime, like his trying to be cool but when he is with her he is just so into her. Ji-Hoo had like Je-Hyeok even when she was young but never realized until she asked him to date him. Meanwhile Jon-Hoo ended up dating Je-hee she is the sister of Je-Hyeok, she always had a crush on him since they are young as well.

28 years

It’s been almost three decades of existing in this very intriguing world and yet there’s still a lot more things to be discovered and experienced. I often wonder of many things, full of “what if’s”. Such as the academic course I should have taken, job I should have accepted, places I should have travelled, opportunities I should have seized, events I should have celebrated, routes I should have trailed and people I should have known better.

Twenties, are said to be the most memorable age of your life, in which by these years you’re expected to had finished your degree in college, got your first proper job, building a career you want, probably can afford to get your own place to stay and perhaps starting a family of your own.

Isn’t it such a busy years? Can you still insert some time to enjoy most part of it? Or you’re just too focus on your goals? Do you even have goals? Or still figuring it out? Just like me. I don’t know, I’m having a hard time figuring out what my goal is. All I know is I don’t have a lifetime to spend, so I have to squeeze in fun in my life whenever I got a chance to do it, otherwise I will definitely make time for it. I like to travel and experience new things as long as I can afford the fares. Hahahaha! You actually don’t need much money to travel, you just need friends in the destination you want to go for you to have a free accommodation and a personal tour guide and most important- the photographer. Kind of. 😃

Some of my friends thought that I have a lot of money to spend, because I travel a bit and I always keep telling them that I don’t but they don’t believe me. What’s the point in explaining when they already have a firm beliefs on their own. Whatever, I don’t live to pleased everyone and don’t have the energy to insist to change their mind on me. As long as we don’t argue then we’re good.

After 28 years, with all the things I had experienced, still there are so many things out there that needs to be discovered. That’s my drive! Wanna hop in?

Mind Thoughts.

Why do people run away? Is it because what they are experiencing is too much for them? Well, everyone has it’s reasons that’s for sure.

I do, sometimes think of just vanishing or pop out like a bubble when sometimes I feel things are too much for me to cope. I wonder what would’ve happen if I just got away in a blink of an eye. Would it make things better or worst?

We do know that weren’t the only person suffering in different kind of circumstances, yet we thought what we’re experiencing is the worst compare to other even if it’s not, I think we always exaggerate our problems and deepened our feelings into it like it’s the end of the world. When realistically, there are more people who suffers worst compare to us, that would make us ashamed if we happen to know what they are going through.

Every single person might have different ways dealing with there problems, others might think of ending their life and just vanish like your not an important person to anyone, others may act the other way around and change their self in form of rebellion or just to get lost really.

Nevertheless, I guess we should be more opinionated on this situations and be a little bit more open to someone because whether we like it or not we need help on this matter that shouldn’t be taken for granted. We for sure will felt in denial but we should find courage into ourselves that life is worth living.

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