Archive for September, 2009
What makes an Ugly American ugly? Is it the timbre of our voices? Or the way we travel in herds? Or is it (as we suspect) our love of sweatpants, baseball caps, and yes, fanny packs, no matter the occasion or place? While it can sometimes seem that the world has fallen victim to a sort of sartorial globalization, where jeans are welcome anytime, anywhere, the truth is-of course-more nuanced. What works in surprisingly laid-back Singapore will be greeted with looks of horror on the streets (or in the boardrooms) of Paris. And ladies, while you can (and should) pile on the gold and jewels in Greece, quirky and stripped-down is the way to go in Germany. So here are the rules on looking not just appropriate but actually stylish around the globe, whether you’re in a meeting, At a party:, or just walking outdoors. Plus: Tips on how to wear a head scarf, what to pack for safari, and how to play European for a day. Ugly American? Fuhgeddaboudit.
I had a wonderful birthday today. I spent most of my time inHyde Park and at the Kensington Palace Gardens. I spent all day walking around the park. It was very peaceful and the weather was so nice. A little bit sunny with a cool breeze. I can say that this is my peaceful birthday ever and that how I wanted it to be. I was surrounded by many squirrels and birds in the park. I just contemplated on life and I
thought to myself that I am very blessed that I get to travel and do what I love to do. God has been so good to me. Aside from many challenges and stress that life brought me, that is nothing compare to how many blessings I have received. This is the second time I spent mybirthday outside the States and honestly, I did missed my family on my birthday. I really cannot complain though. I really had a nice
birthday celebration given by my friends and family before I left for Europe. Tonight, I spend my night with my cousin and her friends hanging out in a Pub. Quiet honestly, I have never been in a English Pub and I can say is that I did have a great time and it was nice meeting new friends.
Tomorrow, I am heading to Liverpool to meet my other cousin. Another exciting place to travel. I can’t wait to get there. I will be traveling by High Speed Virgin Train. I love the train ride. I wish we have this kind of train in the West Coast especially from Phoenix. Well, it’s time to hit the sack now. Another new chapter will begin tomorrow. I will be posting lots of photos and I hope you guys will enjoy them. I am very honored to share a piece of my world and experience my travel through my camera lens.
Woohoo. The 3G on my iPhone is working perfectly thanks to the O2 network Bolt Ons. Just got it activated today. My GPS is working beatifully too. I need to put this baby on a wringer. I’m heading to Central London at this moment and I’m currently on the Tube. Let see how good their network is.