Amazing Songkran Festival 2018

Normally we celebrate the New Year in Philippines with family & some close friends. Visiting the church and sharing food until midnight. It’s so cool that we even have a countdown from December 31 up to January 1. When you go out from your home. You’ll witness the beautiful fireworks everywhere you go. People were rejoicing that we successfully finish another year and we felt that it’s another chapter of our life. Anyway, I just want to share a different style of New Yeat which can be seen in Thailand “The Land of Smiles”.

Yesterday, I attended my 1st Songran festival which is also known as the Water Festival or Thai New Year. Me and my Thai family went to the temple as early as 7AM to pray for our loved. Visiting the Thai temple and praying is the best way to start the Songkran.

My wife let me do one of the Thai tradition in the temple where you need to shake the sticks with numbers and you can read the result of it. I got my fortune stick and checked the result. It says “I will lose a lot of things but it will be back at the right time”. I’ll be honest, it’s quite true.

We went back home at around 9:30AM. Buy a couple of food at the market for our breakfast and take a rest.

We are talking about Water Festival right! Look what we have here!

I’m super excited to experience how they celebrate this event! Let’s take it to the street!

People were waiting at the stop light while holding their water guns

Time to Start the Water Party!

ΰΈΏ15-ΰΈΏ20 baht for a full tank of my Big Gun

The Colorful Afro Gang

Good example why Thailand was called “The Land of Smiles” – Thai Officers

If I will rate my 1st Songkran experience. I will give it a 10/10, if you can see my previous post. I never give a perfect rating but this time I will.

The place is not the important thing to enjoy the Songkran festival. What really matters is to have fun and celebrate this kind of event with your loved ones. I’m so blessed that I managed to maximized my time. 😍

By the way, when we arrived at home. I noticed that my passport was missing. I just want to remind you guys, please be careful with all of your things. Don’t be careless. I’m guilty of being one. Probably, I enjoyed it so much but it shouldn’t be a reason.

Everyone knows how important our passport and we should really take care of it. I’m not expecting to get back my passport. I don’t have a contact number of the taxi driver because we didn’t use Uber or Grab. I can’t even remember the name of the taxi or even his plate number. I planned to visit the nearest police station so I can file a report.

GUESS WHAT!!!

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At around 2:40AM, we’re hearing a loud horn from a car and the doorbell kept on ringing. My wife wake me up and told me that the taxi driver went back and he gave me my passport. I’m so blessed that the Taxi driver gave so much effort just to bring back my passport. I hope every Taxi driver will just be like you. Remember the message that I get from the Temple. “I will lose a lot of things but it will be back at the right time” – It happened so quick!

Again, thank you so much. You made my Songkran so much fun and full of happiness. I will pray to God to bless you and your whole family.

Happy Songkran Thailand! We ❀ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­!

You can also check a couple of video clips of my Songkran experienced in my Youtube Channel. Just click the link;

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Thank you guys for reading my blog. I hope you can experience the Songkran Festival. God bless everyone.

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Remembering Majesty King Rama IX of Thailand: King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Had a chance to draw again after a couple of years. Remembering the King Rama IX of Thailand: King Bhumibol Adulyadej

You are such an inspiration not only for your country of Thailand but also to the whole world.

I stayed in Thailand for 4 months now and get back and forth for 3 years here in your motherland. Now I can understand why your country loves you so much. God bless Thailand.

Time to prepare for my Thai class πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­β€πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

RL Cross signing off! 😍😍😍

Wonderful Resort Of Vartika Resovilla Kuiburi

Lately, I’ve been dreaming about going to a beach or any resort. I missed walking around the shore. Listening to the peaceful and calm waves. Feeling the amazing atmosphere of our mother nature. Due to our busy schedules lately, we cannot find time to relax and get out from the busy city. We can’t even schedule our honeymoon because of the hectic schedule of my wife at work. Until one day, my wife sent me a message in Line with a screenshot of a resort named Vartika Resovilla Kuiburi. I’m shocked that she already booked a hotel and said to me “I know you want to go to the Beach so much, this is my gift for both of us”. 😍

I’m so excited and packed up all my things and there we go. On the way to the resort. We travel from Nonthaburi going to 69 Moo 5, Bornok Muang, Prachaupkhirikhan 77210 using our car. Imagine how far it is just to visit the resort. Probably it took us around 5 to 6 hours due to traffic and some stop over. It’s 290km from our home! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€

This should be as beautiful as the photos online. We gave so much effort going here and guess what? We’re right! It’s worth to travel because the resort was so beautiful and calm. We arrived and greeted with a warmth welcome. The crew who worked there were so nice and kind.

What makes this resort so special? – They welcome even our dog. What more can you ask for! 😍😍😍

I love the atmosphere of the place. – very peaceful and relaxing

Amazing decoration! Suay maak! 😍

Thanks for the welcome cake, aroi maak. πŸ˜€

Let’s go to to the beach front and the pool side! πŸ“ΈπŸ˜Ž

I’m sure all of you guys needed a place like this. Such a lovely and wonderful place.

We ordered in the restaurant around the pool and they served us a very delicious food. The crew during our whole night of stay there were so nice. Every time we order or ask for something. They will smile and greet us. They are the good example of why Thailand was called “The land of smiles”.

Night Life at Vartika Paradise πŸ˜€

I will give a 5 out of 5 rating to this resort! Highly recommended for Beach Lovers!

You can contact them using the following details below.

Phone: Tel : +66 (0) 32 820 164Mobile: +66 (0) 81 840 4268Email: rsvn@vartikakuiburi.com

Thank you for reading my blog! Till next time! πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜„

RL Cross signing off! 😎😎😎

Thailand’s Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark is the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park. It’s located at 888 Moo 8, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi, Thailand.

When you walk around the whole park, they recreated an ambiance of Amazon rainforest with a lot of attractions, live shows, meet & greet with your favorite cartoon network friends, fun activities such as water slides, surfing, swim with the waves, rafting, flowriding, etc.

Let’s come inside guys! Here we go! πŸ˜„

You can meet your favorite Cartoon Network friends. πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ

They have Live Shows and I’m sure that you guys will enjoy it. Don’t forget to bring your family or friends. It’s super fun. You can check out their schedule below or visit their website.

Swim and experience the mega wave on the man-made sea while watching at the big screen.πŸ˜ŽπŸ“Έ

Chill at your Villa while having a chit chat with your family & friends.

Play around with the bubbles πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Uh oh the Dino is looking at me πŸ˜…

At the highest slide, are you guys on the top of the world. πŸ˜‚

Feel the vibe of surfing at this area, you can also get a couple of booze at the bar while waiting for your term.

We had so much fun and memorable moments. Crazy adventure from their waterslides. I will create a new blog post for more videos and photos here at Cartoon Network.

Thank you for reading my blog. Till next time guys.

RL Cross signing off!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ“ΈπŸ˜

5 Things On How To Maximize Your Free Time

As a human being, we’re used to have a mandatory work for at least 8 hours a day as an employee or probably more. A random schedule as a businessman. In short whatever profession we do on our daily lives. We do feel burn out from our work and wants to take a break for a couple of months to refresh ourselves. Based on my personal experienced. I’ve been working for 9 straight years as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst and I decided to take a break and try to focus for some self improvement and health development.Keep Yourself Healthy

1. Eating the right type of food including vegetables & fruits. Going to the gym and exercise with your body’s full potential. You are not only gaining physically by doing this but you’re also boosting your self confidence and mentally relaxed.

2. Read a Book or Newspapers

We’re living in the world that you can just use the internet and browse whatever you want but I find it more unique and reliable to read a book and newspaper rather than using the internet. By doing this, you are enriching yourself with wisdom and knowledge.

3. Brainstorming With Yourself

Go to a very quiet place. It can be in your room, in the library or even outside with a good environment. Think very deep and start asking yourself multiple questions. Answer it with multiple ideas and don’t worry, there’s no right or wrong. Try to think about what’s your next step in life and your future plans. This will help you to get the bright idea on the path that you really want to do.

4. Practice and Create a New Skillset

As a Manual Software Tester, I tried to practice doing Automation testing during my free time because I know this can help me a lot on my job. If you love cooking, don’t stick to the normal food that you cook. You can try to cook Thai food, Mexican food or any food that you’re not used to prepare. If you’re a writer of Romance, try to write about Fiction, Comedy or Biography. All in all, there’s nothing wrong to get out from our comfort zone.

5. Travel & Learn New Things

Try to go somewhere that you’ve never try to visit before. Out of the country and try to learn their culture and tradition. It’s exciting and fun and who know you might find yourself staying there and start a new chapter of your life.

We only have 1 life, try to maximize everything that you do.

Thank you for reading my blog. Till next time.

RL Cross signing off!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ“ΈπŸ˜Ž

Boracay Island is The Real Paradise!

When we talk about places, people always ask. What is the best place for you. I will be very honest. Boracay Island is definitely the first thing that pops into my head. I can share a few things that we’ve been through during our vacation last 2 years ago.

We went to Subic at that time since there’s an event here in the Philippines that they canceled all the flight at the exact date where our flight going to Boracay was scheduled. It didn’t stopped us of course going to Boracay so we drive going to Subic from Metro Manila just to see Boracay Island. (What an effort isn’t it). πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž

We arrived before dinner time and of course we wanted to maximize our time so we tried to find a place where we can just have a few drinks and relax. Our first night was so amazing and fun. It’s very obvious in the photos right. πŸ˜€

Seeing such a beautiful view of the Beach was so relaxing. I felt that all of my stress from the city has been all wiped out.

Of course if you’re staying in the Island of Boracay. Never forget to eat fresh sea-food and grilled pork. You can buy it in the fresh market all the food that you love to eat and bring it to a restaurant and they will cook for you. I’m so proud to say that my Thai girlfriend loves Filipino food so much. Better book your flight and visit Philippines guys. Trust me, it’s very worth it.

You can also go to the Uptown and sit and relax. Ordered a couple of booze and do some sight-seeing.

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Some of you guys asked me before. Where did I get my tattoes. In Boracay there’s also a branch of P&P Tattoo. I can say that they are number 1 tattoo shop in The Philippines. I suggest if you guys want to have one, better take a visit at this shop and make sure to have it the last day before your flight since you cannot swim when you have a new tattoo.

One of our favorite bar in Boracay that you can play a game while drinking. It’s fun mostly if you’re chillin’ with your partner, family and of course friends.

As you all know I love to workout but I have to admit this vacation of us was my cheat week. It’s time for us to just take a rest from everything but it didn’t stop me from visiting the gym. At least to burn some calories. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Always remember guys, try to be fit and healthy even though your having a wonderful vacation. It’s about dedication and consistency.

As you can see we’ve tried a couple of water sports activities. In this paradise, even a week of stay or a month. I’m sure you will enjoy each day that you’re here. By the way, if you can see on the picture below. There’s someone whose trying to do snorkling while wearing a pants. I’m telling you guys. It’s not me! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…

If you love drinking and want to take it to the next level. You should also try the 15 shots and still standing at Cocomangas! Well I’m still alive though after that. You can see me super chill resting in the sand. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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I can say my vacation won’t be so much fun if my beautiful girlfriend is not around me. 😊😍😊

 

Again, thanks for reading my blog. Till next time guys! Always remember, no excuse to skip your workout. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, even if how busy you are. I’m sure there’s always a time for workout. You just need to be disciplined.