Yana Magno

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It is true that you wouldn't really know the beauty of a country unless you experience being there. Surprisingly, my mom and I loved Macau more than Hong Kong. Beyond the hotel and casinos found in Macau, there is so much more to discover in this special administrative region. We had more peace and relaxing time in this place. Hong Kong is beautiful too but maybe we had more time to enjoy just walking around without hurrying and running from one place to another in Macau. I felt that inner peace here as I did when I was in Taiwan. It was a beauty that needs to be discovered skin deep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, I will never stop being so thankful to God for where I am today. I may not have the perfect job or doing my dream job but I know I am still moving forward. There are so many things that happened for the past 11 months and I am so thrilled for what may come for the next years. For such a young age, I was able to do a lot and maybe it's true that I haven't been grateful enough until I came back home today. Honestly, I still do not know where I am supposed to be but I learned to enjoy the road I am trudging right now.

#discoverhongkong #discovermacau
"Mabuhay! Philippine Airlines welcomes you to Manila"

I told my mom how much this simple greeting could mean to OFWs who have been away from home for years. I felt emotional thinking about those Filipinos whom we heard haven't been home for 5 years or more because their job won't allow them to or because they would rather earn more to support their families at home. It must be so much more meaningful for them hearing that you are back in the land where you belong, the land where you can speak easily with anyone and the land where you can see your family much easier. I really admire these people as they had to sacrifice a lot to give the financial support not just for their own family but also to their extended families.
Contrary to what people say, I loved Taiwan so much that I was planning to come back while I was still there. I never felt so at peace compared to other places I have been so far. Despite the rainy weather in Taipei, the early night in Taichung, the difficult to navigate streets of Kaohsiung and being sent to the hospital (lol this is a long story), I am amazed how beautiful Taiwan is most especially the people. I appreciated their little kind gestures, the effort to explain things despite the language barrier, the simplicity of life and many more. Even though Singapore is the go-to destination of most people, I liked Taiwan better. Singapore is an amazing country too but just like they say, we all have different preferences. I felt free and serene. Now I understand why other people loved to travel. They sometimes find places where they can feel their soul being connected with and see beyond the tourist spots advertised.

Don't let this be a dream #SingleSaSingapore #SingaPouringRain (lol it was raining everyday) #SingaPosePaMore
🐯 #TaiJUANItAll #TaiJUANderer #TaiWANNAbe
Running away from responsibilities jk 😂 #TaiJUANItAll #TaiJUANderer #TaiWANNAbe
I always look forward to hear the clear sound of Your voice as I seek calmness. May You always steer me towards Your will and not my will. May the desires of my heart be aligned with Yours. In the midst of my battles, may You continue to break me as You triumphantly mold me to be the person You want me to be. 
Make me strong and vulnerable with the right reasons. Remind me to walk with You all the time, not only when I am tired and lonely walking alone.
Each of us is a singular narrative which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us - through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions, and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives - we are each of us unique. - Oliver Sacks

What makes you unique? - we often hear this question being asked on seminars, essays, or maybe, interviews. We often reply to this with our characteristics, using all hifalutin words we could think of to assert ourselves with our perceive uniqueness. But this quote compelled me to think that this is the best response anyone could give to one's uniqueness. We all have stories to tell that sometimes may seem similar to other people. But, if you think about it, we experience things differently. We experience love in different places, different times and different levels of emotion. We experience success in different degrees of recognition, different companions and different ages. We experience failure in different situations. Our narratives per se makes us unique in so many ways.
I have been feeling quite lonely and then there was a Victory Group having a session near my table 😢
Real conversation. Me to my boss: Pagod na po ako maging tao. Gusto ko na po maging halaman na lang. Paano po kaya?
Somewhere far from the city