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Our Awesome Adventures 2013: ♪ Because I Knew You ♩ I Have Been Changed For Good!

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2013 was an awesome year of travel for the family! Here's a tribute to the good memories and to the awesome friends we've met during our travels. 

This photo essay is set to the words of our favorite Wicked song, "For Good" -- the finale duet by Elphaba and Glinda about making a difference in other people's lives.

"FOR GOOD" from Wicked The Musical

(Elphaba): ♩
I'm limited 
Just look at me ♬

Ristorante Al Tezzon Italian Dinner @ Camposampiero, Padova, Italy

♪ I'm limited 
And just look at you,you can do all I couldn't do ♫

Authentic Samgyeopsal Meal @ Gangneung, South Korea

(Glinda): ♩
So now it's up to you
For both of us
Now it's up to you ♬

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White Sand Bar @ Camiguin Island, Philippines

(Glinda): ♪
I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason ♫

Sarbay Fest! @ Sarangani Bay, Sarangani Province, Philippines

♩ Bringing something we must learn ♬

Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta) @ Verona, Italy

♩ And we are led
To those who help us most to grow ♫

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Authentic Hanok Stay @ RakKojae, Seoul, South Korea

♪ If we let them
And we help them in return ♬

British Pub Lunch @ The Counting House, London

♩ Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you... ♫

Ponte degli Alpini @ Bassano del Grappa, Northern Italy

♪ Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun ♬

IMG_9936.jpgThe London Eye Ride @ London

♩ Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood ♫

Nardini Grappa Wine Tasting @ Bassano del Grappa, Northern Italy

♪  Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good ♬

Awesome Kadayawan Experience @ Davao, Philippines

(Elphaba): ♩
It well may be
That we will never meet again ♫

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Gondola Ride @ Venice, Italy

♪ In this lifetime
So let me say before we part ♬

St. Anthony de Padua Pilgrimage @ Padova, Italy

♩ So much of me
Is made from what I learned from you 

The Boys with Ninang Meg @ Toilet Cafe, Taiwan

♪ You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart ♬

The Boys with Achie Maylene @ Taiwan

♩ And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend... ♫

Breakfast with the Boys @ Costa Pacifica, Baler, Philippines

♪ Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea ♬

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Paragliding with Buko @ Carmona, Cavite, Philippines

♩ Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant world ♫

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Carabao Ride @ Balik Bukid, Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines

♪ Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you ♬

Lego Boat Ride with Auntie Clauds @ Legoland, Malaysia

(Glinda): ♩
Because I knew you ♫

Raphael Madagascar Merry Go Round @ Universal Studios, Singapore

(Both): ♪
I have been changed for good ♬

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Ati-Atihan Festival @ Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

(Elphaba): ♩
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for ♫

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Mother and Son @ Bali Village, Balesin Island, Philippines

(Glinda): ♪
But then, I guess we know 
There's blame to share ♬

The Boys Roar @ Jurassic Park, Universal Studios, Sentosa, Singapore

(Both): ♩
And none of it seems to matter anymore ♫

Aidan Swimming @ Costa Pacifica, Baler, Philippines

(Glinda): ♪
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun ♬

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Beach Bumming @ Balesin, Philippines

♩ Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood ♫

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Horseback Riding @ Baguio, Philippines

(Elphaba): ♪
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea ♬

Transformer Ride @ Universal Studios, Sentosa, Singapore

♩ Like a seed dropped by a sky bird
in a distant world ♫

Toy Story Land @ Disneyland, Hong Kong

(Both): ♪
Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better? ♬

Winning the Angry Bird Prize @ Legoland, Malaysia

♩ I do believe I have been
Changed for the better ♫

Meeting Mickey @ Disneyland, Hong Kong

(Glinda): ♪
And because I knew you... ♬

The Boys @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

(Elphaba): ♩
Because I knew you... ♫

High Altitude Swimming @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

(Both): ♪
Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good...  ♬


...and the best adventure is yet to come!

Live an Awesome Life,

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P.S. Thank you to all OAP friends and family for the support in 2013! May you have a happy and blessed 2014! Cheers to another great year of adventure. :)

OAP - Statcounter - 2005 to 2013!



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Congratulations again to you & Rache! Another year, another blessing & addition to the awesome Diaz family!! Things are definitely looking great for you guys this 2014. Hope it's a girl na, finally! ;)

Lovely post!

Just curious, if you were to pick one, what was the best? :)

Thanks Jane!

Hi Pepe,

The best was our Singapore Trip with the Boys with a little side trip to Legoland :) I'm still planning to blog about the entire experience hopefully soon :)


Hi Anton!

I was wondering if you have Kuala Lumpur adventure on your site? I just show a bit on Legoland part (to which we are planning to go this May) hence I do want to know how it went.

Thank you,

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