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Good memories are always with you wherever you are. I can never forget the good time I had with my classmates when we went camping together, when we were about 14 years old. We were a group of 5-6 people went to Khao Yai National Park, which is located in Pak Chong district that belongs to the city of Nakhon Ratchasima – my hometown. And Pak Chong is, indeed, closer to Bangkok than the Nakhon Ratchasima province itself.
We rented a car and drove up the Khao Yai mountain. It took us only about half an hour to get up there. And while we were driving we saw many wild animals all the way up. We saw wild pig and monkey for example. We also heard some noises of wild elephants, which made us scared and drove faster to reach our destination. But, we also had to be careful not to drive too irresponsibly, otherwise we would drive straight down into the valley since sometimes the street is very winding – one side is the mountain, and the other side is a very steep, paramount valley (it could be a whole city down there). I couldn’t even see the bottom of it, but the trees and lush forest.
When we got there we camped in our tent just in the middle of the jungle up in the mountain. We were so excited and full of joy. We sang around the campfire, played guitar, drank, made our food, and just enjoyed the moment of adventure. In the morning, I and one of my friends walked through the wood to get to the waterfall – to take a shower in which some of us were already there, and they would get back soon. So, we must be hurry to be able to walk back together with them since we didn’t want to wander around in the forest just the two of us.
It took us almost an hour to get there. Some of the staff of the national park authority had warned us that we have to watch out for the tigers and stuff like that when we walk around in the park. So, I was so paranoid - looked right and left, and behind my back – all the way to the waterfall.
It was worth the trip, and the fear. When we got to the waterfall all I saw right in front of my eyes was the beautiful cascade in the middle of the green forest, and my buddies just swam around cheerfully and happily. I felt like I have just found a treasure that was being hidden for years.
That was my once-in-a-lifetime experience, indeed – not that, I have never seen a waterfall after that. But, the whole trip, camping, tour the jungle, the wildlife, being with good buddies, young and carefree, and just be in the moment was actually an unforgettable adventure that will always stay in my memory for as long as I live.
One of my favourite dishes is Danish Meatballs (frikadeller), which is a very easy and yummy dish. Watch the video below how:
By the way, I forgot to include the egg in the recipe in the video, which is a very important ingredient. So, if you’re going to make it don’t forget the egg too.
Enough rest is very important. So, it is good to be aware of your body and get sufficient rest. If your body is tired and exhausted there is no point to continue. Just stop and listen to it what it really needs at that very minute. It often tells you the truth. So, if your body feels stressed and needs a nap then take a catnap. A nap can be very healthy for your body during the day to have some downtime, and recharge your energy. It’s not going to do your health any good if your body demanded a time off, but you ignored it. Your body will, in the end, be too weary which then may easily lead to stress, irritation, less productivity, emotional imbalance, mental bluntness, lack of creativity, physical laziness, and the like. So, a nap or a doze during the day, once in a while, when your body really needs it is very vital.
I remember, when I was in Italy many years ago, I and my friend saw some shoes in a shop window, and we fell in love with them right away. We then walked around for a while to think about it first, and decided to go back and buy them anyway. We got back to the shop around noon when the shop was about to close. We then asked the staff, “where are you going, you only open for a half day today?” They then said, “We always close our shop around lunchtime for 2 hours to go home, have some lunch, and a nap. So, if you want to buy something from our shop come back after 2 hours, okay?” That’s how I understand how essential a nap is that some people take it seriously.
Warm rolls in the morning with butter, cheese, ham, and jam is so delicious. I remember, when I was with my ex in Denmark he was used to baking the rolls for us – not every day, just sometimes, especially in the weekend. It’s so cozy having nice and warm homemade rolls for breakfast and a cup of good coffee. I love it with parma ham and cheese in the morning. Then, just the freshly-baked warm rolls with butter as a snack between meal when I’m watching TV, reading magazine or book. And when it is homemade and come straight out from the oven then I can have it with only butter and nothing more. It’s so yummy anyway. The fresh smell of it when it’s newly-baked alone is so irresistible – enough to make anyone’s mouth water. I think, I should learn how to bake the rolls myself. I guess it’s not that difficult. If my ex could do it I could do it too :P. I normally don’t like to bake, but I like cooking. That’s why I have never learnt how to bake. Maybe it’s time to learn it now. So, I am going to find out how to make it soon. Then I will try to make it for my breakfast. I might have some nice photos of the freshly-baked, delectable rolls, which I make them myself, to post on my blog later on.
I usually don’t wear necklace all the time. It’s very seldom that I wear necklace, or jewellery for that matter. But sometimes, a nice necklace is a must to have. I love this antique, vintage style necklace of mine. It’s exactly my style – anything to do with vintage and bohemian styles I love it. This necklace looks mysteriously beautiful. Sometimes, I like wearing many different styles and colours of jewels with my casual clothing – to create my own bohemian look. I could, for example, wear different silvers and stones with a plain white t-shirt, then an old pair of denim jeans, a pair of hip sandals or boots, top it off with a pair of super cool sunglasses. Then I’m ready to rock. Oh, I love summer!
I took some nice, beautiful photos from the park as well, including some cute photos of the puppies, which were not mine. They were just some puppies that came to the park with their owners and were running around in the park happily. When I saw those cute puppies I really want to have one myself. I might consider having one later on.
Just got back from the park. It was worth it having been there. I really experienced how great the nature means to me. It’s a good start of my Sunday, actually.
The weather looks amazingly good today. So, I might go to park in a minute to take some nice photos as I said yesterday. One of my hobbies is photography. I love to capture beautiful, magical moments. A single, precious moment that can never be reconstructed. And that’s why photography is so fascinating. I can be out all day and just take photos of our beautiful planet, the nature, the environment, the objects, and everything that catches my attention. The time goes by, the world rotates round and round in a giant galaxy, the year changes, things change, and so on. To be able to transfer all the amazing things in life into a photograph is just beyond words. Whoever had invented the camera was a genius, indeed. And another reason why I am fond of photography is that every single individual can take the same picture, but the result will never be the same. It totally depends on how you see thing, and how you want to shift your thoughts, ideas, and so forth into the image you try to shape. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s what I like about photography. You completely create a piece of art based on your imaginations, experiences, perceptions, how you see it, etc. That’s why a simple photo can really look unique and interesting in its own definition.
Below are some photos I have taken to practise my photography skills:
Listen to good music in the morning is just so wonderful and cheerful. I like listening to music along with my breakfast, sip my coffee, open window to let the fresh morning air in, and that’s my moment of peace and joyfulness.