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Rayster  Dreamer🚩 Storyteller🖊️ Freedom Seeker ☁ Traveler 🚀 Risk-Taker 🎲 Substance over Superficial👓💡 Introvert playing an Extrovert's Game 🚅

"The secret to happiness is freedom.. and the secret to freedom is courage. It's the courage to do the things that you know despite being afraid"
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It was a long silent discussion with myself if I really want to pursue Fo Guang Shan. Not only its very far from the main city in Kaoshiung (the southest part of Taiwan), but messing up your schedule could mean a delay for 30 mins - 1 hour bus ride. This adventure has serve its purpose after I told myself 'bahala na, andito na eh puntahan na ang dapat puntahan'. There are so many things I want to share, but one notable experience I have is meeting with Buddha. Buddhism was my class report back in College so I have a few idea what it's all about. One thing certain, it feels like I receive enlightenment after leaving the said place. It's like from 'Avatar the Last Airbender series'. You see alot of the previous Avatar's statue surrounding you and each has a different lesson to teach.

I even met a Vietnamese, who thought I was a local taking pictures 😂, even in Japan. So I thought to myself that I can blend perfectly in Asia as long as I don't start talking haha. There's a lot of photo backlogs that I need to upload but for now this will suffice. Namaste 🙏 ---
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"Perfect Birthday"

March 25, 2018. To cut long story short, I revisited Taichung on my day to visit the Rainbow Village. I was running late so I hasten my steps. Then, I bump into someone around the bus stop because both are busy looking at our phone (google map). Up until walking near the village, or was it? I met up with Kaya. We both agree to go to the same village, but Google Map is not accurate! Ended up on a wrong place, retraced our steps until we saw the village from afar. I'm grateful for this experience, not only that I always meet new people in every travel, but this time around, I meet a Japanese who knows Chinese and from Japan! It gives me more reason to visit Japan again. But for now, I need to focus on other things that my adventure has ended. Arigatou Gozaimasu Kami!

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Happy Birthday Ray! There's so many things I would like to say, but this would suffice:

10. Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.

9. Never stop growing and believe in your dreams!

8. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

7. Be yourself!

6. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

5. Don't let someone dim your light simply because it's shining in their eyes.

4. Trade your expectation for appreciation, and the world changes instantly.

3. Become addicted to constant and never ending self-improvement.

2. You never know what you have until you have to clean your room.

1. Stop chasing society’s definition of success and chase your own definition of success. Success is an emotion that is experienced when you are completely fulfilled and content with where you are in life.

Thanks @johnjesterching for the bday idea goals!

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A friend once told me, "travel while you can, because as you get older your priority in life changes", I absolutely agree. You have to give your 1000% in whatever you do. Life is full of uncertainty. You don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow, so you gotta live like it's your last. Stop listening from negative people who tell you can't. Just find that balance between what's good for you and for all. Sometimes you gotta sacrifice something for bigger plans, but it's all the path that was carve for you to grow. To be honest, I feel enlightened after leaving this place, it feels like I visited the Air Temple from Avatar: The Last Airbender and learned Airbending. Going here was no joke though. Namaste 🙏
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Taiwan is like Japan, but in Chinese. 😂✌️🙊
No surprise there. Taiwan is under Japan for 50 years until they surrender to China in 1945. No wonder some of the heritages and influence of the Japanese people still lived until today. e.g. High Speed Rail, Anime and Video Games, Transportation and many more.
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Due to time constraint, I was not able to properly move around the village to take proper picture. Sometimes you just gotta use the little time you got and make the best of it. I joined a tour on a whim because Jiufen is very far from Taipei. Prepare in advance when going here, lots of tourists!
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The old village of Jiufen. 🏚️
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Used to be a gold mining site back in the 1930s, now they turned it into a tourist spot. The Studio Ghibli movie 'Spirited Away' was also based on the said village. One of the reason why I'm here. It's worth it 👍 Thanks @tickledcloud for the suggestion. 👹👻👺
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