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10 Things I’m Loving Now – say summer

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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. -Gertrude Jekyll

From life’s simple stuff to grandiose pleasures, bring it on!

1. Summer

It’s the best season ever, no matter how hot it is gonna be.

2. Thank God It’s Friday

Thank God there’s Friday’s in Madrid!

As an expression or as the restaurant, I like them both.

I was able to visit TGI Friday’s restaurant in Madrid as my travel buddy suddenly craved for the grilled ribs they are famously known for. I guess we hadn’t have enough, so we visited it again, and lucky me, it was happy hour!

3. Espadrilles
It’s the perfect pair of shoes this summer.

Espadrilles are normally casual flat, but sometimes high heeled shoes originating from the Pyrenees. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of rope or rubber material moulded to look like rope. The jute rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style. In French Canada, however, espadrille is the usual term for running shoes or sneakers.

4. Jogging

Or we can call it running when I am at my top condition; walking, if not at all!

I can say I am making progress. I jog almost regularly now, 5-6 times a week at most, for 45 minutes to an hour. I wake up as early as 5:30 in the morning on weekdays while on weekends, I run at around 7. If I get lucky, I squeeze in some extra time for strength training exercises.

Given that’s summer is here, I am going to take any opportunity to stay more active and fit.

5. Women’s Health Magazine (online)
6. Visiting Valais

I just passed by the mountain ridges of Valais and stayed at Leukerbad. Zermatt, I have never been to this snowy paradise yet, where the Matterhorn is. I hope I see it soon, the Toblerone for real.

The Valais is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is one of the drier parts of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley. Paradoxically it is also one of most well-watered parts, having large amounts of snow and rain up on the highest peaks found in Switzerland. The canton of Valais is probably best known for the Matterhorn and ski resorts such as Zermatt or Verbier.

7. Floral designs


I dislike floral patterns before, but look at me (mommy), I’m wearing floral dresses now! This is a shocker.

9. Hiking at Mount Pèlerin in Vevey

First time to get into hiking in Switzerland, I want more!

From Vevey, Mount Pèlerin is a vista across the lake. The funicular railroad through vineyards, orchards and forests is the most comfortable means of transportation to Mont-Pèlerin. High above Lake Geneva, also called Lac Léman, this mountain is blessed with the most beautiful views. The “Plain Ciel” Lift guarantees even greater viewing pleasures.

10. Thermal Pool at Leukerbad

Soak in a warm water with a nice view of the mountain. You can find it better to stay here when it’s snow time.

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