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curiouswuwu

Be Happy, Travel More โœˆ๏ธ Maximizing travel & adventures by minimalizing my lifestyle #neverstopexploring โ € ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿ’ป IT Project Manager ๐Ÿ“ท All photos #shotoniPhone ๏ฃฟ
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Spontaneous 7 hour rt day trip? ๐Ÿš— sure, why not. after all, the #superbloom is only here for such a limited time.๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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i've never really had a favorite color, until last year. "crazy rich asians" was such a big success and it changed the game for asian representation in the media. if you saw the movie, you may remember that at the end, there was a chinese cover of "yellow" by coldplay. the director, jon m. chu, was initially rejected by the band to use the song in the movie. but he wrote them a heartfelt letter explaining why this song was so important, saying that it will help asians reclaim the color yellow. the color yellow has historically used against asians, such as yellow peril and yellow fever. but by making a chinese cover of the song, in a high profile movie that empowered asians, it would flip the script.

and that is the story of how my favorite color became yellow. ๐Ÿ’› what's yours?

p.s. no wildflowers were hurt for this photo @publiclandshateyou. they were behind a fence.

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2 weeks ago comment 79 star 1,490

Discovering chopin in salzburg (mozart's hometown) ๐ŸŽผ

it was towards the end of my trip. since i was pretty tired, i opted to use a taxi hailing app instead of public transit for my ride to the salzburg airport. and that is when i met andreas, my taxi driver. we started chatting immediately. it was as we were old friends, catching up. i can't even recall the details of what we talked about. all i remember was that it was a very pleasant conversation.

then an interesting song came on through the speakers. it was a song that i had never heard before but it was quite catchy. he told me it was called "i like chopin" and that it was a very popular song in the 80's. i @wikipedia 'd it and it actually came out in 1983, one year after i was born. while it was very popular in europe, it never crossed over to the us. i can still remember enjoying the song with the windows down, breathing in the crisp, mountain air, not wanting to be anywhere else in the world at that moment.

when i got home, i searched for the song on @spotify and listened to it on repeat. every now and then, i'll listen to the song and reminisce. i'm instantly transported back to that wonderful taxi ride, where two humans from different parts of the world bonded for a brief moment in time over chopin, in the birthplace of mozart.

p.s. i wrote this caption while listening to the song. ๐Ÿ˜€ if you've never heard of it, check out my ig story to listen.๐ŸŽถ
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last month comment 64 star 739

The travertines of #pamukkale were a highlight on my turkey trip.

i flew from istanbul to izmir just to see it. it takes another 4 hour bus ride from izmir, but it was worth it. i just did a long day trip but you can opt to stay a night.

i loved the beautiful textures of the travertine and the natural baby blue hot spring water here. the travertine looked like a wall of clouds. for those that don't know what travertine is, it's a form of limestone deposited by hot springs over thousands of years.

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last month comment 58 star 1,071

This is a love story made possible by ig #whphappilyeverafter ๐Ÿ’‘

congrats to my good friend @jenkoala on her upcoming wedding! i'm so happy that you found the love of your life. can't wait to celebrate with you later this year. ๐Ÿฅ‚

i met her through another friend that i met on ig about 4 years ago. she met her fiance on a trip that i planned. so if it wasn't for ig, she would not have met her fiance. isn't it crazy how small, inconsequential decisions can lead to impactful, life-changing events?

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February 2019 comment 50 star 667

๐Ÿšจpsa: stop ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป calling ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป yourself ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป an ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปinfluencer๐Ÿšจ

it is 2019, and it's time for everyone to leave that term back in the past, along with 2018. [sarcasm] as an influencer myself, i feel that it's my duty to inform other influencers of this big change. [/sarcasm]

i conducted a very scientific study via ig story poll and a staggering 84% that responded said the term "influencer" is a bit pretentious. "but wuwu, what should i call myself then?" good question. you should now refer to yourself as a "[insert niche] content creator" or just plain old "content creator" will suffice. you can also specify if you only do one type of content like photographer, writer, blogger, etc. for example, i am a travel content creator.

tag your favorite influencer(s) to spread the word.

if you disagree, comment below and state your case. i'm all ears.๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป
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[disclaimer: the puddle was created using @photoshop. i know it's not perfect but i had fun trying out and learning something new.]
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February 2019 comment 73 star 492

Couples that adventure together, stay together. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘ซ#whpโค๏ธ
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while i was taking photos, this couple happened to step into my frame. they were having their friend take photos of them up there where they were. once they were done, i yelled at them to stay there and i would take photos of them from down where i was.

when i was done, i met up with them to airdrop them the photos. they loved the photos and thanked me. we introduced ourselves but i totally don't remember their names.๐Ÿ˜… if by any random chance they happen to come across this photo, hello again! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€
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February 2019 comment 85 star 1,987

Relationsheeeeep goals โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
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one day, i hope to find someone to grow old with, and we will have all sorts of grazy adventures around the world. but for now, i'll just continue living my best life solo, and that ain't so baaaa-d.

i herd that the grass is always greener on the other side?

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February 2019 comment 18 star 617

#oia, #santorini, one of the most famous places to watch the sunset in the world.๐ŸŒ…
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to get this view, you need to battle hundreds of other tourists. i got here almost 2 hours before sunset so i could scout out the best spots. it was pretty empty when i got here, but when sunset hit, it was so crowded that i could barely move!
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i love how sunset is such a big deal here. everything stops and everyone takes the time to enjoy the sunset. people treat it like a real show that you see at a theater. people even clapped when the sunset was over!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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February 2019 comment 59 star 960

I’m so happy the government shutdown is finally over. wuhu! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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there was a lot of damage done to the #nationalparks but i’m glad we can move on for now. unfortunately, some of the damage will take hundreds of years to recover, like the joshua trees that were cut down. ๐Ÿ˜ข
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do you have any plans to visit a national park in the near future? if yes, which one? i'm going to aim to visit a new one in the coming months, maybe yellowstone?
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February 2019 comment 41 star 981

Is there a country you want to go to but you're afraid to?
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not going to lie, i was a little nervous about going to turkey. i've never been to the middle east before and you hear all sorts of stuff from the news and media. so i did my due diligence and did a lot of research online, as well as talking to friends who have been before. i felt a lot better after, but a part of me was still a little worried.
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i'm happy to say that my worries were definitely not warranted. not once did i feel unsafe. i even went off exploring on my own several times. in fact, the turkish people are extremely warm and friendly. i can recall off the top of my head two instances where a complete stranger went out of their way to help me.
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don't let the news dictate your view of your world. do your own research and don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone once in awhile.
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February 2019 comment 30 star 778

No amount of editing can replicate good lighting.
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editing can definitely make any photo look better but you simply can't make it look exactly like a photo taken during golden hour. it's called golden hour for a reason.๐Ÿฅ‡ don't settle for bronze or silver hour if you have the choice.
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so always make the effort to shoot at sunrise or sunset because it's always worth the wait.
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February 2019 comment 44 star 648

The coolest building in paris. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ
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i originally only planned to be here for about half a hour, 1 hour tops. but i loved it so much that i ended up shooting here for almost 3 hours! i ended not doing the rest of the stuff on my itinerary that day i have zero regrets.
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is it just me or do those openings remind you of pills? ๐Ÿ’Š i mean, i did i feel like i was on happy pills when i was shooting here.๐Ÿคช
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February 2019 comment 132 star 1,333