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Yep today I am turning 30, actually I am 11 minutes old into my thirties.

This is the first time that I am the social media world -blog and facebook know that my birthday.
I don't tell people that. So expect that this blog post to be deleted or at least revised -taking off my age hehehe - after a few days. I like to live my life quietly but I guess this year I'll start to change my self.

I am glad to turn thirty. this marks the start of a new life for me. ]
I am eager to start.
I am happy.

Wo kuaile wo shi san shi shengri

StarTrek: Into Darkness

I am more of a Star Wars fan than Star Trek but this trailer seem to interest me a lot as most of it shows earth and not just another planet or something. The overall feel of the new Star Trek movie is somewhat updated veering away from the 1980's feel of the series.

Point Of No Return

I don't know if there is such a thing but I think I am having some frustration attacks again. I've been looking at photos of countries where I should have been and where I could have been living and doing.

I used to have my life figured out already a family man, a father to my daughter. However things didn't work out the way I was hoping for. My daughter is now in a far flung freezing country with no real traditions.

So here I am trying to figure out at the middle of my life span.

I don't know what God's plan is for me.... at least just yet... but I know what are the things that I love to do.

Photography, Traveling and Writing. 

I know that I am good with Photography and that I take good photographs. But I don't think that I am good enough.

I also love traveling and writing about my experience but I still think my skills are on a mediocre level still on this field.

I don't really know why are there so many things that happens that hinders me from accomplishing the things I want to do specially those three Photography, Traveling and Writing.

No Turning Back 

Back in 2011 I decided to quit work to start a new life and gamble on doing the things that I really want to do starting with Photography. I was a manager back then. Work as a photographer was quite okay when I started I had work every weekend but it wasn't enough to pay the bills.

I looked for a job that would help me pay off the things that I need to on a monthly basis but that job seem not to work well. I have my word of honor, I didn't quit my job and just finished my contract.

Just recently I started looking for work again as a manager thinking that I am ready to join the real workforce that I belong to again. But it has been challenging so far, I am out of funds and starting to get disappointed and frustrated.

While writing this post with the thought of that my situation right now is a Point-Of-No-Return and it dawned into me that me looking for a job as a manager is a step back for me in achieving my goals. But I need to I guess, we are not rich and I need to full a very big cup.

I know I can make it. I know.

New Pope: Cardinal Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is Pope Francis

After two days of conclave the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope.

Among the 115 Cardinal Electorate Cardinal Mario Bergoglio emerged as Pope Francis.

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope and first pope from the Americas.

Here's A brief history of the new Pope from the Guardian.

"The archbishop of Buenos Aires is a Jesuit intellectual who travels by bus and has a practical approach to poverty: when he was appointed a cardinal, Bergoglio persuaded hundreds of Argentinians not to fly to Rome to celebrate with him but instead to give the money they would have spent on plane tickets to the poor. He was a fierce opponent of Argentina's decision to legalise gay marriage in 2010, arguing children need to have the right to be raised and educated by a father and a mother. He was created a cardinal by John Paul II on 21 February 2001."

Here are some of the events on that night

Vatican Band Marches In To St. Peter's Square

The Room Of The Balcony Lights up

Cardinal Turano Announces The New Pope

Pope Francis Emerges From The Room

Electing The New Pope: Conclave 2013

Stay updated on the latest news about the Papal Conclave for the election of the new Pope. You may watch the latest events through this free streaming video courtesy of TheTelegraph.co.uk
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