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Love is all that matters

Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  (Matthew 22:37, 39 NIV) Other Post: Curious Little Girl

Wonderful Twin Churches at Rome, Italy

  Twin Churches  at Rome, Italy These churches are located at the southern edge of Piazza del Popolo. On the left of this picture is Santa Maria di Montesanto Church which was built in 1679. On the right is Santa Maria dei Miracoli which was built in 1681. Admissions to both churches are free. Just take note that all churches in Rome have dress codes. Male and female should wear minimum clothing that covers both shoulders and knees.  Opening hours: Monday to Saturday - 6 am to 1 pm / 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday - 8 am to 1 pm / 5 pm to 7 pm View Larger Map My personal experience: During our trip in Rome, Italy, I was so impressed with the architectures around. Every church that I got the chance to see had its' own distinct characteristic, even the twin churches above. When my husband and I entered Santa Maria di Montesanto church, the choir was practicing. Their voices echoed all over the church that made our experience more interesting. To be honest, we

Colosseum: Gladiators' Battleground

I can't forget the moment I stepped on the ground of this historic Flavian Amphitheatre. I thought I'm hearing the loud voices of spectators around the arena whose watching gladiators fight for their lives.  Colosseum was constructed 70-72AD. It is found at the heart of Piazza del Colosseo (Rome, Italy). The seating capacity of this elliptical amphitheatre is 50,000 spectators. Imagine how big is the place? This place is one of the popular tourist spots in Rome. I suggest that if you plan to go there, book your tickets online. This is to avoid the long queue and the big disappointment of not getting inside.  Colosseum admission fee: Full ticket - €18.00 EU reduced ticket - €13.50 (available only for European citizens aged between 18 and 25)  EU complimentary ticket- €6.00 (available only for EU citizens aged above 65 and under 18) Opening hours: Mid February - mid March: 9 AM - 4.30 PM Mid March - end March: 9 AM - 5.00 PM End March - end August: 9 AM - 7.00 PM

Extraordinary View at Armada Hotel

This is the line that separates North Atlantic Sea and West side of Ireland. The view there is captivating and breath-taking. On the right side of this line is the beautiful Armada Hotel. We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights with my in-laws during their vacation here. We got a pretty good offer through DealRush for €119 for 1 Ocean View Suites (max two persons), 2 nights including breakfast, dinner (3-course meal) for one night and tickets to Cliffs of Moher. The original price is €70 per person sharing with breakfast for 1 night only while a 3-course meal per person will cost about €40- €50. If you'll do the math you will agree with me that we got a great deal. 

Hidden Garden at Marlay Park

A dear friend of ours was living here in Ireland for more than 10 years but only recently when she found out about a walled garden at Marlay Park. We got curious about what it really looks like so we drove all the way there.  Marlay Park

The Famous Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre Last weekend, hubby and I decided to go to City Centre to check on new camera lenses. Unfortunately, the lenses are not compatible to our cameras. We don't want to waste our time there, so we head over to the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Besides, the rain is pouring so hard outside. 

Charm is deceptive

God Will Provide

God is always with us


Teething Horse

Moonless Light

View Behind The Shadows

Drink Moderately

Happy Halloween

My husband had this pumpkin contest at his office. He was inspired to make one and using angry bird (space) as model. Not bad, isn't it? Image © 2012 lencilicious


Fear of The Lord

Curious Little Girl

World of Fantasy

Disneyland Paris

I Think I Want To Marry You

At The Boat Yard

Image © 2012 Rizigna

One Silent Night

This photo was taken in a bed and breakfast located at Galway City called Petra House. While my husband and I were waiting for our room key, we cannot keep ourselves from admiring the lovely furniture and display pieces around us. 

Unfinished Bridge

Image © 2012 Rizigna

A shoe for a dwarf


Where is your destination?

Prayer Room

Knock Shrine 2

View of Knock Shrine from the coffee shop across the street.

Knock Shrine

The Marian Shrine, Knock, Co. Mayo It was August 21, 1879 when the appearance of Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist at the south gable of the church at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland took place.  With them were the lamb and the angels surrounding the cross. There were 15 people who witnesses the apparition for two hours.  Since then, miracle healing happened in the Shrine making it popular all over the world.

Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway: Shaped by Imagination Location: North Coast of Ireland (two miles north of Bushmills) Area: Approximately 40, 000 interlocking basalt columns as results of volcanic eruption Legend: Giant Finn MacCool created a causeway from Northern Ireland to Scotland in order to reach his love of his life on the latter place.

Formula Libre

Formula Libre

People Marshal

One of the People Marshals at Phoenix Park Motor Races 2012. 

Car Races 2012

One of the cars at Phoenix Park Motor Races 2012. The race was participated by different classes such as Historic FF2000-Dublin Gran Prix, Formula Libre, Formula Sheane, Historic Racing Cars, Fiat Abarth, Fiat Punto & Uno, Strykes, Irish Touring Cars, Gt Racing Cars, and FF1600. The race was held at Phoenix Park last August 18-19, 2012. 

Bray Cliffs

Bray Cliff Walking is more or less 2 hours of journey, depending on your pace. It is a 4.5 mile walk to Greystones. If it's a photowalk, do not expect to finish it in two hours because there are many beautiful spots that will certainly hold you for a while. If time, strength and stamina is not your problem, you can walk back as you wish. Otherwise, you can always take the train back to Bray. 

The Space Cowboy

The Space Cowboy was the winner of 2011 Street Performance World Championship. This young man who loves to insert anything pointed into his mouth and nose came from Australia.


JOHNman is a unique living candy dispenser. He won the 2010 World Statues Festival for Living Statues. This extraordinary living statue originated in Germany and participated the July 2012 Street Performance World Championship held in Dublin and Cork.

Walls of Newgrange

Pot Marigold

Snowy Days

The Dublin Wheel

Sunflower Bed


Boat Yard

Quality Clothes in Aran Island

The knitted clothings available in Aran Island was inspired by the traditional dress of the islanders with the tough of elegance. The designs of the clothes simply reflects the beauty of local people there. The wide range of lovely garments of Aran Island are available world wide.  For stockists click here .

Houses at Cork


Bernadette McLoughin Freelance Actress/Model/Presenter  She is a model since 2003 and was a former Miss Universe Ireland finalist.

Loving You More

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." by Henry David Thoreau

Human Flamethrower

Human flamethrower at the Cultural Festival. This is done by professionals only. Don't try this at home.