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A very touristic photo of me at a very touristic spot, but I like what Rockefeller said on the plaque.

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“I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master. 

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. 

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs. 

I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order. 

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond, that character—not wealth or power or position—is of supreme worth. 

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free. 

I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual’s highest fulfillment, greatest happiness and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will. 

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.” 

― John D. Rockefeller

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I loved so much of my trip back in the USA! After the super nice and awesome vacation that I had in the Philippines back in January, I couldn’t ask or expect anything better, but the USA still amazes me with so many surprises.

This trip could be divided into four parts:

Part 1. Attending Market America | Shop.com’s world conference

During the three day conference in downtown Miami, I got to network with other entrepreneurs from all over the globe and learn so much about the latest in online marketing\social shopping. Meeting JR and Loren (founders of Market America) was definitely a highlight too; they’re true visionaries and two of the nicest hardest working people that I’ve met. Getting to know them more have inspired me to become a better business woman and a leader. #MAWC2014

Part 2. Life on Miami Beach

It was my first time in Miami so I decided to spend a few days in the city (mostly on the beach), just so I can actually know what Miami is like. And I loved this place! Not just because Enrique Iglesias lives here, and there are lots o’ parties, the weather, of course, was so awesome. I love summer and the beach, and there were palm trees, I could totally see myself living in Miami. Driving a cool car. For accommodation, I couldn’t find a couchsurfing host in time so I booked myself a hostel, it turned out a great experience too and the people that I’ve shared my room with were all interesting characters. I always wish I had a little more time with the people that I met on the road.

Part 3. Birthday in Boston

Three years ago I celebrated my 29th birthday while couchsurfing\backpacking in the USA, my host Kim and Sam threw me a little party at their home in Tulsa, OK, that was so nice : ) This year I was so happy to meet up with Mena and Sarah in Boston, we spent a very nice evening together having Italian food & cupcakes! I met the both of them a year ago in China while volunteering for Operation Smile, the three of us sat together on our flight from Beijing to Yantai, I still remember the stuff that we talked about on our flight when we first met. It’s just so wonderful to see old friend again, I felt very loved being with them. I got to stay with Mena at her uni for the weekend and thank her so much for showing me around Boston, and their cafeteria buffet was awesome!

Part 4. NYC revisited, still a favorite city of mine!

This was my third time in NYC, and I just wanted to stay there! My last visit in NY was more than ten years ago, I backpacked there by myself and decided that NYC is the coolest place on earth. I just don’t know how to describe New York City…the amount of things to do, to see, the art, the people to meet….every street and every block, there are millions and millions of stories, things are always happening, even the air is exciting, your heart just beats faster in New York City and that’s my kind of place. My couchsurfing experience in NY was also remarkable. Maybe I’ll write more about it later.

Once again, I had so much fun trying new restaurants, making new friends, meeting old friends, couchsurfing, swimming, walking around on the street talking with random strangers, spending all day at the museum, learning, partying, laughing, living each day not knowing what’s going to happen. I love doing all of these things so much, maybe that’s why I travel constantly…Thanks again for the good memories USA : -)

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One of my roommate at the hostel. From Florence! (at Jazz On South Beach LLC)

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Having myself a Cuban sandwich. (at Miami Beach)

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#empty #street at #night, #miami

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At the entrance of World Erotic Art Museum. #weam #miami

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#miami (at Miami Beach)

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#miami (at Miami Beach)

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#miami style (at CONTINUUM SOUTH BEACH)

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#miami (at Nikki Beach)

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#mannequins #maptoo #miami (at Ocean Drive)

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#miami (at Ocean Drive)

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#miami (at Ocean Drive)

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#miami (at Miami beach, fl)

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This is winter time in South Beach, Miami. I should live there!