S: Happy 35th Birthday Inka!
BC: "The future depends on what you do today." Mahatma Gandhi
FC: HAPPY BIRTHDAY INKA!
1: My Dearest Princess, The last 11 years have been an amazing journey, mainly because I have had the pleasure of spending most of that time with you. We have had a lot of adventures, separately and together, and I couldn't think of a better gift for your 35th Birthday than a photo album of great memories. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are an incredible woman and I am a better man as a result. I love you more than you will ever know.
2: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley
3: The Early Years (when the digital picture quality was not that great)
6: Russia 2004 (In search of the infamous Omul)
7: Mongolia 2005
8: China 2006
10: UK 2007
11: Australia 2007
12: Vietnam 2008
14: India 2010
16: France (and other less exotic places) 2008+
22: “Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about.” Trey Parker and Matt Stone “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” Tim Cahill
32: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT chicken piggo pigeono fats fattito fuffo falaffelito monko zaba prasatko princesso
34: A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
36: "There is always time to stop and smell the roses." M. Iyer
40: “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert A. Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” Robert Fulghum - True Love
42: “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again.
43: Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” Bob Marley