Who is Eflida?

I am nobody special, only someone who is curious, someone who loves to discover the world and meet faces. Travelling humbles me and always leaves me wanting for more. I am awed by sunrises and get emotional at sunsets. I want to capture moments and make them live. I love food and I wonder of the hands that create them delightfully.  I love stories, the beauty in every soul and places that define narratives.

I am nobody special. But I am uniquely and wonderfully made.


** Bali, Indonesia 


**Konnichiwa  こんにちは Japan
**Hatsumōde 初詣  at Futenma Shrine, Ginowan 
**Cherry Blossom (Sakura) 桜 – Mt.Yaedake, Motobu, Okinawa
**Whale Watching – Okinawa, Japan
**Zakimi Castle Ruins 座喜味城  - Okinawa, Japan 
**Yomitan Pottery Village 読谷村  – Okinawa, Japan
**Ryukyu Handmade Glass 琉球グラス  - Okinawa, Japan
**Ryukyu Mura  琉球村  - Okinawa, Japan
**Shisa シーサ(Lion Dogs) Mask Making Class - Okinawa, Japan
**Bataan Memorial March 2013 – Okinawa, Japan
**Mihama American Village, 美浜 - Chatan, Okinawa, Japan
**Naha City 那覇市  and Kokusaidori 国際通り - Okinawa, Japan
**Okinawa Convention Center 沖縄コンベンションセンター – Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan
**Shuri Castle 首里城 - Okinawa, Japan
**Valley of Gangala  ガンガラーの谷 - Okinawa, Japan
**Shikinaen Royal Garden 識名園 - Okinawa, Japan
**Tropical Dream Center  海洋博公園・熱帯ドリームセンター - Okinawa, Japan
**HIji Falls (比地大滝 Hiji Ōtaki) - Okinawa, Japan
**Kiyomizu-dera Temple 清水寺  - Kyoto, Japan
**Nanzen-ji Temple 南禅寺 – Kyoto, Japan
**Kinkaku-ji ( 金閣寺 ) and Kinkaku (The Golden Pavilion) – Kyoto, Japan
**Nijo Castle 二条城 (Nijō-jō) – Kyoto, Japan
**Kyoto International Manga Museum (京都国際マンガミュージアム) – Kyoto, Japan
**Cape Hedo (辺戸岬 Hedo-misaki) – Okinawa, Japan
**Hozu River ( 保津川, Hozugawa ) – Kyoto, Japan
**Tenjuan Temple 南禅寺塔頭 – Kyoto, Japan
**Ginkaku-ji 銀閣寺 and Ginkaku (The Silver Pavilion) – Kyoto, Japan
**Akihabara 秋葉原 – Tokyo, Japan
**Kyoto Imperial Palace 京都御所 Kyōto-gosho – Kyoto, Japan
**Senso-ji Temple 金龍山浅草寺 – Tokyo, Japan
**Honen-in Temple 法然院 – Kyoto, Japan
**Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 – Kyoto, Japan
**Tenryū-ji Temple (天龍寺) and Garden – Kyoto, Japan
**Maid Cafe メイド喫茶 – Tokyo, Japan
**Churaumi Aquarium 沖縄美ら海水族館 – Okinawa, Japan
**Yanbaru Wildlife Conservation Center やんばる野生生物保護センター – Okinawa, Japan
**Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka 二念坂・産寧坂 – Kyoto, Japan
**Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji 永観堂禅林寺 – Kyoto, Japan
**Sagano Bamboo Forest 嵯峨野竹林 – Kyoto, Japan
**Osaka Castle 大坂城 – Osaka, Japan
**Ryōzen Kannon 霊山観音 – Kyoto, Japan
**Yasaka Shrine 八坂神社 – Kyoto, Japan
**Despicable Me Gru and Purple Minion on Halloween 2013 – Okinawa, Japan
**Southeast Botanical Gardens – Okinawa, Japan
**Underwater Observatory (Busena Marine Park) – Okinawa, Japan
**Okinawa World – Okinawa, Japan


** Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Kentucky


** Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
** Hot Air Balloon Festival, Putrajaya, Malaysia
** Port Dickson, Malaysia
** Malacca, Malaysia


** Petoskey, Michigan
** Michilimackinac, Michigan
** Sturgeon River - Wolverine, Michigan
** Tawas City, Michigan 
** Kalamazoo, Michigan
** Meeting the Selllers


** A Tale of Two Cities, Five States and Nine Days 


** A walk to Remember Tour – Downtown New Bern, North Carolina
** Wind Sail Cruising the Neuse River, New Bern, North Carolina
** Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Southern Outer Banks, North Carolina
** North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, North Carolina
** Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina
** Starrlight Mead, Pittsboro, North Carolina
** Biltmore House and Gardens, Antler Village and Winery - Asheville, North Carolina
** Asheville, North Carolina


** Underwater Adventure (seawalk), Panglao, Bohol
** SUISLIDE at Danao, Bohol


** Singapore City


** Charleston Harbor Cruise
** Sullivan Island Lighthouse, Charleston, South Carolina
** H.L. Hunley Submarine and Charleston Museum, South Carolina
** Fort Moultrie, Sullivans Island – Charleston, South Carolina
** Audubon Swamp Garden, Charleston, South Carolina
** Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, North Carolina
** South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston
** Charleston, South Carolina


** Wat Tham Suwan Kuha, James Bond Island, Koh Panyi Village – Thailand
** Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
** Phuket, Thailand


** USF2000 Practice (video)  American Le Mans Series 2012 at Virginia International Raceway
** American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway : Day 1
** American Le Mans Series 2012 at Virginia International Raceway (video)
**American Le Mans Series at Virginia International Raceway : Day 2


** Chicken Skewers
** Chicken Adobo
** Baked Trout Fillets
** Pandan Dessert Recipe
** Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe
** Baked Thyme Rubbed Pork Chops
** Rainbow Trout Fillets in Foil and Oven Roasted Potatoes
** Lemon Tilapia, Grilled Shrimp and Bacon-wrapped Asparagus Recipe
** Cheesecake Recipe 
** Crepes topped with whipped cream and strawberry recipe
** Strawberry Pie Recipe 

**Naan Bread Recipe


** Con Todo Mi Ser
** Lonely Strings
** Stargazer 
** A Letter From A Dreamer
** A reply To My Madrigal Of My Woven Solitude
** Madrigal of My Woven Solitude
** Someday
** Even Heroes Bleed
** On nights like this
** Summer rain
** Romantic Candlelit Dinner 


**Food and Drinks at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Lovers and Weddings at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Games at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Music and Entertainment at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Kids and Pets at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Fairies and Fairy Houses at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012
**The Royalties and Who-Are-You’s at Michigan Renaissance Faire
**Medieval Structures at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012
**Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012
**Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012
**Stars at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012
**Kids at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012
**Games, Music and Entertainment at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012

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47 responses to “Who is Eflida?

  1. Mark Armstrong

    October 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    You sound like someone well worth knowing– very happy to make your acquaintance! : )

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

      thank you mark :)

  2. Joycelyn

    October 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    You are you! :) Love your photos and thoughts!

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      thank you joycelyn :)

      • Joycelyn

        October 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

        Most welcome! no worries! :)

  3. petrel41

    October 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Hi, thanks for subscribing to my blog! Welcome :)

    All the best for you and your blog!

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      thank you for dropping by my site as well. cheers to us! :)

  4. maweeka

    October 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    ……..but you are absolutely special and one treasured friend for soooo many of us. love lots!!!!

  5. Dawn Goldman

    October 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Hi, I’m the Social Media director for Spiritline Cruises. We run the Harbor Tour you blogged about. I hope you don’t mind, but we are going to post your blog to our Facebook page. Very nicely written and the Pics are great! Glad you enjoyed the tour and please send me your email.

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      Hi Dawn. I won’t mind at all. It would be our pleasure as a matter of fact. We truly truly had fun :)

  6. rhian @melbs

    October 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Hi there I just wanted to say thanks for popping by and following my blog, it doesn’t look like I have done quite as much travelling as you but we are getting there! I have really enjoyed reading your blog, I love America and your photos are excellent (something I definitely need to work on) . I look forwardto reading more of your adventures. :-)

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      thank you as well for the visit. i love the humor in your posts. i am also catching up on some pending posts hoping i can get them all up before we move to japan. keep posting as i enjoy reading your write-ups :)

      • rhian @melbs

        October 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

        How exciting, I will definitely look forward to reading those posts, what an exciting life you have. I am quite jealous ;-)

        • apple.e.e-s.

          October 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

          no reason to be jealous. each of us has a story to tell and i am excited to hear more of your narratives :)

  7. seamlessstyle

    October 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Great blog you have here!

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      thank you seamlessstyle :) and so is yours :)

  8. Diffa Imajid

    October 26, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    greetings from Indonesia :D

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      selamat datang ke site saya :) thank you for the visit :)

  9. rightways

    October 26, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    Nice blog!

  10. sakthi5028

    October 30, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Great post!!! You had visited some of the beautiful places in the world!!! Looking forward for some more new places!!!

    • apple.e.e-s.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      thank you sakthi. i will do all my best to tour you as well through my posts :)

      • sakthi5028

        November 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM

        Thank you and courageous :)

  11. alchemyrider

    November 1, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    Thank you for reading my blog.

    You write about a wide range of topics. I’m going to enjoy reading your posts.

    Best wishes.

    • apple.e.e-s.

      November 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Thank you as well alchemyrider. Nice to meet you here :)

  12. Eric

    November 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    G’day Eflida thanks for following The Pearl Kitchen. Hope you will enjoy the journey. I see you have travelled to Malaysia, BUT you missed The Pearl of the Orient!!!!!! Well guess what you are in the running for a free trip to Penang by following the blog ;) Share it with your friends and family if you think they will like it :)

    • apple.e.e-s.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      im sorry i have missed The Pearl Kitchen. It would have been nice to visit. i have lived in malaysia for almost 5 years and i also consider it my home. im still hoping i can visit penang again in the future, who knows.

  13. BenRogersWPG

    November 4, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Thanks for finding my blog. I enjoyed reading yours!

  14. authorssmith

    November 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Look me up when you make it to the west coast. We have lots of nice lighthouses. :)

    • apple.e.e-s.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

      we are planning for a trip to the west soon. plan, still a plan but looking forward to it :)

  15. Triggercell HD

    December 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Thanks for the visit. Nice blog!

  16. Megan.S

    February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award :)

  17. Megan.S

    March 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    HI! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award.

  18. ksbeth

    June 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    you are someone special. thanks for reading my words and commenting, i look forward to reading more of yours , beth

  19. nik_rielo

    August 1, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    wow. very nice blog!

  20. todayshomesasia

    September 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    thanks for the likes,your blog is interesting too.

  21. friendsforeverwithyou

    September 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    This is a beautiful blog! I hope to read more of the places you visit and go, and I love that you blog about all these wonderful sights!

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  24. Ryan Parker

    October 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Hello, a friend and I would like to use your lovely photograph of the drinking shisa from Okinawa-mura on a T-shirt design for Okinawan karate practitioners. Can you please let me know if we may please have your permission to do so. I am happy to send you the design my friend came up with for you approval. This is the link to the picture we would like to use

    • apple.e.e-s.

      October 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      Hello Ryan Parker. Thank you for letting me know. Yes, you have my permission to use the photo. The fact that you asked is very appreciated. I would love to see the design especially on the final shirt. My email address is

  25. 7feetnorth

    November 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I really like your blog. You’ve visited some interesting places!

  26. TonyJ2

    November 29, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Sorry it has taken a bit of time, but thank you for coming my blog about Japan.


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