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Inspiring Dreams

Our Story in Bellingham – an invitation to say YES!

Dreams Unlimited @BELLINGHAM

One of our Couchsurfing hosts, owner of The Table and Bellingham Pasta Co., Katie shared on our Facebook page: “Bellingham is a better place today because of these two.” Being stranded, almost homeless; and definitely sleepless in Seattle in June this summer – we were this close to packing up and moving on from the […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 12 – www.2012suenos.com

"Un sueño compartido, Un sueño inspirado" Spanish Dreamcards

Giveaway 12: A pair of “Un Sueño Compartido, Un Sueño Inspirado” Spanish Dreamcards We began our series of giveaways with a set of Taiwan Dreamcards – inspired, designed and made in Taiwan We end our this series of 12 giveaways with another set of Dreamcards – inspired, designed and made in Latin America And we […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 11 – when you truly LISTEN, what do you hear?

Val wearing the earring in the final resolution scene of LISTEN

Giveaway 11: The only-one-in-the-world customised earring worn by Val in LISTEN Why you would want this gift: It’s one of its kind in the world We sold everything we owned – yet Val kept this earring because it is that special The short film is called LISTEN – this is an EARRING, can it be […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 10 – Thank You, Japan

Limited Edition "I Believe That Dreams Can Come True" Cartoon Logo Button

Watch the finale video of our journey in Japan in 2010: Giveaway 10: One limited edition “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” cartoon logo button Why you would want this gift: It is an ABUNDANCE button – we’ve been using these buttons to fund raise for our journey in Latin America And it has […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 09 – A Present for the Children of Japan

Limited Edition Japan Tour Postcard

Giveaway 09: One limited edition Japan Tour Postcard Why you would want this gift: It was inspired, designed and made in Japan. It is the cover of our awesome Children’s Book. It is one out of 10 copies circulating around the world right now It is the perfect combination of “kawaii (cuteness)” and “inspiration”! How […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 08 – So long Taiwan!

So long Taiwan!

Giveaway 08: One “Postcard from Taiwan” of Your Choice Our next giveaway is a photo from our series of “Postcards from Taiwan” of your choice: Why you would want this gift: This is a video compilation of our journey in Taiwan in 2010: 兩個平凡的女生 2 ordinary girls 因為愛聽故事 Who loved listening to stories 更加愛說故事 With […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 07 – a project to OVERCOME FEAR

We carry on our bicycles - a daily reminder that "Life is made up of moments"

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” — Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who moved my Cheese? Giveaway 06: I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 2012 Calendar with Inspirational Photos and Quotes (October-December) Our next giveaway is a hi-res printable PDF of our I Believe That Dreams Can Come True Calendar – personally designed by us […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 06 – a project DESPITE WITHOUT A CENT

August 2012

In 6 months, we went from having absolutely nothing No bicycles, no clothes, no cameras Not a single cent to afford any of these To Every single thing We could possibly need To begin this journey This is why we choose to share Our Abundance Because there is always enough And More To Share Giveaway […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 05 – a project to INSPIRE DREAMS

April 2012

Giveaway 05: I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 2012 Calendar with Inspirational Photos and Quotes (April to June) Our next giveaway is a hi-res printable PDF of our I Believe That Dreams Can Come True Calendar – personally designed by us with inspirational photos and quotes from this journey so far. We are releasing […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 04 – a project to go AROUND THE WORLD

Calender 2012 Cover

Giveaway 04: I Believe That Dreams Can Come True 2012 Calendar with Inspirational Photos and Quotes (January to March) Our next giveaway is a hi-res printable PDF of our I Believe That Dreams Can Come True Calendar – personally designed by us with inspirational photos and quotes from this journey so far. We are releasing […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 03 – a project to BELIEVE

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Take the FIRST STEP towards your Dreams Giveaway 03: One “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” Photo for the FIRST 20 CORRECT REPLIES Our next giveaway is a photo of our “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” painting, which got sold during our fundraising dinner in Singapore: Why you would want this postcard: […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 02 – a project to REMEMBER: “Dreams are…”

"Dreams are..." Postcard

Do you? Giveaway 02: Our One & Only copy of “Dreams are…” Postcard Our next giveaway is a postcard, made from a photo taken at the very very beginning of our preparation process in Singapore: Why you would want this postcard: It is a photo taken of the stars we were folding to make the […]


Sharing, Dreaming, Inspiring Giveaway 01 – a project Inspired by a Dream

我和梦想有个约定 - I have a Date with My Dream

Decembers and Januaries are special times for us, because they represent a season of gratitude – being thankful for what the year has offered us; a season of new beginnings – taking (sometimes first) steps closer towards our dreams. a season of Sharing a season of Dreaming a season of Inspiring To thank everyone who […]


Sharing at Quetzalroo

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Our last stop in Guatemala – the city. We met our host, Manuel, the owner of hostel Quetzalroo during our second week in Guatemala, at our retreat in Isla Verde. Manuel and his partner were putting up flyers all over Lake Atitlan to promote hostel Quetzalroo. We walked past each other 3 times and Manuel […]


Sharing at Rainbow Cafe in Antigua – “Listening” to the Universe

Paola's photo of the dreams in their hands

It felt like most of our sharing sessions – we shared from our hearts, and set an intention for people to open their hearts and truly “listen”… We collected hands at the end of the sharing, just like we did at every sharing in Latin America… A few days later, we received an unexpected email […]


To Val

Finally...lost in the song

“你只要相信什麽 你就一直去做 有一天就會成真。” — 田馥甄 (Hebe) “If there’s something you believe in, Just keep doing it It (Your dream) will come true one day.” — Hebe (Taiwanese Singer) She was talking about her first solo album, “To Hebe”. First spotted in a singing competition and then recruited to be part of a girl band “S.H.E.”, it took […]


Niños del Lago – When we pause and give attention

Standing amidst her dream, Arlaine was radiating joy from within

We walked into Niños del Lago’s office upon seeing “Inspiring the Dreams of Guatemalan Children” on a banner inside the office. How apt – we thought. And we were hoping we could co-organise a sharing session for the children they work with. The staff in the office, Armando, spent some time with us to explain […]


Sharing at Casa Cakchiquel – the house of many fires

The fire of Casa Cakchiquel

“I’d like you to meet my friend, Robert. He is making his dream come true by restoring an old house. It is his dream house.” Helga said to us one morning. On first thoughts, we were like “Uhh… dream house? Some rich man buying over an old house and restoring its extravagance so that he […]


Helga and The Kids – Our Family in Guatemala

"I want you to keep this key. This is your home. It will always be."

This is a story of how two Couchsurfers met, fell in love, and became family… The Meeting – A Fiasco Beetroot Dinner When we wrote to Helga our couchsurfng request, we told her that “We love sharing stories over home-cooked meals; and certainly would love sharing our grandmother’s recipes with you and the family! On […]


Cross the line – Get “Out Of Bounds”

Set off - trekking shoes, headlamp, 2 litres of water & sleeping bag checked

A week before my birthday, Val asked me, “What present do you want for your birthday?” I thought for a while and whispered back, “Can I have anything I want?” Val’s head nodded an affirmative nod. I took a deep breadth and said, “I want to do the Santa Maria Volcano Full Moon Hike.” I […]


Sharing in Cafe RED Xela – “Aprovechar” The Guatemalan Dream

Sign #2: Projector Cable Broken

The thought of stopping had been in our minds for a while. Not stopping as in packing up and going home (tho’ we sometimes do entertain that thought); but rather, to *pause* and really catch up on the writing and videos. We had wanted to do so on Molokai, Hawaii; and the turn of events […]


Sharing with local students at Santiago – “El sueño que tienes en tu mano…”

Group Photo with everyone from the Santiago Atitlan School Sharing

Lisa was introduced to us by our Panajachel Couchsurfing host, Helga. She is in Guatemala working with a program called Access as a teacher trainer with English classes in certain small towns around Lake Atitlan. When she heard about our project and our school visits, she sent us an email invitation to ask if we’d […]


Sacred Art Teahouse Sharing – Walking the 3 Worlds, Finding Myself, I have LOVE

"We want to give these to you!"

Sarah connected us to Ajna, the owner of Sacred Art Teahouse and we co-organised a sharing session at her place during our stay in San Marcos. And this post’s title is basically sums up our experiences at the sharing. Walking the 3 Worlds “Tell them what your dream is, Robin. I like what you said […]


Mikaso Hotel – Space for Nourishment

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We left IslaVerde, restored and ready for to continue on our journey. Waiting for us on San Pedro de la Laguna, was our hostess, Laurence from Mikaso Hotel. At the beginning of this journey, we found it difficult for us to reach out and ask for help – be it in sponsorship for our gear, […]