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Day 352: Quick Ways to Avoid Strangers

It has been a whirlwind of awkward situations with different types of people I have met in a week’s span. Most situations were with men who were obviously predictable with their cheesy pick-up lines that nearly choked me to death on my seat while in the pre-departure area. πŸ˜› (Please don’t mess with a young gal especially when she’s busy writing on her journal) Read more →

Day 256: Drying Laundries at Ramon Magsaysay Park

Remember my dilemma at packing and me being a virgin at backpacking? I suppose this still covers it. Although, I am trying my best to fit into the culture of being an expert at traveling light. Haha! πŸ™‚ At 8:45AM, we are now here in Ramon Magsaysay Park, justΒ  near the Sta. Ana Wharf – probably just a 15-minute walk or a 2-minute tricycle ride. Read more →

Day 100: How To Plan For A 6-Month Backpacking Trip Around The Philippines

“Planning is one thing. Doing it is another.” I am giving myself roughly 6 months and 15 days to plan for #PHL80_23. Believe me, planning is critical – else, I might end up on a sidewalk asking people “what the heck am I doing here?” Β If there’s no plan, it’s like jumping off a plane without a parachute strapped on you. lol! πŸ™‚ And no, I don’t have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. haha! This is my longest blog post yet! tralalala… Read more →

Day 89: On A Spending Diet

It’s going to be such a splendid mid-year because I’ll be on a huge commitment – “Spending Diet.” I’ll be seeing myself either walking, catching a cheap jeepney ride, or nibbling on a Php5 bread sold across the Central Market. haha. I don’t know what had gotten into me but: A. I need to make sure that “being cheap” is a learned skill that I should bring with me when I embark on a 6-month “money-limited” trip around the Philippines next year; and B. I think it’s practical. Read more →

Day 87: Three Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is Not The Best Option

Today, I would have ran over by a car because I was not looking from my side while crossing the street. Gladly, God spared my life. I spent the whole day with a special friend (a dear friend) that is really close to my heart, someone whom I know will always be there for me no matter what. Someone who simply understands me… and yes, someone who is such a blessing to me. For without him – without him grabbing me from my hand and saying “Look out,” I don’t know whether I’d be alive or not right now. (You know who you are.) Read more →

Day 82: The Clash of What Ifs

I am still in the verge of reading some books about the Philippines, and yes, some are really not that up to date. I highlighted the places that I want to go. For a 2-day 6-hour limit in each Province (that’s the initial plan) I am still doubtful if I could pull this off. I know it is a “huge” leap. Quite frankly, I had a lot of “what ifs” in my mind. Clearly, I am a bit nervous. Read more →

Day 56: Camera Trouble… Again!

Now that I am in this place, all I needed to do was to take a snapshot of the view I am seeing – and well, show it to all of you. Just when I was about to take a great snapshot of the sunrise from the little pond full of lillies, the camera went crazy – zooming up and down and giving off that weird, crashing sound. I was totally devastated. Read more →

Day 53: An Attempt to Pack Lighter

In as much as I would love to stuff everything inside a small bag for a two-week getaway, I just can’t. This is always my dilemma. Now, I finished packing and I ended up having one small backpack, one duffel bag, and sling bag for all of the important things and gadgets. Oh, and my sleeping bag goes inside the duffel bag. Talk about bags! πŸ˜›
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Day 52: 7 Posts in a Day

Since my plan of a 7am trek to Balaan Bukid, Guimaras, for a feature story was cancelled due to my overly dramatic lifestyle of playing badminton yesterday without prior warm-up, I ended up bedridden and hopeless. Haha. Luckily, I made use of my time – cranking up posts of my so-called backlogs. Quite frankly, I felt relieved when I decided not to go. That gave me time to really “just do” the blogging part. Read more →

Lapu Lapu Monument: The Mactan Shrine

Of course, when I was younger, I made fun of Lapu Lapu because his name is similar to that of a fish. But anyway, I should know better than to pay more respect to these people. Lapu-Lapu or Kali Pulako or Cali Pulaco, was the ruler of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted the Spanish colonization. Read more →