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Wallowing to Undaunted

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 14:00 Life List 2 Comments

I was 26 when I started prefixing my number with an adjective, to describe what that year would be like. I find sense in it. Last year it was “wallowing”. Nasty-sounding, I know, but after reading its definition after being suggested by a friend, well, “I choose you!” happened. And that’s way before Pokémon GO. Since then, I’ve gone to places and did things month after month but never a single update in this good old hub of mine. About time.

And then I needed to select another adjective. But before that, there was the lovely Calaguas with my very first workmates for our annual summer getaway. Given its distance from the metro, it’s just not right to spend just a night there, which we didn’t do. As one of us also gets a year older on the same month, we did a double celebration a week later with other friends at Walkyrie. Such a long night. I’d consider attaching a GoPro to my head next time for me to watch everything and laugh at myself first thing in the morning. Two days before finally flipping another digit, I skydived in Bantayan and spent a memorable time in Cebu. 😎

Skydiving in Bantayan

Like most people with itchy feet, most of my wanderings are born out of seat sales, so I guess I’m saved from being labeled as a spendthrift wanderlust. As of writing I’m currently in Palawan. My tickets, bought last year, only cost 485.62 PHP. Who could resist that, right? Well, my company last year. But not me. And I look forward to blogging about this trip.

I wouldn’t say I’m getting tired of going to places, and here are the cents I’ve picked up along the way up to this very day:

  1. Plans can go haywire, with most of the group suddenly being unable to make it and then the entire trip crumbles. When planning, it could help to have a group chat with only those people who have something to say in it. Ditch those who just read and send thumbs-up signs. (Yes, there’s a bit bitterness there.)
  2. Even just once, travel alone. Just you and your own two feet. It’s liberating.
  3. Priorities change so eventually all your travel buddies will no longer be able to always go with you. Learn to accept that.
  4. Your priorities will eventually change as well so be prepared for it, because what-ifs and if-onlys are such inglorious bastards.

Zombie to Kapre

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 22:16 Life List 1 Comment

Last night I was already about to wrap up a post about our Malaysia trip over two months ago when it struck me how negligent and incompetent I am for not being able to accomplish it way earlier. Thus, at the last minute, I decided to move the draft to the Trash. It just didn’t feel right anymore. Even until now, my attention span is probably the most important thing that I need to improve on. Even selecting pictures to be uploaded on Facebook takes me weeks! :wtf: Having said that, I’ll just leave here a link to the review I made of the place where we stayed at in Malaysia: Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Zombie '13 Kapre '14

For this year’s Halloween celebration at work I once again ended up in a costume. Well, technically I wasn’t really in any because of the mythical creature I was portraying as part of our team’s theme. If last year I was a zombie in a Barong Tagalog trying to become a part of Plants vs. Zombies 2 (damn, this makes me remember how that dress got ruined), this year I happened to be a Kapre. During the trick-or-treating activity some kids actually didn’t go near me unless they hear me sounding like a human or reaching out candies to them. It seemed they were truly terrified after seeing the other side of the office where apparently horror flicks were being shown on the screens. All in all, I once again had fun in Halloween. Also, I got to keep the pants-turned-shorts that I wore, and I have this very great feeling that I’ll be using it again in the future.