Is my first trip out of the country. No more cancellations, no more postponements, no maybes, finally. The trip was just a whim. One time last January, I was talking to my college friend Kathleen and suddenly thought of going to a vacation together. She mentioned that she planned to go to Singapore with a friend and I said, tell me when — I can go with you as well.
And then it became an idea to travel with The Bebs. I phoned them and asked if they’re game. Hyacinth said yes immediately, sadly Belle and John couldn’t go and later on, Hya and I, together with Kath plotted our vacation leaves. Half of the whole is not bad, we got so stoked that we were laughing at what we just came up with!
Continue reading “Singapore Day 1”
“Everyone goes through that. And nobody said there is an easy way out,” your teammate tells you as you wipe tears off of your face on the third day of January, as if it isn’t the new year where you promise to take things lightly.
Continue reading “To My 25-year Old Self”
3-hour flight delay, 1-hour plane ride, 3-hour bus ride and 1-hour boat ride and it was all worth it. Kalanggaman Island, with its long sandbar and pristine water, so beautiful, anyone would be willing to travel far just to see it. Continue reading “Kalanggaman Island, Leyte”
You don’t know, too. Why is it so easy to open up to someone you barely even know. To tell them your hopes and your dreams, to show them your scars and the spot where it stings.
Continue reading “On The 27th of July”
5 months prior to our employment, we’re able to take the break that we baaadddly needed. When a lot of things are going on in your life and you think work is your only escape, it’ll make you think again because one day you’ll notice it’s just adding insult to the injury.
Continue reading “Elyu 2016”
I’ve never done hiking my whole life. And out of all the brave and crazy things life has made me do this year, this one tops it off — climbing Mt. Pulag with no preparations at all, just pure lakas ng loob. I never fail to surpise myself.
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