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Whoa, never thought I wouldn’t be blogging for this long. It’s been awhile since I last updated this blogsite. I also haven’t been able to go online as much. My normal day to day Facebook activity has been totally lessened. This is a good thing because it made me realize that I don’t need to spend as much time on social media just looking at status messages when I’m on my laptop. I can actually do more productive tasks such as working on my other sites that need more attention.

I apologize for the absence, but I’ve been busy.
So what have I been doing lately? I am currently basedΒ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

dubai burj khalifa
Burj Khalifa, The Tallest Building in the World

I transferred due to personal reasons and I’m starting over by establishing new roots here. The past months haven’t been a walk in the park. I became one of the many thousands of Filipinos who are finding better opportunities in this desert city.

I can’t recall how many resumes I’ve sent and how few the responses were. Maybe I didn’t target the right employers. Still, I can say that I’ve done what the average Pinoy has in order to get a good start-up job; and it wasn’t easy at all.

dubai airport terminal
arriving in DXB

I am now adjusting to the new environment. My lifestyle before has been totally different from what it is now. I’m back to a routine where I report to a physical office. It’s a challenge especially when before, I was managing my work online and travelling at the same time.

Now, I’m a bit more grounded. I am exchanging my weekday adventures to weekend ones and will be focusing on other goals that I have set for myself. I hope to accomplish them to maximize time.

Hatta Mountain Safari adventure
Hatta Mountain Safari Adventure

So what happens next to soloflightEd? I will continue writing stories about my Southeast Asia backpacking trip from time to time. But I’m more excited to share my adventures in Dubai during my days off as well as the places I’ve visited in this city. I hope to write more updates in the next coming days.

headstand dubai
In the desert

As for myself, I aim to focus on other challenges that have long been overdue. I hope to get my act together with my online projects while juggling a one-day off job. Till then! πŸ™‚


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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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28 comments… add one
  • Great to hear from you again Ed, you were always one of the most humble travel bloggers i know. Yeah a new job to save up for that RTW. Dubai wow!

  • Omigosh, we sooo need to chika, maybe one day some day kapag hindi ka immensely, painfully and obviously busy! 

    I havent been able to congratulate you on your new chapter pa! Anyway, better late than super late — congrats!

    Have fun in the desert! 

  • hiaobuffet

    Great job! πŸ˜€

  • lumad

    welcome to uae! (",)

  • Ben

    Good lcuk!

  • Good luck on this new adventure. πŸ™‚

  • I'm just glad you're back blogging. Keep us updated with your adventures.

  • Cherrym

    Back on the saddle πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  • Good luck on your life's new direction, Ed! Ingat ka jan.

  • AJ

    Glad you still have time for a head stand! Good luck in Middle Earth. :p Really, wishing you a great career and loads of pertrodollars.

  • welcome back Edz…..miss your blog.

  • joy

    Good luck Ed!

  • ian

    kaya pala antagal na kita di nararamdaman idol! i wish you all the best there in Dubai! 

  • Sky

    Another chapter of your had been open. Mas malapit na lng ang Europe sa inyo Eds. Don't get tired of blogging, as we will always be waiting of your off beaten adventures.

  • welcome back to being ofw! may the force be with you, edcel! seriously, i feel you're current state now. i was there before and i will be there soon again! struggling through life, regardless how hard it is, still imposes challenges. yakang-yaka ng pinoy yan! all the best! good luck!  blog lang ng blog! travel lang ng travel! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations Ed! I'm glad ok ka na dyan sa Dubai. Chat tayo soon! πŸ˜€

  • OMG! You're here! πŸ™‚ I'm really hoping to see you somewhere in the city soon…. and perhaps you can share some blogging tips! πŸ™‚ 

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  • wishing you all the best Ed! 

  • All the best to you in Dubai!

  • Glad you're back! Good luck.

  • uy musta na brad? murag na usab imong layout sa website? πŸ˜€

  • Thank you for the well wishes guys! Sorry, tinamad magreply isa-isa. wala masyadong panahon. lol πŸ™‚

  • Natuloy na rin! All the best to you, Ed!

  • VineyardNapa

    hi Ed!  my 2 friends and I are thinking of going to Dubai next year to see if we can get a job. Any advice for us? I heard that Filipinos are easily employed and are in fact preferred over other Nationalities in the desert city. πŸ™‚

  • Hi Ed! I’m happy for you! Mas matindi pa to sa mga dreams natin sa Palaui 2 years ago!! Ingat ka dyan.

  • good luck in your found soon-home πŸ™‚

  • Nice to see you blogging at Dubai. I hope to meet you there and have some beers.

    • Thanks sir! hope to have time away from work! Still getting used to the idea of the one-day off. See you around!

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