Holidays Out of the Country

While working in a luxury resort in Malaysia, I realized that there were so many guests who came from different parts of Europe who dropped by for the holidays. They were there for a vacation and I wondered why they had to travel very far. That’s when I realized how lucky I am because spending for rest and relaxation isn’t that far within my reach.

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Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley

These guests spend a lot of money to get out of the country and experience nature. They go out of their way just to have a grand time under the sun. They also spend at least a week, too, in these places. A far cry from the normal 3 days/2 nights that I used to do when I was still working in a call center.

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Cebu Osmena Peak

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One Vacation after Another

You just came from a long vacation and now you’re leaving again?

The expression on his face was priceless. There was no need to answer as I understood that it was a rhetorical question. I just had to smile to eliminate the moment of silence between his eyes and my smirk.

Hong Kong – Macau – Cebu – Boracay

After a trip to Hong Kong and Macau, I spent one day working at the office, and then headed to the airport to catch a flight to Boracay.

September 1-8, 2010 – Hong Kong-Macau
September 9, 2010 – Cebu (working at the office)
September 10-12, 2010 – Boracay

Thailand – Cambodia – Cebu – Davao

After a trip to Thailand and Cambodia, I spent one day working at the office, and then headed to the airport to catch a flight to Davao.

January 18-26, 2011 – Thailand-Cambodia
January 27, 2011 – Cebu (working at the office)
January 28-31, 2011 – Davao

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Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau | Station 2, Boracay

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Khao San Road, Bangkok | South Angkor Thom Gate, Siem Reap | Isla Reta, Samal

History repeated itself and recalling these two scenarios crack me up. It’s such a crazy situation that even my manager asked me if I was alright.

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Visayas Blogging Summit 2010, here I come!

I will be attending the Visayas Blogging Summit 2010 in Iloilo! I booked a flight online and I’m excited to know what will happen on this blogging event which will happen on November 27 to 28, 2010. The Visayas Blog Summit 2010 will take place in Iloilo as well as the Visayas Blog Awards. I … Read more

Long Vacation Doing Nothing

I easily get tired nowadays. I lost the discipline I once had especially when just waking up early in the morning when the alarm goes off. Just bringing myself to get up proves itself to be a daunting task which makes me all the Much more when I’m working. I tend to think too much … Read more

vacation leave

and it was approved! A one week leave which I'll be using for more important matters. I hope I can mix some travel and leisure while being on a business trip. I haven't used my vacation leave for the year (except maybe for one). Last time I used about 5 days off from work, I … Read more

To Dumaguete and back

I’m tired from another Dumaguete trip. After the four hour bus ride from Santander to Cebu, I went to the office to send some reports and went to Informatics in SM City Cebu to continue my short-term class. Schedule is definitely hectic and my body is still tired from the different activities that we did over … Read more

planning another trip

I don’t like planning trips. It’s a bit tiring and draining cause I know I should be able to think of other matters without really stressing myself out. If I were to go on a vacation, I want it to be a vacation I won’t have to worry about. But considering that budget is constraint, … Read more

alas, no class and work!

For the next week at least, and work too! I’m just glad that my department doesn’t have any work during the holidays and our off’s during the weekends so it’s going to be a long break from work and school. I’m planning to go to Dumaguete some time next week or this, it depends. I … Read more

siargao part 1: going there

Day 1: Sunday March 30, 2008 COKALIONG 582 Php – Cebu Pier to Surigao From 7pm to 8am (13 hours) We arrived in Surigao at around 8am (13-hour ride) but the roro (boat) to Siargao wouldn’t depart until 12 noon (great). We just strolled downtown to kill the clock. We went to a barber shop … Read more


When I was a kid, since my pop is one of those people who could talk until the break of dawn with just about anyone, he had a conversation with a foreigner named Peter Statham who introduced himself as a high official of a surfing organization in Siargao. He was invited to visit the island … Read more

auto post

By the time you may read this entry, most probably, this blogger is trying out the waves of Siargao. Ever since he was a kid, he's heard stories of this great place to surf. First of, he doesn't know how to surf, maybe the net, but the waves, nope. And ever since this owner learned … Read more

in a hurry

I'm typing this as fast as I can, it's 4:30pm. By 5pm, I should be at Mcdo Jones to meet up with my fellow workmates. Our boat's departure is at 7:00pm and we have to be there early. It's a bit stressful at a point since I'm worried if our other colleague who's flight will … Read more