Northern Mindanao: to travel is to learn how to let go

Northern Mindanao: to travel is to learn how to let go

I am in the middle of life changeover as I write this blogpost because the day before my flight was my last day at Starbucks Reserve. And before I move back in to our home in Quezon City and transfer back to my original district, I found myself lonely in a lot of ways… I never thought leaving the people I always get to see everyday for 3 or almost 4 months would be this heartbreaking. Swear. Everybody knows I wasn’t the sweetest and most clingy person in the room but to tell you the truth, sepanx is getting so much real. And to pre-fame you about this, this post might be about letting go and moving forward.

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Solo travel to Siargao

Solo travel to Siargao

When was the last time you listen to yourself? When was the last time you disregard people’s opinions and finally put yourself first? When was the last time you made a decision from the bottom of your heart so that for once, it’s you who you value?

I did it a week before my flight. I was just watching a vlog about Siargao. They say, if it excites you and scares you at the same time, it only means you should do it. So next morning? I found myself booked on a flight that will replenish my soul.

Lesson #1: Just do it.

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A Travel Story: Back when I was in Baler

A Travel Story: Back when I was in Baler

I’ve been really tired and hell uninspired, sitting in front of my computer as I start to write this blog about my trip to Baler that happened 6 months ago. I know it took me so much time to document the fun because 1.) I’ve been so busy with my career and at the same time 2.) I was so down that my mind cannot concentrate. But now I’m here, trying to remember all the words that I felt in my heart when I was still happy, in Baler.

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To the times that I feel like Holden Caulfield

To the times that I feel like Holden Caulfield

Dear friend,

I hope you are having chill days, good friends and good vibes this November. It’s true that life after you graduate is different. And as I write this letter to you I am both happy and sad because I am missing something I’m quite not sure about. It’s pretty weird, isn’t it? I can say I was having fun with what I have in my life right now, not until I got a bit tired about the routine. Well I thought, change of fate will open a certain door for me, but it seems like it’s leading me somewhere to the wrong door? Or it might be the right one?  Can’t tell right now because I didn’t see that coming. But it’s pulling me away from something I thought I love doing. Not in a way that I am completely losing my passion for it, though. Or I’m not sure if have I already lost it.

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The Bolinao Trip

The Bolinao Trip

A couple of months before the holy week, my travel buddies planned a trip to Ilocos Norte for an adventure. And as you all know, I have never been to that part of the Phillippines. Yes, that’s why I was super excited! We have been planning it for a hell lot of times for the past years. But with just only two days left, with my vacation leaves all requested and filed and all, my buddies pulled out. What a bummer?! I was soooooo mad I could kill.

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DIY Travel Guide to Caramoan

DIY Travel Guide to Caramoan

Before I start writing my adventures in Caramoan and my side trip to Albay, let me just congratulate myself and two other baristas for surviving the 3-day trip to this part of Bicol. Because some people were a little bit skeptical about us going to a 10-hour bus ride for only having 3 straight vacation leaves. Hahaha so there, don’t me.

Anyway, this is probably the easiest way to get to Caramoan.

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