Seize Sicogon!

*This is not an itinerary post. I’ll just post photos and some facts for your reference. As a nurse, I was assigned in the OR-DR-PACU and it was a special area with super high levels of toxicity. So when a chance presented itself, many of us grabbed the opportunity to be stress-free for two days….

The P4,000 10-Day Boracay Survival Challenge

Around 2015, I started with Couchsurfing just accepting guests. And so I met travelers and I heard many interesting and weird and crazy travel stories. At that time, I just sigh and and say,  “I wish I could travel too.” When they ask me why not, I tell them I don’t have money. And I…

My First Volunteer Experience in Boracay

Disclaimer: This is not a travel itinerary post. Obviously, it’s thought catalog-ish. Days or even months before my annual vacation leave this April, I thought of traveling like what I have started for the past two vacation leaves I had. With my Facebook feed saturated with many travel photos as travel inspirations, none of them…

Cabas-an Cold Springs

It was Baby Barbie’s christening (my cousin’s daughter) and I stood as godmother. She was indeed special because it so happened that her mother gave birth to her when she was admitted for dengue. And it so happened I was the nurse in duty that very early in the morning.  It was held in Passi…

Tatlong Pulo, Guimaras: Pre-Valentine’s Day Fourthwheeling

So my friends Jing-Jing and Mario invited me to a day trip to Tatlong Pulo at Guimaras to celebrate Jing-Jing’s mother’s birthday. They brought my ihada (godkid– is there even such a term to merge goddaughter+godson?), hence, fourthwheeling. Haha! I met them at the Ortiz Wharf at nearly 8 AM coming straight from a 12-hour…

Piso Fare Sale and Broken Hearts

It was around 12 midnight when I was just browsing the Internet for random stuff. A “ting” came by and I shifted my gaze from the center of the phone screen into the top part to see my notifications. [Some image] PISO Fare… I panicked but I’ve faced this battle before so I was prepared….

5 Life Lessons from Goblin

Goblin just ended and it crushed my heart. The whole time I was watching the last two episodes, I was squeezing my chest with the intensity much like how the Grim Reaper and Sunny cry their hearts out when faced with their ill-fated love and much like Eun Tak crying in episode 14. It was…

Nadsadjan Falls

My first time going to the falls was February last year. I went there with my co-workers to celebrate our one year of being in the OR (where we formed our little group Debayke). The second time, last January 2, was supposed to be our high school barkada getaway but due to the alam-mo-na planned…

Never Had A Better Year: Farewell with a Smile, 2016

In my mind, I think last 2016 was my loser year. I have not advanced in my career nor have I taken any step towards my goal to shift career.  But when I met 2017 this year, I think this was so far the New Year that I’m satisfied with everything that I had done…

Boracay Escape: 3D2N for P4,200 on a Peak Season

The holidays… Vacation time for many but not for the few chosen nurses. Fortunately, I’m not one of them. *evil laugh* Having three days off duty, I decided on a Boracay getaway. I’ve been there thrice before but either for a conference or on a family vacation. Day one was my chill day, no itinerary,…

Hilaw na Vietnamese: My 4-day trip to Saigon (15K all-in)

No more intro, let’s start! IMMIGRATION Yes, I’d like to mention this particular thing. But I deleted the almost one paragraph I had already typed because I might just make a separate post for that. Not that I’m a frequent traveler. I was nervous. I’m traveling alone. That was my first time traveling alone outside…

Couchsurfers Need Lazy Days

If you’re traveling for quite some time, you will have days when you don’t feel like climbing mountains or going to the beach or roaming around the city and its tourist spots. For Jagoda, the latest couchsurfer who I hosted, that’s the case especially that she had a flu. Jagoda is from Poland. She’s the…