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…

Barcelona, Catalan, Beef Pares and Hugot Lines

Currently @ Pares kag Mami Haus ni Jimburg after sending off my couchsurfer guest Nuria from Spain. Too bad she only spent one night. She found out that there’s a ferry to Palawan today at 7pm so she bought a ticket rather than wait for Monday.  It was my 2nd time in this place and…

Calligraphy and Fruit Shakes

Yesterday, our department, OR-DR-PACU had a rummage sale. One of my colleagues who loves calligraphy brought her friend Denise Silva of Tigbato to display her stuff as well. I had known Ms. Denise from my sister who tells me about art events due to Mayad’s connections to these kind of stuff. And I saw her…

Tapsilogan Series

It started with the Kitty Hauz. Day 1. Day 2, I tried again the Quorum, the one I mentioned in my previous post. Sorry about this photo. I was just really hungry. The place was okay. The prices were very cheap. I bought the tapsilog for P48. Prices range from P28 to P60. They also…

Kitty Hauz and Re-routing

Sometimes when I’m on PM duty (3PM to 11PM), I just sleep at the hospital and wake up before the AM shift starts. Today, i woke up at around 5:30 AM and decided to walk to my boarding house (Infante Avenue, near Iloilo Doctors Hospital) instead of taking the Villa jeep. Sometimes, I do this,…

Couchsurfers from DIY Travel Philippines Facebook group

Marj (the one holding the monopod) sent me a message on Couchsurfing asking to stay for 1 night with a friend. I accepted because she told me that they will arrive at night time then go early in the morning. A few days before, she told me another friend will be joining so I said…

Triple VALEntine @ Bucari

I spent my Valentine’s Day with couchsurfers who happened to be named Valentina and Valeri, thus the title. That’s them in the photo above. They told me they want to go to a mountain, falls or anywhere nature-y so I brought them to Bucari, Leon. We started at Jaro Public Market to catch the Leon…

5 Things About My First Couch Hosting Foreign Visitors (Couchsurfing)

Before this experience, I only hosted once and she’s a fellow Filipino. I have received many requests from different nationalities including German, Malaysian, Russian but I had to turn them down due to different circumstances. I accepted a request once from a Russian couple and I was so excited I was thinking of interior decorating…