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…

Couchsurfers and Travel Bloggers

This happened a few weeks ago or maybe a month already. I just didn’t have the urge to post but because I was tagged in a post yesterday, finally I have photos to grab and I have good data signal at an overpass early in the morning,  so here it goes.  They say, in couchsurfing,…

Tattooed by Wang-od, the Mambabatok

My decision to get a tattoo from Wang-od sprung from my want to have my very first tattoo, and what would be greater than having it in a traditional way, right? And at the same time, inserting it in my solo backpacking adventure. It’s crossing off two items from my bucket list in one trip (although,…

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…

Escolta! Architectural Appreciation with Kat

Since I’ll have a very early flight to Manila (12:05 AM) and I will have an overnight bus trip to Sagada, I decided to ask my friend Kat who was my very first couchsurfer and whose work and passion is all about heritage sites to tour me around her workplace. I didn’t actually expect her…

Breathtaking Sagada

I didn’t intend to go to Sagada when I was thinking about places to go for my vacation leave trip. I was thinking of Baguio then Vigan. But when I was already searching the Internet for more information, I think I stumbled upon a blog wherein their itinerary included getting a tattoo from Wang-od and…

How I Spent 11K pesos For My 10-day Vacation Trip

I go on vacation once in a blue moon. Really. I’m the type of employee who can’t really be absent and just reason out that I’m sick or I have some emergency. Once, I was pouring out to my friends over some fiesta food and a few alcoholic drinks how I wanted to be free…

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…

My Dream Comics

A few days ago, I woke up late for work because I finished this: I was up until 1:43 AM. Sometimes, when my creativity strikes, I don’t want to let it go (just like my writing streak) because it doesn’t always come easily. They are the characters of a comics I want to make. It…

A Kawaii Holy Week: Pamalandong with Japanese Couchsurfers

When I received a 2-night request from Jun and Sayaka, the first thing I checked was my duty schedule as always. Well, I was on off duty March 27 and 28 and AM duty on 29th because it was Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday. Then without thinking of other things, I said yes because,…