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Back in MNL!

Doesn’t the cerulean lure you into wanting to stay a bit longer? I can’t believe I’m in Manila already. Well after that traumatic boat ride to mainland, I’m happy to be on the ground, but I really wanted to stay at Puerto Galera some more. Work ensues tomorrow, and I can’t afford to be distracted anyway, so I’ll manage for a while. I will need to visit an island in a month’s time, I guess!

Crazy for islands,

P.S. Something in the past made me forget how it feels good to be in an adventure. I think I’ve regained my drift. Watch out for my Puerto Galera series!


Bicol Day 1

So you all know that I was invited to Legazpi City to talk about blogging and social media. My talk was scheduled at 16th, but I decided to go a day before to meet my friend Franzy and go tour around town.


I arrived at the city just in time for the opening of the workshop. I dropped by first to say hello to the organizers and I also met some of the other speakers. I was dead nervous to see all the students who would listen to me the next day.

DSC_0708Grace Imperial from Divine Word College hosted the event


The Workshop was graced by seasoned author and proud advocate of the Bicol language, Mr. Abdon “Jun” Balde, Jr. He recited to the audience a poem he made titled, “It’s A Weird Wired World” The original was in Bicolano but I thankfully, Mr. Jun posted a Tagalog version in his Facebook account! I rarely like poems but this one’s too witty and funny to pass!



Franzy and I met up around lunch. We left the workshop and headed straight to Embarcadero. It’s a mall beside the sea and seems appropriate also that boats dock in this area, hence the name of the mall. If I remember accurately, some time in December last year I found myself beside the sea also.

DSC_0718First meal in Bicol was in Biggs Diner in Embarcadero


DSC_0720Pop-vintage diner. Reminds me of 50’s Diner in Baguio City




DSC_0723Bigg meal (pun intended :P)

DSC_0725Rex Clothing cross tee, Thrifted gray denim jacket, Oxygen reversible jeans, Punchdrunk Panda Negatives plimsolls, Bags of Love UK leather holdall, Speedo square frames


DSC_0730The clouds were affirming it was a good day. I love clouds!

DSC_0731Literally beside the mountain


DSC_0733There’s a go kart arena but we were too lazy to try

DSC_0735Walked this road

DSC_0737And stopped by for a very vain photo haha



DSC_0745Was tired and hungry again, so we went to Bikol Blends to chill




DSC_0750The place has impeccable service, and the fastest wi-fi in Legazpi, maybe…





DSC_0756Tried out Sili Ice Cream! Contrary to popular belief, this one is not so spicy – it lingers on creamy side and releases the spicy sting on the throat, not on the tongue.

Was practically sleepless and tired so we opted not to go around that much. More of my Bicol trip in my next posts!!!