Here I am with my late night thoughts.
While I was browsing the photos in my phone, I noticed that I saved this beautiful sunrise shot that I took way back in 2013.
This photo was taken while I was in Olango Island in Cebu for a local tour event. I woke up due to the ray of the sunlight, and when I saw this magnificent view, I immediately grabbed my point-and-shot digicam and took a snap of this. Hence, this is the result. See how the horizon is kinda tilted? Yeah, that’s how amateur I am when taking photos, but I’m so proud of this shot.
OK, it’s been months since I last posted in this blog. There were several attempts to post a new blog post over the past months, but there was no ounce of luck that it materialized. I had so many adventures worthy of a blog post, but as you can see, no new entries for the past 6 months.
So yeah, where did my blogging mojo go?
So silly of me to ask this via a blog post, right? I mean, of course I am the only one who can answer this stupid question. Well, I just wanna share it because there are other bloggers like me who took a different life and put blogging in parking mode for a long time.
I bet all of us are music lovers, no matter what type of genre you’re into. As long as you are enjoying the kind of music that you listen to, then you, my friend, belong to the clan.
The kind of music I listen to varies depending on my mood, so there is definitely no specific genre of music. Yep! Even international music like Indian songs are part of my playlist. But what strikes me lately is chill music. To be specific? Petit Biscuit.
Petit Biscuit. Photo by TheWebTape.net
Thresher shark is my favorite shark specie. I love them because of its majestic tail, which not only looks beautiful when it swims, but because of ita unique function and how the thresher sharks use it for their survival. Basically, the tail acts as a whip that the shark uses to stun its prey, mostly small fishes and squids.
The Majectic Thresher Shark. Photo from Google.
Back in Cebu, thresher sharks can be found in the famous Monad Shoal, located near the island of Malapascua. The island itself is famous for being a diving spot, that’s why many tourist, both local and foreign, are storming into the island to plunge the waters of Malapascua. Of course, a lot of these visitors wanted to experience a surreal encounter with the thresher sharks in the wild. These activities helped the locals greatly in terms of income and livelihood. Indeed, thresher sharks are a gift to the people of Malapascua
It has been a month since I moved here in Manila. Since then, there are so many new things that I have experienced. It is my first time to be away from my family and my hometown for a very long time, and honestly, it’s not really easy, but good thing fate is so good to me and I managed to cope up.
But I can’t help but feel homesick. There are times that I think of Cebu, my family, the place, the friends I left there. Well, Cebu has been my hometown and my domicile for more than 20 years, so this feeling is really expected of me.
Allow me to share my last moments in Cebu before I got relocated in Manila:
Show the girl your true self, and you will have her. Credits to the owner.
I first heard this song back in highschool, when a girl that I courted introduced this song to me and said that I should reflect on this song, because the song just fits with what we were that time. I added it to my playlist because I was somehow drawn to this song.
Open every Thursday to Saturday, from 5 PM to 1 AM.
You might heard of Sugbo Mercado – that weekend night market that springs out every Thursdays to Saturdays at Garden Bloc, IT Park, Cebu City (now they have a new branch in Cebu Business Park).
The location is very near the office, so my teammates and officemates usually end up deciding to hit this place every weekend to help ourselves whenever we are starving, especially to relieve all that stress from all the work that we had. With just a few steps from our building (actually, it is located across our building), Sugbo Mercado is indeed the easy vote for every dinner options.
While I enjoy most of the time whenever I visit this night market, I just can’t help but experience these struggles when venturing the place. Here are some of my personal thoughts:
Well, for those who don’t know, I frequently go to Manila. How frequent? I can’t really answer that. But I can surely let you know that I am loving my every visit to Manila. Most of my visits in the Capital City, I spend it with my Manila brothers. Yeah, we’re in a long-distance relationship, but you see, I made a saying that is very perfect for us: Distance means nothing to friends who are worth keeping.
As what they all say, “A picture paints a thousand words.” So, here are the highlights of my trips in Manila together with my homies:
May 2013 – This was the first time that I got to meet my Manila batchmates. We trained together, them being the main class and us in Cebu as the remote class. This was also the first time I met Romeo and Laurence. From there, our friendship grew strong, and that’s where the bond started to get strong.
From Left: Romeo, Laurence, me, Yvonne (pink), Shermaine, Charles
Before reading the entire post, please bear in mind that it’s been a while since the last time I made a post on my blog. So please, excuse me for a crappy post 🙂
Last October 31, 2015, I took my chances and visited the famous Celosia Flowers that are growing in Sirao Flower Farm, located in Sirao, Cebu City, of course. The flowers were a big hit back then, because it was a rare moment for Cebuanos to witness such foreign breed of flowers here in Cebu. The bandwagon instinct in me triggered and decided to go and visit them, along with some newly-found friends.
Hours after my visit to the farm, I posted my thoughts on what the current state of the flowers were on Facebook. My goal is to share the the status quo of the farm itself days after it became a hit and to you know, give reminder to the people how to act accordingly when visiting such places. Minutes after, the post itself became viral.
Damaged celosia flowers in Sirao (October 2015)