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Autumn in South Korea: First Moments

My trip to South Korea happened around a year ago. I’m not sure why I never got around to blogging about it — maybe I got too busy with life? I dunno. Anyway, for those who were waiting for my South Korea posts (if any), this is the start! I will post an itinerary soon after I recall everything that happened. :P

This trip has been one for the books — it was a surreal experience, and I owe most of it to the fact that it was my first autumn ever! The first time I saw the colors of fall and felt the cold breeze, I knew I was gonna have a great time. And I wasn’t wrong. :)

I arrived in Seoul on a cold Thursday night, and just like my first ever international flight, I was alone (I wasn’t lonely, though). Backstory: we were supposed to be 6 people on this trip, but 4 backed out months before and the remaining one was assigned to work in Thailand. She didn’t back out, though. She was just arriving the next day. As “sad” as it might sound, I was actually pretty okay with it since I never had/have problems with solo travel.

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Hale Manna Beach Resort & Coastal Gardens in Moalboal, Cebu

For the 2nd time this year (and 3rd time in my life), I went to Moalboal with another set of friends — my teammates at work (here are blog posts about my previous visits: chill / island hopping).

It was a Friday night — straight from our Halloween activity in the office — when we made our way to Moalboal. It didn’t feel like a 2.5-hour trip at all, what with all the talking and laughing that happened in the van! When we finally arrived at Hale Manna Beach Resort & Coastal Gardens, I was amazed at how serene the place is (even during the day)! It’s the perfect place to relax and just be in touch with nature. :)

On the night that we arrived, we just played some card games, played the guitar, and played some guessing games. Basically, we were just playing the whole night at our hut! Hahaha. The next day, however, was spent at the pool and the sea. Photo dump ahead! :D

chill night

Taken before we played guessing games all night!
Taken before we played guessing games all night!
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Life as of Late #009

I know I’ve been a really bad blogger lately. My last post before this was published a month ago, and it wasn’t even a meaty one (but I already updated it)! I apologize to those who are still waiting for some of my travel posts for reference. I’ll try to work on my backlogs again next weekend — weekdays for me are pretty hectic now. Aside from work, I spend my time reading news/articles/books, working on our small business, and spending time with friends.

Anyway, here’s what’s up with me lately:

  1. Last month, one of the Java teams at work went to Moalboal for a team building activity.
  2. One of my mother’s colleagues gave us a puppy! His color is white, so I named him Puti. I’m not so sure about the breed, but we’ve been told that the mother is a MaltiPoo (Maltese + Poodle) or a Mal-Shi (Maltese + Shih Tzu) and the father is unknown, hahaha. It might be an Askal, and it’s actually fine!
  3. Mumu also bought a Chow Chow (pure) named Yuka. Will post pics of both dogs soon!
  4. Making contact with friends:
    • I met with our friends from Gawad Kalinga one Saturday to have sugba-sugba and videoke night at Angel’s house.
    • I also went to Balamban with my college barkada for the town fiesta where we also took a short dip at Cambuhawe Spring!
  5. Mumu went home to Zamboanga del Sur for the celebration of his brother’s birthday, and I went with him. It was a rainy weekend so we weren’t able to visit other parts of the province.
  6. I finished reading The Martian by Andy Weir (recommended by a friend — great read!), and Mumu and I watched the movie yesterday. As expected, there were a lot of parts from the book that were omitted from the film, but at least it’s still good. I’m currently reading The Magician (2nd book of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott).

On a side note, my trip with Mumu to Vietnam is fast approaching, and we still haven’t booked anything other than our flights! Should I be scared? Nahh. Hahaha. :P

Island Hopping in Moalboal, Cebu

One of the Java teams at work went on a team building activity at Delgado’s Beach House in Moalboal for a weekend. Mumu and I are not part of this team, but we decided to join them since we’re friends with some of them. And we really just wanted to go to the beach. :D

Note: Most of the pics here are not mine. Thanks to Fatima for these shots! :)

Saturday was spent just chilling at the resort.

with vitality PH team

delgado beach resort

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Life as of Late #008

This blog has been pretty silent lately, and I owe it all to life being more active offline. Sometimes, it makes me wanna abandon this blog completely and just focus on living life to the fullest, but I know I have to document my experiences somewhere just so I can read about them in the future. :P

  1. After finishing the Emi Lost & Found series by Lori L. Otto, I didn’t proceed with the Choisie series as I have planned, but I started with The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott since I miss reading fantasy books. I’m liking the first book (The Alchemyst) so far.
  2. My headaches were getting out of hand already due to stress at work (and some other trivial sources) so I knew I had to do something. I started taking multivitamins (Enervon), and fortunately, it worked! I rarely get headaches now.
  3. We visited Mt. Talinis, and it’s the first mountain ever that made me wanna give up on trekking. Hahaha!
  4. I volunteered to be one of the facilitators for the Barili Youth Camp, a weekend activity sponsored by Gawad Kalinga and LGU-Barili (will be blogging about this soon). I miss this kind of activities, to be honest. It’s been a while since I last volunteered for a Gawad Kalinga activity.
  5. Mumu’s been collecting card/board games lately. We’ve played Mascarade and Sheriff of Nottingham so far, and they’re pretty fun!
  6. It’s the start of a new fiscal year at work! Change is on its way. Hahaha.

Oh, –ber months na pala! Merry Christmas in advance! I’m still clearing up my blog backlogs. :)))