Wazzup, mananap? That word is Cebuano for “animal”, by the way. But I don’t mean it in a bad way — I just thought it’s a perfect rhyme. Haha! Anyway, how have you been lately? Me, I’ve been busy with the usual stuff — work, business, and of course, offline life. I do have that, you know! :P
- I went home to Cebu last month to celebrate Sinulog. FYI, it’s the only time of the year that I party hard! But of course, I didn’t forget the real essence of this celebration. :)
- The number of our Cebuano friends here in Manila is growing, and because we’re such a clingy bunch, we hosted a lot of mini-parties just to get everyone together — birthdays, house warming, movie marathon… Even ordinary days become so lively! This is what happens when everyone is away from their loved ones. :))
- I’ve started adopting a simpler lifestyle. Leo Babauta‘s book Zen to Done is currently my go-to reference when it comes to being productive, the minimalist way. For those who don’t know, Leo Babauta is the author of zenhabits.net. I still find it hard to stick to the habits I’m supposed to make, but I’m trying to get there. :P
- As you may have noticed, I’ve starting rewriting/republishing my travel posts from my previous blog. I’m aiming to clear my backlogs by the first quarter of this year. Coming up are blog posts for my 2014 trips in Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Cebu, Tagaytay, Volcano Island, El Nido, Puerto Princesa, and South Korea!
- Ten days to go until our Mt. Pulag trek! Honestly, I’m kind of scared ‘coz we’re taking the Akiki trail, also known as the “killer trail”. My friends from Cebu already had pre-climb activities, and I’m just doing cardio workouts at home. I also started using the stairs to go up from ground floor to our condo unit on the 14th floor. It’s already pretty exhausting, so I can’t imagine myself trying to overcome the assault to Mt. Pulag’s summit. I’ll need all the strength (and luck) in the world!
- After almost 7 years of online friendship, I finally met Anna, Kisty, and April! I’ve just known them through Twitter and through their blogs, so it was kind of revealing to finally put a voice and attitude on the faces I only saw online! Kisty was very bubbly and talkative; Anna is the techie one and was the photographer of the group (she was the one holding April’s camera most of the time, and she even brought her Instax printer); and April really has the makings of a teacher (based on what I’ve observed while she & Anna were doing calligraphy stuff). We were together for 6 hours — Landmark, Commune Cafe + Bar, Mary Grace Cafe, around Glorietta — and talked about a lot of random topics, from arts to travel! I’m so glad I was able to spend time with them before I go back to Cebu. <3
The past few weeks haven’t been that eventful when it comes to out-of-town travels, but I’m so excited for our upcoming ones! :D