Solo Travel: Iloilo 2014 - Days 1 & 2 Photo Diary
As some of you might already know, I went to Iloilo last January 2-5 for my first ever [local] solo trip, and first for this year. I don’t really have a specific reason for choosing Iloilo, but I do have a reason why I went there alone, and it’s to reflect on life and make some resolutions.
I was amused that I got seat 1A — probably because I checked in online a day before my flight. :P
View of Cebu from the sky.
I see so much green in Iloilo!
When I wrote my goals for 2013 almost a year ago, I wasn’t kidding when I said I felt this burning passion to achieve a lot this year. Sad to say, though, I wasn’t able to accomplish everything on the list, but I was able to accomplish some things that aren’t on the list. I still feel that I’ve achieved enough to call this year bold.
I actually don’t know how to describe this year in one or few words, but one thing I’m sure of is that I learned and gained a lot.
I used to make comprehensive year-end blog posts, but this year (and maybe the next years, who knows?), I’m listing down [some of] my failures and achievements.
Updates on a Christmas Eve
Hey there! I’m still alive, you know! I’ve been away from my blog for, what, almost 2 months? A lot of things happened during the gap that I didn’t even have time to pause and write it all out. So here’s a summary of what went down.
Yolanda + Relief Operations
After the earthquake that rocked Cebu and Bohol, another catastrophe (a super typhoon) happened that affected Leyte, Samar, and other provinces in the Visayas. Of course, Filipinos were fast to conduct relief operations, and I was glad to volunteer. I joined a team who went to Medellin and Daanbantayan here in Cebu to conduct a survey for the Roof for Relief project.
Java Projects Outing in Panglao, Bohol
I was supposed to publish this post a few days after the outing but when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Bohol and Cebu, I didn’t think it was the right time to do so. Now that almost 2 weeks have passed, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to post this now. :)
We made our way to Bohol in the morning of October 12 (Saturday), and who would’ve thought it would be that windy? We were swaying with the waves during the whole trip in the fast craft, and I was actually scared at first but got confident later on that I slept through it. :P
We arrived at Bagobo Beach Resort in Panglao, Bohol after 2 hours of travel. I was really hungry since I didn’t have breakfast. Luckily, the lechon baboy that we ordered was delivered early, so we ate it for brunch! We actually didn’t have activities planned out since we were there to chill and have fun, so chill and have fun we did!
An Enchanted Weekend
Last Friday night, I flew back to Manila together with my GK friends for Gawad Kalinga's 10th anniversary celebration the following day. We were out very early on Saturday morning to go to GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan!
It’s my second time there (my first was last year, also during the GK Expo), and I can say the place has improved! There were a lot of people who came to celebrate with GK, and because of the crowd, we just decided to roam around and take pictures.