I remember clearly when this photo was taken. Behind me is a mystery man whom I’ve been following online since last year. We met in person during my first night in Siem Reap and I am still in awe up to this day that I finally met him. No, I am not in love with this person in a romantic way. I just felt like I found a big brother in him and he’s been giving me tips about traveling, blogging and life. He’s the man!
With the Mystery Man one morning at Siem Reap River
We were at the wet market of Siem Reap with a friend minutes before this photo was taken. I was scheduled to take the 8AM bus ride (Siem Reap-Bangkok) and I booked my ticket a night before. I wanted to go to the wet market to see a certain rare find there, but we failed to see it. We decided to just walk ’till we reach the Siem Reap River and to our guesthouse.
To cut the intro short, I ended up not taking the bus trip even if I made it just on time. I am aware that I just wasted $10, but I know that I will gain more knowledge and memories once I extend my stay for two more nights.
The mystery man handed me a scarf a night before my actual departure from Siem Reap. He told me that I can use the scarf on my upcoming trips. I am touched with this simple gesture. Ang sweet lang hehe.
After sharing my oh-so-funny-and-unusual airport experience from my Manila – Cebu flight last week, let me share to you the ’emo’ or ‘sentimental’ side of the trip.
Although I am sentimental all-year round, I can say that the ‘peak’ season of my emo-ness falls on July and December. It is the month of my dad’s death anniversary (July) and his birth month (December). For this year, I found myself in Cebu, which I consider as one of my favorite places in the Philippines. I dunno…. there’s something about Cebu that makes me happy and at the same time dramatic. Is it because of the people? I think yes. I have some good friends there that never fails to cheer me up and you can also talk to them about serious matters. The Food? Naman! The ambiance? I guess so. It is a city that is not as chaotic as Manila. If I had a choice, I’d move there or in Davao.
Maybe he is seated here beside me...
Prior to the Cebu trip, I felt a bit guilty. You know, me having fun with my friends while I should be ‘celebrating’ my dad’s supposed 48th birthday that week. After all these years, I chose to just be happy than sulk. I am enjoying but I never forget him. Never will I and I think he really made sure that I will not forget his birthday. Let me share to you some instances:
NOTE: If you are no sentimental fool, don’t read LOL.
When FRUSTRATION strikes, it causes SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.
SLEEPLESS MORNING in my case. My sleeping routine got worse and even I am not happy about it. There are times wherein I wish I have a meeting somewhere or have a scheduled trip just for my body clock to adjust. My dark brown window curtain is not helping either. It’s too dark and the bed weather is not helping either. I blame climate change for everything. #walangmasisiLOL
Choose Your Destination
Anyway, it’s CHOOSE-DAY TUESDAY! I’ve been stuck here at home for the past three days, but it doesn’t mean that I am not doing something productive. Well, I tried to list down some things that I would like to accomplish in the coming years (long-term goals). I just realized that I lost my date sensibilities after a coffee shop threw my planner (did they or did someone.. nah) and I have a super disorganized schedule. Is it really Tuesday today?
Let me share some of the things I choose to do (at least write on an intermediate pad LOL)