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.
Two years ago, I met a Camille Prats look-alike at the afterparty of Wordcamp PH 2008. A common friend introduced me to her and i originally thought she’s one of the representatives of Nuffnang Philippines, which was about to launch in the country. I later on found out that she is friends with a number of Malaysian bloggers that’s why she knows some details about Nuffnang.
Micamyx and Flaircandy in Singapore (October 2009)
To be honest, I was a bit intimidated when I first saw her. She’s young, pretty, works in an international bank, she can drive cars (and men like crazy LOL), she’s updated with the latest gadgets, she’s sporty and she can sing and dance. Who wouldn’t be intimidated with this charmer, eh?!
I had a pretty hectic Saturday last weekend. I attended the press launch of Department of Tourism’s (DOT) at Manila Ocean Park with fellow travel bloggers. After the press launch and late lunch, Eric, Prince, Winston and I went around and play around like little kids inside the venue.
Ada, Hannah, Winston and Mica
I was more excited for the get-together that night since the Nyoks planned a simple dinner for the one and only Batang Yagit. I went straight at our condo while he went straight to Hidalgo to buy a birthday gift for himself (Lens naman.. buti na lang at hindi na gadget!). While he’s busy scouting for the best present, we were quite busy… waiting for him LOL.