The Good Things of Travelling in a Cheap yet rewarding way! (Philippine Edition)

Hello there dear readers! It was a sunny day here in the Philippines and the weather started to be cooler compared from the previous months we had.

I have visited some famous tourist spots and I can say that it was fun because you can meet people from different walks of life. Their thoughts may enlighten you on how you deal with your life and eventually they can make you understand other cultures as well.

I am deeply in love with a Man named (Y.I) let’s just name him Yoshi.I. and he is now miles away from me. We have been together for almost a year now and I can say that meeting him was one of the happiest moments in my life. We have traveled together and seen things that are a little bit different from his culture. I hope that travelling together will make us understand the world and our thoughts.

Okay! Going back to the topic, travelling might be a little troublesome for some people because they have a lot of things to consider like budget, accommodation, weather and time. Travelling should not be expensive but rather affordable and simple.

You don’t need a high-class hotel if you are a frequent traveler  because you will be just staying for just a limited period of time. You are there in that place to see the beauty of nature and also the beauty of the local people.

Here are some useful Applications/websites when you will be travelling here in the Philippines.

Which I can recommend.

1. ENJOY AN AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION THOUGH Travel Book (http://www.travelbook.ph/

Why I like this website is that they provide discount prices for hotels all over the Philippines. If you are from the Philippines and you don’t have a credit card, you can pay it via over-the-counter payment through supported department stores and payment centers. All you need to do is to navigate the website.

2. Safe and Honest Transportation in Manila ( Grabataxi)

One of the things that makes tourists worry in the Philippines is safety especially for taxi cabs. Well, say hi to Grabtaxi one of the most reliable Taxi Applications.
This Taxi application is just like Uber but I haven’t used Uber so I have no idea which is better. But this Taxi Application is by far the safest one that I know. Here is the website (http://grabtaxi.com/manila-philippines/) or you can also download the application from Google Play and App Store.

You can also try riding with Doroteo Ohavo Jr. The most honest Taxi Driver in Manila. He usually roams around the night in the Quezon City area and I used to be one of his regulars especially when I had my duties in the Hospital. You can be assured that you are in good hands with this guy. You can also read all about him from this website (http://www.rappler.com/rappler-blogs/katerina-francisco/88792-honest-taxi-driver-jhun-ochavo) Just text the numbers in the Pamphlet.
Here is his Pamphlet.

3. Cheap Restaurants around Manila
All you need is to have an access through the internet to navigate different restaurants in Manila or in the Philippines you can just check those here in these websites.

ZOMATO ( https://www.zomato.com/ )


Foozap (https://www.foozap.ph/)

That’s it for now dear readers! I will be making the Part 2 of this page on the coming days. ^_^

Always remember that TRAVELING GIVES YOU NEW EYES TO SEE THE WORLD.

In Solitude

Invariably left all alone

once more you’re crying sad

in solitude you weep and moan

feels like you’re going mad

Reminiscing the passion of

what’s now forgotten dreams

spreading sad the ashes on

what to thee vain so seems

From swirling dust we are all born

to dust we shall remain

and with it’s wicked painful scorn

life laughs won’t let you gain

They finally did come for thee

the walk in one dark row

so many things that you could be

instead you’re dying slow

Vulnerable, but still you’re strong

inclined not to give up

some things in life for you went wrong

but keep your head high up

Story of a Boy

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There was a blind boy who hated himself just because he was blind. He hated everyone, except his loving girlfriend.

She was always there for him. He said that if he could only see the world, he would marry his girlfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to him  and then he could see everything, including his girlfriend. his girlfriend asked him, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”

The boy was shocked when he saw that his girlfriend was blind too, and refused to marry her. His girlfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to him saying:

“Just take care of my eyes dear.”

This is how human brain changes when the status changed. Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.

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Life Is A Gift

  • Today before you think of saying an unkind word–                                                                            think of someone who can’t speak.
  • Before you complain about the taste of your food–                                                                         think of someone who has nothing to eat.
  • Before you complain about your husband or wife–                                                                       think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion.
  • Today before you complain about life–                                                                                      think of someone who went too early to heaven.
  • Before you complain about your children–                                                                                  think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.
  • Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or sweep–                                think of the people who are living in the streets.
  • Before whining about the distance you drive–                                                                             think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
  • And when you are tired and complain about your job–                                                               think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
  • But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another–                                               remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.
  • And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down–                                                               put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

Starting Anew

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People are really busy nowadays planning on what things they should do for this year 2015. Many of those who had already taken their vacation wants to get another one and those who were unfortunately working in their companies during the holidays are hoping to have their most awaited break within this year. Humans are a-like in some ways or most of the ways, they follow a set of instructions from what we call the SOCIAL Manual where you clearly follow the steps and you can be acceptable by the society itself.

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At a certain point.. that is the reality wherein people always try to blend in because sometimes being different is not always a good idea and it is quite lonely though.  The reason that I am writing blog is to empower, influence and inspire the readers and I to live and to start anew this year. Shake off your bad experiences and breathe in the great things to come.

We are currently living in different places on earth but we have one goal that is to be HAPPY in our lives. Being Happy is considered as one of the hardest things to find or to acquire, it is because we have different definition of Happiness. Being happy is a choice and it is individualize. The big irony is we are really hungry on the things that we think that can make us happy like a new car, house, job etc and the common denominator is, those things are material things. I can recall a quote lifted from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  and it goes like this ““And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  After reading this children’s book  ( Actually, a lot of people defined that book as like that but every line is quite alluring to the adult readers) I have realized one thing, a child’s mind is pure and not polluted by greed and I can openly admit that I forgot the child in me. The world became different a place to live when race divided, society confused and wealth classified us.  I know that the only thing that I constant in this world is change. THE WORLD IS NOT CHANGING but PEOPLE ARE.  We are changing the world into something that is beyond our imagination. We can make or break our own world and that comes with our happiness.

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We should not forget that every little thing matters.  We should count our blessings and not complain on things we don’t have. Live happy and Live simple.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Note: I Don’t own any pictures that I have posted in this blog. 

Bend but DON’T BREAK

One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.

When I think about the bamboo tree’s ability to bounce back or return to it’s original position, the word resilience comes to mind. When used in reference to a person this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression or any other situation that stretches the limits of a person’s emotions.

Have you ever felt like you are about to snap? Have you ever felt like you are at your breaking point? Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.

During the experience you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health. You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.

Life is matter of bending from all of our anxieties or things that can put us down. Just remember, at the end of every storm the sun will always come out. Everyone of us, has its own kryptonyte that can surely make us feel worthless or even at the worst, meaningless. But worry not! We live to find meanings and to prove our worth to anything that can put us down.

JUST REMEMBER: BEND BUT DON’T EVER BREAK!!!

Road Trip

Hello Dearies! I guess there is just a handful of people who are reading my blog. But anyway, what more can I expect? I’m just writing what comes out of my mind. Ideas… Ideas.. Where are my ideas.. I was front of my computer staring blankly at the monitor for an hour.. Fortunately, I want to share my experience on driving alone and actually, it was my first time to hit the road with no passenger or THE BACK-SIT-DRIVER  ( I can’t disclose the name of the person here because she can be one of my readers). For the first 10 kilometers, I felt jittery and worried about falingl off the cliff or bumping into another car. It was a 5 hour drive and that is only one-way Trip. But even if I spent much time on the road, it gave me a happy feeling to take these pictures below. Please enjoy.. And forgive my writing skill.. I just choose to take pictures and not to interpret them much because I’m not really good at writing (why did I start this blog anyway? uggghh Moving on).

This picture was taken along the road and I was quite amazed of the pinkness.

It was really a bad idea to watch the musical fountain alone because the people are in pairs or in groups.

Bitterly speaking, why on earth did I choose to watch it without bringing my family or friends?

This is the road that I was talking about. I was really scared but I have to shake it off to arrive my destination. 
This is the road that I was taking about… Uggghhh It is really damn scary!