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After so many months of not diving. I told my friends that I am not sure if I still know how to freedive.Like any other sports, you need to practice freediving to be better at it.There was a time when I had been doing freediving almost every week. Practicing my breathing, equalization, finning and reaching deeper and deeper. I love freediving and enjoy it, but at that time I was not doing it to be a better freediver. I am doing freediving because I enjoy the company of my freediving friends. I always have a great time with…

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been exploring Mindanao with my parents one summer at a time, or as much as we can. We always make time to travel especially during school breaks when we are all free. I remember that last minute travel decision making was the most exciting thing to do. They are the reasons why I like traveling. My parents made it look so easy. We just go with a tight budget but always ended up completely happy with our vacation.And through our trips together as a family, I met Brenda.I was…

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We started our day with a beautiful weather. Before coming to Taiwan, they said that the weather was not nice since it was raining almost everyday. But luckily, it was sunny. Too sunny though, I was happy that we visited at the right time with a good weather.We went first to Longshan Temple. This temple was founded in 1738 by Han immigrants from Fujian.There were a lot of people, but according to Paula, it was not that crowded like most of the days. I guess luck is on our side. The temple has a great architectural structure…

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youre-selfish

“You’re selfish”A statement that we can easily throw to someone we know or we barely know.I asked myself “Why?”Why people say that, and why I say that to other people as well.Assessing myself, I think it’s because of heightened emotions and words that were just coming out of our mouth like an unstoppable train.A lot of people told me the same statement a hundred times and I always answer them with “Yes, I am.”I’m blessed that I am surrounded with people who love me, who encourage me, support me in everything…

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It was my first time to try solo travel, I’ve been saying it a couple of times that it was one of the most amazing experience I ever had.I volunteered to teach English in a Homestay in Hanoi, Vietnam. During my stay, I met a lot of wonderful people in just that short span of time. Because of them, Vietnam will always have a special place in my heart.Another thing that I always say in my travels is that, it’s the people that makes my travel more incredible. Whenever I try to recall a place, it…

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2017-travel-year-end-review

The moment I welcomed 2017, I told myself, ‘this will be a great year’. I was hoping a year of full of adventures, a lot of travels, and meeting new people. And now, the year is ending, I can finally say, it was an epic year for me. The things I hoped for was given to me more than what I actually hoped for. Including the unexpected things, the good and the bad, that I did not plan at all but I am still grateful for all those moments, especially the familiar and new people who made my 2017 extra…

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You might think that you are reading a post on how I quit my job and then travel the world. Well, this is not it. I’m sorry if the title is misleading but this is about me being bored while being unemployed and have nothing else to do. If you still want to read, here’s what happened.Why I quit my jobIt was because of my career growth….. JUST KIDDING!Two years ago, while still training for the job, a manager told us that a career is different from a job. He asked us if it was…

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This third Sunday of the month we went on a mission.This is what we do in a Mission Day. We go to an island where we feed and do catechism for almost 400 kids, we have talks for the youth, and we visit the houses of the adults. Also, the island doesn’t have a priest, so we always try our best to bring one and hold a mass on this day. It is a monthly activity that happens every third Sunday of the month. We’ve been doing this Mission in Caubian Island, Lapu-Lapu since 2012.Though…

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The world is too big, yet at the same time so small. Isn’t it ironic? Or this is just what technology (or I must say the internet) is all about. To make us connect easily to other people. But sometimes, it made us more attached to our social media life than our real lives. I can’t blame you, sometimes I fall into that hole and just post good things in my social media accounts to make my life more interesting. This is the truth that I lately realized; my life is actually more interesting than how I showed…

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island-mission-day-strong-waves-testimonies

Growing up as a Catholic, I always hear the phrase “Spread the word of God”. Back then, it was just a phrase for me that I usually use in making my reflection for the Sunday Mass in High school. An assignment I need to pass and to conclude everything in my writing, I shamefully addressed it as a simple action. And here I am embarrassed of what I did in my teenage phase. With this in mind, I come to think how the apostles did it. It’s amazing how they lack transportation, yet they were able to give catechism…

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