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Sometimes, all we need is to say yes.I already shared my first freediving experience here in the blog and I mentioned that my boyfriend invited me to try freediving. It was a memorable experience and I’m happy (until now) that I said YES to his invitation.Through freediving, I experienced a lot of wonderful memories and feeling that I haven’t done and felt before. Underwater is a beautiful scenery and it gives a different feeling each time I can glimpse of marine life. All I want is to stay for a much longer time with every dive…

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Freediving in Limasawa Island

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After our amazing experience chasing whale sharks in Pintuyan. We went directly to Limasawa island.Some of my friends visited the island and I heard a lot of good things about it. Actually, when we went there, half of the group had already been in Limasawa island. It was a concrete proof that the island is not just for a one time experience but it is a place worth visiting back. The ArrivalWe used up all our energy chasing the whale shark, and we were exhausted on our way to the island.It was an hour boat ride…

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Traveling is one of the most liberating things to do. No matter what kind of traveler we are, we can experience different situations, and from that, we can tell different stories to other people.I experienced different versions of being a traveler. It all started one summer at a time in my homeland, Mindanao, as a family travel. Then college came, group of friends started to explore the nearby towns in Cebu. After college, I experienced traveling with strangers in a boat for four days and three nights on an island hoping in Leyte. And recently, I experienced traveling alone…

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The first time I visited Siargao, all I wanted to do was to surf since it is the surfing capital of the Philippines. It turned out that the island offered (and still can offer) more than its well-known waves from the pacific. Me and my friends stayed only for four days and it was a good trip. However, it was not enough.READ: Complete Guide to make your 4-Day Experience in Siargao WorthwhileRecently, I visited Siargao Island with my boyfriend and we intended to stay longer so we opted for a 9 days trip.One of the…

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One of the good parts about traveling is that I can meet a lot of people. Whether I’m the tourist or I’m the local; It connects us to one thing, travel. When we went to Hong Kong a few months ago, we met a local named Monique who went with us touring Hong Kong’s temples. She even took a day off just to take us to their tourist attractions and we tried their favorite desserts. It was one of the highlights of our travel. I believe that the people of a certain place makes my travel more…

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Exploring Carnaza Island for Php1000

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It was almost a month of unemployment and all I did was watch Netflix on weekdays and freedive on weekends. Though I enjoyed (and still enjoying) both, it was not the routine I wanted. To be honest, I do not like routine because routine is lethal.In the last week of August, I got a chance to break that routine and explored the island of Carnaza, located in the northern part of Cebu. From the island you can see the provinces of Cebu, Masbate, Leyte and Biliran. It was the perfect destination! The island was not touristy and 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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This is a long overdue trip. We’ve been planning to visit Siquijor last year but we did not have the chance to do so. But at last, in the busy month of June where I tried a lot of things for the first time including freediving, visiting this mystical Island was part of the awesome list.In every trip I’m embarking, I always inform my parents where I’m going. I know that they are very supportive in my endeavors and I don’t want them to worry so much. And so, Informing them does not always mean…

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Last labor day, me and my family visited Palawan. It was a family vacation and though I was pretty excited about the fact that we will visit the most beautiful island in the world, I was worried. The reason? It was because of the planning part. I already knew that one way or another I will make our itinerary for this vacation. As I told you before, I’m not really good in itineraries, it stresses the hell out of me and though it was (and still is) not my cup of tea, I needed to figure out the ways…

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I’m in the deep. It feels quiet and cold and I instantly get why melancholy is associated with the color blue. But down under I did not feel any sadness nor being down. It was relaxing with a beautiful scenery to the point I questioned my whole existence if I was born in the right habitat. But even though my thoughts are startled and I tried to figure out where I belong, I’m still grateful I had and still have the opportunity to explore the ocean, the unknown beautiful world of water.How I got into this?So…

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