I felt like writing today. Okay, I could not believe this has been almost a year since my last entry – a blank one at that.
Life does get to you sometimes or how the statement YOLO is quite an overstatement. Or maybe time, to be precise, is as limited as it is; it makes you choose where to be – I would like to say ‘physically’ but I guess it’s also mentally, emotionally. Where you invest your time matters.
A part of me feels pain I have not had time to write here. This has been my way of feeling the slightest connection with a world of strangers who share my realm of happiness while making sure I do not forget. But maybe more importantly, a part of me understands why. A part of me needed to be alone these past few months – this sort of quiet that doesn’t just involve the absence of noise.
I still go to work everyday while fighting for my bits of happiness in places, in people, in stories I may or may not forget. Nothing has changed.
Maybe I just need time to be quiet. Will be back when I can.
(Keep going places, yet know when to linger.)
An afternoon of all things (forgive the word) cute – 02.20.16
What followed my visit to an ‘artist village’ is to a so-called ‘creative park’. It was not exactly the name that intrigued me though but the idea that the area used to be an abandoned wine factory converted into a place for cultural events and other exhibitions. My afternoon spent there turned out fun being a fan of trinkets (called “abubots” in Filipino) with a rather similar scene in my country wherein local artists share their crafts in pop-up bazaars and markets.
Indeed it was an afternoon filled with (window-) shopping for stickers, postcards, notebooks etc.
Continue reading [Taipei, Taiwan] ~ Little finds in a factory turned park
So the year is about to end and I am in some kind of panic as I have tons of stories and snaps I wish to share – some even from a year ago. A lot of gratefulness comes with that panic though. 🙂
I am not a very careful person with the things I own but from a recent trip, ‘life’ gave me a temporary scare – maybe to teach to me to be a tad otherwise or amid my down times lately, feel #blessed.
Continue reading Wallet gone for who-knows-how-long
I had to rewrite an entire entry because something went wrong with WordPress that I didn’t realize I published a raw article which was up over the weekend.
Anyhoo, here are my notes and snapshots on my second day in El Nido.
I am trying to put some system into my entries across sites.
So — while this one shares detailed ones, I am opening my Instagram for otherwise yet real-time ones. My account is private but will gladly add people who share love for going places.
Then my Tumblr is of photos I feel ‘representative’ of each trip, with link to detailed ones here.
And yes, while I still find drive to write detailed blogs, I am a victim myself of microblogs.
With the popularity of microblogs these days, I am having second thoughts whether I still need to work on my detailed entries for this blog. I just realized there are several venues where I share my stories – Facebook (of course still the most popular in the Philippines), in Instagram and just recently in Tumblr.
I am not sure though whether I am just becoming lazy or have just become disheartened by the backlog of entries or I am just slowly becoming more accepting of the change in medium that works, that is, actually get to be of help to those who are also interested to travel places.
So I shall think. And think again. Then we shall see whether this space needs a revamp.
When I started having opportunities to go places independently, I have committed to writing about a trip in detail not more than a month since – but recent busy-ness (and sometimes, lack of ability to overcome laze) has been making me lack integrity with such commitment. Quite an exaggeration, and I am not sure whether other travel writers could relate, but — that is breaking my heart these days.
For two reasons really – one, I write to remember; two – while I know that there are not much people who get to read what I write, but my writing about travel publicly is my simple way of sharing my stories in words and pictures to people as an unimposing buddy as they create their own.
To date though I have more than a week’s worth of uncaptured and to that, I quite feel ungrateful. (Yet, instead of working on that backlog, here I am ranting, babbling.)