A few months ago, when I checked my message requests, I found a message from someone I didn’t recognize. It was from MARVIN, a boatman we hired for an island hopping tour a few years ago. He was using his wife’s FB account coz he didn’t have one.
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At the end of every year, it had been customary on this blog that I publish the top songs that I listened to during the travel. That is, until last year, when the word “travel” was completely obliterated from my calendar, and to a certain extent, my overall mindset. Overcome by a nagging fear of…
The past two years were a blur. I didn’t think it was possible to feel like so many things happened and nothing much really happened at the same time. But there they were, 2020 & 2021. The strangest of all my years.
Since we decided to work together on our travel blogs, Asta and I have been inseparable. From tours abroad to local road trips to the friendly neighborhood isawan sa kanto, we are each other’s kaladkarin friend. We’ve traveled together ng summer or winter, maulan or maaraw, planned or spontaneous.
Nung college, we were classmates for only a few courses but we were seatmates in most of them. Pero whenever we felt bored sa class (hahaha), we would play a scribbled version of 𝐖𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑.
Soooo I re-listened to Mariah Carey’s entire discography (because whyyyy notttt?!), and I can definitively say that these four are my favorite albums (in order):
When I look back on our Euro trip last year, I find myself in Lisbon. I don’t know why. We didn’t tour much. We didn’t see much. And it was our second-to-last stop, so we were pretty exhausted at that point. We chose to just chill and take it slow. But over the years I…