Hello!

The last time I wrote something here was around March 2019. From that time, I decided to stop a bit then I never write anything from that time.

So many things have changed. 2020 hits by pandemic. Around the world are suffering still.

I just wanna drop by and say hello to everyone who’s been with me since I started blogging 5 years ago! Maybe, it’s time to hit the papers and start busy writing about my thoughts and a bit of my life again. Let’s see how it goes!

Whoever reading this! Stay strong. Amidst this chaos situation we’re into. There will be better days coming for sure. πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’š

Keep in touch with your family. Make the use of our existing technology to be connected to your love ones!Message some friends or colleagues. It’s nice to check people from time to time especially this time. You’ll make a difference! As everyone is struggling to live. The small act of kindness will never hurt.

And above all, STAY SAFE!

Samal Island (DAVAO)

I never thought that I would definitely coming here. It was not the plan actually. I visited my bestie in Davao and we stayed there for a night . We always been traveling together since we were in Europe. And we almost spent our time, days off work, vacation together. Even though we both in a relationship. Third wheeling is not a hindrance. πŸ˜‚ Our partners needs to accept that dating me is having extra me or her around. 🀣

So after having a day tour in Davao and rainy night we decided to jump into a jeepney and headed to the port which you only pay 10 peso each to reach the island by barge.

So we’re asking everyone which is the best to stay for a night or so. Everyone is suggesting us not to stay in the port areA since it’s crowded and the beach is not that white. One girl told us that there’s a place called “Kaputian” which you can only hire a motorbike for 100 pesos more or less or taking the bus which is more convenient and cheaper to get there. We thought its only few minutes like 15-20. But it feels like forever. This place is where the bus is having their last stop. πŸ˜‚ We thought its just around the corner (the white beach) but its far away than we expected. We went by motorbike for almost an hour and pay 100 peso each. To unknown destination. Then anxiety burst out. Like “I did not tell my Dad or anybody at home that I’m doing this” . Road is a bit okay then the worst part is when Go down to the beach. Rocky and bumpy road all the way. Then we arrived.

To unknown destination πŸ˜‚πŸ₯‚πŸ’›β˜€οΈ

The “Alorro Beach Resort”

It’s white sand. Perfect sunrise and only few people around.

We pay like 500 each to stay the night. Luckily, the motorbike told US ahead of time to buy some food since its only a small /Village kinda way of serving there.

But we had a great time. A life time experienced πŸ’›. And I’m sure I will be coming back again there one day. To chase more white sand beach and waterfalls .

The β€œNew Boracay”

I never been to Boracay before. So, I really don’t know how it looks like in person πŸ™ˆ But this is where the Social media takes over. It gives you the idea how a place would look like. Thanks to Vloggers in YouTube who made it possible πŸ‘»Just keep searching and clicking πŸ˜‚ but everyone has different experience. You don’t have to follow what all these vloggers were doing. Just get some idea what to do’s and dont’s. And of course it will depends on your budget, the hotel, hostel or guest house you are staying. After all, you decide and YOU make your adventure meaningful and unforgettable.

After few months of “rehabilitation”. Here comes our a little adventure showing you how “Boracay looks like now”.

And if your Vegetarian? Check in to a place called ” D District ” they make awesome and delicious vegetarian recipes ever.

I left my heart in CAMOTES ISLAND

Sharing some random pictures we bring with US home from our recent trip from CAMOTES ISLANDπŸ˜… Enjoy πŸ’

We took a ferry (OCEAN JET) from Cebu City to CAMOTES Island . The journey took 1 hour and 30 minutes. When you arrived . Motorbikes,Multicab,Jeepney and tricycle driver will welcome you on the port. They offered a one day tour and bring you to your hotel/resort destination. We pay 200 each from the port to our destination (SANTIAGO BAY RESORT) well, Its quite far from the Puro port actually. We hired a tricycle driver to drive us there. We asked him to take Us on a tour the next day. We pay like 500 peso each for the two of us (1000 PHP) to visit some places and take us to our next hotel destination after. But we convincely asked the driver to make a stop before going to Santiago. We had some beers on the place called Baywalk. A lot of locals, public market, foods and Karaoke. But it was fun πŸ˜€

And Santiago Bay 🌊

We visited Mangodlong Rock resort (Which is free entrance if you stayed in Santiago Bay resort coz the owner of the resort is also the owner of Santiago Bay resort) it was like heaven on earth resort . I will really recommend this place to everyone who would like to visit CAMOTES Island.

Then we went to Paraiso Cave. Its like an exclusive cave for a small length the size but worth it.

And for the third stop, its Lake Danao. Ans I will tell you if you tell them you checked in from Santiago Bay Resort . They will let you use the Pool coz its the same owner. πŸ˜‚ But you have to pay for the kayak thingy and boat for the Lake tour of course. And their Food and stuff was amazingly super cool and friendly.

The fourth stop is Timubo cave. Its a long way cave but very beautiful, we’re not lucky coz when we were there . Its full of local and tourist. πŸ˜‚ That’s not a good timing. But it was good.

Then fifth stop, Buho Rock. You jump on the cliff and enjoy the view or swim under the big Rocks as the Ocean wave swing you to the rhythm of the water.

And the last stop is Flying fish beach resort. So from San Francisco Island we travelled to another island called Puro. We stayed there over the night and luckily we are only the guest who checked in. Well, at least we have the whole resort for ourselves. The owner was very hands on and very friendly. We went down to meet some local kids and over the cliff on the resort you can Go snorkling. I spotted the owner feeding the fishes with bread. I saw those fishes competing each other trying to catch some and How amazingly swam like dolphins. Theyre huge, coloured and beautiful.They also have a small cave lagoon 5 minutes away from the resort.

And the Island is really awesome . Untouched and not really develop yet. Hopefully it will stay at it is. And less Tourist to preserve it. And the most rewarding moment after the two days trip was to eat this halo-halo.πŸ’

Keep livin

Sometimes I feel like I’m in the wrong place or perhaps in the wrong time. I have a lot of thoughts crushing into my mind all the time. Or am I still longing for my European environment, style or way of life? I asked myself sometimes,Is it the right thing to do?Or Am I just like having some cultural shock?

It’s been over three months now since I’m back in the Philippines. The things I used to do and environment I’m in before is not the same environment now.Everything is not just right to me. I still remember how okay I am with things. I don’t complain too much. I feel everything is perfect and it’s okay. Like seriously? Everything is okay. I think it’s really true as what they have said that “you’re not the same person when you’re back” you are still you in your body but you think differently. Your perception about life before has changed .It’s so hard to adopt and think about it that “hey! I’m back but it seems everything change or it’s just me”. While others (friends and family) will misinterpret everything you do, your actions, and how you deal with things.

I wish I could just ignore everything and go as it is. But you know? You also need to talk and express how you feel without hurting or offending anyone.

There’s traffic when I left. But now it annoys me even more. Walking into the pedestrian lane and the cars still passing even though you’re half way on it really irritates me. I almost point my middle finger to the driver and look them on the eyes. “Like hey! It’s pedestrian lane.Can I pass first?”. Really? I’m really having a hard time on it. I still remember how fast I am before try to compete with all those vehicles passing and just ran off. Am I being so hard? Or I guess I was just being away too long that the things I used to handle very well is not my good part anymore. Or I am just getting old. πŸ˜‚

Well, I guess I have to deal it again with more patience, deep breathes and sheeps counting πŸ˜….And crossing fingers that I will be able to handle it with calmness and smile.

Sail with me πŸ›₯🌊

If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy. –Thich Nhat Hanh β˜€οΈ

My life has been a blessing. I’m grateful for everything I do have and the places I’m going and the things I’ve seen. –Leah LaBelle πŸ™πŸ½

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. –Anthony J. D’Angelo πŸ’“

Painting Colours

I wish I could paint my feelings into a great masterpiece.

Wish I could paint it as the colour of the sky as the sun sets.

Wish I could put every details on it.

Darn! I still love watching how the skies turn to orange, purple, pink when the sun sets.

Wish I’m there up facing it ,over it,and watching until the darkness takes over.

Wish feelings can be painted. Wish feelings change in some easy ways like skies. Flying over the horizon.

Wishing,hoping, believing into something πŸ’“

Winter on Spring

My host parents told me it’s very unusual in SkΓ₯ne to have more snow and have the winter atmosphere on spring time. Few weeks ago, I posted some flowers blooming around. And now, it feels like a bit of winter wonderland again. Weather forecast said there will be mixed of snow during the night and raining somehow and some Sunshine. But who knows? No one knows! But it’s okay. People might get annoyed on it. But I’m lovin it. I always Love winter time . Especially when the sun is up and the blue skies appears on the horizon. The coldness that touches your face while the sun competes to strikes some rays on your skin.

I hope you are having a great season πŸ’™

Two years in the blogging world

Who have thought? I came this far! Nyay.. I received a notification that today is my two year anniversary in writing my blogs in WordPress.

Time flies (for real) I start writing blogs way back when I was in Norway. It was just for fun or should I say I was bored. But, I really love writing. I’m not really good at it. But I just love it, like a hobby . My first Blog was all about Mindanao. It’s a place in the southern part of the Philippines. A picture of me when I went home for a christmas vacation. It was like a beach picture watching the sunset and the place where me and my classmates in College usually spend time after break time or after cutting classes. πŸ™ŠπŸ˜… It’s just the same view with sunset and day time scenery. I could never guess, it was the popular liked blogs I have. I got 145 likes to that! When I noticed that people starts liking it and dropping their comments. I was a bit nervous at the first time. I told myself. I’m really in trouble. I was just writing my thoughts and opinion. I don’t really have like a website references . I just write what I like and feel. That’s really awesome about blogging. You decide what you write and feel. You don’t have to impress readers coz I’m only impressing myself. Kidding πŸ˜€πŸ˜…

I was born and raised in Mindanao and stay there for almost my whole existence until I embarked my journey in Europe. It was just a simple try out writing. It was not really a full detailed article. I told myself, “Ah, I will just write something that I really like.

For me, its kinda a diary of myself. I express my thoughts and emotions on it. My optimistic side. My perception about life and some stuffs. Perhaps the other side of me.

And now, I don’t really post a lot of blogs . I’m not really kinda busy person.πŸ™ˆ I’m just having some slow time coping up some things right now. πŸ™ŠπŸ˜…And I’m still stuck with my nature obsession. Well, that’s what all started. But, I am trying. And I will still try to write more and share things with you guys.

To my followers and having their time dropping by,reading my comments and saying hello and encouraging me and appreciating all the silly stuff I wrote. Thank you everyone! I am not be in my two year anniversary today without all of you guys! You’re time and awesome comments means a lot .

Keep smiling everyone! JUST LIVE πŸ’•

Hugs,

Miesel πŸ’“

Spring rollin 🌼

Another year has arrived and another season takes over. What is your favorite season by the way? I loved all the seasons but I’m a huge fan of Ms. Spring. I just love it. I’m very obssesed with flowers though.

Spring has been so early this year. It was like early January when I noticed some small flowers blooming in the garden. Pretty early compared to last year.

I can’t wait to see all the flowers in full bloom 🌼