Friday, May 1, 2009

Today the Philippines, Tomorrow the World

Friday, May 1, 2009
As part of our highschool evaluation, we had to answer a set of questions which would more or less give us an idea of what our work would be in the future. My probable future would involve lots of traveling. At that point in time, I did think that the evaluation was wrong. I hated shuttling back and forth Manila almost every week. It triggered my vertigo so much that I slept most of the trips and woke up only when we reached our stop-overs or destinations. I never did foresee myself living in Manila my college years and more. I did outgrow my vertigo although it was replaced by migraines. I preferred to travel in daylight so that I can see the places around me and everytime I wished I could drive and stop more often than a bus taking in passengers.

Had I discovered that I could go into photography before I finalized my UPCAT, I would've entered UP Diliman as my first choice instead. I could remember placing architecture as one of my choices but I qualified for my primary choice. Two diplomas plus a year or two, not forgetting a detour I took, I'm finally rekindling my passion for photography and learning that traveling is something that I'd like to do.

After winging it at Anawangin and wanting to go back there again, I decided to see how much of the Philippines I've been to and be graded. It never changed from the first time I took it around a year ago.




My Lakbayan grade is D!
How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!
Created by Eugene Villar.

I'd rather have a higher grade not because I like having high grades but because I'd like to go around and see the Philippines more. Bakpacking would be a great way to do it, haha, but well, let's just see.

Finally climbing out of the grave I've been digging myself realizing that I can have something positive out of what I've been through, I've decided to make the most of this year (before throwing myself back into residency) and the years to come. I'm listing down places I'd like to go/return to (some for personal reasons) and hopefully ,one by one, blog about it.

Anawangin
Angono, Rizal
Antipolo
Batanes
Balatoc
Corregidor
Banaue Rice Terraces
Batan Islands
Caramoan Peninsula
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
Davao
Hundred islands, Pangasinan
La Union
Legaspi City
Malapascua, Cebu
Mt. Pinatubo
Mt. Pulag
Pagudpud
Palawan
Pescador, Cebu
Sabtang, Batanes
Sagada
Siquijor
Subterranian River National Park, Puerto Princessa
Taal lake, Batangas
Tawi-tawi city
Vigan
Zamboanga

Hmmm, now where to go next...

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4 replies:

backpacking philippines said...

go for it!

got here from tracing my site from technorati ;P

Regina said...

@backpacking philippines:

thank you! someday soon I will be... I'm still trying to convince someone to be my "partner in crime" :)

referenced your site here, time and again I will be visiting your site for tips and the like.

backpacking philippines said...

just make sure your partner-in-crime really wants to travel or you're just making your trips harder.

I don't recommend it, especially for ladies, but sometimes, it's better to be alone hehe

i added you on my blogroll to check your "progress" ;P

Regina said...

Crossing my fingers regarding my "progress" :P

I'm starting by traveling with my friends. Then hopefully bring out the "traveler" in them. I'm watching the weather for now, not a good time to start for a beginner :)

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