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By this Author: Pnayvagabonds

Travel Buddy

Hoping and looking for a (through thick and thin) travel buddy

It's been months. I wasn't able to update this blog. There are series of unfortunate events that happen before Christmas. But it's okay. Today I am okay.

Ang reason kung bakit ako nagsusulat muli ay dahil kay NILO PILLOW. Hopefully pagbibigyan nila ang isang noob blogger na tulad ko na padalhan ng NILO para sa aking first-ever international solo backpacking trip sa February (kasama na sa unfortunate events kung bakit naging solo ang trip na ito). On the lighter note, I think si NILO na ang aking long awaited travel buddy na hindi ako iiwan (unless siya ang maiwan ko). Anyways walang bayad ang pag-advertise ko nito but since it's proudly PINOY made check niyo na lang ang details sa mga sumusunod na link:

Who is Nilo Pillow? This is a proudly pinoy character. Just click the link:

www.nilopillow.com

www.nilopillow.com
www.facebook.com/nilopillow
www.twitter.com/nilopillow

Sana lang may nagbabasa nito. But I will try my very best to update this. Sisimulan ko na ulit ikwento ang aking S.E.A. trip at ishare ang Seoul-Searching trip ko.

Sana din mapadalhan ako ng NILO PILLOW.. Harhar

Posted by Pnayvagabonds 18:07 Tagged nilopillow travel_buddy Comments (0)

JC is testing my F.A.I.T.H. (part 2)

My soul searching experience in H.O.M.E. (Haven of Meditation and Enrichment)

As I've said before this is a long awaited blog. So my previous blog (dated Oct 2011) actually happen around March of the year. At ang promise kong pagbalik ng Tierra de Maria ay nasundan ng October. Kung hindi pa nagaya ang Malditah kong kaibigan malamang hindi pa ako pupunta. So 7am ang usapan namen ni Monica Andrea (a.k.a Malditah) para sunduin siya sa Patindig Araw, Imus, Cavite pero 6:30AM na ako umalis ng bahay pero sakto lang din naman ang dating ko.

At exactly 7:00 AM binaybay na namen ang kahabaan ng Emilio Aguinaldo Highway papuntang Tagaytay.
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masayang paglalakbay patungo sa malinis na kalooban

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Naghanda ng payong baka kasi umulan

At around 9:00 AM kami ay nakarating na sa aming paroroonan
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Tierra de Maria (before Picnic Grove)

Isang lihim ang aking natuklasan kay Monique isa pala siyang relihiyosa. Haha! Bago ka pumasok ito na ang sasalubong saio.
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50 foot image of Mama Mary

I don't have the images bago pumasok ng chapel pagbalik ko nalang ulit doon. But this is the image courtesy of Moniq inside the chapel.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe and Jesus in Crucifix
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Our Lady of Manaoag

I really don't know what's happening but that day when I was inside the chapel but I felt that there is something I need to do but I don't know what it is. Ang hirap pala ng ganitong feeling may something pero wla akong idea kung ano. Pero kung ano man ito eh malalaman ko din.

Nakita nga pala namen so DORA tahimik na nagdadasal.
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Dora and her backpack

Humawak kayong mabuti ang Malditah humihingi ng forgiveness at inner peace.
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Malditah on her knees

After our encounter with H.O.M.E. we went to ALABANG because it's CHOW TIME AND MOVIE TIME.
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Gutom na kami
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No other woman

Check their website: Tierra de Maria

Posted by Pnayvagabonds 16:56 Archived in Philippines Tagged tagaytay pilgrimage tierra_de_maria jesus_christ soul_searching Comments (0)

JC is testing my F.A.I.T.H.

My soul searching experience

Honestly, I'm not that religious. Siguro pinanganak na akong ganito but as far as I remember lageh naman kami nagsisimba nung mga bata pa kami, but then again I recall kaya madali ako ayain because it is Sunday so meaning "Jollibee" day. After namen magsimba sa Sto. Domingo Church for sure walang palya yan derecho kami sa SM North Edsa para kumain sa Jollibee at panoorin ang Kwarta o Kahon. Wow parang ang tanda ko na pala. Then nung lumipat kami Cavite hindi ko na maalala kung saan kami nagsisimba or nagsisimba ba ako (kapag birthday ko lang pla). Opinyon ko kasi kahit naman saan pde mo kausapin si JC, pwde ka magpasalamat, humingi ng tulong kahit kailan. Hindi yun maaalala mo lang Siyang kausapin kapag Linggo. Ayaw ko naman mag mass kasi un ieexplain ng pari based un sa pag-aaral nia at minsan based din un sa pagintindi nia as a person. So nagtry ako magbasa ng bible at hindi ko talaga naintindihan (or ayaw ko lang intindihin). Aminado ako kapag may kailangan ako at nakakaramdam ng kaba kakausapin ko Siya after matapos nun wala na tsaka ko na lang ulit Siya maaalala kapag may problema ako.

But lately (mga ilang weeks lang ang nakakaraan), hindi ko alam kung ano nangyari at bigla na lang ako naghanap ng sariling paniniwala. Pilgrimage ba. harhar. Dahil ba sa may kailangan ako? Dahil gusto ko na matapos ang sakit na nararamdaman ko? Hindi ko din alam eh. Hindi ko din alam ang sagot. Although meron naman talaga ako faith kaso lang hindi ganun katibay. Masyado kasi ako matalino at sarili ko lang pinapaniwalaan ko eh.

Mga ilang months na din ang nakakaraan ng pumunta kami (actually napadaan lang) sa Tierra de Maria (Haven of Meditation and Enrichment) sa Tagaytay. At that time may gusto akong mangyari sa career ko so taimtim akong nagdasal. Actually may process yun una meron un popular na titigan mo un "four dots" tapos kapag pumikit ka makikita mo c JC then may prayer. Pagpasok mo sa mismong chapel, meron dun the usual lalagyanan ng "Holy Water". Next stop is "OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE", tapos "JESUS CHRIST IN CRUCIFIX" and "OUR LADY OF MANAOAG" bawat saint may special prayer and instruction sa tabi nia na nakaframe. After ng pagdadasal at paghiling meron parang petition corner, susulat ka tapos dadasalan bago mo ihulog sa dropbox ksama ng iyong donation tinatawag nila yata itong W.I.S.H. So un nga more dasal ako that time and after that day pagpasok ko sa office nagulat ako ng ichat ako ng aking boss at sinabing he want me for the position. So Iwas so happy that day and plan to go back to Tagaytay the next Saturday. Unfortunately hindi ako nakabalik until lately lang nung may hiling na naman ako but this time I know meron purpose kung ano man yun hindi ko pa din alam and until now hindi pa din malinaw ang lahat.

Pero kung ano man ang purpose nito hindi ako susuko at aalamin ko ng bongga... to be continued...

Posted by Pnayvagabonds 22:07 Archived in Philippines Tagged tagaytay pilgrimage tierra_de_maria jesus_christ soul_searching Comments (0)

Enjoying Couch Surfing!

A must try for every budget travelers!

So I've just discover a whole new way to travel, save money and meet new people. Three birds at one stone. Yeah! It's couchsurfing.org! I am just amazed with this although some of the travelers already knew about this. Good thing I was able to check other blogs and try couch surfing. Me and Monique's next trip will still be on February 2012 much to my excitement I send tons of couch request for our trip and obviously some of them decline :( because our trip is in time with their vacation. However i don't lose hope and two of them said "maybe" (reason being they have a not so planned trip and in time with their vacation as well) nevertheless there is still 50-50 chance that they can accommodate us. I try to calculate and that is a lot of savings for us.

Anyways, hopefully this will be a new adventure for me and the Maldita to experience. Can't wait to meet other CS!

Posted by Pnayvagabonds 03:31 Tagged travel adventure cs couch_surfing Comments (0)

First time??

I don't think so

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So, After days, weeks, months and even a year of deliberation I finally decided to create this blog and update it as much as I can (cross-finger).

I really don't have any plan to write about my travel because I just want to save it from my memories. However, as I check other blogger privilege I was enticed maybe this will be a chance for me to have a free tour or some company will sponsor my travel (wishful thinking). But the main reason why the sudden change of heart is to share DIY tour. This is really a lot of work but most of my friends always ask me to copy my itineraries (I have a lot even in places I don't have any plans of visiting). Why? Because DIY will save you a lot and when I say a lot it's really A LOT!!! You can even have another country to visit if you will try the DIY travel. But mind you this will be a lot of preparation and months of waiting but I will make sure that it's all worth it.

I really can't remember where is my first travel experience but hopefully I can check our "baul" of pictures and will try reminisce it. So first stop will be... I don't know probably tomorrow if I don't have any workload to do!

I will try to give tips on how to get great airfare deals, couch surfing and meeting your own travel buddy (after years of looking I finally found one!). You will met her someday... harhar..

This will be a bit of history of my own and my travel buddy's adventure before we meet. So watch out for our (mis)adventures!

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