[SOUTH EAST ASIA] ► I just reached another milestone in life. When I was a kid, I dreamed of traveling outside the Philippines not as a worker but as a leisure traveler or a tourist (though I also want to become an OFW and work as a nurse in Africa and Japan or in a cruise ship). That dream came true today. This travel note happened on 16 February 2016.
[PASAY] ► FILE PHOTO: NAIA TERMINAL 3
I am shaking, quite speechless for outspoken words but the voice within me is speaking too much that it's so hard to handle; speaking so loud and clear that it hits bullets right to the target.
- At NAIA Terminal 3
- At the Immigration
This time I'm getting anxious with many 'what ifs' in mind. I'm now nervous thinking that I might not be allowed to exit the country. I filled up a form then passed it to the second immigration officer.
After about 15 minutes of interview, the officer was convinced this time and she checked the "allow" box! Yehey! I'm allowed to leave the ▼ PHILIPPINES
- Arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
In front of me are two good looking Filipinos and God forgive me for judging but they looked like a gay couple. They were just so sweet. A typical male Filipino buddies don't act this way. At my back are white men.
[MALAYSIA] ► A FIRST GLIMPSE OF MALAYSIA FROM THE AIR
[SOUTH EAST ASIA] ► TRAVEL BLOGSERYE 01: CHAPTER 01
"On the Road Outside My Comfort Zone"
[Indochina] ► Thailand-Malaysia Backpacking + Motorbike Riding for the First Time Outside PH
TEASER ▬ As a millennial, this is not conforming to the 'trend'—doing it because your friend do it. For me traveling is a form of continuous education. No masteral and doctoral degree could ever teach you the way traveling does.
| EPISODE 01 | EPISODE 02
[SEPANG] ► Travel Drama in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
TEASER ▬ My anxiety as a first-timer almost escalated to panic level. So there's no such thing as overacting because sticking to reality is the name of the game here. | EPISODE 03
[MALAYSIA] ► KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH
TEASER ▬ I was showing physical awestruck signs overtly while inside the bus because I was seeing different races. There are Malays, Indians, Chinese, black and white men. This country is so multicultural! This is my first bus ride in Malaysia!
| EPISODE 04
[KUALA LUMPUR] ► Reaching KL Sentral and How I Acted Dumb Stupid
TEASER ▬ You may not believe this but I felt so ignorant about this. There's no train station in our province so encountering a self-service machine like this in actual setting is new to me.
| EPISODE 05
[KUALA LUMPUR] ► KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH
TEASER ▬ The monorail runs overground. I saw the city of Kuala Lumpur in a general perspective up close—the modern skyline, the lush parks, the mosques, the busy roads and the residential areas. I enjoyed it.
| EPISODE 06
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SERIES TEASER: FIRST TIME TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE MY COUNTRY, THESE ARE STORIES OF FACING THE FEAR OF LEAVING A COMFORT ZONE. WILL THIS MAN RELATIVELY AFRAID OF BIG CITIES SURVIVE HIS FIRST DAY IN THE BIG FOREIGN CITY OF KUALA LUMPUR IN MALAYSIA? JOIN ME IN THIS BLOGSERYE AS I SHARE TO YOU MY STORIES OF TOWN EXPLORATIONS.
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[CORDILLERA] ► Bontoc-Tabuk Road: Mt. Province-Kalinga Boundary Crossing_________________
TEASER ▬ My blunt brain due to being deprived of sleep was instantly reset to sight-seeing mode after it hibernated for a while when I started seeing this wonderful view that temporarily locked my jaw.
[KUALA LUMPUR] ► KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH_________________
TEASER ▬ The monorail runs overground. I saw the city of Kuala Lumpur in a general perspective up close—the modern skyline, the lush parks, the mosques, the busy roads...
[MALAYSIA] ► KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH_________________
TEASER ▬ I was showing physical awestruck signs overtly while inside the bus because I was seeing different races... This country is so multicultural! This is my first bus ride in Malaysia!
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