2012 Ending Will Begin Something

(The “Shit Head Group” formed in Bali’s Bedbunkers Hostel)

Year 2012 started a bit grounded than my year 2011 due to the work I applied for before 2011 ended.  Which made me cancel the Davao trip scheduled January 2012 and waited until I can use my Vacation Leave at work after 3 months of being hired.

(Family Trip at Subic)

(Getting a tat in Davao)

(Diving in Davao)

(Zip Lining in Davao)

Here’s how my travels went:

(Surfing in Bali)


It may not be a full-packed activity trips but I always make sure it is something adventurous.  Although you may think this is quite a boring travels, this is my biggest year of adventure.  Why?  Because 2012 is the year when I decided to embark on the biggest adventure of life, the quest of beginning my life without borders.  A dream I always want to do but a decision that is really hard to make.  Finally, it came to become a reality and I left Philippines last September 2, 2012.  From that day until today, it is still a continuous adventure and guess what, travel is not out of the equation but instead, its the core of this mission.  Let me tell you what happened since then…

 (With Jamie in Brunei)

  • September 2 – arrived in Khao San Road (The Backpacker’s area)
  • September 3 – moved to my first apartment in Southeast Asia at Ramintra
  • September 4 – went to my first job interview in Bangkok
  • September 7-11 – off to Pattani, Thailand for my first English Camp
  • September 24-28- went to Samut Songkram for my 2nd English Teaching Camp in Thailand
  • October 27 – We winged a Couchsurfing event at Khaosan Road
  • October 28 – Dinner Cruise at the Manora (Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River)
  • October 30 – Moved to Patthalung, Thailand for a teaching job
  • November 1- Work started
  • December 5- Went with fellow teachers for a town trip

Upcoming trip before the year ends (and beginning of the year 2013)…

  • December 29-January 3- Khanom, Thailand… (Hopefully Koh Samui and Koh Panggan which are the 2 neighboring islands from Khanom.

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  1. I tried to email you happy Christmas and New Year, but I couldn’t find your email online (that’s good, you won’t get much spam!) So I’ll say it here.

    I’m going back to the Philippines after Australia to see places I couldn’t last time, starting with Davao. Your blogs have been useful, thanks!

    1. Thanks Dave, Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you’d have a great time next time you get there. Keep in touch!

  2. Carlo | visa-freeworld

    Looks like you really had a wonderful year! cheers for a fruitful 2012 I enjoyed reading your round-up. Good luck on your future travels!

    1. Thanks Carlo, I will surely drop by yours! 🙂 Have a safe trip!

  3. Emme Rogers @ Roamancing

    Looks like you had quite the year. Hope 2013 is just as brilliant

    1. Every year seems to offer something different, thanks Emme! I hope hope will have more travels too. 🙂

  4. Tiny Girl with Big Bag

    You really traveled a lot! Keep up the travels and Happy Holidays 🙂

    1. Thanks! Same to you, be safe in your travels and Happy Holidays! 🙂

  5. Claire | Traveling Light

    Teaching camp in Thailand – sounds like a great combination of work and leisure!

    Brunei is also one of my priority destinations in Southeast Asia. Looks like you had a great time.

    Cheers to a more awesome 2013!

    1. Thanks Claire! It is awesome, I didn’t know I’d enjoy teaching in Thailand which makes me realize I’d enjoy it everywhere my teaching will bring me. 🙂 Brunei is such a cool and easy to explore(only if they have better public transport system), but it is fun to see what they have to offer. 🙂

  6. it’s really nice to see trips with the family as most of the travelers these days would go out more with their friends. i like that tiger-like pose of your family!

    cheers to more fun trips this 2013!

    1. For some reason, I just couldn’t throw away traveling with them even just once in awhile. 🙂 Thanks Dong, be safe on your trips this 2013 too! 🙂

  7. Regine Camille Garcia

    A Blessed 2012 you have here! Can’t resist mentioning your stellar photo (surfing in Bali) haha Hope you have more great travels in 2013 L.a 😀

  8. Mary {The World Is A Book}

    What a great year of travel and adventures for you! Congratulations on following your quest and embarking on a new chapter of your life. Beautiful picture in Brunei. wishing you many more adventures in 2013 and a fulfilling new life away from the Philippines. happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Mary! The wishes are thrown back at you! Be safe always with your family! 🙂

  9. C.A. | Adventurous Feet

    happy new year! tingin ko mas adventurous ka pa sakin! Nice round up of travel and adventure, i went in bangkok last dec, i wish i’d see you. Enjoy the happiness of travel!

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