VID: #JoarahTravels Kota Kinabalu 2017

My business partners/friends and I decided to book a flight overseas just so we can bond. Since Kota Kinabalu has cheaper flight options, we decided to grab it. We only got two (2) full days in Kota Kinabalu. When we went to Kinabalu Park, it was raining so hard pa kaya we weren’t able to walk/roam around the park. Huhu.

Here’s my 2nd attempt on creating a video montage of my trip. Cheers!



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VID: #JoarahTravels Thailand 2017

It was my first solo trip outside the Philippines and it was fun. I chickened out the last minute to do DIY tours because I’ve read blogs that it’ll be walking (and commuting) all day. So to save my lazy ass some steps, I booked tours from Klook. Hahaha! Four days is so bitin. Will definitely go back and will do shopping next (because I didn’t shop for anything when I was there).

Sharing with you my first attempt on video editing compiling editing compiling (ah basta!) of my first solo trip out of the country. Cheers!



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2017: A New Beginning

I can’t believe 2017’s first month passed by already. It’s amazing how for 30 days, I did nothing but lie down in bed all day. Haha! 

2016 was so good to me. I travelled to Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. I bought a small condo unit. I was able to finance my family’s travel to Boracay and Cebu. (Okay, I promise that I will take time to write about my travels). My brother passed the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. Our business also did well.

This 2017, I am hoping to achieve more and see/experience more positive changes in my life as an adult. Naaaks! I know we really don’t need a new year to start anew. Hey, every day is a new beginning. As a young adult in this cruel world, I look forward to a year of challenging myself for me to become a better person.

I came across this blog post by Joyce Marter months ago about self-love and understanding it. I realized how abusive I was to myself the past years. This year, I will be more positive and will make sure to affirm myself every single day. It’s time for me to love me.

1. I will read more books

When I visited my family in Bicol for the holidays, there was no electricity and mobile signal was bad. So I spent my days reading e-books. After every book I finished reading, I feel a sense of accomplishment and relief. Reading helps reduce stress and stimulates one’s mind. So I urge you to read more, too. You’re welcome.

2. I will travel more, if possible, alone

In 2016, I experienced traveling solo in Cebu. I enjoyed traveling solo. There’s no one to worry about and you are free to go anywhere you want, at your own pace and time. Solo traveling also makes you more independent and it’s more cost-efficient. It also makes you more confident and it helps you get to know more about yourself. This year, I plan to travel solo to Bangkok and Brunei. My fingers are crossed.

3. I will work hard (or invest in a new business venture)

DCS Travel has become our baby. However, in life, sometimes you need other source of funds in order to sustain your needs. With enough perseverance, knowledge and money of course, I hope this year, I can get into another successful investment.

4. I will learn a new language

Learning a new language isn’t that easy. It isn’t that cheap. It will be expensive. I guess this will be my least priority. I am thinking of learning Spanish or French. I did try French in college but really, I suck. Big time.

5. I will apply for an MBA degree

I miss studying. I miss attending classes. I want to learn more. I am craving for more knowledge. I’ve been looking for universities offering masters classes in tourism and I came across one university offering an MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management. I need to try it. I really do. This is for me, and the future.

Achieving one’s goals for the year isn’t difficult. I know there will be bumps and hurdles along the road, but if you persevere, if you are really willing to try, your success is within your reach.


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