January 10, 2012


When I was still in elementary one of my favorite subjects is HEKASI (Heograpiya, Kasaysayan, and Sibika) maybe because I enjoy knowing and learning about beautiful places in the Philippines. There is so much to see in the country but I still have no money to visit these places, so I promised myself that someday I will be able to go here.

So when I reach College, I open a savings account and start saving my allowances so I have money to spend on vacation. Little by little I was able to explore our country and when I graduated from college, that was the start of my travel adventure via plane.

I cannot consider myself a certified traveler but I’m still proud of myself because slowly I’m achieving my dream and for someone who is not rich, this is really an achievement. I want to be rich with knowledge, experience, and memories, things that I know I can treasure forever and no one could take it away from me.

This is my list when I was a kid. 

1. Calle Crisologo
2. Lapu-Lapu Shrine and Magellan’s Cross
3. Mayon Volcano
4. Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers
5. Ma. Cristina Falls
6. Rice Terraces
7. Underground River
8. Pagsanjan Falls
9. Philippine Eagle
10. Corregidor

Being a full-time mom doesn’t stop me from finishing my list because there’s always a way and God always provides, I could attest to that because I’ve been in Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Magellan’s Cross, Chocolate Hills, Underground River, Corregidor and I’ve seen Tarsiers and Philippine Eagle using my own money. (except for Underground River – sponsored by my mom) Four more places to go because next month I will set foot in Calle Crisologo.


  1. You are so lucky you visited these places.

  2. Wow! kainggit! I don't have a list of places I want to go but I have them in my mind. I already fulfilled some of them. Hopefully this year I can crash out at least 1.

    More travels to come for you!! GBU :)

  3. I miss cebu and bohol! thanks for posting nakapag reminisce ako;-)

  4. The only reason I wanted to go to Chocolate hills where I was a kid was because I thought they were made from chocolate :)

  5. ^sana nga sis, parang kissses lang ang chocolate hills. =)

  6. no wonder you're one of my trusted blogger when it comes to reviews about food and places :)more trips for you and your family sis!

  7. jo - nakakataba naman ng puso ang comment mo sis. =) thank you!

  8. This is so inspiring sis! :) I've always wanted to travel too, but I've never been to a lot of beautiful places in the country yer. Cheers to more travel adventures to us! ^^

  9. sumi - don't worry you're still young. good luck to our future travels. =)

  10. Nice! Malapit mo na makompleto. Congrats! =)

  11. wow! you are a traveler Sis :-) hope that you can complete the beautiful places on your list. i have been to Lapu-lapu Shrine coz my sisters live their. Visiting from Memory Lane Monday, hope that you can return thr visit too.


  12. wow great achievement so far sis, one at a time im sure you will be able to visit the world or if not the world most of the place in the philippines and hopefully abroad, you are still young, imagine HEKASI na subject mo when you go to school hekasi is the new curriculum replacing the civis and culture before hehehe. you'll get there and you will be able to complete your lists

  13. I am drooling of the places you have visited in Philippines sis :) I like your memory message that you don't want to be rich materially but you want to be rich in memories. that is rare spirit to find this days. that is really inspiring of you to have shared your cherished achievements to us. :) hope you can join MLM again, the theme this week is about special thing and i just posted the linky today.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I rather be rich in memories and experiences. :)