Saturday, January 31, 2009

5 CITIES IN 14 DAYS (Part 1)

I started a wonderful journey 2 weeks ago upon learning that I will be undergoing a forced vacation from my office ('wag niyo nang tanungin kung bakit). Instead of taking it as a punishment, I took it as an opportunity to take a vacation and see other places that I haven't been into.

Sure, I was born and lived my first 16 years in Iloilo City and Guimaras. The next 4 years I saw myself studying college in Bacolod with sidetrips in Manila, Baguio, Dumaguete, Batangas, Subic, Aklan, Capiz and Cebu during my first 20 years of existence on earth. After a year of graduation, I decided to work in Manila where I was able to go to Bulacan, Pampanga and Laguna. It has been 4 years since I flew back to Iloilo to work, got married to a Cebuana and raised them in Cebu and worked in Bacolod. And it has been my dream eversince to go down South in Mindanao and witness the places and taste local culture.

That dream came true last January 20, 2009. I decided to start my journey down south.

I started my journey in Silay City, Negros Occidental where the new Bacolod-Silay Airport is located. From Silay, I took a flight to Cebu where I stayed for a night in a hotel near Mactan Airport. I opted to rest and planned my trip to Davao with a lot of itineraries for 3 days. I also took part in world history via CNN where Barack Obama became the 44th US president and the first African-American to govern the most powerful nation in the world. I was able to witness the oath-taking (which was a blunder) and his rousing speech also.

January 21, 2009 I took a flight from Cebu to Zamboanga. From the sky I was able to feel the excitement as the plane was about to touch down at the Zamboanga Airport. Although I only spent an hour in Zambo, I was enthralled by the fact that their airport reminds me of the old Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao. How I wish I could have spent the night in Dapitan or in Dakak and catch a beautiful girl there! Heheheh.. just kidding baka magalit asawa ko.... After an hour in Zamboanga, I boarded a plane to Davao where I was able to spend the next three days relaxing, eating out and.... finding myself.

(To be continued)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Ever remember the movie "Road Trip"?

It's about a group of guys going out of town to another state just to save their friend from being busted by his girlfriend over a piece of tape containing his not-so-sexy shenanigan, porking another girl. They go thru a lot of adventures and misadventures while the whole trip goes on.

Actually, that's just part of the synopsis that I saw on the DVD and I have not watched it ever.... but it's actually one of the surprise hits of the new millenium. Since then, movies with a road trip theme have caught my fancy. Too many to mention, but all of them have the same theme: Protagonist gets involved in a conflict, gets his friend to accompany him on a road trip, they get into mishaps along the way and upon reaching their destination, a lot of realizations were met.

Currently, I am starting on an adventure, where no one has ever dared. Thanks to R.E. who got me into it, I have decided to go on a 5-city tour starting from Bacolod to Cebu (1 day) to Zamboanga (1 hour) to Davao (3 days) and Iloilo (3 days). Sounds goofy ayt? But don't worry, once I have completed the trip, a lot of stories will unfold.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lucky '09 na kaya?

Hi everyone!

First of all, I would like to apologize if it's only now that I have decided to post an entry. I was suppose to write my last entry for 2008 but due to time constraints, my thoughts went down the drain and I opted to join my friend Paul instead in his radio work and the recent Matt Monro, Jr. concert in Bacolod.

I would like to thank the Lord for giving me a chance to turn a new leaf last year. 2008 was a special year because this is the year that I became a father to Horizon Shane Gamboa who by the way is already turning 8 months old next week. How time flies! I also had the opportunity to work in Bacolod City and enjoy the fruits of my labor while I'm working... hehehe!

However this does not stop here. Like an eagle, I intend to spread my wings and move on to other things. I have been in the call center for 5 years but I am itching to work on a different environment. I am a Mass Communications graduate but this time I want to work in line with my course.

Maybe a radio stint or TV or movies? Hope I get lucky!