What Pinoy Boy Has Been Up To

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This is really weird. Writing again now seems like writing for Pinoy Boy Journals for the very first time. I have been postponing my return here because i feel i wasn't ready yet to share with you all my musings. I've been busy with too many things. 

Gladly, it has not been a rough few months, err years for me, nor has it been troublesome in any situation you could think of. Practically speaking, there's nothing wrong with my life. And i feel so blessed to be able to do the things i want to do, buy stuff i've long wanted, and of course travel to places i want to go to. As cliche as it may sound, I've been ticking that bucket list. But there's more to life, really. 


Over the past few months, my itchy feet has lead me to go back to South Korea and Japan, two countries which i will never get tired of going. For one, i love the weather during spring and autumn. I like the crisp cool air of my mornings with a hot cup of cocoa in one hand. It has been almost 2 years since i last smoked a cigarette. And for me, it's one of my greatest achievements. So, enjoying the cool breeze without a ciggie is quite a statement. And my good friend Jihoon has been the best host roaming around Seoul and beyond with me. He's now in South America, as of this writing, fulfilling his lifelong fantasy of circumnavigating the Andes. Awesome!


Most recently also, through the thoughtfulness and generosity of my blogger friends, i was tagged along on a trip to India, a country i have almost forgotten. It has been almost 7 years since i've been to this unbelievably fascinating country. 7 years ago, i traveled around Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Jaipur. 


A few weeks ago, i flew down south to Kerala and had a grand time with my friends. Kerala is exotic, and the people are really friendly. Somehow, the seaside vibe makes everyone here totally relaxed. Of course, i won't go into detail about the curfew. That's another story altogether.


If you've been reading this blog, you know that i always travel solo. It has been my signature style of traveling. But as years pass by, i realize how it's also nice to travel with the people you share a common interest with, aside from your family. It's quite challenging at first for solo travelers, but in a nutshell, it's an eye-opener. There's more to it, really.



I've read countless number of stories about the author apologizing for the lack of blog posts, and promising to write more. I don't want to promise anything. I'll just keep things simple. This blog will never go away. I will always pay the annual fee for this domain to immortalize all my journeys around the Philippines and beyond. It may not always be updated, but at least it's existing. And whenever i feel like it, i will write. I don't want to be a successful online personality that's overworked and uninspired. 

This is my world. And this is how i choose to see it. Travel with me. This is Pinoy Boy Journals. 

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