Who I Met in Binondo
I remember years ago when Yahoo chat rooms was still widely used to search for folks with common interest. And people in these 'chat rooms' used to organize themselves and meet up to satisfy their interest. In today's era where everybody has a Facebook account, everybody can reach his or her long lost friends to be reunited again. Some has twitter account to grasp some publicly divulge information of their friend or favorite celebrity. People with burning desire or passion to express their mind or to share their experiences and adventures does blogging and makes it his personal journal available to the public. Some makes this as their living too. And I do have one but not for a living.
Facebook, Twitter and Blogs makes our world so small that information is easily wired via wireless fidelity provided by for on almost any establishment including our homes. And this so called Social Network makes it easy for us to find friends with the same interest and passion that we have.
PTB meets Mr. Ube
Being with people with the same fondness as you is a happy moment. And it was a happy moment for us. I met some Travel Bloggers in Binondo to hang out and hear their stories and to say mine too. Why in Binondo? Why do you ask why? Joke... We just showed our gluttonous character and eat and eat until we said we were full. We labeled this as our version of #BinondoFoodTrip
Before we dealt so much on details about that food trip let me just introduce you to my new friends from PTB or Pinoy Travel Bloggers.
Note: All characterizations were based on my impressions during the time that I met these people. Ergo, let us consider everything being constant for now. Haha... (Eco Lang ang peg? Lol) Pardon me if it seems that I am giving a Testimonial/Comment ala Friendster style. Yuck... Nyahaha... Let me start in order of appearance in short the earliest who arrived down to the last person who arrived (may pangaasar pa!). Ok... Drum roll please... Here they are!
Gelai is a sweet girl. Really she is. She was the one I first met because we were texting on our way to Carriedo station in Sta. Cruz, Manila. She is very soft spoken with a lot of words in her heart. In twitter where the meet up started, Gelai and I were actively twitting each other about our daily activity. That is why I knew that we will get along easily. And we did. In fact before we met, I already have a feeling that we were friends from the past (dejavu?). Gelai was the first to depart because of work but we made sure that we will meet again for an action packed adventure. For once Gelai will introduce me to climbing that will happen a week after we met and by that I will never forget her.
Angel a.k.a Gelai and Clair eating castanas in Ongpin St., Binondo Manila
Endeth and Kaiye writes in www.thetwobrokegirls.com What impress me with these two not so broke girls is that Endeth was Kiaye's professor in college. Cool isn't? A teacher-student turned to be travel buddies. There were some instances that Kaiye calls Endeth 'mam' haha... That shows that in traveling everyone can be your friends. Even your teacher who failed you... (I just don't know if Endeth gave Kaiye a red mark hihi)
P.S. I love how she writes on her blog. So refreshing =)
Valerie, Kenneth and Me =)
Kenneth, Clair and Me - The Picturan Group
10 hours in Binondo with these Travel Bloggers made me feel that I am surrounded by intelligent people from different walks of life meeting for the first time to feast about their one thing in life that they cannot let in the next 50 years of life. Whenever we sit on the restaurant conversation was automatic, so witty, and questions will just arise out of the blue without the feeling for an obligatory answer because you really know in your heart what you will say. You don’t have to think twice for an answer or story of sort because you have it instantly exploded by your heart. I believe this is the first of many meet ups with people with the same passion as mine. As the real journey is by ourselves it is good sometimes that you tag along people as zealous as you.
PTB at Wai Ying
If there is something that you don’t agree with, please let me know =)
Binondo Food Trip