I was then introduced to blogging, which I find an alternative way of communication. Even if being an Engineer is my profession now, I can still continue my passion to write (part of being a journalist). Little did I know that blogging, would eventually turned my first dream into stark reality. I joined a writing contest sponsored by an airline company which prize includes a grand all-expense-paid trip. Out of more than a hundred finalists, I was lucky to be chosen as one of the winners, I am more than happy to find out that it was the judges choice also. And from the said trip, I met a lot of travelers, who eventually became my friends and travel buddies. Oh! before I forget, did you know that also because of blogging, somehow I can make money online to support some of my trips.
Let me tell you a short story of my first ever solo trip in Sagada. I didnt know what came into my mind that all of a sudden I packed my bag, reserve a bus ticket and when to Mountain Province. I left Manila at midnight, weather is perfectly fine. But when I arrived in Baguio, the strong rain suddenly fell. The bus going to Sagada was cancelled but there's one that already arrived. I took my chance, chased the bus through a cab and fortunately caught in La Trinidad. I was happy. But little did i know, there was a typhoon, landslides and rockfalls were occurring along the way. It was an epic but scary journey. I arrived safe. When I checked in, there was no electricity. Good thing I have my flashlight which lighted my room and it was also what I used during my caving journeys (spelunking). The battery I was using that time is Energizer. It was very reliable. I was able to use it for a couple of days.
See, a dream can be real if you will just believe and work hard for it. Every thing can be real if you will be optimistic and never let negative things ruin you. And also, everything will come on the right time. Great things come to those people who know how to wait.
Be energized! Be Positive!