About

Hi I’m Aysa!

I am a Filipina currently residing in the Maldives, a hotelier by day, blogger by night and rockstar in between.

I love spaghetti aglio olio as well as warm coffee. I hate coriander as well as cheese.

I love Khaled Hosseini, Tan Twan Eng and Jonas Jonasson.

Find joy in the ordinary – is my favorite quote. Hence I try to make  literature out of my ordinary life experiences.

Just in case you are wondering why this blog is called aysabaw, well, Aysa is my nickname, though spelled as Aiza in real life (but this spelling of my name >>> Aysa <<< looks really cool right?) and Sabaw in my native language means Soup.

Aysa + Sabaw = aysabaw

And why do I have to put the word soup into my name? You’ll find out once you start reading posts in this blog.

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      1. Good pm po nais ko po malaman ang pangalan nyu mam para po assignment namin panglan ko po ay kervin 🙂 sapagkat nangangailangan po ako ng aking ibabahagi para klase at sa kurso namin sa hrm maraming salamat po mam 🙂

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      2. Mam na check ko na po ung email ko salamat po sa info gagamitin ko po kase humanities subject namin sa ceu as part of my reporting po gawa po kase ng karanasan nyu po industriya ng hrm inatasan kame magbahagi ng storya ng mga tao sa nakapag trabaho na sa mga hotel currently freshmen year po at hrm din po ang course ko 🙂

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  1. as writers, we dont get the privilege of seeing our work the way others see it. We have this tendency to over criticize our own art, thinking it is and never will be good enough. But then we keep on going. There’s something about writing that drives you insane at the same time it keeps you sane.

    Sabi nga, kung anuman ang nasa isip natin, hindi natin ito kailanman maipapahayag sa paraang nais natin. May mga emosyon na hindi kayang ikulong ng mga salita. Gayunpaman, tayo ay nagsusulat.. tayo ay lumilikha. At sa paglikhang ito, doon tayo nabubuo 🙂

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  2. Ako po nama’y nagagalak at namamangha na rin
    Sa iyong tinuran na mahusay at di kaladkarin
    Harinawa kaya kong tumbasan ang iyong dunong
    Upang ako’y ituring na di lamang nagmamarunong

    Haha.. I was just trying to go deep in my tagalog but I feel however I dive deep into the water, my ass stays afloat. Yes, our tagalog here in Mindanao is worse. Aside from the fact that it was much adulterated by the Visayan and Moro dialects, we don’t speak it correctly most of the time. For example, rather than say “sasama ka sa akin”. we say “magsama ka sa akin”.. “halina’t kumain na tayo”, we say “dali, magkain na tayo”.

    It’s nice to meet you on blogosphere.

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    1. Hello Sir!

      My father is from Bacolod. So basically, when he and his sisters and brothers gather they will surely speak their dialect which is probably similar to yours. Unfortunately I don’t understand Visaya because they never taught me. But then, I really understand where you’re coming from.

      Thank you for passing by and it is a pleasure meeting you too 🙂

      -sabaw

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, too! I’m hoping to get my Tagalog proficiency up by reading yours! Ha! At any rate, I think I have a grasp of what you bring up and really like what I’ve read so far. 🙂

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    1. Oh man, you’ve read this about page? Can you see how horrible a writer I am? hahaha

      Google translate is not very helpful at all times so you can always ask about Tagalog words whenever you feel like hehe

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  4. thank you for visiting my blog. i’d been one of your followers for sometime now. i may not visit often, but when i do, i spend a lot of time reading your stuff. your blog is one of those that make me feel welcome. it’s like being home. KOTGW.

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        1. oo nandito nga ako. heto malapit na ngang matusta ulit at nasa 35 degrees na. ikaw ba nasaan? nasa gitnang silangan ka din ba? he he…chinecheck ko ngayon ang blog mo eh

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          1. hehe..ikaw naman! nigeria lang..abangan mo kung saan ako mapapadpad next time..maganda mga artiko mo..mahusay! sarap basahin..ano wrk mo dyan? 🙂

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          2. ha ha ha…isa akong dakilang alalay. sa hotel ako nagtatrabaho. ha ha ha…hindi maglalao’t maiikot mo ang Africa 😛 salamat sa pagbabasa ha 🙂

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          3. walang anuman..hindi na din siguro, balak kong bumalik dyan sa gitnang silangan, anong hotel? dati ako sa hilton.. ano email mo? 🙂

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    1. Hi…thanks for visiting my blog and for following too 🙂 Greatly appreciate it.

      I am learning German because I wanted to learn another language and I was looking at either French or German. I felt that the latter is a bit easier so I took a starter course 🙂

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      1. Your blog is nice.. I do not understand what you have written in Tagalog though but I love the english bits that I can understand…

        I am also learning a language and it is so much fun… 🙂 WIsh you all the best for German…

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        1. Thank you! I try to write in English as much as I could so every one who would randomly pass by can understand what I’m writing about. But there are just few things that I cannot translate in English so I have to write them in Tagalog 🙂

          Yes it is cool to learn a new language. Which language are you learning?

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          1. I am learning Japanese since it is very different from my mother tongue… It is difficult but I love it somehow… 🙂

            Your blog is fun to read and I have read a few Filipino blogs before but I don’t remember their names now.. It used to be fun to see something being shared from different cultures 🙂
            Have fun writing.. see you

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          2. ha ha Japanese is a really difficult language to learn. We had Japanese as our Foreign Language subject back in college and it’s quite hard. but anyway…

            Gambate Kudasai!

            And arigato gozaimasu for passing by my blog…see you around 🙂

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          1. You have a beautiful voice. I am not just saying that. Now some of the notes were off a little, but that is like me writing, my grammar is off sometimes. So I know it is a challenge. I encourage you to get more serious with it with a vocal trainer because you have the talent and your voice is lovely, just lovely. I hope nothing I said offends you, it shouldn’t in the least. It is because I believe in you for this that I am honest with you.

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          2. Hahaha thanks Tammy yes…really I am most of the times off key hahaha…..but I just like to sing or even compose songs…and I dunno if its not too late to get traines hehehe

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