Tag: Expat in the Maldives
Filling In The Blank Pages
The blank pages I once filled with dots are now filled with words. It’s been a month since I started writing on this journal and surprisingly, I have been writing daily except for a few days that I was physically not able to.
Chandelier, Armageddon and Laughing Like It’s My Last
Kung meron mang magandang nangyari sa akin sa pagkakakulong ko dito sa isla ng ilang buwan ay yung bagong pagkakaibigang nabuo namin nung mga iilang taong natitira dito sa isla.
I Love The Rain More Today Than Yesterday
I stood at the reception, looking at the jetty and the gray clouds above it. I heard the sound of the faraway thunder and the soft noise of the waters pushed by the strong Eastern current. I walked to the jetty and then I saw the lighting. It scared me a little so I walked…
30 Seconds Daily
So, I just realized that my Sony FDR-X3000 has a time-lapse function. Meh. After using it for years as an underwater camera, I just figured out a new use for it. This just shows how bad I am with gadgets. Again, meh.
Quarantine Days Are Over + Heal The World Song Cover
I was quite sad this morning. As I was heading from my room to the canteen to eat breakfast, I saw half of the island people (resort staff) were heading to the ferry to (finally) leave our resort and go back to their home islands.
Day 10 to 14 – What Now?
Day 10: Ebe Dancel’s Music I couldn’t sleep that night. It was already late. But since I couldn’t sleep, I took my phone and started searching for Ebe’s music videos on youtube. So random. His songs are timeless. And as I listened to song after song after song, I felt different emotions. Heartbreak, joy, hope.…
Year End Dive
I left the island at 8am and headed to Male’ to join a fun dive. It was a warm, sunny morning, the last Sunday of 2019. I reached the meeting point at 9:30am and as I waited for the instructor and other divers to arrive, the bright blue sky suddenly turned gray. The round swollen…
Cafés in Malé
Whenever I visit a new place, I would always look for a food chain familiar to me. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food. I’m actually very picky so I’d rather look for food that my tummy knows, rather than experimenting on a new cuisine and later on regretting the money and food…
Postcards from Maldives
I’ve read somewhere, that photography is not about taking photos of what everyone can see daily. It is about looking for angles that everyone fails to see, unless you point it out to them – by taking photos (these aren’t the exact words but, something along these lines). I have mentioned several times here already that…
Expat Life in the Maldives
It’s been 6 months since I moved here in the Maldives. Time really flies and the next thing I’ll know is that my 2 year-contract has reached its end. I have written a few things about my snorkeling adventures here as well as my work life issues but I have not written anything about how life…
I Wanna Have Abs Like Dionne Monsanto so I Went Snorkeling
I saw the recent post of Dionne on instagram and I was like, WOW ABS! I heard she is a swimmer, so I came up with an idea. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNiQJ3hAEZk/?taken-by=dionnemonsanto I went snorkeling for 2 days in a row thinking, if I would snorkel everyday, my abs can come a little bit closer to that of Dionne.…