Life Lately No. 3

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

Currently drafting this on my phone, in the dark, with the fan on speed three with a pomegranate sheet mask on my face. Feeling super relaxed tonight, especially since its a long weekend (hooray for three day weekends!). It’s raining at the moment and the sound of the raindrops is quite soothing.

It’s already the middle of August and I’ve been so busy at work lately, but I still wanted to update you guys on my June and July, hehe. ☺ Thinking back to it now feels like it was so long ago and it’s so weird to think that in a few days Christmas songs will already be playing in the Philippines, plus I’ll be turning 24! Ekkk.

Here are a few highlights from the past two months + my random thoughts that come with it.

Blog Update: My hosting expired! I renewed it again for just a month, which gave me enough time to find another one. And after three weeks of searching and tediously checking reviews I finally decided on one. I moved my host, changed my nameservers, downloaded a backup just in case and hopefully everything should be okay from here on in.

In all honesty it’s quite a lot of work! I really don’t think people realize how much it costs or how much effort it is to run a blog. Hehehe! Anyway, everyone knows I do it cause I love it and I’m always so grateful when my friends and family like/comment on my posts or share them. ✌ makes me all fuzzy inside hehe.

Dumaguete, Negros Oriental: Here are a few photos from my family’s quick trip to Dumaguete. Ill be writing a complete post about this in the coming week so definitely watch out for it!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here but our tickets were actually free! Long story short, we were bumped off our return flight from Boracay to Manila and Cebu Pacific offered us P1,000 cash OR return flights anywhere in the Philippines. Evidently we chose the latter spent three days and 2 nights in Dumaguete.

Memories: If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about myself over the years it would be that I’m very sentimental, haha! I was cleaning up my room and managed to find a bunch of things that I’ve had since my primary, intermediate and high school years in New Zealand. It brought back a lot of nice memories! There were also some random things that I’ve kept like a bunch movie tickets, silly notes, even bus tickets for crying out loud, hahaha. It sounds crazy but I just couldn’t bring myself to throw those things out. Keeping these forever!

I went wake boarding for the first time ever! My friends and I originally planned to spend the day the Sinagtala in Bataan but they were fully booked for the day so we ended up here, Pradera Wake Park in Lubao, Pampanga.

I’m still contemplating whether I should write a blog about this because I don’t have much photos and I didn’t really get to tour the whole place! We spend about 2 hours here, so much fun and a lot harder than it looks hehe.

Prices are below:
1 hr – P250 || 2 hrs – P475 || 4 hrs – P595 || 8 hrs – P1,000

My latest adventure was at Masungi Georeserve! A tiring but really awesome four hour trail in Baras, Rizal. Full post is now up, check it out here

How have you guys been? What have you been up to? Let me know it the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you guys. And if you have any suggestions of place I could go in the coming months, let me know as well ♥

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24 Comments

  1. Your trip to Dumaguete looks awesome! When I was in the Philippines I only visited Boracay but look at your blog I will have to come back 🙂 Safe travels!

  2. I can see that you had some lovely time with family. The pictures tell a thousand words and I am sure your upcoming post will describe all the high points.Dumaguete really looks promising and a great place to enjoy with family.

  3. Inspiring! Since you changed your host and shifted your complete blog recently, I have some questions for you. Since I have been contemplating doing the same. Did it affect your DA or Moz score? Was it a smooth process? Are there wordpress plugins involved to help?

    1. I haven’t checked my DA or Moz score yet, will have to check on that. As for the process, it was very smooth. No problems at all 🙂 my new hosting did everything for the migration.

  4. So true, hosting renewal especially moving it to another host is a lot of work! I also struggled with it a bit when I did it. The old host’s renewal rate is just too much for me so I decided to find a new one. Oh the things that we do for blogging.

  5. I draft all my posts on mobile and I am typing this comment with a face mask too lol.And advance happy 24 !You have had a very eventful last 2 months indeed.And I love the cards and letters you found they look so cute

  6. Wow you went to Masungi Georeserve! I love that place!
    And oh, I have an offer for you Jonah. My hosting is available if you need to renew again. It’s because the hosting plan I bought was more than enough for just a single blog. So if ever you’ll need to renew, just send me an email. It’s only less than 2k Php per year. If you know anyone, refer them to me please! 🙂

  7. It looks like you had quite a hectic month! So many things going on. I would love to try wakeboarding one of these days and I really would love to go to Masungi. I just have to wait a few years, though, for my son to be a little bigger so he can get in and enjoy the adventure with us.

    I am all for keeping those precious keepsake, consider them as mementos of your younger self, treasures! And I thought there is nothing wrong with being overly sentimental. I even find it hard to throw away tags of my little one’s clothes! 😀

  8. You are such an adventurous soul! Well, moving hosts and changing those nameservers is just quite a tedious thing to do. I experienced the same thing and I’m happy that my new host helped me with the move. And about sentiments, I guess it’s time to immortalize everything through photos and learn to let go of some too. So there’s room for more to grow. ✨

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