30-Minute Warning III

What can I type here in under 30 minutes?

I have been in my province of Ballesteros, Cagayan the past 3 days. And I have enjoyed walking on the beach in the morning and before sunset, eating local delicacies like Batil Patong and empanada, sharing stories with my uncles, aunts, and cousins, and taking photos and videos of interesting things I see there. For the 1st time since I started working for my parents on January 16, 2023, I’m really taking a long break that is beneficial for my mental health and I love it. I made time for checking my socials and blogging after a long day, but only for an hour or 2. That’s how I’m enjoying being in the province that much.

And while I’m enjoying my time here Ballesteros, Mother is also having a great time. She is partying with her high school friends and classmates at the beach and at a function hall, and she is also one of the organizers. And by the looks of all the photos she sent in our family’s group chat, it looks like the events are a huge success. Congratulations to my mom and the entire organizing committee!

As I said, I made time for blogging after a long day. For the past 2 days, I’m trying to compile my travel snippets in Cagayan. But I think it will take a minimum of a week before I finish everything. I will see about that.

Tomorrow, Mother, Uncle Elvis and I will go to Santa Ana, Cagayan, a 2-to-3-hour drive from Ballesteros. Her high school batchmates will be there as well, and we will stay there until Wednesday, April 5, 2023. And Uncle John (no, not that Uncle John, the former Ministop convenience store) told me that Santa Ana’s beach is Cagayan’s answer to Boracay. That’s a pretty tall order, uncle. I’m extra stoked now especially since we will go back to Manila on Thursday.

Damn. I need to sleep now. Our trip to Sta. Ana will start at 5am. Yes. That’s so early.

And time’s up.


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The Deranged Writer

Yes, he wears a mask sometimes. And according to most people, he looks like Bruno Mars when he is unmasked. He is a web/graphic designer by day and a hobby writer by night. (Or during his free time. It depends.) He is a huge fan of Dave Grohl and The Undertaker. He is a friendly introvert.

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