Maria went to town

wanderlust + food explorer +music enthusiast +artist + student of the universe

National Day List ( For Fun)

National Day List ( For Fun)

And so I randomly saw the trending “National Day” list across the net. Months ago I really thought they were real. Well for some Days, Maybe, But really, No. hahaha

Here goes what I gathered:

JANUARY

January 1 is …First Foot Day and Z Day
January 2 is …Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
January 3 is …Festival of Sleep Day
January 4 is …Trivia Day and Humiliation Day
January…

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The Pregnant Backpacker: Kota Kinabalu Street Art

The Pregnant Backpacker: Kota Kinabalu Street Art

We just finished our island hopping and we are off the inner city to hunt for our bed for the night.  Since I know that backpacker hostels are walking distance from the Jesselton Port, we just headed straight to where my instinct tells me to go. I swear, this is for real. I do not know which direction we have to go but I just followed my instincts. Another adventure awaits.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“A good traveler has…

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PREGNANT BACKPACKER: Island Hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu

PREGNANT BACKPACKER: Island Hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu

jesselton portThe first time I have heard about Kota Kinabalu, or KK was when I was eavesdropping my supervisor while she was talking about her upcoming travel plans to my other colleagues. In Singapore, People are fond of travel. A weekend in another country or even an overnight stay in Indonesia or Malaysia is normal. Just a few bucks, a 30 minute bus ride or 45-minute ferry ride and you are in another…

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KOTA KINABALU: A Series of Unfortunate Events

KOTA KINABALU: A Series of Unfortunate Events

When we went to Sagada Last June 2013, I did not know I was already 1 month pregnant. We knew of my pregnancy just a month after, the day before I went into my Training for Officership in A financial Institution in Manila. It felt so unreal. But Of course, Me and my love were so happy, excited and at the same time scared. I was not taking good care of myself very well weeks before that. I was not…

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CURRENTLY LOVING: SPOTIFY

Music for everyone. Indeed. Loving this spotify for weeks now. It provides music streaming for free. It is easy to download, and as I said it is free. Thing is you will encounter much of ads popping out every time. encouraging you to upgrade into a premium version. But heck, this is a good app for all music junkies or those who is not as musically intelligent as I am for it provides you with easy…

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thank u for the time biih:) lovelots  :) ikain mo nlnh akez maraming kway teow at popiah sa sg. #friends#igph#pinay#fun#igdaily#coffeeholic#nagacity#wheninNaga#girl#girlfriend#beautiful#coffee#swag#l4l#t4l#love
missing my long black hair. but no jetblack hair for now.thinking of red or pink or green ombre or platinum. forgive me this is listed in my bucketlist so I am having fun destroying my hair.hahaha #selca#selfie#longhair#hairph#throwback#tbt#selfiegram#asian#pinay#chinese#spanish#filipina#bella#jj#swag#me#canon

SURVIVING SAGADA: As I Walk through the Valley of the Shadow and death. ( Church of St. Mary The Virgin + Calvary Hill + Hanging Coffins)

SURVIVING SAGADA: As I Walk through the Valley of the Shadow and death. ( Church of St. Mary The Virgin + Calvary Hill + Hanging Coffins)

Church of st. mary the Virgin Sagada

“Knock, And He’ll open the door Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.” — Rumi

We woke up early on our second day. Well we are squeezing everything that we can do in the place for just 2 days, so we do not have the luxury of time waking up late and wasting hours of resting ( a thing we can do when…

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CURRENTLY LOVING: PANTONE

I love colors. I am super in love with them. And I also am in love with beautifully named things. Imagine Crayolas? I adore them like crazy. When I was in my elementary years, 2 decades ago, ( shit i am that old ) It is always so cool to have those big crayolas. You must have that Brand That only brand to be cool. And you are way cooler if you have that jumbo ones. Coolest if you have the 64…

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SURVIVING SAGADA: Foodporn

Whenever I do my research on the place that I will be traveling to, I make sure I include not only the activities and the spots to visit. I also take time in listing the food picks that I will be trying as well. I will always try those that I haven’t tried yet and their specialties. But as weird as I am, I always miss the list. I always fail to try several on my checklist. hahaha Reason:…

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