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Living in a Concrete Jungle

When the most wildlife you encounter consists of sparse trees in Makati's parks and ubiquitous stray dogs, one is bound to get the travel bug. Luckily, I live in a country that has 7,107 islands, all waiting to be explored!

Metro Manila's not bad, of course -- it's got lots of *ahem* character. But the difference from one place to another within the country, say Sagada and Samar, can be absolutely astounding.

The funny thing is, I'm incredibly susceptible to motion sickness. I always travel armed with Bonamine. I'm so glad it's gotten a lot better lately, though!

Why Travel?

I'm a painter, and traveling gives me lots of inspiration for my art. Experiencing new cultures and places always gives me new ideas. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at landscape painting -- which is just as well, since I usually would rather spend time exploring a place than capturing it on canvas. I love capturing places on film, though (or ok, on a digital camera).

Right now, my day job (though art-related) is a part-time gig. This gives me the freedom to hie off to different places during long weekends. Part time gig equals part time finances, however, so this confines me to backpacker-style adventures. It's a lot of fun, though!

One of my ultimate dreams is to fly to China, take the Trans-Siberian all through Russia, take the Orient Express to Istanbul, and go through all of Europe using Eurail. Let's see if that ever happens!!! :D

  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2006
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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Happy Birthday Isa!

  • TrendsetterME's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    "Happy Birthday", with my best wishes ... :)

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Hello Isa - following the disastrous flood news - thoughts and prayers are with you - let us know you are OK when you can. Carol

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2008 at 6:28 AM

    Happy Birthday, Isa! Hope you enjoy a beautiful day!

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    ♫•:*¨`*:•Happy birthday to you♫♫Happy b-day to you♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ღISAღ ♫♫Happy b-day to yoou•:*¨`*:•♫ I wish you not only a happy year, but also happier maany returns (~_~)

  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2007 at 9:31 PM

    yeah Isa please do invite ; )

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 12:19 AM

    hi 1sa... maybe you could invite us in one of your gigs... maybe have our vt meet there...

  • bike_packer's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 9:19 PM

    hello, 1sa (as in 0NE)! Welcome to VT!!! a very turbo-charged start ha! wonderful pages in just 3 days. i enjoy browsing your pages and i like your writing style. kumbaga sa pagkain, napakalinamnam!

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 2:23 AM

    mabuhay and welcome...what a cool painting.......i definitely want to see more of your work.........salamat po

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