Madayaw, Davao!

HOLA! I'm so glad to be back to blogging! Oh my! You have no idea how long it's been since I last wrote something not in an e-mail. 

Anyway, I'm almost into my first month at work (who would have thought?!) and I'm loving it! Despite the stress and workload I'm starting to incur, there's just so much more about my job that cancels out all the cons in the book.

Just recently, I flew to Davao for the first time, for Kadayawan Festival. One of our brands sponsored and held special events there. Davao has always been on my to-visit list and I'm more than ecstatic to finally cross it off my seemingly blank travel slate. Needless to say, it was love at first sight.

The trip itself was quite intense. I flew in on the 17th, flew back to Manila on the 18th, and went back again to Davao on the 19th. Whew! Glad to be back home in one piece! If you're wondering why I treated Davao as if it's only two blocks away, I had to go back to Manila in time for our company's general assembly, wherein the new hires (including me) had a special participation. ;) The party that followed in Distillery was definitely an event to remember too. :)

Here's a photo diary of what went down in Davao:

**Please pardon the low quality of the shots. Took them with my phone's camera on a low-res setting.

Working while waiting for my flight to board.
The view outside my window. I could've easily jumped out and
skipped from one puffy cloud to another...
 but then there's gravity. So I scrapped the initial plan.
The push girls and boys are being briefed about what's going to happen next.
Kuya Alex is showing them how it's done...
Barrio Fiesta! < 3
With Ms. Phine and Rae. :)
Mga galing party last night, diretsong Kadayawan!
My response to "Life is here in Davao because..."
This response on the freedom wall really made my day. :)
Indeed! Davao is the best city in the country I've ever been to, no doubt!
Of course, the trip won't be complete without shopping! I strolled around Abreeza and was able to score a new dress from Terranova (P395), a L'Oreal Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel (P100 off!), and a new batik wallet, as my old big-ass wallet is already ailing and is ready to burst. Anyway, I love Davao not only for its peaceful aura and very friendly citizens, but for the great bargains as well! Oh, and my super quick visit to Aldevinco was a lot of fun too!

I have so much to tell you guys about Davao, unfortunately, I have to rest for another jam-packed day tomorrow at work. (Yes, I can't seem to define holidays and long weekends anymore.) Maybe we can chat about my adventures in my upcoming posts. ;)

Here I am at the airport, squeezing in some last-minute purchases from Aldevinco. Rae captures this shot of me packing quite sporadically amid the mayhem in the background. :)

Right before we took off! We can't just not pose for one last photo! Oh, did I mention we were running late for our flight? Haha!

Aaaand here's my turista shot a few steps away from the plane that will take me back home to Manila. I even saw Bjorn Bedayo at the airport but I was too shy to say hi! :">

I'm looking forward to coming back to Davao. I love it there! The food, the fashion, the serenity of the place, the discipline of the citizens, the honesty of taxi drivers, the colorful culture, and most of all, its over-all allure. To this, I scream, "Madayaw, Davao! Daghang salamat!"

SGT :)


  1. Replies
    1. Why, thank you, Ray! Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

  2. Hiya! Lovely blog ! I'm your new follower. Hope you'll follow me back:
    Thanks! ^.^

    1. Hi, dear! Thank you so much for following! Have a great day! :)

  3. I miss Davao. The last time I was there was years ago. I Love your blog btw. Have a great day!

    1. I miss it too! :p You should visit Davao again. Thanks for dropping by. Aww, thank youuuu. :) You too, dear! :)

  4. It's been 6 years now since i left Philippines, when i come back to visit, i will be going straight to Davao...

    nice page, thank you for sharing.


    1. Make sure to hit Samal Island while you're there! :P

      Thank you so much for dropping by! Feel free to swing by again anytime soon. :)

  5. Hullo! It's my first time to visit here in your blog. I like your background! :) Thanks for visiting here in Davao! Hope you can come back here again soon and blog about it. :))

    1. Hi, Georg! I SUPER LOVE DAVAO! I really hope to be back soon. Too bad my stay was short-lived. I'm sure the next visit will be even more blog-worthy. Tour me around the city sometime, yeah? :)

  6. Reached your blog thru Bloggers! Very nice blog designs.
    I've never been to Davao but I do hope to see the province one day!
    Looks like you really had a nice trip!