Got you reading this, eh? Well, this is not click bait. I started this blog supposedly to share my travel adventures. I was a travel blog reader in the mid-2000s and early 2010ish – the travel blog infancy days.
I too, dreamt of traveling my home country and sharing it with my fellow travelers. That was the time when people love reading and getting creative with words. Oh, how times changed.
Fast forward to today – more than a decade later. To make it short, I was not able to fulfill it the way I wanted this blog to be. As I grow older, my priorities changed. Got my own family and it went uphill from there. Traveling was not a ‘on a whim’ thing anymore back when you were single before. I now travel with my family in tow. At least once a year, we travel to the provinces of Marinduque and Aklan – my father-in-law’s home provinces.
With the advent of vlogging a couple of years ago, I jumped with the bandwagon. Got ourselves a GoPro Hero4 and used it during our trips to Mompong Island in Marinduque and Boracay Island in Aklan. Somehow, I was not able to put it on the ‘tube. I was possibly busy with work and familial obligations.
Prior to the pandemic, I got interested in bikepacking particularly with its long rides aspect. It was traveling still albeit you’re either doing it alone or with a group. I got myself an entry-level mountain bike in the last quarter of 2019. I got hyped to also vlog about biking/cycling.
At almost the same time (2018), I got into the doomsday prepper/survivalist thing that lead to me practicing the principles of everyday or daily carry (EDC). I started with knives and blades – initially with cheap Chinese crap (CCC) ones sold in Divisoria. After a month of collecting CCCs, I eventually got the urge to collect original/authentic USA knives. Off course I only buy entry-level knives as price is a major consideration. I am not that hardcore and rich for that matter.
As months went by, I slowly got into the Swiss army knives (SAKs). I still buy knives but only if it’s selling cheap. I started buying used SAKs and cleaning and oiling it myself. If a good deal is for the offing, I grab it with a bit of haggling. I probably have more or less 30 SAKs now some of which I gave to my wife and kids. I slowed a bit from collecting due to the pandemic but if there’s a good deal and money’s not a problem, I most possibly grab it.
Hence this blog with a mismatched content. Enjoy reading though 🙂