About

Welcome to my world where everything is always seen through rose-tinted glasses.  Sometimes, the view gets fogged but always, I remain hopeful, choosing to live life with a heart full of sunshine while still being welcoming of the rain.

So why Thoughts, Tales, and Whatnot?

Thoughts. Random or thought over, these are my mantra in life.  I am often described as pensive, and some go as far as label me a loner.  To be honest, I’d rather be alone with my thoughts than be with someone who drains me with his/her incessant diatribe, drama, or loudness.

Tales. Mostly travel and random experiences that are worth writing about. I’m a careful planner but can be a daredevil so my travels always include a jaunt to an off the beaten path, or a memorable encounter with locals.

Whatnot. I used to have 2 blogs. Stressed in the City was my travel diary as well as the repository for my movies, music, TV shows, books, and product reviews.  Melancholic Memoirs, meanwhile, hosted my poems, essays, and fictional writing.  In order for me to cover everything and anything on this blog, I specifically added a Whatnot section.

Join me as I tackle life head on and create a world of words in the hopes of sharing whatever life lessons I have had from my experiences.

Updated on February 27, 2015

68 thoughts on “About

    1. milai Post author

      Hey Steve,

      Thanks for dropping by here. Loved your photos (’twas the jellyfish that first caught my attention). Keep ’em coming. 🙂

      Milai

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  1. stampwizard

    Milai
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I love your photographs! Haven’t checked out your whole blog yet..my next stop is the Crafts area and then the Travel. I love to travel to foreign places and see other cultures.

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    1. milai Post author

      Thanks for dropping by mine too and for leaving your thoughts on some of my posts. You’re welcome to visit Cebu anytime. I’m so proud of my country and have been to most of its must-travel-to destinations that I am always the designated guide when entertaining friends and colleagues. 🙂

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    1. milai Post author

      You’re welcome. It’s always nice to roam the web and discover new things and meet people. Thanks for dropping by here too. 🙂

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    1. milai Post author

      It’s nice meeting you here. I love your photos. Thank you too for visiting my blog, and for the kind comments. 🙂

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  2. MichelleMarie Antell

    Hello sweet friend. I have nominated you for the Sweet Blogger award, http://wp.me/p3mUBo-16V
    .I normally do not send out these awards but someone dear to me seemed to think it is important so I want to honor their kindness in sending this to you. You can follow the rules or be like me and be a rule breaker. Today I want you to know you make a difference in my life! Thank you!

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    1. milai Post author

      Nice meeting you, Marryl. I found your blog while I was looking for craft suppliers in Cebu, and love the creativity in your posts.

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    1. milai Post author

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Your photos are lovely too. And I love the quote that you shared in your new post.

      Thanks again.

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    1. milai Post author

      Hi Cecile.

      Thanks for the visit.

      I was told that Nong Tallo is no longer into tour guiding.

      Oslob has changed so much since my visit in 2012 and 2013 (during this recent stay, there was no Nong Tallo to help me out and I became my friend’s guide). It’s more organized since the local government took the time to develop Oslob as a destination. You will have no problem going around the place.

      Enjoy!

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  3. arlene

    Gosh, your blog about Batanes made my day. It’s my dream of a place, I hope someday I would be able to visit it too. Just followed you and it is really nice finding another Filipina blogger here at WP.

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    1. milai Post author

      Hi Arlene,

      Thank you for following my blog.

      Batanes is truly beautiful! I hope you can visit it someday soon.

      I too am glad to meet a fellow Pinay here on WP who also loves nature and is into sharing her thoughts with the world.

      See you around! 🙂

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  5. ltg4dailywalk

    Thanks, Milai, for visiting my blog and following! Love your blog and look forward to sharing our respective journeys in words and images. All the best, luke

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  6. basiga

    Hi Milai, Thanks for visiting my blog and the likes. I just revamped blogagaini.com with a new theme, and lost, well, not lost, but pages and posts are hidden. So I’m still in the creation process. Visit again. Being American-Cebuano, I love your Cebu posts. (✿ ♥‿♥)

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    1. milai Post author

      I had the same problem when I tinkered with my blog’s settings.

      Thanks for dropping by. I just followed your blog. Your photos are amazing and your Missy looks so adorable! 🙂

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    1. milai Post author

      Hi Ginny, that’s really sweet of you.

      So sorry for the late reply. It’s been a crazy week. Will work on my post and tag you. 🙂

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