No, it’s not another sequel to the 300, it’s the number of this blog post. Officially, it’s my 500th post for this blog. I didn’t even notice it until I was about to post another entry. I say official because there were some blog post in my early years that I have to remove or set to unpublished for my own reasons as well. So there were more from here but I’d rather keep some things private. I was thinking what I should write for my 500th post but I have no particular idea so I’ll just ramble on and see where it goes from here.
I was looking into my archives and made me think about those years past. Wow! Around 5 years of officially blogging? I think I’m getting old hehehe in a few months time I’ll be stepping on the big three-oh. I don’t want to be so retrospective here but I hope that the things I did in my 20’s somehow mattered not only to me but the people around me.
I tried to search the history of this site through Wayback Machine and I’m amused that even those sites under different hosting wayback 2001 is still there. Hahaha. Very nostalgic. Blogging wasn’t that big back then, we had to manually input, upload our ‘logs’ on a whopping fast paced 56k dial-up connection.
Okay, moving forward, the site has changed layouts throughout the years. Like I said before, each layout somewhat represents my personal development as well. All layouts I did here are original creations and were thought out with a purpose in mind.
So 2008, a new layout is here again. What plans to look forward to? One is my official portfolio site which won’t be a blog certainly and another resource for Pinoy Backpackers hopefully. It won’t be a blog as well since wordpress won’t be able to handle the resource of this database and community driven site I’m planning. I said community driven since I myself can’t populate all the information on this resource site.
So a few words to end this post is Thank you to all! It has been a wonderful ride and I hope I can posts a thousand more entries in the future. There may be a slight change in this blog. I am aiming more on a true budget travel and adventure blog with accounts on actual travel experiences on destinations, transits, eats, sleep, gears, and gadgets. I’m not intending this site to be a guide since I’m not in the position to say what is the best a destination can offer since people vary opinion on this but a site which shares travel experiences which hopefully inspire my readers to find their own way and discover for themselves what the world has to offer.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.