Please excuse the content and formatting of this post. It’s taken right out of my diary!
Today was quite a day for me. Well, not really.
To be more accurate, it’s what happened in the evening that made it quite a day. I joined my fellow Davao City Bloggers in the *second Davao Bloggers Photo Walk*, an event annually hosted by no other but the traveling expert from Davao himself, **TheTravelTeller.com**, Sir Olan.
## The Silent One
I guess they just can’t help but notice my mute feel today. It’s not like I’ve ever been talkative when I was with this particular set of people – it’s just now that they took notice or voiced it out. *That’s just me, a bit **too** noiseless as ever*.
## Import (not from) Abroad
The Davao Bloggers were joined by another traveling fella, one who is noted as Sir Olan’s first friend in the broad blogosphere – and that’s Dong Ho who goes by the blog [eskapo] (http://www.escapeislands.com/). It was my first time to meet him. I thought of him to be somewhat different knowing that he’s one of the more popular bloggers in the blogosphere, but he seems to pace himself fairly well with our young group.
No, I did not lose my mind when I wrote the text above, notably the *young* part. Aside from our import from outside of Davao City we were joined by a handful (or more) of [Markable’s] (http://markable.me) minions. He dragged along some of his classmates, some of which are said to be into blogging as well. Of course I didn’t manage to socialize with them, you know how poor I am at that. But I hope I get the chance to meet the them, and hope they join the Davao Bloggers officially. There’s always a “next time”. 🙂
**But what did we actually do during our Photo Walk?**
It started off pretty odd. Our host, Olan arrived a bit late. The sky turned dark already and I couldn’t help but imagine it raining at any moment now. Then I realized that all the flashing going on was courtesy of the camera’s that my fellows brought out.
We later on found out that the reason Sir Travel Teller arrived late was because of the I.D’s. Once everybody received their I.D’s, we swiftly formed a circle and introduced ourselves. I had something new to say along with my name – being the Davao Bloggers’ Membership Coordinator for this term. Others introduced their blogs as well – which I failed to do, because my blog, may it be Pinoy Teens and even more so this awkward Personal Blog of mine suck at the moment.
After introducing our names (and our blogs), we positioned ourselves in front of the City Hall and took another few shots there. Pictorial is becoming increasingly longer due to the growth of cameras in our group. Back then, there used to be only one or two of them – now we had to deal with more than a handful of camera’s, each eager to get a snap.
We headed to the San Pedro Cathedral which was pretty empty as we arrived. The group has decided to settle near the candle lighting thingy (where people pray), and take shots of that place. Of course, there wasn’t much going on, on my end – because a. I didn’t brought a camera with me, b. I’m not that talkative c. you know how I am when in front of other people. I’m working on it, promise!
The next place we headed to wasn’t too far from the Cathedral, in fact we just headed right across the street of the San Pedro Cathedral. It was time to eat some street food. Guess what I ate? Nothing. I didn’t feel good at that moment and figured it’s best if I don’t eat anything just yet. I was tempted to try some street food, but decided to hold back for dinner.
It’s not that I don’t like street food, I do. In fact, street food vendors used to be pretty much my go-to-place to resolve my instant-hunger issues every now and then. I’d eat anything the street (vendors) offer, let alone Kwek-kwek and anything fish related.
Davao Bloggers marched on towards Rizal Park, right at the back of it. There were a few stands that offered massage sessions. I would’ve taken one right here, but I knew better and decided to stick with the group. I felt pretty drowsy and sleepy. And of course I haven’t talked much.
> It’s a bit funny how many people have come to notice my being quiet. I think first of them was Olan, then I guess Ria Jose, too. And of course there was our Medical Officer, Joanna whose attention I’ve also caught by just being quiet. The Nierva couple have sensed my quietness, too, I think. It’s a work in progress!
### We ride the… what do they call that again?
Forgive me, but I forgot the name of that orange colored rides we took (yes, it was some sort of electric tricycle but they called it something else). What’s notable about them though is, that these were electrically powered and riding with them was quite comfortable, except that I inhaled a lot of smoke from the surrounding vehicles.
Our final destination for the evening was *Hudyakaan*, a place specifically setup for this Araw ng Dabaw celebration. I’ve missed the good company from another blogging pal, Faust who would’ve joined me in having a drink. I was the only one who ended up with a peculiar order of some beer. All of the others settled for the more common beverage like water and soft drinks.
I was pretty much excited for this part of our event. Why? I was hungry already! And like I said, I already felt tempted to eat while we were still in San Pedro.
I settled for two hotdogs, one rice and a bottle of beer. It was not quite up to par from what my stomach wanted but I couldn’t help it since everybody swiftly went home or some place else after our dinner.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. During dinner, there was this awkward incident and misunderstanding when my seat mate took the cup which was for the beer I had in another cup. The one with ice. I managed to gobble down the beer without the ice just fine, but it tasted a bit odd to be honest. But hey. That’s a nonissue. Just something funny to note.
I also had some quick chit chat with Dong Ho who sat right in front of me, and with Perry who seated to my left. It was a happy ending to a boring day of mine. It’s always good to have the Davao Bloggers around to spice up any day with social gatherings like these!
After Dinner, I joined the two travel bloggers, Olan and Dong Ho to people’s park. I didn’t stayed too long though and headed home right after our quick tour around the park.
I think I’ve said too much already and have left little to write about on Pinoy Teens. But anyways. It was a fun experience!
**Post with pictures, et al to be published on Pinoy Teens**