November 4, 2017
I have always wanted to travel across the world and since I spent my academics in a renowned private school, it was normal that I got envious of my classmates who got to spend their summers out of the country or travelling across the Philippines while I was stuck in the same city doing absolutely nothing but stay at home and wait for the school to come again.
The first country I would go to is Japan. My interest in the said country began when I got hooked with anime. I know, it may sound lame but anime was my form of escape. Anyway, first of all I am really interested in their language. Just like the Philippines, Japan also has several dialects and I really love hearing Japanese people converse with each other and observe how polite their mannerisms can be while talking. I do not believe I have the affinity for languages but I would very much like to learn properly. My father’s been to Japan for a short while and he has nothing but praise for the citizens on how polite, friendly, disciplined, and welcoming they are. I also find it amazing how they can maximize even the smallest space in their homes and having all those secret storage places in the house is so cool. I do not have a specific place that I want to visit first when I get to Japan. All I want to do is take my time and explore the country and see Sakura Trees in person.
Photo taken from theodysseyonline.com
Another country that I would like to visit is Russia. My interest in Russia began when I was browsing through Youtube for music and then I saw the Cossack Lullaby by Natalia Faustova in my recommendation. I fell in love with the song right away. Since then I have been trying to learn the Slavic language. I love their alphabet (which is infinitely easier than learning kanji, hiragana, and katakana) although the pronunciations of the words are leaving my tongue in knots.
Photo taken from littlelegend.us
The next on my list is Saudi Arabia. Yes, I know it is in the middle east and usually, a Filipino goes there to work, not to visit. I am interested to visit this place someday because the middle east have such a notorious reputation thanks to the news channels that most people label Muslims as terrorists and bad people and it is so sad because that is not true. Most of them are good people and are victims of how the media portray them. Anyhow, I want to visit these places because I want to see with my own eyes and prove to the rest of the world how beautiful and good their people are.
Photo taken from gettyimages.com
Last but not the least, the Philippines. I know, I know, I am a Filipina so why ass The Philippines to the list? Simple, because I have not explored my country yet. All I have been to is Manila, Cebu, Bohol, Pagadian, and of course, Zamboanga. I have seen pictures of places in my country that are must-go-to place and I am infinitely jealous of those who got to visit them already. Soon, very soon. I will voyage around the Philippines even if I have to do it alone.
Photo taken from tourism.biliranisland.com
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Disclaimer: The questions that I am using for the ‘Ask Yourself’ will come from the mobile app called Questions Diary which is available in Play Store. I decided to write my answers here because I wanted to share my thoughts to anyone who’ll stumble upon this. This is also a way for me to try to get myself to write everyday.