|Photo Credit : Gay in Famy, Laguna|
Together with the rest of the gang, we hanged out frequently for training and out of town hikes. For some time, we were the two main damsels of the club, well, damsels in huge backpacks and trekking shoes. :P
A few months later, a new girl joined the club, tan, slender and has a commotion-inducing sex appeal. She throws off irresistible jokes that you'd have to be extremely dense or dim-witted not to erupt with laughter. All the guys loved her. She laughs like crazy too but for some reason, hers sounded whimsical. Whenever I laugh like she does, I get mistaken for an animal. To top it all, she has gorgeous legs, long, silky jet black hair that rivals that of Pocahontas' and a striking face to match the personality. I heard she's smart too. Instantly, I hated her.
I stuck with my main bud and we barely talked to her up until we graduated from college. (Insecure lang :P)
Four years after, we got together with the old gang from college and we hiked Mt. Daguldol in Batangas. Gay was my hiking buddy on our way down the mountain. I have long forgotten the confidence issues from my teenage years and together we strolled like we were out in a mall, chatting about what we wanted out of life and love.
2007, I flew to Cebu for my first solo backpacking trip, had a thrilling experience and the course of my life changed. Traveling occupied my thoughts, it inspired me strive harder in whatever I was doing, talking to strangers became second nature and I got to see views I never knew existed out of books.
Thank you Gay for sharing the wonders of traveling!
Currently, she's in Brazil, on her 247th day of traveling around the world together with her baby girl Luna and hubby Sherv...and ooh, she still looks as gorgeous as does back in college. Read about her travels on her blog - Pinay Travel Junkie or follow her on Twitter - nomadwifey. She has a Facebook page too, link here.
|Photo Credit : Gay (Thanks for letting me grab whatever I wanted. :P)|