I only started to love the art of traveling last year after walking away from five years of night shift work for an American boss. My travels during my employment with the Makati-based office were confined among the office headquarters, fast food joints in the area, the favorite Middle Eastern restaurant of my boss and his house. I was a wreck towards the end. I wanted to reach out to the world but my vision seemed out of alignment. I had to make a decision to let go of something and embrace another venture. To find the time to do it. To be firm and pursue the venture with passion. And with passion I did pursue traveling!
Most of my out-of-town getaways are in coastal towns so recently I had a lot of chances to visit different beaches in mainland Luzon. So far, Agas Beach's secluded island shoreline is my favorite, with its pristine waters, smooth and white sand, and hush-hush location. When me and my family visited the place from another island in Oriental Mindoro aboard a boat, we were the only ones there.
Minus the eggs and green peas, my brother, Dave, cooked for me this homemade beef chow fan rice that energized me one day when I got sick. No one was at home and I'm not friends with the kitchen, so I had him whip up anything for me that's on the fridge. Viola! Ground beef never tasted so yummy. It beats any fast food fried rice that I've tasted. Not even Chowking can compare. Believe me. The bowl was empty in less about 10 minutes.
I guess this is something that I share with my brother -- a reliability to cook something in minutes.