About Angela

Hi, I’m Angela. :) I’m a 30-something Filipina who loves quite a few things, but especially words, food, and discoveries. I’ve also formerly been of whimsical.nu, and seasonalplume.net before that. (And a few other places, but who’s counting?) But now, here: retracing my steps through the various places I’ve been, and places I will go.

Nagarkot to Dhulikel hike, August 2014

While I’ve lived most of my life in the Philippines, I’ve been in hot, eclectic Singapore for ten years now. The thing about growing up in a squarely middle-class family is that travel has never really been on my radar: we vacationed to various places within the Philippines, I watched my fair share of foreign media, and I certainly devoured foreign books growing up, but somehow, going elsewhere had never really “clicked”. Until it, well, did.

(Not that I’m complaining.)

The world is so big, there is so little time, and I am hopeless with a map or directions. Good luck to me!

I’m directionally-challenged with a preference for walking everywhere, even with weak knees and a fear of getting lost. A chronic overplanner, but a slow traveller–so I always have more on my itinerary, but love taking things as they come along. I am an equal opportunity food eater, but admittedly biased against hot-spicy food. (Ten years in Singapore has done little to cure me of that!)

I also like writing. I fancied myself a writer once. I’m more of a journaler now, with copious, copious amounts of words running helter-skelter every which way, but little literary discipline. No matter. I’ll breathe words in and breathe words out and in the meantime, I’ll walk and write.

In Myanmar, May 2016 Colosseum wanderings Patan Durbar Square, Nepal - August 2014 In Nepal, August 2014

Where in the world

2004. Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Matabungkay, Batangas, Philippines.

2006. Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.

2007. Davao, Philippines. Singapore.

2008. Bohol, Philippines. Hong Kong. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

2009. Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia. Jakarta, Indonesia.

2010. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Hua Hin and Bangkok, Thailand.

2011. Paris, France. Florence and Rome, Italy.

2013. Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines. Siem Reap, Cambodia. Phan Thiet, Vietnam. Bintan, Indonesia. Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot, Nepal. Tokyo and Kyoto and Kinosaki, Japan.

2015. London and Chawton and Bath and Haworth, United Kingdom. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Luang Prabang, Laos. Batam, Indonesia.

2016. Bagan and Inle and Mandalay, Myanmar. Bataan, Philippines. Pampanga, Philippines.

2017. Batanes, Philippines. Penang, Malaysia. Coming up: Hokkaido, Japan. More soon!

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I’m an introvert, but I love meeting new people and having interesting conversations. If the form below doesn’t work, send off an email to ligaw at retracingsteps.com.

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