this week beginning yesterday will be eskapo's second anniversary and can't help but thank all those who followed since 2008. started as a personal blog and ended to be a travel blog. through this blog i gained new friends, valued our culture and loved our country. during this time, i make sure i'll be able to thank the people who followed this blog, journeyed with me on some of my trips, people who influence me on travel photography and the people behind each trip that i make. i dedicate this post to the following:
lawstude - now a long time travel buddy and remains to be a really great friend. thanks for keeping up the zeal in traveling and bringing home great photos.
travel tandems: cagbalete, pagbilao, ilocos norte and taal
ironwulf - for influencing me in blogging and travel and even shared his own experience of travel and photography through some of the trips. has brought the country pride through his photos and travel. thank you for bringing us along.
travel tandems: taal and banaue
lagalog - also one of the first to inspire me to blog and one of the first blogger friend. he as a person and his photos never fail to amaze me. like ferdz, thank you for sharing those great photo ideas and the photography books.
travel tandems: taal and banaue
erick - you're one of the new emerging photographer. i'm sure you'll achieve more in this field. we'll look forward to that. thank you for the friendship daming humahanga sa galing mo. tugsh!
travel tandems: gutsy roamer trip, taal and banaue
lantaw - the programmer, biker, adventurer and outdoor photographer. an islander who explores some of the hidden beaches of which i was strongly influenced. thank you for inspiring us bai.
travel tandems: pinatubo, ilocos norte and taalscud - a friend since college who also enjoys traveling. keep traveling. looking forward to see your new camera and our trip down south.
travel tandems: pinatubo and ilocos norte
nadz - returned from Amsterdam and now is back exploring the country. i'll never forget the topload ride in marinduque and the shaky boat trip back. soon you'll be influencing a lot to travel. thank you for the brotherhood.
travel tandems: sagada, marinduque, and dasol
kit - one of the coolest travel buddy, whose enthusiasm can really boost out. one who just enjoy whatever comes. the cave connection with nadz is one of the best. sana marami pang tandem trips.
travel tandems: pinatubo, cagbalete and sagada
claire - my cousin who also became my first model in travel. so witty and enjoys almost anything. our baguio trip is one of the most memorable.
travel tandem: manila and around, baguio
manny and vicky - keep up the bond and it's so great meeting you during the early trips of the year and now seeing you together.
travel tandem: pinatubo, cagbalete and pagbilao
jonee - friend since the high school days and also a travel buddy. despite those busy schedules, you managed to join two trips this year. take charge! travel tandem: pinatubo and ilocos norte
dyanie and nicely - though you just joined one of the last trips of 2009, it was fun traveling with you. looking forward to travel with you. t
ravel tandem: pinatubo
mel, bryan, earvin and dang - first to join me on my first open group trip to pinatubo. i miss those trips together.
travel tandem: pinatubo
sidney - for making time for the meet up and the friendship. looking forward for a tandem trip next year.
byahilo, nina and melo - for promoting the philippines and the friendship. thank you! travel tandem: malacanang and awesome philippines
reena, attyjurita, redlan, nuts, sheng, witsandnuts, jeanny- online blogger friends who are also witty plurk buddies. you know the stories behind the blog posts. salamat sa kakulitan araw araw.
luna miranda, rebecca, docgelo, xprosaic, gillboard, chyng, raft3r, nomadic pinoy, dennis, cyndirellaz, bw, photo cache, blogusvox, aquamarine, pusang kalye, kris jasper, ailee, eds, nanay belen, aline, hilda, carlota, lionheart, rachely, halfcrazy, and the rest who i missed out in the list. for making significant stops at eskapo, whose blogs i also visit. keep blogging. maraming maraming salamat.
eunice, alicesg, bengbeng, fufu, borneo falcon,sandy, victor, pietro and awang - blogger friends from outside the country. thank you for taking time to drop by eskapo.
azrael and jonel - for the invites and updates on blog events. salamat!
to the new followers of eskapo, hoping that we'll keep in touch this year.
special thanks to
kankan and cherry - for including me on the list of bloggers featured in awesome philippines. thank you! thank you!
sir ace durano - for allowing us to be part of the awesome philippines project.
ang lingkod ng panginoon alabang - my community who also loves traveling. we will be traveling to Sagada this year. thank you for being an inspiration in all aspects in life.
my family - my first travel companions and my support. thank you very much.
my God - without You, i won't find a reason to live a good life. thank you!
for almost two years of traveling and blogging i was using a Sony DSC P150 and this time allow me to introduce Fang, my new camera, which i've been using for the past two months now. special thanks to lagalog for taking this shot and conceptualizing it. anniversary contest comes up next.