Hi! I’m Ricci Paul Faller Magpantay, I have always yearned to try out new things but I tend to procrastinate or too reluctant to take that first step to making it happen and being an introvert only made it even harder. I am more comfortable doing things on my own but don’t get me wrong, I am not anti-social, if you would ask me to travel along I usually don’t say “NO” (‘may pagka-kaladkarin’ or easy to get, but it depends on the circumstances 🙂 ).
Currently residing in Cavite, I was born and raised in Quezon City of Batangueῆo descent (father side) with the typical 'Bahay ni Lola' upbringing (as a child, used to spend summers at my Grandma's house in the province), spent my young adult life in Caloocan, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration Major in Marketing at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Now, I am working full-time aboard a cruise ship and a novice photographer, an aspiring travel blogger and a newbie biking enthusiast on the side. I have been interested to travel not just for the sake of vacationing per se but to discover history, culture and people.
Mission & Vision
Aside from travel tips and suggestions, I hope that the stories and experiences in this blog may serve as an inspiration for more people to go out, enjoy and live a life that they truly wanted for themselves (even if it’s on the sidelines). People should take action of what they have been dreaming for a long time and don’t let it be just an aspiration.
“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions.” Dr. Steve Maraboli
When I went on my first solo travel, the people that I was with on the tour were asking me if I was a blogger. I asked, why? They said, because I travel alone, I have a DSLR camera, and just shoot at whatever I see on my way.
Hmmm…Is that really how a typical blogger looks like? 🙂 The same thing happened on my 2nd trip, 3 weeks after my first. My tour mates were joking around that each of us is a blogger, that we all have this blogger-like characteristics at one point.
Little did I know it seeded an idea in my mind. Then one day, I met a very good old friend over lunch and she mentioned that she had started to set up a blog and made some drafts but has not published anything yet.
That was like, Ding! Ding! Ding! Could this be it? Is it a sign that I should start putting those experiences into inscriptions? I guess that I nurtured the idea too much that it grew and ignited my passion to travel and to pen about those experiences out of pure inspiration.
Something to look forward to
This blog is all about stepping out of my comfort zone and bringing all of my aspirations come to life while exploring different places, trying the not so familiar things and meeting new souls.
I hope that the experiences that I will be able to share may inspire those who feel the same. I have started not just a journey which literally means to travel from once place to another but a journey in discovering myself more, pushing myself to the limits and to know what else I am capable of.
As cliché as it may sound, I say, seize the moment! Truly, it is never too late to pursue what you’re passionate about while you still can. Trust me, I know. So don’t fret, I’m sure you can also start on your own, soon.
Thank you for the taking the time to read the stories and joining When In My Journeys, as I Go Out, Travel, Enjoy and Live Life!
Have a Happy and Safe travels everyone! 🙂