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If you don’t know yet, my name is Doi Domasian. I hail from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, more popularly known as the Philippines, an archipelago in Southeast Asia comprised of 7,107 islands. I happen to speak 3 local dialects, namely Filipino (Tagalog), Cebuano and Bicolano. Like any other Filipinos, I have a good command of the English language since it is my second language. As a child, I grew up learning English plus the other 3 dialects.
I have these pair of itching travelling feet which can’t wait to go out and hop on the next jeepney, taxi, bus, train, boat or plane just to go to new places as well as old familiar ones.
First Travel Encounters
As a kid, I grew up travelling back and forth Manila and Cebu. My family moved to Cebu and to cope with the finances in raising 3 kids, my parents had to travel to Manila every summer to find money to help us get by since we are not financially endowed. I recall riding a boat for 24 hrs just to travel from Cebu to Manila and back.
As far as I can recall, my first plane ride happened when I cross-registered for one semester in a state university on my second year in college. I was travelling alone and unlike other people who find it hard to travel solo, I didn’t.
After graduating from college, I worked as an HR Specialist at the top retail chain in the country. Then after 3 years, my feet found its way to one of the top BPO companies in the Philippines where I spent almost 6 years of my life becoming a nocturnal creature.
of Blogging and The Travelling Feet
I was never a writer nor a blogger at that. I am also not a techie person nor a photographer. But after getting a lot of
threats encouragement from friends, friends and friends, I gave in to blogging. My 1st blog, also my personal site, is DoiSpeaks where I rant about randomness.
After some time, I found the need to separate my travel posts, thus creating The Travelling Feet. This site is where I chronicle my adventures and misadventures as I travel to familiar and unfamiliar places and brave the unknown.
And whenever I get the chance, I will find the time to document all my travel stories so I hope you stick around and enjoy my travel tales.
Quitting to Travel
In between working on a 9-hr job, I blogged and worked on a few freelance projects at the same time. With the skills I mastered while maintaining my sites, I decided to leave the corporate world so that I can be free. I wanted to own my time and I wanted to have the freedom to travel whenever I want to. So I quit my job and became a bum. But I didn’t become an ordinary bum. I’m a bum who chose travelling as a vice, a very expensive vice for the unemployed
Last February 2012, I decided to live in Siem Reap, Cambodia – the place where I called home for five months. I found the cost of living cheap there. I needed to grow up and needed to be independent. I could have chosen to stay in the Philippines and settled on a nice apartment on any of the country’s 80 provinces. But I chose to go international.
Because back in 2008, I told myself I’d like to live in Southeast Asia, specifically in Siem Reap and Bangkok, and tour the rest of Southeast Asia; and eventually the world. I know that it is easier for me to travel to different countries in SEA if I live outside of my country. And that’s what I did.
Deciding to live in SEA is not all fun especially for someone like me who only relies on the income I receive from this travel site. And mind you, it’s not even big. It’s just enough to get me by. Just enough for me to continue living in Siem Reap at that time and get the chance to travel back and forth Thailand whenever I needed to. But if given the chance and the financial capacity, I would love to explore the rest of Southeast Asia. I am hoping I can fulfill that dream one of these days.
I am currently home now due to a family emergency. I had to cut my backpacking trip short. As to when I’ll start backpacking out of the country again, only time can tell…
to end the confusion, here’s a photo of me…and YES, I’m a she
Wanna hear my voice and how non-sense I can become? Check out my Podcast Interview with The Great Headstand man, Soloflighted!
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