Hi everyone, I'm back! This is a bit late, but happy New Year! How was everyone's holidays? The last few weeks of my 2013 were craaazy! Manila → Kuala Lumpur → Manila → Pampanga → Manila → Nueva Ecija and finally, back to Manila on the first day of 2014. Whew! Not sure if I can get used to that kind of life, haha! *hugs bed* Travelling to KL was the beeest though. Probably because it was the place I was most unfamiliar with. I've always wanted to travel, explore the world outside. And by that, I mean be able to explore unfamiliar places, at my own pace. I've traveled a bit before, I've been to Boracay and Cebu and a handful of other places, but all those times I was with family, so I didn't have a lot of freedom to run around and to actually ~get lost~ in the places we went to. One of my life goals has always been that-- to travel, alone, or with one or two close friends. I've always known that I'd go and do it someday, I just didn't know that that someday would happen so soon! That someday just happened to be last year, on December of 2013! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Early last year, Aian and I talked about attending the annual Comic Fiesta, a much-anticipated ACG event in Malaysia. At first we were only talking about it, but I soon found myself booking a flight to KL and looking up hotel reviews on Agoda.. pretty soon we were boarding the flight to KL. We pretty much just YOLO'd and went ahead with it! I was a bit scared because neither of us have ever stepped outside the country, but when we got there all we did was just go with the flow! Malaysia was a lot like the Philippines.. so much so that when we first got out of the airport, Aian even talked to our taxi drivers in Filipino wtf. But since most Malaysians speak English, we had no trouble getting around. What helped us a lot though, was that on the first day, we met with Mieko, a friend that I met online. She picked us up from the hotel we were temporarily staying in. (Temporarily, because there was a misunderstanding concerning our booking, so we were transferred to a nearby branch of the hotel. Mie helped us out with smoothing things over as well. She even taught us about the train stations and such! So, so thankful!) That day, we were supposed to meet up with Hermes, another friend I met online. I met her after I met Mie, I think! I'm not quite sure, but I do remember seeing photos of Hermes on a mori girl site, and talked about her with Mie. Turns out they were friends, so she introduced us.. I think. Not really sure because that was a long, long time ago, but that's pretty much how the three of us found out about each other. I've only ever talked to them online, so I was so happy to finally meet them both in person! They were both so lovely and we clicked really well! I had a great time with them. Here are some photos!
(You can read her post about this day here!)
Also, Comic Fiesta passes GET! Thank you x 9999, Mie!
Aaand that pretty much concludes day one! I wish we'd visited more cafes, there were quite a lot of pretty ones at Publika. Day two in KL was the first day of Comic Fiesta. CF ran for two days, and we attended both, so I think I'll talk about day two and three on the next entry. I have a ton of photos from CF, so please watch out for that!*:･ﾟ✧