It’s 2010, and I want to start the year right by asking you what YOU think about Just Wandering. I want to know what you honestly think of this travel blog — I want to know if I’m getting better at this travel blogging thing or of I’m already straying from what a travel blog is. I want your honest feedback on the posts I’ve written, and I want to improve my craft.
The survey is anonymous, so you can be as brutal as you want The result of the survey may or may not be published here; depending on how bruised my ego is. One thing’s for sure: I’m going to take what you say into careful consideration to give you a better JustWandering.org in 2010!
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Category: Geek stuff
The number 9 has always been my lucky/unlucky number. Maybe I’m just thinking too much into it, but I’ve noticed that through the years, things happen on the 9th. Doesn’t help that I’m the 9th kid in the family either. Travel-wise things have been really great for me this year. I’ve been to a lot of places and traveled more than I ever had in the past years. When this year started, I said I do not have major plans for travel, except for a couple of trips. Much to my surprise, I ended up taking trips I never really planned for (a month’s headstart is considered not planned for!).
My doll Tina getting really friendly with the locals in Singapore
While going through some past entries, I came upon a list I made back in 2007: 10 Places I want to visit in the next two years. I have totally forgotten writing this year and reading it again, I was so proud of myself for taking out 7 out of 10 places. Six of those places were also visited just this year. My year-end post for 2009 will be a recap of that list from two years ago.
Christmas has passed and I’m still digesting food from Noche Buena and Christmas dinner. I hope you guys had a great Christmas as well!
As promised, the winners of the Schützen notebook contest are:
Bella, who loved Quiapo at first sight wins the slim purple and yellow notebook; dementedchris, who was awed by centuries-old palaces and temples of Beijing wins the medium pink and beige notebook; and Ellen Joy Castel, who holidayed in Batangas with her family wins the big yellow and purple notebook.
Thanks for all who joined and congratulations to all the winners! Watch out for more contests coming up in 2010!
After months of closure, Enchanted Kingdom’s iconic ride, the Space Shuttle has been re-opened last Saturday to a huge crowd. There wasn’t any major changes in the track, except for a new paint job. The big change was the new cars that “give riders a greater feeling of space, as the body is more open, affording a more exciting experience.” The whole train was replaced with the latest available model, the Vekoma Mark 1212 train and coaches from Holland. It has a more comfortable ergonomic seating position and a state-of-the-art automated harness system.
Space Shuttle Max