Window Seat Wanderer

Abby's Random Adventures and Musings


Sunday Soupie #003

* Late upload because I couldn’t access my site. My web host said the server blocked my IP. Whut.

Hello, fellow wanderers!

Can’t believe it’s been a month already since my last Soupie! So much for starting a weekly routine. Hihi. But man, a lot has happened in the past 4 weeks, considering I’ve practically been on vacation since the start of November.

Here is a rundown of excuses valid reasons for the past weeks of non-Souping:

November 1: Was in Abu Dhabi
November 8: Life in the Spirit Experience #15, plus a spur-of-the-moment trip to Vigan!
November 15: Church outreach activity

And now, November 22, part 2 of the church outreach activity after having just arrived from Bohol!!!

Wew. Out of work and still loaded as forks. Whattuuuuup. (This is my own doing, of course.)

Anyhooz. Today’s Soupie will focus mostly on the happenings of the past two weeks.

Read More


Middle East Memoirs: ABU DHABI

Flew to Abu Dhabi last weekend with a wonderful set of crew. It’s my second time to visit but my first time to stay for a layover, so there was a definite need for a tour. Good thing everyone was game to go on one, especially our purser!

(Photo c/o MC)

Read More


Bikes For The Philippines

My friend, M, is coming back home from Singapore and is, apparently, making his trip worthwhile by doing this fundraiser along with his bestest friend in the whole wide world, J.

Since I’m more active here on the interwebs than I am in real life, I’d like to share with you their project (a.k.a. suicide mission) in hopes that you could support it as well. :)


Good day folks! I’m Mark, an OFW based in Singapore. With me is my good friend Jeion Paguio. We are die-hard cycling fanatics.
We literally start and end the day on our bikes! Coincidentally, we are also supporters of Bikes for the Philippines and since we have vacation leaves to spare, we’ve decided to do something worthwhile with them.

From November 8-12, Jeion and I will be attempting to ride our bicycles from Manila to Vigan and back for the benefit of BfP beneficiaries. Through this exercise, we aim to raise enough funds to provide bikes to a community BfP will be supporting in the future. Our generous sponsors from, Tribu Multisport, and anonymous supporters have pledged more than Php 50,000 in support of this effort! But we’re not stopping there. We are also seeking your support. Together, we could do more for these kids!

If you pledge your support for least Php 500 (SGD 15), we will provide you with a limited edition BfP fundraiser shirt! The shirt is made of dri-fit material and will be perfect for your own rides! To know more about how you can get hold of this shirt, please read the guidelines below:

Step 1: Submit your pledge!

You will get a limited edition BfP fundraiser shirt for each Php 500 (SGD 15) pledge made. For example, if you pledge Php 2500 (SGD 75), you will get 5 shirts!

You may submit your pledge to the following accounts:

Singapore: Mark Carandang POSB Savings 248623675

Philippines: Jermaine Avion Paguio BPI Savings 1419026782 BPI EGI Torre Lorenzo


Step 2: Reserve your shirt!

Go to this site:

Fill out the form to reserve your shirt.

If you are ordering shirts of different sizes and colors, you may have to fill out the form more than once. Just use the same transaction details for all the forms and please notify us through the notes text box.

Step 3: Claim your shirt!

Once we have reached our order limit, we shall have the shirts printed immediately. We will notify you of the distribution procedures once the shirts have been printed at around late December. I will be in charge of Singapore orders, while Jeion will be in charge of Philippine orders.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope to carry your pledges of support as we embark in this endeavor together!

Supporting the Filipino youth, one bicycle at a time.

Sincerely yours,
Mark Carandang

~ From FB

Let’s support this cause by donating and/or spreading the word, you guys! 500 pesos here and a little tweet or FB share there (plus a whole lotta prayers!) can do wonders in making other people’s lives a little bit easier to live in!

For more information about Bikes for the Philippines, visit their website at :)

Abby The Free Elf

“Company has given Abby her schedule! Abby is freeeee!”


Arrived from Abu Dhabi yesterday morning and am officially enjoying Day 1 of 25 of my (forced) vacation leave. I’m actually still not sure how to take this news. On one hand, SO MUCH FREE TIME! On the other, so less moneyz. Hahahuhu.

The past few days, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my schedule; whether to exchange some of my days off or use them to travel to someplace nice. Like a real tourist. I’ve already offered to exchange 2 of my days off to gain 8 more flying hours. So far, no reply. If I don’t get one before the deadline of exchanges, I’m thinking, meh, I’ll probably just stick with my printed schedule and enjoy it to its fullest.

I’m such a weirdo. A few months ago, I got so burnt out that I cried. And now my schedule is wide open and all I could think about is how to fit in more flying hours. WTH. But I guess it’s just because I wasn’t prepared for such a huge drop in productivity.


I now have so many ideas in my head! I’m inspired to make videos, record songs, write more blog entries, read more books, etc! It’s #bumlife2012 all over again and I’m just so excited! HAHAHA!

Any suggestions on how to make the most outta this bum life? Book/movie/blog suggestions? Places I can travel to without a visa? Places in the PH? (I want to go parasailing!) Do leave a comment below!

Gee! What a way to end 2015! :)

Planning to talk about my recent trip to AUH soon. Stay tuned! :)


Sunday Soupie #002

* Late upload due to… jet lag? Yeah, let’s go with that.

I am writing this while on the train to Reading (ooh, #AccidentalPun) since we have quite a lot of time to kill. My friend P and I are going on a day trip to Oxford (finally!) and will hopefully try to make our way back to Central London in time for Hillsong and Catholic mass.

With that paragraph alone, it seems I have already written the A & B for this week’s Soupie, but there is still sooooo much more to this story. So here goes!

Read More

Page 1 of 31

Window Seat Wanderer (c) 2015 & Theme by Anders Norén


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: