About

This blog was formerly called The Metaphoric Life until I decided that perhaps a more straightforward title would be better. 🙂

The idea for this blog started out among a few friends and me as a travel blog. So it shall be, but every once in a while, it will also include my other interests.

I chose to name this blog Ang Lakwatserang Guro because I like the slight oxymoron in the phrase. Lakwatsera connotes bumming, lazing about for lack of anything to do. (I’ve also learned that the Spanish origin of the Filipino word lakwatsa is vulgar in some cultures.) Guro, of course, means teacher, who is supposed to set the standard of being a knowledgeable and responsible paragon of virtue. I’d like to think I’m both a lakwatsera and a guro (minus the paragon of virtue part, maybe), and that it’s possible to be both.

Here are a few things about myself and (by extension) this blog:

I am a teacher at heart and by profession. It’s a mission and a way of life. I teach integrated courses to senior high school students.

I love to live vicariously, delve into others’ minds, see other viewpoints between pages of a good book. It’s always been a personal mission to get others to read more.

I dabble in photography with my trusted five-year-old Nikon D5000. I have never taken any photography class; I learned everything I know about digital photography through photography books and websites like Digital Photography School. You can say that I still have a lot to learn.

I have an uncontrollable urge to travel. I travel light (until I bring home lots of pasalubong) and on a budget. I usually go on trips with trusted friends, and very recently, with my husband.

For the record, I have never been absent from my classes due to a trip. 🙂

Finally, I am fascinated in a myriad of other things: dogs and cats, music, astronomy, geography, geology, history, graphic design, and theater.

Me looking really happy in the Imperial Palace Gardens
In the Imperial Palace Gardens, Tokyo, Japan

Comments are always welcome and appreciated. Feel free to use my content, as long as you link back and acknowledge properly.

Unless otherwise indicated, all content and photos are mine.

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,

    A pleasant day to you.

    I will be launching s2kd by the end of April. Primarily it will be a collection of personal stories of travel in the Philippines. The basic idea is for people to share the excitement of going places and at the same time offer useful information to would-be wanderers.

    In connection with this I am requesting your permission to allow me to republish in full (text and images) your blog post at

    https://lakwatserang-guro.com/2012/12/30/travel-tales-the-great-sta-cruz-island-and-the-zamboanga-city-hall/

    As usual, full credits along with a link back to your article will accompany the republished content.

    A preview of s2kd is available at http://s2kd.blogspot.com/

    Hoping for your approval.

    Sincerely,
    Ronald Alcazar
    ronald.alcazar@gmail.com

  2. Hi good day!
    I would like to ask you if you the contact details (email add, tel nos.) of the bus that you used from Yangon to Bagan! My friends and I will be visiting Myanmar this coming september and we are planning to visit Bagan from Yangon, unfortunately, we cannot find any contacts for bus.

    Thanks for your help.

    Tony

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t! We simply asked the reception in our hotel in Yangon (Father Land Hotel) for a ticket and the bus company delivered it there. 🙂 This was a year ago, though — I don’t know how much has changed (hopefully not by much!)

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    Best,
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