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Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!

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    Tutubi's Best Journey in Life

    A couple of months ago, a Singapore-based travel agency offered to buy this blog probably to turn it into a vehicle to promote their online booking facility with focus on the Asian travel market. The negotiations went only as far as the monthly compensation in addition to Tutubi keeping all earnings from Adsense et al but he decided not to sell this blog for one "small" reason:

    He already has someone who he dreams will take over the "operations" of this blog in the future: Tutubi, Jr.

    There are only a handful of bloggers out there who personally knew Tutubi, but since his son looks so much like him, that he even calls his son "Mini Me," at least readers of this blog will get an idea how Tutubi actually looks like.

    baby watching Barney on a laptop while his neighbors are swimming in floodwaters brought by typhoon Ondoy somewhere in Quezon City

    teaching his baby financial literacy for him to grow up as a money smart individual
    smiling babysmiling baby: perfect stress reliever after a hard day's work

    No, being a father won't stop Tutubi from traveling, as most travel bloggers out there are single, but he now avoids long trips away from home.

    A few months of being a father is just the beginning of the trip he considers the best journey of his life!


    posted by GingGoy @ 9:11 PM,


    At Oct 5, 2009, 3:07:00 PM, Blogger pusa said...

    awww congratulations! so kyut rin pala si tutubi :D

    At Oct 5, 2009, 5:15:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    he's a good-looking baby.:P

    it looks like he'd be counting in 500's instead of the usual 1-2-3.:P

    At Oct 5, 2009, 6:56:00 PM, Anonymous bw said...

    your little one is certainly a great inspiration for you :) Nice to know that your blog gives you a bit of dough on the sides. Keep it up :)

    At Oct 6, 2009, 1:19:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    cute baby! kakagigil hehe


    At Oct 6, 2009, 2:32:00 AM, Blogger Nina said...

    congrats! so cute :)

    At Oct 7, 2009, 4:53:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    ang kyut naman ni tutubing karayom, lalo na yung puro gilagid ang kuha.

    At Oct 7, 2009, 5:24:00 PM, Anonymous kathangisip said...

    ang cute ni tutubi jr.
    ano ba ang baby tutubi sa english?

    At Oct 7, 2009, 5:36:00 PM, Blogger Pinay Travel Junkie said...

    so cute! i'm getting married in less than two months and will start my own family soon, so i completely understand your sentiment. i love backpacking as well and my trips will never be the same once i have my own kids na!

    At Oct 7, 2009, 9:50:00 PM, Anonymous bing said...

    how cute! kagwapong bata. gwapo rin ang ama, i conclude he he

    At Oct 8, 2009, 5:33:00 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Congrats Tutubi... your baby is almost as cute as you... you got a very serious competitor here! :-) This guy will change your life forever... but a word of warning... this roller coaster will go fast... I still remember (like it was yesterday) holding my son in my arms for the first time ... and now he is almost taller than me... :-(
    So enjoy every minute you can be with him.

    At Oct 8, 2009, 7:21:00 AM, Blogger Kikit said...

    What a cute heir! :)

    At Oct 8, 2009, 1:55:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    pusa, good genes? hehe thanks

    luna, good observation. perhaps i show him only coins and P20 bills first

    bw, yeah just a little earnings on the sides to finance my trips and/or buy baby formula :P

    carlotta, he's really a happy baby always smiling

    nina, just like me :P

    Photo cache, was hoping I can put his picture on the cover of a baby magazine. yeah, tutubing karayon in englis is damselfly

    kathangisip, little tutubi are nymphs living in watery places. probably damselfly for tutubing karayonm in english

    pinay travel junkie, best wishes for you. i've been "double" for 2.5 years already though i didn't post anything personal til now

    bing, just don't ask me what happened hehe

    sidney, no problem. i prefer an improvement of my genes :P

    kitkit, bubbly baby indeed always smiling and making lots of sound

    At Oct 9, 2009, 4:07:00 PM, Anonymous Sarong said...

    So amazing....This blog very cute.

    At Oct 9, 2009, 6:28:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    Hi, Tutubi. Congrats for having Tutubi Jr. My tutubi jr., este, dodongflores III will come out on March, but I don't have any idea yet whether it is a boy or a girl. I also have a "walaydulonan" web site that I'm planning my kids will take over someday. We have the same line of thoughts, eh? :D
    After I got married, I realized I'd been more limited in traveling of which I really love to do. I wonder how will I be able to travel when a baby is already there.
    My photography equipment, ipagawa ko pa sa Harrison Plaza kasi baka sinira ni Ondoy. Sa ngayon, bike commuting na lang muna pinagkaabalahan ko :D

    At Oct 9, 2009, 7:14:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    sarongs, thanks

    dodong, you're recently married unlike me, double more than 2 years already. ok naman cameras ko, problem ko ngayon kotse ko which was totally submerged by Andoy (probably 10 feet of flood water). balik bus and mrt ako everyday kasi haba pila sa casa and shops are also booked up to now

    At Oct 11, 2009, 5:47:00 AM, Anonymous Pasyalera said...

    Awwww, he was sooo cute!!! Sooo, ibig sabihin cute din si Tutubi Sr? :P

    At Oct 12, 2009, 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous dodong flores said...

    Sad to hear what bagyong Ondoy did to your car. So many cars were damaged due to the flood caused by the typhoon...

    At Oct 18, 2009, 5:31:00 PM, Blogger lagal[og] said...

    Good to know you'll be around Tito B :D

    At Oct 19, 2009, 11:18:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    pasyalera, we were all born cute, sabi nanay ko...just don't ask me that happened should you see me someday hehe

    dodong, as of this time, di pa rin andar sira daw ECU :(

    lagal[og], i'll always be a lagalag...and travel partner in the future hehe

    At Oct 30, 2009, 2:51:00 PM, Anonymous freeze said...

    aww, so cute. your journey has just began... and Tutubi jr. actually looks up to Ninoy. haha

    At Oct 31, 2009, 5:54:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Cute kid.

    At Nov 22, 2009, 8:16:00 PM, Anonymous 108travelguide said...

    Congrats! so cute..

    i like this word "smiling baby: perfect stress reliever after a hard day's work"


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