DJ Yabis

I’m sitting here in our hotel room in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines furiously typing away because I’m happy. I mean I almost always am. I have a perpetually happy disposition in life. Today is my birthday.

It’s not just any birthday though. I’m entering a new decade – no, it’s not the 40x2032s yet! – and I want to celebrate it like a successful adult with some money in the bank and spending it on stuff that matters. Like traveling, which makes me happy.

Why have a boring birthday when you can have a fabulous one? Why have a basic cake when you can have scrumptious food all over the world? Why spend it with your internet friends when you can travel and celebrate it with all your real friends around the world? Why celebrate it for a day when you can do it for 2 months?

I’m eschewing all social norms and doing my own thing like I always do. And oh, my loverboy Michael is one day older than me. We’re cool like that. So OBVI we’re celebrating our birthdays together and traveling in style.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at m Euro Trip

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