15 Memorable Experiences on my First Trip Abroad

Before I bid “Adieu!” to my college days and “Salut” to my adulthood, I’ve decided to make a memorable experience by joining the Pan-Asia Model United Nations 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, last November 9-16 2015.

Although the journey before I set my feet on the soil of the formerly known Formosa was not that piece of a cake, I still enjoyed it.

Allow me to show you the highlights during my first travel abroad (though mostly, we just attended the conference).

1. Our pre-departure

Selfie with my mom before I leave!


Selfie with friends!!

Of course, I wouldn’t miss to have a photo in our Team Benilde hoodie!

And this clingy pose with Ricca!



This obligatory passport (with Team Benilde hoodie) photo

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Gotta love our hoodie!!

This before and after



It was my first time, but it didn’t feel like my first at all (WHAT?). Maybe that was because I was with my friends and a very caring and understanding adviser.

2. The flight and arrival

Loving the sea of clouds from my window


Selfie with my seatmate, Nicole! Though I transferred seats later on because I want to see the view


Touch down Taipei!!!

Eunice tryna steal my spotlight. HAHAHAHA

Rode this awesome bus. It became awesome because of my tired yet still energetic friends!



Janna was so tired, she decided to rest


The lobby of our hotel was so full of lively Filipinos! Other guests were probably wondering why.

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Eunice and I were roommies!


And you will love the view of the street from our room

Yeah, I know, it’s just an intersection. But hey! Ain’t it Instagram worthy??

3. When we had an ocular visit to the conference venue

With our wonderful adviser, Sir. Rene, as our guide


We had heaps of fun along the way!

I was so excited! Even in the MRT, I didn’t let the chance pass

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To take photos of my favorite people


And more of them!!!

Even if it is hard, Jackie did her best.


And this time when Victor had the time of his life. Boys are now jealous of you, Victor.


And that smirk.


I won’t miss this when Trix makes landi with Victor while no one is watching. Well, I do! BWUAHAHAHAHA!!


Way to go Victor!


I will never forget this “THE COOL KIDS ARE HERE, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!” walk, which basically made my night.


Don’t mess with the drunkards if you want to live long!


I love you girls! Forever!

4. The actual conference

This time when we had our opening ceremony


Subtitles please?

Loving this train outside the venue hall!

Welcome to DISEC!


Wherein I met new friends!

Benilde Delegates in DISEC are also featured!


And this “The delegate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is present and voting” greetings every roll call


When we just decided to have a photo shoot after the conference because we don’t know what to do and where to go

What’s with the senti mode Jade… and Euei? Uhm… You both are not in a music video so…

This photos of Jay that became my favorite


This moment when I asked Jay to take a photo of me


But the shot in my camera looks like I’m seducing him. Why, Jade? WHY???


This sassy *flips scarf* which Jade can only pull off


This bad ass picture of me and Jay


Because he opposed the “Gangstah” idea


We got tired of being fierce, so we decided to be candid


But Jay seems to like this pose better, which I was not informed to do


Matchy-matchy scarf!!  ❤

When we got many awards!!!


Thanks for the flowers Kuys Rae!!

5. Social nights!!!

When I asked someone to take a photo of me with the Taipei 101 at the background, but it can’t become any more blurred.

I’m talking about me. The photographer has a problem with me. What’s the problem… uhm… Jade?


Apparently, this attempt too:




Seems like I have no luck with Taipei101

This one too when I asked Jade to get me a good shot

I look like an Emo Mama. HAHAHAHA

But then I suddenly twisted my ankle


This was really painful. No kidding!

6. When I became their official photographer for their “look back” pose

“Did you say picture?”


“Oops… too much. A little candid I guess?”


Take 2 for Einas


Kuya Rae was feeling artsy with it

Jayjay’s the master for this pose. No questions asked.


Bad photographer ruined it. Sorry Jay!!

Meanwhile, Eunice can’t be stopped!!



She’s very grateful that this pose was invented; feeling every moment of it.


It seems like this “look-back pose” will bring her soulmate to her!


Blue-jacket guy for the win!

She requested for more! This time, Jackie joined her.


Of course, I should at least have some of that pose too right? We need equality in this nation.


What’s with the wind??
Opps, wait! Gotta pose fist before I chase my soulmate! lol, just kidding!

But this is what I love the most!


Let’s make that a little alluring…

Uhhh… that’s not alluring Euei, you look like you just pooped. AND THAT’S NOT EVEN “LOOK-BACK” ANYMORE!


7. When we went to Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)


I got a chance to have a photo with the MECO Director



And after the visit, I decided to have that fail “grab a cab” pose


Why fail? I’m facing the wrong side. So, I decided to do it again


Gotta do that pose fast or else a real cab will stop.


I did it again when we go to the National Museum




8. That time when we weren’t able to follow our itinerary because YOLO

9. TAIPEI101!!!

Pau went to the observatory floor and this is what happened while waiting for her


Pau discovered what we did behind her back, so she made us pose for more. With her of course

10. Night market and street food! (Deym those strawberries)


More photos of my fam!!

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11. When I saw my baby panda at the Taipei Zoo



12. The Taipei Zoo adventure itself with Eunice!!

Eunice trying to be part of the panda family


Us trying to interact with these creatures



And when I thought I saw my soulmate



13. That dinner at the very hygienic Modern Toilet Restaurant


This piece of shit was tasty!

Photo retrieved from Pau 🙂

I wan’t able to hold myself, I marked my territory immediately.



And they were overwhelmed!



14. And of course, those strategies to get a stolen photo of my friend’s crush by taking a portrait of my other friend

It was really a friend’s crush! I have my own! Lol

He’s the guy at the back ^


But then a photobomber came in and thought that I was taking a photo of him. LOL.

^ Laughed so hard when I saw this. HAHAHAHA

So I just went and took my other friends’ shot so I won’t look suspicious

PS: I’m such a great friend! Jayjay got kilig afterwards. HAHAHAHAHA

15. Lastly, when I never had the chance to talk and have a decent photo with my “for that event only” crush.

So I went back to our hotel heartbroken.









No photo?

Read #15 again.

But I got a group photo with him! Look for him at #4.

Bye!! Huhuhu


What do you think of my first travel abroad? Send me your insights by leaving a comment and liking this post!


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