Nov 7, 2012

Davao Itenirary: Tech Start-up and Running Scene

This DVO trip is unexpected. Davao city is something far down in my places to visit for the reason that it's always being described as the biggest city of the Philippines. The word 'big' just scares the untravelled smalltown girl in me. I'm scared in a way that it's too biG, I might end up doing nothing as the bulk of my time will just be spent figuring out how to navigate around that place.

Anyhoo, a chance to visit it came up when Mark will be attending the Startup Weekend Davao (SWDavao). It's a 3-day meetup where participants would conceptualize a business / product / service, then build a proto-type of it over the weekend. Then, it's a perfect timing that Milo Marathon Davao leg will also happen on that weekend. The more I want to tag along.

Thinking over the stay there, I really have not much idea on what places I'll be visiting except to be at SWDavao. So going around Davao will be based on people I have become fond of online.

So my itenirary will look something like this:

* Piclyf team
I could no longer recall how I ended up signing up for, the piclyf before it became piclyf. It's been that long, it would be nice to finally meet the whole team behind it.

* @tweetitow friends
I could still remember the first few usernames, outside my circle of friends, who used @tweetitow.

@ariannechan was one of those first people. I think we met online as we're figuring out a way to use another SMS twitter client at that time. I think it was or maybe a different one. Then @tweetitow was released, I then contact her back or something like that. Anyhoo, she's one of those few who I would always bother to check on some functionality or bug or whatever.

@liezlfabian. We call each other imaginary friend, because well we haven't really meet in real life. Hope, we will no longer be imaginaries.

* Team Davao Runners (TDR)
I met them first at Mt. Kitanglad Race. They're for sure busy with the Nov. 17 CUC 100k leg 2 race. So I'm hoping I'd be able to meet and run with them in their territory if their time permits. :)

* Then I'm really wishing I'll be able to find a person or a place that sells herbs and plants, and some exotic concoctions. :)

* Come Sunday, we'll join the Milo Marathon Elimination Davao leg. I'll be in 10k as I couldn't run a 2:30 21k. Mark will be in 21k. So i'm looking forward to running a place outside Cebu again. :) This will probably be my last race for this year.

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