At least sixteen percent of the Philippines

Tomorrow is the 117th anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence, and to celebrate, I took the Lakbayan Quiz again. When I took it in 2007, I got a D, which means that I’d visited 5-10% of the Philippines. Now, five years later, I’ve visited 16-23% of the country, which gave me a C. Ha! Progress!

On a related note, I wrote a blog post about how many Philippine islands I’ve visited.

The Lakbayan Quiz is a project by Eugene Villar of Vista Pilipinas. It asks you where you’ve been in the Philippines, and how frequently visit each place–just passed by, been there once or twice, visit frequently, or if you’ve lived there. The grading system is discussed in this blog post.

If you like travelling around the Philippines and you haven’t tried the Lakbayan or something similar, I highly recommend taking it. It’s not to brag about how high your score is–or wallow in self-pity when you get a low one. To me, it’s a reminder that there’s still so much of the Philippines waiting for me; a realization that I’ve actually quite forgotten some of the provinces and islands that I’d studied in school before; and a reissued challenge to know my country and visit as much of it as I can.

My Lakbayan grade is C!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Sarah the Traveler?

According to the Lakbayan Quiz, I am most definitely not.

I saw this in Aileen‘s blog, and decided to take it, myself. I got a low score. Haha! I guess I shouldn’t have expected much. Sure, I go on “road trips” every now and then, but they’re mostly just within Luzon, or, more specifically, Manila.

Hm. Must work on travelling, then. As I mentioned in an old To Do post, I want to travel all over the Philippines before I die. ^^

My Lakbayan grade is D!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out atLakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Dark Chocolate and Chardonnay

Took a couple of online quizzes, and here’s what I got.

You are Dark Chocolate

You live your life with intensity, always going full force.You push yourself (and others) to the limit… you want more than you can handle.

An extreme person, you challenge and inspire the world!

Dark chocolate is actually my favorite kind. My older brother once took home some really dark chocolate, 75% cacao content. Yum, yum… I made sure that I controlled myself to take little pieces and ate them s-l-o-w-l-y. And then I tried not to get some more until after a day or two, so that it’ll be a whole new experience all over again.

As for wine…

You Are Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic – you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.

You have a little bit of something to offer everyone… no wonder you’re so popular.

Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

Well, I’m not really a wine connoisseur, and although my tongue isn’t trained enough to distinguish what kind of wine I’m drinking, I do love the taste of champagne and white wine.