About the Authors



Paw Jacinto loves sharing his stories. He is a web content manager, application developer in the public sector. He is also a Public Administration Major. With an open mind and a true volunteerism spirit, Paw is deliberately roused with the challenges of the world. His stories narrate adventures of his favorite barkada. He’s an overthinker, an introvert, a detail-blogger, and an all around house kid. Get to know this guy and surely you’ll get along pretty well.

Many thanks to my friends. This web diary wouldn’t exist without them. They help me through everything, they are my best friends and I love them.

Winds Quetua is a Financial Analyst in Nasdaq. He’s a solo traveler and adrenaline junkie who wishes to set foot on all the 81 provinces in the Philippines. So far, he has been to 46 PH provinces. Aside from being a nomad, he loves landscape and portrait photography and running at marathon events as well.


Daidai Sordilla is a registered medical technologist and a certified International Medical Laboratory Scientist. She is also a member of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologist, was a member of Philippine National Red Cross Youth Organization and a Regional Blood Center volunteer. Travelling and writing is her passion. She wants to express her feelings and help other travellers through writing blogs. She also supports feminism and believes for the equality and humanity for both men and women.

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Aljohn Calapatia is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is currently completing his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Sto. Tomas. He is a travel blogger and a food enthusiast. He once dreamt of becoming a journalist or a writer. He is presently employed at the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and holding a position of Financial Planning Specialist. He entered the government service because he wanted to make a difference.


Aika Valenzuela is a ramp model, amateur photographer, and an aspiring make-up artist. She is currently a QA/Developer at Suggero360 Philippines. Besides being an intimate foodie traveler, she also loves to explore cosmetics. She modeled for Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week – directed and started by Nico Agustin – and other fashion shows within Metro Manila. She is a Moderator for Sony Xperia Photography/Videography PH and a member for almost two years now.

Markus Freed is a young professional, working in LPO industry as an Accountant. He is a backpacker (his bag is full of hugot) still searching for his purpose in life. As a traveling cosplayer, Mark portrays fictional characters to add more impact on his travel stories. He’s a responsible mountaineer who embraces the beauty of nature and learns how to live in the simplest, modest kind. He’s a ‘Jack of All Trades’ with a strong personality who can easily turn acquaintances into friendship.

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9 thoughts on “About the Authors”

  1. Hi thank you so much for following eighteenandbeyondblog you don’t know how much it means to me, and for that i followed you back as well. Good looking blog, keep it up. Have a nice day xoxo Aries Eli

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      1. Believe me, I’ve tried. Pero hindi ko ata talaga sya calling e. I’d love to volunteer. Pero ewan. I don’t find myself committing to it. Siguro not now. :3


        1. Siguro depende ren kung anong klaseng pagvovolunteer. What I love most sa org where I volunteer, I get to meet a lot of nice people and learn a great deal as well. Kaya siguro I fell committed to it. hmm. Pero baka sa free meals lang talaga. haha

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