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Going North with a Toy

I’ve been busy wrapping up some things at work so that I can go on a trip this week. I will be traveling for the first time to the northernmost part of La Union province with a guest toy. Yes, you read it right—a toy. Her name is Chiara, a baby dinosaur.

Here she is reading a German newspaper.
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I think she feels shy to face the camera 😉

Okay, here’s an upclose shot.
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Chiara is a traveling toy. Her owner, a German lady, had sent her to me so Chiara can see some places in the Philippines. She is one of thousands of toys who are making their way around the world by being passed on from person to person. The person who hosts a traveling toy takes it around, shows it some places, and photographs it. And he or she is also requested to update an online travelogue that belongs to the toy. Each toy has an ID number which should be registered online by the host so the owner can know the toy has safely reached its destination.

I took her to FNTI at Camp Vicente Lim to watch the firemen’s graduation

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…and to a children’s party. She is shown here with my three inaanak, Lance, Lester, and Kaye.

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I hope Chiara will learn some more about the Philippines on our trip this week so she can share with many other traveling toy enthusiasts all over the world how beautiful La Union is 😉

Chiara’s next itinerary is Intramuros, Luneta, Manila Ocean Park, and some universities in Metro Manila.

This is an educational hobby sana for Filipino children. They’ll learn a lot about geography and culture and they’ll also have many friends from around the world. Medyo magastos nga lang sa pagpapadala ng toy sa post office. Pero hindi lang naman ito pambata. Maraming owners ng traveling toy are adults who enjoy sending stuff through postal service, meeting new people from around the world, and learning about other people’s culture. So if you’re looking for a new interesting hobby, you might want to try this out. I think it’s fun.

Posted 8 years, 5 months ago at 8:18 pm.

21 comments

21 Replies

  1. tol; ok ang trip ah! pati laruan napag tripan mo..ehehehehe..napadaan lang tol.. ingat sa byahe

  2. Hahaha, naipangako ko kasi sa may-ari nito na ipapasyal ko eh. Tagal ko na nga nito sa akin hindi ko basta-basta maipasyal. Maraming tao around the world ang may ganitong trip hahaha.

    Salamat. Pasalubong, gusto mo? heehee

  3. ay ako din may traveling toy pero di kasingbongga nyang si chiara na may ID ek ek pa. hihi. ang kyut!!!! 🙂

    gusto ko din nyan. kaso lang mejo bonggang-bongga pagkaburara ko baka maiwala ko lang sya, naka magilitan ako sa leeg ng may-ari. hahaha! 😀

  4. Hay naku, AC, tawa na naman ako ng tawa sa comment mo lalong-lalo na dun sa “bonggang-bongga na pagkaburara.” Siguro naman, hindi mo ‘yun maiwawala kasi matatakot kang magilitan ng leeg hahaha.

    Isama mo na rin yung traveling toy mo sa iba pang traveling toys around the world 🙂

  5. umm.. anong klaseng trip ba yan? buti pa mga toys solbs na solbs sa trips. ako di man lang makapagtrip. maging toy na nga lang ako. hahaha! 😀

  6. sige tol, uwian mo ko ng paslubong..ilagay mo na lang sa cbox pag andyan na ha!

  7. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    Sure! 😀

  8. Dadalaw din po ba sya sa mga slum areas gaya ng Parola ng Tondo o FB Harrison ng Pasay? Just curious.

  9. nortehanon Jan 26th 2009

    Yes, Dfish. Pero ‘yung makakasama kong pumunta dun ay hindi pa nag-confirm. Siguro pupunta na lang ako dun on my own dala si Chiara 😉

    May plano din po na dalawin niya ang taga-home along the riles.

  10. wow! ang swerte naman ni chiara, nalibot at malilibot ang pinas. has she been to other countries as well? =)

  11. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    Hi Jayvie,
    Chiara is originally from the US. She’s been adopted by a German family from an “orphanage” of toys (meron palang ganun sa kanila hehehe). So far, US, Germany, at Philippines pa lang ang narating niya. Pero I think merong host from France yata na naghihintay sa kanya after her trip to to Pinas 😉

  12. france! oui? hehe. ang swerte nya =)

    orphanage of toys! cute haha. =)

    i’ll link you up..

  13. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    Thanks! Will link you up, too.

  14. Ang galing naman nyan, traveling toy. Swerte ni Chiara! Sana ako rin maging traveling toy. Wahaha..

  15. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    Ay, ako rin ‘yan ang wish ko — na sana maging traveling toy din ako tulad ni Chiara hehehe

  16. Hehehe, ipadala mo yan sa akin, ipapasyal ko kasama ng aking barbies bwehehehe… EKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  17. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    hahaha! ayaw po ni Chiara magpunta dyan sa kung nasaan ka kasi daw nagyeyelo pa dyan. takot siyang magyelo hehehe

  18. mag ka classmate ba tayo?? q lang.. 1st time ko d2

  19. yun nga mate>>>>

  20. Kamusta na nga pala si Chiara?
    Where is she now?

    Paki-ingatan mo siya sa mga kid… err… animal…. err…. toynappers ha. Baka ‘pag nalaman nilang galing sa Germany, tiyak tataasan nila ang ransom amount. He he.

  21. nortehanon Feb 25th 2009

    Malapit ko na po siyang ibalik sa may-ari niya sa Alemanya. Baka bored na siya dito eh hehehe

    Yes, Rev, super iniingata ko talaga siya dahil nga wala akong pang-ransom 😀


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