I am known to many as Ching Cartujano, other used name Fruq Sch and real name known to a few is Ma. Rosario Cartujano. I am an Architect by day, a blogger-writer at night, an amateur photographer and an avid traveler on every available weekend and paid Holidays.
My real job is being an Architect and I designed a few. This is because I work in a construction company that focuses on implementation and execution of design rather making those designs. And with an enormous work from an endless to do list of my day job; the writing has become a part of my nightly activities.
It started, after a friend suggested and really did encourage me to start doing travel blogs. A great idea which I immediately considered but a part of me is hesitant to do so. Literature comes worst for me and I am bad at writing or story telling. And thinking about this, I felt miserable for those who may come to cross my blogsite and run through it. However, since I had kept some of my travels documented: an electronic file travel diary filled with bulleted lists of descriptions, pictures and expenses, including cost projection and the actual traveling cost, and seeing those over and over, I rethink and finally decided to give it a try. Now, after the tiring day’s work, writing or editing photos to blog serve me best as an antidote for stress and thus making my nights into sleepless one.
On the other hand, Photography as an art than literature comes a little easier for me. My fascination with paintings and black&white photographs turns into interest that heads toward architecture and photography and from then on, I longed to be an architect with a long-lensed-camera (I am just kidding), I longed to own a DSLR. And after I survived life’s meanest financial breakdown from getting my professional licensure architect’s examination, hence leaving me broke but passed, in the late of 2011 (waiting for almost nine years), being free from debt, I finally bought my first camera and started photography.
With my hectically self-proclaimed life within the city; a job that comes six days a week, nights full of empty blog sheets to fill in and photography lessons to learn; it is to explore places that make most of the days worth waiting… To multi-task or work harder than the usual on ordinary days I can endure and to live a life during the holidays is the thing that I have to make sure. So when I sense every Long Holiday nearly approaching, my soul cries begging for a temporary escape from corporate distress…
This is the other side of my boring story and the rest you can find here, are the stories from the holiday-grabber travel adventures – Tripperspot.