A day with Eds of soloflighted.com

08:00 26/8/2012 Remember #16 of our 40ish list  Meet and interview a famous travel blogger? Aside from ticking off one on the list. Finally we had met and interviewed the person behind the famous  travel blog soloflighted.com. Do we still need to introduce him? Nah, everyone knows Edcel Suyo or Eds on the blogosphere. He is one of the most sought after on the pinoy  travel blog scene. His followers, supporters and travel buddies can attest to that. He’s known for being  humble and “wai blema attitude” that earns him as PTB’s  most desirable hunk as what Mica of Senyorita.net  describes. His travel will not be completed without his trademark  HEADSTAND. It becomes his signature pose and will not be surprise if this act will be coined Edceling (like Noynoying) in the future. So to speak, you thought to imitate that bone crushing acrobat. But on the last minute you ponder that a neck brace is not a good fashion accent. So just leave that to Eds, he executes better than we do. Other than his adventurous persona, there is another side of him that surely you wan’t to know. Don’t scroll down yet on that part. Let us shared how meet we him and how he’d spend the day with us despite of his very tight schedule.

Couple meets the Headstand Guy

It started from exchanging comments on our Batu Caves entry about his interest to comeback to Malaysia. After his six months on the road and counting he came back but instead went ahead to Dungun. A quaint town in the State of Terrenganu, located on eastern coast of peninsular Malaysia. Apparently he’d an opportunity in Dungun that was irresistible, albeit we’ll go for the same, if we have the time. What a lucky guy. Before that, we had invited him for a casual meetup in case he drop by to Kuala Lumpur. Surprisingly, we got a message from him that he’ll be spending the day in KL before his evening flight to the neighbouring country. You’ll got to know that we are a big fan of his travel blog. Meeting the person, who inspired us to travel not only made us excited but ecstatic as well. 

He spend his day in our abode instead of rambling around KL or visit the gigantic Murugan statue in Batu Caves. You know what would people talk with same passion. So it revolves about Travel, Work, Blogging, and Online Monetization for the rest of the day.  

Eds shared us his humble beginning as a blogger before making his personal blog to what now  as a soloflighted.com.  He showed us, how his blog looks like few years back,  a basic white theme designed compared to the funky look of his blog now. 

Eds showing us his secret $$$
We knew beforehand that you can get something out of blogging. But still were skeptical about
online monetization not until Eds showed us his figures. Oh Boy! jaw dropped, can’t believe what we saw on his paypal. We’re like, how did you do that? and the questions go on. He gave us an idea how to start earning from the blog aside from the ads. We can’t share you the details as we had a verbal confidentiality agreement with Eds, wink. It’s not really a secret, he even shared most of it on his  online money making 101 site Edearns. Dig it, you’ll learn how to earn passively while keeping your 9/6 or 8/5 job.

Before we proceed to our coveted interview with Eds, we had some small chit chat about his recent Bali trip over an Ice Cream. Yes folks, he loves ICE CREAM and his favourite is Taro ( Ube) just like us. 

The Random Interview
It’s more like a fill in the blank questions.

Here it is!

The last time I took a leap of faith was when I resigned from my job after 6 years.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
I’m longing for  crazy adventures whenever I’m travelling.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
I wish I can travel  no particular, with anyone as long as no issues if given a chance
Courtesy of soloflighted.com

Ice cream, was the last food that upset my stomach. Not during the interview.

I will learn to speak Chavacano so I  can understand my gf’s dialect and able to spoke with her friends
Photo from Wikipedia
Tune of Bob Sinclar – Love Generation can make me dance in public.

I learn to save money because of travelling.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
Sunset  over the red sand dunes at Muine Vietnam was the first time I witness
a beautiful sunset in my entire life.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
I came back to Siem Reap, Cambodia as I promise during my last visit
Courtesy of soloflighted.com

Doing Headstands makes me happy when I’m on the road.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
Isla Reta in Samal was the best and not touristy beach I ever visit.
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
I was caught in the middle when choosing a secured office job and online work
Courtesy of soloflighted.com
Last time I gave a tip was having a Haircut In Dungun Malaysia.
Photo from momscashblog.com
The moment that I’m scare to death was trying to climb 20 feet rock in Bali, with my knees constantly shaking. 
Courtesy of soloflighted.com

Having a life as a backpacker from Dan of tropicalmba.com was the person that inspired me  with this kind of lifestyle on the road.

There you go, a quick interview before he rush in to his next destination. We’re very thankful not just for the meet and interview time but for spending his entire day with us. We’re looking forward to see him on the road or another tete a tete in our abode. Next time Baskin Robbins or Haagen-Dazs on us 🙂

Wait if you haven’t read his previous interview with famous travel bloggers here are some 🙂

Meet the Nomads with Flip of Flipnomad
Interview with Chino of Juanderfulpinoy
My Travel Buddies with Mica of Senyorita
Meet the Backpackers with Doc Wends of Journeys and Travels

Eds, be safe in your travel and may the force be with you always!

Your avid fan,

Sky and Summer

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0 Replies to “A day with Eds of soloflighted.com”

  1. avid fan din ako kay eds…pogi niya no…

  2. Yun eh! wait till makita mo siya in person. hehehe

    Not only the looks, he has big and kind heart. That's why this guy is very blessed. 🙂

  3. Woohoo! Met Ed last Dec 2011 sa Bantayan Islands together with some travel blogger friends. He's very nice and uber friendly. Didn't know that we attended the same school back in grade school (SMAD). Hahaha!

    In other news, yey at least naa koy kaila whenever I visit KL! 😀

  4. I didn't know until he mention, nga taga Davao pod diay cya. Really means latagaw gyud tang mga taga dabaw. 🙂

    So true a very nice guy!

    Yes, Renz we'll be glad to accompany you here in KL. ^_^

  5. I miss Malaysia! Kainggit andun kayo ngayon hehe 😀

    I am not surprised na about making money online isa sa topics nyo (I bet around 60% ng time nyo was spent here lol). Ok yan si Ed pagdating sa money stuff. Till next travel, Ed!

    Pwede rin ba akong maki-stay sa inyo kapag mag-KL ako ulit soon? hihi

    Mica of senyorita.net

  6. Korek ka diyan Mica, walang humpay na chikahan sa Money Making, at napa wow kami sa galing ni Eds.

    Sure Mica, let us know ahead. Mas ok kung weekend, kasi nasa wholeday kami available 🙂

  7. Hope to bump on one of his trip someday.Pahingi naman ng tip how to monetize my site.hehe Anyhoo I have a question, gaano katagal ung bus from KL to Legoland?:)

  8. I suggest to Read his online money stuff site Edearns.com, basic lang yung alam naman when it comes to monetization.

    KL to JB( Legoland) usually takes 5-6 hours 🙂

  9. Cool beans! Glad you guys got to connect.

  10. Yep, despite his hectic sched he spend a day with us. 🙂

  11. Nice share, it's good to know that there lot's of sought after aand successful Davaoeño bloggers out there. Proud to be taga DAVAO =)

  12. His passion for travel is impressive and he does make excellent headstands.

  13. So True and he's jolly good fellow too 🙂

  14. Same here! And the list goes on ^_^

  15. I also admire how you did the feature by giving random info about Eds with photos.

  16. Great share. Sharing a blogger's success is very inspirational. Keep it up!

  17. This is a good idea of having an interview with fellow bloggers. i have been doing this using email only.

  18. Wow, nice to share a blogger's experience here. I'm still new to this field, and I've been hearing a lot about the earnings in blogging. As for now, I'm just taking it a step at a time…

  19. indeed. it motivates us to go on with our adventures upon hearing eds story about life and how he started..thanks for dropping by ^_^


  20. It's nice to exchange point of views and experiences through casual interview. The moment you know on how a person struggle before what they became right now,surely you will appreciate.^_^


  21. To be honest, we're also newbie about monetization as Eds says it will come along through your blogger's journey. 🙂

  22. Wow, what an inspiring blogger's story. I hope to accomplish what he has done with his blog. Happy travels!

  23. He is an epitome of Inspirational Humble Travel Blogger! 🙂

  24. IKR!!! Mga laagan jud ta ba! HAHA! Dili mapakali kung naa lang sa isa ka lugar :)) YEYYYY I'l let you know kung muadto ko dira KL! At least hindi na kabado when I go there kay naa koy kaila 😀 Thanks kaayo!

  25. Sure, I hope ma link na ni Air Asia ang KL to DVO (crossing fingers) 🙂

  26. I bet you learned a lot of awesome stuff about him and his humble beginnings. Nice feature! ^_^

  27. Nice story! i'd like to meet other bloggers too in the places na pinapasyalan ko.

  28. Sometimes, I dream of quitting my normal job and just travel. Though I may need some resources and courage to do it, I believe it will be worthwhile the experience.

  29. It takes a lot of courage and money of course to have this nomad lifestyle as what Eds told us. Pretty sure once you embrace this kind of life you'll not only find bliss but an experience of a lifetime.

  30. Thanks Ness, if ever you drop by in KL. We'll be glad to meet you 🙂

  31. Indeed a lot, he's too kind to share it. Thanks Yani 🙂

  32. I wanna learn how to monetize too..
    but I'm too lazy.. haist!
    I heard Eds to be a great guy..
    As sure as everyone in PTB.
    I hope to meet him too..
    I'd probably learn a lot,
    especially with things I easily bungle.;)

  33. When you meet him, you'll surely learn a lot from Eds, aside from money stuff and also with his crazy travel adventures. 🙂

  34. That's a really great interview.. really hope that I could also meet like-minded travelers like ED, and of course you. 🙂 The only person that I've had the opportunity of meeting in PTB (let alone in the whole blogging scene) was Edmar of Edmaration.com. We had a great time despite the time constraint.. 🙂

  35. I wonder how much is in his paypal account… quite endless transactions! 🙂

  36. The success story of Sir Ed is truly a motivational one. He wished to seek what he wants and when he got it, that's the start of something BIG for him and now, he's enjoying the fruits of his labor. Thanks for featuring him and you're both fortunate to meet him face to face.

  37. seeing that photos with you guys on the internet with and your laptop makes me so happy that I'm not the only one who can't live without it! haha

  38. 2 Thumbs up! It is very inspiring reading blogs from blogger itself and interviewing a blogger at the same time. ^_^

  39. Surely you'll meet in Eds in one of the PTB occasion, if ever you drop by in KL let us know 🙂

    I also want to meet and interview Edmar "the town explorer". ^_^

  40. Thanks Amaya Chika 🙂

  41. I think it applies to all bloggers 🙂

  42. He embodies as inspiration to newbie travel bloggers and alike. We'll feature more of the bloggers that made an impact to the blogosphere.

  43. It's a lot $$$ 🙂

  44. I met Ed last year from a PTB meet-up here in Cebu. He was a cool fun guy and willing to share his knowledge about blogging. Hope i will meet him on the road again soon and you as well 🙂 Cheers !

  45. surely we'll bump on the road, after all it's a small world 🙂

  46. Thanks for sharing this interview with soloflighted.com i always read his blog..

  47. So as we, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  48. That's a pretty interesting inverview you gave to Eds. I'll check his blog when time permits. ^_^

  49. Thanks markpogi! ^_^ We high recommend to check his blog!

  50. Yeah, this guy's super nice. He helped me set up my own domain. Definitely, an inspiration to every Pinoy travel blogger.

  51. Supah nice! We consulted him as well when we asked about domain stuff few months back, since he's very experience with it. 🙂

  52. Yay! Cool. Mabait talaga yan si Ed. He also offered help to me unselfishly without waiting for me to ask him 🙂

  53. Pag visit namin in Ilocos, kaw naman interbyohin namin. 🙂

  54. Pressued kung ano isusuot ko – LOL!

  55. Awts, anything will do, basta ma meet ka lng namin 🙂

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