Hey there, I’m Marron Santillan, and I’m absolutely thrilled that you’ve dropped by!

Let me dish out the deets on what the whole #marronisgoing buzz is all about. Back in 2016, I kicked off this blog as my personal playground to chronicle my adventures as I embarked on an epic quest to explore the awe-inspiring wonders of my homeland. It was all about soaking up knowledge, forging connections with remarkable people, diving headfirst into spur-of-the-moment escapades, uncovering hidden gems on beautiful islands, and hey, who knows, maybe even stumbling upon love along the way. But above all, it was a profound journey of self-discovery.

Now, let’s shake things up a bit, shall we? Besides my fiery passion for life’s extraordinary tales and heart-pounding adventures, you’ll often catch me happily vanishing into the pages of a gripping book. And let’s not forget those lazy post-lunch hours, where I indulge in the pure bliss of chilled-out films.

Marron Santillan marron is going with his road bike

Now, about sports – while I never quite became a sports fanatic growing up, I nursed a burning desire to be athletic. So, I decided to spice things up with obstacle course racing, conquering the mighty Spartan Race. Plus, I’ve developed a sweet spot for long-distance running, even completing a full marathon (a big deal for me!).

Marron Santillan marron is going coffee ride

Fast forward to the pandemic-stricken 2020, and I stumbled upon a newfound love: cycling! I’ve clocked an impressive 30,000 kilometers or 18,600 miles pedaling to diverse destinations.

But hold on, there’s more to my story! Coffee is my jam, and my love for it reached such heights that I clinched victory in a Barista Championship competition, catapulting me into the coveted position of District Coffee Master for a major coffee company in the Philippines.

Now, let’s raise a toast to libations! Be it beer, brandy, tequila, whiskey, or even rum, you could say I have a hearty appreciation for fine spirits. Rest assured, I’m no alcoholic, just an enthusiast always up for a good time. So, if you ever hand me a bottle of beer, anytime, anywhere, you can bet I’ll gladly accept it and quite possibly yearn for another! As for food, well, I’m embarking on a tantalizing journey to savor its diverse delights and am well on my way to becoming a bona fide foodie.