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The man behind

My friends call me Nonoy or Noynoy. I am from Davao and currently residing in Cebu. I’ve been here in the Queen City of the South since 2007.

the band

I used to be a musician before I came in Cebu, but still trying to get this passion out of my system. Unfortunately I can’t. That’s why it still brings me to write songs behind everybody’s back. I would only have the chance to sing these songs with my band when I get back in my hometown during the Holidays. You can check my band’s page by clicking this link: The Happiest

the blog

The idea to become a full-time blogger came to me after reading couple of blogs on the Net. It was also my last refuge to find the right place to publish my own essays and short stories, which became humble entries in Palanca for quite some time. But never won, of course. I was an amateur. I didn’t have formal education in writing. I didn’t even have the slightest talent to become a creative writer.

his works

My passion in writing began after reading countless of books on my father’s book shelf. I loved writing at days when there weren’t any shows for my band. I was actually writing not for anybody but for the sake of vanity. And so the essays, the short stories, and screenplays I had written were abandoned, kept in a crypt. This vanity struck me again and decided to write again. This time I wanted people to read them. This is how I made from nonoyavellanosa.blogspot.com to nonoyavellanosa.wordpress.com.

Cebu and Davao

The first blog that was properly introduced to me was I Love/Hate America, which was authored by one of my childhood neighbors back in my hometown. The author’s name is Vivienne Paras Coyne who is now married to an American.

Since she migrated to the land of the free, she also has her own sentiments and views about the greatness and the ugliness of America. When the words love and hate grasped my mind, it automatically struck me with the words Cebu and Davao, since these are the two cities that I’ve been journeying. Although the combination Cebu and Davao has nothing to do with the opposite words love and hate. They’re just two words that gave me an idea to blog about two great cities in the Philippines.

his blogging buddies

From then on I began to make friends on the blogosphere like Leylander of mycebuphotoblog.wordpress.com, blog icon Blogie Robillo of angdabawenyo.com, super blogger idol Jehzeel of jehzlauconcepts.com, seasoned blogger Mark Aethen Agana of aethen.com, true-blue Cebuana blogger Agnes Jimenez ofEmpressofdrac.com, Bofill Bernardes of angmaniniyot.co.cc. and Jon ofhalojin.blogspot.com. I’m still trying to get more of these intellectual and very creative human beings in the blogosphere. Thanks to you guys! 😉

his journey

While Cebu and Davao is more of my adventure in these two great cities–my euphoria, the hazards, and sentiments–it provides travel tips, sights, news, events, and food for travelers in Cebu and Davao. Sometimes I post some cool stuffs about sports, movies, games, gadgets, blogging and SEO. So if you’re seeking for new horizons and new beginnings, then you have come to the right site. This is my journey to two great worlds.

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UPDATE: September 18, 2015.

For the past several days, my blog has also become a viral news provider.

So from now on, this blog will not only be about my personal goings-on but it will also be about the goings on in the Philippines, whether based on my experience or news from main sources.


About the author: Nonoy


A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.



  1. Hi Noy,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog post.
    You know Agnes (empressofdrac). Small world eh? I know her coz we’re both from CBSi, Cebu’s blogging community. 🙂

    We should meet up. 🙂

  2. Hi Greetings from Istanbul,
    Congratulations for this great blog.

  3. Evangeline C. Sulabo

    May i know if your father is Honesto E. Avellanosa Jr who graduated in UP Los Banos in 1971. Can you email to me his email ad & other contact numbers. I am coordinating the 1971 jubilarian class. Thanks.

  4. Hi Nonoy,

    Just like you, I also made an attempt to join the prestigious Palanca Awards. I didn’t win, of course, but I’ve realized that a writer should always work for fulfillment first. Anyways, I look forward to reading more from your blog. Cebu and Davao are both awesome tourism hot spots. Thanks for having me on your Twitter network:>

    • Hi Listocrat. Oh really? Wow we share the same passion. Thank you for reading my about page and you’re welcome. I’m looking forward to your tweets. God Bless! 🙂

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