Who is Ishmael?

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me offline, I thought I would sail about a little and see the exciting part of the online world.

Painting of Mayflower
Sailing the online sea.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab is the nom de plume I made when I started blogging. A heartbroken man in the beginning, I fused the two major characters of Herman Melville's Moby Dick to create a mask for my emo rants that I posted in the early months of the blog.

I am a blogger since 2007 and a traveler since I was little child. Offline, I am an engineer, the husband to a lovely lady (who I call My Beloved Wife Lei in the blog), and a father to two super kulit but sweet kids. I'm also a Catholic, online and offline, and I am proud to profess my Church's Creed.

I mostly write about my travels around the Philippines and abroad. I also spice the blog with my thoughts on, fatherhood, the Catholic Faith, politics, and current events. As a historical junkie, I usually reference my blog posts with historical information in the aim of informing you (my dear reader) of the rich cultural heritage that the Filipino people should be proud of.

I blog at least twice a week (Tuesday and Friday), sometimes every weekday for some timely posts or paid posts.

You can email me through the email form.
You can also follow me on My Facebook Page and Twitter (@Ishmael_Ahab).
You can also add to your circles my Google+ account.

Do you want to interact with me in other social media websites? You can connect with me through my accounts in the following websites:


May I invite you, also, to visit my other blogs:

Ahab Reviews & Tips - my blog where I post reviews of products and services, and tips that are useful for everyone.

Fatherly Ish - the blog where I attempt to chronicle my adventures as husband and a father.

Tome of a Layman - my serious blog where I try to talk about the Catholic Faith, pro-life-issues, Philippine society, and politics.

Amplaya News - the blog that serves as my outlet for humorous posts about Philippine society and politics.

Thank you very much for dropping my blog. God bless you.


Image obtained from New Hampshire Commentary.


  1. Now I know you... a little. - Noel D.

  2. wow! I salute to you Ishmael even how busy you are still you manage to write blog posts.

    1. Pahirapan na talaga magblog ngayon. Lagpas one year na akong blogging sa byahe ko sa Cebu. :-(

  3. If I ever have a chance soon to come home to the Philippines, I will really go to market daily. Iba kasi ang feel sa market kaysa sa groceries.


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