September 11, 2015

OUR SKIN DIARY | An Encounter with a Swedish Woman

Last year, to commemorate the wrath of Yolanda, I went back to Malapascua, one of the badly hit places in northern Cebu, exactly a year after for a writing and photography assignment. In the moment of collective loss and grief, I intended to make the narrative sound light, knowing it was meant to be a visitor’s guide to this diving spot up north (but there is nothing light in Malapascua; the more one visits. the truer the island becomes). I interviewed some resort managers and locals, some deliberately, mostly casually, in passing, as if I was not noting what they said. Coincidentally, […]