May 6, 2012

Photo Essay: Iloilo, Phillippines

Miag-ao Church, Iloilo, Philippines 
April 21, 2012
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Quotecard: Cloud 9, Siargao

Cloud 9, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines When the Pacific Ocean’s little furies subsided, locals surfed the shore. They were totally unaffected of the threatening waves in front of them. 
March 31, 2012
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Siquijor’s Magic: Of Sunsets and Silhouettes

After talking with the man who rip-rapped the slope behind the resort we stayed, I walked the urchin- and seaweed-teemed shore. Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines It was just me and my-feet-wading-through-the-water kind of silence. Two outriggers headed ashore.  Docked, the fishermen emptied their boats and talked about catches and the wind.  
March 14, 2012
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Reclaiming Memories: From the Leaping Kan-irag Falls to Mt. Kan-irag

Kan-irag Falls | Budlaan, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines “Nangatol na akong tiil, Jon. Una lang ta nila na?” “Err. But I already forgot the trail, Ton,” I admitted. My last trek from Kan-irag Falls to Mt. Kan-irag was last August. The trail was vague in my memory. But the idea of trekking with trails half-remembered appealed to me. I said yes.