Hilton Cebu, Mactan, Philippines A fine detail of something that was about to happen: a celebration. Why it was not a celebration yet? Because the centerpiece was reflected on the upside-down glasses. Because the rims kissed the white cloth. Because the glasses are like obedient kids waiting to be lifted and kissed. December 5th marked my second year at work. For an easily bored and fickle-minded individual like me, it is an achievement. Frequent trips to Cebu’s neighboring islands saved me from quitting. 🙂 *** A part of Weekly Photo Challenge
Museo Sugbo, Cebu City, Philippines “Ate, ikaw lay kuyog sa Rainforest Adventure bi,” texted Virhenia. She was running a fever, and her team won a free pass at Rainforest Adventure for the Halloween picture contest at work . But I had another plan in mind. I intended to visit Museo Sugbo, which is a ten-minute jeepney ride from my place—but so is Rainforest Adventure. The offer was tempting. Yet, I declined. I chose to be reminded by the past. Although I’ve been living in the city for seven years now, I’m still quite ignorant of its streets and history. I even asked the […]
Casaroro Falls, Valencia, Dumaguete, Philippines Backpacking with a Book is created with traveling as a creative process in mind. I travel to attempt to write. Although it is a constant struggle with words, traveling makes it bearable. I travel to know and understand not only the place but also the self within the place .
Since those who reached the top first had to wait for us. Because the anatomy of the ranges suffused with the morning silence was too beautiful to ignore. PHOTO ESSAY Trekking teaches us the beauty of waiting. The silence of the rays caressing the body of the mountain reminds me of love. Perhaps the gods are here playing unseen. Mountains are women. Sexy. Curvaceous. Mt. Pulag, Benguet, Philippines *** Part of Weekly Photo Challenge