Jona | Backpacking with a Book

November 27, 2010
Backpacking with a Book

Townscape: Dalaguete | Obong Spring

November 22, 2010
Backpacking with a Book

Thomas McCarthy: The Visitor

Visits. Perhaps revisits. Who knows?    
November 18, 2010
Backpacking with a Book

Townscape: Sibonga | Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Simala

HOW TO GET THERE: South Bus Terminal. Board on the bus bound south. Advice the conductor of your destination: Simala. Bus Fare from Cebu City to Sibonga is P53.00 only. Get off in Simala. Hire a habal-habal for Upper Lindogan where the monastery is located. It’s only P20 per person.
November 17, 2010
Backpacking with a Book

Jonathan Safran Foer: On Distance and Silence

Tragedy primes one for humor. And humor primes one for tragedy. They amplify each other. As a writer, I am trying to express those things that are most scary to me, because I am alone with them. Why do I write? It’s not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness. Books make people less alone. That, before and after everything else, is what books do. They show us that conversations are possible across distances. I spent the morning reading  a six-page […]