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Benguet: For Example, A Flower

is the most beautiful lie.


—Arkaye Kierulf, “For Example, A Flower”

Flowers of Atok and Kabayan, Benguet

We are protected from so much pain. For example: graves.



Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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