April 9, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old

One of the characters I met in Barili, Cebu. He looked and acted taciturn; yet according to his wife, he had several women. Travel allows us to meet interesting people like him. Part of Weekly Photo Challenge
April 4, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Davao’s Best for the Insane

Our five-day stay in  Davao was meaningfully foodgasmic. Meeting a friend unexpectedly in durianparadise made explorations easy as pie. That’s one character of a place: it makes one remember friends, names, other places. Together with Karla, we explored Davao’s food culture.  Karla is a food expert, while I an eating […]
April 3, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

 
March 27, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

How the Will Defines My Journey

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. —Arnold Bennet Why is there an urge to reach the peak? Perhaps because the higher we ascend, the more rewarding the view is: whether it is a sleepy cityscape, a sea […]
March 15, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

A Journey

A relationship is a journey too.  Just like any journeys, one does not have full control over matters. It is a risk one has to brave on. So how to prepare oneself for possible letdowns, disappointments, and pain? Just go, take the journey. Fall in, fall out. One has to […]
March 1, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Dumaguete: A City That Walks

Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing. There are objects and people who disappear from your sight or knowledge or possession; you lose a bracelet, a friend, the key. You still know where you are. Everything […]
February 24, 2011

Voyeur

Now everyone is a traveler, painter, writer, photographer, poet. I want to be their voyeur and beyond.
February 19, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

What Camera Am I Using?

To clear out all misunderstandings, I don’t own a DSLR camera (but if you, yes, you, have a spare, you can donate it.) 😉 I’m currently aiming for Canon Powershot G12.It has the specs of a DSLR and the compactibility of a digicam. Samsung ES10 is the sole companion in […]
February 6, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Why Do You Write?

Perhaps because I’m lonely, and writing itself is  another form of loneliness? Perhaps because words are innately selfish, and they want to be exposed although I don’t intend to? Perhaps because I could easily edit what the mouth couldn’t? Perhaps because writing is an open letter to a certain someone? […]
January 7, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Mt. Timbak and Its People

With a diet mostly composed of fresh vegetables and fruits, it did not come as a surprise that kids in Atok, Benguet are naturally gifted with rosy cheeks, smooth complexion, and healthy eyes. With a great hope, urban or Western diet shall not reach this part of the archipelago since […]
January 6, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Burping at Joed’s Lutong Hapon

Familiarizing, knowing one’s neighborhood has a number of advantages. A friend mentioned there is an affordable Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. We basically live in the same area. “Imagine, sushi for P65.” “Ows?” She wasn’t joking. With other nocturnal creatures mostly composed of artist friends, it became  a regular midnight […]
January 5, 2011

The “I” in Bacolod