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 of clouds, a cascading river, a boisterous falls, or an achingly beautiful sunset. It becomes a recurring realization that there is no shortcut to happiness. Its pursuit necessitates will: the will to continue, the will to move on, the will to reach the destination, the will to learn. And how […]
April 3, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

 
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 expert.  A good match, don’t you think? She is at a loss though since she’s a slow eater. 😉 Sarong Banggi  has an elegant feel. The restaurant shared the same movie title starring Jacklyn Jose. *** to be continued
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