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Badian: A Sea, a River, Friendship, and Yes, Love

Photos of and in Kawasan Falls and Terra Manna Badian Cebu

June reminds me of sun-, sea-, river-kissed skin, of beautiful girls supporting my silliness, of falls jumping, of marine beauties, of Camiguin, of Terra Manna. June reminds me of distance suspended. Once more. June reminds me of not my here and his there, but our own here and there.

Truthfully, writing stresses me out. When it does, I turn to photography. Either I go out for a photo walk or picasa (yes, not photoshop) some of the excessive files.

Here are some memories of June, the memories that my cameras were able to capture. A week of June spent at Terra Manna, a day at my supposed muse with friends, a whole month with P. Yes, June reminds me of love well-spent.  

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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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  1. Ah Terra Manna…
    I’ve been wanting to visit this place for ages, but never seem to get around to actually going there. The pictures are stunning, btw. Any tips for someone who wants to venture in that part of Southern Cebu?

  2. David Carroll says:

    Hola Jona,

    Great photos. I can feel the love! It makes me miss my other half, half way around the world. I can see you can relate. I’m glad I misunderstood your FB post about being “single”. I’m glad you’re still with Chad. I wish you the best. And if you’re ever in ‘Nam, come visit my wife and I.(Dec. 29 is when it’s official). Your new camera will be filled with equally beautiful photos.


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