Guard Dog

He took me on a joyride in Dapitan once, and we entered through the unpaved roads leading to rural communities along the coast. This day led us to a rice paddy, a common, nevertheless breathtaking, sight in Philippine provinces. On a bank across the pond walked an old farmer, in...

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Fallen Tree

I am experimenting with new ways of presenting my photos. I think my photos look a lot more professional when they’re elegantly bordered and identified. Initially I was just going for a watermark, to prevent any possible stealing of photos. (Not that it’s ever happened to me personally, to my...

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Enormous Things

Early this year, my friends and I went on a trip to Baguio, where the air is a mite chilly, strawberries and pine trees flourish, and horses abound. We went to Mines View Park, a famous hilltop that overlooks the city. A lot of foreign and local tourists go there...

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Yesterday I Swam

Gim and I were supposed to head on home to Zamboanga, but we couldn’t go home without once using our newly bought snorkel gear. So we postponed the trip to today and happily went to Dakak Resort (except that we overslept and had to postpone it again to tomorrow). Habal-habal...

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Halo-Halo on a Hot Day

Here in the Philippines, we have a sweet treat called Halo-halo. Halo in Filipino means “mix”. Halo-halo is a mix of ingredients such as beans, flan, fruits, sugar, milk and ice, then topped with ice cream, oatmeal and sometimes a cherry. It’s a favorite Filipino dessert, and the best...

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A Strange Place I’m In

In Dapitan, where I’m currently at, the world seems full of old people and children. That’s what this city is made of. Kids playing CounterStrike and DOTA in the Internet shop. Old people drivers on tricycles waiting for passengers. Toddlers sitting by the shore making castles on the sand. Vendors...

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