I'm tired a lot these days. So tired I can't even finish this sen
Sunrise on the beach in Leyte in 2016, where thousands of bodies were washed ashore during the cataclysmic typhoon Yolanda - some coming from distant towns. This one on Leyte's coast was among the most dramatic sunrises I've seen. I thought, The sun shines a different glow here, and it all seems positive, but I wonder how many don't look at this sunrise the same way anymore after the sea claimed their loved ones. One can only guess.
Ten pm. By this hour, the voices that colonized the mid-size Italian eatery have died down, leaving only the sharp scent of detergent and the friction of brushes against floors and dishes in the dirty kitchen. Filart, Rey, our elfish manager muttered, calculating the gravity of the remainder of his question. You are related to the Filarts? The one in the Vizconde massacre. He is talking about Joey, who was implicated in the crime and happens to be my first cousin. Word was, he fled to the US thereafter. As the massacre was among the most controversial and highly publicized in the nineties, the question occasionally presents itself in conversations. I let out a wry yes. Is it true though? He was there? I don't know, sir. We haven't met, I said, scrubbing dry cheese stain off the floor. What do you think? Perhaps he was trying to fish the right answers - in particular, those that lurked in a teenager's head. They said he was just a lookout, I answered, as if being a lookout makes one any less complicit to a crime. If it's true, then he should go to jail. And General (Marino)? He's also a relative? he probed further, though noticeably embarrassed that he asked about Joey. Aside from one-minute talks about pizza leftovers and my lapses as a server, Rey and I didn't have any conversations about life-altering musings. But asking questions was Rey's cocaine. Odd answers must amuse him, I surmised, amid the monotony of kneading dough, putting it in the oven, and schooling staff. . New blog post. Click link in bio to read. . . . . . . #citylights #baguio #Philippines #travelwriter #Baguio #getoutside #lights #NikonD3300
The Nagacadan Rice Terraces are among Ifugao's most famous rice terraces - and for good reason. A breezy 15-minute trike ride from Kiangan's poblacion, Nagacadan's are among five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the province. And so pretty, too! Special thanks to the Codamon family and @biyaheroes for bringing us here. . . . . . . . . #writetotravel #instavacation #exploreourearth #visualambassadors #folkscenery #feedbacknation #backpackingaddicts #gotravel #triplookers #wonderlust #folktravel #roamtheplanet #travelfly #traveljunkie #travelnow #fantastic_earthpix #letsgoeverywhere #tasteintravel #bestintravel #destinationhunting #liveoutdoors #traveldiary #androidonly #matadornetwork #lifewelltravelled #expediapic #exploringtheglobe #wanderlust
Our travel tips and realizations are in a Mother's Day feature in Rappler! In-depth article by Claire Madarang (@iamtravelinglight). Thanks, babe! Read up here: https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/travel/202419-mom-travel-kids-tips. 📷 by mikay_sc
Sea of clouds just by the roadside this morning. Best. Sunrise. This. Week. Ever.
No better early morn sight than this.
I'd like to hear your take here about zoos and aquarium attractions. Are you against them or do you think they have benefits?
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