Category Archives: Philippines

Minalungao

It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy … Continue reading

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Responsible Traveling

Credits: Papers by Splendid Fin 4ever Swirls and Now is paper in green; The Design Girl paper 1; Elements from Scrap Matter’s Life Little Surprises: leaf and flower by Scrapmuss; frame by Gwenipooh Designs; Splendid Fin Now is Striped ribbon … Continue reading

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Begnas: A Ritual for Good Harvest

Happy and contented with finally being able to see up close the Panag-apoy, witnessing another festival is, what I would like to think of as, a bonus. Walking to town from Ex-Mayor Killip’s house, which we rented for our stay, … Continue reading

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Panag-apoy: A Sagada Ritual

In Sagada like the rest of the country, All Saint’s Day is the day they gather together and remember the departed. But while it is common to light a candle or two, the indigenous community of Sagada, instead burn wood … Continue reading

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My New Paradise

Credits: JSprague Digi in Deeper course material. Adams.  A familiar name yet peculiar for the Ilocos Norte, yes?  With names like Laoag, Pagudpud, Paoay… Adams sounds off.  The first time I heard of Adams was 16 years ago when Anton … Continue reading

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Going Back in Time

Unless it is really impressive, I rarely write about accommodations on this blog. But this beach resort has definitely impressed. It’s a destination of its own, a place to pause and recharge, do nothing and pretend that you’re from an … Continue reading

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The Palawan Mystic and A Coupon

Credits: A quick page template  was created by Michelle Seizys / Shell  It’s the middle of summer and I’m at my desk staring at the computer itching to be somewhere but the metro. Just a week after a long weekend … Continue reading

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