General Santos has an array of good eats that made me more than smile. Here’s what has landed on the top of my list. Durian Gatchpuccino – cappuccino with a twist Named after its owner Gatchi Gatchialian, I reckon. Blugre Coffee, originally from Davao, became famous for their Durian coffee concoction. Heard so much about it … Continue reading More than Tuna…
Tuna fishers in a busy international fishport, porters hauling them off to be weighed in the market… a scene we almost did not get to see. Up at the crack of dawn, I got ready to meet up with the others to visit GSFPC – that’s General Santos Fish Port Complex. We walked a few … Continue reading Go Fish!
This is my last post on the T’bolis and it’s beautiful land, Lake Sebu and what better way to honor its people and its land than to celebrate its cultural heritage through vivacious singing and dancing. No, we didn’t dance nor sang BUT… On our last night in Lake Sebu, our host prepared a simple … Continue reading A Heritage of Music, Dance and Storytelling
Creative – that’s what they are. The Tbolis possess marvelous traditional craft skills up to this day – aside from weaving, they are also known for their wax brass casting and colorful beadworks, which are used as jewelries, accessories or home décor. They are also very stylish people, the T’bolis – some of the accessories … Continue reading Brass and Beads
I have learned to appreciate art in various forms – from painting, pottery, sculpture to graphic and interior designs, to even the performing arts – and most recently, the artistry of weaving, more specifically T’nalak weaving. The T’bolis are known for their traditional fabric called T’nalak. This is made of long threads of Philippine-grown abaca … Continue reading A Moment with a Lang Dulay
Credits: Papers -- Cherished love by Carena Designs, K Pertiet Notebook 8 and King Me paper; Photo Mask -- K Pertiet Grunged up photo block No. 2; Overlay-- House of 3's Rhonna swirl cluster No. 8 Setting aside the fact that it is tainted with a peace and order situation, Sitio Sepaka, a beautiful site … Continue reading Tainted but not Spoiled
Credits: JSprague TW Kits (template 01 and papers) Have you ever wondered how it is to be one of 11 wives? Not me, until I met a datu with... yes! 11 wives. Datu Udos Angkoy, a distinguished looking man dressed in ordinary clothes except for the headdress he donned (and later on a royal blue … Continue reading A Datu and His Wives