Revisiting Bohol

Panglao Island, Philippines

The list of things I'm grateful for this year seems to be never ending. One of them is having the opportunity to revisit places that I've already been to last year. Bohol was the very first island my college friends and I visited right after graduation. Though we had a bit of a "super tight" budget then since we were still unemployed fresh grads, it was nothing short of fun. If our first visit was adrenaline pumping, our second time was the complete opposite. We shelled out a little on our accommodation and had a laid back weekend.

Defying Gravity at The Upside Down Museum

When you were a kid, did you ever have those moments when you wished you had a super power? Well, I have and I blame it all on X-Men movies. I used to watch the first three movies as a kid and wished I had the ability to control objects with my mind like Jean Grey. Unfortunately, I'm not born as a mutant. But it's so cool that there are places like The Upside Down Museum where you can pretend that you have the power to defy gravity. That's why during my trip to Manila last June, my high school friend and I made sure to visit the place.

A Little Life Update

People go to new places to try new things, to explore, and ultimately, to grow. They find comfort in the road, the airport, and the streets of an unfamiliar city. Sure, I think of myself as one of those people. But I also think that sometimes coming back to the familiar is important too. So here I am in the four corners of my room, taking a break from wandering and basking in every moment of being "home".

Cagayan de Oro Through My Lens

Last night, I started to do some "spring cleaning" on my laptop's hard drive. It's been a while since the last time I did it and I needed a huge amount of space for more files. I went through my old folders and unearthed some photos I took of my city, Cagayan de Oro

All Of A Sudden, I Spent A Weekend In Baler

Baler, Aurora, Philippines

It's the weirdest feeling ever. One day, I'm heading to a place that's 6 hours away from Manila, in a van with strangers. We start out our journey at the crack of dawn. The ride will not even let me have at least two hours of sleep. I open my heavy eyelids and realize that we're going through a zigzag road. Only the silhouettes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range was my consolation. Several hours later, we're in the nape of the Philippines. "Hello Baler," I remember saying in my head.

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