Benguet | Mountain province | Sagada

Memories of Sagada

All backpackers who’ve gone up to Sagada dreams of coming back. And I’m one of them. It was an enchanting experience that I will not soon forget. Down in our inner cities we’ve lost the understanding and appreciation for both natural and ancestral inheritance. I think I’m once again appreciative of the grandeur of nature […]

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Aurora | Historia

Visiting Museo de Baler

It’s rare to meet people these days who do things out of passion. Like this guy I met supervising Museo de Baler on a Sunday. Not someone getting paid that much for sure but the service he renders benefits the community – and for him this is enough compensation. He’s proud of his contribution – he […]

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Historia | Opinion | Personal

Remembering Doreen

I stumbled upon this article by Philstar writer Alfred Yuson, entitled “Honoring Doreen’s Legacy”. Today is Doreen Fernandez’s 10th year death anniversary. “Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture” was one of the first book I ever bought when I started buying books. I don’t know who she was then. I was starting to build […]

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Germany

Heidelberg’s Arch Bridge

This long, old and narrow town along the great river Neckar is a living museum in itself. I would walk aimlessly around exploring the town without minding where I’ll end up. This time I found myself in the town’s old bridge. They call it alte brücke, the old bridge, the most beautiful of all bridges in […]

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Historia

One Morning in Heidelberg Castle

Trying to exercise here is not easy. The weather is just too cold in the morning –its hard to get out of bed in the weekend – the cold weather makes your body ask for more rest. But somehow I did manage to get out to do some exercise today. I decided to climb the […]

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Historia

15 Minutes of Fame

I’m not going to pretend that I understand art like some expert that can give an opinion on whether a piece is good or not – but I’m interested in the process and practice. I would like to think that I’m an artist. I believe everybody is an artist. Even our primitive ancestors were – […]

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