Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Letter to my Future Self (whitewater rafting in CDO)


Dear James, I hope you still remember the time when you used to bathe at agricultural irrigation pumps in the province when you were 4 or 5 years old. During that time, you were too young to care either about the … Continue reading

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Northern Mindanao in Three Days


It only takes a few minutes from Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro for a non-suspecting visitor to be freed from the chains of this (wrongful) generalization: The whole of Mindanao is a resource-rich island unfortunately marred by rebellion and terrorism. European-themed subdivisions line both … Continue reading

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He Shot the Lovers.


He shot the lovers – that, I am sure. I can show you photographic evidence to prove my claim.  He even shared his methods when he saw me once standing behind him while he was spying on two souls locked … Continue reading

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Magat Dam (Ramon, Isabela)


Things don’t always happen as planned. You either make the best out of the situation, or move somewhere where you think that plan would materialize. Take the case of my planned Magat Dam trip. Two nights ago in a bus going to Isabela, I … Continue reading

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Giving Santiago a (second) Chance


Some call it perfect timing. Like how as we talk now about love letters from the 70’s, Matt Monro croons in the background. “I’ve seen places, faces and smiled for a moment But oh, you haunted me so… …My running … Continue reading

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