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The City as an Impetus of a Deadly Sin


If Singapore is a deadly sin, I would name it Envy because of the feeling this city stirs in me every time I step on its soils. The mall-like atmosphere of Changi Airport, tree-lined highways with flowering plants in the middle, and … Continue reading

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Camiguin as a Mysteriously-Veiled Woman


It’s raining. The ferry from Balingoan slowly pierces the veil-like fog that partially covers the view of Mt. Hibok-Hibok from a distance. A teary-eyed, seasick boy of about seven is constantly directing his little mouth to a plastic bag while his … Continue reading

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Dream-like Memories of Sagada


There are memories that knock on your door dressed in dream-like qualities: hazy, incoherent, full of moments that wrap the heart with a warm, lingering, silent joy. And without you knowing it, you start to physically manifest the beginning of a smile. … Continue reading

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The Mountain Whispered: Stories from Mt. Pulag


I sit behind a patch of dwarf bamboos to shield me from the biting cold. Just hours ago at the base camp, temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius – unbearable for someone used to Manila’s scorching heat – made even … Continue reading

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