18 hours in Cebu

The day began at 3am, NAIA Terminal 3. All three of us were so sleepy, having had a few hours of sleep. We arrived in Mactan at 5:30, not knowing where exactly to go since the seminar starts at 9:30. I suggested that we check in at a cheap hotel so we can sleep for…

Yearning for Nagsasa

The only thing I know about our Mother’s Day weekend trip to San Antonio, Pundaquit, Zambales is that we will go camping and see Anawangin and Capones Island. What I didn’t expect was the numinous impression that Nagsasa Island would leave in my sensibilities. The Aeta community is doing a great job in keeping the…

Fun Philippines

I love the Philippines! I was born here, and here is where I will breathe my last. There are so many reasons to love my country. One of them is that it is indeed fun to be here, not just because of the sights, but because of the people you meet. Last year, I had…

Smile – you’re in Bacolod!

I had no expectations of Bacolod when we landed. I was just glad I had some of my favourite people with me on the trip. From the airport, we went straight to a restaurant called Imay’s for dinner with our host family. I wasn’t that hungry, but the food was glorious — from the scallops…