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Ilocos Trip Day 2: Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud

Ilocos Trip Day 2: Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud

Ilocos Trip - Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud

Rise up this morning

Well, first of all, I’m really sorry for neglecting this blog for so long. I’ve been cleaning up my drafts to get ready for a fresh new start, and couldn’t bear to delete this one. I truly like the photos I took here.

But I’m kinda not in the mood to write about a trip that happened so long ago, and I’ve kinda forgotten about it also. I wouldn’t do it justice, so I’m just gonna put these photos up here and hope they take you with me on a summer trip long ago, and paint the story that my words failed to do.

February 6, 2013 0 comments Read More
Ilocos Trip Day 1: Kabigan Falls

Ilocos Trip Day 1: Kabigan Falls

Ilocos Trip - Kabigan Falls

Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

Summers in Manila are often intolerable. Step out of the shower and a few minutes later, beads of sweat will already start forming on your face. And ironically, as dry and hot the weather may be, you never really feel dry. You always feel damp, hot, and icky no matter how many showers you take.

May 4, 2012 16 comments Read More
Ilocos Trip Day 1: Bangui Windmills

Ilocos Trip Day 1: Bangui Windmills

Ilocos Tour - Bangui Windmills

They remind me of picket fences (Tom would have a hard time painting these)

Sometimes I go to places that so resembles something I’ve read in a book that I feel like I’m in that book and someone’s reading about me. When we went to see the Bangui Windmills, I felt a little like that. For so long, I’ve enviously viewed so many photos of friends (both online and IRL) who went that place that visiting it myself and seeing the humongous, white, fan-like structures against the brilliant blue sky was almost surreal. I couldn’t quite believe that I was there.

April 17, 2012 25 comments Read More
Ilocos Trip Day 1: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Ilocos Trip Day 1: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Ilocos Tour - Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

"Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way." -- Milton Glaser

Immediately after graduating, I jumped right into the slave-like life we young(ish) ‘uns like to refer to as the “corporate world.” 8-to-5 jobs are not very friendly to traveling plans, and I guess I just kind of let that excuse get in the way of my desire to get out and see more of the world–something I suspect I’ll regret till I’m wrinkled and gray.

April 10, 2012 10 comments Read More
The Day Mount Pulag Conquered Me

The Day Mount Pulag Conquered Me

Sea of Clouds at Mount Pulag

Trailing clouds of glory, do we come

We have unfinished business, this mountain and I.

I’m not much of a mountaineer. In fact, I’m not a mountaineer at all. I love the concept of hiking and sleeping in a tent in the middle of nowhere, but for the most part, that remained as such: a concept. But a coworker who was just recently starting to climb showed me a photo of Mount Pulag’s famous sea of clouds, and I knew it’s a sight I just HAD to see.

February 10, 2012 27 comments Read More