I visited Dumaguete, Siquijor, and Bohol a few weeks ago. From Dumaguette we took a boat tour to Apo island where we snorkeled in several spots. I even got to see some gigantic sea turtles! Our group stayed the night there and the next morning we took the boat to Siquijor where we stayed a… Continue reading »
I can’t even begin to explain what this past year has been for me. I could try to convince you through pictures. Pictures of amazing sunsets, beaches, waterfalls, and mountains. Pictures of adorable kids making silly faces. Pictures of me, simply smiling. But even then it would not suffice. This past year has been incredible.… Continue reading »
Hello lovely people! Happy new year! I meant to post this a long time ago but as it seems, January has slipped through my finger tips like the white sand in El Nido. Oh yeah, El Nido…Palawan…one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to…
…or How I Hiked the Toughest Climb of My Life. A few weeks ago, somewhere close to 28 of us PCVs met in Sagada for a glorious thanksgiving feast. Delicious, wonderful, tasty. This post is not about that. But it is about the trip I took the day after, into Ifugao, the next mountain… Continue reading »
I unwittingly threw a Pre-Christmas Party. I recently put up a strand of white christmas lights in my house just so I could make my home feel more, well, homey. Everytime my neighbor kids come over they like to plug it in, then proceed to turn off all the lights and go, “ooooohhh.” Yeah,… Continue reading »
I was hanging out with Little K the other night just chillin, eating, listenin to music and such. It was fairly foggy outside (what else is new?) but when sunset came, it was the most beautiful combination of bright orange and red hues mixed with eery haze and mist…
Yesterday was my one year anniversary of when I first arrived in the Philippines. I can’t believe a year has gone by already! Life here as a volunteer is ambivalent and complex but it is also such an amazing journey as well.
Tumbling down the “highway” on a non-airconditioned, non-shock absorbent bus, I popped an anti-nausea pill in my mouth in preparation for the journey. With 5-6 hours ahead of us I passed the time gazing at the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and chatting with one of my good friends. We both agreed that this spur of the… Continue reading »
Piles of language books, medical supplies, music sheets, and a random assortment of other items litter any available flat table space. Clothes, worn who knows how many times hang over chairs, desperately needing to be laundered. There’s an explosion of mold in a corner of my room underneath the desk. Its radius has slowly… Continue reading »
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!
~St. Catherine of Siena