it takes two to mango

Fresh from the comatose-inducing overnight in Concepcion, we headed back straight to Iloilo City and looked for a place to eat late lunch. Mang Inasal is almost like herpes, they are everywhere. That's why Jeff got too curious and I let him try its famous...

playing Moses

Filled with loathsome La Paz Batchoy soup, we decided to move along to get to our next destination, the Beach. Finally...

round the clock in the queen city of the south

After the Pinatubo hike, that's when we realized that it would really be the busiest month of 2010. After booking some more flights we ran around Manila like foreign tourists, minus the public transportation piece of it. We gave our guest from Vancouver an ultimate...

beauty and madness

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots and spring rain. ~t.s. eliot, the waste land It was late afternoon in 1991, when I noticed that the window in my room is covered with what seemed to be like...

on our way to kota kinabalu (via clark airport)

After two years of traveling, people would think that we have learned to cover our bases. After numerous "planned" spontaneous trips, we are proud of how detailed our researches are from getting to one destination to another, the place we are going to stay in,...

memoirs of a 1980’s cuaresma

"Hoy, Bawal maglaro sa kalye, patay ang Diyos!" ["You're not suppose to play on the streets, Jesus is dead"] --Aling Julie (My Mom) This is the usual image of the holyweek observance in the Philippines. Penitensya is a traditional act of self flagellation as a form of repentance. The...

candies in the sky

Hot air balloons were just fragments of my childhood's story book memories. Like candies flying in the sky peeking behind white fluffy cotton clouds. This came to life in the fields of Clark in Pampanga in the tune of P250 (2010). For 16 years, Philippine International Hot...

CAPTION THIS (Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines)

This one caught our eyes when we were walking along Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. We weren't sure of the exact site where it will be rising, but the Kutcheros confirmed that Legacy Superclub will open in the middle of this UNESCO World heritage site, that...

nature’s fireworks display

In the last couple of months, the pacific ring of fire has been under siege. And now, Mt. Mayon is on the verge of erupting. The Country's  most active volcano could erupt within days, officials warned Sunday after detecting a drastic surge in earthquakes and eerie...

alone again, naturally…

Ah the single life! I leave whenever I want, go home anytime I want and most importantly, travel anywhere I want. I value my alone time so much that when Ron and I and some friends from the office went to Ilocos, I stayed one...