The in-betweens. Baguio, September 7-8.


Revisiting Pinto Art Gallery

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Sometimes you forget that it’s not just about the peak. It’s ok to take your time. It’s ok to think of quitting. It’s ok to rest. Continue reading “Revisiting Pinto Art Gallery”

Recent Reads, July-August 2017


Since my last trip to Zambales was a whole three months ago, I thought I’d share my thoughts about the last few novels I’ve been able to pick up (‘pick up’ is kind of an awkward phrase as I read mostly through a digital screen these days).

I read to relax, to escape from reality, to place myself in a zone that doesn’t require deep mental function. I would love to choose books with a more conscious effort to develop a new knowledge-set – I’ll get to that within this month, when I go on that break (frankly I’m a little terrified. I think of my thoughts and plans now, and they all end in that hesitant octave-higher lilt. “I think I’m still OK?” “I’m not sure what I’ll do next?” “But I’m not really going anywhere yet anyway, ha-ha?” Sigh.) Anyway, here goes.

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Nagsasa Cove, May 2017

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Hiking to the hilltop, Nagsasa Cove

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Capones Island, Zambales

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Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

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A quick swim with the family during Labor Day weekend. Shot by Ranie.


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Goofing off in our rooftop today.

Hay, I can’t wait to be in an actual beach to make the most of all this sun!

Photos by my brother Paolo

(I do miss posting stuff like these!)

Lent in Iriga, April 2017

Spent the long break in Camarines Sur with Ranie’s family. It was four restful days of churches, lots of sleeping and reading, and eating Ranie’s mom’s homecooked meals. We also went to Balatan beach, the only one in the Rinconada area of Camsur. Continue reading “Lent in Iriga, April 2017”