Staycation | the homebody in me

This was the last thing I expected to enjoy. Staying home for days never crossed my mind before. Yet, I have afforded myself a weeklong ‘staycation‘. Never spent a single cent. Never went out far from the front gate. Never craved for a cup of Starbucks or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Never tasted Potato Corner fries when visiting a mall. Never jogged at the paved roads. Never got sunburns or darker skin from staying long at the beach or in the mountains. Never sneezed at the smell of the still good used clothes at the ukay-ukay or secondhand stores. These things I … Continue reading Staycation | the homebody in me

A Beautiful Truth: Boracay Turquoise turned Green

The Republic of Boracay vs Algal Bloom People noticed what appeared to be an ugly sight of green seaweeds along the long-stretched White Beach. Main Issue: Did it kill its beauty? Was there malice? Was murder committed? Bloom pleaded not guilty. Having the presence of these green organisms in alienate many tourists from enjoying the beach. The beach is now seen as uninviting by many; not anymore as enticing when it had crystal clear waters without greenish discoloration. Fewer people are swimming around since nobody wants to dip and touch the slimy greens in near-shore waters; most people only love swimming in turquoise waters. … Continue reading A Beautiful Truth: Boracay Turquoise turned Green

Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Sabawan-Maripipi, Biliran

Recently, I answered an essay question asking what is an important ‘milestone’ in your life and what have you learned from it? Continue reading “Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly”