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there and back again

It's funny how the brain, out of its need for order and structure, "compartmentalizes" our lives. You can spend five weeks in a place, working, sleeping, socializing, and otherwise maintaining the semblance of a normal life, then the second you leave that place, it all disappears into the ether. One minute you're on a plane and still in that sort of "limbo" between lives; and then as soon as you step off the plane, everything that came before feels like it was in another life, almost as though it never really happened. Read more [...]
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the streets of makati

On the home stretch of the trip. Hard to believe I've been here almost five (!) weeks already. Despite spending most of my time here either working during the night, sleeping during the day, or running around in-between, I managed to snag a fair number of photos. Just under six thousand at last count, though of them maybe only a quarter made the cut. Still, I'm happy with those numbers. Read more [...]
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pilipinas kong minumutya

Being back these past few weeks has been a bit of an experience for me. Some of the things, I expected; the thrill of seeing old friends again, the nostalgia of revisiting my old haunts, the surprise to see how much everything had changed. What I hadn't expected, however, was how much I'd realized I've missed this place. Read more [...]
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places the country travel

boracay

In all the years I lived in the Philippines, I'd never been to Boracay—considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. Between the airfare to get there and the cost of lodging and food for your stay (plus other things), I never really had the money for it. Read more [...]
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the campaign trail

As though in testament to just how small Manila really is and how bizarrely interconnected Manileños tend to be, the brother-in-law of my good friend and stalwart traveling companion, Iñigo, is running for president. Of the Philippines. Read more [...]