A Remembrance – Heritage Park, BGC – Taguig

It’s Tricia’s birthday today. I was going through these weeks thinking when would I write this, and now it’s her birthday. Only fitting, yes? You know, 10 years ago, I was in the Philippines and I spent most of my time with my cousin, Tricia. We had grown up together. When I was there the…

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Our Lady of Manaoag, Pangasinan

It started with pandesal. On a travel high, I woke up at 4:30AM to plan to tag along with Gramps to the market to get fresh pandesal.  I went ahead and skipped at 4:30AM while he was outside fresh and bright eyed. “You can’t come.” “Why not?” I playfully joked with him and ran back in…

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Balesin Island, Philippines

The wedding the night before had been a memorable time. After the date with the pilot I had slipped into a flowy blush skirt I had purchased from Aritzia earlier that winter. B had leant me a blouse and beach bag for the wedding dinner the night before I arrived.   I woke up in around…

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Maya Maya, Batangas

  This place doesn’t exist anymore. It’s secret garden paths to the big eyed Aussie neighbor, who used to cry every time Michael Jackson came on the television, isn’t there anymore. The marina holds faded boats. The yachts that are left show us that Maya Maya is still a few of the expats secret place.…

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