Dirty Bum

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It was a long story.

It started in Bontoc in the middle of the day, the air was dry, the temperature is suffocatingly hot and here I am in my black long sleeves and denim pants squeezed between a nursing mother and Israeli backpacker. Im on my way to Sagada in a jam-packed enclosed jeepney with sober looking locals on my left and a group of Israeli American couples on my right. I can’t stretch my legs because of the sacks of rice, vegetables, and extra large luggages in front of me and with much tough luck I ended up the one with a broken window (it was so hot I wanted to scream). After numerous attempts (and failing) to catch sleep, I gave up and just enjoyed the view outside until we reach our destination.

The views leading the way to Sagada

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Silence

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Have you ever met someone you can be comfortably silent with? Have you ever had somebody you can just hang around without feeling any obligation to make a small talk. Someone who doesn’t need to ask you how your day was because he’ll know by just looking at your eyes. Have you ever met someone you can just sit in a bench with, watch people go by, feeling like your already having conversations by the nearness of their presence. Have you ever had someone who can still your whole world by just holding your hand?…

Oh how wonderful it is, to be silent with someone.

The Simple Life – A Day in Batad

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The Simple Life

After I took her photo, she said “money, money”. Wise old lady.

Early in the morning, you are woken up by birds chirping, roosters crowing or if your unlucky dog’s enthusiastic barking. Now you are faced with a choice to laze in bed and soak in the cozy weather or rise early and greet the morning sun. Since roosters are rather persistent creatures you tear yourself away from the bed and head down for your morning coffee.

The Simple Life

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Shaky Legs and Throbbing Feet

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Tappiya Falls Hike

At the lower point of the Batad Rice Terraces.

It was my birthday and the same time last year I was lounging in an island, eating seafoods. This year, I am going to hike up mountains and eat grass! (kidding). After a hearty meal we headed off for the Tappiya falls. 45 minutes through our hike we were already pass the peak of the rice terraces.

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