The day before my sister’s birthday we went on a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Here are some pictures I took, because I have nowhere else to post them on! ?
We were in Rosario, Batangas, for my sister’s banking needs a few days ago. God, I missed the Tan Wa-Nam Restaurant that offers my favorite chicharon bulaklak! They could do better with the sukang sawsawan (vinegar dipping sauce), but … Read More
On my mother’s birthday two years ago, we promised her a visit to the Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Shrine in Lucban, Quezon. But Hayley, my Belgian malinois, required my assistance in whelping 8 puppies the day before, aborting
I was resolved to tread an expedition to revisit the old river from my childhood and take pictures of its poisonous dwellers: the datura metel plants or angel’s (devil’s?) trumpets, locally known as talampunay. I finally did it one scorching … Read More
The year was 2010, a few days short of my sister’s 27th birthday. In my (vain) attempt to keep her from leaving for Jordan, I started telling her all the horror tales I heard about those unfortunate Filipinos in the