Every Snapshot has a Story: The ‘Welcome’ Sign

'Welcome' signs are iconic. Some are simple, yet exude an idea or two about a place. Whenever I see them on my travels, exhaustion turns into relief. Having a sense of the right direction, I feel safe and secure. Not only do these 'welcome' signs provide me with the comfort of knowing where I am, … Continue reading Every Snapshot has a Story: The ‘Welcome’ Sign

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Every Snapshot has a Story: The Little House “Ed Dumang”

'Ed Dumang' (Kankanaey language of 'down below')¬†Trekking down a kilometer or two away from the main village and the main road, while having to pass through a dense forest; that's how I remember the travel to this little house "ed dumang". Here lived my grandparents who passed away twenty years or so ago.My fondest childhood … Continue reading Every Snapshot has a Story: The Little House “Ed Dumang”

Healthy Eating in Kapangan: The ‘Lukto’ (sweet potato)

My cousins and I were reunited after a few years of being apart and we went back to our beloved hometown of Balakbak, Kapangan, Benguet.One morning, as we wondered what to eat for breakfast, one of the girls suggested, with a tinge of longing in her voice, "Why don't we have kamote? We used to eat … Continue reading Healthy Eating in Kapangan: The ‘Lukto’ (sweet potato)