'Welcome' signs are iconic. Some are simple, yet exude an idea or two about a place. Whenever I see these signs on my travels, I get that surge of feeling safe and secure. Exhaustion turns into relief. Not only do these 'welcome' signs provide me with the comfort of knowing where I am, but also … Continue reading Every Snapshot has a Story: The ‘Welcome’ Sign
'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. … Continue reading Every Snapshot has a Story: The Little House “Ed Dumang”
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)
A part of my hometown's history
I write about a cultural tradition which is important to be a part of. It's never too late to attempt to be there.