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 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

Let’s Drink To That: The ‘Tapuey’ (Rice Wine)

  Forget about the commercially prepared Igorot rice wine in a bottle, which seem to be the trend today. Think about those times when you've travelled to the 'ili' (hometown) to attend a family feast or simply, for a holiday. Do you still remember that 'kuli' (Kankanaey for clay jar) hidden or tucked for sometime, … Continue reading Let’s Drink To That: The ‘Tapuey’ (Rice Wine)

A Bridge Over Untroubled Kapangan Water

Ask the locals and the existence of this hanging footbridge is common knowledge. Not for me. I've been down this route many times before but I consider the bridge as one of my recent discoveries. Yes. Pathetic. That's one proof of how I have missed a lot on my travels to Kapangan, Benguet. My defense, … Continue reading A Bridge Over Untroubled Kapangan Water