My heart thumps, strong and slow. I see my chest rising and falling, almost in rhythm with the music on the radio. I can hear my blood flowing, splashing against the walls of my veins; my cells frantic while they bump and race against each other. Continue reading
They used to be blissful: the pitter-patter of the rain on the roof, the smell of tea while curled up in bed. Lately though, the sounds have turned into rumblings, the smell gone. Almost unbearable. Almost oppressive.
When I decided to embark on what I believed was going to be a new adventure, I thought I would have the journey of a lifetime. To be frank, I somehow did. Part of it was a series of pathetic sobbing to the point of choking under the covers, but the other part was also a trip worthy of being labeled as cathartic ; it seemed to have opened so many things for me that despite of it being such a challenging way to live, I am still considering to go back. Continue reading
From the great bald eagles to the towering glaciers, everything in Alaska is big. If you don’t believe me, google an aerial photo of Southeast Alaska, the state’s panhandle– Alaska is synonymous to immense. Its cities are located in the heart of the dense Tongass National Forest, the largest old-growth temperate forest in the world; 6.8 million hectares of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees and many other flora, home to thousands of endemic and migratory fauna. Alaska is a haven for the nature lover. Continue reading
“Joan! Did you see the sunset?!” Ari yelled from the other side of the galley.
“Huh?” I asked confused, as I started picking up the entree plates from the Chef’s counter, “What sunset?”
“Look outside!” Continue reading
What could possibly be one of the coolest things you could tick off your bucket list? Why, conquering an active volcano of course. It was in March, summer was on its way. Our outdoor group planned a week-long holiday in the coastal Bicol. Our mountain destination? Bulusan Volcano. Continue reading
Several months ago, I decided to take a little trip to Quiapo to see the Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, the only neo-gothic steel church in Asia.