There were quirky AirBnBs with the most “Portland” of hosts, dubious motels reeking of detergent and disinfectant, middle-of-nowhere diners serving giant plates for one, and no shortage of jaw-dropping vistas.Read More
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In a nutshell, I’ve moved continents.Read More
Batanes and the Search for Purity
It was less a story than a prayer. For this place that had seized me to remain pure, to become constant, so that I could return one day and find its place in my heart still intact.Read More
I got published on Roam Magazine!
It’s a piece on the rich, varied, and sometimes disjointed textures of my home, Manila, and how this has come to define me as a traveler and a citizen of a global world. Read it here.
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Winding Northern Roads
They went on for kilometers, appearing at every turn, dip, and rise on the road. There were dozens of them, standing like sentinels against the sea.Read More
In the Heart of the North
We stood at the back of a jeep and clung on for dear life as it nosedived into steep slopes and bounced around the rolling terrain. All the while, sand flew around us and caked us in a thin layer of sand-sweat icing.Read More
Manila Textures: Binondo in Expired Fujicolor Superia
Grand old Spanish buildings sit side by side with tacky contemporary storefronts. Display windows feature random assortments of Chinese products, while street vendors roll carts piled high with produce. And the sea of people penetrates every cranny.Read More
British Columbia in Four Seasons
This is a collection of photos taken around BC and a few in Alberta, Canada between the 17th of April, 2016 and the 2nd of April, 2017. During that time I made a total of four visits, coincidentally one for each season of the year, and stayed for six months all told.Read More
Postcards from South Korea
Just like Japan, and most other developed countries, I love how South Korea could straddle both their history and their progress while letting both sides of their identity shine. During my visit, I was able to see many chapters of their story as well as the different personalities they took on over time.Read More
Winter Wanders in Seoul
By the time we arrived in Myeongdong, where we stayed for the duration of the trip, it was early evening. The sun had been gone for hours, and the breeze still a constant. After five steps from the station, I wanted out.Read More