Photo Guide Tours: SIKYOP RIVER ADVENTURE

Located in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte On the outskirts of Iligan City, in an almost still-virgin forest, lies Sikyop, or the “hidden paradise” in Higaonon dialect. In this rough landscape runs a river, a mere tributary of the great Mandulog River, that has cut through, and even under, the mountain, making it a naturalContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: SIKYOP RIVER ADVENTURE”

Living with Alzheimer’s 23 (a series)

LESSONS FROM MY MAMA (part 1) Patience is a virtue. If we were hungry, we had to wait for the food to be ready. If we wanted to go somewhere, we had to wait for everyone to be ready. If we were traveling, we had to wait until we got to our destination. If weContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 23 (a series)”

My KDrama Commentary: LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT

TITLE: Love in the Moonlight IN A NUTSHELL (a slightly opinionated summary of the story): Hong Ra-on (a. Kimm Yoo-jung) is a free spirit, an imaginative author of romance novels, and one who will do anything for money. There is just one problem. She is dressed as a man and everyone thinks she is aContinue reading “My KDrama Commentary: LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT”

Photo Guide Tours: KAAMULAN FESTIVAL

Located in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Kanak ha Banuwa! This means “Bukidnon my home!” in the native dialect used by the Indigenous Peoples of Bukidnon, or Binukid. The Kaamulan Festival is the annual coming together of the Seven Tribes of Bukidnon, namely, Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahonon and Umayamnon, to celebrate and showcase their traditionsContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: KAAMULAN FESTIVAL”

Living with Alzheimer’s 22 (a series)

MAMA ON EATING When we were growing up, Mama had some rules we needed to follow. Breakfast, on a school day, was at 6:00am and we had to be out of the house by 6:30 to get to school by 7:00. Yes, my school was only half an hour away by foot. On a weekendContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 22 (a series)”

My KDrama Commentary: FLOWER CREW – JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY

IN A NUTSHELL (a slightly opinionated summary of the story): BBoy meets Girl. BBoy falls in love with Girl. BBoy wants to marry Girl. Girl loves BBoy enough to agree to marry him. Girl crosses paths with MBoy. MBoy falls in love with Girl but holds back because he knows about BBoy. The wedding isContinue reading “My KDrama Commentary: FLOWER CREW – JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY”

Photo Guide Tours: DIVINE MERCY SHRINE

The Divine Mercy Shrine was envisioned by an ordinary woman with extraordinary beliefs. It was sometime in the mid-1990s, when Mrs. Paquita “Kits” Adaza first had a dream that God wanted her to build “His Home” in Mindanao. After years of uncertainty and disbelief, she was finally convinced that to begin the enormous endeavour wasContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: DIVINE MERCY SHRINE”

Living with Alzheimer’s 21 (a series)

WHERE ARE WE GOING? That is the question. Of the day. At the start of the conversation. Right after I give an answer. The same question. Over and over and over again. No matter what answer I give. It is the wrong answer. All those who pass by the house are not spared. She asksContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 21 (a series)”

My KDrama Commentary: GOBLIN, THE LONELY AND GREAT GOD

TITLE: Goblin, the Lonely and Great God IN A NUTSHELL: (a slightly opinionated summary of the story) Once upon a time, one thousand years ago in the Joeson Empire, there lived a great warrior. His name was Kim Shin. He was a loyal servant to the King, a loving brother to his sister, Kim Sun,Continue reading “My KDrama Commentary: GOBLIN, THE LONELY AND GREAT GOD”

Photo Guide Tours: CAGAYAN RIVER

CAGAYAN RIVER Located in Cagayan de Oro City It is the third largest river in Mindanao (first is the Rio Grande Mindanao in SOCCSKARGEN; second is the Agusan River in CARAGA). It is also the main tributary for the Cagayan de Oro City’s most popular tourist activity – White Water Rafting. White Water Rafting inContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: CAGAYAN RIVER”