Life Savers III

At home in Bukidnon, it was already raining in earnest.  I asked the van driver to enter the gate as I couldn’t jump over the water flowing over the canal.  You see, to get to my driveway from the highway, one had to cross a culvert which had sunk many years before due to continuousContinue reading “Life Savers III”

Life Savers II

It was a day like all days, and the night started like all nights, even though it was raining. Bonuses had been awarded and people were rushing to the malls to spend their hard-earned money.  Christmas was just around the corner and people were happy!  Then the nightmare of Typhoon Sendong changed it all inContinue reading “Life Savers II”

Life Savers

One night, not long ago, a typhoon raged.  In the city of Cagayan de Oro, drenching rain and howling wind pounded on roofs and streets.  But since this was a normal occurrence, and people were within the safety of their homes, it was easy to believe that this was the perfect weather to fall asleepContinue reading “Life Savers”

Fireflies at a River

Have you ever seen a firefly? Because I grew up in a place with lots of trees, fireflies are not alien to me.  However, because of the continuing invasion of man into their natural habitat, fireflies are being driven out and are being forced to look for other habitats more suitable for their mating rituals,Continue reading “Fireflies at a River”

The Kaamulan Festival: A Dance of Life

Just got back from a long day at Malaybalay.  We watched the Kaamulan Festival Ethnic Street Dancing Competition and then went shopping.  To summarize it all, it was a beautiful day! The dancers were talented and well-choreographed; the floats were well-decorated and artistically amazing; and though it rained (several times) nothing could mar the excitementContinue reading “The Kaamulan Festival: A Dance of Life”