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Right now the UNHCR is organizing an airlift of vital supplies to the Philippines. Every little bit helps. It’s bad out there right now: many people are dead, even more are homeless and hungry.
Please give what you can.
Here’s where to donate. rfg.ee/qJecQ
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Writing is survival. Writing is sticking a flag in the terrain of your life & making a claim on the territory. Writing is confirmation, a telegram from you to yourself, telling you that you’re still alive. Writing is the last outpost of vital, independent thought in lobotomized times. Writing is…
i thought of you, while in the shower
and i thought of how nice it’d be
to have your things among my things
along the bathtub’s edge
and i imagined myself running out of soap
and using yours
and wearing you to work, and the grocery store
and i imagined that night, laying down beside you
and smelling your neck
and finding out where all my soap had gone
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Not a very original title but you get the drift.
Thrifted dress x Mom’s bangle x Ninang’s shoes▲1 | reblog
A long overdue post about a trip to Ilocos I had with my friends. I’ve always wanted to explore more of the Philippines, and last May 2013 I was able to. I didn’t need to plan anything since it was a complete tour from Travel Factor, and it was great since all of the places we visited were beautiful. However, since I didn’t really plan anything I didn’t remember most of the names of the places we went to. :( But that’s what the internet is for right?
Our trip started when we boarded the vans to go to Ilocos. We didn’t know any of the other people that were going on the trip, which was exciting but it also made me a bit nervous. The trip was quite long, around 9 hours or so, and most of it I spent babbling with my friends so when we finally arrived I was still quite sleepy.
Our first stop was the Bantay Church, one of the oldest churches in Ilocos. One thing about traveling in the Philippines, churches and other religious sites are always a stop. Although I think this is probably the same for other countries, since I always visited temples when I was in Japan. The thing about these religious sites, it’s not really about the religion all the time. Churches, or temples, also have a distinct architecture, and they often reflect the culture and history of the people.
On to the pictures!
Here I am looking like a total tourist.
Aside from the church itself, one of the notable structures was the bell tower, made of beautiful red bricks.
Although the stairs were quite rickety, we had to climb it.
The view from the church and my friends
Our next stop was the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, otherwise known as the Burgos Lighthouse. My dream house is actually a lighthouse, so I was very excited to see it. The heat in Ilocos was excruciating though, I felt my skin burn at every step up leading to the lighthouse.
Our next stop was one of the most breathtaking natural sights I’ve seen so far. The Kapurpurawan rock formation.
These are found on the coast of Burgos, formed by the forces of the ocean.
I don’t really know how to explain how I felt seeing it, but the scorching heat did not stop me from standing there and taking picture after picture, and just taking in the view. The white of the rocks against the blue and green of the ocean, the gravel scattered here and there, the heat, the sound of the waves, it was a complete experience.
After heat, was more heat, as we headed over to the Bangui Wind Farm, our last stop of the day. Not only was it nice to look at, it was helping the environment. Go sustainable energy! These things were huge.
Still got tons of photos left! Vaja Con Ilocos Day II and Day III soon. Hopefully.▲1 | reblog