Yellow Doors, Tacloban

Friday, December 2, 2016

 

But like everything, it can’t be all that shitty. I headed back to the city lest I wanted to get stuck in the company of Marce and friends. So rain and all, I found my destination: an unassuming little lodging alongside posh and dandy hotels.  When i stepped in, i knew immediately why Marce happened. Love at first sight is real.

 

Damn Kalanggaman, so elusive. I’ll be coming back for you definitely. And you better be worth it.

 

Love,

Palompon, Leyte

Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

Well apparently, someone else made plans to see the Visayas region the same day as my Kalanggaman visit. A storm called Marce picked Cebu as her pitstop canceling all boat rides to and from all parts of the Visayas. So all the planning and months of contained excitement gone just like that just bec. someone else decided to gatecrash my late summer party. Heartbroken, I alighted the boat. Then it started to rain. *sigh*

Love,

Seaside Park, Downtown Tacloban

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

Hello

 

So the long wait is over. After so many months of Kalanggaman fancying and daydreaming, the day has finally arrived. I am finally seeing that photogenic island. So while passing time and waiting for this ‘shabby chic’ eatery to open, i’ve decided to explore around a bit. Here’s a pic of the peaceful Cancabato bay in the unforgiving afternoon heat. No threat at all.

 

Love,

My Charming Home in Port Barton

Saturday, March 26, 2016

 

Hi  ,

 

This charming cottage served as my home for days in Barton. I just fell in love with it. As a matter of fact, this, and the friendly dogs, are those that i’m going to miss the most.

 

Lovely Barton. They’ve been nice, really.

 

Love,

Other Side of Port Barton

Thursday, March 24, 2016

 

The far end of Barton proves to be rocky. Noticeably absent though, are my seastar friends. No seaglasses either. *sad face*

 

Love,

Port Barton, Palawan

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

 

Hey there,

 

So Barton is really friendly. Maybe because the locals are not really used to seeing Filipino visitors that whenever they meet one, they treat them like long-lost relatives or something. Even the dogs here are calm and friendly.  I noticed too that locals treat everyone here equally. And everywhere you look, someone is doing something in peace - running along the shores, just watching the waters, reading a book,  baking himself under the unforgiving sun - everybody just minded their own businesses. 

 

And sunsets are nice here too.  This is an unobstructed view of the beach from my veranda, where afternoons were spent coffee-drinking, people-watching, halo-halo eating and postcard writing.

 

Love,

Port Barton, Palawan

Monday, March 21, 2016

Kalmahan sa Barton

 

Hi ,

 

Hey it’s been a while! So my only ticket for the year brought me to Palawan. I was contemplating on going back to El Nido or try Port Barton. And since this is going to be a solo trip, I decided to be a well, a bit bold and went for something new and unfamiliar. Port Barton is a quiet, friendly and lazy town in San Vicente. And I have read somewhere that PB is a more laid back version of El Nido. You know that “laid back” thing always gets me. So Port Barton it is.

 

I chose a cottage in front of the beach… and this is my super calm view every morning. Not bad Barton, not bad at all.

 

Love,

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