All posts tagged: Philippines

a visual telling of nature’s playground

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May 15-18, 2015A week before our arrival a typhoon had struck Batanes. Storms frequent this area and that’s why the nothernmost province of the Philippines is known as Nature’s Playground. It’s been more than 4 years since I’ve been there now that I’m sharing these photos, and to be honest I can’t remember most of the details of this trip except that I was happy to be there. That being said, I don’t mean for […]

first light with Ariza

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It’s 6am on January 6th and we find ourselves on a boat to a cove we’ve never seen or heard of before. The chilly sea breeze caresses our skin with closest thing we’ll ever have to winter in the tropics, and we embrace it because we know it’ll be gone too soon. In a month or two, the summer sun will be by our sides once again.

Siargao

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June 12-17, 20185 and a half days full of warmth I never really enjoyed beaches when I was younger. I burn easily and didn’t know how to swim until around 2017 (self-taught! haha!), so being around water that was more than 4ft deep while basking in the sun was something I was afraid of. Categorizing myself as more of a mountain person in the past, trips to the beach were rare. I don’t know what […]

the 6 in La Union

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My best friend Frenchi and I had just come from the beach last January to do work for our brand After Dawn Swimwear, but we’ve been craving for a beach trip that wasn’t work-related for the longest time. We finally found the time, place, and companions during the February long weekend and it was so much fun.