In my fantasy world, time stops. There will be spaces for everything. I can always travel back and forth to reminisce, to prepare, or easily, to do the rest of what we call possibilities.
But in reality, that isn’t the case. We must move – with and through time. Or else we get painfully stuck in images of the past, or we drown in the illusion of times ahead.
If we move then with and through time, what essence does three nights or four centuries ago hold?
Continue reading “Between Past and Present: Re-imagining Heritage Tourism in Kawit and Roles of Travelers as Story tellers | Cavite, Philippines”
Exactly a year ago, a friend I’ve met in Pai, Thailand asked what it is I want the most in life. I was sharing to him a link of the documentary The Secret (a.k.a Law of Attraction). He inquired what it is about and I answered with huge enthusiasm that it reveals how to get what you truly want in life, actually backed up science. He then asked me, “What is it you want in life?” It was a simple question yet it was quite shocking on my nerves. I felt like I was confronted with a question so immense and possible at the same time it became scary. I hesitated for a few seconds and typed in my reply, “I want to pass the program I’m applying for coz I wanna study again. And visit Myanmar.” Both came true. The first one is another story. The second one happened on April of this year. Continue reading “On the Art of Conjuring and Manifesting Dreams | Bagan, Myanmar”
Are there ever words to completely state the grandeur and elegance and serenity of The Grand Mosque? This is in total acquiescence that it is one of the most beautiful places I have been lucky to grace my presence with. There are no defenses, no reasons. There is only beauty.
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“Before anything, can I just say, as if I don’t say it enough already, that your words and the way you see the world is something the rest of us can only wish we inherit.”
Someone wrote this to me once. Also recently, a thoughtful traveler I’d met in Thailand and a beautiful stranger from the Philippines sent me messages of how poetry splashes out of the sentences I paint, how inspiration converged distances and found echo in the hearts of the tribe. The words melted and flowed profusely in the forms of more inspiration and motivation and faith.
Continue reading “You Have the Heart of a Traveler, so Thank You”