Nomadic Experiences of 2012: From the Halifax Airport Lounge Until a Long December

December 22, 2012

The year the world is supposed to end is about to end. A year which filled my memory vault almost to a full. Something I will look back in earnest disbelief (and bragging rights) that I've experienced it all in a span of one year. In between the struggles of everyday living, I am proud to sandwich days and nights, in the company of friends and other nameless strangers who've all been a part of my over-all literal and figurative journey. From rushing to pack my backpack, chasing time of departures, hopping from one bus to another, getting starved in the middle of an outstanding scenery, falling in love and then some. 2012 definitely is one for the books.

[Insert Adjectives Here] at Tinago Falls | Iligan City

December 16, 2012

Like a miracle pill, the sight of Tinago waterfalls provides a soothing cure for any hangover. The streaming water flowing out even from the tiny cracks of its high-rise wall seem to wash away all unsavory elements of the world. The cold and crystalline water surrounded by the lush vegetation, creates an inviting natural pool. Notwithstanding the embarrassing attempt by men to construct unnecessary infrastructures  threatening the bareness vibe of the waterfall, one can still describe the place in all favorable adjectives.

Waterfalls in the Philippines

Eyeballing Maria Cristina Falls | Iligan City

December 10, 2012

I've heard about Maria Cristina Falls as early when I was still focused on toys and playground noise. Chances are, my Sibika and Kultura teacher haven't been here back then. But, the way she described it while reading from the book, sounded like it was a sight to see. It was one of those moments at school when my mind would travel far and wide beaming with rich imagination. I would paint a picture of the Maria Cristina in my head and wonder if ever matches its real image. I find it fascinating  now that I grew up and was blessed with an opportunity to visit the places I once learned in grade school. 

Lauren Denoga