Posts tagged ‘philippines’

Wordless Wednesday: Adam and Eve Revisited

Adam and Eve
Location: Garin Farm, Brgy. Purok II, San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines



November 4, 2019 at 8:43 am 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Weird-Looking Sandals

Weird-Looking Sandals
Location: Coron, Palawan, Philippines


September 2, 2019 at 5:52 pm 14 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Simply Adorable Tarsier

Location: Corella, Bohol, Philippines


August 26, 2019 at 9:11 am 24 comments

To Genifer Buckly: In Memoriam

Genifer Buckly
Genifer Buckly (Photo from her Facebook account)

Genifer, 24, was a volunteer who went to Pangantucan, Bukidnon, Philippines to teach and do community work under the auspices of the Jesuit Volunteers Program.

On Friday, Aug. 23, she died after being repeatedly stabbed by a man who broke into their quarters. The other teacher who was with her also suffered serious injuries but survived.

Genifer would be the first violent casualty of this 40-year volunteer program aimed to “teach in under-served areas, train grassroot community leaders, assist cooperatives, implement livelihood projects, minister to the disabled and abused, engage in youth formation, advocate environmental issues, uphold the dignity of Indigenous Peoples and fight for the right of the oppressed.”

I will remember her smiling with seeds in her hands. With her untimely passing, it will be up to others to plant them and continue the work she has left behind. From above, looking down below, she’ll be watching the seeds grow and bring forth fruit.

I offer condolence to the Buckly family and to those who have known her in this life. May she rest in peace.

August 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm 8 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Location: Cebu, Philippines


Filipino Lechon

Lechon is the most popular dish in the Philippines served on holidays and special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.

It’s a whole pig marinated with herbs and spices and roasted slowly on a spit over an open fire.

According to the late Anthony Bourdain, famous celebrity chef and food critic,Lechon from Cebu, Philippines, is the best roast pig he had ever tasted.

Back in the day, as Charles Lamb (1775-1834) wrote in his essay, A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig, the family cottage with the pig inside had to be burned down to enjoy this delicacy. Thank goodness, we don’t have to go to that extreme anymore.

March 10, 2019 at 9:37 am 2 comments

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