Starry night

A stunning and magnificent view while crossing the sea in darkness

The sea was calm as the outrigger boat’s inconsiderate roaring of its motor broke the stillness of the hour as I was in transit from Brother Island, where I stayed for four nights, to Dipnay in San Fernando, a barrio of El Nido in Palawan Island, at 0430H. While traveling in near total darkness, I […]


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Deco’s Special Batchoy with prewar pandesal*

This is the best batchoy I have ever tasted! I silently exclaimed mindful of the other customers in the airconditioned branch of Deco’s in La Paz, Iloilo. It must be the hunger and weariness of lugging my things while walking a good distance in downtown Iloilo City. Bernie, who met me at the pier took me here when I said that I want to have a good batchoy in La Paz. Its sahog of entrails, chicharon and scallions are plentiful and its broth very delectable.

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