Smoothly swaying in this hammock under these trees makes me feel and realize how small I am compared to nature itself. The trees, so much bigger than I am; they’re like giants surrounding and staring at me. But unlike any giants that usually look scary or intimidating, these are the lovely ones (But they maybe scary at night when creatures of the night use it as hideaway or sanctuary; it’s creepy sometimes to hear their sounds from the trees!).
The small-world phenomenon experiment by Milgram suggests that humans have short path length of a small-world network and that the world is made of short ties yet we are often not able to discover them.
There are two points of which this photo portrays connection.
First, the interconnected vines portraying the series of connection humanity have. Second, the kind of connection we have with nature and life.
There are moments when life just naturally brings solitude to us and there are moments when we actually seek for it. I thought of this place sometime, and I wanted to go back there. Situated in the hills of Malaybalay City in the mountains of Bukidnon, you’ll find the Monastery of Transfiguration where you will meet the Benedictine monks known for their Coffee for the Soul. Continue reading “Solitude – When You Seek For It”
For years water has been a friend and at times an enemy of humans. We’ve been through water in good times and bad times, haven’t we?
Street is a very stimulating place to be; moving vehicles, moving creatures, different faces, food in the corners, signs and directions, and structures of different kinds.It’s a place in the world that allows everyone to keep moving or else we’re stuck. Then whenever we need it, we settle beside its corners, maybe catching our breaths, waiting for the next bus to come, or plainly taking a break and watching people and things pass by.
I’m finding it hard to decide what to write when thinking lately about my cultural exchange journey in Japan. I had so much wonderful memories, places I saw and people I met that give me such a difficult task because the options are too much overwhelming. I pretty know much that when I start to think about it would definitely take me back to that experience. It’s like a time capsule, yet, I know it won’t ever happen again and it’s only through memories, writing and the photos that I can feel that again. And it always gives me an impression of wanting to go back to this beautiful and interesting country where culture is preserved and modernity is welcomed. Finally, I made up my mind. I know I’m still going to recall quite a lot about Japan but I’d like to begin with the most heartwarming one – my homestay with the lovely Japanese couples in Osaka. Continue reading “Osaka in a Homestay”