The Tropical Creature’s First Snow

For a warm-blooded mammal who has been been spoiled by sunshine and summer heat in a tropical archipelago, winter is a fairy tale.

As a tropical creature, I’ve always wondered how it would feel to see a snowflake, to be surrounded by bright piles of solidified liquid from the sky, to watch all those tiny dandruff-like stuff fall into someone else’s shoulders. It must be magical.

Finally… one day… I stopped wondering.

It was a relaxed morning in Groningen. My body clock hasn’t adjusted to the time zone yet so I woke up way earlier than Maui. It was still too dark…

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To Topload from Banaue to Sagada? Think Twice!

Going ‘topload’, or riding at the top of a jeepney is a must-do experience when you’re traveling around Mountain Province.

Sure there are thousands of jeepneys in the Philippines where you can go topload, but a thrilling local ride through dangerous roads along the edges of the mountains… with spectacular views of nature, cool breeze and unpolluted air… it will be difficult to have that somewhere else.

That’s why I strongly recommend everyone to do it at least once when they go to Batad from Banaue. But if you don’t have time to visit Batad and the only chance you have…

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We Are All Wanderers and Storytellers

FROM BIRTH, we’ve been CONSTANTLY TRAVELING
with the rotation of the Earth at 1,000mph;
revolving around the sun at 66,000mph;
being dragged along by the solar system at 43,000mph;
orbiting the galaxy at 483,000mph;
moving across the cosmos…
We were NEVER at the same place in the universe TWICE.

We keep traveling, we keep wandering.

We TELL stories.

The tears on her eyes, the scar on his arm, the smile on their faces, the sunburn in my shoulder, the music they play, the blogs, the photos, the Youtube videos, the Facebook posts,  the tweets, reblogs, and thumbs ups… every single one of us is trying to tell a story…

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