Thursday, February 17, 2011



Ahh, the long-awaited Philippines post!  I originally had paragraphs & paragraphs about our trip but I think it's probably best to let the pictures do most of the talking :)

Every time I return to the Philippines, I get crazy ideas about skipping out on the return flight, building a nipa hut and living on the beach, living on kinilaw and the occasional coconut.  Unrealistic, yes...but I don't need much.  Just sunshine, water, some Filipino food and a chaotic entourage of relatives, I guess!

Arriving in Cagayan
The food was easily one of the best parts of our vacation.  Eating tree-ripened bananas, coconuts just pulled from the tree, or snapper that was swimming in the ocean 10 minutes ago really inspired me to be more conscious about eating more local/organic produce now that I'm home.  And I will grow a calamansi tree somehow!!  It is probably my favorite condiment other than banana ketchup.


Kinilaw malasugue...sort of ceviche-esque, but with swordfish and tabon-tabon!

Our daily breakfast: garlic rice, fried egg, longanisa, beef tapa...YUM!


Fresh jackfruit

It's always so exciting to see all my aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins!  I really hope to be able to visit more often from now on.  And I definitely need to improve my Visaya...

My cousin Kat-kat
With Cecil & Fet-fet waiting for the ferry to Camiguin

Just a fraction of our enormous family :)  We're standing in front of the house my mom grew up in...

We spent some time in Bohol too...if only we could have stayed longer.  My parents stayed behind and visited Cebu for a few days.  Lucky...well, next time nalang!

Touring our backyard with my cousin Dodong


  1. i had no idea you were Filipina! seeing your pictures makes me feel so good. i miss home so much, and I'm counting the days till i can go back. :)

    i LOVE your tank top and maxi skirt outfit, btw. i'm following. :D

  2. you should have dropped by Cebu! next time, if you do visit our city, let's definitely meet up!

    OMG, you might think i've grown sick of the pinoy food but i found myself getting hungry looking at your food photos...haha.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

  3. awesome! gotta keep up with my food pics!

  4. Awww you made it! Welcome to the PI babe! If you ever get to stop in Manila I hope we can meet up! =)

  5. you're so pretty! you have a very kind face. and your boyfriend is adorbs!

    sincerely, M


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