So let’s go back to the scene in the van, the place where we met some forever friends through total serendipity. Which then led to meeting more friends, marking El Nido, Philippines as one of the most memorable destinations of our trip so far. Community observation: Bonds are strengthened and communities are developed when people are in […]Read more "Communities: Travelers (Part II)"
Sterile streets precede Sterile personalities Be clean, be well, be working Initially wowed Safe tap, hot shower, the train I think I’ll love it Never ending malls Raised concern, but still impressed Spectacles of wealth Go ahead, spend on Metro train boyfriend will get New Prada bag laid Attractions abound The […]Read more "The Designer City: A Series of Acrostic Haikus"
You’re smashed in an industrial van, four rows deep, with two more people in the vehicle than there are seats. The driver is nearing 120 kilometers/hour and prefers to drive on the wrong side of the road at every sharp turn that occurs every 200 meters or so. It’s a method of maintaining his high […]Read more "Communities: Travelers (Part I)"
We have compiled some of our favorite photographs from our incredible 12 days in The Philippines. Our destinations included Manila, Puerto Galera, Taal Lake, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido. – K & SRead more "Through the Lens: The Philippines"
During our time at Taal Lake, Ka Betty, our caretaker, found a way to our hearts through our stomachs. The woman is a cooking machine. While we lounged in our tree house, hiked Taal Volcano, and did some lakeside yoga, Ka Betty was busy cooking away. 8-hour slow smoked tunas, pork belly adobo, sticky rice cakes smoked […]Read more "Ka Betty: The Batali of Batangas"
Sabang, Puerto Galera, a tropical beach region just across the channel from Batangas, a port city two hours south of Manila. Our journey began during a downpour in Manila. “Turn right, go two blocks, turn right, go six blocks,” got us to the LRT (Manila’s light rail), though a bit soggy. We faced the sort […]Read more "Welcome to Paddy’s"
Lechon Kawali (fried pork belly): Cooked by Bergen, “like a virgin” Post by K & S Photo:Read more "Bergen: Fried Pork Queen"
Two heads are better than one, as they say. And in my opinion 3, 4, 500 are even better. Collaboration has always appealed to me and the communities that collaboration creates have a particular allure. I’m talking about communities in the broadest sense: religious congregations, book clubs, sports teams, schools, cliques, neighborhoods, gangs, and […]Read more "Community"
Don’t get me wrong, I love New York City. Manhattan is a neophile’s dream. A place of ever changing everything. (To tackle every restaurant in New York City it would take 22.9 years, eating at a new restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) Still, I have to get the fuck out. A very friendly gay […]Read more "Why Go"