Places and traces

Places and traces

A new year has come, but memories of the past are still haunting me—memories of places that left traces, showing access to the state of trances. Every waking day mentally transports me to the places I've been to, places I've fallen in love with, and places I can't get over with. Remembering is painful, but [...]

What you are missing out in Mindanao: South Cotabato, the land of the dreamweavers

What you are missing out in Mindanao: South Cotabato, the land of the dreamweavers

My fascination for South Cotabato deepened when I watched the award-winning indie film “K’na The Dreamweaver” starred by Mara Lopez in Cinemalaya Film Festival two years ago. The film’s depiction on the T’boli’s culture, the sacred process and weaving of T’nalak cloth, the ethereal harmony of opal and jade lotus foliage in Lake Sebu, and [...]