My mama almost never travels without me, so wherever she goes, I go too. I do love travel too! I love people and I love seeing new places.

Tukon Chapel, Batan Island, Batanes

Mama and me looking over the South China Sea at the Tukon Chapel

Tukon Chapel, Batan Island, Batanes

I was tasting the wind... it was very delicious... and sticking out my tongue at the cow too

Tukon Chapel, Batan Island, Batanes

I got me my own camera!

My mama and I went to Albay and Camarines Sur – CWC, Caramoan and El Nido all on our own but we went with my Papa to La Union, Bohol and this time, Batanes.

Tukon Chapel, Batan Island, Batanes

My Papa and me with the view of the Pacific Ocean behind us, Tukon Chapel

My Papa would carry me and look after me while my Mama took pictures.

Tukon Radar Station, Batan Island, Batanes

Enjoying the panoramic view at the Tukon Radar Station

But I took pictures too and I also liked looking over the pictures I took, reviewing them right after to see whether I like them or not, whether I should take more pictures of the same scene in a different angle or what.

Valugan Boulder Beach, Batan Island, Batanes

It's too bright, I can't see my LCD screen, Valugan Boulder Beach

That can pre-occupy me much for some time.

Valugan Boulder Beach, Batan Island, Batanes

Windy, windy at the Valugan Boulder Beach

Though I would also look up from reviewing my photos to look at the view, and compose in my mind.

Valugan Boulder Beach, Batan Island, Batanes

(I'm thinking though, where be my shades at?)

Sometimes I am permitted to explore the place on my own.

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Batan Island, Batanes

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills) off to explore on my own

Though this scared the wits out of my lola.

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Batan Island, Batanes

My Lola Doo and her great big hat

That doesn’t stop my Mama from perching me on the edge of the hill though so she can take photos of me, while I contemplate my own (short) life.

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Batan Island, Batanes

(Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be)

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Batan Island, Batanes

After these photos were taken, my Lola rushed to our side and kind of scolded my Mama. My Lola was afraid I was gonna roll off my perch and down the hill into the depths of trees, shrubs, goats, cows and carabaos – and they wouldn’t be able to run or scramble after me, and I’d break my bones. Uggghhhh, I know, morbid thoughts right?

My Papa took me to the other edge edge edge though after this.

Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Batan Island, Batanes

(I feel like eating all this grass)

Actually, I was already hungry by then. I have not been fed since we left our room!

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

(This is more like it) at Naidi Hills and Lighthouse

So I was exploring the Naidi Hills, Bunker Cafe and its environs with a milk bottle in hand, if not in mouth.

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

(Why, this place is closed and empty!), Bunker Cafe, Naidi Hills

And then you know, my mom was taking photos through this little birdhouse that was actually a lamp post.

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

Ate Remy, our tour guide and photographer

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

The hills and the old settlement on the right side

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

The grazing goats and cows

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

Mama, ako naman! Ako naman! Ganito ba? Ganito ba?!

You know my Mama is just crazy like that… and so am I!

I would lay down just about anywhere… on the street outside our house, on the sand, and even on the grass.

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

(I love the grass!)

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

(and my mama loves taking photos of me)

And my mom would just smile at me, and indulge me… even join me. Someday I’m gonna have her lay down with me on the ground/grass/sand/rock too.

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

My Mama and me sharing a moment

The sun was setting and Tita Maya thought it would be nice to have our photo taken with the lighthouse in the background, thanks Tita Maya!

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse, Batan Island, Batanes

Papa, Mama, Lola Doo and Me

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