January 2013 was a very eventful month. And truly, it defined how the rest of the year is going to be for me. I know this year’s only been three months but it was the most difficult time of the year. So far, at least. And when things are difficult for me, I run to my refuge, back to where my heart is, to the place I call home.

Cadlao Island, El Nido, Palawan

View of Cadlao Island from Makulay Lodge

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Lia’s put a hairpiece on me. Clever girl.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Good morning. Of Monsters and Men.


Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

The drum beats in the distance.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Don’t worry. Be happy.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Tutu, getting old and grey, and even more loved.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Signage wastage

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Even the sun shines on jars

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

And earthen jars can flower shells.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

We can stare all we want and let it burn baby burn.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

No one knows what happens when your back is turned.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

When you look, you will, find. Eventually.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Mornings are also for Fun.

Makulay Lodge, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

Or we can also Ellie Goulding ourselves away.

Cadlao Island, El Nido, Palawan

Because kids know best.

***Most of the photos here in this blog were taken by Likha.

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