The Great Escape

dreaming of a simple life in Palawan

The Land Where I Was Born 014

Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now just discovering.

Shooting Baguio: Lit-tuko

Sour Balls of Rattan Fruit

Ang asim, maryosep! And it wasn’t even anything like the citric sourness of lemon, lime or kalamansi. It was just plain sour. The kind that cuts through the tongue and lips. Read more…

Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS

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How much would you pay to eat the gonads of these spikey CONTAINERS?

Luckily for “the Chef” and I these delicacies were courtesy of the Captain of our expedition who took it upon himself to go diving for these Philippine sea urchins just so we could taste them.

“Ahh,” he murmured as he sucked back the filling of a freshly opened crustacean. “Viagra of the sea.”

To see how others interpret the word ‘containers’ visit the Weekly Photo Challenge.

I’m Canadian, Eh? 014

Random photos and thoughts about Canada.

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about Canada, the country I grew up in.

Sorry

Cause We’re Sorry

As Ian and Will Ferguson theorized in How To Be A Canadian (Even If You Already Are One), there are in fact twelve Canadian sorries: simple, essential, occupational, subservient, aristocratic, demonstrative, libidinous, ostentatious, mythical, unrepentant, sympathetic and Read more…

Weekly Photo Challenge: RELIC

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Does anyone write postcards anymore?  Read more…

The Land Where I Was Born 013

Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now just discovering.

Philippines Tatoo

Oops

A mistake people often make is to assume that the baybayin is just a neat looking alphabet; Read more…

I’m Canadian, Eh? 013

Random photos and thoughts about Canada.

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about Canada, the country I grew up in.

Canada Day Celebration

“Cause We’re Happy”

Canada ranks among the happiest nations in the world, ahead of our U.S. neighbours but behind five northern European countries, according to the second annual World Happiness Report. – CTVNews, September 9, 2013

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRASTS

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As is the case every year “the Chef” and I exit the grey slush of the city to re-energize in the quiet solitude of Northern Ontario.
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