Scribblings and scrawls of a hopeless romantic soul



Share Your World – Summertime

Melanie at Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World Challenge. Here’s my entry for this week.

Sunrise ❤

Are you a Summer person? A Winter person? Or one of the other seasons suits you best?
The climate of the Philippines is divided into two main seasons: the rainy season (from June to the early part of October) and the dry season (from the later part of October to May). Despite its melancholy and all its drama, I have never been a fan of the rain. It always makes me sad for some reason. This is why I prefer sunny days. It somewhat calms the chaos inside and makes me hopeful. Though, I hope it don’t get brutally scorching whenever I’m outdoors.

What is your favorite summer time clothing?

Nothing in particular. I’m a regular t-shirt/jeans/cuff shorts kind of human being.

Do you find yourself eating out more during the summer? Or making ‘cold food’ like salads and stuff you can heat in the microwave?

I always think big when it comes to food. I “think” that I can eat a lot but whenever I eat, my stomach can only accommodate a few. Recently, I find myself craving for mango float. Does this count?

Do you like watermelon? What’s your favorite summertime treat?

I like watermelon but I like mangoes better. As for the summertime treat, for me buko salad would be best! It’s a Filipino fruit salad dessert made from strips of fresh young coconut with sweetened milk or cream and various other ingredients. If you want to learn how to make one, check this out!

Are you thankful it’s finally (sorta) dry and warm?

PAGASA declared the start of the rainy season last June 14 on my side of the Earth. However, I am still thankful because the country has experienced a severe drought and it took a great toll on our farmers. Farmers, in general, celebrate rain showers, but not typhoons, as a sign of good harvest in the future. Now is the time for them to get back on track.


Biliran in a day or two: Waterfalls, beaches, and memories

I’ve been out of blogosphere for quite some time because… life happens. BUT so much for that, I’m happy to be back! It’s been a while that I have shared some vignettes and snippets of my life, too. So here’s a little treat for all of you… 🙂

Ladies and gents, meet the gorgeous Biliran.

Biliran is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. It is one of the country’s smallest and newest provinces. Formerly a sub-province of Leyte, it became an independent province in 1992. This island province of lush mountains, countless waterfalls, and pristine beaches in the east of Visayas is a hidden paradise that is slowly making its name in the Philippines.

The waterfalls

Biliran is surrounded by mountains which explains the province’s abundant waterfalls- the number of which is not yet known. While there are over 10 waterfalls easily accessible to tourists, local mountaineers talk about more waterfalls that can be reached through longer treks, and even about unexplored ones.

My friends and I were able to visit two waterfalls, Ulan-ulan falls (image above)  and Recoletos falls (image below). We would have loved to visit all but time is tissue.

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M is for Meltem


GIF source: Wordstuck

Meltem is also Turkish given name for females. It derives from the Turkish word for the strong, dry, north winds of the Aegean Sea.

Summer light, summer breeze
Wild flowers on tousled hair
Warm sunshine upon me kissed
A sudden ache of poetry
Rolling waves,
Crisp ocean breeze
Herons gliding overhead
Take me to this place again
Let’s taste the wind of summer days


On the contrary, summer arrived in the Philippines with a record-breaking 51°C— scorchingly hot!! Mine would be “a sudden ache of iced tea”… Yes, please. ^^

A heat index record was set for the second time in less than two weeks as summer temperatures soared amid the lingering El Niño. –Inquirer

Friends for keeps

I was planning on writing something about my quick summer trip to Bohol with my girlfriends but decided to make this for a very dear friend instead.

So here’s what they call “Mother Dam” which supports rice fields and other vegetation in San Pasual, Ubay Bohol. This may not be on Bohol’s official tourist attraction but I believe this could pass on one’s to-go-list. Continue reading “Friends for keeps”

AMS FT Summer Party Invasion For Fun @ Danao Coco Palms

Photo credits: Merwin Loquias

The games, the water, the food, the team

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