Life in Leyte

I will capture your precious time as your read along a special tour to a place that became known to the world when the Typhoon Haiyan utterly destroyed this province in 2013. I will be your tour guide for the day and if you plan to visit the Philippines, do not forget to look up and search for Leyte.

Leyte is mostly surrounded by water and geographically speaking, it is one of the reasons why this place can be heavily damaged by natural calamities. This and some other reasons may eventually affect the people’s way of life.

Life in Leyte is simple. You can see the aerial view of Tacloban which is known to be the capital city of Leyte. It is not a big city but it is the doorway to the many treasures Leyte hides in herself. Notice the beautiful tree planted between those two bodies of water, a pool and the sea. You can always escape to a fresh and beautiful scene where you don’t need to spend your precious gold. You only need extra hours to do that. Look at the bridges. It is not always made of metal or cement but of bamboos and other special trees. You will experience movements while you walk like those of the hanging bridges in the forests. Dip yourself in the water if you must and savor the splendidly cool sea water. Hear the laughter of the kids while they row their small boats as they enjoy their time while it lasts. Pass a bumpy road on a motorcycle and you won’t even notice that your hair is already full of dust. In a way, it is not at all that bumpy but it is in some area. In addition, do not forget to smell the morning breeze with an aroma of freshly plowed rice field. You will love it.

Close you eyes and imagine all these. You will suddenly forget the noise from the bustling city. Linger onto that for an instant before you slowly turn you worktable upside down.




River Kwai (pronounced as Kw-ey) is an unusual exciting place to visit while in the Western part of Thailand. The best time to visit this river is first thing after sunshine. I can guarantee an awesome and unusual experience when you get up close as an inch away from a passing train. People stand on the railways to take photos and selfies as the train approaches. We do not get this kind of experience in other places. If ever you find your way in this place, do not miss the chance to take a selfie on the passing train along the River Kwai bridge.

Culture Heritage

Exposing the beautiful artifacts of The Land of Smiles – Thailand.  These are few of my photo collections from many years ago.

Thai culture has so far been untouched.  No matter how much people are exposed to the modernity of this world, they were able to keep their culture just as how it was planted to them by their forefathers.  They have kept this heritage for more than 100 years.  Just as it is.  Amazing Thailand!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold


Arch Passage


Piazza Grande, Pakchong


the window to a new experience

Threshold is an opening to a new state or experience.  This was a new place to discover – an Italian setting located around 1 hour from the main roads of Pakchong, Thailand.  It was a good adventure I would always fondly recall.

The adventure started when I and my friend, Dexie, decided to go on an adventure on our one day holiday.  We don’t want to sit and sleep all day so we hit off the road early morning and head off to an unusual place we don’t usually go.  What made the adventure fun was that we don’t know the place, we don’t have a map, we speak little Thai and we don’t have much money.  But, we did it anyway. It was worth the risk.  Thankful that we were bold enough to go, at least.  I had much fun.