Photo Friday: RAW

Nagaparan is a small mountainous village in the town of Danglas, province of Abra, PHILIPPINES.  You either have to walk for about an hour to reach the place, or if brave enough, there are few passenger jeepneys delivering locals at least once a day up and down.   Years pass and now, locals have their own single motorcycles navigating the steep roads.  And when I was a kid, I had classmates from this village who walk back and forth everyday just to attend classes.  Talk about dedication and perseverance.

Raw.

Photo Friday: Luminous

“I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”
― Beryl MarkhamWest with the Night