Tag: philippines

The Daily Routine

I wake up around 10:30am or so and head straight out the door without taking a shower. I stagger into the café across the street and introduce myself to the table with the tanned bamboo legs in the patio with the palm frond roof. It takes exactly fourteen minutes for my order of scrambled eggs […]

The National Pastime

A number of children ran past me and raced down the dirt path ahead. I decided to follow as their enthusiasm suggested something exciting was about to occur. The trail eventually opened up into a clearing of concrete rubble, rusted reinforcement bars, and other debris associated with failed development. A couple hundred motorbikes and tricycles […]