I am a person who values first time experiences. The latter serves as the highlight of every adventure, planned or not. First time encounters and experiences kill innocence, put end to virginity of something and once done, it can't be undone. The foregoing might change our perspectives in life, substantially or accessory to shaping the future.
[TINGLAYAN] Man, so you want to disappear in the fog...
[TINGLAYAN] This is usual for them, it's a sci-fi movie scene for me
[TINGLAYAN] It's the fog, not the roof
[TINGLAYAN] Mount Canaan kissing the fog
[TINGLAYAN] Rooftop legend - Green: school / Other colors: local houses
Children of the village started the day playing - and it shows that this thing is normal for them. For me, this is an unusual scenario
It made me love the mountains more. As they say, behind the clouds, the sun is still shining. Like what happened today, the nature showed me the other side of the destination; beautiful side of the destination.
[TINGLAYAN] Looks like winter, although this day was summer
[TINGLAYAN] Buscalan kids playing on an early morning
[TINGLAYAN] Vegetation, at least
[TINGLAYAN] Buscalan is heaven, this stairway is a connection to earth
[TINGLAYAN] Would love to play hide and seek - in the fog
So the sun didn't shine that morning. However, I was able to understand the other side of the story. I realized, that foggy, gloomy morning was magic. And you know what, I got lost in the fog. It felt good.
It was my first time to wake up on a mountaintop covered by fog and that first time experience was one of the highlights of my stay in Buscalan. I have a shallow happiness right? I tell it again, I am a person who values first time experiences. /to be continued...
*BUSCALAN SOLO INVASION SUB-SERIES | 1
[TINGLAYAN] The Day I Hiked Solo to Buscalan, Kalinga - Part 1/2TEASER: "I am soliloquizing under the scorching strike of the sun that is adding more agony to my weary self. I hope I am not yet lost. But if ever I'm lost, at least I'm lost in a paradise." | 2
[TINGLAYAN] The Day I Hiked Solo to Buscalan, Kalinga - Part 2/2
TEASER: "So I thought the hike is over, but as I took a turn on that road, I saw the other side of the mountain and it doesn't look like I am getting any closer. It goes farther, and farther..." | 3
[TINGLAYAN] Fang-Od (Whang-Od): The Last Tribal Tattoo Artist of Kalinga
TEASER: "She is unwittingly ending a tradition she is not supposed to end. She's ending the tradition not by her choice but by the call of our ever changing society." | 4
[TINGLAYAN] 17 Great Memories + First Time Encounters in Buscalan, KalingaTEASER: "Buscalan rose to fame because of Fang-od. But Buscalan is more than Fang-od. It is more than the tribal tattoo." | 5
[TINGLAYAN] Chewed, Swallowed Frogs in Buscalan, KalingaTEASER: "We talked with joy behind the darkness. That dinner unleashed the real us. The candlelight was a silent witness of our fears, happiness and life's perspectives." | 6 | 7
[TINGLAYAN] Buscalan Rice Terraces Kissed the CloudsTEASER: "This is my story about the Buscalan Rice Terraces. At first there is a foreplay with the clouds but it always ends up with a satisfactory finish."