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Let's Drink To That: The 'Tapuey' (Rice Wine)

Forget about the commercially prepared Igorot rice wine in a bottle, which seem to be the trend today.

Think about those times when you’ve travelled to the ‘ili’ (hometown) to attend a family feast or simply, for a holiday. 318 more words

Kapangan Benguet

Every Snapshot has a Story: The Little House "Ed Dumang"

‘Ed Dumang’ (Kankanaey language of ‘down below’)


Trekking down a kilometer or two away from the main village and the main road, while having to pass through a dense forest; that’s how I remember the travel to this little house “ed dumang”. 226 more words


Healthy Eating in Kapangan: The 'Lukto' (sweet potato)

My cousins and I were reunited after a few years of being apart and we went back to our beloved hometown of Balakbak, Kapangan, Benguet… 283 more words


Healthy Eating in Kapangan: The Star Apple

In my hometown of Balakbak, Kapangan, Benguet, here is something that continues to grow in abundance. The star apple.

As one story goes: Some menfolk from… 189 more words


Hometown Fortress (Dakiwagan: Up Close and Personal)

Dakiwagan Mountain is like a mural on someone's wall. It appears to be keeping watch as the folks go about with their daily lives. Please read more about this hidden gem.

Hometown Fortress



To blog or not to blog

My daily routine of heading to work has been put on hold for sometime now. This has given me the opportunity to re-ignite hobbies of old: reading and writing. 278 more words

Inspiration, Musings

My Family Reunion

Blood is the tie that binds a family. Family reunions make it unbreakable.

I write about a tradition in Benguet and the whole of the… 20 more words