A coconut tree is also called the Tree of Life because of the variety of its use, itemized in a song, Da Coconut Nut. So, yes, “there are so many uses of the coconut tree, you can build a bigger house for the family,” just some of the uses. If you visit the Philippines, you’ll find that coconut trees are everywhere, as abundant as the smiles and hospitality of Filipinos. Let’s explore some of the travel uses of a coconut tree, plucked from Instagram photos of the community, with our tag or with #visitpinas. Continue reading The Creative Uses of a Coconut Tree: Philippines Travel Photos
A river, in our book, is a very sensive, more vulnerable, body of water. Unlike the ocean which simply takes in whatever is thrown its way, a river, in order to remain a living river, must maintain a certain degree of color transparency and taste neutrality. Pour contaminants into a river and you can immediately taste the change in the river’s water. Because river water should be clear, impurities can easily be observed. A healthy river is usually surrounded by relatively uspoiled nature — green trees, fresh air. These are only some of the reasons why we’re ecstatic every time we find a living river. We recently found one in Infinity Farm, located in Oriental Mindoro, courtesy of Jessica Dianne Aranas, an architect in the making (check her Instagram account, @jadeyjadeeee for other photos). Click the photo to enlarge.