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Tattooed on My Mind: Philippine Travel Stories

The Philippines is home to one of the oldest, if not the oldest, traditional tattoo artist in the world. Whang-od, the world-renowned centenarian from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, is often referred to as the “last” mambabatok, or a traditional Kalinga tattooist. Tattoo has always been a part of Philippine culture. If we marry tattoos and the beauty of the Philippines, like what we see in the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram, we get the following: Continue reading Tattooed on My Mind: Philippine Travel Stories

The Sunflowers of UP Diliman

The University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman is known for many things, usually academic and political. Topnotchers. Past Presidents of the Philippines. Justices and Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. Leaders of Congress. Nationalists and activists. The last thing you’d hear about U.P. are zombies roaming around the campus, looking for plants to eat. Sunflowers, included. Continue reading The Sunflowers of UP Diliman