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I’ve been away twice to Manila in six weeks, and it feels good to be hanging out at home again. Some images: These tiny fish that the locals call bolinao, tossed in salt, flour, and pepper and then deep-fried, are … Continue reading
This was the first playhouse Lilou and I made this year, made of a discarded cereal box and popsicle sticks. The second one we cut and taped from the box our breadmaker came in. The next one will either be … Continue reading
We had heard so much of the beaches of Anda, Bohol, so we decided last weekend to just go. Not much planning, just get in the car and drive the 100-and-so kilometers to it. It was hot though. Very hot. … Continue reading
There was a lot of wind at the La Pomme beach house yesterday, and so we took out the kite we found in Tagbilaran last week, and flew it. Or at least we tried. What was your Tuesday like?
After knowing her for some time online, I finally met May Tobias-Papa at the recent Art in the Park. Sweet woman, she gave me a copy of her bilingual book Araw sa Palengke/Day at the Market. It has been Lilou’s … Continue reading
One wall of our new beach house is devoted to an ever-changing exhibit of Lilou’s artworks, Crayola scribbles, found-paper collages, leaf art, all kinds. Since she’s been little, we’ve encouraged her to experiment with different kinds of material. (The photo … Continue reading
A dog’s crane. Beach glass before they become tiny and collectible. Pierre’s collection of fossilized giant clams. The skeleton of a ray, maybe? Lilou’s shells.
In the spirit of being tropical, Lilou and I have gotten ourselves straw hats! Although mine does like popping up on my head every minute or so, as if it wants to escape, and I have to always squash it … Continue reading