Kristine Arcel Ubungen & Antonette Angeline Alban
Everything deserves its own moment in the spotlight, and my role is to tell those stories the best way that I can. I wander to immortalize experiences through photographs.
Tonette and I have known each other since 2015. We belong to this large group of travelers and creatives. We want to be able to paint a picture of how beautiful the Philippines really is through pictures and stories.
Preserve every haven. Document your path to defend the environment.
Practicing LNT in New Places
Mt. Province is a well-preserved area compared to most. What people tend to forget according to our guide is even if we don't leave trash, disruption of the natural state of the area will have effects, too. This includes playing music loudly, unnecessary noise, and feeding human food to native animals. It's our responsibility to leave places the same way we found them if not in a better state.
Discover the sights of your journey. Capture the scenery from your perspective.
Sunrise at Mt. Kupapey
Mt. Kupapey would have been considered quite an easy hike if we weren't self-proclaimed children of the sea. It's an hour of continuous assaults that starts at 4 AM if you intend to go on a sunrise mission. We were lucky enough to chance upon the sea of clouds when we reached the summit, too. What took the cake for us however, was how beautiful the trail was.
Taste the local flavors. Shoot your cuisine revelations.
We were served Inasinang Pork with Vegetable Soup. The pork was marinated in brine and then sun-dried for a few days. To lessen the saltiness, it had to be boiled twice. Wild mushrooms, native cabbage, tomatoes, and onions were added to the soup. In all honesty, we thought it was an acquired taste as the broth also became salty, but overall, it was special to see how tedious the preparation was.
Explore the heart of your destination. Immortalize the moments of your voyage.
Backstrap Weaving at Can-Eo
We were told that the weaving culture in the Can-Eo village is fading. That's when we knew theirs is a story worth capturing for awareness. We were given a chance to try backstrap weaving, which was much more difficult than using a loom. One has to wear a strap on their waste to secure the threads wrapped around a beam (from where this photo was taken) before creating elaborate patterns.
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