Spark I: The Summer I Summoned Luck (and some behind the scenes photos) 

Back of the house.

Something Mina & I have been cooking up. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!

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A little background
As Mina explained in the intro note, my family is from Bacolod — Cadiz City on the northern part of Negros Occidental, to be exact. As a kid I spent my summers in our ancestral house there, and as it’s a super old place with lots of history — built in the 1930s, it was used as a garrison by the Japanese during the war. No one will tell me what went on there during the Occupation (maybe no one knows), but suffice to say that the townsfolk tried to burn the house down and my great-grandfather had to talk to them to let him move back to his own house after the war.

TRAVEL: The Transplanted Ilonggo Bacolod Tour 

Shot from the patio of our house in Cadiz City, Hacienda Luis My family has roots in Bacolod and Iloilo, so I decided to feature our annual Bacolod summer vacation haunts for this Officially Philippines travel feature. The article is all about seeing the capital city of Negros Occidental through a native’s eyes. Read the […]

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