Category Archives: Evenings in Bayabas


I don’t know, for some reason, I like the whole date sequence today. 10-11-12. October 11, 2012. It is a Thursday, which means the beginning of four days of intense work. The peak days of my odesk projects are Thursday to Sunday – deadlines, skype conference, editing and revising, charging, and all that.

Anyway, I started today with Matins – my dawn prayer. I am lucky I have a sacred space in the hut where I live. At night, when everything is quiet, I pray the Compline – the night prayer of the whole church.

I just realized that in this small space I call home now, I have everything I need: a laptop, an altar, and place to sleep.

Life is good. There are still many problems to solve, debts to pay, friends to apologize, books to write, projects to complete, and a sick sister to take care of. But for now, I am in complete silence most of the time – except when Chanda’s kids come over every six pm to watch movies in my laptop.

I go to sleep filled with remorse and gratitude. And wake up to the soft sounds of the waves. Life is good.


Skimboarding in Bayabas

Bayabas Beach After Dark


Impatient for the Sunset

Bayabas Streets After the Rain