I’m part Northern Kankana-ey and part Ibaloi (these are indigenous ethno-linguistic groups in Northern Philippines) and Makko (pronounced mak-kow) is derived from my ancestor’s name.
For most of my years, I have lived in Baguio City, and Bangnga-an, Sagada (Mt. Province), and a little time at Bokod, Benguet (FYI: The municipality of Bokod is where you are at when going to the usual route to Mt. Pulag), and a little little time somewhere in QC, Metro Manila. I’m currently living somewhere at the base of Mt. Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna but would occasionally wander somewhere else.
This blog is mainly about inspired thoughts and observations while traveling places here and there. A travelogue of places so to speak, and taking my time to feel the pulse of locals, spending time at museums, and watching clouds, people, and cars pass by. As an environmental scientist, I present articles with an environment-related agenda in mind. Additionally, posts are subdivided into:
- Travel and scenes usually taken through overloaded jeepneys, crowded trains, speeding buses, rented vans, bicycle rides, and or a roaring motorbike. These are come-what-may itineraries but keeping in mind having a great time with the least amount of resources possible: Makko’s Adventures!?
- (As well as) thoughts and observations while traveling. These would usually prompt research and even reading academic journals, to solidify the argument, or at least to make it feasible or more logical. Moments similar when Archimedes had apparently said “Eureka”
- Sometimes these thoughts and observations may lead to existentialist musings mixed with alcohol and brewed through time; requiring angst, well-wishes, desires, and plain speak about life in general. These are usually about travels in this journey called life – Discography of Thoughts… (When you question, you think. When a sentence is a question, it requires an answer. Even if the answer is also a question. And when you answer with a question, you get more questions. But the answer to the question is already there. Maybe you need not answer. For questions are not always with answers.)
Well, happy reading and I greet you with peace, and love, and love and love! *apir!* (high five!)