• Asia,  Travel Journal,  Vietnam

    A Pinay Traveller in Vietnam

    *PT Note: Another funny article from my friend Divine Love Salvador. I’m re-posting it here, but for more of her culinary adventures, visit her blog at Bogchi ni Bochog.   BIKES, BEEF SOUP, AND THE BALINGKINITAN RATIO: Ho Chi Minh and the Concept of Scale   In Vietnam, balingkinitan seems to be the norm. In that place, where the buildings weren’t too tall, the streets were just wide enough to accommodate more bicycles than cars, and the people were no bigger than I was… in 2nd grade… there seemed to be no need to go large scale.   The Vietnamese idea of scale and proportion is small. It’s not a…

  • Daytrip,  Philippines,  Travel Journal

    Guest Pinay Traveller: Bochog

    PT Note:  The following is an essay written by my friend, fellow pinay traveller Divine Love Salvador.  If you want to read more of her hilarious and sumptuous adventures, you can visit her blog at  Bogchi ni Bochog [http://bogchinibochog.blogspot.com] BIG AS A BOULDER, LIGHT AS A FEATHER By Bochog Husgado. From the root Tagalog word, ‘husga’, which means ‘to judge.’ Husgado is a place where judgments are made and rendered, where justice—or not—is meted out. Husgado. Such a severe name for a cave. As I stood at its entrance, looking down into the rocky tunnel with its sharp and jagged edges, I thought about the judgment to be passed on…