Saturday, April 20

In the Mountains

I've been staying long enough in the mountains to say that I follow a daily routine but don't really mind because these are the things that I want to do. Equally important is the fact that I can always change the sequence or opt to not do something to spend more time on something else on a particular day. I thank the Universe for this freedom.

7AM I wake up but because of the mountain weather, I go back to sleep most of my mornings. When I don't, I go out and look at the trees, hanging coffins, and hills surrounding the house.

Mountain Freedom

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

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830AM I get up and make something. Sometimes I make brass jewelry or paint using watercolor. Other times, I will take photos of my immediate environment or of the things I've made the day before.

Mountain Routine

Moutain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

900AM Take a bath...or not. When it gets really cold, I just wash up.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

930AM I eat breakfast at home, Bana's (my favorite restaurant in town) or Lemon Pie House (where they serve the yummiest cheese and mushroom omelette I've ever tried).

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

10 AM Shortly after my meal, I go to the market to buy vegetables and fruits we'll have for lunch.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

1010AM Start my trek up to the pottery studio.

Mountain Routine

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1040 I arrive at the studio and rest.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

10:50 I start throwing.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

130PM We have lunch and coffee.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

215PM Resume throwing

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

6PM Clean the wheel and coffee time

Mountain Routine

620PM Start trek down

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

635PM Reach town proper and walk around

Mountain Routine

645PM Dinner

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

7PM Head back home. When I can't control my thoughts and get really scared, I go home way earlier, when it isn't still dark.

Mountain Routine

Mountain Routine

730PM I make something

Mountain Routine


Mountain Routine

1130 I read a little, go online, and then sleep

Mountain Routine

Now, I'm wondering if I could still take the city's heat and speed.

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PS For more photos, go to my visual diary.
PPS We have workshops at the end of the month. For details or to register, go here :)

6 comments:

  1. I love this travel diary, Mansy. I get inspired. Way to go! :)

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  2. super inggit! :) see you in balik bukid! :)

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  3. Inggit!! Super init dito sa Manila :(

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  4. Wow, it looks beautiful there

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  5. Can I join next time? this looks so peaceful... and I need that once in awhile

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  6. Of course! I need to go back to Sagada to get my pots! :p

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