Kapurpurawan Rock Formations

Carved by nature is Burgos, Ilocos Norte’s Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Visually, it’s the closest to Ireland’s northern coast I’ve been–inclusive of occasional squalls, sans freezing wind.

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The Visayan preoccupation with hair.

Whether male or female, the Filipinos kept their hair long. Cutting one’s hair was a manifestation of deep mourning or punishment. It was only when the Spanish arrived that short hair was encouraged to further ‘tame’ the natives. When a Visayan saw another with short hair, they would commonly exclaim: “Inalotan ka!” To say that…

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