Feral Child

When I was a kid, I spent most of my vacations in my mother’s hometown, Tinambac. It’s approximately two hours away from Metro Naga. I like Tinambac because it’s a quiet and innocent place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city–although there’s nothing spectacular about the place really (that is if you’re a tourist looking for picturesque spots). But if you’re an escapist like me, a place like Tinambac can be heaven. When I reached high school and the pressures of being a teenager began to take its toll on me, I visited every weekend.

My cousins and I would go for a walk in the forest filled with tropical fruit trees and then swim in the nearby river. I would return to Naga extremely sunburned but very happy. That time my family couldn’t understand why I was always itching to visit Tinambac, and later on they suspected that I must have had a ‘boyfriend’ there. Of course that’s not true, but that’s where I met my first love, who happens to be my boyfriend now. La la la. I was 13. πŸ™‚

Chad, who was also vacationing in Tinambac when we met, would write me letters (even though his house was just right in front of mine) and I would write back of course. I digress. Sorry, I like sharing our love story. Haha. And so those are just some of the wonderful memories from my childhood.

And if I were to choose between the city and the small town, I would choose the latter in a heartbeat. That is, if I will be given a chance and there will be no serious ramifications. Unfortunately, the things I dream of doing can be found in the city. Despite this, however, I know I will always be at home with nature.

Thrifted dress | Floral crown made by me

Learn how to make your own floral crown here. Can you believe I bought this dress for only Php 170? Great steal, I know!

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Photos by Chad

Come back soon for more photos from this set!

  • Julia V

    I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!!

    • Thank you, Julia!!! πŸ™‚

  • nikkidargy

    Amazing photos as always. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Nikki! My website looks more like photo blog now. Hehe πŸ™‚

  • Isabel Rodriguez

    I love this photo set! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Isabel! Chad’s a great photographer πŸ™‚

  • allie

    These pictures are beautiful along with the sweet story, great work on the floral crown too

    tie-dye-eyes.blogspot.co.uk

    • Aw thank you for reading my post, Allie! I appreciate it a lot πŸ™‚

  • bianca
    • Thanks, Bianca! πŸ™‚

  • Lima ChΓ©

    OMG soooo lovely!!!

    I want that floral crown!!!!
    So beautiful!

    Would you like to follow each other, let me know πŸ˜‰

    http://www.limaswardrobe.com

    • Thanks, Lima! I’m glad you liked the crown! Yeah, definitely. Just followed you on Bloglovin πŸ™‚

  • aniacytrynka

    Wow, I adore these photos πŸ™‚ Amazing scenery and your outfit πŸ™‚ Great job!
    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com

    • Thank you, Ania! πŸ™‚

  • Anmariish

    Amazing photos…so love the theme, so diwata πŸ™‚
    whoever takes your photos is one amazing photographer

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

    • Aw thank you! My boyfriend takes really good photographs. And take note, we used film for these photos. Proud girlfriend here! πŸ™‚

  • Anmariish

    btw, i just read your story, very heartwarming and romantic. this reminds me of my visits to my dads hometown too, in Camiguin. its a very nice place to relax. i love the quiet countryside too. nothing beats the fresh air, clean spring water, and lola made home cooked food…

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

    • Thank you for reading, Anmariish! I’m very touched when visitors read my posts πŸ™‚ The city may provide you with all the comforts, but nothing really compares to the beauty of the countryside in my opinion. I agree to everything you just said! Now I miss my mother’s cooking. πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Abiog

    I love your photos! So artistic and captivating. <3 Hope I could get some shots like that too! πŸ™

    • Thanks, Sam. Chad and I love being creative with our photos. πŸ™‚ There are now plenty of photographers there in Naga, I heard. You can collaborate with them. I’m sure you’ll never run out of choices. πŸ™‚

  • Dajana Bartoli?

    those pics are amazing

    keep in touch

    xx

    http://rnrfairytale.blogspot.com

    • Thanks, Dajana! πŸ™‚

  • majleks.blogspot.com

    this is so good, I love looking at you.

    • Haha. I don’t know what to say. Thanks? πŸ™‚

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  • jamielouborile

    This is so pretty! And I got kilig in the passing of love letters part! Haha! *u*

    http://jamielouborile.blogspot.com/

    • Hihihi. We still do that from time to time :))