Monday, June 25, 2012

My Philippines

Though I live half way around the world now and pledged allegiance to another flag which colors are also red, white and blue, my heart still longs for one place that will forever be "my home".

Though I use a different passport now and search for a different queue when I come home, deep inside I know that I will forever be heading to one place that I will forever call "my own".

And though, I will surely spend brief vacations and look for more exciting places around the world, I know for sure that I will always and forever be going back to "my Philippines".

For these reasons, I want to dedicate this part of my blog to - MY PHILIPPINES.
Breathtaking sunset: One of the amazing things I love about My Philippines
[Photo Credit: Japology]

I will be posting anything and everything Philippines. This is the part of my blog where I will breathe and eat... live and relive... create and recreate happy memories with my dear Motherland, the Philippines.

This part of my blog is solely dedicated to My Philippines. Other contributors, writers and bloggers alike are welcome to share anything and everything Philippines, as well. Contributions, be it photos and/or write-ups will be published every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

Those who have their own blogs and would like to be featured here at Ruthi's breathingSpace are also welcome. You can post your write-ups about the Philippines in your own blog and just shoot me an email of your  link together with some photos and I will write a brief description of you and/or your blog and feature it here.

All interested parties are encouraged to send their contributions by email at

Come and let's share OUR PHILIPPINES to the world and let the world know that this piece of paradise do exist.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

I got the itch

I got the itch to write a travelogue today.

It's been awhile since I last wrote anything about a place I been to because my destinations are only from point A to B recently. Oh yes, the only places I see are the places on my way to work and back. Though I had to admit the sceneries on my way to work are gorgeous, I just don't have the luxury of time to stop now to take photos because I'm always crunch on time.

Now, that school is over, I finally got the chance to take a brief retreat to our favorite destination - Byron, Maine.

It's officially summer now and it only means that it's camping and gold panning season for me and Hubby. So a couple of weeks ago we went up Byron with a friend whom we introduced to our summer hobby.

Byron, Maine is known for "gold panning". Gold prospectors from all over the States come to take a piece of the action down the Swift River.

Those who are not interested in gold come up to go camping...


or just enjoying the beautiful and breathtaking Coos Canyon.
For me and Hubby, Byron is our weekend home. We camp almost every weekend last summer. We camp at the campground...

by the river bank...

and even doing it hardcore in the woods about 200 yards from a bear trap. LOL Well, we didn't know that until we found the letter left by someone in our truck.