Hello Stranger (Part 3): Sagada, Philippines

“how do they come to the
come to the
come to the God
come to the still waters,
and not love the one who came there with them…”
~sharon olds, “sex without love” 

our eyes moved in hunger, and it was not to fill the emptiness that sat in our guts. you were spontaneity and you attracted me completely. 

so that was how it felt like to surrender to fate; to let myself get lulled by beer and your voice that talked of your escape from home. you see, i am the world’s sadness collector and nobody is there to collect my stories when it is time for me to share. this is the comfort i found in strangers. i can let myself overflow. 

…and so we shared the nights flying like airplanes, floating in green smoke then plummeting to the ground. faster and faster till we reached the center of the universe. the mornings were lazy as you whispered your silent wishes to god in my ear, your lips tenderly brushing my skin. i’ve never wanted to stay in bed so badly. afternoons were just as slow as we made something else other than love. how was it that you were able to stop time? 

 

even when we moved out of sagada mountains and found rest in the heart of manila, you found a way to drown the chaos on the streets with the sound of your heaving breath. 

i’ve never seen unrest conquered so easily by sleep and silence.
you suspended me in mid-air… 

for VR | 06.12.09 | manila, philippines 

 

This is Monette’s entry to the 3rd Pinoy Travel Bloggers’s Blog Carnival with the theme “Most Romantic Place” currently hosted at Solitary Wanderer.


  • http://www.solitarywanderer.com/ Aleah

    Whew. This is what I call a romantic post! Anything can indeed happen in the mountains of Sagada. <3 <3 <3

  • http://wearesolesisters.com Chichi

    “afternoons were just as slow as we made something else other than love. how was it that you were able to stop time?” – A string of words so beautifully linked together. Love love!

  • http://www.glamourgrannytravels.com inka

    my word, yoz are getting truly poetic here. Thanks for your comment on my blog.I put you on my blog roll.

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @aleah: uber thanks! glad everyone consented to this style of writing. and i am also happy seeing other bloggers writing in such a way. there is no other way to do this but to write from experience, and more so, from the heart… 😀

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @chichi: tenchu! >_< i was inspired... haha!

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @inka: haha! perhaps it is because it’s valentines, but i do hope to find opportunities to write like this all throughout. thanks for including us in your blogroll! we’d love to link you as well. 😀

  • http://www.pinoyboyjournals.com pinoy boy

    ahh the best feeling in the world, falling in love! i like this line “You suspend me in the air!” very very very nice!

  • http://www.lakwatseradeprimera.com lakwatsera de primera

    Hmmm, love is in the air indeed and with poetry it’s like you’re always inspired, I love the way you express your thoughts in the hello stranger series :)

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @pinoyboy: uy! i didn’t say anything about love!!! hahaha!

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @lakwatsera: thanks very much! *kilig* moments lang… i hope to be inspired always… :)

  • http://soloflighted.com Ed

    gusto ko rin masuspended in air. — teka parang adik pakinggan. hehe.
    will be going to Sagada this March! 😀

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @ed: haha! pwede, score ka muna, saktong effect yan. hahahaha! good luck and have fun! ikain mo naman ako ng buttered chicken! favorite ko yun e 😀

  • http://alotofwind.com robin

    Lovely writing!

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @robin: thanks very much! 😀

  • http://journeyingjames.com/ journeyingjames

    “…and so we shared the nights flying like airplanes, floating in green smoke then plummeting to the ground. faster and faster till we reached the center of the universe.” —very picturesque! love the post!

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @j.james

    and that’s the big bang theory! hehehe

    Ron

  • http://www.tripsiders.com Kat March

    Been to Baguio a few time but never been to Sagada. Seems more beautiful than Baguio, from what I see in your photos…

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    @kat: most def! pace is slower, less people, very very laid back… i’d go back to sagada anytime! 😀 thanks for dropping by!

  • http://www.tripsiders.com Tripper10

    Wow… Love…love…love…

    Thanks po…:)

  • http://fliptravels.com/ flip’n travels

    thanks tripper! :)

  • http://www.pinasbackpackers.com/ ahgarcera

    I super duper love this place…