The Final Week

I write this post with sadness, as I approach my final day as an intern for Bayani Brew. However, I am so grateful for this experience. I had the opportunity to work with so many inspiring people in so many cool places. Especially in working with a social enterprise like Bayani Brew, the passion people had for helping Filipino farmers was infectious. It was cool to be involved in a business with so much cultural pride and passion for their country. 

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Beach Trip: San Vicente & El Nido, Palawan!

Over the weekend, I visited a few beaches in Palawan, another province in the Philippines. We visited the municipality of San Vicente and El Nido. One of my Tita’s friends owns a hotel in Palawan, so we were able to get a discount! The hotel was situated right at the waterfront, so we had a view of the beautiful beach. San Vicente is one of the less touristy areas of Palawan. The nearest town to our hotel was a 20-minute tricycle ride away. One thing San Vicente is known for is having one of the longest stretching beaches. Their beach stretches out to almost 106 miles! One morning, I woke up early to go for a run on the beach. As I ran, I noticed the beach did not have hotels. Rather, they were mostly houses that belonged to the people living on the island. People had their wooden boats right out on their yards. I noticed a few people pushing their boats straight from their houses to the ocean! I was also instantly glad that I wore my running shoes, rather than just running barefoot. I noticed the sand was full of shells. The beach, other than the houses 20 feet apart, seemed to be untouched and pristine. 

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A Lesson

One of the jobs I have for my internship is taking marketing pictures for Bayani Brew’s social media. I have been interested in photography since the beginning of middle school when my uncle bought me my very first point-and-shoot. I took photography classes all throughout high school. I won a few awards along the way. Going into this job, I saw the photography task as the one that required the least attention and effort. But little did I know, that would not be the case. 

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Bonifacio Global City

After finishing my time at the farm, I moved from Makati to Bonafacio Global City (BGC). Moving to BGC was a huge change from living in the UST area. UST, as I talked about previously, had quite a way to go in terms of modern developments. I would hear that BGC was like a bubble; that it didn’t even feel like the Philippines. As soon as my car entered the city, I understood why. 

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A Week on the Farm

I spent this past week at a farm in Angat, Bulacan, a municipality a little north of Manila.

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