Last week, I went to visit my friend Edward in the Philippines. Here are some miscellaneous photos from the trip, enjoy!
Pema and I in a taxi-trike (I think this was taken just as a large bolt fell off the motorcycle).
Edward sits on top. (Note “Tooth Doctor” in background.)
The private drive leading to Edward’s flat, 20 De Leon Street, Quezon City.
Fresh coconut stand outside.
My first night in Manila, at a poetry reading. Edward signed me up to read (from memory) Dylan Thomas.
Kash Avena, Philippine poet
Drinkeoke (that’s right, they do karoke with a live band!) at the other Magnet shortly before Edawrd, Pema, and I take the stage. We sang Goo Goo Dolls’s Iris and I immediately begin to lose my voice. When everything feels like the movies / I just want you to know who I aaaaaam!
I’m on a boat! Partying on a yacht in Manila Bay.
Back on land, iPhone camera doing weird shit…
Our taxi driver: “For a while, sir, for a while,” as he jumps out to evacuate the bladder.
Brother and sister discuss our upcoming (?) trip to Vietnam in July. It is to include trains, busses, and motorcycles.
At some indie rock show (believe it or not, the venue was inside a strip mall).
Discussing Disco Earth, our new record label.
I try balut for the first time.
In a jeepney on Commonwealth Avenue.
Our friend Aidan, Pema, and Aidan’s sister. On a boat headed to Puerto Galera.
So we were late to the port where we were supposed to catch a boat that would take us back to the mainland, however Aidan, in his terrific resourcefulness, managed to hail down the boat (from a small skiff) in the middle of the bay! We clambered aboard while the Korean tourist passangers looked on.