December 21, 2008


Even the most beautiful place on earth
diminishes to nothing… without you.

October 5, 2008

Recuerdo de Coron

Coron, my love for you
is higher than cliffs,
deeper than lakes,
and knows no boundaries.

August 25, 2008

Cagbalete Island

Is it okay if I call you mine?

Villa Cleofas
Cagbalete Island
Mauban, Quezon
Contact Person: Kuya Ed, Kuya Tet, Ate Tess
Tel. No.: (632) 921-6854, 928-7934, 0919 220-5000

July 20, 2008

Closer to Nature, Closer to God

Silence, solitude, harmony, the enchantment of creation, the freedom of Light, and the passion to share God’s Word – this is Caleruega, the seedbed of preachers, the cornerstone of spiritual inspiration.

Caleruega is a house of prayer and renewal. Its doors are open to retreats, recollections, study and research, youth camps, marriage and family encounter celebrations, and other meaningful activities.

Come, explore the peaceful mystery.

Unintentionally, there are times I find myself asking my little brother questions once hounded to me by our parents when I was his age - "So are you still seeing this girl?", "So what's your plan now?", "When was the last time you went to church?". Sometime not realizing it was already ages before I myself took a holy communion and confessed my sins.

Brgy. Kaylaway, Batulao
Nasugbu, Batangas

July 2, 2008

Think of how differently it would be if you never met the person who changed everything

Somewhere, someday in this uncertain world
if our paths ever cross again, I hope I already have
the guts to tell you more 
than I can right now.

June 9, 2008

The first page of my life history

Dear Dad and Mom,

I love myself
because you loved me first.

Your firstborn,
Frenz Fries

June 2, 2008

Potipot Island

Best things sometimes come in small packages.

A six-hour bus ride from Manila and another five-minute boat ride from Uacon, Candelaria in Zambales, the small but beautiful island of Potipot beckons weary souls of people from the metro.

May 25, 2008


It’s raining flowers during the month of love in Baguio City, Philippines’ summer capital.

A Kankanaey term for "a season of blooming," Panagbenga is a festival as colorful and as fragrant as newly-bloomed rose. Every February, thousands of tourists flock to Baguio to witness the refreshing floral and float parades. The festival started in 1995 for the residents to help forget the devastating 1990 earthquake that almost destroyed the city and claimed the lives of many.

May 19, 2008

I Left my Heart in San Francisco

The chilliest winter I ever spent was the first day of summer in San Francisco.

It was a dream come true to visit the Land of Milk and Honey, see the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally set foot to the major destination country of Filipino migrants. I love SF every moment, every second, every rewind.