After our amazing walk among the giant Pili trees in Odikin, a quaint mountain village in Bulusan, we were offered refreshing drinks in the modest home of Oya Choleng. In the adjacent living room of Mabel, her daughter, Jomabel her grand daughter was busy watching TV while braiding colorful strips of buri palm leaves.
It was just like seeing her braiding long stretches of miniature rainbows! So wonderful, I sighed. It Added more points to the magical realism of an already marvelous trek to the Pili Kingdom of Bulusan.
Photographs by Alma P. Gamil
Santa Barbara (Odikin), Bulusan, Sorsogon