ever since i went to the philippines last february i've been proper obsessed with traditional filipino culture. even though i was born there, i left when i was still so young i never really appreciated the things that are inherently part of me.
it's not as obvious now, especially in manila where like the rest of the world it looks like a caricature of american culture. but despite having a mcdonald's and a 7-11 at literally every corner, every now and then an old church or remnants of an old home breaks up the neon signs and it gives you a glimpse of how life would've been like many years ago and i get a feeling that it was so much more beautiful than how it looks like now. and without the worst traffic jams in the planet!