Silay City and Bacolod City, the Philippines
January, April, and October, 2011
What did I expect from the sugar capital of the Philippines? I had been to my home province, Negros Occidental, three times of late and every time felt like a trip to a candy shop. I blamed my sweet tooth on growing up next door to a sugar mill and waking up to the sweet aroma of molasses that pervaded the house in the morning during milling season. My sweet dreams carried on after I had awakened – on to adulthood.