Top of the World!

Kathmandu, Nepal

February 24 – 25, 2013

“Why Nepal?” I had been asked too many times before my trip. I would give a terse reply, “Everest,” name-dropping the world’s highest mountain in the hopes of eliciting at least a streak of recognition on people’s faces. Instead, I was met with quizzical looks. Even at the Air Asia check-in counter at Kuala Lumpur, the airport staff confirmed my destination by asking, “Are you sure?” I wondered if I should’ve taken it as a last-minute escape clause.

The Himalayas at First Sight

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My Father’s Turf

Dumaguete City, the Philippines

June 24 ā€“ 26, 2011

ā€œIā€™m back here in familiar ground,ā€ my father waxed nostalgic in a letter to his “dear Kid,” an endearment for my mother.

Family Photo @Silliman Hall
Poliquit Family Photo (by Ki) @ Silliman Hall with Dr. Horace Silliman’s Bust
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