Growing up, I always thought that I was my mother’s son. I see a lot of myself in her – her ease in making friends and getting people to like her, her ability to make people feel welcomed. But as I grew older, I realized that I am more of my father. AdvertisementsRead more "He Lives in Me"
May we treasure every single moment of life – The warm embraces as you reunite with lifelong friends The hearty laughter over crisp white wine The silly sing-along while driving inside the car The first taste of saltwater in your mouth The spiritual chanting of Balinese men that moved you to tears The childish exchanges […]Read more "A Beautiful Bali Weekend"
“The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.” – Japanese idiom Japan | April 17-26, 2019 © 2019 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: victorjohnplaton Instagram: victorjohnplaton Twitter: VicPlatonRead more "Land of the Rising Son"
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark TwainRead more "Indescribable India"
“BAKLAAAA!!!” the guy screamed from the passenger seat as their car sped away along Roxas Boulevard’s service road at the ungodly hour of 4AM. Frustrated that I did not have a chance to stand up for myself, I confusingly continued walking to dragonboat training with tears uncontrollably welling up my eyes. I, for the nth […]Read more "The Word Bakla is a Double-Edged Sword"
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” — Anthony […]Read more "Wham! Bam! Thank You, Guam!"
My father passed away twelve years ago tomorrow. I can vividly remember almost every single detail of everything that transpired like it just happened yesterday – from the initial cancer diagnosis to the painful hospital visits to the farewell party our family and friends threw for him during his last weekend to his eventual passing […]Read more "The Visits"