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Reminiscing our trip in Buscalan,Tinglayan, Kalinga Province, Philippines where Apo Whang-od, the last known “Mambabatok” (hand-tapped tribal tattoo artist in the Philippines) and the rest of the Butbut Tribe lives. The remoteness of the village adds more meaning and adventure to one of the most moving decisions that I have ever made, to become an Inked-Woman. @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #pinay #life #love #gratitude  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Reminiscing our trip in Buscalan,Tinglayan, Kalinga Province, Philippines where Apo Whang-od, the last known “Mambabatok” (hand-tapped tribal tattoo artist in the Philippines) and the rest of the Butbut Tribe lives. The remoteness of the village adds more meaning and adventure to one of the most moving decisions that I have ever made, to become an Inked-Woman. @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #pinay #life #love #gratitude (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

I am officially an inked woman. I am “whayyu” (beautiful)… I was teary-eyed when the great Apo Whang-od, the last known “Mambabatok” (hand-tapped tribal tattoo artist in the Philippines) received my hand to a firm clasp after she finished the precious work of art on my wrist. She after all, is a legend. At 96, she continues to share the heritage of the Butbut Tribe in Kalinga Province, Philippines. A tradition that is a symbol of beauty, valor and protection. Our journey to Kalinga was long and arduous, yet beautiful and spiritual. And we are proud to carry the gift of Apo Whang-od’s legacy to this beautiful country with us wherever we are! #ilovepilipinas #ilpians #tribaltattoo #life #love #gratitude  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

I am officially an inked woman. I am “whayyu” (beautiful)… I was teary-eyed when the great Apo Whang-od, the last known “Mambabatok” (hand-tapped tribal tattoo artist in the Philippines) received my hand to a firm clasp after she finished the precious work of art on my wrist. She after all, is a legend. At 96, she continues to share the heritage of the Butbut Tribe in Kalinga Province, Philippines. A tradition that is a symbol of beauty, valor and protection. Our journey to Kalinga was long and arduous, yet beautiful and spiritual. And we are proud to carry the gift of Apo Whang-od’s legacy to this beautiful country with us wherever we are! #ilovepilipinas #ilpians #tribaltattoo #life #love #gratitude (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Ah, there’s so much about this country to explore! ♥️ Thanks to holidays! 😊 #ilovepilipinas  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Ah, there’s so much about this country to explore! ♥️ Thanks to holidays! 😊 #ilovepilipinas (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Beautiful Avocado made into a nice snack with fresh milk, honey & chia seeds. Yummy! 😊 #life #love #gratitude #nutrition

Beautiful Avocado made into a nice snack with fresh milk, honey & chia seeds. Yummy! 😊 #life #love #gratitude #nutrition

Maniudto na ta! 😄 Let’s eat  lunch! • Bulad Palotpot/Potpot (Dried Salted Fish) with Sili/Chili • @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #bisaya #visayas #mindanao #philippines #itsmorefuninthephilippines  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Maniudto na ta! 😄 Let’s eat lunch! • Bulad Palotpot/Potpot (Dried Salted Fish) with Sili/Chili • @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #bisaya #visayas #mindanao #philippines #itsmorefuninthephilippines (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Well, I was too awed I missed to request the celebrity I asked to have a photo opp with to do the #ilovepilipinas sign but nonetheless, here’s mine. ♥️ | #work #travel #life #love #gratitude  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Well, I was too awed I missed to request the celebrity I asked to have a photo opp with to do the #ilovepilipinas sign but nonetheless, here’s mine. ♥️ | #work #travel #life #love #gratitude (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Here’s to saving Mother Earth!  🐳🌴🌺🌳🐝🐢  @marcopolocebu PR Ladies @mannsterr @kyraluna @miaalii & moi with Environmental Activist, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & Author of Environmental Law in the Philippines Atty. Antonio A. Oposa Jr. Mabuhi ka Atty.Oposa! Mabuhi ang Kalikopan! | #sugbuanon #cebuano #cebu #cebukeepsmegoing #earth #philippines #pinoy #ilovepilipinas @ilovepilipinas  (at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu )

Here’s to saving Mother Earth! 🐳🌴🌺🌳🐝🐢 @marcopolocebu PR Ladies @mannsterr @kyraluna @miaalii & moi with Environmental Activist, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & Author of Environmental Law in the Philippines Atty. Antonio A. Oposa Jr. Mabuhi ka Atty.Oposa! Mabuhi ang Kalikopan! | #sugbuanon #cebuano #cebu #cebukeepsmegoing #earth #philippines #pinoy #ilovepilipinas @ilovepilipinas (at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu )

One of my fave Pinoy soup dishes is Bulalo. Beef shank and bone marrow are stewed and added with vegetables such as Pechay (Chinese Cabbage), Sweet Corn, Gabi (Taro), Ginger, Onions, and Pepper. So #yummy let’s…😊 ! @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #pinoyfood  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

One of my fave Pinoy soup dishes is Bulalo. Beef shank and bone marrow are stewed and added with vegetables such as Pechay (Chinese Cabbage), Sweet Corn, Gabi (Taro), Ginger, Onions, and Pepper. So #yummy let’s…😊 ! @ilovepilipinas #ilovepilipinas #pinoyfood (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

This is Pinoy fave SISIG, hailed as “the greatest pork dish on earth” in a recent article in the New York Times. 👍 #ilovepilipinas   #philippines #pinoyfood  (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

This is Pinoy fave SISIG, hailed as “the greatest pork dish on earth” in a recent article in the New York Times. 👍 #ilovepilipinas #philippines #pinoyfood (at www.ilovepilipinas.com)

Midweek Upper: Bare. Brewed. ☕️ #life #love #gratitude | #coffee #coffeelover

Midweek Upper: Bare. Brewed. ☕️ #life #love #gratitude | #coffee #coffeelover