For two (way-too-short) weeks in October, I had a chance to visit the homeland of my ancestors. The Eighth Wonder of the World left me dark, a few pounds skinner, and wishing I had bug spray.
I developed an appreciation for hot running water, paved roads, and public social services.
My journey to find hidden beauty took me through the buildings, cemeterys, food, museums, rice terraces, streets, and people of the sublime country that is the Philippines.
Janette De La Rosa Ducut is a happily married mother of 4 children. She's been capturing memories in video, print, and online since 2002. She gets paid to fulfill her dream as the Training and Development Officer with the University of California Riverside, where she keeps people learning. Janette has a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Pepperdine University, which just means that she's not a total and complete idiot. She loves to share the world with others through art and education. Her goal is to leave people in a better state than they were when she found them.
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