do you believe in places that draw you in? or literally magnetic places? i felt this the moment i set foot in siquijor. it was love at first sight. so much so that sometimes i think (really do) about getting a place for myself there — even with the reality that the nearest city is an hour away (by water), the major form of transportation is the habal-habal (single motorcycle with a horizontal wooden plan to seat more people), and electricity is iffy. apart from its mystical reputation (i have a funny story on that later), the languid rhythm of life in the island provides a certain charm. yeah, i’ve been to many sleepy places (romblon, baler, new york(!)) 😛 but this town’s slow pace i like. will tell you more about this trip soon.