For several days in November last year, while drinking tropical juice under a kiosk, and lounging on a chair, this vista was my live streaming TV screen, and the sailboats, moving along the slowness of the tide, the characters in an all -about- nature TV show. I was not surprised that just recently, Boracay was voted as among the best islands and beaches in the world.
My friend, just back from a Hindu spiritual journey in Mount Abu in Rajashtan visited with me in the office one afternoon. She knew about my fascination about Indian culture. She did not comprehend the extent of my entanglement until I showed her how, with the help of a photographer friend Ricky, I tried to create and fashion myself into an Indian woman complete with the saree, pallu and accessories including the tikka. The make-up however was incomplete because at the time of the shoot, I did not know where to buy the kajal, the black eyeliner used mostly by Indian women.