I’ve returned from the Philippines. I didn’t make it to Antique like I’d hoped, but I did gain one interesting insight.
I looked at the types of real-life weapons one finds in the Philippines, and I was surprised to find that what Americans perceive as a bolo (machete), the type of “show” bolo one sees used in Filipino Martial Arts demos, is different from the types of real-world blades you find in the Philippines (or at least in the Visayas as I observed them).
I’ll post on all of this later, but one lesson you might take away from my trip is that its okay to occasionally step away from something, whether it’s a blog, an interest or hobby of yours, a commitment, etc. In the long run it’s better to take a breather and refresh yourself than to burn out.
I can heartily recommend a vacation to the Philippines.