Mid-morning is for shopping. Afternoons are for picnicking and reading on the beach until your eyes fall out. Beach often enough to try everything, without missing anything. It would pretty much make my life if i have found a shark tooth on a beach. The most fabulous person ever recorded fortelevision. Oregon gets great whites, though. Jellyfish are creepy enough. A boat guide reads the ripples of the sea to navigate us around whirlpools and spires of corals. Skerdi felt the light. It had filtered in through the closed shades of the cabin and cast a glow across his face. We were heading to the land of levity. Mindanao, the largest island in the archipelago. It is where light and laughter dwell. Manila was far behind us. For the past three days, it had been downcast while we toured the capital and its outskirts. The weather had already prevented scores of planes from taking off. Surigao ten years ago. Skerdi would soon be meeting my extended family and friends. Ten minutes into the flight, we raised the shade on our window. We were far above and beyond ziggurats of clouds. Skerdi held my right shoulder to anchor me to his side as we both looked out at the view below.