view from the top of Bito-on Island

The Island of Stars

to the top
we climbed in
the sunny shining
“ulihi ulihi gid kami”
they passed us by
going to the down
we are so late
so very very
late

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


visiting an elementary school in the Philippines
My friends are co-ordinating a tree planting and livelihood project on Calagnaan Island in the Philippines. Known affectionately by locals as Bito-on Island, the word Bito-on in Ilonggo means star. How lovely.
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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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