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Philippines Photo Essay: I Won Her Heart

Friday, October 07, 2011 2 Comments

Narrator: This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie 'The Graduate'. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.


Let’s see: here’s the story:

The guy, Bowdy Ragas of North Road, grew up believing that he’d experience inconceivable happiness until the day he gets in touch with the one, Patty Laurel.  This belief mushroomed from his early exposure to MTV Philippines, and a total mis-reading of the movie “Girl Next Door”. The girl, Patty Laurel of Celebrity Boulevard, had a different story to tell. She’s the girl next door whose dreams and passions in life stand taller than her. She’s a smart-ass VJ-travel junkie all rolled into one petite fox; that girl that every other guy falls for. Bowdy gets connected with Patty on September 29th. He knows almost immediately it’s REAL. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.

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Okay, here here. I won an online contest – one that Patty Laurel hosts in her blog. It feels like crazy knowing that: 1.) this is the very first time I joined any online contest (talk about beginner’s luck?), 2.) well, patty laurel handpicked my work! :-) The video camera prize is just a bonus for me. The real prize is of course the mind-blowing amount of joy. :D:D:D:D:):):) (I really looked like an animated emoticon the whole day hahahahahhaha)


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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Philippines :: Philippines Photo Essay: I Won Her Heart
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Philippines :: Philippines Photo Essay: I Won Her Heart

Traveling will now have a new depth of meaning and smile. It will forever remind me of the feeling and understanding of inconceivable happiness. 


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 55 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

2 Wandering Thoughts:

elisa choi said...

wahhhh so cool! Congrats bowdy! Very cool and funny pic. I imagine your joy. Nakakatuwa!

Bowdy Ragas said...

hahahaha thanks Lis!!! sobra saya ngaaaaaa :D

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