Sometimes we need a little bit of inspiration to keep on writing. Based on my experiences, they usually come from the oddest of places. Living in a small third-world archipelago in Asia, where the laws are sometimes suggested rather than enforced, and where Asian and Western influences are seen in very strange and creative ways, there’s always something unusual to see. So for every 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, I’ll be posting five pictures I’ve taken of random places, people, and things here in the Philippines. Hope you guys can find a little bit of inspiration from these!

A police station where policemen are allowed to stop suspicious-looking motorists in order to prevent anti-carnapping in the area. The absence of police and the two women sent to guard the station is probably one of the better visual explanations of general police efficiency here in the Philippines.

The Del Monte market, which sells fresh meat and some produce, but is also more known for one of the best places to buy cheap but good quality flowers of different varieties.

A queue of jeeps lining up to take passengers across from the Virra Mall shopping complex.

Deep-fried crablets are a specialty here in the Philippines.

All known Kitkat flavors known to man!