Thursday, April 26, 2012

CAGAYAN DE ORO: A Mother's Story

I am here at Cagayan de Oro city for another task to do. To train and enhance knowledge and skills of some employee about customer service. It was actually my second time to visit this city. Aside from the main objective why I am here, another purpose was to visit famous landmarks of the city especially the St. Agustine Cathedral. I want to add this church on my collection of Century Old Churches in the Philippines. So, after I accomplished my task, I visited the church and took some images. While I am taking some photos around the church, an old candle vendor woman approached me and asked if I wanted to buy some candles. I told her that I will buy later after I finished what I am doing. After hearing what I've said, a hopeful smile was drawn on her face. She patiently waited unlike other vendors that keeps on insisting and sometimes makes you irritated. I am a soft-hearted person and I really can relate to these kind of people because I was also exposed in poverty and experienced how is it to be "less-fortunate". This made me kept my promise to the old woman.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I am not a Davaoeno and I'm not from Mindanao either but I can say that Davao City, the largest city in the Philippines, is probably one of the most beautiful city I've ever been. I maybe wrong but I may also be right if I say that the connotation " Land of Promise" is referring to the city of Davao.This is my concept of Davao even I have not been here. Maybe  one of the reason was this city has less bad publicity unlike other places here in Mindanao. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


It's summertime! I am here in my hometown to spend summer with my family. I am most of the time away with them so I want to cope with my absences. Together with my friend, Zaldhie, who was also my neighbor, we planned ahead where to go and what to do this summer. We decided to spend a meaningful summer with our own family alone and not the usual group outing with almost all the people on our zone. We chose not to have a large group outing in order for us to have quality time with our family. In a large group we might divided our attention between friends and family especially when it's drinking session time. I was the one who got home first in Pili, then a couple of days my friend arrived too, by the way, my friend was a computer technician on Abu Dhabi. We also chose not to travel far for this outing for the kids may get tired. So, we come up with a resort around the Municipality of Nabua, the Macagang Resort.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


In my search of a suitable place for reflection during the Holy Week, I have come to this peaceful and solemn place in Bula, Camarines Sur, The Tanauan Park. During our family visit to my in-laws in Brgy. Bagumbayan someone opened a suggestion to go to the park. I've been to this park long time ago, I think it's way back 1995, so there's that excitement to be back on this place. I would like to see the changes during those past years.Without planning and more talking and before our kids gets bored, we went to this place with my sisters and brother -in-law. 


Tanauan Park is a peaceful and solemn place located on the mountainous part of Bula in Camarines Sur,  just 15 mins from the town proper. Peaceful in the sense that this place is far from the residential and commercial establishments so this is very suitable place if you want to pray or have some reflection. Vendors and playing children are also limited here due to its location. There are two huge statues erected here which serves as the icon of Tanauan, a 20ft high statue of Blessed Virgin Mary and a 10ft statue of the Risen Jesus Christ which can be seen from afar. Since this place is on the top of the mountain, additional attraction that will make you feel relax is the scenery of the Bula and nearby towns from higher perspective.
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