Wala lang, I want to write,
actually the moment compels me to write
so let me write what comes to mind....places…
My maternal grandmother grew up in valencia,
a little town near dumaguete.
My maternal Lolo was born and grew up in Mactan Island.
Whereas, my father’s family originally from Cebu,
they took their clan to Zamboanga del Sur.
I was born and grew up all in Cebu.
My roots is not grounded on a single city,
no wonder I had a thirst for discovering new places,
anddiscovering new places I did
and will be doing so for as long as I possibly can.
Now I am in Laguna hehehe.. not once did it ever crossed my mind that I will find myself in the midst of Tagalogs. Me?! Of all people me!, I used to have a healthy disdain of tagalong speakers, blame it on ‘im Cebuano’ mentality heheheh.. It was so funny remembering my first few months here, my tagalog has been branded at best ‘germanic tagalog’ hehhe.. but now, well I’ve improved tremendously, its rare for someone who doesn’t know im pure blooded cebuana to guess that I am indeed cebuana and not a native tagalong speaker. And I no longer disdain Tagalogs hehhehe… improvement, improvement hehhehe
Anyway, back to places. Growing up I’ve have had the good fortune of exploring places. I commuted once to Bantayan Island, all alone ( I could have joined the group and save guessing direction but well if I had I would have missed the many (mis)adventures I’ve had along the road, right?:-) yep I am like that and proud of it!) Then I commuted to Cavite, Cavite yes! All alone again and twas my first time in ugly, wicked Manila.. my batchmate Anthony was imploring me to go back to the hotel because I again lost myself (I have a knack of losing direction, “nawala ka na naman????!” that is a very common line from people surrounding me but that is another story hehehh)
I’ve been to the Islands of Zaragoza, Bantayan,
Sta Rosa, Samal.
To the provinces of Negros Oriental, Cagayan De Oro,
Davao, Leyte, Samar, Bukidnon, Surigao.
To the cities of Ozamiz, Pagadian, Tacloban, Dumaguete
but I’ve never been to Bohol which is so near Cebu!!!
(maybe I am waiting for someone to take me there? Hahahah) ..
I decided to change career and it made me go places, indeed!
Laguna, Manila, Tagaytay, Cavite, Mindoro,
Batangas, Quezon, Hongkong, Bicol!!!, and Baguio :-) ..
there are many more places
that I’d like to see and experience..
SAGADA. Now, I don’t know with this place,
but there is something even in the name itself,
Sagada, that just draws me. some mystic promise? hahhaha
Batanes. Boracay. Palawan.
I will find myself walking their soils. That is a promise to myself :-)
..In the meantime, I think I need to save, save, save and save, on money, on enthusiasm, and on hope. The latter two are easy but errr can somebody help me with the money???! Hahhaha
p.s. the poemThe Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is one of my favorite poems, check it out, the poem may speak to you. :)