Finding Ourselves

“We travel initially to lose ourselves. We travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer It took 31 years for most of us to come home to Legazpi. We graduated in 1985, when our school was still called, “Science Oriented High School” of Aquinas University. We were less than a hundred as a batch; twoContinue reading “Finding Ourselves”

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Discover Camalig: a 16th c. town, a lake, and food as fiery as its volcano.

See Camalig, Albay: a 16th c town, Sumlang lake, ancestral houses and authentic Bicol dishes.

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In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.

About the Featured Image: The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Gate, Daraga, Albay. This church of stone was built by the Franciscans in 1773. Its design is baroque after the skills of the labourers during the Spanish Period. When Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814 and destroyed the Cagsawa church, it became the refuge ofContinue reading “In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.”

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Ano ang kahulugan ng “Undas”?

Malapit na nating dalawin ang mga minamahal nating yumao. Sino-sino po ang iyong mga dinadalaw sa libingan? Bakit mo sila dinadalaw? Nagdarasal pa ho ba kayo, nagtitirik ng kandila at nagdadala ng bulaklak sa kanila? Mas mainam na alam po natin ang kahulugan ng Undas; sa Undas, inaalala natin na ang ating mga yumao ayContinue reading “Ano ang kahulugan ng “Undas”?”

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Pahalagahan Nawa Natin ang Ritwal ng Ating Sariling Bayan

Isang buwan ng pagdiriwang ng panibagong buhay ang buwan ng Mayo. Ito ang buwan ng mga bulaklak at panahon ng ani. Dito din nakakasama-sama ang mga magkababayan lalo na sa Bohol kung saang may piyesta sa bawat lalawigan. At sa ibang dako naman, ito rin ang panahon ng pamamasyal at pagpapahinga bago sumalpak muli angContinue reading “Pahalagahan Nawa Natin ang Ritwal ng Ating Sariling Bayan”

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Mabuting Magbakasyon sa Ating Sariling Bayan

*Ito po ang dinaanan ng baha galing Mayon Volcano. Matatagpuan ito sa Barrio Quirangay, ilang minutong lakad lamang galing Camalig, Albay. Taga-Camalig po ako. Kumusta po ang iyong pagbabakasyon? Marahil marami sa inyo ang nakauwi sa inyong mga sariling bayan. May kuwento ako. Bored na bored na sa kanyang buhay si Mang Pedring. Para saContinue reading “Mabuting Magbakasyon sa Ating Sariling Bayan”

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Fresh and Simple in Easter

Easter Sunday is a celebration of what is new. This is actually the reason why our “Sabbath” is Sunday. The Jews celebrate the Sabbath on a Saturday. Since Jesus resurrected on a Sunday, Sunday became our Sabbaths. St. Paul says that the resurrection of Jesus is a new creation. What right do we have toContinue reading “Fresh and Simple in Easter”

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Food and Destinations

On the holiest of weeks, we think of one thing: our destinations. Major terminals and airports teem with travelers. Most of them excited to return to their hometowns to spend the Semana Santa with their families. It is a time when faith and family are intertwined. The sleepy town of Camalig in the province ofContinue reading “Food and Destinations”

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