Way Back Home

During the Lenten Season, I decided to go back to my hometown for a much needed break and to do a lot of thinking before transitioning to a new job and a new place. After three good long years in Agusan del Sur, our project has ended and I was offered a new job in the same organization but in a totally different place. I really don’t have a problem moving though it means I have to be away from my family especially from my cute niece but I have long accepted that this is the career that I choose and that change is a normal thing in the development world.

The idea of being away form home is a little bit saddening but I know that no matter where my feet will take me, I will always find myself going home from time to time because there’s no place greater than home plus home-cooked meals.

My short sojourn to my hometown provided me the needed break to rest and sleep really well after spending sleepless weeks in delivering close-out requirements for our project. Of course, my short break will never be complete without beach time especially that my province is popular for its beaches and sea features. Here are two of my favorite haven.

 

Sun Rise Beach Resort , Brgy. San Ignacio, Manay, Davao Oriental

 

 

Dahican Beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental

 

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Of Museums, History and Culture

Last August, I spent a month in Metro Manila to attend the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme. During my month stay in the city, I was glad for the opportunities to visit different historical sites and museums and also the chance to share about the rich history of Philippines to my co-participants from across the ASEAN countries.

Luneta Park and Fort Santiago

Good thing, I could still remember some of the details about Rizal and The Battle of Manila which made me the on-the-spot tour guide to my co-participants as I was explaining to them the significance of Rizal and the place in our history.

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM

The best part during our National Museum Tour is that the entrance fee has been lifted and free for all.

 

President Quezon Museum in Quezon Circle

We were invited to attend the Quezon Day Celebration and gladly toured the museum.

 

 

 

Vindicated

I feel frustrated that we have to deal with the demons that other people created to serve their self vested interests. We have to fight off and carry the torch because we want to prove them otherwise. That moment that we waited came and all our efforts paid off. Our actions set the motion to show them how distorted their views about us just because they decided to keep up with the demons instead of fighting it off.

Vindicated we may have but I feel frustrated of the lost time and opportunities because we were judged than supported. I may have forgiven them especially those people who are directly involved but I am still reeling from all the consequences of their actions. I do not wish them to suffer but  they should have at least their own share of the consequences of their actions.

frustrating.

I know but I think this is something that I must remind myself especially when dealing with other people. There is a system that enables such injustices and no matter how hard we want the world to be fair, sometimes it isn’t just fair.

no worries, I am not gonna suck up things such as that. i do not wish for revenge but someone has got to stand up for what is right. I will not be deterred.

Life

Crossroads. Endings. Fear. Life.

There is always an end for everything especially when we reached that point in life where we have to make a decision to what path do we want to take. No matter how great the journey is, end must come and change is also necessary. This is where fear starts to creep in especially if there is uncertainty of what the future may hold. I have been thinking the past few days and trying to reflect on what path must I choose, do i want to continue this kind of path or take this big leap of faith for something that I crave and wanted so much even with the scarcity of the needed resources. I can “yolo” life  as much as I want but am I ready for it? I have always been a calculated risk taker especially that I know that my life choices would eventually have a butterfly effect on the people around me. I am not in the better position too to just leave things behind and take this unbeaten and unpopular path of life. I know that what I want is not what the expected norms but I cannot deviate so much far from it as I have to deal with this s–t called “adulting”.

I know this is another phase, another chapter i have to close and let go to start anew.

This is life.