Hi everyone! Kumusta ka? Let me tell you my story about taking the ferry boat
in Samar Province from my parents’ village to Catbalogan. I did this three
times during my recent visit of two weeks back home!
I wake up very early in the morning at 2 am. I have to take my coffee and
three pieces of bread in order for me not to get hungry already by the time I
arrive at the ferryboat. A lot of people do this when they are going in
Catbalogan. On this day, I am traveling with my papa and cousin.
I can’t take a bath for its very cold in the morning. I just have to change
my clothes and make myself good in the mirror, even if I’m still tired and
very sleepy. I have to be aware of the cold, because it is also very cold
The slow boat to Saugan
First we are sailing for Saugan, in the barangay of Burabod. Then we have
to take a walk down a long road going to Hapla... (more)
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Maupay na aga everybody! These are local Waray Waray words to say Good
Morning to you. Where I am from in Samar province Tagalog is not the first
language, but we learn to speak it just as well as anyone else. Some of us
also learn English, but not all.
The nearest city is Tacloban, in Leyte Province, on the other side of the
longest bridge in the Philippines. Many Kano know Leyte from Gen. Douglas
MacArthur, who is even today a hero for people in the area.
If you read my blog stories, you know that life is... (more)
Hi everyone. I have been back in Province for a long time. No electricity
there, so I cannot write until I get back to my place in the Manila area. So
now I am back and I have a story to tell you.
You know I have written before about the long bus trip of 20 hours there and
back. Today I want to tell you about a little trip that I took when I was
We took a small boat over to Biliran island. I still call it Leyte because
Biliran was part of Leyte when I was a child. I have so many cousins in
Biliran in Casiawan, Cabucgayan. I always like to see them, but really am not... (more)
The Fiesta of San Juan is coming June 22 back in my province. I will be
attending this year. This is a wild fiesta for three days and you will get
very wet if you attend!
The Fiesta of San Juan celebrates the man who was the first one to know that
Jesus is the Son of God. He baptized Jesus you know, and baptized many other
During the fiesta, people go in the ocean to get wet and they get water from
the ocean to make everyone else wet.
Many times I get napaka galit (very angry) when people spray water on me. But
I can't fight them because it is my fault. Remember you will... (more)
When I was in first grade I lived on the bundok (mountain) for a year. My two
bros took care of me. We are all about the same age. We lived in a little
bahay kubo nepa hut that our father bought.
We lived on the mountain because our father was sick and we could not live in
our village back in the barrio.
I don’t remember really how I got my food. I know my bros took care of me.
I always loved the bundok and I still do. I love the fruits on the trees and
the freedom to do what I want to do. Even today I live with one of my bros
and we take care of each other. He teases me all the t... (more)