After 8 and 1/2 years in VT, I am finally changing the text and ALL of the pictures of my introduction ;-). I usually just change a few words and a few pictures when I edit this page. :-)
Traveling the world started a bit early for me, but lately, I have been focusing on exploring my country.
Somewhere here in my VT pages I shared that I learned to recite "I Pledge Allegiance..." before I learned the "Panatang Makabayan" and sing "Lupang Hinirang". I couldn't help it. My formative years were spent in Monterey, California, US of A.
Anyways, let me introduce to you some parts of my country, the land that I have grown to love. I could not include everything here because as little as you think my country is(but in truth, Mindanao alone is bigger than a LOT of countries), there are many uncharted parts of our territory, plus the ones that are clearly ours are being claimed by others, but I am not trying to cause a war, so I wouldn't go there.
Where should I start? Oh, I'll just choose a picture randomly then try to tell a story about the place.
There was a time that I was even ashamed to be called Filipino. I kept apologizing for her mistakes and all that, not knowing that the main fault of my country's children is the fact that not all of us are nationalistic. The ones that are not nationalistic, which included me for the longest time, contribute to the downfall of our nation alongside the lack of discipline.
If we had discipline, like if more of us would just care for the environment and all, then I don't think we should worry about flood and our drainage system.
The main picture of this introduction is a scene from one of the Stations of the Cross at Calvary Hills. Everything there is beautiful, but what ruined it is the vandalism and the trash all over the place.
I mention this because the Cagayan River almost always overflows and... Do I need to go on?
Cagayan Valley as a whole is very, very beautiful. i would like a lot of people to see how beautiful it is and if the people would at the very least maintain the grass around the place, I believe a lot more visitors would be attracted to go to this place.
There are many clean places in Cagayan Valley and the food is great. They also have a haven for spelunkers and their churches are beautiful. There are many things to be discovered. Yes, Cagayan Valley may be mostly laid back, but sometimes that is what we need. To be away from the hustle and bustle of metropolis.