Friday, June 22, 2007

How Much of the Philippines Have You Visited?

My Lakbayan grade is C+!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out atLakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

I am proud of my Lakbayan grade and I am hoping to improve it in the next years to come. As kids, we've been to Iloilo back and forth since it is my nanay's hometown, mainly during weddings. Pangasinan is my tatay's birthplace, we mostly go there every harvest season - rice and mangoes to bring back home to Manila.

As a young family, we would always go out on Sundays for outings, sometimes, including the extended family -- either with a small bus bursting to the rafters or a rented jeep. We would go swimming in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, or Zambales. Once, we even took the train going to Bicol - of course, we didnt miss Mayon Volcano.

We would visit the Grottos in Bulacan, Pangasinan, Batangas, and Baguio. Visiting relatives in Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Tagaytay and Rizal.

Then enjoying my youth, went with barkadas to overnight fiesta celebrations in Bataan, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, Benguet, Baguio, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Quezon. Then to Super Ferry (or just ferry) vacations in Cebu (escaping even an outbreak of chicken pox in the cabin!), in Boracay, Romblon, Mindoro, Zamboanga, and in Cagayan. When in Cagayan, we took a jeepney ride passing through Misamis and yonder - I really cant remember anymore. All I know is that, I can only see water all over.

I spent some business trips flying to Davao City, South Cotabato, Sarangani, and General Santos. In fact, my first plane ride was the trip going to Davao City.

I am proud of the Philippines. And I would be prouder if I can say that - I earned an A -- here in Lakbayan!

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