July 6, 2007

What I’ll remember most about this trip wasn’t the food, although it was delicious and fresh, or the sights, as beautiful and awe-inspiring as they were. No, what I’ll remember most about this trip is family. I got to introduce Rama to the rest of our family, my grandma, my aunties and uncles, cousins and nephews and nieces, and even grand-nephews and grand-nieces. And he loved them, just like they loved him. I will remember how family equals care and comfort and kindness, how you can really depend on them when you need them most, how they sometimes surprise you with how wonderful they are. I will remember how my family inspires me to continue their traditions and to someday have a family of our own.


  1. Kim says:


  2. tracy says:

    indeed!!! that’s what family’s for :)

  3. stella says:

    *hug* as i gain in years and wisdom, family has truly been the thing that continues to have more and more meaning in my life.

  4. Janice says:

    I am such a homesick filipina.
    your photos and blog are maganda indeed.

  5. Gian says:

    I’ve been follwing your blog almost since the beginnning. Crazy…My Lola is also from Bacacay, Albay. We’ve never visited, so thanks for sharing the pictures. It was great seeing how beautiful the place is. I’d love to visit Bikol someday.

  6. Claire says:

    That’s beautiful. I’m glad your trip was a good one!

  7. Swirly says:

    What a lovely, lovely trip and a beautiful post. You are very fortunate to have a family you feel loved and supported by and it is great you appreciate it so much. Yeah you!!

  8. Serena says:

    That’s absolutely wonderful :)

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