• The windy city of San Fernando

    San Fernando, La Union is where I spent four years of my teenage life - high school life that is. Back then, I was supposed to attend high school in another catholic school in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur but my ever supportive sister advised me to try Saint Louis in San Fernando instead. (Saint Louis College - High School, was and still is, one of the best schools in the north).

    Last week, my mom was admitted in one of the hospitals in San Fernando. I filed a 5-day leave at work, which means I get to spend almost a week in this place.

    Nostalgia begins...

    St. William's Cathedral

    City Hall

    San Fernando was declared a city in 1998. It was one of the cleanest and greenest municipality in the Philippines in the early 90's, next to Baguio and Puerto Princesa. If Marcos is for Ilocos Norte and Singson is for Ilocos Sur, Ortega is for La Union. The Ortega clan is probably the most loved political dynasty in this part of the country.

    Forgive and Forget

    Forgiveness only matters if the other person knows he/she's been forgiven.

    That's a moment that I've been praying to happen. The timing was perfect. It's God's will; he prepared me well. I'm glad that I've finally voiced out what I feel, to tell them what my heart has been longing to say. I'm happy that they now know that I have long forgiven them. It was liberating.

    T'was like a space shuttle ride. Just let it all go...

    I don't care what their intentions were. When they asked for my forgiveness, it doesn't matter if they're sincere. I am already good with the fact that they took time to get in touch with me and say sorry. I've forgiven them with all my heart - that has to wrap-up everything.

    Case closed. Party! Party!



    Did Facebook kill your blog?

    One blog post a month. How scarce is that? These days, that's better than no post at all.

    Blogging was such a hit 3-5 years ago. Before I discovered WordPress and Blogger, there was Friendster - Friendster blog that is. At least Friendster promoted blogging. Facebook isn’t. It's killing blogs.

    Talk about the latest gadgets, food, travels, love life, dates, crushes, job interview, your annoying boss, your slow internet connection - anyone’s everyday experiences. Before, you can only read these in blogs. Now, it’s all over your Facebook wall.

    Are you giving up blogging too? Have you?