Saturday, December 26, 2009

Here Comes Manila

Raised in the island province of Bohol in the central part of the Philippines, the Filipino addage "Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan." has always struck a chord in me. Having been in Thailand for more than three years now, I have realized that there is so much to explore about the Philippines. Apparently, there are still lots of things that could be discovered from the other corners of the archipelago. They are beyond the naked eyes of the mass media and much better when seen with one's eyes. And yes, I have always been wishing to explore my very own country especially the capitl city Manila because, I believe, it is one of the ways that could complete my Filipino being.

This day, I just turned my wish into reality as I started to invade Manila with my parents. Malls, historical parks, government centers and urban shops -- they're all in one roof under the historical city of Manila. Part of my heartfelt Christmas greetings to everyone, I would like to share some photos of the Philippines' capital city. Merry Christmas to all my blog readers especially to my fellow OFWs. Here comes Manila....





4 comments:

Life Moto said...

Merry Christmas and have a blessed new year. From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

isladenebz said...

Aha, I heard you attended the awarding! Congratulations pala for winning in PEBA. Hope to read more of your teaching adventures (and misadventures) in Thailand.

And, yes, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Josephil Cerbito Saraspe said...

Thnx and Merry Christmas! Congratulations Sir Nebz for bagging the top prize and other special awards. You do deserve them. I knew it would be your blog. Keep it up!

Sir Kenji, congratulations for the very successful awarding night. You deserve a round of applause with standing ovation. :D

Stephen Chapman... said...

As that you are into photography, I thought that you may be interested in a monthly blog posting called “5 on the fifth” where You can either take 5 random pictures of anything that happens to you on the 5th of the month(or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme - which this month is Water.

Just post your pictures on your own blog and then post a comment on MY blog (on the 5th) with your name, location and link to your site – I then update the entry so the world has your link. Remember to mention my blog on your own blog so that your visitors get to see the other contributions.

Interested?

Here’s a link to my blog: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/
and a link to the “5 on the fifth” entries: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20on%20the%20fifth