“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to”
-----John Ed Pearce
I think I could completely relate to that.
I have grown up in a very isolated place
called Anda in the Province of Pangsinan.
It is the only island town in the province
and is often regarded as the MOTHER OF THE HUNDRED ISLANDS
because it is the largest island north of the National park.
Anda in gay lingo means money.
But money is something
that we don't have in abundance.
Most of the people are poor.
As a boy growing up in this sorry condition,
it is easy to ask question but hard to find
But the most important question that I always have in my mid is this.
"When will I be able to get out of this island?"
To me , Anda is a land of shattered hopes and broken dreams and
my goal is to get out of the place.
I often go out in the open fields at night and curse the place.
I hate this place, I hate this place, I don't deserve to be here!!!!!!
Years later, i found myself living in another jungle, in MANILA.
Looking back, I know that we don't appreciate things as we go through it but sooner or later we will. And now I do appreciate my little town. The peace it could bring to a tired and weary mind. The stillness and joy it could provide to a sad heart.
I appreciate the trees and the weeds more than before and the stars at night when it is dark. Theres so many of them. And the moon, when it's full.....ahhhhh, I just love lying in the lalawak (grassland) and let time
Michael Buble - Home
Another summer day
has come and gone away
In Paris or Rome...
but I wanna go home
may be surrounded by
a million people I
still feel all alone
just wanna go home......
Just like in this famous song, I say, I miss ANDA, my home. http://www.anda.gov.ph/
this is my video with 3 of the most important people in my life. Teresa, Marvin and Josh. Crazy pictures--I warn you, but I love the song----