If you're a follower of my online footprints or you're a friend of mine, you'll notice that I don't usually talk about my hometown. Yes. I rarely do. But it doesn't mean that I forgot about the place that has been my home for years.
I realized that being one of the daughters of Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental is a blessing. Although my experiences there seemed to be more of a curse than a blessing - which I can explain if you ask me to - the tides of time changed when I let go of those bad memories and explore the other sides of the planet.
1. My family
There's no debate about the importance of family for blood is thicker than water. For all the years that I've been there, I'm more patient and I persevere to the end. I was born poor, so unfortunate that I have to work out my own survival for years. The people who had helped me there are probably blessed tremendously because I have asked the heavens for it to happen. Definitely, I'm coming back to visit my family there.
2. Seafood and root crops
Seafood and rootcrops are my favorite anywhere in the world and I'm lucky because I was born in a place where I can have lots of it. Did you know that my top one favorite pastime is collecting seashells? And I've done it only in my hometown.
3. Kapayas Island and swimming
The island is heavenly. It's so captivating. I've only visited the place when I was younger but I'm still haunted by its beauty. Have you been to Kapayas Island? Then you know what I'm talking about.
4. My friends
I have so many friends there. I don't know if they still remember me but I can never forget about them. Of course. I'm coming back to meet and greet them again.
Don't wonder why I included farming in the list. I'm a daughter of parents who are farmers and I'm so grateful for that matter. I always miss planting, pruning and harvesting wherever I go. So when I bought y own place, you'll expect more plants, mostly fruits and vegetables.
Today, I'm grateful that I came from a wonderful hometown. Dear readers, let me know your thoughts. If you're also from Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, let's talk about our place in the comments section.