Have you ever tried googling “things to do in DC” and comparing them to say, “things to do in (any place in the world)? I tell you, it can be a daunting task! For real!
And so today (or recently) I thought of resurrecting my blog and using it as a means to chronicle my life as a nomad in America! That, and to help others make their lives easier! Supposing they are planning to come to DC for their vacation/trips! It is after all, America’s capital!!
For this blog’s purpose, I will start from the very beginning! Not now of course, but I’ll work on it, I promise. After all, it’s not like I’ve got a lot of things to do! I’ve been here for almost a month and quite frankly I’ve finished almost all there is to see! The free ones at least. So that now, time is all I have!
Because I want this shot for a better and much, much more progressive 3rd District in CamSur, here are my candidates for this years local and national elections.
For Congress: #3, Leni Robredo. (Read about Atty. Leni Robredo here)
For Mayor: John Bongat
Vice Mayor: Nelson Legacion
Councilor: TEAM NAGA.
#1, Greg Abonal
#3, Elmer Baldemoro
#4, Gabby Bordado
#5, Nene de Asis
#6, Babet Lavadia
#10, Chito Perez
#12, Miles Raquid-Arroyo
#13, Ray-an Rentoy
#17, Nathan Sergio
#19, Seling Tuason
An siguradong GANA. Because only them can lead Naga the Robredo way!! Sabi nga, UBOS KUN UBOS, GABOS KUN GABOS!
Then we go to the national elections! Where there exists so many choices.. but very few who can really give us a chance at becoming a better Philippines! Thus out of the many, I only have 6!
Richard “Dick” Gordon.
Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay, Jr.
Jamby Madrigal. But only because I am allowed to have a sense of humor and till now I still can’t get over the “ja-ja-ja-jamby” jingle!! NOT.
There you have it!! My fellow Naguenos, Bicolanos, Filipinos, am sure you too will want to vote right for our chance at a better Philippines and a much, much more progressive 3rd District in CamSur!
No words can ever describe the gazillion number of things you continue to patiently teach me in this lifetime. Among them, how to be forgiving, patient, understanding and compassionate. Just some of your best traits I will never really fully understand. But will forever try to learn for your sake.
A lot of my friends say that you are very unconventional, cool, liberated, and so much more. What they don’t know however, is that YOU ARE THE ORIGINAL TIGER MOM! By teaching us early on that one of the most important things for us to learn is to “learn how to earn your trust and work hard at keeping it”. That, and to always put family as our top priority! And not in the cheesy-clingy kind of way coz that’s just annoying!
I used to think that to have a strong sense of work ethic, I needed to experience how it felt like to be an employee. True. But quite frankly, out of all the companies and bosses I worked for in the past years, YOU SET THE BAR FOR HARD-WORKING! And real high at that! I really loved and enjoyed working with you eventhough I complained and whined on a daily basis to annoy you! For some reason, annoying you (when you are in a good mood) gives me so much joy! Yes, even at my age!!
A lot has been said about the key to success being this and that. But to me, it has always been clear that the key to my success lies in being born with parents like you.
Thank you mom for ever so kindly and patiently understanding all my flaws and ‘topaks’.
Thank you for not allowing me to drown in my own memory.
Thank you for teaching me never to lose hope and to always see the good in other people.
I know I will never be as forgiving, patient, understanding, and compassionate as you. And I won’t even dare dream to have even a tenth of the kindness of your heart! But I promise to aim to be as loving as you. Indeed, I am who I am now because of you Momma. And all my future endeavors will be for you and because of you.
You once told me in your many random messages sent to me whenever you’re up early to “find the sun and find my place under it”. For me, you have always been my sun!
And so despite all the “jeje” things you’ve been learning recently, all the messages with countless z’s, all the ‘emoticons-only’ messages you send randomly, and all the countless weirdness that is you, still,
I LOVE YOU TO THE HEAVENS AND BACK MOMMA!! :)))))))