Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Mother Left Yesterday.

Yes, my mother left the house yesterday morning. Oh don’t get me wrong, she just left because she wants to visit her hometown in Bohol. On the 14th and 15th of this month is the barrio fiesta of my mother’s place. Every year, she visits Bohol. Her parents are in heaven already but she still has a brother and a sister there. The last time I visited there was when my grandmother died and until now I have not been able to visit them again. I wish next year, I can visit Bohol again.

Bohol is a very nice place to visit too. You can find one of the wonders of the world here, the “Chocolate Hills”. Aside from that, you can also find here the smallest monkey in the world, the “Tarsier”. They also have great historical caves, underground rivers, a floating restaurant on a river, and the most fascinating white sand beaches and resorts. Bohol is not a big city. No high rise buildings and no big malls like in Manila, Cebu and Davao. But, when in terms of nature, they preserved the beauty of their place.

One of my favorite delicacies there is what they call “kalamay”. Oh, I will explain to you what exactly “kalamay” is when my mother comes back, because I told her to bring “kalamay”. Life in Bohol is so slow. There are only a few jobs there. That’s the reason why when the students graduated already in High School or in College, if the parents will allow, they prefer to go to Manila or Cebu and look for a job. Most of the people there are farmers if they are far from the sea and fishermen if they are living near to the sea. After the whole day of hard work from the farm or sea, drinking “tuba” (native coconut wine) makes them relax and be ready again for the next hard work day.

This is Corella Church. One of the oldest church in Bohol. My youngest brother who is now in Canada was baptized here.

White sand beach in Bohol. Come to this place and I am sure, you will have a perfect vacation in this paradise.

This is the way how they transport people from the mountain to the city, back and forth. Can you still recognize the vehicle? The only vacant part is the driver's front and the wheels. lol.