The G Chronicles

some travels and thoughts


Pamplona, Cagayan…June 2014

Restored old church of Pamplona, Cagayan Valley

Remember Your Dreams, Young Man (For Marben)

We remember you as a curly-haired boy in pajamas

picking me up after night classes at UP Law

and on those hallowed halls you decided

what your future would be…

Remember those dreams, young man

In grade school, your teacher asked all of you

what do you want to be when you grow up,

listening to all professions named you never settled;

as sure and unblinking you replied

- to be the President of the Philippines

You always knew what you wanted

and was willing to work hard for it;

for a generation blessed with wikipedia and google,

I saw you do diligent research on the internet

as you tried to finish a paper for school

the youngest ever to learn how to drive,

you were driving around San Carlos by fifteen;

you single-handedly arranged a day-trip to Sipaway Island,

negotiating with the boatman, arranging for our packed food,

and planning the whole island itinerary

even then we knew, we had faith in you

because you made us believers in your abilities

So know that even when we make bad decisions for ourselves

it is always our choice if they remain mistakes or Life’s lessons learned

Remember your dreams, young man…

GPL 7/12/2014

went on a cross-country roadtrip from region 1 to region 2 of the Philipppines…and finally reached Sta.Ana, Cagayan Valley where nature still captures one’s imagination…

Sta. Ana sunrise….#breakingdawn

Sta. Ana sunrise….#breakingdawn

Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley„Philippines

Sta.Ana sunset…Cagayan Valley, June 2014

Sta.Ana sunset…Cagayan Valley, June 2014

Liliw, Laguna’s restored church, June 2014

Liliw, Laguna’s restored church, June 2014

look at those original heavy wooden doors and statuettes’ stands carved into the stonewalls #Majayjaychurch #heritagesites

look at those original heavy wooden doors and statuettes’ stands carved into the stonewalls #Majayjaychurch #heritagesites

the old church of Majayjay, Laguna…#cross-country Southern Tagalog provinces

the old church of Majayjay, Laguna…#cross-country Southern Tagalog provinces