Early this January, a family now living somewhere far away had a vacation in the Philippines. The father, having enjoyed his moments of laughter with his high school buddies when they met up, decided to bring his family in his hometown, to show his lovely wife and his adorable daughter where he grew up, where he met his first friends, where he spent most of his treasured memories.
And then he uploaded it in Facebook--a very popular and very useful social networking site, [and I am thinking] he just wanted to share the pictures to his friends, little did he know that those pretty pictures would turn some people's lives upside down just by seeing the one place everyone wanted to see again.
Come and journey with Buen with his wife and daughter, together with Odick and his wife and son; as they bring you *CAPALONGA, year 2010.
Kainan ng Arrozcaldo
ALL ROADS LEAD TO CAPALONGA
Little baguio in Talagpucao
New Bus station, now in Talagpucao
Old Oliva's house, now modern, Rizal St.
Coronel's house, Rizal St. cor Masagana
Ricasio's Gasoline Station & Hotel
(Right before that used to be the little bridge with a stream, this is after the crossing of Palengke and Valles)
Right side going to Central, back going to the church, left going to Tiwi and forward to Catioan
Fermo's Ancestral house
Our Lady of St. Lucy Parish Church, Black Nazarene Shrine
CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Used to be FL classrooms
Used to be Gr6 classroom
Field, boy/girl/star scout camping,helicopter pad, tourist bus parking, morning flag ceremony formation
The Easter tower near CPS
Behind the tower is the Grotto and CI building
Famous Tata Dandoy/Nana Eming's store
Where the river meets the sea
(Built to hinder the ocean's waves from crashing the town, port to the ones journeying thru the sea, and a popular destination for a boy who wanted to show his girl the beauty of a paradise)
Now these pictures were taken by Buen, a graduate of Central Elementary and Parochial School, so that should explain why he only took pictures of those places.
These are only a few of his gorgeous collections, you can see the whole collection in his album on his Facebook (FB) page here, but you would have to 'friend' him first, if you haven't yet.
With his permission, here are some of the comments inside his album, that could rock your world, 1000+ comments...and counting. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.
These are just one of the conversations that would normally happen if you see one of your kababayans, agree? So kung meron man pong nasasagasaan o nasasaktan, our apologies, nadaanan lang po ng usapan dahil yun po ang parte ng aming nakaraan, mga memories na naka ukit na sa aming mga isip.
Please, kung meron po kayo dyang mga pictures na gusto nyong i-share, para naman maghatid ng tuwa sa ating mga kababayan na namimiss na ang ating bayan, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAUNAWAAng blog pong ito ay para sa lahat ng mga Capalongueños, marami po tayong naiisip i-post, in the mean time, please keep the info and smiles coming so we can share it to everyone.
*Disclaimer: All photos owned by Buen Sasot