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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Grandparents' Hometown

Bicol Region is located at the southeastern part of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is where the famous Mayon Volcano is found and also all other beautiful tourist spots like the one in Donsol, Sorsogon where it was considered as the sanctuary of the Butandings or Whale Sharks. A lot of people actually go to Bicol to visit these tourist spots.

Bicol region is also where my grandparents grew up according to my mom. They migrated in Mindanao when grandma and grandpa got married since their hometown normally experience different natural calamities (e.g. volcanic erruption, typhoon, floods). A lot of people there lost not only their homes but also the lives of their loved ones. Steel buildings from large companies might only be the ones left standing after all the calamities that has passed the region. Life there is really difficult according to my Mom.

Even though I heard a lot of sad stories about Bicol, I still would love to visit one day. I have a friend who lives there and really says a lot of wonderful things about the place. She definitely got me enticed about going there. Once I'd be financially okay, my visit in that place would be my priority!

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