Part of the culture here in the Philippines is that of respect for loved ones who have passed away. As early as October 30th people troop to the cemeteries where they spend time with their loved ones.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
The 2007 Philippine Barangay (District) Elections
Thursday, October 25, 2007
"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin
In my post "Stranger to Friends", I mentioned that the realization of who I really am made me drift away from the friendships I had formed since my childhood. I was also a bit skeptical that is was possible to find real friends among people 'like myself' since friendship was always way down the list of reasons for meeting other people.
It seems that I may have been mistaken. I've been in this group, "Tropang Astig" for the past 5 months and I suddenly find myself genuinely concerned (that is without any romantic or naughty intentions) for most of the members... whether they're heartbroken, physically sick, depressed... I'm actually concerned.
Whether I get to build up strong friendships with these guys only time will tell. But for now, I'm happy because at least as far as I'm concerned - I have friends (again) =)