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Today is March 17, 2010. It’s clear that I hadn’t been able to update this blog. There are many reasons why and there are many circumstances that prevented me from doing so.

Yesterday was the 73rd Araw ng Dabaw festival. A celebration of the city that I would have cared about. But I haven’t witness it. I just stayed home and did my usual work: writing content for others and being paid. In short, I was working the usual while most Davaoenos did their own means of celebration on the city streets.

I heard there were local actors and actresses came to visit the city. There were some candidates campaigning, promising to change peoples’ lives if they vote for him or her. Nothing special or interesting occurrence yesterday to talk about; at least, as far as I’m concerned. This is because I just stayed in my bedroom and wrote articles for my editor.

You might have your own story about the Araw ng Dabaw yesterday you might want to share with. Well, there’s a space for that below for your comments. But yesterday for me is a gloomy day. It is because of the disappointments of not being able to go back to Cebu.

Cebu and Davao are both great cities. No question about that. But I had been fed up about what’s going on lately in my hometown.

Of course, the place has nothing to do with that. What I mean is that I have already done the things that I ought to do here, and there are things that I have to do there. In other words, there’s a voice from above telling me that I should already go before it’s too late (or before the movie “2012” will come to a reality in an unexpected time).

Too late, meaning, I shouldn’t wait until I’ve lost my enthusiasm of getting a better future, a better life. I shouldn’t wait for that day when I will have contented of living a simple, monotonous life here. There is a voice whispering to my head, “Go before it’s too late.”

There are many reasons for the delay. Some are for security and domestic circumstances; others are very personal that I can’t dwell here.

Nonetheless, the important thing is that it will happen. I should never allow that it won’t happen. I can’t wait to tell you the stories and adventures should I arrive there. I can’t wait to compare the distinctiveness of Davao and Cebu.

I can’t wait to share every single detail I am going to experience. I hope you are with me. I hope you too can’t wait. Don’t worry. We will get there. Meantime, stay healthy and be good to others. Keep having a good life.


About the author: Nonoy


A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.


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  1. Marketplace

    You’re wonderful! Thanks! your article about Davao’s Gloomy Day | Cebu and DavaoBest Regards Nick

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