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Jan 7, 2009

HAMLET BOY

I was born and raised in the province. For six years I was walking for about 4-5 kilometers from home to school and vice versa. Sometimes I wore nothing but bare-footed especially during rainy days. I had simple things and even simple dreams.

I became a city boy when I was about to enter high school. Everything changed then. I forgot about the simple life. I even forget to visit my love ones in the province. I graduated in college and I have a job. City life keeps me busy always. I even have no time for myself until I realized I missed the province... everything back home.


I missed the view of rice field, valley and hill.

I wanted to be one the grasses dancing with the tune of the wind. They live freely!

I missed to ride on the carabao cart

I wanted to be a flower to adore and love.

I missed to watch the Mt. Napulak( located in Miag-ao. It is called Mt. Napulak because of the coconut shell shaped on its top. You can see the larger by clicking the image) from a distance.

I missed to glance the mainland going back to the city.

These are the simple things I always miss back in the province. I can say, I am always a hamlet boy at heart.


20 comments:

ifoundme said...

i'm sure you are thankful for having to enjoy both worlds -- the province and city life. not everyone has this opportunity.

ako man i miss the smell of sugarcane and the buzzing of voices in my grandfather's house. wala na sya so tanan memories na lang.

RJ said...

Whew! Na-miss ko rin tuloy ang aking kinalakihang lugar! Rice fields din, pero instead of Mt. Napulak, Mt. Apo naman ang view sa amin. Sumasakay din ako sa 'karosa' noon, at mga 3kms din ang nilalakad ko para makarating sa elementary school.

Ang pagkakaiba lang natin ikaw ngayon ay nasa city na, ako nasa bukid pa rin. [Nasa ibang lugar nga lang.]

REDLAN said...

I enjoy the city life but I love the life in the province @ IFM. Sarap balik-balkian ang mga childhood memories natin no?

REDLAN said...

Mas maganda kaya ang buhay mo dyan @ RJ. Ibang atmosphere. Maganda mag reminisce no?

Blue Rose said...

oh boy! lalo ko lang namiss umuwi ng probinsya.

hindi ka nag-iisa kapatid,2 kilometers din ang layo na bahay namin from the elementary school and additional 2 kilometers when i was in high school.at pilapil pa ang daanan namin. mahirap ang buhay pero masaya.

the donG said...

i too miss that. though i really didnt grow up in the farm but we get to visit our uncle's farm at least twice a month.

kakamiss nga ang ganung buhay. simpleng simple.

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Ako din. Miss ko na din sa probinsya. :| First time kong hindi magpasko sa province after sooooo many years. Iba talaga kapag madaming nakikita na puno at bulaklak. Maaliwalas at magaan sa pakiramdam. :)

REDLAN said...

Kung balikan natin ang nakaraan, nakakamiss pero ang hirap no? @ Blue Rose. At least may na-achieve tayo at ang layo na.

REDLAN said...

Masarap ang simpleng buhay @ Dom. Masaya ang sama-sama.

REDLAN said...

Oo nga Ishna. Masarap mag nature healing.

PUSANG-gala said...

pareho pala us na probinsyano---masarap na isispin na me fallback ka if you want to escape from the busyness and filth of the city. At ang good memories ng paglaki sa probinsya ay di matatawaran. I used to curse my place before---but now I long for it.....good thing I have all the sweet memories to cling to~~~

MeL said...

I prefer the simple life because city life is suffocating.:)

Saan ka sa Iloilo? :)

KRIS JASPER said...

RED, na miss ko ang Maasin bigla.

sigh.....

Ma-an!

Namiss mo man ang mangwa pula nga damang?

sheng said...

I posted a comment here, nawala. Ugh. Nami Miag-ao Red no? Sa UP ka nag graduate?

Mrs T said...

Red, kaya nga magkakagalit ang mga dalire ko sa paa kasi sa kakalakad ng ilang kilometro from school to home at pabalik when i was a kid. Buti ka nga ganda paa mo e! I will IM you my new address but don't worry about the mailing, i told u take ur time. No hurry but thanks anyway.

REDLAN said...

Ako rin nun, ayaw ko ng umuwi ng province ng nanatili na ako sa city @ Anton. noong sawa na ako sa city life, I always miss and love province then.

REDLAN said...

Na realize ko na yan @ mel.

REDLAN said...

Haha @ KJ. Gani namiss ko manguwa damang.

REDLAN said...

Ako minsan nawawala rin ang comments ko kasi hindi siguro nagsuccess ang pag post. Maganda talaga ang miag ao. Gusto ko mamasyal ulit dun na hindi nagmamadali. HIndi ako UP grad. Bobo ko kaya. lol. Product ako ng UI high school and college.

REDLAN said...

Ako rin Mrs. T. hirap maglinis noong una. hehehe. I'll send the shirts this month. Magwa one yer na kasi na nakatago dito. hehehe