Monday, May 07, 2007

Back to Valencia

If I haven't written anything the past few days, it's because I'm back in Dumaguete. Friday, I was in transit from Davao to Cebu, and Saturday from Cebu to Dumaguete.

And Sunday? Well, Dumaguete welcomed me back with open arms and a scheduled eight-hour citywide power failure. I feel so...at home.

To put all that behind me, today
I went up to Valencia via my old biking paths. I made it within my usual time with not much difficulty. The good news is that I haven't really gotten worse; the bad news is that I haven't gotten much better, either.

Still it was good to be back in the saddle again. I went through Daro, Camanjac, and Pulantubig. A lot of road-cementing going on, so some of the old trails have disappeared. All this ostensibly in time for elections.

I passed by the old riverbed in Valencia, and saw the usual sights. Nostalgia crept up on me. I hadn't been on this path since June of last year. Just to round out the experience, I passed by a carabao cart on the way up.

And as I was going up, who should I meet along the way but my old biking buddies Alex and Kevin. We stopped for coffee at our suking tindahan, now in a new location.

It's good to be back.

3 comments:

  1. eight hours? isn't that enough to, i don't know, sue somebody? :)

    di yan pwede dito sa makati business district. maraming mahihimatay sa heatstroke :D

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  2. Hi, Rins: it's a variation on the old Nazi atrocity -- "Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth."

    In the Philippines, it's "Screw the people long enough and they'll think it's normal."

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  3. Hi Dom,I miss your posts when you take off a few days.Too bad we missed each other in Dumaguete.(I was there 3 weeks with no brown out.....is that a record?)

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