We are back in Tagum City after more than a year! 🙂
The internet connection is punishing me here, I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad thing. But because the internet is extremely slow, I decided to draft a blog post instead.
Where is Tagum City?
We are currently in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. It is located in Region XII. This is the nearest city to our hometown which is in Brgy. Concepcion. It’s been more than a year since we last came here. Since this is where my family lives, I’m always excited to come back here. If coming back here means we won’t get to visit other places, I would gladly do it.
Known as the Music Capital in the South, Tagum City is a 1st class city and capital of the Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 259,444 people. It is the most populous component city in Mindanao. Source: Wikipedia.
We arrived last Sunday, March 3 around 12:30 midnight. Nobody from my family knew we were coming except my sister next to me. It was a fun surprise, I was happy with how it turned out. My nanay and tatay were happy to see us.
Our plans weren’t grand. We were just planning to spend time with them, especially my parents. So they have time to be with Nate. I’m planning to also meet up with a few friends and family, just a short catching up. We are also looking forward to going to Mati with everyone in the family since most of us have never been there before.
Related: Hometown Visit 2017
Our hometown has very limited access to the internet and cellphone signal so it’s an awesome place to just think and bond, without the disturbance of social media. 🙂 With the rise of technology, we’ve been so busy trying to connect to people online, we forget about the people near us.
So every once in a while, it’s always good to disconnect from the media, isn’t it? The simple life reminded me of so many things:
-how blessed we are now for the things we’ve received – most of them we have never experienced when we were still young.
-our school (High School) has improved a lot since the day I last stepped my foot there. I was among the first batch to graduate in that school (4th class to graduate, to be exact). Going there brings so many wonderful high school memories. I’m so happy we got to visit there.
-going back to the place we grew up always reminds us of the happy moments we had when we were still kids. It also reminds us to always look back and always be grateful for all life’s achievements: keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for the stars.