When I was a kid, I spent most of my vacations in my mother’s hometown, Tinambac. It’s approximately two hours away from Metro Naga. I like Tinambac because it’s a quiet and innocent place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city–although there’s nothing spectacular about the place really (that is if you’re a tourist looking for picturesque spots). But if you’re an escapist like me, a place like Tinambac can be heaven. When I reached high school and the pressures of being a teenager began to take its toll on me, I visited every weekend.
My cousins and I would go for a walk in the forest filled with tropical fruit trees and then swim in the nearby river. I would return to Naga extremely sunburned but very happy. That time my family couldn’t understand why I was always itching to visit Tinambac, and later on they suspected that I must have had a ‘boyfriend’ there. Of course that’s not true, but that’s where I met my first love, who happens to be my boyfriend now. La la la. I was 13. 🙂
Chad, who was also vacationing in Tinambac when we met, would write me letters (even though his house was just right in front of mine) and I would write back of course. I digress. Sorry, I like sharing our love story. Haha. And so those are just some of the wonderful memories from my childhood.
And if I were to choose between the city and the small town, I would choose the latter in a heartbeat. That is, if I will be given a chance and there will be no serious ramifications. Unfortunately, the things I dream of doing can be found in the city. Despite this, however, I know I will always be at home with nature.
Thrifted dress | Floral crown made by me
Learn how to make your own floral crown here. Can you believe I bought this dress for only Php 170? Great steal, I know!
Photos by Chad
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