Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Moving Forward

2013 may be the year of "obstacles". I say so because of the numbers of untoward happenings- both natural and unnatural. One thing we can guarantee is that on every downfall, we will always rise and remain to finish our race.

What matters is not how many times we tumble, but how many times we stood and endure. Though life is cruel and unfair, true strength comes from inner self to leave the past and the stressful everything to where it really belonged.

Never look back. What was done cannot be undone. Time is running very fast. We have to look at the future with confidence. We may never knew what the future can unleash, but we gotta be tranquil and happy while on unpaved roads. 

Move on. Treasures worth keeping are in our memories, that sometime, somewhere, we fantasize of a happy place, a peaceful place, a relaxing place that we will always remember while we're moving forward.

May we all have a safe and amazing 2014!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Bridge of Love and Unity

Of all the bridges in the country, the San Juanico Bridge, also known as the Marcos Bridge that connects Leyte and Samar, may be the most beautiful.

I am without hesitation wanted to have a walk on the bridge. I got off the jeepney from the police outpost in Sta. Rita, Samar and walk a total of 2 kilometers to Tacloban City. At every point where there were no cars crossing, I am one of those "crazy" people running to the center of the road taking photo op at the bridge. It was fun. Many have navigated the bridge but only a handful walked the entirety of the  2.16 kilometer stretch of San Juanico bridge.

One story has it that the San Juanico Bridge is a gift to Imelda Marcos by the then President Ferdinand Marcos.

It was late 60s when the construction started and was completed in 1973. The bridge symbolizes the greatness of the Philippines during those times- when the Philippines is a first class country, prosperous and well disciplined. The San Juanico Bridge, a "symbol of love and unity that binds the north and south into the Filipino nation."