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Tuburan: The Home of My Childhood

Writing about one’s hometown starts with lovely ruralish images—bordering between innocent homesickness and cheap tourism—and ends with a tormenting confession.

I used to have motion sickness. Raised in farmlands and having mountains for playgrounds, the city was like the American Dream to the young me. I didn’t even know the existence of America then.

Let memory bring the Tuburan that I knew, and let the present disrupt this memory.

This will be a series of thoughts, recollections, confessions that may reveal the regrets and longings of my childhood home: Tuburan.

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11 Comments

  1. maiyang1902 says:

    picture perfect.

    got a lovely home town too =))

  2. gabriel says:

    Usa ka simpleng bisikleta, simpleng mga taw(nanginhas) ug simpleng baybayon..ang nigawas ngilngig(excellent /amazing) nga hulagway..

    isakto lang kung sayop ang akong bisaya…

  3. gabriel says:

    Cebuano tawn oi (taga Tuburan pud ko) pero 19yrs. na ko diri sa Luzon..mao kalimot na ko mga ubang laglum nga mga pulong sa akong apohan.. Hi-school mate nako si Noel ug Ricson Bering.. Im sure close relative ka nila, cguro pag-umangkon ka o ig-agaw.. By the way as i’ve said bfore,bilib ako sa talent nimu labi na sa imong pagkupot ug kamera (kodak o canon ba..haha)..Kung sa drama pa sa radyo, usa ko sa tigpaminaw sa imong sugilanon..:-))..

    • jonabering says:

      Ig-agaw mi. 🙂 Tagsa ra ko kakita ni Kuya Noel. Murag kausa ra. Si Gaga Ricson maoy pirmi. Gwapo kaayo syag mga anak. 🙂

      Compact camera lang jud. Samsung ES10. I just started using Canon 1100 D recently. They’re not posted yet. From Leyte Entry onwards.

      Salamat sa suporta, Gabriel!

  4. maria says:

    i was born in tabuelan, now living in ohio. there are some beautiful spots in tabuelan. have you been there?

  5. i would say nice job will done keep going and more power to you. i was also born in tuburan cebu.

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