I feel like I’m stuck in a place where I wasn’t born but was raised till I was crazy enough to see the other side of the world. Caloocan City will always be my home.
With oceans apart between my homeland and me, I’ll share the stories of this wonderful city from the point of view of a former inhabitant.
But why write about Caloocan City?
Blame it on nostalgia. I spent most of my life in Caloocan City but I haven’t known it other than what I gleaned from the news. All I am concerned about is how to get to a place from I live and back. End of the story.
Well that’s the beginning of the story. I want to know things about my hometown like a tourist eager to explore the city. Physically I can’t do that, but the Internet tells me otherwise.
By the way, I’m Calie, the storyteller on this blog. And it’s not my real name; I took letters from each word of the blog’s name. Brilliantly lazy isn’t it.
I’ll be doing most (more like all) of the chores here so let me share a bit about myself. Oh dear.
- I never live anywhere other than Caloocan City before I go abroad.
- I am fond of British show especially documentary and historical drama. You can never go wrong with Call the Midwife.
- For a hot pandesal and keso, I used to wake up early and go straight to the bakery.
- I went to the same school in Caloocan City for 12 years. So much for loyalty. Because of that, I chose a university far from our house. (The traffic helped train my lanky legs for hiking in the mountains abroad.)
- I always wonder why some parts of Caloocan are flooded even in summer. (To be fair, that’s also the case in other places.)
- Bananaque will always be my favourite merienda because I love sweets and I don’t eat banana except for saba. Make sense right?
Blogging is my pastime and part-time job so CaloocanCityZen.com isn’t my first and wouldn’t be my last blog.
So you think writing is fun?
Well it is till you have to organize the influx of ideas even while binge watching and munching at the same time. The best part of writing is getting connected with others. Like you.
Yes, YOU. Who else would take time to be here.
The stories the readers share and entrusted are priceless. It’s original, heartwarming, inspiring, and keeps me writing.
So I’ll stick around typing away eager to know your story in Caloocan City or wherever you are right now.
After all, we are all living in the same planet . . . for now. Who knows if a multi-billionaire can figure out a way for humans to live in Mars other than be a tourist.