Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My Dumaguete

My DumagueteƱo sweetheart MarilynAlthough it has been over 15 months since my trip to Dumaguete, the memories of that journey become brand new every morning. Instead of fading into the passing of days and weeks they seem to retain their color and their emotion, at times even appearing to strengthen. Perhaps the reasons are not hard to understand. After all, this is the place where my love for a tender Filipino woman was confirmed. I think the gentleness of her soul was very well complemented by the graceful swaying of palm trees in the Dumaguete breeze. I have not yet been able to return, but she is very much a part of my life as I am daily connected to her through warm memories, sweet thoughts and promises of more to come. In the Lord's perfect timing, I will return to Dumaguete.

14 Comments:

Blogger Ed Abbey said...

I keep a journal and have for years but something has always lacked in that format. The story of my life is like a fine wine that mellows and betters with age. The memories of my time in the Philippines are better now than they were when I first entered them into my journals. Blogger has filled that hole and allowed me a chance to tell stories that are not ripe for the telling. I wish you the best of luck in the telling of your stories.

Monday, August 07, 2006 9:01:00 AM  
Blogger Dante said...

hello there!

you left a comment on my old blog some time ago (notesfromdumaguete.blogspot.com). i don't check that blog anymore so it's only now that i can reply...

i see dumaguete has also cast its spell on you... :) no surprise. dumaguete is truly a beautiful city. i live on an island just above it, in cebu, but it's still far away.

hope you can return there soon, and return to your special someone. :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:28:00 AM  
Blogger ajay said...

Hi there. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I wondered if you erad my previous post on dumaguete: http://www.annalyn.net/road-adventures/to-dumaguete-city-and-back-romancing-the-sea/

I love that city too. wish I can go back there in the future. Good luck to you and your loved one:)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:03:00 AM  
Blogger underdogtoo said...

I always appreciate your comments made on a few of my blogs and today I return the favor. It comes to me as a pleasant surprise to see how Dumaguete is appreciated by people who drop in occasionally to drink in its freshness and beauty. Some have made it their home and I see many Caucasians in Dumaguete who have come to love this place. Your blogs show me how you experience more deeply and appreciate more fully a place that you have visited once or twice. Come again.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger underdogtoo said...

Did you get a chance to stay at Bethel Guest House?

Saturday, October 21, 2006 1:03:00 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thanks for stopping by...actually, I stayed at South Seas the entire time, with the exception of the first night (when I stayed at Marilyn's house in Bacong...for an American, that was a quite an experience ;)). However, the first place we went upon arriving at the port in Dumaguete was the dining room at the Bethel. The main reason I didn't want to stay at the hotel there was simply that I preferred a place that was a bit more reclusive. Bethel certainly has a central location.

South Seas Resort is not more than 5 minutes from downtown, but has much more peaceful surroundings. It may be more expensive, but I'm accustomed to seeing $60 or $70 a night for any kind of hotel, so $30 sounded wonderful for an oceanside hotel.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Dino Ponz said...

nice review of the city where i live :) more power.. God bless

Thursday, November 16, 2006 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thanks for visiting, Dino. Marilyn said your name sounded familiar.

Pag-ayo-ayo!

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger christine said...

It's so heartwarming to read your blog. I have a soft spot for Dumaguete as well, this is where my father was born and raised, and we still have our ancestral home on the boulevard (very near Bethel). I look forward to exploring your blog some more. :)

Friday, November 17, 2006 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thanks for visiting, Christine. Glad you have enjoyed reading about my experiences. There's so much more that I simply can not put into words...but I have tried my best to express everything in my heart :)

Friday, November 17, 2006 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger Polar Fish said...

I literally became teary eyed after reading a couple of your entries.. Your blog is so heart warming and sincere. After reading hundreds of blogs that rant about almost everything, It is refreshing to come across yours. The best of luck to you and to to Marilyn..

Monday, April 14, 2008 5:31:00 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thank you for the very nice comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the writings, as I enjoyed sharing my experiences :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:52:00 AM  
Anonymous abel said...

I was really surprised to c this when I tried to serch dumaguete from google because the face that came out was the face of ate marilyn!!!!!I never got a chance to say goodbye to her since I moved to manila...she is our ate in IVCF in silliman!!!!!I I left dgte in 2004...I really miss my hometown...and my friends there...Dumaguete is really beautiful! send my regards to ate marilyn...really miss her...Abel

Friday, July 25, 2008 3:08:00 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

Hello Abel...glad you found the blog! Marilyn tells me she certainly does remember you :) When I visited her back in 2005 I couldn't believe how many friends she had there. She's very blessed in that regard. Thanks for writing!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 8:12:00 PM  

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