One of the reason why I am enjoying my current job is because I can meet new people and explore new places.
Just last Thursday, we headed our way to Angeles, Pampanga to visit one of the fabricator of our exhibits. I was fascinated with their works. No wonder why they are the top choice of some famous museums and theme parks all over the world, especially in Europe. It also showcases how talented and creative the Filipinos are as they are the ones doing those exhibits. We had our lunch at Luring’s Barbeque, but we devoured ourselves more with Kapampangan’s taste. Two pots of Bulalo, buro, sisig, grilled tilapia and hito, fried crablets, kare-kare, enseladang mangga, boiled vegetables and more. It was like a feast. Our table was really full of foods. After our lunch, as we tracked the street, I was surprised when I saw the Church of Sto. Rosario. It was memorable to me as it was the first stop of my very first solobackpacking tour. As we arrived to the next fabricator, we’ve seen so many artworks made of glass and metal. It was really artistically done and uniquely detailed.
On our way back to Manila, we passed through a very long road. I do not know the name of that particular place but it was after Porac going to San Fernando. According to my officemate, that place was greatly affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, covering the entire area of “lahar” that made it looks like a ghost town now. You will barely see a structure except for the ruins of the church. Imagine if your cars gets troubled along that road in the middle of the night, how are you going to managed that.
Coincidentally, the music playing in the background in that very long road is “Follow the Road” by Pauline Wilson.
With so many roads that seem to lead down to the sea,
I wonder which road will be the right one for me.
Others may fall away, dead ending left and right.
But there is this one road that journeys far out of sight.
Have you wondered where your road will lead you?
Maybe to a bright day of sunshine,
or a starry night in heaven.
Or it might be you’re afraid to go, afraid to go,
But you’ve got to follow your road,
or you’ll never know, never know.
We are all but travelers living in a foreign land,
Just trying to find our way best as we can.
Looking for an answer, trying to find some love
And though we have journeyed far,
it’s not quite far enough..
Now, as I start exploring places, indeed I am going to follow a very long road to discover things other than those written in the pages of the books.