Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An afternoon with an icon

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned my excitement to be granted a sit-down interview with one of Davao City's icons. She was responsible for bringing home the "Waling-waling" and making it synonymous to Davao. Last February, she was named one of GoNegosyo's 13 Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013. Know more of this inspiring lady who seems to have a Mida’s touch, founder of the Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants, Inc. and the Waling-waling lady herself – Charita P. Puentespina.

Chari Puentespina holds GoNegosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Agri Entrepreneurs book where she was featured
At the mention of her name, one would instantly think of the stunning purplish blooms of the famous Waling-waling (now named as the country’s second national flower) that she helped save from extinction in the 1980s. Her passion to “bring home” Vanda Sanderiana back to the Davao after seeing it in one of her trips in Bangkok made her a household name to orchid lovers here and abroad. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Coming home to my roots

Zamboanga City Hall (image from the web)

I am excited! I will soon be "coming home" to the city of my roots - Zamboanga! This time, I will be taking my daughter with me and at three, I hope she will fall in love with Mama's birthplace and perhaps learn a few Chavacano words during our vacation.

Serca ya yo come saging rebusao!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bad blogger me

Hello everyone! I know I have been silent lately and my apologies for being snowed over with work and travel that I had no choice but to push blogging on the periphery. The working girl and Ina-Tay in me could not cope up with everything despite my good intentions - as they say, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Anyway, allow me to post some photos that I took during my recent travel to Indonesia. We went to the capital Jakarta then to the island of Sulawesi. It was work contrary to what most people think. :) I promise to be good and write a decent post as soon as I have ticked all the work-related stuffs done.