Sunday, July 5, 2009

Manny Pacquiao everywhere...

What else would you expect, you know? This is the hometown of the world's most famous boxer. Every street corner has his name. Take this huge billboard for example, at the intersection of Pioneer Ave and Acharon Blvd.

This is probably one of the many things you can do here in Gen San, go on a Manny Pacquiao tour - have a coffee at Blue Gre, shop at Pacman's Convenience Store, meet Mommy Dionisia, or go window shopping at Jinkee's Fashion World. Not to mention, a visit to his house in Lagao.


General Santos City is a melting pot of people, culture, and languages. At the least, three main languages are spoken - Filipino, Cebuano and Ilonggo. I am fortunate that I already knew Filipino and Cebuano. Ilonggo is a challenge though I could follow the gist of Ilonggo conversation.

Halong! This is one of the first Ilonggo words I've learned. It means "take care". I like to use this one whenever I say good bye, or a friend is going on a trip or just to bid my friends good day.

I've been living in Gen San for six months already. Bit by bit I've learned and explored the many gems around me. Join me a I find my way around Gen San and it's surroundings.


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