I’m so thankful to God that my Nanay’s birthday was indeed a happy birthday for her. We had typical birthday foods like spaghetti, cake, fruit salad, lumpia and humba. We also had ice cream, and consumed more or less 2 gallons of it because the weather was too hot. We couldn’t believe that Nanay is already 80 years old, becuase she is still strong as 50’s and can still travel all by herself from Medina to Cagayan de Oro.
I’m so thankful for Nanay’s life. She’s the one who took care of us when our mom worked at the farthest area of Bukidnon. Her life is indeed a blessing to her children and her grandchildren. Now that she’s 80, my prayer for her is that may the Lord continue to grant her strength, good life and more meaningful years to be with us.
God bless you Nanay!
Today is my Nanay’s (grandmother) 80th Birthday. She will not be a having a big celebration though but a small get together for her children and grandchildren would make her very much happy. She’s already at my mom’s house today waiting for us. I told her that I will visit her today together with my husband. I will bring the fruit salad I prepared last night and a birthday cake. We’ll be going there by 10:00 am, so I better go now and prepare myself. I will just make a follow up post on this.
It’s summer time and we are planning to visit Camiguin islands at the end of the month or maybe early next month. My friends are saving money for this trip and hoping we could make it… (that if there will be no problem on schedules).
Anyway, Camiguin Island is a pear-shaped volcanic island in the northern tip of Mindanao. It is approximately 90 kilometers north of the City of Cagayan de Oro. It is bounded to the north by Bohol Sea, to the west by Macajalar Bay, to the southeast by Gingoog Bay and to the east by Butuan Bay.
Camiguin is the smallest province in Northern Mindanao, with its land area pegged at 29,187 hectares. It is composed of five towns, namely, Mambajao – the capital town, Mahinog, Guinsiliban, Sagay and Catarman. The island plays host to seven volcanoes, including the still-active Mount Hibok-Hibok. According to the National Statistics Office, Camiguin has a total population of 74,232 persons, making the province the second smallest in the Philippines in terms of population.
Among the Province’s major products are coconut, cassava, banana, camote, palay, corn, fruits, coffee and vegetables. Camiguin’s volcanic soil has proved to be a fertile ground for planting various crops. At present, the Provincial government is looking into an agricultural program that would increase the cultivation of fruit trees and vegetables in Camiguin. The Province is also among the best abaca fiber producers in the country. Camiguin is proud of its natural resources, which include sulfur deposits, geothermal energy, agricultural lands and fishing grounds.