My daily routine of heading to work has been put on hold for some time now. This has given me the opportunity to re-ignite hobbies of old: reading and writing. I was able to read those pocketbooks gathering dust on the shelf. I got to unwrap subscriptions of unopened journals and magazines and read them all. To further pass the time, I completed browsing through a pile of travel brochures.
Coincidentally, I have had this longing to write about my own culture when I realised its slow demise and how much I have actually taken it for granted. Thankfully, I found an online community, which caters to topics about my tribal roots. Perfect! I signed up. My tagline: “I am passionate about keeping the Igorot culture alive”.
To blog: When I started writing for this community, my ‘creative juices’ kicked off. It paved the way for me to take courage, reach out to more readers and learn the intricacies of blogging. This site, Opinions Matter, came to life.
My first attempt to blog about my roots, Hometown Fortress came to fruition.
I suddenly felt that I wanted to write more about anything and share my opinions from my heart’s point of view. Not only have I discovered that blogging is an avenue for doing such but also a way of knowing the eccentricities and convictions of other people. Blogging has indeed widened my writing horizon.
To blog more: My determination to share my culture in writing has not waned, therefore, a separate site, www.benguetsite.wordpress.com has been created to highlight that goal.
I hope that through this specific site, I will be able to relay the significance of not just knowing but also remembering one’s culture and traditions. Hence, passing a priceless heritage to generations still to come.
You may click on Benguet Blogs in Menu to read about my life as a Kankanaey Igorota.
Otherwise, stay tuned to more of my opinionated blogs about a lot of things under the sun.