Thursday, August 17, 2006

My town has changed

I was a school kid when I used to save my one peso for snack to watch the nightly show on betamax. I love Jacky Chan and Bruce Lee movies. Electricity during those days scarce, it starts at 6 in the afternoon and stops at 9 in the evening. After nine everything’s back to 17-century manila. We used to have candles, lampara and lamparella. All we can do is look for the bed and sleep.

Time changed and Libjo really change. Now most of our homes have TV sets cable ready since we already have cable in town. Electricity now starts 1 in the afternoon and ends at 7 am the next morning. There are lots of things you can do now.

By boat, Surigao before takes us 4 to 5 hours to cross and can only do one-way a day. Now you can go to Surigao and be back the afternoon the same day.

Back then we send our communication in telegram. We depend on telegraphic transfer for our tuition. Cell phones is now In and Cebu and Manila is just text away. And with Internet connection in Libjo the world is getting and getting much smaller. Libjo soon will be one of the few places in Surigao with strong online presence like Mainit Mainit.Org and Pidjanga of Mainit, Surigao City and General Luna (GL) Patricks .


Anonymous said...

With electricity the libjo-anons should spend their night time now on family planning instead of family planting.

Anonymous said...

Sa ingon ni ini nga pics ,ibutang unta ang mga ngayan sa mga folks para man pod ta makaila kung kinsa ni sila...salamat sa pag post ..

Anonymous said...

For those who dont owned a cellphone, You can still post your message and reach libjo via the libjo cafe using shoutbox of the DI site from anywhere around the GLOBE.