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Roundabout San Pedro: A Photowalk at Davao City’s Convergence District

San Pedro is an area in Davao City named after one of the notable and historic churches in the city, San Pedro Cathedral. Even the streets around this place were tagged with St. Peter’s name.

For more than six years of living here in the Crown Jewel of the South, I consider this as one of my favorite tourist destination around the city. I find it the most picturesque, probably because of the church settled here possessed a distinct and bold vinta-shaped architecture with a cross atop. It is also where the seats of local authority can be found, the City Hall of Davao and the Sangguniang Panlungsod, which are surrounded by parks too. It is the easiest to access since most of the jeepneys passes here. It is the first thing people think when they hear the word “downtown”. Thus, people of different social statusesand beliefs flock here for trade, personal appointments, leisure, family bonding, worship among others. In other words, a melting pot. No wonder, the district is always alive, teeming with life from sleepless people.

I have been going back and forth its streets, doing just as most people do, either to transact with government offices or kill time in its parks. I have witnessed how active and busy it is during the day and how tranquil yet mysterious it is come night. And it has stories waiting to be told. I don’t know but the place seems to have a natural charm that draws me to it. In one of my idle times, I took the chance to go around and take few photos of my favorite spot in the city – San Pedro. It is an actualization of Davao City’s catch phrase: “Life Is Here

In case you happen to include this in your travel itinerary, don’t forget to tag me. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: Some of the photos were processed with a filter for added effect and mood. 

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Shots were taken using Oppo Neo 7. Additional information about San Pedro can be found here:

San Pedro Cathedral, a witness to the tales of a city, then and now, Davao Today (www.davaotoday.com)

SAN PEDRO CATHEDRAL: The Beacon of Davao’s Catholic Faith, The Travel Teller (www.thetravelteller.com)

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An Apology To My Shoes

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I’m sorry, buddy. It is not my fault if rains. It is not my fault if the land is wet. Forgive me if sometimes you have to dive into mud, drench into the murky waters. And I have to wash you. Please don’t tear down that quick. Please don’t be tired of me. Please don’t be tired of the rain. We will face them head on. I hope everything will make us strong together. Please stay longer.

My shoes will live only few months. They worn-out easily because of rain, frequent washing, my monster feet among others. The only shoes that stayed intact for 4 years was a Duralite. But during those times, I did not worry that much, especially that it is my sister that buys for me.

That was when I was still studying. Only when I started earning and using my own money, the products of my hard work, to buy foot wears that I became so careful. Much if I bought a little costly one. And so I get paranoid whenever it rains, when there’s nothing on the street but wet clay.

Maybe I should buy waterproof shoes now that rain would be frequent in the next few months.

That is my shoe dilemma. But I will buy more in the future.