Viva Manila


Last night I came across such beautiful pictures of Manila (Facebook Search: Nostalgia Manila) taken in the 20s, 40s, 60s and early 70s. It is safe to say that I was floored by how beautiful Manila is (was?) and it makes me wonder what my kids would think of the highly congested (yet still lovable) Manila that we have today.

Looking at the pictures left me speechless for a few minutes and just, for the first time, made me feel really good about our country. I have never been one who was extremely Nationalistic but last night I just fell in love with a country that I have taken for granted  so many times before.

For the first time in a long time, I had this gratitude that despite what the Philippines is, it is also home and I am blessed to have been born and raised in this country.

Join me in taking a trip down memory lane and be amazed by what you see

University of the Philippines, Diliman

Manila Bay, 1931
De La Salle University
Manila Bay, 1970s
Rustan’s 1970