Hi there, everyone, and welcome to my space!!! I’m Charly. Born in May 1956, in the year of the monkey. In then rustic Tagbilaran, in the island of Bohol, Philippines.
I joined the military at the tender age of 17, way back in Apr 1, 1974, when I entered the Philippine Military Academy. I finally retired last May 2012, after spending 37 plus years of devoted service.
But I realized I am not through yet. I still have that burning passion to serve. After all, that is what I was trained to do – to serve. These blogs then are a hodgepodge of my past adventures from which I have learned plenty from; plus my present activities and my future plans, aspirations and dreams. Some of these blogs will be serious, some will be light. Each, I assure you, will have a story to tell.
I have lined up different categories that more or less tell you what really interests me most. I have a category for ‘Family’, which essentially will tell you about what’s been going on with my family and friends. I have a category on ‘Advocacies’, which focuses on my desire to continue to serve humanity. I believe in the adage: Stand up for what you think is right, even if it’s unpopular. Once in a while, I will make some noise on some issues I care about.
And then there’s the fun stuff. I have a category on ‘Sports’, which was my very first love. And of course, ‘Travel’, something I’ve been blessed to do in my years in the service and beyond. Later, I added up a new category on ‘Habitat’, which contained stories related with a line of work and passion with Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
The blogs you find here will be a hodge-podge of my experiences. Some of these blogs have been reprinted in such publications as Huffington Post UK, the Wall Street Journal, Rappler, the Bohol Chronicle, Sunstar Davao and Edge Davao. Please join me in this adventure. Perhaps you can help me uncover the hidden treasures and lessons in life that can gift us with more wisdom and enlightenment.