TUBAGBOHOL.com with Ligalig Mike Ortega

Into Your Heart => Anonymous Diary Blog => Topic started by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 05:48:39 PM

Title: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 05:48:39 PM
This is a post Tubag Bohol birthday reflection.

From 2000-2002 I was editing and writing for a travel magazine in Davao City. Your Guide was the name of the magazine. It was published by Midtown Printing Company, Inc., the sponsor of my Silliman scholarship (1996-2000).

During those times I used to send emails to resorts, hotels, business establishments in Bohol. I introduced the magazine and offered to them free write-ups. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails and letters. (I can truly empathize with Balong's feeling when he tried to get in touch with Panglao Island Resort.)

When I came to Thailand in 2006, I felt for the first time a profound pain of being uprooted from our homeland. I had been living in different cities and provinces outside Bohol, but living in a foreign land is entirely a different experience. There is always this longing for news or any info about home. To cure the longing for home, I would browse Philippine websites and Bohol-related websites. I wrote several emails to website owners asking them if they have this and that information. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails. (Jeroen Hellingman of bohol.ph is an exemption. I really like this man from Netherlands, the webmaster of bohol.ph. I was so encouraged when he placed Tubag Bohol in bohol.ph without question. He is the only webmaster who accommodated my request to place Tubag Bohol link in another website.)

I am not a computer science graduate (I completed a degree in Mass Communication from Silliman.) I didn't have a computer/laptop and neither did I have an Internet connection in Anda or in Tagbilaran. I was thinking that there must be a way in the Internet where people can share information and get in touch with each other at a deeper level of friendship and intimacy. But I am not a computer science graduate. So I took up BS-BS (Bachelor in Basa-Basa). :)

In 2007 I had a little saving and I used it to buy the domain mikeligalig.com and rent a server. I just used this domain to house my resume/biodata and contact information.

The secret frustration nga walay mo-tubag to my emails to Philippine websites gave me an idea to use "tubag" and attach the word to "bohol," thus "tubagbohol." I was only experimenting how things would work if I posted information in tubagbohol site and invited others to read my own collection of research. I had this passion of sending emails to friends whenever I stumbled an excellent research material. I no longer send emails because I can now post any information in Tubag Bohol.

The frustration only deepened because whenever I posted something in Tubag Bohol, walay mo-tubag. I had to endure long nights of solitary confinement in Tubag Bohol posting any info that I deemed important to Boholanos and Filipinos. I sent invitation emails to my contacts in Bohol but my emails got lost. Maybe. The stats was: Most Online Today 1; Most Online Ever 1. But one day the number became 2. Her displayed name was "jeweloftheorient." Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome "Mari." She was the jeweloftheorient nga nasaag diri. She registered in TB but she never came back until 5 or 6 months later. :)

I felt so alone online. I could only imagine of my mother, my father, and my sister having an Internet connection in Bohol so we could all communicate without incurring a shocking cost. To call to the Philippines from Thailand is horribly expensive.

For months I felt so alone online. I almost gave up. I had posted hundreds of topics but TB's only reader, jeweloftheorient, was nowhere to be found.

Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy Inc., said, and I quote:

"Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity."
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 04, 2008, 06:03:14 PM


Tubag, Mike, Tubag ;D

We love you, Mike!!!!


Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 06:06:29 PM
At first I thought GEC was a girl. So I had to treat GEC like a precious lady whenever this TB mysterious icon appeared online during unholy hours last year.

And I love you, GEC.  8)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hazel on May 04, 2008, 06:08:37 PM

One thing I admire about GEC is that, he always expresss his love for Mike.

Can I also say, I love you, GEC? :D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 04, 2008, 06:10:32 PM


You're not lonely anymore, Mike, are you?
You're walking the long, wide aisle soon

Tan dan, da-dannn!  ;D


Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 06:11:55 PM
The only time I heard my father saying "I love you" to me was when he was living on his last hours on earth.

From now on I will be saying a lot of "I love you's" to my friends. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Brownman on May 04, 2008, 06:13:10 PM
Grabi diay Mike ang imung pag studyo ani nga site, The reward was your TB
is almost on top of the world. Congratz.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 04, 2008, 06:14:35 PM

I love you, too, Ginger ;D

More salabaaat, please! He he he



Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 06:18:05 PM

Hi Brownman, once Tubag Bohol reaches 500,000 posts, TB will be inducted to the Big Boards Hall of Fame. Big Boards is a collection of giant forum sites in the world.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Brownman on May 04, 2008, 06:21:14 PM

Will do our share Mike whatever we can offer just to beat the required number.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Bambi on May 04, 2008, 06:45:12 PM
Dear Mike,

We owe you a lot! Thank you very much.  You are the answer of all our  inquiries, getting  homesick and through your endless efforts we grow-up into a big family.

Since two months I am waiting for a TUBAG from my bank too.  That former PCIBank change their name into BANCO DE ORO without sending to us (bank account holders) any information in this regards.  I can't access into my account using my old PAN and PIN account.  I did register again as ordered and sent to them my new filed registration for online banking  to their given address but until now no TUBAG pod.  Through their given email address bdo call center....it did take times they give me an answer that after I had found it of myself how to do another registration.  Until now.....am still waiting of their TUBAG for confirmation so that I can successfully login for any transaction.

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 06:50:12 PM
Hi Ate Annie,

I have the same problem. Every time I write to the customer service of Metrobank it would take forever to get a "tubag" from Metrobank.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Manong JOSE on May 04, 2008, 07:08:08 PM
I like the story...

Congratulations Mike! Congratulations tubagbohol! I wish you the best!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 04, 2008, 07:15:42 PM
Out of the many things that I learned from my tenured stay in Tubag Bohol, one thing that struck me is the humility and genuine nature of Boholanos.

Admittingly, I recognize my impudence in the past, I had little knowledge of Bohol, its history, its people. Aside from the fact that I had familial ties. This site, with all of its intellectual minds have provided vivid discourse on the topics revolving Bohol, the Visayas, the Philippines, Internationalism and the like. There is not one day that I am ever dissatisfied with the commentries of the membership. Overall, the entirety of the membership, of the collective minds that make up Tubag Bohol, is brilliant.

What I like the most about this web site, and the members within it, is the presence of accountability, responsibility, ability, legitimacy and humility. All in one.

The decorum of this site is professional, to say the least. Quite professional. It distinguishes itself from many other websites. That is what I like, and am sure many others share the same view. It is why we keep on coming back. To debate, to teach, and to learn.


 
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: benelynne on May 04, 2008, 08:17:11 PM
You have a heartwarming story that parallels my own search for info about Bohol at the time my wife and I have seriously considered sending our kids to school in Tagbilaran and partially setting base there.

Yes, I went through the same frustration of browsing through local papers (that seemed to take forever to update their news and even settled for nearby Cebu's SunStar that is at least updated daily), and tried the tourist forums that were always brimming with "ohs and ahs" about the place but lacked substantial content relevant to what I wanted to know.

Fortunately, I stumbled on this handiwork of yours at about the time the traffic was starting to pick up... I remember I would update my wife about the daily exchange and information I got from this site. One day, she said that perhaps I was already getting more information than I needed and was already enjoying the company of virtual people... Oh, did I bristle at that comment and replied that the most "real" people I've met are here. Now she is happy that even from afar, I feel very much at home in Bohol.

Now I can say that this forum really helped me a lot in firming up my decision on the kids' schooling. My wife and two daughters are there already and are immensely enjoying their stay. I am scheduled to fly with my son on the 9th but I will have to be back immediately. I really do hope to meet some of our Tagbilaran-based members even for a quick EB somewhere at ICM. But perhaps I'll be available only on Sunday or Monday afternoon. Anyone available on either either of these days? I will certainly take a longer trip in July.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 04, 2008, 08:23:00 PM
I was frustrated the time Mike invited me.And I was born in TB with frustration as a twin.But now,I'm a different me.Better touch me not.Hahaha
TB means a lot to me,that's why I love TB much.You know that Bro.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 04, 2008, 08:25:09 PM
Therapeutic. This site has been very therapeutic for me, do you guys feel the same way as well?

Just to express feelings, to release anxiety. To be heard. So simple, but its healing power is undeniable.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 04, 2008, 08:37:49 PM
...and i found Tubag Bohol out of a secret frustration too. When Mikey Gatal, who runs the sister (i should say sister forum)mikeygatal.com,  deleted all our post in his site! then sigi nanang ko ug kuri-kuri sa site ni Mikey hangtud na pindotan nako ning tubag Bohol.

Thanks Mikey, this doesnt mean i will be forgeting everything we shared... ;)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 04, 2008, 08:47:11 PM

I found out about Tubag Bohol.

Then,

Tubag Bohol found me.

Now there's no where to run  ;D


Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 04, 2008, 08:48:45 PM
murag na pusas na ka GEC kon maohon?

shutgon marriage with Tubag Bohol nang kalakiha!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 04, 2008, 08:51:33 PM


I'm a willing victim, DaBinz ;D

And you're holding the shotgun? He he he


Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 04, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
Tagai pod ko ug katungod,akoy ginikanan na laman.hahaha
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 04, 2008, 08:54:02 PM
ah, hahahaha!

A willing victim eh?

Sir Gec, your sacrifice is for the good of all, eh?
Haha, that a man!

*hand salute*
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:04:06 PM

Bran, what I learned is that it is only in Tubag Bohol where you will always get a warm welcome. There is always that delicious "welcome message" afforded to every new arrival, and the welcome is becoming sweeter day by day.

One thing that distinguishes the Boholano people is the way we celebrate fiestas. Sa Bohol lang sa tibuok kalibutan nga kung fiesta dili ka magutman, hinuon mapasmo ka kay daghang mobira nimo ug pamahaw, paniudto, ug panihapon - plus itsahan pa ka ug unlan ug habol kung magabhian ka.

I can see this sweet hospitality, authentic humanity of the Boholano people by the way TB members treat virtual friends and not-so-familiar friends.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: lumine on May 04, 2008, 09:04:30 PM
all i can say, i love tubagbohol.

when i was still in belgium, modalikyat jud ko online just to check tb.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 04, 2008, 09:09:43 PM


hahaha

Ajaw jama jama kay himuon unya tang TANDEM ani.

wa pa raba makita bisan imong anino...

Sugot ko shotgun'on tika basta pakita na ka?

deal?
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:11:19 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,
Ben is a top-rated Filipino journalist in Japan. He used to own and run a newspaper in the Land of the Rising Sun. His crispy ideas and unconventional commentaries have been quoted by several newspapers and magazines. You can actually google him. If you wish to know his real name, just PM him. :)

Ben, I'm glad that you understand my feeling of frustration. In the age of information highway and knowledge economy, those who know more will win in the economic race.

Feel free to promote your business ventures in Tubag Bohol without any cost. Hint: Your profile's signature is a powerful marketing tool.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 04, 2008, 09:11:54 PM
I'll be the door keeper.

I too want to see the face of the elusive yet poetic Sir Gec.

 :D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:15:29 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, kini si Orchids Aya mao ni usa sa mga pinakagwapang babaye sa yuta sa Anda. I just wonder nganong wala ni siya na-queen sa Anda, Bohol.

When she came to TB she was at her deepest moment of her life. I cannot elaborate. It will always be a secret. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:18:25 PM

Belle, I have to forgive Mikey for doing that. I had to reconstruct things all over again. But what can I do? Nagwala baya pud ko sauna tungod aning gugma-gugma. Reason? Gibalibaran ko ug bayle sa usa ka dalaga. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 04, 2008, 09:18:31 PM
Oist liwat jod ka sa galigwat Bro. But I'm really thankful to you.You're my friend always.And I love you my Bro.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:19:44 PM
I will always love you, Aya.

Ang mga dugo nga naglatay sa kaugatan sa imong mga pag-umangkon ako usab nga dugo.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:21:35 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,

Kini si Lumine maoy unang nakapabuhi sa akong dugo. Remember I was all alone? Then one day Lumine came. Then one day Lumine disappeared for a long time. Then one day Lumine is back. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:24:37 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,

GEC is a secret genius. His poems can cause pain in your stomach. I can't tell many things about GEC. Let him stay as TB's most sought-after mysterious icon.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:26:51 PM

GEC, always remember that Lorenzo, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the United States of America, is keeping his eyes on you.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 04, 2008, 09:28:03 PM
Sir Gec, my mission this summer is to find you.

I will find you, promise you that.

;)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: lumine on May 04, 2008, 09:41:27 PM

hoy mike! did i disappear for a long time? i didn't really disappear. i was absent for a valid reason, and that was the time, my lil family has to adjust from the climate,etc. but even then, ate ging was there to represent me and to give updates about tb. defensive kaau,hehe! part na jud sa ako life ang tb.

luv u,mike!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 09:45:13 PM
I love you, Lumine. You represent the most popular advertising name in the Philippines. Wise-si-Lumine ad.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: lumine on May 04, 2008, 09:49:57 PM

toinks! hehehe!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hazel on May 04, 2008, 10:13:26 PM

Dong, can I go with you? I heard GEC also wants to drink my salabat. :D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Macky Ferniz on May 04, 2008, 10:17:56 PM

I say I Love you Mike.

I Love my Brothers and Sisters in Tubag Bohol.

However, this does not mean I am living my last hours. Simbako tawn.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 10:34:17 PM
I love you, Macky. You've been an inspiration to all of us!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 04, 2008, 10:35:32 PM

Intriguing. :) From Norway with Love. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 04, 2008, 10:46:38 PM
Mao ra jud ni akong ma ikasulti, sa mga nag hinigugmaay diri sa TB...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NNC0kIzM1Fo
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Macky Ferniz on May 04, 2008, 11:22:36 PM
Ms. Belle,

This gives me an idea. Why won't we compose a theme song for Tubagbohol. It will be our anthem.

Let me come up with one.

Maybe somebody will write the lyrics and another will write the melody.

Let's try.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hazel on May 04, 2008, 11:26:34 PM
Good idea, Kuya Macks. As of now, kani lang sa atong theme song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Ng_Ncbb0s

We still miss GEC in this slide show. ;D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 04, 2008, 11:30:13 PM



Good idea Mackz! hahaha

hala mag compose na ta ani!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: C2H4 on May 04, 2008, 11:32:40 PM
Kinsa man ang mokanta sa theme song? Si Mr Sigbin? hehehe
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Bambi on May 05, 2008, 01:04:07 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen:

To avoid controversy... I am loudly pronouncing here that Tubag Bohol is not a forum of frustrated Bol-anon  but this is a active forum of...   "Pep rally with people with particular pep", right?  ;)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 05, 2008, 05:44:43 AM

So long as my sweater isn't stained. ;)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 05, 2008, 05:47:05 AM
This is a post Tubag Bohol birthday reflection.[/b]

From 2000-2002 I was editing and writing for a travel magazine in Davao City. Your Guide was the name of the magazine. It was published by Midtown Printing Company, Inc., the sponsor of my Silliman scholarship (1996-2000).

During those times I used to send emails to resorts, hotels, business establishments in Bohol. I introduced the magazine and offered to them free write-ups. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails and letters. (I can truly empathize with Balong's feeling when he tried to get in touch with Panglao Island Resort.)

When I came to Thailand in 2006, I felt for the first time a profound pain of being uprooted from our homeland. I had been living in different cities and provinces outside Bohol, but living in a foreign land is entirely a different experience. There is always this longing for news or any info about home. To cure the longing for home, I would browse Philippine websites and Bohol-related websites. I wrote several emails to website owners asking them if they have this and that information. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails. (Jeroen Hellingman of bohol.ph is an exemption. I really like this man from Netherlands, the webmaster of bohol.ph. I was so encouraged when he placed Tubag Bohol in bohol.ph without question. He is the only webmaster who accommodated my request to place Tubag Bohol link in another website.)

I am not a computer science graduate (I completed a degree in Mass Communication from Silliman.) I didn't have a computer/laptop and neither did I have an Internet connection in Anda or in Tagbilaran. I was thinking that there must be a way in the Internet where people can share information and get in touch with each other at a deeper level of friendship and intimacy. But I am not a computer science graduate. So I took up BS-BS (Bachelor in Basa-Basa). :)

In 2007 I had a little saving and I used it to buy the domain mikeligalig.com and rent a server. I just used this domain to house my resume/biodata and contact information.

The secret frustration nga walay mo-tubag to my emails to Philippine websites gave me an idea to use "tubag" and attach the word to "bohol," thus "tubagbohol." I was only experimenting how things would work if I posted information in tubagbohol site and invited others to read my own collection of research. I had this passion of sending emails to friends whenever I stumbled an excellent research material. I no longer send emails because I can now post any information in Tubag Bohol.

The frustration only deepened because whenever I posted something in Tubag Bohol, walay mo-tubag. I had to endure long nights of solitary confinement in Tubag Bohol posting any info that I deemed important to Boholanos and Filipinos. I sent invitation emails to my contacts in Bohol but my emails got lost. Maybe. The stats was: Most Online Today 1; Most Online Ever 1. But one day the number became 2. Her displayed name was "jeweloftheorient." Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome "Mari." She was the jeweloftheorient nga nasaag diri. She registered in TB but she never came back until 5 or 6 months later. :)

I felt so alone online. I could only imagine of my mother, my father, and my sister having an Internet connection in Bohol so we could all communicate without incurring a shocking cost. To call to the Philippines from Thailand is horribly expensive.

For months I felt so alone online. I almost gave up. I had posted hundreds of topics but TB's only reader, jeweloftheorient, was nowhere to be found.

Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy Inc., said, and I quote:

"Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity."

Mike, I love reading your story about your discovery of Tubag Bohol. It was sad and frustrations indeed. But it's all gone now, here we all are. Always giving "Tubag" whenever we possibly can. Thank you a million times Mike.

I knew about this site in www.bohol.ph
In my curiosity, I clicked it, then read lots of news. I forgot when did I finally decide to register, anyhow when I did, I wasn't very active to all conversations what the members were talking about, it didn't interest me. It was early this year that I finally decided to hey why not give it a try, maybe these people are real, and there it was, yes indeed, real people with real hearts and soul.
From that time on, Mike knows how much I gratefully appreciate what he has done. Without any hesitations, I did  it so he will be more inspired to continue this site a much better place for everyone to enjoy. And of course with the other members who help him out and was appointed Global Admin, my thanks to you too. As far as I can remember, you were there when Mike needed you the most which was during his father's death. It was so great of you guys.

So Mike, thank you again and again and may God continue to shower blessings upon you and your family today and always.
I love you my friend!   
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 05, 2008, 05:55:49 AM
I love you, Beth.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 05, 2008, 08:34:22 AM
Lorenzo and Ginger,

I'll be here even long after Summer is gone ;)
Bring lots of salabaat from Norway
Benny is bringing a box of Cabernet sauvignon


and...    Happy Hunting! ;D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 05, 2008, 09:59:21 AM
Gec,

Hazel and I are part Warai-Warai. We will be hunting you ;)

Maybe you can help in the hunt by hiding in ICM?

:P

Shall I bring a box of Cognac?
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 05, 2008, 09:59:30 AM
Same to you GEC...

Ginger and Insoy, GOODLUCK!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: lindy on May 05, 2008, 10:01:00 AM
This is a post Tubag Bohol birthday reflection.[/b]

From 2000-2002 I was editing and writing for a travel magazine in Davao City. Your Guide was the name of the magazine. It was published by Midtown Printing Company, Inc., the sponsor of my Silliman scholarship (1996-2000).

During those times I used to send emails to resorts, hotels, business establishments in Bohol. I introduced the magazine and offered to them free write-ups. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails and letters. (I can truly empathize with Balong's feeling when he tried to get in touch with Panglao Island Resort.)

When I came to Thailand in 2006, I felt for the first time a profound pain of being uprooted from our homeland. I had been living in different cities and provinces outside Bohol, but living in a foreign land is entirely a different experience. There is always this longing for news or any info about home. To cure the longing for home, I would browse Philippine websites and Bohol-related websites. I wrote several emails to website owners asking them if they have this and that information. But walay mo-"tubag" to my emails. (Jeroen Hellingman of bohol.ph is an exemption. I really like this man from Netherlands, the webmaster of bohol.ph. I was so encouraged when he placed Tubag Bohol in bohol.ph without question. He is the only webmaster who accommodated my request to place Tubag Bohol link in another website.)

I am not a computer science graduate (I completed a degree in Mass Communication from Silliman.) I didn't have a computer/laptop and neither did I have an Internet connection in Anda or in Tagbilaran. I was thinking that there must be a way in the Internet where people can share information and get in touch with each other at a deeper level of friendship and intimacy. But I am not a computer science graduate. So I took up BS-BS (Bachelor in Basa-Basa). :)

In 2007 I had a little saving and I used it to buy the domain mikeligalig.com and rent a server. I just used this domain to house my resume/biodata and contact information.

The secret frustration nga walay mo-tubag to my emails to Philippine websites gave me an idea to use "tubag" and attach the word to "bohol," thus "tubagbohol." I was only experimenting how things would work if I posted information in tubagbohol site and invited others to read my own collection of research. I had this passion of sending emails to friends whenever I stumbled an excellent research material. I no longer send emails because I can now post any information in Tubag Bohol.

The frustration only deepened because whenever I posted something in Tubag Bohol, walay mo-tubag. I had to endure long nights of solitary confinement in Tubag Bohol posting any info that I deemed important to Boholanos and Filipinos. I sent invitation emails to my contacts in Bohol but my emails got lost. Maybe. The stats was: Most Online Today 1; Most Online Ever 1. But one day the number became 2. Her displayed name was "jeweloftheorient." Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome "Mari." She was the jeweloftheorient nga nasaag diri. She registered in TB but she never came back until 5 or 6 months later. :)

I felt so alone online. I could only imagine of my mother, my father, and my sister having an Internet connection in Bohol so we could all communicate without incurring a shocking cost. To call to the Philippines from Thailand is horribly expensive.

For months I felt so alone online. I almost gave up. I had posted hundreds of topics but TB's only reader, jeweloftheorient, was nowhere to be found.

Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy Inc., said, and I quote:

"Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity."

Thanks Mike for your frustration. It is God's way aron magkahiusa ang mga Pilipinhon ilabi na mga Bol-anon nga nagkatibulahag ug puyo sa asa mang suok ning kalibutan diin ang matag usa kanato adunay mga tagsa tagsa ka vission ug mission para sa atong mga pinalangang mga kaigsoonan didto sa atong yutang natawhan.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: benelynne on May 05, 2008, 10:17:49 AM

Hi Mike,

Murag nag-roll call na ka sa mga "real" TB members... I am replying to confirm that I am not simply a virtual creature. Anyway, I am red-faced, even without red wine, at your superfluous intro... Without TB, we'd probably never have a chance to know one another, exchange not only our ideas but also our deepest cares and fears, utter "I love you" to both men and women without fear of being misjudged... Bitaw, Mike, you may just have sought self-consolation in putting up this site, but you have set our world aglow wherever we are in this world... I'd probably spend a year or two scouring Bohol for people with kindred thoughts and feelings but not find as many people, with very diverse talents and personalities, as have already converged here at TB... Daghan kaayug salamat for giving us this opportunity...

Having said all, I'll swear GEC is not only 'virtual' but also di-ingon-nato if he doesn't pop his head up at ICM on Sunday afternoon... So that goes for the rest of those of us who are in Tagbi...
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Glen on May 05, 2008, 10:33:41 AM
Wow! I am speechless.

I Love Tubag Bohol

I Love everybody and I love myself :-*
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Edelweiss on May 05, 2008, 02:25:29 PM
Hi Mike,
I would like to say thank you for creating this site out of your frustration. gi TUBAG sa ginoo ang imong mga pangandoy nga ma TUBAG ang imong mga kamingaw sa Bohol. karon Mike daghan na ang mo TUBAG sa imong mga pangutana kay daghan na ang mga members sa TUBAGBOHOL.
although i'm not a Boholana by blood but i love Bohol and would like to settle in Bohol for good pohon. i know your site from bohol.ph kay nagsurf ko didto looking for a lot to buy aron katukoran unya sa among payag kung mo retire na mi sa akong husband in few years time. i saw your link and i thought its a political site for unanswered question of the people to the government. TUBAGBOHOL is a unique name na intriga ko so i click the link, that was in June 2007 kanunay kong mobisita pero wala ko mo register not until September when you made an appeal for your Papa wa na ko kaagwanta ning respond ko nimo, and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with you and other TUBAGBOHOL members. although wala pa ko kakita ninyong tanan (aside from my lil sis Beth by choice  in Manhattan) i'm looking forward to meet as many members as possible during my short stay in Bohol this coming July. i'm so proud to be a part of TUBAGBOHOL family  and its noble projects in the future more power and success to our TUBAGBOHOL.
bisag talagsa ra ko mo post diri pero kanunay baya ko molili. this is my 100 post na ka abot ra jud ko at long last congratulations to me.  ;) ;D
I love you all :-* :-*
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: grazie7y on May 05, 2008, 04:09:00 PM
I have this indescribable feeling when I started reading this thread.  It's amazing that we can find real people in the virtual world of internet.  As I got to Maring Bella aka ms da binsi's post of the temp theme song where Macky also suggested that we come up with our own song, I couldn't help but remember the song of the American Idol castoff Lapus.  He may be funny to others but his song is deep.   :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIEIFw1GeTQ

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: PrincessSaDagat on May 05, 2008, 05:02:07 PM
Mike, Thank You! This is an incredible website.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Happy on May 05, 2008, 06:09:31 PM
Mike, makahilak man pud ta anang imong post oi.

Anyway, thank you very much once again for creating this site, bisan paman nga out of frustration ra to nimo pag create, pero nilambo baya ug nilipang. Nibunga ug maanindot ug mata-is ng friendship. Nakapalipay sa mga magul-anon ug nakalingaw sa mga way lingaw :)

More power Tubag Bohol :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 05, 2008, 06:18:51 PM

Because of Mike's website, I will get to experience what it's like to drink salabat, red wine and cognac at the same time. And it's not just gonna be one shot. Wheee! ;D


And yes, as part of post anniversary reflection of TuBo, naa pay Tuba ni Julai ug ang Bahalina ni

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 05, 2008, 06:25:49 PM


GEC, mag hubog-hubog jud diay ka pohon?

sus ug maka adto pa ko kay mag ligid-ligid jud ko sad saka hubog.

Adto nalang ko pohon sa 2011 with Lita, Asianfairy, Bambi, Jun, Macky, Tiya, Benne ug kinsa  pa?  a.k.a mga seniors pohon!

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 05, 2008, 06:30:31 PM


Ms. Dabinz,

Akong gimodify ang akong post labon gamay pa ang nakabasa ;D

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 05, 2008, 07:10:42 PM
Ako sad GEC, sori.

Huy unsa man ka? magbitbit raba tawon si Benne ug Cabernet sa ICM unja di ka mogimaw?

pagklaro diha kay luniton jud tika ug maka uli ko!

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 05, 2008, 07:31:15 PM
Mike, thanks for making me a part of the family. It is really my pleasure being here and sharing laughter and tears with everyone. You are trully amazin' :) Thanks
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: kiamoy on May 05, 2008, 10:27:06 PM
heartwarming ang sinugdan sa TB:)

mari looks like nicole of pussycat dolls :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 05, 2008, 10:29:08 PM

OT: di ba naay Pinay sa pussycat dolls?
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 05, 2008, 10:32:52 PM

OT: And her name is Mari?


Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: kiamoy on May 05, 2008, 10:43:55 PM
hehehe!!! hmm..yep ang ka look alike sa avatar or nimo mari.. her name`s nicole..:)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 05, 2008, 10:46:20 PM

OT: Toinks! ikaw jud GEC...hain naman ka? wa man ka mohapit sa cafe
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: -<GEC348>- on May 05, 2008, 11:15:49 PM

OT: Are you ready with your camera? I'm going there now. Oh dear, I missed the grand opening, right?
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Happy on May 06, 2008, 12:50:41 AM
Sige raman jud nimo ka missed ang mga events diri GEC, dili manjud ka mopakita ;D
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Lorenzo on May 06, 2008, 01:36:43 AM
TUBAG [/b] sa ginoo ang imong mga pangandoy nga ma TUBAG ang imong mga kamingaw sa Bohol. karon Mike daghan na ang mo TUBAG sa imong mga pangutana kay daghan na ang mga members sa TUBAGBOHOL.
although i'm not a Boholana by blood but i love Bohol and would like to settle in Bohol for good pohon. i know your site from bohol.ph kay nagsurf ko didto looking for a lot to buy aron katukoran unya sa among payag kung mo retire na mi sa akong husband in few years time. i saw your link and i thought its a political site for unanswered question of the people to the government. TUBAGBOHOL is a unique name na intriga ko so i click the link, that was in June 2007 kanunay kong mobisita pero wala ko mo register not until September when you made an appeal for your Papa wa na ko kaagwanta ning respond ko nimo, and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with you and other TUBAGBOHOL members. although wala pa ko kakita ninyong tanan (aside from my lil sis Beth by choice  in Manhattan) i'm looking forward to meet as many members as possible during my short stay in Bohol this coming July. i'm so proud to be a part of TUBAGBOHOL family  and its noble projects in the future more power and success to our TUBAGBOHOL.
bisag talagsa ra ko mo post diri pero kanunay baya ko molili. this is my 100 post na ka abot ra jud ko at long last congratulations to me.  ;) ;D
I love you all :-* :-*

Wow. Reading that made all the hairs in my body stand up. Powerfully said.

Mike, it is evident to all of us the profound impact Tubag Bohol has made. To you, to all of us.

Through Christ, that goodness is shown in all of us. May the Lord continue to shine down his blessings on all of us. Giving us our daily bread, our daily wine.

With My Heart,
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 06, 2008, 11:18:03 AM
a.k.a mga seniors pohon[/b]!

 ;D  ;D  ;D

Apil gyud ko anang 2011 Belle.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 06, 2008, 11:21:03 AM
Kung mauhon magtigum na ko ug 50 pesos a day aron makighi-usa sa mga senior citizen. ;D hahaha.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 06, 2008, 11:23:00 AM
TUBAG [/b] sa ginoo ang imong mga pangandoy nga ma TUBAG ang imong mga kamingaw sa Bohol. karon Mike daghan na ang mo TUBAG sa imong mga pangutana kay daghan na ang mga members sa TUBAGBOHOL.
although i'm not a Boholana by blood but i love Bohol and would like to settle in Bohol for good pohon. i know your site from bohol.ph kay nagsurf ko didto looking for a lot to buy aron katukoran unya sa among payag kung mo retire na mi sa akong husband in few years time. i saw your link and i thought its a political site for unanswered question of the people to the government. TUBAGBOHOL is a unique name na intriga ko so i click the link, that was in June 2007 kanunay kong mobisita pero wala ko mo register not until September when you made an appeal for your Papa wa na ko kaagwanta ning respond ko nimo, and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with you and other TUBAGBOHOL members. although wala pa ko kakita ninyong tanan (aside from my lil sis Beth by choice  in Manhattan) i'm looking forward to meet as many members as possible during my short stay in Bohol this coming July. i'm so proud to be a part of TUBAGBOHOL family  and its noble projects in the future more power and success to our TUBAGBOHOL.
bisag talagsa ra ko mo post diri pero kanunay baya ko molili. this is my 100 post na ka abot ra jud ko at long last congratulations to me.  ;) ;D
I love you all :-* :-*

My dear manang Lita, bitaw kung dili tungod sa Tubag Bohol initiated by Mike, dili gyud ta magkaila ug magkita personally. And it was an amazing experience. And it will not be the first time but the first of the many more meetings to come!
Abi nako imposimble magka sister at my age, wala ra hibaw-i dinhi ra di ay ko makakita ug daghang sisters nga mga buutan pa gyud. And also mga manong pod who are respected and kind.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:02:11 PM
Sauna si Hazel maoy mangutana nako, karon ako nay mangutana ni Hazel ug asa na nga topic pangitaon. She knows every suok and corner of Tubag Bohol topics. In other words, she's an insider. Secret Agent :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:05:14 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Si Ms Da Binsi mas daghan pa ug posts kay sa nako. :) I have to double time now. Bella is an artist. Every bone of her body is made for arts. :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:07:23 PM

Kini si Grace, bisan sa telephone pa lang, you will immediately know nga buotan ning bayhana. She's one of the sweetest girls in Tubag Bohol that you will ever know. She bakes cakes and cookies for everyone. And for the first time of my life I saw a virtual cake. I think it was Mari's birthday.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:16:32 PM
TUBAG [/b] sa ginoo ang imong mga pangandoy nga ma TUBAG ang imong mga kamingaw sa Bohol. karon Mike daghan na ang mo TUBAG sa imong mga pangutana kay daghan na ang mga members sa TUBAGBOHOL.
although i'm not a Boholana by blood but i love Bohol and would like to settle in Bohol for good pohon. i know your site from bohol.ph kay nagsurf ko didto looking for a lot to buy aron katukoran unya sa among payag kung mo retire na mi sa akong husband in few years time. i saw your link and i thought its a political site for unanswered question of the people to the government. TUBAGBOHOL is a unique name na intriga ko so i click the link, that was in June 2007 kanunay kong mobisita pero wala ko mo register not until September when you made an appeal for your Papa wa na ko kaagwanta ning respond ko nimo, and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with you and other TUBAGBOHOL members. although wala pa ko kakita ninyong tanan (aside from my lil sis Beth by choice  in Manhattan) i'm looking forward to meet as many members as possible during my short stay in Bohol this coming July. i'm so proud to be a part of TUBAGBOHOL family  and its noble projects in the future more power and success to our TUBAGBOHOL.
bisag talagsa ra ko mo post diri pero kanunay baya ko molili. this is my 100 post na ka abot ra jud ko at long last congratulations to me.  ;) ;D
I love you all :-* :-*

I have to reserve my private thoughts for Ate Lita through email because if I write my admiration and affection for her, my eyes would well up in tears. In a world full of strangers, I never realized that a not familiar woman from Switzerland would come forward and saved my family from so much grief.

Ate Lita, I have tears in my eyes while I'm writing these words. My father was so grateful to you and was also reminding me to send his thank you to you. Yes, I lost my father when death took him away from me, but I found consolation in the thought that you made someone's life bearable in the most difficult hour of darkness. 
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:27:05 PM
This is for Alicia, our Asianfairy.

I remember she wrote an email to me telling me that she was reading my poems. Because of that single email, our friendship blossomed in the garden of Tubag Bohol.

In my happiness and sadness, Asianfairy has always been there for me. Even if you don't tell her of your problem, she would know it and she would offer her helping hand to you. Alicia, if I would compile our long emails, ma-libro na ni.

Alicia, I always uttered your name to my father. He had no idea about TubagBohol as he had not used the Internet even for once in his life until he died. Thank you, Alicia, in our hours of grief, you brought hope to a weeping soul. 

We will always stay behind you in fulfilling the mission and vision of Filipino Charity. Your passion to help the poor in our country is a pillar of inspiration for us here in Tubag Bohol.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:37:17 PM
To C2H4,

Your infectious laugh can quicken a weary mind and a tired heart. You are a darling to many of us here. I always said "i love you" to you as my friend ug motubag lang ka ug "i know" pero okay lang na nako. :)

Kini si Ethyl, the first time I talked to her over the phone last year, wala ko kapaniudto. I think the talk lasted for five hours. Bisan unsa nalang ang among mga nahisgutan.

When you are down, you can send your tears to Ethyl (our c2h4) and she will preserve it for memory's sake. When you are happy, you can trust your secrets to her. I have told to Ethyl many of my life's private secrets, unsaon imbestigador man ni siya. Ethyl, kung asa ka man karon, I just hope nga makabasa ka ani akong pagdayeg sa imong pagka-friendly namo diri sa Tubag Bohol.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Barbaro on May 06, 2008, 01:50:28 PM
2nd demotion ako dyan mike..maayo nalang tong kami kay at work ako kadali ra pero isang oras oi..gusto nya malaman unsa imong pagkatawo kilig to drama moments.. she is sooo friendly..one time sa laing planita ming duha medyo nagkatuwaan may nasuko namo.. ehhmm sinysa sila kay girat rat gyod ni ethyl.. sya gyod mi banat sa furom..peace Ganda.. ms you..
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:51:12 PM
This is for Gemma (as my post TubagBohol reflection)

Like many good samaritan souls in Tubag Bohol, Gemma is an angel. Gihatagan niya ug daghang panty si Mari in the presence of Mari's husband and parents-in-law.

When Gemma, Kyle, and Joe came to Bangkok last December, they made me a one-week millionaire. The way Gemma behaves online is the same Gemma you'd see offline. She can be your loving, caring mother, sister, friend, but not a "grandmother" kay bata pa man sya.

Though she is managing three resort hotels in Alaska, Gemma (a.k.a. Glen) always has time for her friends in Tubag Bohol and for her family.

To you, Gem, words are not enough to thank you, Joe, and Kyle. I wish my father were able to talk to you and thank you for standing behind our family in our hours of grief.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 01:53:26 PM
This is for Balong:

Oi, ala una na man diay. Maniudto sa ko, Balong.
More will follow... this is part of post-TB birthday reflection.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Glen on May 06, 2008, 02:04:11 PM
Kuya Mike, You made my Mom cry reading your post.( in a good way )
This is Kyle. My Dad said thank you very much for your nice compliments.
We enjoyed our time with you very much.
We miss you and love you.

Love,
Joegemkyle
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 02:51:38 PM
To Ginger:

When my father passed away, you were the first person that I texted about his demise. It is difficult to imagine a TubagBohol without you. I know so well nga kung naay mahitabo nako (simbako labangon pito ka lawod), ikaw ang mga makaabli sa mga kandado sa TubagBohol kay naa nimo ang nagkadena nga mga yawi.

You are trusted with the "technical secrets" of TubagBohol not because of your brilliance, but because of your noble heart, your ability to implement TB policies with a parental touch. I have spent many hours talking to you over the phone, including that night nga gibadlong na ko sa security guard kay papaulion na ko from office.

You followed my tears from Bohol to Cebu and back to Bohol. You know so well the pain of death as you've lost a loved one, too. I can't thank you enough, Zel.

I may not be able to see you soon in person, pero okay lang kay sa Tubag Bohol online ka kada kadlawon.

I love you, Ginger.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 03:00:43 PM
To Ms Da Binsi,

You know how special you are to all our friends in Tubag Bohol. I can never forget the picture of your smile and laughter in the webcam while Gemma and Mari were busy typing their Christmas wishes to you and to our friends.

When you said goodbye to us, it was difficult to comfort our friends, especially si Ginger nga nagsiki nalang ug bakho sa Norway. So I started a thread: "Kinsay mopahid sa mga luha ni Ginger." I just wonder nga kung ikaw ang mohilak, "kinsa man kahay mopahid sa mga luha ni Ms Da Binsi"?

Tubag Bohol became a virtual cemetery for a while. But love has always been sweeter the second time around.

The fact that we didn't let you go and we can't, Ms Da Binsi, is a testament to our undying love for you, and you know how much we value your friendship. Till death do us part...   
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 03:16:12 PM
To Grace,

Your name speaks of a heavenly remembrance. When we say "God's grace," it means an unmerited favor and mercy of God toward His creations though they don't deserve it.

In Tubag Bohol, you gave a new meaning of grace. Though we don't deserve your delicious cakes and cookies, you sent them to many corners of the globe. The cookie that you sent for me through Gemma had to be transported from California to Alaska, and from Alaska wala nako kabalo asa pa nitugpa ang China Airlines nga gisakyan ni Joe, Kyle, and Gemma.

You see, a piece of cookie with a distinct flavor and taste had to travel thousands of miles across oceans and continents aron lang moabot sa Thailand. Thank you, Grace, once more.

We wish to sing a chorus of thank you to you, Grace, not because we dearly love your traveling cakes and cookies, but because you taught us a new meaning of friendship - that indeed true friendship transcends in any type of Internet browsers, operating systems, and computer monitors.

Your friendship removes the barrier of distance and time. (kay kung matulog na si Ginger, mo-mata naman ka.) :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: grazie7y on May 06, 2008, 03:28:48 PM

Thank you, Mike, for the kind words.  And again, thank you for having created this virtual home called Tubag Bohol for all of us to virtually dwell in and give us cure for a heart that is missing our dear Bohol. 

I have come to know very good and deep friends through Tubag Bohol.  Friends who stuck with me through tears and laughter!  Friends who believed in me.  Friends they will be until the end time. 

May God continue to bless this home, Tubag Bohol, and the whole Tubag Bohol Family!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: bulak on May 06, 2008, 03:35:48 PM
Karon pako ka ukab ani nga drama dah! :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Happy on May 06, 2008, 05:05:31 PM
Magpamahid man pud ta sa atong mga luha ani nga thread oi :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Bambi on May 06, 2008, 05:37:06 PM
Mikes personal descriptions towards honorable TB members touched my heart. These wonderful people really deserves these words.  I am speechless. Although...never meet yet them in persons, I feel the deep tight  of friendship bounded through virtual site.    A short  acquaintance with Sigbin, Barbaro, Glen, St. Agnes, Scott, Svelana, Mari and the rest last Dec. 30, 2007 EB...that unforgettable memories lingers on from day to day... meeting as strangers and parted as good friends. That is TB secret. As ever told, without Mike- this called TB secret might not be possible.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: ms da binsi on May 06, 2008, 06:35:00 PM
meeting as strangers [/color] and parted as good friends. That is TB secret. As ever told, without Mike- this called TB secret might not be possible.



I love that phrase Bayat. Tinuod jud na! It is really very amazing!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 06, 2008, 06:36:59 PM
Ate Annie (Bambi), wa pa ko mahuman. Check-list ni sa attendance, which is done annually from now on.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 06, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
Keep going on Mike,I'm happy bisan ga kwago,I'm so touched.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: grazie7y on May 07, 2008, 02:27:39 AM

I love that phrase too!  That really best describes our EBs noh?  meeting as strangers and parted as good friends
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: benelynne on May 07, 2008, 08:00:19 AM

Hi Bambi,

Tabangi daw ko'g tawag aning mga taga-Tagbilaran kay basin unya pag-uli nako this weekend, I'll arrive as a stranger and go back as a foreigner... paita kung taguan na pud ko ni GEC kay ang red wine maaslom na lang...
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 07, 2008, 08:28:40 AM
Hapit na imong biyahe Sir Benne.Happy trip.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: C2H4 on May 07, 2008, 09:04:01 AM

Mike, honestly kahilakon ko nagbasa sa imong gisuwat. And you know me, I'm not that comfortable aning mag hilak hilak. You touched my heartstrings ha. Naghuot akong dughan dah. Tsk, tsk, tsk... :)

You know I love you. Gisungog ra gani tika. Kanang "i know, i know" nga drama nako, pa cute ra na kay mag selos unya si Barbaro kung mag i love you, i love you ko nimo. (Patay! Ma sagpaan gyud ko's uyab ni Barbaro ani dah!)...

Mike, wala ko nasayod nga imo diay gi timeclock atong phone conversation. Hahaha! Naabot diay five hours? Bahala'g ma pasmo basta maka chikka.

And on my part, I've told you once, and I will tell you again...I will always be grateful that TB came at just the right time in my life, when I was going through a very tough phase. The friends I've met here are my friends for life.

I love you my TB sisters and brothers! Let's keep dokdoking.

 ;D

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: C2H4 on May 07, 2008, 09:13:57 AM

Lex, utro pud ka timeclock timeclock diha. Hahaha! Usa ka oras ka dyan! Daghan magselos! Patay ko ani dah! Oist, ikaw ha, magbinuotan gyud ka nako, dili ko nimo puede awayon kay daghan kang mga sekreto imong gitago tago diha.

Bitaw, Barbs you've always been nice to me, bisan sa pikas pa. And I appreciate that very much. You're my friend for life. Bisan wala na kaayo ta nagka chikka, you know I am always here for you. When you're having girl problems, I am a willing listener. Basta ayaw pasagdi nang timon diha kay basin asa modunggo. Hehehe. Lisod ning kapitan.

 ;D

PS. I know excited na kaayo ka sa inyong Grand EB next year, and I know why...hehehe...*wink*  (joke lang)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: swakee on May 07, 2008, 09:34:08 AM
wow! gibalik-balik jed nakog basa... ka-touching ba sa story dere, although cold-hearted baya ko nga pagkatawo (toinkz) but this thread na-touched jud akong mga kabukugan ug kaugatan... lagi!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: C2H4 on May 07, 2008, 09:41:45 AM
^swaks, basin makahilak ka'g popcorn diha ha, or mapandol ba hinuon, hahaha...pero kay gisugdan naman ni'g mga i love you dire...let me tell you, I Love You Swaks...

And you know why! hehe
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Glen on May 07, 2008, 09:59:30 AM

Dear Mike, Sos karon pako nahuwasi sa akung dughan kay wala jod ko kapugong sa akung gibati sa imong ge post.
Perti jod nakung hilak as in mura man og nanamilit naka sa imong mga pulong. Mao gi off dayun ni Joe ang akung
laptop gabee para mo undang daw ko og hilak.

Kalami ba anang akung  name oy Angel man gyod. Makapahiyum man pod ko dire. karon pako nakatawa sa 1 week
millionaire ngano man na millionaire man ka nga sige man ta og gasto bayad lang sa train og subway.Hahahahha
Bitaw Mike, salamat sa tanan nimong gipamulong para sa tanang mga members sa Tubag Bohol.
Thank you,thank you,thank you very much for everything.
God bless and we love you forever.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 07, 2008, 10:41:26 AM


as in jud na si Gemma, i cant describe. she has done so many good things for me and everyone...how many times nakong gipahilak anang bayhana sa iyang mga kind deeds...labaw pa ko kay hilakon gamay nga butang magsenti daun be it mahappy or sad :'( . she makes me feel so loved, murag dugay na mi nagkaila pero mao pa diay. kung si Mike naay share sa iyang experience with an angel, naa sad ko and no words are enough to say how grateful am i for everything Gemma has shown me. daghay off record gani nga kami rang duha kabalo. Thanks girl. love u
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Glen on May 07, 2008, 11:04:27 AM

Thank you Mari, for your sweet and kind comments. Imo nasad kong gipahilak. I have truly enjoyed our friendship as well. Lets always remain close friends. Love you too girl. :-*

Thank you again Mike, for bringing us all together and allowing us to develop such special friendship.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 07, 2008, 11:13:37 AM

friends for life girl...hugs
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 07, 2008, 11:14:04 AM
kuyawa man ni inyong mga stories oi. Dinhi nga thread gyud ko nakabaw sa uban pang wala gyud di ay nako mahibaw-i bisan tuod sige nako PM nila. Sus daghan pa gyud di ay kong wala mahibaw-i. And it's good to know nga mura na gyud ug family ang feelings dinhi kay comfortable ang tanan sa usag-usa.

Mike, please continue kay nag enjoy gyud ko ug basa. Through you I know more about them. Thank you kaayo for taking your precious time in posting bahin nila. Interested kaayo ko mobasa. 
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Mari on May 07, 2008, 11:18:25 AM
Mike, im also grateful to be a part ur dreams for TB. For so short time, i enjoyed ur company. Steven does too...he said u are a good man and he is so comfortable talkin to you.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Barbaro on May 07, 2008, 12:05:22 PM
joke lang[/i])

hoistttt grabi ng chikka nimo ha si ms cuasi guro nag talk nimo ana.. daan mankong boutan gyod..hehe. wala akong masabi kundi.. naako sa imong likod permi..akoy taga tukmod ug bangon nimo hehehe. jok.. tnx thyl ehhmmmwahh.. hope to see you someday..God Bless..

im not sure maka attend bako..they are  sending formal email whole resort man ila gipangita..
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: swakee on May 07, 2008, 12:20:12 PM
hoissstt!!! nitukar ka noh? hehe... chigggeee Thyl, gitika pa kew!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Happy on May 07, 2008, 04:56:23 PM
Ka drama lagi aning dapita oi, mag-uga man atong tutunlan magbasa dinhi.
Pero bahala maughan, basa lang gihapon ko.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 07, 2008, 04:57:16 PM
Padayon pa Mike.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hazel on May 07, 2008, 06:41:46 PM

Mike, I am ever so grateful for the trust you've given me. I may not deserve it but I will always support you in every step you take towards the success of our virtual home. Thank you for believing in me.

I always treasure the friendship I shared with you and the rest of our Tubag Bohol family. The personal story you shared with me has always been my inspiration to struggle and fix my personal relationship with my father (it started with the balak where I cried relentlessly). You made me realized how grateful I am to have him.

Mike, kapila ka gisaway sa guard nga paulion na? Salamat nga kaihi-on ka kay naka pauli ra gyud. Talking to you has always been great. Makalimot gud ta sa oras. :)

I love you too, Mike!
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hazel on May 07, 2008, 06:44:35 PM

Mike, when I joined Tubag Bohol, I hibernated right away.

Reason: kay perteng liboga, sige ko ka saag.

Karon, bisan ang ok-ok di na kalusot naku. hehehe
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 07, 2008, 08:27:34 PM
Piata sa ok-ok naapil tawon, ;D
Hain ka na Bro,sumpay kay ag ahong luha nagkinatay na.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Edelweiss on May 07, 2008, 10:16:35 PM
[quote author=Lorenzo link=topic=12341.msg143777#msg143777 date=1210009003]
Wow. Reading that made all the hairs in my body stand up. Powerfully said.



 :-[ Dong Bran do you really mean that, morag di ko katuo nga i got praises from you, a prominent person in TB summa cum laude pa jud. that made my hairs stand up too. sa tinouray lang Dong Bran i have a very high respect sa imong intellect ug sa imong pagka kindhearted person. labi na, when you said you want to join Doctors without borders inigkahuman nimo, nakaingon jud ko nga talagsaon ra ang tawo nga sama nimo ka buotan. you are a gift of God to your parents and to us here in Tubag Bohol. i love you Dong Bran. :-*
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Edelweiss on May 07, 2008, 10:24:05 PM


Bitaw Beth, mao na ang giingon ni ms, Bambi nga we meet as strangers and parted as sisters. love you sis
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 07, 2008, 10:45:50 PM
hehehe, tinuod gyud bitaw. Love you too manang sis.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Edelweiss on May 07, 2008, 11:21:21 PM


Mike, naghuot akong dughan nagbasa ini pero di ko gustong mohilak, i cried so much when your father pass away kay nakahinumdom ko sa akong Papa. my father died and i did not see him alive after so many years. and the thought of it how he died is just unbearable. he is one of the victim of our terribly wicked health system, kung way kuarta way tambal. he was denied treatment kay way ika deposit, paita ning pobre ta kay wa tay right mabuhi. he died 6 hours later. this happen long time ago but my heart still bleed everytime i think about it. i don't want to talk about it anymore. my father is gone and my tears and anger will not bring him back to life again. my life will go on and if i have the means and chance to help the needy i will gladly do it.
Mike we have one thing in common wa na tay Papa and that will bring us closer together. Love you Mike :-*
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Bambi on May 08, 2008, 12:57:20 AM
arrive as a stranger and go back as a foreigner[/b]... paita kung taguan na pud ko ni GEC kay ang red wine maaslom na lang...

Sir Bennelyne,

It's a great pleasure to help you.  I will try my very best to have an intensive heart to heart talk to those who are based in Tagbilaran aron na-ay mo-atbang ug tagay nimo sa imong  bawon nga"wine". Lisod nag ang bodyguard ug dina makabarog pohon.  ;D You need not to worry...we have still time to meet (TB members) one day in the year 2010 and/or 2011?
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: carines on May 12, 2008, 08:00:36 AM
Mike,

Happy mothers' day sa imong mama og ako pud.... hehehe.
We appreciate your effort to make TB possible nga makabawas sa atong kamingaw sa atoang yutang natawhan sa ingon ani nga paagi. FYI, niuli ko dhas april 30 to May 9. its always nice of coming home...

God bless kanatong tanan!

carina
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 12, 2008, 11:50:52 AM
Dear Friends,

I'm sorry wala pa ko ka-reply ani nga thread sa mga comments ninyo. I hope there were 30 hours in a day. Mo-reply ra ko diri soon. The other day I was weeping at dawn time. I just buried my head in my pillow, shedding so much tears, recalling my moments with my father. I miss him with an unexplainable pain at the core of my soul.

Please bear with me. I will reply to this thread when I feel better. I can't help but become emotional when I make comments here.

Thank you,
Mike
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Brownman on May 12, 2008, 01:11:49 PM
Do wish sooner you will be in fine mode Mike.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Han Delaguna on May 12, 2008, 02:11:55 PM


Mike,

Thank you for inviting me to join Tubag Bohol. I may not be always logged in as the others but, whenever I can, I try to drop by each time there is an EB. Tubag Bohol is a great way of expanding your circle of friends and in enriching lives.

My best regards to all.

Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: grazie7y on May 12, 2008, 03:39:56 PM

Mike, take your time.  Cry your heart out.  Take it easy too.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: B:) on May 13, 2008, 12:56:50 PM

Mike dearie, I empathize with you kay I know how that feels. Abi nako ako ray ingon ani, ikaw di ay pod. So don't worry you're not alone.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: hippieinchains on May 13, 2008, 01:15:06 PM
Thank you for your hard work in Tubag Bohol. It has helped me with my homesickness and I feel like I am connected to the bohol that I know, not just the pictures on travel web sites.
You are loved Mike.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 13, 2008, 02:31:42 PM
Dear Friends,

I will continue posting on this thread later. Dili sa ko mo-comment kay makahilak ko. I still have a lot of things to say. I will say them all when dili na ko makahilak. Adto sa ko sa laing thread mo-comment nga dili ko ma-emotional. You all know how I love and treasure your friendships.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: bulak on May 13, 2008, 04:21:03 PM

Pls cheer up Mike! unsaon ingani man jod ang kinabuhi..I hope soon you can recover everything,remember that people in Tubag Bohol loves  you and we will pray for you :)..God Bless and take care :)
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: orChids on May 13, 2008, 04:39:50 PM

Take your time bro.Basta we all love you.
Title: Re: Tubag Bohol was created out of a secret frustration
Post by: Bambi on May 13, 2008, 11:03:44 PM

Dear Mike,
I  know this feeling. A strong friendship  bonding with my Father and to  think those hard days he had, is just like to rub salt to an unhealed wounds. It is my  wish to meet him again at Tagbilaran airport where I saw him the last time behind the old fence at the airport "nga ning-bye siya naho".  This picture I have always in mind...How I really miss him!

Just take your time....he is always in your mind and heart and through this you will feel his presence. 
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod | Sitemap
Mobile View
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2019, SimplePortal