Tell me something about your CITY...

@vesuvius (1677)
Philippines
April 14, 2007 10:56am CST
I came from a city called General Santos, here in the Philippines. Our city is best known for its tuna which is said to be one of South East Asia's finest. Our city is also known for producing world-class boxers, in fact more than 7 boxers from our city had been internationally recognized for the past 3 decades including Rolando Navarette and Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao. Your turn! Can you tell me something about your city? Please do share and be proud of the place where you live in!
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23 responses
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
im from Davao city here in the philippines.. just near the author's city, about 3 hours away.. anyway, i guess davao is famous for what some people say the "yuckiest" or the "yummiest" or the "smelliest" or "weirdest" fruit called the DURIAN.. many people really have the thought that durian has the weirdest taste and smell above any other fruit.. well, i guess they're right.. not that i hate durian, i like it.. its taste and smell is just so undescribable that it makes itself weird.. davao, i guess, is also famous for the peace it has.. because of our strict mayor, everything's really peaceful here.. of course, we can't avoid petty crimes, but i'm pretty sure everything's calm here.. davao's famous for it's tourist spots too! it has the greatest resorts, mountains, malls, views, and everything a tourist could wish for! it's undescribable.. and last but not the least, davao's famous for the people.. not the famous people, but the common people.. we have a different style, different culture(of course), different language(yes.. we have the davao tagalog.. it's pretty weird, but it'll make this post so much longer..), and so much more! davaoenos are known to be hospitable as well.. that's all for now.. this is the longest post i've ever made i guess.. lol..
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I have been to Davao for several times and I must say this city is like my second home. My relatives in my mother's side live there and true enough, I could attest to what isnweflik have stated about Davao. However, I think isnweflik missed one great fact about Davao: that Davao is one of the world's largest city in terms of land area.. I just thought I could add that one up. Thanks for this response!
@akinad (448)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i live in lucena city..quezon province..actually i cant say that i have a beautiful province cause it's now too civilized unlike those typical provinces where there are lots of trees,mountains or good beaches.. but i love my place..it's peaceful here..though there are a lot of buildings and malls here now..and the population is getting crowded now..but we have a trademark here.. the CHAMI FESTIVAL!!
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I think you should really be proud because your city is peaceful. Right here in Mindanao, particularly in our part, it's quite difficult because nobody's sure if the place really is safe. Every now and then there'll be bomb threats then everybody's anxious again. Nothing could replace the gift of security.. Enjoy your festival! Thanks for this response!
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• United States
14 Apr 07
My city is Merced California. It is almost in the middle of California. Our biggest produce is farming, and the biggest money maker of farming is the dairy business. We live in a valley which can grow almost any crop except ones that need a lot of humidity. They grow rice, tomoatos, corn, wheat, oats, barley, almonds, pecans, walnuts, patichoes, there are vinyards around here, sweet potatoes, yams, sugar beets, peaches, apples, pears, apricots, carrots, lettuce, any veggie that can be grown in a garden I know I have missed some much produce that is grown around here. We are very lucky living in California because we get the freshed vegetables I think in world. The bad thing about Merced is we have one of the highest unemployement rates in CA. We have the very rich and we have the very poor.
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
The crop farming in your city seems to be very superb. You're very lucky indeed because you could consume fresh food stuff. It's just a little sad that there is an unemployment issue in your place. Nevertheless, I'm sure you're still very proud! Thanks for this response! Happy posting!
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@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I live in Virginia Beach, VA.. It's known for it's beaches and always has lots of tourist. Lots of military here as well. I absolutely love it. There are many things to do here. We have a huge aquarium that it's suitable for all ages. We have a zoo here as well but there is more walking then there are animals. It's still nice only if you like to walk and it's not too hot. The animals there are very cute. Ya know, Virginia is for lovers! That is what they say. I am always seeing stickers on cars that say that. I just moved here a little over a year ago from PA. I grew up here when my dad was in the Navy so I feel like I am back "home". There are wildlife refuges here as well. That is my city that I love! Your city sounds great as well. Thanks for asking this.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
Your city seems very interesting to me and I'm sure you're very proud about it. I wish I could visit your city especially because you have noted that Virginia Beach is for lovers.. LOL Thanks for this response! Happy posting!
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• India
15 Apr 07
i live at a place which is better known as heart of india small place called jabalpur its famous for marble rocks{bheraghat}
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@1291988 (17)
• Pakistan
15 Apr 07
my city is beautyfull
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• United States
15 Apr 07
its huge lots of chemical plants and learn spanish before u come
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@rosie_123 (6118)
15 Apr 07
Oh I am very proud of London - greatest city in the world - in my humble opinion! Most people know the main landmarks - Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London etc, but there are so many other lovely old buildings, and places of great architectural and historical interest here. Every time I go to work, I walk through streets and past buildings many hundreds of years old - some of the old Churches are over 1,000 years old. It is like living with history! Plus, of course, we have the greatest shops in King's Road, Chelsea, and the famous Oxford Street, and wonderful West End Theatres where world famous actors perform every night. We also have the most amazing sporting events on our doorstep - Wimbledon Tennis, Lords and The Oval cricket grounds, and Premier Division football teams like Chelsea, and Arsenal - not to mention our preparations for the 2012 Olympics. Then there are so many wonderful clubs, Bars and nightclubs. And, in contrast, great and peaceful green spaces like Hyde Park, where you can go rowing and riding and feel like you are in the countryside, not in the middle of a city! Plus of coure - my friends and family are here - it is my home, and though I have lived many places in the wold, London will always be where my heart is!
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
You really have great reasons to be proud about your city. I really believe London is one of the most famous cities in the world and with that I guess you guys are greatly blessed! Many Filipinos go to your city either to work or to study. I dont mean to be rude with my own country but the truth is, many Filipinos fly to London for better job opportunities. Filipino film and theater students enroll at universities in London because they believe that the development of the arts in this city is remarkable. Very many thanks for this response! Happy posting!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
17 Apr 07
Thanks for your nice words and for the best response:-))
@emskoneko (806)
• United States
15 Apr 07
My dad was watching another boxing match last night with my uncle and said Pacquiao won again, though I don't know who was his challenger. I live in Jersey City. It is a city that has a very ethnic diverse community. Many Filipinos live here (I'm one of them). Jersey City is right across from NYC. In fact, many migrants go through Jersey City just to get there. Jersey City is less crowded than NYC but it's almost as dirty. I don't plan on staying here for the rest of my life.
@eykah13 (437)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
yup yup,Pacman won again over Solis, which was defeated for the first time in his boxing career by manny.. cool.. Go PINOY!
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
It's nice that at such a long distance, you still are 'in touch' with the news that actually affect the Filipino spirit - like the news about Manny Pacquiao. He won against AN UNDEFEATED BOXER named GORGE SOLIS from Mexico. Solis lost by Knock Out on the 8th round. Guess that's one thing to be really proud of! By the way, I think you're not as 'in love' with your city as the other people who posted here.. Maybe your heart is in search of a spirit that Jersey cant offer. I just hope you could immediately find the city that would fill in for that emptiness - if there is that emptiness. Thanks for this response!
@lols189 (4797)
16 Apr 07
my city Liverpool in (UK) got chosen as Capital of Culture in 2008 which everyone is proud of. we have a well known tourist attraction called the Albert Dock which is visited by many tourists over the year
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
Correct me if I'm mistaken but isn't Liverpool the hometown of the band Beatles? I guess that's one thing that you could really be proud of too - well, if I'm correct. Thanks for this response!
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Hello! I'm from Cotabato City, well, among other places I belong to. Maybe you've been there already. I myself have visited GenSan a couple of times. Cotabato is really small, it reminds me of UP Diliman. You can literally tour the whole city in one day. The major places are ORC, Hiway, College, Town, and well, some other minor areas. I do love my city even if I can't say much about it because it's not a tourist attraction.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I have been to Cotabato twice. This city is very memorable to me because it is in this city where I championed the Philippine Statistics Quiz for Region 12 - and then I was so happy! I'd never forget my experiences there! I agree that Cotabato is very small and I believe we have in fact toured the city in the 2 days that we have stayed there (we slept at the dorms of the Notre Dame University). There was only one thing that I dont like about Cotabato: the streets really are so small and narrow. But other than that, I think the place is very OK. Thaks for your response!
@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
First of all CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS for Manny's victory today. So are you voting for him to represent your province? I live in Quezon City, although everything is accessible here, so is pollution and traffic. I hope we can do something about it soon. Hurray for Manny Pacquiao!
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Congratulations to you too because you're also a Filipino. Well, on the election issue, I'd rather not mention anything about that right now. It's recently an issue that I really wouldn't want to touch - but mind you I will vote. I have been to Quezon City twice and the traffic and pollution really is one noticeable feature of your city. There was one thing in QC [but I think we may also see it in other Metro Manila cities] that caught my attention. This is the pink MMDA sign board in Commonwealth Avenue that says: "Walang tawiran, Nakamamatay" which roughly translates into "There's no pedestrian lane here for it's deadly!". I really thought that was funny because you'll never see anything like that in Mindanao! But anyway, I think there are a lot of things that you could still be proud of about QC. I guess you should be happy that the 2 giant stations are in your city [LOL], the University of the Philippines is there too, and maybe there are even more good features that are worth mentioning about your city. Thanks for this response!
@eykah13 (437)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I'm from the wonderful place of Pampanga, the President of the Philippines, Madame Arroyo's home province. We have tocino here. yummy. and it is the christmas capital of the Phil since we do different kinds of christmas lanterns. cool..
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Tocino! Yummy indeed! But I hope you could specify which part of Pampanga you are from. San Fernando? Angeles? I'd really like to hear about the specifics of you city. Thanks for this response!
@meoasis (720)
• Nepal
15 Apr 07
its kathmandu the capital city of nepal with a moderate climate and inbetween the mountains i mean its a valley ...few years before it was a clean city and no. of traffic were less ...historically and riligiously there are no. of places to see and much more
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
It must really be amazing there because you're in a city very near to the highest peaks of the world! I just wish you could actually tell me something about the Himalayan mountains - I'm sure you know a lot about it. Thanks for this response!
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I came from Laguna, a province with more hot springs and where pagsanjan falls lives in. not much of the popular facts about our province but I am proud to be a daughter of this place. i simply love the environment and the peaceful neighborhood.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
From which city in Laguna? Calamba? San Pablo? I hope you could share more about the particular city in the province of Laguna where you're from.. Thanks for this response!
• India
16 Apr 07
I somehow get enchanted by your country Phillipines, one reason may be because I was told that I looked like phillipino by your countrymen whom I met last year. I belong to a wonderful place in india which is also famous for its culture, tradition and incidently for its excellence in sports, and boxing is one of them. I am proud of my place.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
15 Apr 07
Dress in province a country of 3500 habitants, is calm well, a much old and crazy trouble, but I would not never go in city, go to times in order to go around, pub or concerts, in province I am well. We know all, the thing is beautiful, I do not feel myself never single, even if dress alone.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
15 Apr 07
Holmfirth, 15-4-07 - this is the centre of my village, Holmfirth, yorkshire in the North of England. In Winter it is beautiful but quiet. In spring and summer it is overrun by tourists, the average age of whom is at least 65 which means walking about in the village becomes extremely difficult as the clog up the pavements and anywhere else they can get
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i dont live anywhere near a city, infact the nearest one is fifty miles away. I live in the middle of the countryside in the west riding of Yorkshire. I live at the edge of a beautiful village called Holmfirth. iT DRAWS TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD BECAUSE IT IS ON TELEVISION A LOT and because it is so pretty blessed be
• China
15 Apr 07
I am from a city in China, called qingdao. Qingdao city is a modern and beautiful city. It is famous for its economy, but in the world it is famous because it is a big port. If you have chance to come to china, please visit qingdao, I promise you that you will not be disppointed.
@Stiffler07 (1356)
• United States
15 Apr 07
NYC .... It's truly the city that never sleeps. Great, & I do mean great night life! .... So many people from all walks of life, that makes it such a great place to vist. When you vist you will find that there will be so much to see & so little time, so your best bet would be to simply relocate to the .....(Big Apple) Oh, for the most part people are really kind.