Yearning to be back where my roots started🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺
Hafa Adai!! There are so many places that I plan on visiting when I start to travel, but there is one place that I want to go to more than any other place in this world and that is the mythical place of Guam. It is where I was born, where my roots come from, and where a large portion of my family lives now. I am proud to be from that little island in the middle of the ocean. Chamorros (people of Guam and the language of Guam) are very proud of our special culture. If it wasn't for my Pa being in the Air Force and being stationed in Guam, my Mom would never have met my Dad. By the way, it is Mama's birthday today! Happy birthday, I love you dearly!!! My Mom lives in Florida and my Dad moved back to Guam many years ago, along with my younger sis and bro. I think that once I get over to California, that is when I'll buy a ticket to visit home. It is so expensive, it is ridiculous. An average ticket is around $1600. And of course, I couldn't go without going for at least a month, it's around a 24-hour trip, so no short trip there. And I would have to bring my daughter or she would probably disown me. Haha.
There is so much to love about Guam, but the food alone will make anyone fall in love!🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺 For a few years now I've been making lumpia and kelaguan for my family and friends and making a little bit of side money in the process. If you don't know what lumpia and kelaguan are, I'm sorry. Lumpia is a delicious spring roll type of food. Lumpia is made with typically ground beef or pork with a little bit of cabbage, carrots and seasoning wrapped up in a thin wrapper. Fry, it then dip it in a sweet chili sauce or finadene sauce. Kelaguan is actually the style of making something, mostly chicken, but also... pork, beef, shrimp, octopus it whatever. It contains lemon, hot peppers, coconut, and seasoning. Kelaguan is my favorite Guam dish, but there are so many others that are still mostly our little secret! I do get a taste of many dishes from my home at least once a year. There is a Guam liberation festival here every year at a military campground nearby. The day is celebrated for when Guam was liberated into the United States 76 years ago. There are so many beautiful places on Guam that it would be hard to not fall in love with the people, the land, the food, and the culture. Guam, I will be with you soon.