is a scandinavian word for the landmark built of
stones that gives travellers an idea of where they
are and what direction they can take to continue
their travel. This photo of a varde is a modern
composition based on the ancient varde that sits on
the side of Ørnafjell (Eagle
Mountain) in Bergen, Norway.
of the writers in this page came from Las Islas
Filipinas, found the country where they belong, then
met each other in cyberspace . We did not need a
varde to find each other, or maybe we did not see
that we were following the one varde that led all
three of us to that fork in the road that leads to
Inang Bayan. This page is the varde we are building
for our countrymen who want to travel the same road
with us, for a while, or for always.
fourth writer, Gene de Loyola, is a Filipino artist
in the art of painting who was one of the awardes in
the 2003 Huwaran Pilipino Awards, presented by the
Huwarang Pilipino Foundation. His paintings and
writings can be viewed in the page "Galleria ni
special thanks to Ian James Andres who
arranged the midi file for "Lagi Kitang Naalala".
As all other kundimans, this composition by Leopoldo Silos, expresses the love for one's native land, more
poignant perhaps for us who, having given our
allegiance to another flag, cannot but feel the pain
of the longing in the song....
kitang naalala, kahit na pilitin kong limutin ka.
aking puso ay nakalarawan, pag-ibig mo lamang!"