One way of making sure if one is a Bulusan native or not is by asking whether she/he knows where the ‘Kurbada sa Porog is’. Every local knows by heart the catch phrase “pangurowot kay makurbada sa Porog” spoken with the local distinct sound of o, u and e. It simply means ‘hold on tight, we’re about to pass the sharp curve of Porog (photo).
The scene overlooking this curve hillside road is a spectacular Pacific Ocean’s panoramic view a dead ringer for Hawaii’s Pacific seaside sights. The lush flora along the cliff obscure the view from my observation point to photograph this curve.
Photo: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines