I Am Chamorro (Chamorro people – Guam’s indigenous people). I was born and raised in Agana Heights, GUAM. After leaving the island to attend college in Denver, CO, at Regis University, I would go home to Guam during my college years to see my family and enjoy the island life that I missed so much. After graduating from college I got a great job offer in Denver, Colorado I couldn’t say no to which prompted me to stay in Colorado for several years before moving to San Diego, CA, my current place of residence. I missed the ocean so much and San Diego was the best place to live in the mainland with great weather and a beach life. I would only go home to Guam occasionally every several years. It had been 11 years since my last visit to Guam before going back last summer in 2013. It was a memorable visit but too short. I enjoyed seeing my relatives but unfortunately I didn’t get to see everyone. Being home I realized even more how much I miss it. I was in awe every day by the beauty of our island, the hospitality of our people, the dedication and commitment to family and the love for our island, culture and traditions. I am so grateful I was born and raised there. The beauty, culture and traditions of Guam we take with us wherever we are in the world. I am proud to say I am Chamorro and am proud to embrace my roots. I look forward to going back to Guam soon! I’m not going to wait another 11 years to go back.
It’s hard to sum up my visit in so many words so I created a photo collage video using pictures I took while there. I wanted to use ALL of my photos but the video would have been too long. 🙂 I chose ‘Cha Cha Cha Chamorro’ as the background music as we Chamorros love to Cha Cha. Enjoy!! Biba Guam! Check out my Guam Photo Collage Video: BIBA GUAM!
Elaine Babauta from Agana Heights, Guam. Founder and President of SweetStacks
Schools attended in Guam: Anderson Elementary, Agana Heights Elementary, Agueda Johnston, and Academy of Our Lady of Guam
Some of the pics I took of Guam while I was home last year. Click on to Enlarge: