THE TANJAY ASSOCIATION,
ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
For over 25
years, this website has served the Tanjayanons and their friends
in keeping abreast with the news about each other, both from the
home town, and from members around the world.
This has been
accomplished by the posting of newsletters, souvenir programs,
family trees, balik-bayan trips, obituaries, announcements, and
other items of interest, by the mere clicking of the link "tanjaycity.org"
on any computer's browser.
wizardry has been a labor of love by webmaster Iking Cariño and
various contributors such as Braddock Calumpang, Danny Gil, Perla Manapol,
and many others, who really are the "oldtimers" of the Tanjay Association
dating back to the group's inception in 1983 in Los Angeles.
Now, all the
above are retired, and Perla has passed away.
this website involves money and effort. Later technologies such as
social media also seem to make it less relevant.
are "closing shop". To the readership, thanks for everything.
It was fun while it lasted.
some of the sections such as family trees and the vignettes of Danny
Gil have been migrated to another site "tanjay.rgad.com"
25 June 2018
Hi Danny and all,
I am great fan of Tanjayanons.
My son married a Tanjayanon and developed many friendships among
them in New York. I admire the various pictorials and articles that
you created, which you gave me the chance to archive in albums,
books and ebooks.
I know that you and your editorial
staff have spent all your time, efforts, finances, and energy
in creating your website, for the benefit of the members and friends.
I know that websites remain dormant
and in slow motion due to passage of time and retirement of its
I salute your website, as I have
not seen one similar in its informative nature and wide range
of coverage. I am from Daet Camarines Norte and attempted to make a website like
yours, but to no avail and lack of success.
I think it's not wise to retire
your website and wipe it out forever. It may seem that it's inactive,
but it is still useful to some Tanjayanons and friends for its
continuous presence in the cyberspace. It will be useful as reference
material for future generations of Tanjayanons. It will continue
to generate unity and togetherness of Tanjayanons, as legacy and for
posterity. There are more positive reasons to maintain it and let it
I am sure there will be some young
people who might eventually join your editorial staff to keep
it alive. Even if no one will keep it alive, just let it stay in
cyberspace to benefit mankind.
permission - edited for brevity only)
"Hi Bradicks, kumusta
na man ... mo diha sa California. Ako, kami retired na, apan dili intawon
sa Tanjay nga mao untay akon plano, didto jud sa Matangad sa yuta ni mamma,
We are here in Blaine, a year ago na atong Mayo... kay gusto man ni
Mrs to be near amo only daughter and the apos.
But hey, unsa gud
ni, what's happening? I visited our website, and was shocked! Unsa
tinoud na? You guys are killing our website. Self-destruction?
Why? Hibalo ka, kanang atong tanjay website mao ra
baya gyud na intawo'y number one kalipay sa mga ingon namong halayo
sa Tanjay. Akong cuzzin sa New Zealand mao pud iya sulti. Maayo
man mo dinha kay daghan man mong taga-atò! Malingaw man diod
kami! Ginabalik-balik namo ang mga sections diha, like mga
reprints sa mga old Souvenir Programs very pretty, the Tanjay
experience thru Ramblings, the Family Trees nga nahimong reference
for those tracing relatives, ang Trivia ug labina kanang mga back
issues sa atong Newsletters nga bisan ug balik-balik na ng mga komedya
nga Tinanjay, makatawa man gyud gihapon kami! Mahimout man diod mi
..... ambi unsaon man na nimo! Ay, ambut lang ninyo! Tambal
intawon kana namo nga gimingaw sa atò. Seriously,
bitaw, is the tanjay website really in its deathbed, counting the days
when it self-destructs, dies, and be lost forever .... without saying
(sigh!) a goodbye? Why? Is not there a way for our Tanjay
Association and the Tanjayanons to prevent its death?
most painful goodbyes are those that are not said, nor explained.