Saturday, December 28, 2013

Xmas at Zambales: a personal post

Spending Xmas at Zambales

I spent Christmas at Candelaria, Zambales together with my pastor and his family. One of the reason why I really want to go there is that, Candelaria is just a couple of minutes away from Sta. Cruz, Zambales. It is the hometown of my long lost father…the father I never knew…the man I could have called Dad. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to meet my relatives especially my brothers and sisters from another mother. Last year, I started searching for my Dad and my relatives through Facebook. December of 2012, I received a message from a stranger saying that she has information about my dad. She was a teacher and she lives in Sta. Cruz. I was filled with joy and excitement, the feeling was overwhelming. But the following lines from her message broke my heart the most…”Your father is already dead. He died a couple of months ago.” ( I am now speechless at this point, I don’t know what to say anymore…I guess I will have to finish my story next time )

Pictures taken along the road on the way to Zambales:

somewhere in Lingayen or Bugallon, Pangasinan

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somewhere in Sual, Pangasinan

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somewhere in Alaminos, Pangasinan

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somewhere in Dasol, Pangasinan

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somewhere in Sta. Cruz, Zambales

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touchdown Candelaria, Zambales!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone!

7 comments:

  1. parang ang sarap naman mag bakasyon dyan kahit one week lang!
    by the ways, merry xmas and happy new year parekoy

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  2. as always maganda ang shots! btw, nasa baguio ako ng january 24 to 26. hope we can meet :D

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  3. Very nostalgic... Stories like your dad and his passing away will be in your heart forever but it is in understanding why life has to be like what you are experiencing is strength enough to go on. Happy new year Asiong!

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  4. oks na yun msg biglang ganun.. di bale i know proud na proud sau si tatay mo...
    happy holiday asiong...

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  5. You have such a great talent for photography Emil.
    I'm so sorry thought about the news. I know the feeling. Hope we can talk again sooner.

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  6. very nice. sarap talaga mag bakasyon. Nice meeting you asiong

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  7. happy new year sa lahat!!!
    Bino, kita kitz!

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