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
somewhere in Sual, Pangasinan
somewhere in Alaminos, Pangasinan
somewhere in Dasol, Pangasinan
somewhere in Sta. Cruz, Zambales
touchdown Candelaria, Zambales!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone!