I Said Goodbye Again, Paalam Ulit

San Jose Travel Blog

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My Mom with my 2 Nieces and a Nephew.
They said when you keep on saying a word like goodbye again and again, somehow it loses its meaning. I guess it's not true at least for me. I still feel a strong force and it's not just inertia to stay in Mindoro. Family is still family no matter how crazy this set of people is. Mine is far from perfect, they are but crazy buttheads, confused catholics and food loving creatures. They are the family that I need to belong to. :)

Seeing familiar faces and new places in San Jose before I went to Singapore is enough to keep me alive here. I was just too glad of the typhoon that cancelled my flight back to Manila. It extended my stay with my parents, nieces and nephew and my sister in law. It's just sad that my brother is back in Qatar and my sister is doing her volunteer job in Sierra Leone now.
Tamaraw Statue at San Jose Airport
We are just another typical Filipino family where everyone is outside the country, where the old ones and the young ones are left behind. I am not really blaming the government this time, it's more of a personal choice to leave Mindoro and Manila but for most Filipinos, leaving the country to live away from their family is the only option. It has been a way of life for most of us.

Sa muli, ito ay isang paglisan na tatatak sa aking kamuwangan, isang paglisang babalikbalikan ng aking diwa, isang paglisang bubuo ng aking kinabukasan. Pangako ko sa sarili ko, babalik ako at para mamuhay muli sa aking tinubuang lupa. Ang makapagbigay ng konte sa Mindoro ang isa sa mga hangad ng aking puso.

Again, I will be back for sure. It's only a question of when....
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My Mom with my 2 Nieces and a Neph…
My Mom with my 2 Nieces and a Nep…
Tamaraw Statue at San Jose Airport
Tamaraw Statue at San Jose Airport
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