Archive for April, 2011


Smiles: House with family

At this very moment, I am here at home. I am supposed to do something for my articles. Yet, the family is talking something and everything. It is fun 😀

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A Night Alone

The weather seem to sympathize with me

A minute ago, raindrops pours down all over in this place where I am exactly sitting. Now, I could see picture of people passing by. Family, having there little chitchat over something (which I don’t know of course). A group of friends trying to make themselves funny over each other. Also there are those who are alone or could be termed as loner.

Alone. That would be the best word to described my present situation. I decided to go on by myself for to think of something. Something that would make me chose between Someone that seems to be very important and a friendship that I am just starting to build.

Friendship. It is the most valuable relationship for a teenager like me. Friends are your only companion and your somewhat solution to problems concerning parents. More over and most oftenly, they are the ones who listen  more than anybody else. They are the best companions.

Yet falling for a friend? It is the most difficult thing to ever happen. A lot of things might be at risk; even the friendship that have been made years before strongly established.

This thought started with why and ends with why. Where should this situation bring me? Who should I choose? This things I have asked and think about, on this lonely night, alone.

The weather seems to sympathize with me. The rain starts to pour again. Which reminds me: to go on.

It is because of love. The exact phrase Lola would tell us when asked why did she chose Philippines over a nicer life in her homeland Japan. Though far from her place of origin (where her family resides),  Lola brings with her the nicest smile ever. A smile that would mirror on how she misses her homeland very much. A smile that would also tell of no regrets. That she had chosen the right path. Being a Japanese living in a place where customs and culture is much much  different, she is really a survivor. She had devoted almost all of her life for her family.

A traveler. A fighter. A friend. A survivor. That’s what our Lola is. Her sweetest memories would always remain in us. I would really miss the times when render services for her (caregiver kunuhay). Inject meds diri. Painum tambal didto. Pailis diri. Timpla Kape didto. Now that she is gone, no one would wake up early, make cofee and sit in the couch outside.

Our sincerest thanks sa lahat ng nakiramay at napaabot ng pakikiramay. No words can describe on how we feel. Its been six days since my beloved LoLa has passed away. For a grandchild who have been with her all the way, it truly hurts. 19 years of my life, she has been an inspiration. Now, that she is gone, memories are most kept in my heart. Those talks on the sala. Those Nihonggo lessons. Those quarrels about little things.

Life for us must go on. I know that she would always love to see us keep going. I will truly miss her. We would always miss her!

Sayonnara obasaan… Till we meet again 😦

Again salamat sa lahat. For the condolences and all…

A captured moment by a Japanese photographer who visited her. The story of her life and her thoughts of love was featured in a local newspaper in Japan.