Reunion: Part 1

3-Way Journey

Only few of you, my blogger friends, know that I grew up in Cavite. Since some of you expressed interest in knowing my three-way (Leyte-Cavite-Cebu) journey, this would be the tell-all three-part story.haha. It’d be better to tell this here than to send hundreds of SMS whenever someone asks me. hehe.

We actually moved to Cavite in the late 80’s for reasons I can’t completely remember. I was just four years old then and I was just attending my day care classes when we left. 

I skipped nursery and kindergarten and attended Grade 1 three years after. Can I say I was accelerated? hehe. I didn’t like the first school (it’s actually called primary school) because we share the same room with the Grade 2 pupils. There was only one teacher and she was teaching all of us alternately. That was I think “multitasking”. I kept complaining that I won’t learn that way. 

After few days, my parents transfered me to a bigger (or normal) public shool. I liked it there, finally. I had my firsts, of course. My first 100 points in the exam which is usually a big deal for parents. And many other firsts. The school became a playground and a learning place for me at the same time. School days were fun because of my classmates. I actually had different set of classmates every school year. Heck, I can’t even remember all of them, especially the one who got me into a fight when I was in Grade 3 and the boy scouts who confiscated my “teks” . But I also ahd some good classmates who outnumbered the bullies, those who became my good friends.

Time passed by so quickly. We had to go back to Leyte, which I consider a strange place since I haven’t been there for so many years. I was totally brainwashed, thinking that I’m a pure-blooded Caviteno. All of my memories from Leyte were wiped out. I got upset when we went back because I already considered Cavite as my hometown.

One…two…three…four

I kept counting the years. But I really never had the chance to go back to Cavite. My parents did but I had a fat chance ’cause I was already attending high school. At first, I freaked out at school ’cause I only knew a little “Waray”.

Five…six…seven…eight

Four years have passed and I finished high school. I went to a university in Tacloban City. Met new classmates for the next 4 years. Studied this and that. Basicallly, I became busy with the absence of my friends, classmates, and relatives in Cavite. But there was never a day that Cavite didn’t cross my mind.

Nine…Ten…

At long last I earned a a bachelor’s degree after another 4 years. My initial plan is that I’ll work in Manila so I’ll be nearer to Cavite. But unfornately, my parents didn’t like the idea. Being the bunso in a brood of four, my parents want to see me every time they want to. hehe. As a masunurin son that I used to be, I did what they told me to do and decided to work in Cebu instead.

I’ve been here for more than a year. And as expected, I go home most of the times. But not to my “real”  home. Would I still be able to go back “home”? Would I still be able to meet old friends and relatives?

(to be continued…)

 

 

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30 Comments on “Reunion: Part 1”

  1. teresa Says:

    aun,kaya pala nagtatanong ka knina,
    Caviteño ka pala.
    hahaha!
    tumira din ako dun mga 3 months lang.

    kelan part II?

    @teresa: hehe. naku ewan ko kung kelan ang part 2. stay tuned ka na lang! hehe

  2. FerBert Says:

    hula ko sa part 2
    kasalukuyan kang nasa cavite habang ginagawa ang entry na to

    o baka makakabalik ka na nag cavite pagkatapos ng ilang taon..

    luwas na tas labas tayo minsan.. sagot ko kwento sagot mo inuman.. hahahaha

    @Ferbert: ang galing manghula oh. hehe. ako kayo panumin nyo kasi ako nga luluwas.

  3. Geisha Says:

    whewwww…. kasi naman from visayas to luzon and ancestors mo. eh kung matulad ka sa akin, hanggang dream na lang talaga! hehehhhe

    asan na ang part 11?hehehhe

    aabangan ko yan!

    @geisha: oo nga eh. no permanent address kalalabasan ko nito. niluluto ko pa ang part 2. hehe. abangan nyo lang ang susunod na kabanata. hehe

  4. coolwaterworks Says:

    Senti mode pre….

    Homing instinct – unseen threads always connecting us and leading our footsteps back to places where we have once settled and had come to love, be it in thought or in actual homecomings…

    @coolwaterworks: hehe. oo nga pare. may pagka-emo ako ngayon. LOL. wow! ganda ng comment ah. quote ko yan sa part 2. hehe

  5. kamotenista Says:

    exciting ang naglilipat ng bahay noh?…hehe
    parang ako from Visayas na lipat ng Luzon pero marami akong bad experience nung naglipat ako ng skul. dahil galing ako ng province medyo hindi kagandahan ang naging acceptance. naranasan ko ang katakot takot na discrimination.

    @kamotenista: parang di ako na-excite nun eh. hehe. iba kasi pag napamahal ka na sa isang lugar, hahanap-hanapin mo yun. hehe

  6. lethalverses Says:

    woow! alam kong wala ka ditong kasalukuyan sa Manila kasi last nagusap tayo sa YM, ang sabi mo “kung nandito ka nga lang, sasama ka sa EBs”

    pero, hmmm ano kaya ang part 2?

    @lethalverses: hehe. sana nga matuloy akojan para ma-meet ko yung mga greenies. di pa tapos yung part 2. mahaba-haba ng konti eh. hehe

  7. wei vines Says:

    mukang trend ngaun yung pagreminisce of going back home… hmmm…
    pero at least, diba? dumami ang prens… tapos kone-koneksyon parang prenster! hahaha

    @weivines: hehe. isa lang rason jan – nagiging emo mga tao ngayon.hehe. sa prenster ko nga nahanap yung long-lost klasmeyts ko. hehe

  8. ice Says:

    so cebu ka pala…

    maganda ang cebu dati me nag work jan..
    gusto ko ngang bumalik jan eh..
    nakatira ako dati sa mindanao,visayas at ngayon sa manila…

    naiwan ata yong puso mo sa cavite.. hehehe

    ingat

    @ice: nagwork ka pala sa cebu. at parang may plano ka talagang libutin ang pinas. hehe. naiwan nga siguro heart ko dun. may ganun? haha

  9. lawstude Says:

    your lucky to have been accustomed to all these places. yun nga lang. pag dumami na kaibigan mahirap talaga iwanan.

    nice info about you bro. ingats lagi.

    @lawstude: yun nga prob kuya oman. mahirap ding iwanan mga friends eh. ingat din kuya oman! enjoy your vacation in bora!

  10. Says:

    char! :mrgreen:

    @♂: adik!

  11. ced Says:

    eto lng muna masasabi ko,
    ihanda mo na ang panginom!
    hahaha

    @ced: asus! ako painumin nyo doc! wag lang gamot. haha

  12. donG hO Says:

    beero, siguro mamasyal ka na lang sa manila tapos sidetrip sa cavite. para kahit papaano mabibisita mo na rin ang cavite. nagtatrabaho ka naman. ramdam ko ang lungkot mo dito sa post na to.
    pero ok din ang cebu. medyo maliit nga lang pero ang dami na ding pwedeng puntahan.

    @dong ho: plano ko ngang lumuwas kuya dong. sana matuloy na talaga ko. pangatlong hometown ko na nga ang cebu. hehe

  13. rio Says:

    parekoy, miss mo na cavite no?? pwede ka naman magbakasyon dito e..
    antayin ko ang part 2.
    asan na pala yung sinasabi mong entry mo about dun sa mga friends mo from cavite/leyte? antayin ko din yun ha…=)

    @rio: miss na miss ko na cavite. hehe. cge, antayin mo part 2 kasi mas madrama. ahehe. yun ang sunod kong ipo-post.

  14. ayz Says:

    tumira din kami dati sa cavite.. bago kami lumipat ng laguna..

    wala lang share lang 😀

    @ayz: thanks 4 sharing. hehe

  15. Jeck Says:

    so that’s the story of you being a nomad. haha.
    so kelan ka babalik sa cavite? kita kits tayo dito nga mga greenies. hehe
    hihintayin ko yung part 2.

    @jeck: that’s the right word – nomad. haha. txt ko kayo pagpunta ko jan. si LV lang pala kasi yun lang may # sa kin. ihanda na ang beer. ahehe.


  16. Memorable sa ‘kin ang Cavite. Nagka-gelpren kasi ako dun. Hihihi.

    Pero ‘di ko kinaya. Ang layo sa Novaliches! = P

    @gasul: naks! kaya pala kasi nagka-gelpren ka dun! to naman pikawalan agad eh ang lapit lang naman. hehe.

  17. Nash Says:

    same here i’m from cavite

    but i grew up in Pasay,

    lumipat kme dito sa Cavs mga 1998 na ^^,

    well good for me nakikita ko pa naman yung mga kababata ko sa Pasay. Pati na yung ka-love team ko nung elementary hahaha

    @nash: huwaW! nice to know you also grew up in cavite. naks! talagang may ka-lab tim eh no. hehe

  18. lilmiz Says:

    ano meron sa cavite at gusto mo talaga dun? ahehe andun siguro first lab mo no? lolz.. ayaw mo ba dyan sa cebu? saya naman dyan diba? 🙂

    @lilmiz: sus ka! kabata-bata ko pa nun para magka-first lab. ahaha. first crush cguro pwede pa. ahaha. masaya naman d2.

  19. rimewire Says:

    hakhak

    aliw

    natuwa naman aku dun

    hakhak

    elyens

    XXXxx

    @rimewire: buti naman naaliw ka rime. hakhak. elyens. xXx

  20. madbong Says:

    bro, dami ko tropa dun sa dasma sa etivac

    @madbong: ok yun pare. malapit-lapit lang sa min yun.

  21. janzee Says:

    hey there.. blog hopping add kita sa roll ko ha bagohan me.. ingat lagi

    @janzee: hello! thanks sa pag-add. woot!

  22. Geisha Says:

    pssssttt asan na ang part 2?

    @geisha: oisssttt. hehe. ala pa yung part 2. nasa editor’s desk pa. lols

  23. chochai Says:

    nakaka-intoxicate nga dumaan dito..hahaha. 😉

    @chochai: buti naman at na-intoxicate ka. lols

  24. teresa Says:

    buhay pa ba ang blog na to?
    hahaha!

    update naman jan. ;p

    @teresa: oo buhay na buhay pa to. buhay pa may-ari eh. lols

  25. Jhaynee Says:

    ngayon lang ako nakapagbasa ulit.. ba’t english ka na ng english? hehehe

    @jhaynee: ala lang. trip ko lang mag-karabaw english ngaun. lols

  26. dong ho Says:

    nasan na ang part 2?

    @dong ho: ala pa kuya dong. wait lang muna pls. hehe

  27. mhar Says:

    asan na part 2?hehehe, sabik na ako sa mhga kalokohan mo noong bata ka pa.peace,hehe

    @mhar: haha. indi naman ako basagulero nun. ako pa nga ang binu-bully eh. hehe. mabait pa ko nun.

  28. thelostme Says:

    buti p kau may probinsya…

    aku, wla…

    ala tuloy akong mapagbakasyunan…

    amp… hahaha!!

    @thelostme: haha. ows? ala kang probinsya? magbakasyon ka na lang kahit saan. hehe

  29. mac Says:

    uuwi yan d2 sa cav, haha

    @macoy: salamat sa pagdaan pare.

  30. mac Says:

    kala ko ilalagay mo ung songs dito sa blog mo,hehe

    @macoy: saka ko na ipi-feature songs nyo pag natapos ko na yung Reunion series. hehe. kaya hanapan mo na class pic natin para matapos ko na. hehe


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