“Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind.”
I felt exactly happy when I went to Davao last December 20 till 27 of this year. I was not left behind. I have not met some cousins until last week though. It meant a lot to me to be travelling alone, yes, alone without my mom and dad accompanying me.
As a young traveler, I have dreamt to do that one thing by myself. I took it as a challenge. Survive a 24-hr travel without parents, sit my ass down in a bus where people ride and drop, and of course make the best of my week-long vacation in Davao.
Leaving at 1am in the morning and arriving 12mn in Davao City, I had to represent my Dad for Tita Ruth’s funeral since I know they were both close. At one point in my life, I felt like I was the tribute (HAHA!), ala Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games! 😀
At first, it was really awkward since I only had my grandma’s sister- Lola Rosalia a.k.a Lola Sally to talk to and Ate Jacqueline (cousin) whom I have met when she came with Lola last August of this year.
As I have learned to adjust to the very cold waters of Davao City, I have learned to quite fit with my cousins. (I err-did think that maybe they would not like me at all but hey they don’t!)
The first batch of company that I have had in my stay in Davao. This photo was taken by Uncle Ken who is the father of the siblings Droi and Mauee. 😀 Can’t believe he took us for a tour at the Crocodile Park. 😀
Stahp with all our pictures! I have to post about this people that I love individually! 😀
1. Rachel Jamago
2. Maria Ysabel Carreon
3. Raymond Gonzales
4. Raissa Jamago
5. Jacqueline Ruth Gonzales
6. Miguel Carreon
7. Myrcelle Carreon
8. Maria Cecilia Carreon
9. Droi Manuel
10. Rae Manuel
11. Rap Rap Gonzales
Those are the people that I dearly love and cherish and here is that one special person that I deeply care for too.
Life will always set boundaries to relationships but distance can never cut love and care for family. I thank God that I have known and met my cousins this 2012 and that they are already occupy a big part of my heart. I know that no heart is small when it’s about family, never leaving anyone behind and just caring and loving for each other.
This is all for now! 😀 Love my family in Davao! Cheers to a blissful and prosperous New Year! 😀