Category: Siblings

Nostalgia – My Birth Town

I was feeling so Nostalgic when I saw these photos at my sister’s folder in FB. Part of the reason she posted it there so quick was to make me jealous that they went there. Not jealous the negative side but of course make me feel nostalgic. Anyhow, this place was my home town since birth. We moved out from this place in 1998. I graduated college that year and we had no choice though because the Del Monte INC paid all the private security which my father was one of them. That was one of the painful moment of my life, leaving the place that became part of my life and my friends that I considered family.
I was amazed how the place looks like now.  It is still Del Monte but the company owner is different now.
This is the camp site where we usually hang out, picnic, camping and even dating place.
This area right here, it just used to be a woods where we picked mushrooms, twigs or woods for our dirty kitchen, play hide and sick, pick up some coffee seed and sell them and even the passage going to the pineapple field if we want to steal some pineapples.  I even stepped human feces in this area when we got caught stealing and i tried to run because I was scared that my father would beat me up.
Only one familiar neighbor i see in the picture and that is the one wearing the pink shirt.  When her Husband Died, my Mom always threw me out of the house at night just to sleep with them because she was scared.  They don’t have lights and TV so i always cried everytime my Mom locked me out after throwing em out the door. She is my Mom BFF.
And of course I miss hanging out with my sisters and I missed my younger brother.  It’s been 11 years since the last time we see each other.  He grown to be a fine and successful man.

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Meet Me & My Siblings

These are my brothers and sisters, I actually have 1 half brother but I don’t have picture of him. My half brother lives in Cebu City with his 3 kids and wife. He is the oldest and grew up in Negros Occidental, but when he was still young he used to spent vacations in our place during summer or semestral break.
I just want to share something about my siblings. Here are their latest pictures that I snagged at their Friendster profile. We never call each other with our given name, instead we call each other with our childhood nick name.

We call him “Yoyong a.k.a Kiyos”

My older brother Julius, 34 years old who works abroad as a seaman. He had one daughter; 20 months old, who is living right now with the mother. He can borrow his daughter from the mother whenever he is not on board. He is the bread winner in the family and helped my parents sent my youngest brother and sister to college.
They call me “Titing a.k.a Lagum”

I, second from the eldest, got married at the age of 30. When I was still working back home I helped him support our family and paid my sisters tuition fee when they were still in college. At present, even if I don’t have a job yet, I am glad I have a husband who understand my obligations to my family back home and tried our best to support them despite of our financial difficulties sometimes due to economic crisis.
We Call her “Jiji a.k.a Bakang”

My 3rd sibling; sistah Rachael Bateman 30 years old lives in Vegas at present with her own family. She’s the first got married in the family at the age of 26. She also tries her best to help out our family back home even if she doesn’t have a job yet. She is the only family I got in here and visited us every now and then if she has time. She didn’t finished college coz she chose to go to Palawan on the day of her final exam. Well, she got lucky with her life and found a good man to marry who love her so much.
We call her “Weweng a.k.a Tangkag”

The 4th siblings; sistah Louella 28 years old and still single yo! She just got back home from Dubai not able to finish her contract because of her health condition. She does not have a job yet at present and still living with my parents in Cagayan de Oro City. She finished computer secretarial in college but due economic crisis, lots of graduates there find it hard to land a job.
We call him “Boloy a.k.a Baboy”

The 5th siblings; bru Alex 26 years old and now living in Sultan Kudarat, General Santos at my uncles house. He finished his college there with the degree of BS Accountancy and now working as a Manager at one of the fast food chain in the place, Jollibee. He is supporting my family though especially if my older brother is not on board which means he don’t have salary as soon as he finishes his contract.
We call her Inday a.k.a Pandat”

The youngest of the family Laiza 24 years old and still living with my parents also. She just finished her working contract in one of the hotels in cagayan and no jobless and still looking for a job. He finished college with the degree of Criminology and she is hoping she can get a slot in a police force in Cagayan de Oro City. Like I said finding for job there in the Philippines is kind of hard. We hope and pray she can find a regular job soon.
So, here they are folks, as you noticed I am the one who looks different physically. Thank you for taking your time to check out my sistah and brotha.