Saturday, August 12, 2006

Mabuhay Mom and Dad!

The Parental Units arrive today just in time. Mayon Volcano is about to blow. Habagat, or the Southwest Monsoons, are in full swing. And to top that off, they flew to the other side of the earth on the day of the biggest terror warning since Sept. 11.

I've got to give a hand to my parents, Ron and Linda, for being good sports. It's not easy to come to a Third World country and now they will face flood and lava just to come see what I've been up to for the last 17 months.

But they will be greeted warmly. After a couple of days touring Manila, we'll head to Donsol, where the school has planned a special program -- and merienda (snacks), too -- to welcome them. They will be in much demand, from making courtesy calls to the Mayor to greeting the families in my little neighborhood in Punta, Dancalan. They will eat strange things, not understand a word of the language and sleep in not so comfortable beds. Sound familiar?

But it least they will get to experience a slice of my life here...

3 Comments:

Blogger Dunc said...

Did Linda eat any of that mystery meat, or did she stay on her peanut butter?!!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

To all of you, who read still the blogs of Julia! In her last blog Julia wrote "Mabuhay tayo", which means, "we're still alive". She was a prophet, which many do not understand, what it really means. Julia wrote it in her last blog, like she knew the future. She is still alive. Recently I visited again the area in Banaue, where Julia was last seen. I've been thinking of her in thankfullness! Thank you Julia for being here for me, for all of us, for showing us a way, for leading us, for encouraging us. You went ahead with a fullfilled life. God bless your parents too! Thank you Julia Campbell! Yours Martin Swiss

12:59 AM  
Blogger Mang Jose said...

For so many years now, Ms. Julia is always in my heart. It's now 2016, I kept on visitng this blog. She was really a beautiful human being. God bless.

3:55 AM  

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