home sweet home........(?)

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home sweet home........(?)

Post  legend@09 on Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:58 am

This is a fiction story with non-fiction places.It was created through imagination of the writer.As the author is not a professional,any corrections,suggestions,comments and feedbacks are very much appreciated....The title's still open,any suggestions to it?thanks and happy reading...............


He was very nervous as he board the plane.For more than a decade,he decided to go back home.Now,he has the courage to face what he'd left behind,the once love of his life,his everything but time and fate interrupt their once perfect dreams.The dreams they've shared together.The plans they want to do.It's all long gone,only in memories left in his heart.

Life's not very fair in their small hometown.I mean in terms of financial security.So,he decided to go abroad for a change.to give her the best,but he'd been weak.He got used to the lifestyle on the land of glamours.He forgot his one and only love waiting for him.He gave in to his lust of the flesh,to material things,until he can't get out of it,he went deeper and deeper and deeper.

Then a girl fell inlove with him.Help him get out of that pit he'd fallen into.Help him with everything,gave him what he needs,take care of him.and before he knew it,he owes her his life,later on,love begun to flourish in their hearts.

He felt the love and the need that he's missing.She's a woman any man can dream of,a good mother and a perfect wife.God blessed them with two kids,a boy and a girl.What else can he ask?He got a lovely perfect wife and adorable kids.As they shared a good and happy family life together,God take life he gave her.It's been a big lost for him and their children.What can he do?we're only human and God's the only master of our life.

Little did he know that the girl he left keep waiting for him.Her family told her that he's gone,gone for good,but deep in her heart,somehow,she's still hoping,for her love was pure,and she's still clinging to that promises they have made together,that there'll be no other love in their life.She knows in her mind that her family maybe right,she just don't want to believe and accept it,for she love him so much,and she'll do it as long as she's alive.

The flight attendant's voice disturbed his thoughts as she announced that they are now approaching NAIA terminal.HIs excitement grow,wondering what's waiting in his own hometown.Do his old friend still there?Will they accept him back with gratitude?Will she ever forgive him?Although he has a contact with his family and some of his friends,they never uttered a single word about her lately.

He knows that his hometown got a lots of improvements.The roads were fully cemented.Tagudin-Cervantes-Mankayan.The farms-to-market road were cemented too,especially at the townproper.

He heard also that there's a gymnasium on that old plaza.He miss that place,for that particular place got a sweet memories of his past.They used to play basketball in there,or sometimes,he and his love will enter that "bahay-kubo"where the guests used to stay if a program was held.Its so cool.So real and simple.Nothing to ask for until he decided to leave.

And now,he wants to go back,to live again with his youth,to reminisce the past,for he knows deep in his heart,that this is the missing piece in his life.He's happy and contented with his family but,there's that unexplainable feeling of emptiness inside him,longing for someone or something,and he wants to find out.

his friends and family told him that they can fetch him at the airport,but he refused,telling them that he wants to travel by bus,not much luggage to carry either.The main reason is,he wants to familiarize his ownself,to remember the old times.He can only do these thing if he's alone,Nobody to disturbe him.

He took the bus to Baguio city.and there,maybe he can stay for a night or two,then take the bus to his hometown Cervantes.He's mother told him that" D'Rising Sun"trans the only bus transport to his town,before was Dangwa Trangco,the terminal's located at Slaughter Area along Magsaysay Avenue.

There's a circular van too,where they park at that old Philippine Rabbit station that collapsed during the early '90's.

As he gazed and roamed around the city of pines,he can see so many changes,a lot of new establishments,fly-overs and many more to mention,not like before,the last time he was here.

He's hoping though that his hometown still have its serenity and simple life.With good and friendly people,of course there maybe improvements,but he's expecting that his memorable places still there,or maybe more beautiful.

The bus starts its journey and he fell asleep,only awake when by the time they reach Mankayan.Some places eroded and went down.so pity,thats the effects of the mining that lasted for years.Now,the people harvest what they did to their own environment.they robbed their own land,so their land starts to rob them too.A lesson everyone should learn.

As he stared at the window along Colalo road,he can see a big body of water down.Is that a dam?he asked in his thought.And when he view it clearly,oh my!thats the tailing of Lepanto mines!Now so wide and got an extension too.One cause of the fields being flooded in Cervantes and places that these waters flow through.

So sad to see those things that destroys our own land ,makes him wonder,what else are waiting for him?Atleast he can say that the road a lot better.Its not so narrow and dusty,now,theres two lane ,not like before that when a two cars met,then one needs to go back to find for a wider part for the other car to pass,which takes times of travel.Imagine two or more than 5 cars travelling side by side,where they need to go backward and forward,then forward and backward.Atras-abante.kainis magbiyahe!

As the bus go down the road,he can smell the fresh air,and these ricefields along the road with golden colours ready to harvest,gives joy to his heart.They reach Camay,a part of baranggay Comillas North.He can see Kayan too,and that steepy road going up to Pilipil.It makes him think,will a car or jeep can go up and reach that baranggay with that so high up road?

Now they're on Guitlangan bridge,same like before,people sitting at the end of it waiting for something or maybe nothing,just to let go of time.(?)There's also a waiting shed on the right side.He can see also a sign"Welcome to Comillas South"on the left side of the road going down,thats a new project,he thought,good for those baranggay officials who came out with that idea,atleast people traveling along national highway will know that the road will lead them to Comillas South.

As the bus moves on,he can see that Villa Rosario,the house own by Alma Moreno and Rudy Fernandes befor.but now,somebody bought that Villa already.

Along the way,they passed "Comillas North Elementary School",not much difference but got a new art paintings on one of the wall....nice one!

As the bus continue its journey,ricefields along Tay-ac's pleasing in the eyes,seems this place can supply rice to the whole town(?)but sometimes theres a time for a good harvest and not good ones,means a farmers get bancrupt because of pest or plants sickness.

Bissayot's ahead,his friends told him that there's a mini resort there,own by a certain Mr.Elfred Miguel who came and develop the land.Sad to say that most of the fishpond here were carried away by that damn water.

Anxiety's with him now.is he being nostalgic?or is he expecting more for his visit.?

They live in the townproper.His family are very excited tii for his coming home.They even killed a pig for families and friends get together.He's happy for there's always a warm welcome in this town,Its everybody's getting at when they pay for a visit.A practice all Cervantenians have in their heart.Thats one character traits you cant find in other nations,the hospitality of our place.

Electricity is not problem in this town anymore.Only the faraway baranggay havent reach it yet.Not like before where people use kerosine or gas for light.People used "pine roots"or what we call "saleng" or that "burroong"where a kerosine put on a bottle and use a paper.

So many years passed and all he missed it,but as he re-lived the past,its like he didnt leave at all.So many memories to remember.
Finally.he reached home,everybody are very happy to see him back,all his friends are there too,but he feels like someone's missing,is he expecting her to come after he deserted her for so many years?He knows that she's still waiting for him,but lately,nobody mention a thing about her,he's wondering why,He doesnt want to ask question.For what?He gave her a lot of heartaches and pain already.Will she ever forgive him?Dont think so,but in his heart,he's hoping though.

After all his visitors gone home,he ask her mother about her,Where is she now?what she's doing?He's mother's face becomes blank,and stay quiet for awhile and just stared at him.Why his mother acts like that?Then she said"she's gone.gone for good.she waited for you but you never remembered her.You neglected her."

At that moment,as if his whole world collapsed.He can feel the pain,like a knife stuck in his heart.All his collected efforts of reconciliation.hit him like a lightning.He's mother was right all along,and that bothers his conscience.He feels like a part of him was gone too.

He awakes early in the morning,or did he really sleep?he cant recall.He decided to walk around the plaza.maybe he can feel her presence.for they always walked together before,and use to sit on that small kids park at the center of plaza,As he reach the town central,he cant see the small park anymore,instead a building is standing on that vicinity,it says"public market"and "public toilet".To his dismay.he walked towards the other side.he can see the municipal hall,which says "balay ti ili".He headed on that gymnasium and sat there.Looking around his sorroundings,he can see the Central Elementary School.The old building is still there.Nothing change that much,he thought.still the same.He's wondering why the local government doesnt put a money on it or make a resolution for its rehabilitation?It will become an asset to the town if properly taken care of.A musuem perhaps!that should be a historical building that comes from our ancestors.

Even the gymnasium is not realy a good sight in his eyes,for he was used to the beauty and perfectness of infrastracture abroad.he notice that the cemented pews were old enough because its moldy and those steel bars still clinging on each side.Maybe they're planning to put an extension or put something,but then the budget/s not enough(?)....

After an hour of sitting down,he stand up and headed home,he walked pass that old central building and follow the road that leads to Saint Agnes School.Even a bit far,he can see the parish church at a distance.Very nice!looks like the caretakers really doing their best to beautify the place.There's also a two-story building on the left side,that must be the replacement of the old building that was burned by irresponsible students before,but thanks to those student because a new and bigger was donated.There's also an under-going construction at the back of it that is the one they're funding and asking for donations to anyone who have a good heart to share their blessings.

He needed to get ready.his friends will come and get him,they're going on a picnic at Gambang Falls,he heard that the place is beautiful.You can feel the peacefullness of nature in that place,but the pathway leading to it was so narrow and dangerous,you need to be very careful so you will not fall down to the lake below.When they reached that picnis site,and saw that waterfalls coming from the mountain,all his tiredness gone,he feel relax for the first time.This is a treasure Cervantes should preserve and take good care,but how can they do if every year,some people burned with unknown reason?Some people say too that before election,it is expected that "Namanderaan forest"will be burned...

Before heading home,they took a drive to that famous historical Bessang Pass Shrine.they also passed that Maggon reservoir but no time to check it out,next time maybe..when he'll visit again..

So many memories came back to him and it makes him more vulnerable.There;s no time for regret now.Everythings happens for a good reason,so even if he blame his own self for all his misfortune and the one he cause to others,time will not change or bring it back.
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He needs to move on.Live with the present.forget the past.past is all gone.Nothings left but memories.and he will treasure that in his life.After a week of staying in his hometown,he decided to leave,go back to reality of the present.Its good to be back home again,as they say"there's no place like home".but his home cant offer him anything anymore.His old love was gone.The places they used to stay were all gone too.but before he leave,he wants to visit the place that hurts him the most,or should he say,where he'd hurt her.It is the place where he told her about his decission of going abroad,eventhough she understand his intention,still she's hurt to be parted away from him.
Thats life anyway,we need to accept it.whether it is in favor with our feelings or not.

As he come closer to that Galungan bridge or with the popular name "the longest bridge in the world".He cant feel any sorrow anymore,maybe he's starting to accept all the facts of lifes that bring it to him,only thing that hurt him the most is.by looking at the same bridge like before,a decade had passed.generation to generation,officials come and go....but the bridge still the same...not yet finished!!!

And as the car he's into went up that mountain,that road that connects Mt.Province and Ilocos Sur,he took a last glance at that longest bridge and murmurs to his own,"this is the most disheartening thing and place that i've encountered on my visit".In his heart,he's hoping though,that after a decade or a year maybe,if ever God give him the chance to be back home again,a car can pass this bridge already and not on the river below...

Anyway,the good thing is,it's a free wash for car's dirty tires.............

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Post  Casper on Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:45 am

wow nagatidog met anusak man nga basaen...

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Post  legend@09 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:26 am

hehe,kurang pay dayta @casper maysa pocketbook koma ngem nasulit gayam agsurat....

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Post  Casper on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:49 am

Aysus awan a ngarud kelangan paylang nga anusan nga basaen ladta?

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