Visiting the Past

Visiting the Past

This trip I made in the province is also a pilgrimage to visit family and acknowledged the past that shaped my existence.  Going back and walking through changed landscapes made me feel very nostalgic.  Since my grandmother’s death in 2000, the villa in Villa Conception remained empty for the most part.  When I entered, I can feel my childhood all over again.  Me playing with my siblings and cousins while my grandmother, parents, uncles and aunties are watching and laughing over us.  I felt like I traveled in time. The walk I made today will remind me of those I left in the past, those who often surface in my memories and those who still haunt my spirit.  One cannot go home again but one can touch basis with the past landscapes to better understand of who you become.  However, one cannot live in the past with all the pains, joys and sorrows since this can only create pain and regret.  But it is very important to accept the past and appreciate all the glories and memories that came along with it.  In return, this will help us be a better person and continue to shape our future.  Happy memories in that place!

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  1. those little boys, even though they’re naked and made of (possibly) marble, is so cute. Love the photos, Jenny.

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    1. Thank you Cath..Yeah they are very cute indeed..Very nostalgic day for me to visit it and remember the past glorious days…

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  2. Looks like a good place to live! 🙂
    Perhaps I might visit it some day 😉

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    1. Hopefully it is still there…its on sale right now 🙂

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  3. Lovely photos! I love visiting places that bring me back to my childhood. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Blaze..I know, I love places that brings back childhood..When I was there, I could see me as a kid playing and running around the house….

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  4. Jenny, so lovely…
    B e blessed with happiness and love! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Stefanie..
      You give the sweetest comments..
      And wish you the best as well

      Jenny

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  5. great stuff Jenny love your blog!

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    1. Thanks Rani….I miss you…Can you give me your number in Texas and what is the best time to call you? I have not heard from Anna…If you get a chance to talk to her, can you tell her hello from Jenny…

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  6. I agree with you, we need to accept the past not hang on to it and the past hurts. Great post!

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    1. Thank you Genie…Totally true…appreciate the past but we must move on..;)

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  7. Good that you were able to reconnect with the past. And yes, it is nice to visit it, people do need to move on. Take care!

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    1. Salamat Grace! Yes, definitely. This trip is more on reconnecting with family and my past too.

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  8. Just love the feelings and nostalgia of going home again – lovely photos! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and yes, it was very nostalgic to see my grandmothers home. All the best, Jenny

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  9. Yes, reconnecting with the past can be a bit sad or painful because of the potential regret involved. However, we should view regret not in something in regards to “I should have/not done this” but as an opportunity that we can do better.

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    1. Thank you Frances…Our past will always shape our existence. We have the choice to be be a better person or a choice to give up in life.

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  10. I felt the same way during my last visit to my hometown and having to spend 28 days of joy with my parents and siblings. These words are so true, “When I entered, I can feel my childhood all over again. Me playing with my siblings and cousins while my grandmother, parents, uncles and aunties are watching and laughing over us. I felt like I traveled in time.”
    Connecting with the past is very important so we won’t loose track of the present. It will also guide us of what future we hope to make. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    1. Your welcome and thank you for taking your time to comment on my post. Since we cannot turn back time, we are only meant to appreciate the past regardless of the joys, sorrows and pains we experienced. All the best, Jenny

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  11. Great post, Jenny! Brought back memories of Naga City. 😉

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    1. Thank you Malou..It was very nostalgic for me…All the best, Jenny

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