Thursday, March 6, 2008

Family Ties

It's been raining cats and dogs the past few days and I rather feel under the weather. Rainy days make me sleep, dream and eat more. As I was sipping hot coffee and staring at the small pools of water accumulating in the yard outside, I came to think about where and how my half siblings are now. Thoughts of them make me feel so incomplete, knowing that I have sisters and brothers who might still be in China, or in Hongkong, or anywhere else in the world.

You see, my father was an immigrant from China. I don't actually know the exact date but I know he came here before the second world war. He married a Filipina and they had three children, 2 boys and a girl. The wife died and he married my mother. There are two of us, me and a younger brother. All these time, we all knew he left his first wife and children back in China when he migrated here.

I remember he communicated with them when I was still a child. He did not talk to me about them and I did not ask him about them either, maybe because they were strangers to me and they were so far away. It remained this way until my father died when I was sixteen. My mother died too four years later. Perhaps my older brothers knew their address but they're both dead now. My elder sister is still alive but she doesn't know where they are too.

I tried searching for them in the internet but so far, there's nothing. I wish someone from Amoy, China can read this and get back to me. My father's name is LIM CHOCK LAY.

I really have this wish of meeting them soon....


Jocelyn said...

Hi, I'm a Filipina by blood too. :)
Just stopping by to say hi! :)
BTW, we have new giveaways and a winner to HMP Mom Blog of the Month, pls stop by sometime when you get a chance. Thanks and hope you're having a great day! :)

The_Sphinx's World said...

hi jo, thanks for dropping by. sure, i will check on your site in a few minutes. Glad to meet "kababayans" here!