When I was a kid during the month of May my Dad, my Mom and myself we would always go to Bohol for vacation. You would probably wonder why the month of May? Well, May is the month where most Barangays in Bohol will celebrate their Fiesta. We would go there first week of May and stay there for 3 to 4 weeks and just go to all of our relative’s there and visit them. I can’t remember the patron saint there. We would usually get up early morning joining like a prayer. We would walk from one area to the other. I would go usually with my cousins, we will be bringing lighted candles. I remember going to my cousin’s house there and they are preparing lots of food for us. Its just unbelievable and fun.
My Dad he was born and raised in Bohol before joining the military. He was assigned in Mindanao. He met my Mom there in Lanao. They dated for awhile before they got married. My Mom was born in Cebu. She grew up there until her teenage years before her parents decided to transfer in Lanao. My parents met in that area when my Dad took some time off to see some of his family there. Anyway, since my parents got married and lived in Lanao area for awhile, my Dad decided to venture in the General Santos area. He really like the place so much that he transferred his family from Lanao to General Santos. He was kind of successful in the farming area. With that success he promised his parents that he will bring his family back to Bohol as much as he can for a visit. That was really our routine almost every year to go back to Bohol. Sometime my parents would bring almost all of us there to see Lola. My grandfather died during the early years of the marriage of my parents. Just my two siblings saw him.
Bob and I and the kids are thinking of going there to Bohol maybe next year. I want them to see the beauty of Bohol. I want to visit the Chocolate Hills again. I went there when I was a kid and I totally forgot what it looks like. Really I want the kids to see the place of their Lolo.
To my family in Bohol hope to see you sometime.