"Jumping Around Calamba, my Father's Hometown" Calamba by jumpingnorman
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We used to go to Calamba every weekend, driving from Manila and passing small towns and buying all the sweets and traditional food you can imagine. But now, there is a big freeway and you bypass passing those small towns. Nobody gets to run up to your car to sell a pie or quail eggs...
...and most of my aunts and uncles have already left the country...so I have not been back to Calamba for a while...
I used to climb up this big bowl which is near the house of the national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal. His huge house from the Spanish times is across the street from our ancestral home, and maybe we might even be related (?)...well Rizal did like to travel and speak in different languages, and he was a doctor too....but I think I am taller than him, hehehe (but he is much much braver--- he turned around to take the bullet on his chest when he was executed at the Luneta Park in Manila)...
Can you see me on the left side carrying a baby? I can't even remember whose baby I was carrying...must be a relative's...
I was told I might be related to the national hero, and it might be a possiblity because my grandmother's family is huge... more travel advice
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