Tribute for Papa
Papa may not be here with us right now, but he is in all of our hearts and I am sure he is listening and I want to thank him in welcoming me and allowing me to be part of this family.
I will miss him.
We should go on with our lives, because God gives Angkong the gift of eternal happiness in life.
Angkong is loved and respected, and to me he is a role model.
He was very successful in life, but still stay humble, and that's what I wanna do when I'm older. And I wish we could like in peace and unity, and know that we will see him again in Heaven, with God.
The past couple of years, I was so grateful to be able to see Angkong as I needed him in my life. We all look up to Angkong. He came from China from nothing, ended up in the Philippines and made a legacy.
I’m sorry Angkong that I could not be there to see you today. As I sit here crying in front of my computer, I am glad to know that you are now in a better place. Knowing that you are no longer with us make me want to get through studying abroad even more hoping to make you and our family proud. I wish you could be able to see me when I graduate, but I know you will be up there watching over me. I hope to make you proud by learning Mandarin.
As you once said “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise”. I have kept this in my heart as I have left for college. Never has there been a day where I didn’t consider this as I have become a firm believer of waking up early to be able to get everything done and out of the way. I am reminded of you as I am part of you and our family. If I look in the mirror, you are part of what makes me. Your strong determination and willingness has been passed down in the family and is something that I see in all of us and something that I hope to keep in me. You are a strong bond and gene that connects our whole family. We all are in a way Chinese, born and raised and even the way we look. We will all remember you as we have the self determination that you brought upon us. I hope and wish that me and my cousins can pass this from generation to generation. Angkong, I love you and will miss you dearly.
Thank you for your love, you have shown me so much, from how you lived. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made, so that I can have a better life.
I now understand how that is, for I have to do the same for my children.
Papa, for the borrowed time I have with you, I will remember those times forever. There are so many unspoken words that are so deep. And you'll always be in me. And I will pass your legacy to the children. I thank God for your life and I can't wait, for the time to meet you and embrace you so tight.