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Pruelpo Shares: To Live a Normal Life is Everyone’s Dream

Nobody could oppose God conviction, what He had said was final. When He created man, it had been for His love to nourish man’s heart. He had created him according to His will and had taught him to appreciate the beauty to all His creations. Is it fair to see men controlling everything?

Somewhere in 1971, in my home province Samar, Philippines, I would always remember the place where my grandpa and I got used to live in a small village. It was approximately nine to 10 km away from the proper town of Guiuan. To get there, you had to have motors cycles. It would take you 45 minutes to one hour or by a long walk, which was a good exercise.

The folks were friendly and would welcome you with their sweet smiles. Around the village, you could see mountains with green virgin forest – a jump-off point for treks. The villagers were religious people. They had a primary and elementary school where the kids used to love studying. They had a catholic church where there was mass every Sunday. They had a village hall for parties. They had a play ground for children. I really missed the village, a congenial place to live in and to enjoy.

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To see Grandpa was Exciting and Memorable

It was summer, the classes were closed for the children to enjoy the summer. I turned eleven. During that summer, I had always used to visit grandpa’s place, which was 3 km away from our home. Grandpa was a widower. He had two sons. One was my father. My grandpa was 65 years old. He used to live in a hut, built of nipa woven leaves and scraped bamboo poles. It was surrounded by a bamboo fence. Surrounding his nipa hut was a vegetable plantation. At the back of his nipa hut was a big mango tree where he got used to sit with his old rocking chair that was made from narra tree. 

That morning to see grandpa was exciting and memorable. At his age of 65, nobody could tell he was that dirty old man. He was strong and still could lift up a 50kls of rice. He could be strong to rule over the villagers: they called him “captain”. Grandpa was a religious man. He always loved and used to preach the words of God in the village.

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  1. aheed411

    On October 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Sobhan Allah
    Do whatever he wants

  2. SharifaMcFarlane

    On October 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Life is a very precious gift. We sometimes forget that and forget to enjoy the gift.

  3. Chinmay Chakravarty

    On October 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Nostalgic! My grandpa lived up to the age of 97 and only last six months he was sick. Thanks!

  4. erwinkennythomas

    On October 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    good thoughts!

  5. naruto100

    On October 23, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Good one.. Keep it up.

  6. pruelpo

    On October 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

    @aheed411 thank you dude. Is Sobhan a name?

  7. pruelpo

    On October 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Thank you dude naruto100. It is noted.

  8. pruelpo

    On October 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Sir Erwin as always thank you for the kind words and appreciation. Much appreciated.

  9. pruelpo

    On October 24, 2011 at 6:58 am

    @friend SharifaMcFarlane – right it is a precious gift and one has to love it… thanks.

  10. pruelpo

    On October 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

    @Chinmay – thanks for sharing it here. WoW! To reach an age of 97 is something nowadays and it is God’s gift. Just give my regards to your grandpa. See you around again.

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