March 22, 2020 at 08:31PM

“I thought then that Papa was a heartless monster. I almost hated him for his cruelty.

Then one night as Goding and I were sound asleep, I felt a hand tenderly brushing my hair. I did not move at all lest he notice me awake. He then kissed me and Goding on our foreheads and returned to his own bed.

In the dead of that night a realization hit me: that Papa loved us after all and his ways of disciplining us were all meant to make us see our errors and correct our ways. As I grew older and looked back at the moments in my life, I realized that Papa did what was best for us boys. Had he spared the rod we might not have become the men we are today”.

As read aloud by my son, Jake (with #hyunbin hair left in the photo with his own Pa), from the memoirs of his great grandfather, my maternal Lolo Peping Sering. This was one of the things I requested him to do during the quarantine period.

Cebu Community Quarantine: Day 7 (03-22) #reminiscences_of_govjosesering 4th of a series of excerpts from the book “Reminiscences”. #forumsession#forumtraveller#bracepictech via Tumblr


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