Lola Onor (Grandmother)

Lola Onor (Grandmother)

Our dearest Lola (Grandma) Onor.
She gave me a bible to read, the illustrations were

heavenly - the writing on the other hand was equally

beautiful though I found it hard as it was in ilokano

dialect that was deeper than our usual daily converse

. In schools we were taught Tagalog dialect and

American-English too - much to history and

colonialism would have enjoyed learning Baybayin

(ancient script).
It was a blessing to be surrounded by relatives who

taught us 'manners'. To respect the elders and be

grateful for what we have. It was joyful to remember

the whole family gathering together and though am

not religious it was nice to see everyone pray before

every meal.


 My recent family visit in the Philippines in August

2019 has got me thinking, reflecting and very much

in a limbo of being born from the east and most of

my adulthood in the west.


Dedicated these digital drawings to my family as a

form of celebration in unity and love.