My Root

Philippines
January 25, 2007 8:54pm CST
My grandparents are from Fookian China. I wish I could visit my hometown. Before the Japanese occupation, my grand father came to the Philippines, his first wife was left in China. She said thay had a farm them, she used to sell firewoods and they have a farm. She planted in her field. With her savings she adopted a son. While in the Phil. my grandfather had a second wife and they had 3 sons a a daughter. When the first wife came to the Phil. the second wife was sent back to China together with 2 of her children. Life was difficult in China, farming was not profitable. The descendants became rich in the Philippines. It is like a trilogy to write about how our family tree grew from rags to riches. Imagine my father used to send my grandmother only One Peso a month, and my grandmother was very happy. The Peso value as good during that time. Now China is growing fast in economy.
2 responses
@seabreeze (661)
• China
26 Jan 07
Do you living atphilippines,now?Do you travelled to china?We welcome to shenzhen,china.Where are your ancestral home in china?
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Thank you for giving a response immediately, I just post my article a while, I think you are online on this site. My brothers have been to fookian, they together with my uncle built a house there. When communism was abolish, my uncle who is a doctor in shanghai came to the phil. Yesterday my brother in law together with his two sons went to China, his father is dying soom. I hope to visit your place. I think your place is booming in economic progress. If I have the money maybe I wil join a tour.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
If you want to tell me more about yourself you can e-mail me at yekchi23@yahoo.com.ph. You seem to be friendly. How old are you? What is the nature of your work. What is your Family Name? My uncle who is a chinese doctor - is importing chinese medicine in Shanghai.
@gexi1987 (329)
• China
26 Jan 07
friend,if you visit china.it will of course shock you.i promise.it's developing so fast that we native ones cant get used to.three years ago,my parents never dare to think to buy a car,but today they are considering to change a new one.a lot of my friends are from fookian,thay are really friendly and hard working.i guess you are of the same quality.good luck.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
You live where in China. I was born in the Philippines. My knowledge about our Hometown Fookien are very little. What my grandmother told me when I was young are a few glimpse of China. There are many villages there if your family name is Go, Chua, Chan, Tan or Cua - there is a particular village for them. My brother in law - his hair is blonde - it was said that a british army - a their great great grandfather - he got married there and stayed in China. His eyes is brown. Many Chinese who went to other countries and became rich - went back there to build their houses.