Sharing Village Journeys

Video Series: Botolan, Zambales 2008

Visiting the Relatives - Ralph and Arielle discover a bushel of passed-on secrets, inherited quirks and hardworking legacies during their adventure into the family tree, or in this case, the family landscape, as revealed in video assembled by their mother Vivian Deboma-Hipe, the firstborn of her branch of the clan...

“Bucao River Meets South China Sea” - the ceaseless waves of the sea can do nothing but embrace the outward current of the cool rushing river... 

“Home on the Zambales Range” - a slice of life where steadfast living faith, wisdom and love’s resourcefulness, resilience, fortitude, humor, are not alternatives, but necessities...

“Pikon” – Grownups always have fun teasing the little ones to bits, in this case the smart and quick-witted brothers Stephen and Miguel, whom we get to see only a few times a year, but watch how the “pikon” one comes up with the last laugh here! 

“Song Service, Botolan” – Each of the families kept the Sabbath at home on December 27, as the Debomas and Hipes did in this video taken by Vivian Hipe...

 “Yellowfin Tuna” – treasuring an afternoon’s catch of the luminous dark metallic blue species, here on the coast of Botolan, Zambales...

“Botolan Coast” – Wrapped by chilled amihan winds during an uncommonly long “non-working week” at the end of 2008, a lovely spur-of-the-moment reply to the long-standing invitation to visit the family of Mr-s. Gilbert & Ann Deboma at the Deboma ancestral home in Botolan, Zambales (west coast of Luzon, Philippine Islands), coinciding with the annual homecoming of Mr-s. Raul and Vivian Hipe, and children Ralph and Arielle... watch those waves take back as fast as it gives...

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