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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. That's mostly what I've been saying to myself for the past couple of hours. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. OMG 4 REALZ. This isn't Oprah, or Wish ko Lang, or any other such TV show. But still, OMG 4 REALZ.

Kay, nuff with the lolspik. Out with teh story.

A couple of months ago, my younger sister suddenly texted me with a name and told me to look it up on Friendster because she felt weird. So I took a look. And. There was this 16 year old girl in Misamis who had the same last name as us. Weirder, she looked a bit like me. More to the point, she looked a bit like the photos of our grandmother when she was younger.

Now, our last name happens to be not at all that common, frankly speaking. To our knowledge, we're the only such clan with that name and there aren't that many of us. Anyway, over thirty years ago, before I was born, my father's oldest brother ran away from home because of a family quarrel. His siblings have been trying to trace his whereabouts since then, but with no success. When my grandmother died when I was still in college, they had it announced over Radyo Bombo and Radyo Agong all over Mindanao in the hopes that their brother would materialize for the funeral. Still no luck. When we were younger, my sister and I used to entertain the idea of going to Northern Mindanao, where our uncle had last been seen, and instigating a search for him, so that he could be reunited with his brothers and sisters.

Anyway, Sis told me it was the forehead that did it for her. (Okay, nuff forehead jokes *facepalm* we DO have distinctive high foreheads lol.) The girl's Friendster profile was set to private, so we added her and sent her a message asking about her antecedents.

She replied to my message only a couple of hours ago. She gave me her cellphone number and her grandfather's name. It was the same as my uncle's. So I sent the number to my parents, and they called and were able to talk to my uncle. The call was cut short only when their cellphone batteries ran low. Until now they're still calling one another.

So LOL. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG 4 REALZ. The weirdest part of this whole story is that it's real. I still can't believe it.


See the family resemblance? XD

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