So, yesterday was my grandfather’s great grandfather’s 151st birthday. And who is this grandfather I’m talking about? Clue: Lupang Hinirang.
I kinda had a memory that someone told me that Don Julian Felipe is my ancestor but I can’t distinguish if its a reality or a just a dream. I never asked my mom or my aunts or my grandfather about it because they might laugh at me. But then yesterday… two of aunts posted something on Facebook.
“Today is the 151st birthday of the great DON JULIAN R. FELIPE..Grandfather of my grandmother Adela Giron Navarro and great grandfather of my father Juan Giron Navarro Jr.Happy birthday lolo Julian!!!…..”
“*picture of the Lupang Hinirang music with Julian Felipe’s face* He’s the great grandfather of your lola Aida, be proud..(I know you can’t sing it)”
I was like. OMG! It wasn’t just a dream. He really is my grandfather! Maybe that explains why even if I don’t sing the National Anthem out loud (hello crappy out of tune voice) but inside my heart, I always sing it with pride. (Sakto ba along gi-ingon?hahaha)
Anyhoo. Happy Birthday DONG JULIAN R. FELIPE!