Hi I'm Filipino and my Chinese name is Lao Bon din derived from my grandpas name Lao tiu chuan from Amoy China would like to know if thier somebody could help me find my mothers relatives if thier are still alive in Amoy . I still have my grandpas picture tho, was kept by my mom all this years
Hi Chinito - welcome. Can you provide a bit more information - share with us what you know, any Chinese characters of family names? What years are you talking about? The more clues you give, the better we can assist.
Good day! Helen ni hao ma? , by the way I can still write my Chinese name I went to lanao Chung hua Chinese school before in my hometown southern Philippines from grade 1 to 2 but instead my dad move me to catholic school due to the fact that my dad's family comes from Spanish Filipino background and we're devoted catholic fanatics Thou lol.., and what I recall my grandpa chuana Lao as he was called here was a Buddhist . Any way my grandpa is resting now at the Chinese cementery in my hometown southern Philippines . He came here in the phillippines during 20th century Chinese who came here from Amoy were called sacadas boarding Chinese junk ship he was 10 years old when grandpa chuana Lao came in phillippines we have his passport and documents but when my family move to Manila we left his documents in the cabinet unfortunately it was eaten by wood termites and it's gone tho.all we have is his pictures only . I recall ed also when I was young we received a letter from a relative from china that they need help from my mom to immigrate here in the Philippines but my dad insisted that he doesn't want them to come here coz he was afraid that they might be members of reds/ communist party and that our government may suspect us . Besides the real reason why is my grandpa Lao tiu chuan came here in the first place was when the communist party won in Amoy during those times and I think that was the main reason the diaspora begun. Hope this family story helps . To shi'a , sishi.
I understand my dad's side coz he works in the government he was retired 4 years ago at the bureau of customs as chief examiner tho. And what I know my mom told us that grandpas dielect Amoy is different from mandarin. I work and live now in canada just as I recalled I was like also my grandapa chuana Lao who move to other country in search for a better future. I still owed it to my grandpa Lao tiu chuan all this things the respect, love , and admiration of all the hardships he went through for without him I'm not supposed to be we're I am now .
Do you still have the letter that was sent from China? Does you father recall anything about a village name, the area where his Grandfather came from? Are there any Chinese characters on his headstone? Chinese characters hold the key.
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