Lahat nga naman ng pagpapaalam ay sadyang napakalungkot. Pero sabi nga nila, bahagi daw ito ng buhay. Sa bawat paalam, bakas man ang lungkot ay siya namang pagsalubong sa bagong tahakin ng ating buhay.
Gaya na lamang ng pamilya ng mag-asawang Jimmy Alapag at LJ Moreno. Matagal na rin silang mag-asawa at sumikat si Jimmy dito bilang basketball player.
Kaya, marami ang nagulat nang malaman nila na tuluyan ng lumipad ng United States ang pamilya nila. Ayon kay Jimmy, bahagi daw ng dahilan ay ang nararanasan nating pandemya ngayon at nais din nilang makapiling ang kanyang amang nasa U.S.
“It’s been a strange six months, to say the least. Going through everything this past few months, LJ and I talked about what will be the next step for our family — what was gonna be happening as far as the basketball landscape in Manila. Again with this pandemic, my dad just turned 82 this June. It was very important for us to be closer to family. We came to a decision to move back to the States for the meantime,” pagbabahagi ni Jimmy.
Hindi daw ito inanunsyo nang sila ay nasa bansa pa dahil masyado din daw mabilis at maraming nangyari.
“And if you’re wondering why we didn’t do that while we’re still in Manila, it was just — there’s so much going on. First, I got pregnant. Then we had a miscarriage. But we wanted to share with you guys that we did decide to leave. For those of you that know me, I’ve been very vocal that I didn’t really wanna move to the States — at least not yet,” saad naman ni LJ.
Pero, hindi daw makakalimutan ni Jimmy ang kanyang pamamalagi dito. Wala itong katumbas at lubos ang kanyang pasasalamat dito.
“I know for me it’s a been such a growth in the last nineteen years. Thinking about my situation when I first came to Manila and just really being so young, naive about life. I think we’ve all been at that age where we just haven’t experienced life yet. It was the absolute, best decision I ever made to come to Manila, to back home and play. I’m so thankful,” pasasalamat niya.
Sa kabila nito, hindi naman daw sinasara ni LJ at Jimmy ang pintuan para sa ating bansa.