American Electrician Says Follow Your Dream

By Leonardo V. Micua

“Follow your dream,” says an American electrician, who is completing the Philippine leg of their 10-year world tour with his Argentinian wife and four children.

Herman Zapp, 42, his wife Candelaria, and children Pampa, 8; Tenue, 5; Paloma, 3; and Wallaby, 1 —all born while the couple were on tour — arrived in Dagupan City from Alaminos City before noon Monday, enroute to Baguio City before moving to La Union, Vigan and Laoag cities.

Zapp looks forward to a trip to Sagada, Mt. Province, then to Banaue, Ifugao to see the world famous rice terraces before seeing most part of the country, like Cebu and Zamboanga.

Arriving in the Philippines on Oct. 11, they were all the time in Manila where Zapp completed some papers and where he also had his Graham Paige Car 1928 model repainted for free, courtesy of a Filipino host.

He said with its new paint, the car now looks much better now than when they left their place in Argentina a decade ago and while still no child with them.

“The idea was for us to stay here for only two months but it’s (the Philippines) much, much more beautiful than we thought, so we will stay longer,” said Zapp, before he and family took launch at Plato Wrapp Restaurant on Jose R. de Venecia Highway in Calasiao, courtesy of the owner, Tony Seen.

He said he and his family do not wish to miss the chance of seeing Christmas in the Philippines which, he said is the best Christmas in all of Asia.

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