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Family now accepts fate of Pinay who drowned as fiancé proposed

JOSEPH G. LARIOSA, GMANews.TV

01/01/2009 | 05:53 PM

CHICAGO, Illinois – Only Lealfil G. Alforque’s half of a brand new pair of shoes was left behind when she was swept away into the Pacific Ocean slightly a month ago.

Her still grieving fiancé, Scott H. Napper, recalled in a phone call to this reporter the surreal “uncharacteristic" tragedy that snuffed out their dream of a new married life.

Napper, 45, a bachelor, said Lealfil was sitting on his lap when they started heading toward the “Proposal Rock." It was his first time to go to that “Rock."

Lealfil was holding her new pair of gym shoes with her right hand while her left hand was holding his left hand. Scott held his own pair of shoes with his right hand. They were trying to climb the “Proposal Rock" while both of them were in bare feet.

When the first rush of water came thru and because of choppy waters, “we let go off each other."

Because both of their backs were against the Pacific Ocean side of the “Hug Point Beach" in Washington/Oregon Pacific Coast, “we did not even see the next wave of water coming and a wave came thru and took her away and when I turned to my right, she was already 30 feet floating away from me.

“She was so shocked. She never yelled nor screamed while her mouth was wide open."

This was the recreation of that fateful day of Nov. 29, slightly more than a month ago, of Napper, who until Wednesday could hardly believe what happened.

“But her family has now accepted the fact that she was gone," Napper, a musician by profession, said.

A native of Salem’s suburban Astoria in Oregon state, Napper said Miss Alforque, 22, a recent graduate of a four-year computer science degree from Tangub city in the southern Philippines, already knew that he was going to marry her “in 90 days" as part of the bureaucratic rigmarole before the approval of her fiancée visa by a US consul in Manila embassy.

But he still wanted to do the formalities of proposing to her at the “Proposal Rock" by presenting her a wedding band, instead of the one-carat diamond ring, “that she wanted in reverse."

The Rock is between 100- to150-foot wide and approximately half of that is or 75 feet is the length and 50 or 60 feet in height.

The tide was stable at 12:20 p.m. and to conclude at 8:20 p.m.

They were 70 feet away from the rock when they started running towards it.

They were about 30 feet away from the rock as they were climbing towards it when the waves struck her and carried her away.

He said it was about 3:30 p.m. when he looked at his watch.

He peeled his coat and sleeves off but he did not know what was happening on the other side of the rock after they unhinged from each other’s hold.

And she saw her 30 feet away being carried by the waves with her mouth wide open.

A few minutes later, he saw “a girl in coat and made it back. But it was not her."

A massive search and rescue were soon mounted but yielded nothing.

He is now opening a non-tax deductible fund drive to benefit her family. Donation can be sent to the Lealfil G. Alforque Memorial Account with the U.S. BANK, West Salem Branch at 110 Wallace Road, NW SALEM, OR 97304 U.S.A. with Tel. 503.581.9994.

Or the donation money can also be sent to her family care of her father, Felix Alforque at 4th South Street, barangay Migcanaway, Tangub City 7214 Misamis Occidental, Philippines.

Napper felt very bad with what happened to Lealfil because she was taking care of her little sister, Nicole, who has epilepsy, when she became his fiancée. Lealfil is one of the six children of Alforque, a Tangub city government employee, and his wife, Emilia, a homemaker.

He could not hold a memorial service for her in his Silverton home because Lealfil had just arrived three days in America when the tragedy happened and only his mother, Dorothy, knew her.

They would have married last Dec. 6 at Silver Creek Falls, Lower North Falls, 17 miles from his Silverton home to coincide with second year anniversary of their first contact. On the day of their scheduled marriage, he left a rose for her and a little note.

Scott will pursue his line work as music teacher and as solo chair or second position for Salem Pop Orchestra and for Heartland Big Band as principal trumpet or fugal horn.

They first met thru online social website called “person.com" on Dec. 6, 2006. They first met in person on Jan. 15, 2008 in Manila and got together for two weeks before spending another week in Tangub. - GMANews.TV

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Sad story. :(

What else is sad ( and kind of weird) is the jokes about it on this thread. #######?


Liefde is een bloem zo teer dat hij knakt bij de minste aanraking en zo sterk dat niets zijn groei in de weg staat

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IK HOU VAN JOU, MARK

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Take a large, almost round, rotating sphere about 8000 miles in diameter, surround it with a murky, viscous atmosphere of gases mixed with water vapor, tilt its axis so it wobbles back and forth with respect to a source of heat and light, freeze it at both ends and roast it in the middle, cover most of its surface with liquid that constantly feeds vapor into the atmosphere as the sphere tosses billions of gallons up and down to the rhythmic pulling of a captive satellite and the sun. Then try to predict the conditions of that atmosphere over a small area within a 5 mile radius for a period of one to five days in advance!

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i really don't think that's michelle pfeiffer in that pic.


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