This was how Gazini Ganados described her first meeting with her Palestinian dad.
Held at a pizza restaurant, the 24-year-old beauty queen revealed in her Instagram post dated January 24, 2020, the story behind their meeting place.
She wrote (published as is): "Ever since I was a little girl, I have always heard the stories of how my mom and dad first met. The year was 1990. Venue, Shakey's Pizza Parlor.
"Now here I am, 30years later... The Year 2020. Shakey's. Having my very first dinner date with my DAD! What a way to start my year!"
"I hope to meet you someday,"
Gazini was raised by her mom and grandparents in Cebu.
Though she grew up without a dad, she did not harbor ill feelings toward him.
"To my dad or to my Papa [whom] I never met..." she said in tears.
"Hoping to meet you someday, and I never had the grudge of how and why I didn't have a dad because everything happens for a reason.
"I hope to meet you someday."