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Remembering Mother on this Chirstmas

19 Apr

A mother who is looking and waiting for her loving mother.

What is Christmas season without your loving and caring mother? Do you know that every part of a single mother worth more than a million? Let me explain its value.

Your Head

As a single mother, you used the top of your head to carry a bundle of newly harvested rice grains for meal; a bundle of firewood for cooking or a basin of Anchovy fish for selling.  You also used your head to think wisely and find right solutions for the daily problems.

Your Eyes

As a single mother, you kept your eyes to your children for their safety. You used your eyes to discipline your children. Eyes that maybe big and wide; on-focus or understanding and kind-looking to your concern. Sleepless nights in times of sickness of your children just to ensure they were safe.

Your Nose

As a single mother, you used your nose if the newly laundry clothes were smelled pleasant and if the children were smelled stinky already and they need to take a bath.

Your Ears

As a single mother, you used your ears to listen to your children and grandchildren’s amazing stories. Through your ears, you heard the sound of the roosters in the early morning wherein you rise from bed instantly to fetch up water for daily consumption.

Your Mouth

As a single mother, you used your mouth to give pieces of advice to your children and grandchildren. You taught them the right things and told them to become nice and hardworking person with brighter dreams in life.

Your Shoulder

As a single mother, you used your shoulder to carry the “Buli” bag or “Pandan” bag with fruits and vegetables inside when going home after the whole-day work in the rice field.

Your Breast

As a single mother, you breastfed your young children regularly so that they will grow healthy someday and free from any kind of illnesses.

Your Heart

As a single mother, you provided unconditional love to your children and grandchildren. You have a big heart too to your parents, brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, husband and in-laws. You knew how to accept and how to forgive persons. You really loved them so much.

Your Arms

As a single mother, you used your arms to strongly uproot the rice seedlings, transplant them on rice fields and harvest the rice grains after a few months.  You used your strong arms to pound and manually mill the greener rice grains up and down then filter them using “Bilao” to make it into whiter rice grains.

Your Hands

As a single mother, you used your hands to prepare “Buli” or “Pandan” fibers, weave and design them properly into a local mat for sale. You used your hands to catch fishes along  the shallow river and pick up shells on the shoreline with your siblings and children. You used your hands to wash the clothes of your children and grandchildren then press these clothes after drying. You used your hand to put the wet face towel on his/her forehead when he/she has fever. You used your hands too in giving foods to the very young children and elderly people around you.

Your Waist

As a single mother, either be sunny day or rainy day, you bent your waist the whole day while planting rice seedlings on the rice fields for a little payment or non-monetized payment of your labor instead, work exchange.

Your Hips

As a single mother, you sit on your hips almost the whole night just to weave and finish intentionally the local mat so that you can sell it then later buy some foods for your children, grandchildren and sister.

Your Legs

As a single mother, you used your legs in walking distantly about two kilometers away from your home to your work place and do the same routine when going home from work place to your home. Your legs consumed all the energy reserved in walking after the whole-day work. You also walked in going to the church to attend Holy Mass with your sisters on Saturday evening regularly. You bent your knees whenever you pray.

Your Feet

As a single mother, you used your feet not only to separate the greener rice grains from its husk but also to clean up the house floor. You used your feet to stand up firmly against all tough moments that trying to bring you down but they fail. You courageously stood still and never give up.

Thus, for this special day wherein everybody celebrates the Christmas season and for this special occasion wherein every member of the family comes together, what is a Christmas season without your loving and caring mother? What is Chirstmas season without her presence?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Faces of Cheating

26 Mar

Cheating has many faces. It may be cheating in examination, material things, business, politics or government services, justice system, work or job, relationship and oneself. Whether you are one among the offenders or victims of these several forms of cheating, the only truth is it happens everywhere.

Cheating in Examination

Cheating in examination has two types. One who is providing the answers to his seatmate and the other who copies the answers from his seat mate.  Cheaters show several symptoms and behaviors. Habitual cheaters have several strategies and techniques on how to cheat. Observe them how they hold their examination papers. Observe them how they move their eyes and hands. Observe them how they hide their faces. They do it by all means just to cheat.

Cheating in Material Things

Cheating in material things is usually happened within the family members especially when you talk about assets such as real properties like houses and lots; personal properties like monies and pieces of jewelry. One is taking advantage over the others by having unequal sharing or unfair claims of real properties. In terms of personal properties, people who borrowed money and did not pay back or those who intentionally not paying services of others for their own benefits.

Cheating in Business

Cheating in business happens in any form and size of business. Some businessmen do not tell the exact capital of their business. They do not pay taxes or if they pay taxes, they pay less. Some people in the market do not tell the purchase price of the products that they are selling. Sometimes, they will tell you, “No more discount because I purchased it at higher price.” This is the usual statement of the sellers which you might believe in quickly. But the truth is they have more than half or triple profits already with those products they are selling.

Cheating in Politics or Government Services

Cheating in politics occurs mostly before, during and after the election especially when people vote just for money or for favor. Whoever sits in the government position, graft and corruption is a common practice through government projects, programs and services. It is a game plan between the politician or government employee and project contractor or program coordinator or service provider.

Cheating in Justice System

Cheating in justice system is usually happens between the rich people and poor people; influential people and powerless people; well-educated persons and illiterate ones. The rich, influential and education one is mostly acquitted from court case. Most of the victims of unfair court trials are the poor, powerless and illiterate ones leading them to plead guilty beyond unreasonable doubt. Remember that these people are deprived, discriminated, degraded and demoralized citizens from a dominant society.

Cheating in Work or Job

Cheating in work or job happens in private and public sectors. From the management positions to the rank and file positions, some people cheat in pertinent papers, time and work-related functions. Sometimes, they present fake documents. Some of them come late and leave early. Others perform works or jobs which do not fit on their qualifications and experiences. The wrong use of “pakikisama”, “palakasan” and “crab mentality” still prevails nowadays in any areas of work. There are also individuals who actively engaged themselves in graft and corrupt practices for their own vested interest and benefits using their own authority, power, people and influence. One has an ‘I’ disease rather than eye disease or ego-centric which is thinking about himself only. He never thinks others or sets aside the welfare, issues and concerns of others. Besides, he abuses the rights and privileges of the people; taking away the opportunities of others or just taking others for granted.

Cheating in Relationship

Cheating in relationship is mostly occurs to partners.  Some couples do not stay longer relationship because of the third party.  One of them or both of them engage in a multiple relationships which can break their promises leading to temporary or permanent separation. Other people stay together as pretenders just to avoid criticisms in the eyes of the people around them.

Cheating in Oneself

Cheating in oneself happens to anyone. It might be pro or against own personality, attitude, traits, skills, competencies, hobbies, works, interest, intentions, faith, beliefs, practices, philosophies, principles, advocacies, missions, visions, commitments, concerns, wisdom, authority, power, opportunities, greed or possessions. Such things might determine and describe if you are really a professional cheater.

Manggagawa Ako (I am a Worker)

1 May

Manggagawa ako at ngayon ay araw ko

Manggagawa ako na handang tumulong sa inyo

Manggagawa ako na laging nakaantabay at sumasaklolo

Manggagawa ako na may dignidad at mga karapatan tulad ninyo

Hangad ko rin ang tulong, proteksiyon, pagkilala at malasakit ninyo.

 

Magsasaka ako na nagtatanim, nag-aalaga at nag-aani ng mga pananim umulan ma’t umaraw para may pagkain kayo

Mangingisda ako na lumalaot, sumisisid sa ilalim ng dagat at nangingisda para may maihain sa hapag kainan ninyo

Tindera ako na naglalako ng sari-saring pagkain sa kalsada at mga kagamitan sa palengke para sa pangangailangan ninyo

Kusinera ako na namamalengke, nagluluto ng masasarap at masustansiyang pagkain para sa ikasisiya ninyo

Diyanitor ako na naglilinis sa loob at sa labas ng gusali para maging malinis ang paligid ninyo

Basurero ako na kumukolekta ng mga basura mula sa bahay ninyo kahit na masangsang ang amoy nito para mapanatiling mabango ang paligid ninyo.

 

Gumagawa ako ng banig mula pandan at buli sa araw at gabi para may mahigaan kayo

Naglalaba at namamalantsa ako ng mga damit kahit na pagod na ang katawan ko para may maisusuot kayo

Nag-aalaga ako ng mga bata, may-sakit at matatanda kahit na nahihirapan ako para makapagtrabaho kayo

Nagmamaneho ako ng pampublikong sasakyan para maihatid at makarating agad kayo

Naggugupit ako ng buhok, naglilinis ng mga kuko at nag-aayos ng mukha para maging maganda kayo

Guwardiya ako sa loob at sa labas ng gusali para maprotektahan ko ang kaligtasan ninyo..

 

Trabahador ako sa pabrika na maghapong nagtratrabaho

Trabahador ako na gumagawa ng mga gusali at mga kalye ninyo

Trabahador ako na labis na nagsusumikap upang mabuhay ako pati pamilya ko

Trabahador ako na humihiling ng umento sa sahod at iba pang benepisyo upang umunlad ang buhay ko.

 

Simula sa araw na ito sa aking pamumuhay

Mabigyan sana ako ng maginhawang buhay;

Mabuhay sana ako ng maayos at matiwasay

Masaya at kalidad na buhay ang hangad na taglay;

Upang lahat tayo ay mabuhay ng pantay-pantay.

 

 

What is your birthday wish?

17 Aug

Our birthday is one of the most celebrated events in our life.  We give thanks to the Almighty God who had given us life.  We do acknowledge our loving family who had raised up and guided us to become good citizens of the world.  We appreciate the presence of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives for their wonderful supports in times of urgent needs.  Some people enumerate their birthday wishes as follows:

Good Health

Most people wish that they get maintain good health on their birthday and to the rest of their lives.  How can you determine the taste of delicious birthday foods  if you cannot eat them anymore because you are severely sicked?  How can you feel the joy of having a birthday party if you cannot sing or dance with your guests anymore?  People should stay fit all the time so that they can do wholesome activities which they want to do.

Better Income or Profits

Most people wish that they get better job or business venture to increase their income or profits.  How can you treat yourself and your family on your birthday if your individual income  goes from paycheck to paycheck only?  How can you expand your business if you have limited resources to run your business? For economic reasons, people should look for a better job  or business opportunity wherein it may bring them into a higher income or generate more profits in order to meet their daily needs.  They want to save their money for long-term use.

Best Family

Most people wish their own family to be the best.  How can your family live peacefully and happily together if some members of your family are fighting to one another for some reasons?  How can your family be united if some family members are separated from each other by distance, wealth, life principles, faith, values, attitude, work, crimes and death?  Anybody in the family wants their extended family to be the best family in the world with flourishing joy, contentment, respect, hope, love and care.

Therefore, whether you have a birthday party or not, just pray that these birthday wishes will push true with God’s guidance, friends and family’s supports and  your positive attitude about life.