Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cancer Pinoy style

Our country is sick! And the cure is not hard to find. What is tough though is the fact that the masses prefer to remain sick. But notice that they will be the same ones who will complain non-stop about their predicament. The same ones who we will be doing their planking act on the streets of Manila. The same ones who will shout indictments against the government they voted for! This is not the same Filipinos that our heroes died fighting for! Most times I'm inclined to think that I was born in the wrong country. Or inclined to think that we should have remained colonized by the Japanese!

I have always wish good for my country and my countrymen. But if my kababayans only cared for themselves or just do not care at all. What can the little voices do but remain in the dark?

From nothing to Vice Governor, from being assistants to their parents to Senator?! From actors and actresses to political leaders? From being a boxer and the boxer's wife to political partners? the stupid familial list just goes on and on! Who are we kidding???!!!!

These so called politicians will be the same ones you will see gracing the senate floor with their ridiculously expensive gowns and suit and humongous jewelries. Those are the people You voted for! And because of your wise vote, thank you! The Philippines will be a great nation for them to squander our hard earned money for their family and for their vices.

I hope one day the Filipinos open their eyes! We need people who will do anything to save our country from the rotting persona of the wicked politicians, from political dynasties who sees being in the government a good investment for their family! For the actors and actresses who,(both young and aging), will strut their stuff in the political arena because their managers can no longer find good projects for them. Good luck to us! I don't think stem-cells therapy can even cure this kind of cancer!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Votes for the future

Today I exercised my right as a Filipino! I voted for the people I feel would bring our country to at least normalcy. Funny, how after several times of voting, I felt like a cry baby as I entered my voting precinct. I cried a litte as I looked around at the rest of the the voters across the room. I thought to myself, I hope that they vote for the ones who will make the Filipinos believe in the system again. I hope they do not vote for those actors and actresses who cannot really contribute to the greater glory of the Philippines. I hope they do not vote for political dynasties. For politicians who do not honor delicadeza, or those who only have vested interests. I have friends in politics, and I know I will be hurting them with what I have to say. But I hope they understand my thoughts being a Filipino who wants our country to be a country of hope, a nation served by our govenment not the other way around. A country where the Filipinos are served not enslaved. A safe place to live in, where criminals and terrorists will fear to tread.

My dear Filipinos please, for the sake of our children...let us not put our own interests first. Think of the future of our country and to whose pair of hands you wish to entrust our children and our children's children.

The choice you made is marked on your Index finger either way it's the same one that will point back to you. Let yours be the right one!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

My thoughts on Mother's Day

There is no real peace in conflict....

Today's sermon is about Love and Peace so fitting in my quest for answers. What I found interesting is the way the priest explained how easy it is for people to love but how difficult it is for them to continue to do much more easy it is for people to forget.

My Mama despite her old age is still alert as probably the day she was born... This is perhaps of the fact that at an early age, her growing up stage fast forwarded right before her eyes. Being the eldest of a brood of 8, she had to forego the usual teenage route. Why? Because at an early age she lost a father... And had to partake of her own mother's troubles. With 7 younger siblings in tow, that was a lot to take for a 15 year old whose worries should have only been limited to what to wear to the prom, what course to take up in College, and whatnot. But because she had to grow up, she missed all those stuff and instead ensured that her siblings are well taken cared of...that all their properties are intact...that whatever assets her father (my maternal grandfather) left behind is safe for the sake of the future generation. Not limited to physical assets but those that has been taught by my maternal grandparents. A legacy of hope, of love, that the family remain bonded despite the storm.

The past and her desire to save a generation of heritage is the source of her wisdom and the source of her strength.

My mama has been a mother for so long that she couldn't help but be one to all. This is a privilege that only a few can handle and truly understand. One cannot be a nurturing mother if she has not nurtured younger siblings or truly put others before herself! And this is a fact that people tend to forget.

And so this Mother's Day which is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of May let me honor my own Mama. I did not make life any easier for her but I love her beyond the confusion, through the tears, for every spat we had. But for me and my siblings, there could only be one Mama... And no one else can fit into her shoes.

Advance Happy mother's day Mama!