Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blame me Mr.President

One of my Facebook friends wrote this on her wall "My mind is on Philippine Election right now...I Am sad for I am not there to be a part of it". Reading this just makes me sad because unknown to her we have the same feelings. 

This is the first time that I didn't participate in the Philippine Election because I am now living in Malaysia, but that doesn't mean that I am not aware of it. There was no single day from the start of the campaign that I didn't look for a single article on the net, watching every debate being uploaded on youtube, and asking friends whose the most credible candidate qualified for the position.

I bet for Gordon and Bayani for personal choices since I know how they work. I live in Olongapo for 1 year when my sister stays there who happened to be a wife of a US navy, so I know how to organize the Philippines if Gordon will win. 

Bayani, on the other hand, shows how he clean up manila as an MMDA officer. But people have different opinion and principles really. Recent news but not yet confirm NoyNoy was on the lead and Many Villar was already conceding and congratulate NoyNoy. 

Honestly, I don't like NoyNoy because I know he is not capable of being the next president of our country but it is better to choose him rather that Erap (well this is my own personal opinion choose the lesser evil). Now that NoyNoy is leading and if it happens to be that he will become the next president of the Philippines I just hope each and everyone who voted for him help him become a better president, a better leader and stop blaming each other. 

Because according to Albert Ellis an American psychologist The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. 

I will not say I just hope the Filipino people will learn from their mistake but rather let us all pray for the betterment of our country and for the betterment of the Filipino people.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Woman called Mother

It was not yet Mother's day, but Facebook was already filled with greetings. Topics, blogs about mother were all discussed around the internet. I remember before when my world still revolved around my Mom. 

I love my mom so much, that marrying someone in my life was not even slip into my mind because I thought that my mom and I will be together forever until the rest of my life. Having a job right after college and mom's on my side makes my life quite stable and comfortable. Until all of a sudden my sister took my mom away from me and I felt lost, like a little puppy trying to find for her mother, a little chick trying to feel the comfort of her mother hen. But God really has a plan for each and every one of us I believed, He collaborated with my mom. 

As I am writing this, I remember one of Bo's Sanchez featured article about an eagle, how the parents eagle teach they're young  ones how to fly away from their nest for the first time. They were a force to leave the nest whether they like it or not. Sometimes when a young eaglet is fearful of taking its first flight away from the nest, a parent will withhold food to force it out of the nest. 

I think what my mom did that time was similar to the mother eagle. "The.....eaglet was now alone in the nest. Each time a parent came flying in toward the nest he called for food eagerly; but over and over again, it (the parent) came with empty feet, and the eaglet grew thinner. He pulled meat scraps from the old dried-up carcasses lying around the nest. He watched a sluggish carrion beetle, picked it up gingerly, and ate it. His first kill." This was a quote from the book "An eagle to the sky" (1970). 

Honestly, I became bitter and starting hating my mom not knowing that it was just her way to teach me how to fly on my own. Tomorrow is Mother's day and I just want to tell you a short story about a two mother. The one who brought me in this world and the one whom I met 10 years ago. A mother by heart and the other one was by deed. 

The Mom by heart introduce me in this world, took care of me, knows my cry, my craving, as I grow bit by bit she cares for me with gentle. She taught me how to make it despite how cruel this world was. While the other Mom which I called her Nanay was the one who taught me what love is all about, how to be grateful with everything that I have and not looking for the things that I do not have. 

That she gave me one of her beloved sons that I believed a living legacy of her. This Mother's day I want to give credit to this 2 wonderful person that God gave me though the latter one was already with the lord, but I know she is still guiding us from afar. I am so lucky to have them in my life. I am not sure if I can surpass all their accomplishment to their children but sure did I will apply all their teachings. Salute to all the strong Mothers in the world.

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