“It’s funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything’s different”.
This afternoon, after watching so many footages of the catastrophe in Japan from CNN and NHK, I reassessed my life and priorities. I stopped for a while, cleared my mind and let the most indispensable things to float in my mind’s surface. And just like any other Filipino (we have very close family ties), I realized that my family is on the top of the list of my priorities, then my boyfriend and friends.
I had a chat with my Dad. He’s a strict dad but he talks about everything with me now, I knew then that time flew and I grew up. I’m the eldest and that maybe the reason why I am amiable according to my mom, I had responsibilities at a very young age.
|I was 11 yrs old at a Family Reunion.|
I grew up well. I have great parents, they are my superman and wonderwoman or maybe, my malakas at maganda. 🙂 They didn’t have degrees (Mom’s an Economics undergrad and Dad’s a Civil Engineering undergrad) that’s why since we were kids, they taught us to be independent and they instilled in our minds that we will be the one to teach other people how to treat us and that RESPECT will always be earned and will always matter. They said they want us to have a good life and have better choices.
|at my college graduation. Mom’s hair looks weird.|
It’s amazing how parents love their children.
It’s amazing how they sacrifice for their kids’ good life…(because they’re the fruit of their love, as they say)
It’s amazing how they make their children feel secure, that everything will be alright the next morning.
I used to hear from Dad, “I should have given you the life that you deserve.” And I always say, “you’ve given us the best life. It may not be perfect, but it’s the best.” It rips my heart to listen about his frustrations and I always want to shout “Dad, we’re OK!” but I think it’s not enough to say that I had a good life and with no regrets, I must show him that I am indeed having a good life and it’s all because of him and Mom.
Talk with parents makes me feel good all the time. I can still remember when I first asked Mom to enroll me in school…I was too young. haha. Time flies so fast, Charmaine and I are now grown ups. AND I BELIEVE , IT’S PAYBACK TIME.
My uncle was drunk today and he talked to me and said, “if me and your dad will die soon, remember that you and your cousins have blah blah blah.” I didn’t want to hear it but the two of them say that often whenever they get drunk. LOL.
Here’s my blog entry last 2009 about them when they were drunk:
Usapan sa “matatandang” baso.
I am definitely blessed.