“I’m not normal. I tried to pretend that I was and I just hurt everyone; my mom, my dad. I ruined everything because of what I am. I hated it. But you – when I met you I finally felt like I was part of something.”
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
While pregnant, they took cold or cough medicine, ate isaw, and didn’t worry about diabetes.
Then after all that trauma, our baby cribs were made of hard wood covered with lead-based paints, pati na yung walker natin, matigas na kahoy din at wala pang gulong.
We had no soft cushy cribs that play music, no disposable diapers (lampin lang), and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, no kneepads , sometimes wala pang preno yung bisikleta.
As children, we would ride in hot un-airconditioned buses with wooden seats (yung JD bus na pula), or cars with no airconditioning & no seat belts (ngayon lahat may aircon na)
Riding on the back of a carabao on a breezy summer day was considered a treat. (ngayon hindi na nakakakita ng kalabaw ang mga bata)
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle purchased from 711 ( minsan straight from the faucet or poso)
We shared one soft drink bottle with four of our friends, and NO ONE actually died from this. Or contacted hepatitis.
We ate rice with star margarine, drank raw eggs straight from the shell, and drank sofdrinks with real sugar in it (hindi diet coke), but we weren’t sick or overweight kasi nga……
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, and get back when the streetlights came on. Sarap mag patintero, tumbang preso , habulan at taguan.
No one was able to reach us all day ( di uso ang cellphone , walang beepers ) . And yes, we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our wooden trolleys (yung bearing ang gulong) or plywood slides out of scraps and then ride down the street , only to find out we forgot the brakes! After hitting the sidewalk or falling into a canal (seweage channel) a few times, we learned to solve the problem ourselves with our bare & dirty hands .
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 100 channels on cable, no DVD movies, no surround stereo, no IPOD’s, no cell phones, no computers, no Internet, no chat rooms, and no Friendsters. …… …WE HAD REAL FRIENDS and we went outside to actually talk and play with them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no stupid lawsuits from these accidents. The only rubbing we get is from our friends with the words..masakit ba ? pero pag galit yung kalaro mo,,,,ang sasabihin sa iyo..beh buti nga !
We played marbles (jolens) in the dirt , washed our hands just a little and ate dirty ice cream & fish balls. we were not afraid of getting germs in our stomachs.
We had to live with homemade guns ” gawa sa kahoy, tinali ng rubberband , sumpit , tirador at kung ano ano pa na puedeng makasakitan. .pero masaya pa rin ang lahat.
We made up games with sticks ( syatong ), and cans ( tumbang preso )and although we were told they were dangerous, wala naman tayong binulag o napatay.paminsan minsan may nabubukulan lang.
We walked, rode bikes, or took tricycles to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them to jump out the window!
Mini basketball teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t pass had to learn to deal with the disappointment. Wala yang mga childhood depression at damaged self esteem ek-ek na yan. Ang pikon, talo.
Ang magulang ay nandoon lang para tignan kung ayos lang ang mga bata, hindi para makialam at makipag-away sa ibang parents.
That generation of ours has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, creative thinkers and successful professionals ever! They are the CEO’s, Engineers, Doctors and Military Generals of today.
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had failure, success, and responsibility. We learned from our mistakes the hard way.
Friday, June 12, 2009
The Philippine Flag was first shown when President Emilio Aguinaldo waved it in front of so many people at Kawit, Cavite as he proclaimed the independence of the Filipinos in 1898. Also, the Lupang Hinirang, composed by Julian Felipe, was first heard and declared officially to be our Philippine National Anthem that day. So, during our Independence Day, so many flags were being hung in the streets and hi-ways and the cars have flags also and the buildings etc etc.. And different Nationalist Organizations organize some cooL festives and programs and people always go and watch it.
I was supposed to go to Fort Bonifacio today for the AKOMISMO concert but i don't have anyone to go with me here. Anyways...if you're not busy guys.. i suggest that you also join this site.. akomismo.org... It's for Filipinos' like us. check this out for more info... http://akomismo.org/main.php?s=whois .... ja! Happy Independence Day!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
So... since this is my first blog... I think I'm gonna write something about myself and what I think about some things...
I'm just a simple person but sometimes, I'm complicated.. That's why i have my own world... Most people would say that I'm in the Manipulator type... well, maybe... But it's their problem anymore, not mine, if they're going or choose to be manipulated by me.. Every person have his or her own FREE AGENCY given by our Heavenly Father... I am not obligating anybody to go or be with me although i am happy because i have somebody.. because you still chose me to be one of your friends... My only concern is, if you want to be with me, follow my rules, bear with me.. coz this is me, this is my world...and i care for people...
Life is just like waves that crushes in the shore then go back in the ocean like a whirlwind tornado..
kapag hindi ka magiging matapang, maiiwan ka sa agos ng buhay...
kung hindi ka observant, mapagsasamantalahan ka ng mas matataas sayo..
if you cant decide things by yourself, you'll never see the real world and you'll never have the chance to survive in the independent time of being...
Totoo, pero mahirap ipaliwanag at intindihin kung makitid ang utak mo at kung sa tingin mo ay wala ka naman mapapala sa pagtuklas sa kailaliman ng buhay. Anyways, yun nga.. I'm not expecting anybody to understand my way of living, but at least, I tried sharing you what I know.