Tuesday, August 09, 2005

My Precious

What is your “precious?” Let me guess…

25,000 worth cell phone?
Car?
Shades?
I-pod?
Your new built house?
Your wedding gown?
Picture of your special someone?
Laptop?
Flat screen TV?
DVD collection?
Favorite All Star CD?
Money?
Necklace from you boyfriend?
Or… hmmmm… your chuck taylor sneakers?

Do you want to know my precious?

Hint: She carried me for 8 months and took care of me for 1 month inside an incubator. She bought me a doll when I was 4. She enrolled me in a private school. She taught how to memorize the table of multiplication. She bought my first cell phone. She pays for my living. She holds my hand while sleeping. She takes care of me when I’m sick. She prays for me. She laughs on my jokes. She cries when she’s hurt. She takes a bath for the longest time. She buys anything I want. She supports my endeavors. She loves my good friends. She cooks the best spaghetti and fried chicken in the world.
She hates when I go home late. She hates when I get drunk. She hates my bad friends. She hates my habit of using the computer til midnight. She hates me when I’m “masungit.” She hates my moodiness. She hates my vices.

Nevertheless... She loves me for who I was and who I am today.

Answer?
My precious mother.




Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Pag-ibig

“Ang pag-ibig ganyan talaga…”
pagbago, masaya.

Pag-ibig sa asawa, sa bayan, sa subject, sa trabaho, sa bahay, sa cellphone, sa serbisyo, sa girlfriend/boyfriend, sa alagang hayop, sa idol, sa computer, sa bisyo, sa katabi… sa lahat. Pag-ibig na nakakapagpabago ng katayuan at nakaka-ginhawa. Pag-ibig na may paninigurado at karapat-dapat. Pag-ibig na kaaya-aya at maganda. Pag-ibig na masarap at sapat.

Pag-ibig na dating sigurado, sa una lang masarap pero ngayon, hindi na. Pag-ibig na nawalan ng gana, tyaga at ganda pero ngayon, pangit na.

Ilang araw, linggo, buwan at taon ka nang may pag-ibig? May nagbago ba o ganoon pa din and pakiramdam ng pag-ibig? Masaya at nakakainggit. Puwede mong ipagyabang sa kahit na sino dahil walang makakapigil sa pag-ibig. Pero nang nakupasan na ng panahon, hindi ka ba nagsawa o nawalan ng gana dulot ng mga dahilang hindi kinaya ng pag-ibig.

Oo nga’t kasal pa din kayo, nagsisilbi ka pa din, pumapasok, nagtatrabaho, naglilinis ng bahay, nagtetext, nagbibigay serbisyo.. Oo nga’t hindi pa kayo naghihiwalay, pinapakain mo pa siya, pinapanuod, tinititigan o ginagamit... Pero nasaan na ang iyong pakiramdam?

Nasaan na ang tunay na pag-ibig?