In the Philippines, there's a common belief that when something bad happened on the first day of the week, there's a big chance that the whole week will be not good. It did, I did had a bad week. Never in my wildest imagination that I, together with my siblings almost lost our home to our greedy relatives last week. We live in a 3-door apartment owned by my lola (grandmother, my tatay's mother) who passed away 5-6 years ago. For the record, my dad died 10 years ago. We lived in this apartment since I was 2 years old. (We used to lived in the 2nd floor of barber shop owned by my dad.)
Categories: Misc Tags: 6 Years, Apartment, Auntie, Barber Shop, Common Knowledge, Cousins, Eldest Brother, First Day Of The Week, gahaman, ganid, Grandmother, Greed, greedy relatives, Imagination, Kami, Last Monday, Lola, Siblings, Tatay, Tita, Tuition Fees, verbal agreement
Start of school usually starts on first week of June, this year most schools started in June 1, my kids’ first day of school was yesterday. During my student days, I was guilty of wishing for an early opening of classes so my classmates could sing me a birthday song and my teachers could greet me. That wish wasn’t granted because there are NO school opening started as early as June 5 during my student years. Mababaw ba? That’s who I am.
On the contrary, I never wished for early school opening (for my children) because we didn’t make the most of summer vacation this year, rainy days… budget… and inheritance problems with my relatives. As usual, I woke up as early as 5 am to prepare my kids for school and I turned on the TV to wait for weather report. TeleRadyo interviewed Deped Secretary Jesli Lapus, “No classes for elementary and high school students in NCR (National Capital Region) because of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds which may trigger flashfloods and landslides”.
I was thinking of updating all my blogs today since school day is my normal blogging day when my kids are out for school. I guess, my blogging schedule will be back to normal again next week if I don’t have terrible DSL connection like yesterday. And since there are no classes today, I might be out for lunch or dinner with my kids. Chow!
When the clock struck midnight, I was online but I can’t think of anything to write. Sort of I’m not in the mood to write, to research or to do anything in the net. At first, I was thinking of writing about my Tatay, my fingers started typing but eventually stopped because I was thinking what to do today, on this very day that mothers in the world are acknowledge for being a mom to their children.
Since yesterday, I already received SMS, YM messages, emails greeting me for this “special” day. Their mom could be special because they spread the love by greeting other mothers aside from their mom. Am I not that good enough?
I sacrificed everything for my kids and made them feel that they are loved as much as I could. I, as well as my hubby being part of broken family (both our parents are separated) and so are my children now, its hard to break the so called “chain” from generation to generation. As much as possible, I don’t want them to have their broken family of their own when time comes.
Their dad stopped celebrating Mother’s Day at an early age. His hatred to his mom somehow made me feel that I did the same thing his mom did to them. Its unfair. I am affected, my kids are affected as well because he never taught our children “love for mother”. I know that we cannot imposed that to anybody but my children didn’t see a model from him.
The result, Mother’s Day is just one ordinary day when this is supposed to be a special day for me. He fetched my kids last Friday to stay with him during the weekend and my kids are supposed to be home this afternoon. I spent the whole day yesterday in cleaning the house, my kids’ clothes and planning for a special dinner tonight and some malling afterwards. My son called me up this morning to greet me and told me that their dad told them that they will be home by Wednesday. What the @!3Qkl!!!
Of course, no mother would allow that. I’m terribly upset. I’m still weeping in tears when I’m writing this post. All I want is to be acknowledge by my own children… to be with them and not feel the way I feel right now. Mother’s Day is for children and mother. I am a Mom. Someday, they will have their own family, I want them to acknowledge their wife as the mother of their children and not the way their dad is doing.
I’m avoiding conflicts to spare my children on negative feelings. I could let career and opportunities pass by but my priority will always be my kids. I maybe emotional, upset and hurt but I have to let it all out here. Happy Mother’s Day to me.
Last Saturday, we celebrated the 3rd year anniversary of Katufors in Paombong, Bulacan. For me, that was the most successful and happiest anniversary of all gatherings we ever had. Katufors is a group of mobloggers or gbloggers, we usually have a get-together twice a year, our anniversary and Christmas party. We always have our outing in Laguna, this time in Ciudad Clemente in Paombong, Bulacan. Nice choice, Grande.
I like to take this opportunity to thank all members for giving their best to attend the said affair especially those who came from far places, you know who you are, guys. We really appreciated your effort. To our program host, Mhelboy, who also took care of tarpaulin and IDs… thank you so much. To Grande’s effort for our sumptuous food, you’re the best parekoy. The event will not be that successful without the support of Starscream, in behalf of all Katufors, deep in our heart, we thank you and hoping that you are here on our next gathering. We miss you. I’m really happy being part of Katufors family and always will be. Thank you…
The title is taken from famous SMB commercial tagline, “Iba na ang may pinagsamahan” is about friendship.
Attending a high school reunion is exciting, to see the changes in the faces you used to know during high school days, how they’ve been all this time and mingle with them again just like the old days. Most of my batchmates were not here in the Philippines, some settled abroad, some are OFWs… and the others are here.
Its sad to know that some people are using this so-called “excitement” to their advantage. A hidden agenda was exposed to some batchmates, financial issues left questionable and some batchmates don’t want to attend again. No wonder why some attendees of 1st reunion didn’t show up again on the 2nd reunion. We did elected board of directors and no officers yet. Does that mean that they have the right to collect contribution and pledges?
Yes, they organized the first and second reunion and we paid them for their services… unnecessary clowns, hip-hop dancers, streamers, tarpaulins and other expenses. If everything was accounted and acknowledged, where was the financial report?
Php 300 and Php 500 is small amount of money to the happiness we felt when we saw the others but there is such thing as “trust”. They could told us beforehand that they will charge us a certain fee for organizing such reunions. Honestly, I don’t think pancit canton, fried chicken, a glass of iced tea is worth Php 300 per head. Business is business… this is their business but this is our batch, not their batch.
No wonder why some people prefer not to attend the reunions. I doubt if the planned outing/reunion will push through. I will not attend anymore if there was still no officers, no board meeting and everything is not settled.
Last week, I spent time and money to contact the board on their available day for board meeting. When everything is okay, organizers are not available. We already invited them thrice and we received last minute notice of cancellation. I’m getting tired of this sick behaviour.
Be transparent, my dear. We already have the board, please let them settle things. Don’t appoint yourself to a position that you don’t deserve. We will have our election and let the others decide if they will entrust you their hard earned money. FYI, I’m not interested of any position, its just that I heard most of the negative feedbacks.