As I am writing this entry, I just finished watching the movie "Click" by Adam Sandler. This movie meant a lot to me but I have never watched this until today. Why? It was a movie that my late brother have watched a lot of times. When I have watched this, I feel like I will just skip na lang and not finish this. But just like the film, I have fast forwarded it and checked on the scenes that might catch my attention.
The movie was about the family guy who just want to win the spot for success in his chosen field and slowly been slipping out on his family affairs that he just wanted to get the magic remote control, simple click, and he can make things fast forward on the things that needs to be done and skip the chapters that he thought maybe unnecessary to him. What he cannot do is to play it backward and let the things be corrected. Well, he can still view what had happened that he missed but cannot make any changes from what was already done. He did not have the chance to savor the days that he has his dad, celebrate each day with his wife and see his kids grow up, because he chose to be busy and skip the events with his family. Good thing that everything was just a dream. It gave him realization from what could have been the reality.
The movie was right. In this world where everything is fast-paced now, we may have neglected and forgotten the core of our existence. The reason why we succeed. The meaning of all the roles played by the people surrounding us. We feel sometimes and correct me if I am wrong, that we don't feel like having family day, camping day, family dinner etc. because there are other 'important things' that we need to get focused to. We have been eaten up by our goals, may it be career wise or whatever you may call it and 'quality time' became an option.
I have seen what my brother have seen in this movie. It came up to my senses. It brought me tears I cannot control. Whoa! I couldn't believe how deep my brother was. His friends told me this, he cried after seeing this movie. The movie was very far from what our family is/was. This was only an example of what if we live in this family.
Whatever keeps us busy and away from our loved ones, let us not skip the chance we can see and join them with eating, playing, dancing etc. Let us not put too much energy on things that we know we can handle naman and take a nice and slow moment with what is more important -- our family! This guys will not give any rejection paper, low scores, red marks but more than two thumbs up! They appreciate all our hardworks but they dislike to lose us.
PS: the time setting of the movie was their 4th of July, the day before our birthday. this give me chills
Thursday, May 9, 2013
This entry may have an extra special touch since this day is for the women in our lives who saw and witnessed most of our milestones as growing kids. Today, we celebrate a day that may not be a red day in our calendars, but I could say, this maybe considered as "Special-non working-domestic/household Holiday". It appears every second Sunday of May. Mother's Day. Let me splurge some cheesy/melodramatic/emo words for today. Hehehe.
God is truly amazing. He created the better half of men, women. Who carries a child for 9 months. Imagine, 2 person showing and expressing their love for each other, will unite as one and create another human. When I think of this, when moms getting pregnant, they become vulnerable with their lives and will have another human growing inside her body, I mean, Wow! We would not be multiplied without them and we will not see the goodness of God's creations without them. Sabi nga nila, 'nakalibing na ang isang paa' when a woman gets pregnant. But that will not stop from there. She who breast feed, who look after us and our growing years until we become adult. Being a mother is the most critical but the most rewarding of all careers.
My mommy and I celebrate the same birthdate - July 3. We're both cancer. Sa corned beef, siya yung manipis ang hibla, while me is the Chunky. Heheheheh. I am not showy with my emotions. So I hope matuwa siya sa kalokohang ginawa ko.
She is my shield. Mommy sheltered us so much that she doesn't want us to be bullied. She acted as my lawyer, my counselor, my defender. She did not make me feel that there is something that I lack of. She filled it up with love and acceptance. Ewan ko pero may times talaga na I feel wala naman mali sa akin, hindi lang sanay ang ibang tao na makakita ng isang 'unique, chunky and blessed' girl. LOL. Ako na talaga! #feelingerangfrog
I can say that me and mommy are survivors. We have gone through bad times and the worst that you could ever imagine. We have each other to stand for each other. Sometimes instead of me helping mom and be strong for her, she was doing it for us. She boosts my self - esteem ,rewarding me with affirmation. Most of the time, we would argue but in the end, we would laugh it out. Maraming bagay man ang hindi nakakapagsunduan, we would meet not halfway, but with settlement na we would rather not talk about it anymore. But there will be times that she would consult me on what to do or say bilang ako ay mas kalmadong tao than her. Though we are both crazy and mababaw sometimes, we also share the same thoughts on life. She would also ask me if maganda ba yung suot nyang damit, so feeling ko, Im the hidden stylist ng family. She would also not lose hope when we are looking for clothes, ako na yung napapagod pero sya, she would roam around the store and would look for a dress that would fit for me.
Mommy, we are islands apart but thanks to Skype and other technology pieces, parang katabi lang kita. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! <3 you!
To all the moms all over the world, you rock!!!