Skip to main content

Heart of Stone?

How do I get a heart of stone? Why? because I need it. Little by little, it seems the load is getting heavier and bigger .. it hurts.. the pain is getting me down. Why won't they stop? Are they happy to see me feel bad?

Perhaps.. Sometimes, I am given the eye, other times, a dismissive grunt and mind you even sighs of disgust.

It seems my blogging has been taking me away from my "chores". I could not believe my ears. Was I wrong? Was it all in vain?

But I am not surprised anymore. I knew all along that I had no right to expect. I am a parent and it comes with the territory. Seems I carry the weight of the world. Still, must I continue to expect?

I can still manage I know. I hope I get over this.

I am trying to recall. Was I like this with my own mother? What I remember is my Mom was a termagant one. She used to scold me a lot .. all in the name of teaching the right values.  I wasn't even allowed to reason with her. And because she is who she is, I feared her a lot.

Times were different then. And definitely today's different from then..

Pero sa dami ng pang-unawa na ipinamudmod ko sa halos lahat ng tao ng nangailangan nito noon, parang kakaunti yata ang inaani kong balik ngayon. Di ba Golden Rule?

I am a firm believer of the Golden Rule. At a young age, I knew that whatever it is you do to others, it will come around. That was why I was careful. Sana mas maintindihan ko lang sila. Sana mas matutunan kong maging matatag, maging bato kung kailangan. Pero di ba masama yun sa kalusugan?

But do they care at all?

Popular posts from this blog

Ibanag and Filipino Childbirth Rituals

"For parents, birth rituals and ceremonies provide an immediate sense of connection as well as inclusion of the child into the clan, tribe or community. These rituals establish at a very early stage, who they are. The rituals also serve as guideposts as they grow and develop their own sense of identity. Even if they drift away from or reject their heritage, their early experiences give them a place to return to if they so choose".

The Ibanag culture is filled with childbearing rituals and practices which have been handed down from one generation to another. Here are some of them.

1. It is said that if a pregnant woman has a lot of blemishes or pimples on her face, her baby will be a girl.
2. If the mother glows and radiates beauty, the baby will be a boy.
3. If the mother craves for sweets and other carbohydrates, the baby will be a girl.
4. If the mother is craving for oily or fried foods, the baby will be a boy.
5. The mother should not eat 'balut' (a native duck egg d…

February Christmas and my new iphone

My son JD gave me this phone as a Christmas gift. Thank you!

Play