Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dear Blank, Please Blank

I've always been entertained by the entries in Dear Blank, Please Blank website. As a contribution to this growing list, here's my personal dear blank account. Enjoy! :)


Dear kids who want to grow up fast,
Think again!
                     Sincerely, Adult who longs for her childhood.


Dear talking elevators,

          Thanks for greeting me this morning.

                     Sincerely, Need someone to talk to


Dear Brain,

          Stop overthinking! You're killing me.

                     Sincerely, Peace of Mind


Dear Developers,

          You're suppose to fix the issue. Not resolve one to give way to a new one.

                     Sincerely, Battered  QA


Dear Candy Crush,

          Thanks for making me belief you're fun and free.

                     Sincerely, Now addicted but no lives left :( tempted to buy


Dear World,

          Do not follow your heart. Guard it

                     Sincerely, Proverbs 4:23


Dear Big Boss,

          I may not articulated it well during the meeting while others made their speech.

                     Sincerely, Silent employee who delivers


Dear Mom who always tells me to finish my food because there are many people starving,

          You're 100% this is good for me?

                     Sincerely, Kid who's starting to throw up everything she just ate.


Dear Ponytail,

          Thanks for always being there when things don't go well.

                     Sincerely, Bad hair day


Dear SMRT,

          Why does all your passengers always busy with their mobile phones.

                     Sincerely, Amused commuter who's starting to think you're a hot spot.



Dear Pimple,

          You're not suppose to show up today.

                     Sincerely, Girl who's trying to look good for her date tonight.


Dear Deployment Build,

          You're name suggests to strengthen and improve the current release.

                    Sincerely, Not destroy, as what usually happens.

Dear Friday,

You have no idea how long I had to wait for you. And now that you're back in my arms again I will never let you go.
         Sincerely, TGIF

Dear students,

Who relentlessly complain about their terror teachers/professors.
         Sincerely, Wait till you graduate and meet your boss

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Super Nanay!

I may not have the kind of mom who lavishly provide for her daughter or the kind of mother who affectionately flatter her kids with sweet and chummy words.

I have an ordinary mother. Yes, who extra-ordinarily loves and takes care of me and my siblings.

Here's some proof:

Growing up in my adolescence stage, when insecurity and self-consciousness tries to devour me whole:
Me: (Fixing myself at the mirror) Nakakahiya lumabas, baka pagtinginan ako ng mga tao.
Nanay: (Reassuring me) Huwag kang magalala anak, kasi lahat ng tao ganyan din ang inisip, so busy sila lahat sa sarili nila at sa sasabihin ng iba, kaya di ka na mapapansin.

During one of our family dinner eating crabs:
Me: (Tinatamad) Nay, pagbalat mo naman ako...
Nanay: O sige anak, kung gusto mo ipagbalat pa kita habang buhay eh, pero putulin natin yung kamay mo?

Random grumble moments:
Me: (Looking at the mirror) Waaa anlaki na ng braso ko nay!
Nanay: Halika anak palit tayo. (With her comforting voice and arms bigger than mine)
What choice do I get now?

Classic! She can be sarcastic sometimes, but boy it works! It's called reality. My Nanay's pamatay-na-banat never fails to make me think that life is not all about me. She helped me cross the bridge between reality and the fantasy world I've fabricated in my self-centered mind. To be able to stay in the open and embrace my imperfections. Also that I should learn to be grateful for everything and stop comparing myself with others. For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Well she communicated this with all the love and practicality overflowing her.

Whoever I am right now, owe big chunk of it from her.

Love you Nanay! Miss you BIG time! Hugs!