Sunday, April 15, 2007

We Went to Nasugbu Batangas

A day before April 6,2007, we've been busy cooking and packing-up
things that are needed for our 1-day summer escapade, and gues where it
was???..... NASUGBU BATANGAS (It's not surprising, it's in my title!!).
Ive discovered that we are hitting 2 birds in ne shot since
geographically speaking we will be passing in the great view of taal
lake via Tagaytay City.

And oh boy the whole things put into places! We arrived in nasugbu
early morning. Immediately after, weve been busy putting our things in
order, checking the rooms that we are about to rent, the kitchen
section, the security of the place, etc. After the whole pretentions of
being busy, we had a great time walking in the seashore of Nasugbu
Beach and its wonderful! The simplicity of the nature and our so called
vacation is really fantastic! And hey! I discovered something while
we're there:

1. You don't practically need a white sand for your to hear the
greatest music in the universe, For me those are the laughter of my
sisters accompanied with the sound of waves banging in the seashore. I
tell you its priceless.

2. Though this is not Boracay, I felt so blessed realizing that not all people has the oportunity to see this place.

3. And beng in this place really made me more recharged person. Reading
some good books and being connected once again to my goal. Saying a
simple prayer to GOD while  enjoying the touch of fresh air coming from
somewhere as if the nature is talking and  comforting me.

Generally, it was a great experience. Going back to Punta, Sta. Ana is
like slaping my self back to reality but this time it's different me
because Nasugbu is good and have teached me discovering simple joys.

Did I mention that Taal Lake is also great, next time I promised my self to do boating on that place. CIao! TOMY

Monday, April 2, 2007

Graduations Moved Me!!!

March 28, 2007 to be exact. I'm in a rushed preparing for my sisters' graduation day. Since we came late, we made ourselves line in the lower section  because section one  where my sister belong already got  in their respective places.

I'd like to mention that my sister is enrolled in a public school  and I'm proud of her being an individual who did not affected by the environment of having a typical attitude of her classmates. Well, what can you expect for a public school though I want to skip the factual reality of over population of the students plus the "not-so-good" facilities equals  a "not-convincing" statement of "quality education" painted on their entrance wall.

Go back to the event, I thought it was a typical day for me attending a simple grad ceremony. Upon following every part of the program through the invitation handouts Im just an observer and happened to be critics for every untoward acts of the person standing in front of us.

I thought Im a good observer indeed, later that I noticed myself craving to remember all the memories that we've gone through as a family. Upon hearing "Iingatan Ka" a part where students gave tributes to their parents, how I wish  that my mother was there witnessing everything.  Am I too dramatic??? Naaaah,  not all children has the oppurtunity to gain education, not all students can enjoy being a students because their parents can provide them  their "baon" everyday, not all are previlige of going to school. I'm glad my sister have it. Seeing other parents crying and putting on their sunglasses to hide their tears, I am amazed of what the ceremony can do to all the people there.

It paids all the efforts of the people there, for me, it highlights the determination of the students, the patience of the teachers and the sacrifices of the parents.

As for me, it reminds me of the past graduation rights that I have, my accomplishments, my own dreams, my frustrations, it reminds me of me being a boy who once also dream to be somebody. Who always went to school without taking a breakfast, falling in line with my dirty sleepers while other has ther own nice pair of shoes.

What I have with me after the event.... MY OLD SELF. A reminded one about his dreams and ambitions. And to thank GOD for all the blessings.