Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WHY?





This sign breaks my heart!


When I was young, my brother used to hit, punch, kick, verbally abuse, and embarrass me all the time because he ever hated the idea of my going around the neighborhood looking for some chores to do.

My brother had this very bad impression that our neighbors were taking advantage of my generosity, and he would always shout at me, "alilang kanin!!!" a Tagalog idiom, meaning you work like a house help for food only and no salary
. This idea stuck with him and it hurt his pride the most. Little did he know that I was being paid more than the value of the work I did for our neighbors, like house sitting, scrubbing floors, washing dishes, baby sitting, watering plants, marketing, washing clothes, ironing clothes, etc.

I always pride myself on being very enterpising at a very young age.



18 comments:

mannoy said...

ang sipag mo pala. thanks

Ramon said...

Recession is taking its toll!

The sign is very discouraging! Are you pushing through with your plans to work in USofA?

Mon said...

I forgot to tell you that my friend just lost her job. She was working as care giver.

Bay Martin said...

@ Mannoy,

Got it right, man! It's been my nature! I don't want to waste any valuable time.

Many thanks for swinging by!

Bay Martin said...

@ Ramon,

Global recession can be particularly devastating. I am positive things will change for the better.

If it is the will of God, then I have to go!

Bay Martin said...

@ Mon,

It is affecting everybody, emotionally, financially, and physically.

MonMon said...

Ako na pala nagtinda ng mais na inihaw sa tabing bahay! Minsan banana Q at halu-halo kapag summer.

Bay Martin said...

Yes, I remember. At least, we never forget where we came from and manage to keep our feet on the ground.

m8malone said...

Many years ago, I was alone with a child, in the street with no job. I knocked on doors and looked for work.
I'm not judging, just saying there is more than one way.

Bay Martin said...
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ChingMon said...

Kahit naman ngayon hardworker ka pa rin kaya malapit sa 'yo ang graces ni Lord.

Bay Martin said...

Hi Maxi, many thanks for swinging by and for leaving a comment.

Yes, just like you, I am a very strong-willed person and I will never be embarrassed to recount what I had been through when I was younger. We have so many options in life, we just have to be wise in choosing the right ones.

Bay Martin said...

Hi Maxi, many thanks for swinging by and for leaving a comment.

Yes, just like you, I am a very strong-willed person and I will never be embarrassed to recount what I had been through when I was younger. We have so many options in life, we just have to be wise in choosing the right ones.

Bay Martin said...

@ChingMon,

Naguguluhan ako sa mga pangalan mo. You have so many aliases.

Anyways, many thanks for being an avid fan ha ha ha!!!

Monchet said...

Syempre ang husay kong magkondyugeyt. Inggit ka lang ngekkk!!!

Bay Martin said...

Yes, yes, you have never changed. You're still the same funny guy i've known for years.

Darrel said...

Aren't you glad we are working here in Saudi?

Ramon said...

A friend sent me an email today telling me that down pa rin ang eoonomy sa USofA. He is out of job right now and planning to go back to the Pinas!