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Thursday, February 17, 2011

kwek kwek
max
old bike




have you ever wondered where your life is going?.have you ever felt it seems to have no direction?... that's exactly how I felt today...

then I saw my old bicycle, we call it "bisikleta" in filipino...it looks a lil rusty, just like how i am seeing how my life is goin lately...i felt as if all my friends are going somewhere, becoming all rich and successful... and I am feeling left behind...

Anyway...i decided to take a ride and go and stroll around our place...I saw people, busy doin their own things, a mom spanking her lil girl for being too naughty, a barbecue seller who is all dirty with the smoke of her flaming charcoals, a security guard bored to death in his job, boys playing basketball all sweaty, students walking to go home from school....one lil student caught my attention... it was my nephew!..Maxin..he is 9 years old.

I said "max uwe ka na?"(max are you going home?), my nephew said "yup" in his very cute boyish tone.. I said "angkas ka na"(come on take a back ride on my bike)..and he was so happy to do so...

then we went home biking , he was so proud of me he shouted "teacher si kuya oh sinundo ako..." and along the way I asked him.."what do you want?", he replied I want "shake" (shake is flavored shaved ice blended)...so we bought two buko pandan flavored shakes and 4 pieces of kwekwek(battered fried quail eggs) all costs 30 pesos (less that $US 1)..he was so happy...he told me he was glad he saw me outside his school gates..and he loved the shake and the kwekkwek...and we head off to our house (we live in the same house because his parents already have their own seperate lives if you know what i mean)...when we reached home he shouted "lola si kuya service ko ang galing no??nakatipid ako 8 pesos!"(grandma kuya tami is my new driver!I saved 8 pesos!!). But more than that I knew he was very glad that he knew he had a Big brother to count on when he is all tired and alone...

I felt really good...with just 30 pesos on my hand and a rusty bike, I never thought, I could make someone very happy,and it just struck me that I do not need to be uber successful and rich to make my life worthwhile...no need for big accomplishments..what matters are little things we could do now...

after all..it's not what you have..it's what you do with what you have...the rusty old bike in me will never be the same again...

love u max.

with that i leave you with a beautiful song about love needs more than words...it also takes action...:)


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

nakakaiyakk. namove ako.

Anonymous said...

nice

Earl Franchise said...

this is my favorite! very nice... inspired me as well =) thanks tami for this =)

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