November 11, 2010

Toyo Ko



We've all encountered some kind of hardships and troubles in our lives...mine was something about money.

I remember when I was in grade school, when dad quit his job abroad and stayed with us since, mom forced herself to work to get something on our plate every day. Its a moment in our lives that will always stay with me. I cannot forget how tired my mom was like during those days...

She was a food vendor in front of the school gate (like isaw, hotdogs etc.)
She even put up a small eatery at a tricycle terminal with a capital borrowed from 5-6.
She wake up so early in the morning and sleep very late at night.

I usually gets very emotional when I think about it till now. My mom did everything she could for us to survive.

I remember having only one pair of shoe for school. It was very old and torn down. My mom cannot get me a new one and she would stitch it up and glued it together so that I could use it again. But I'll cry and asked her to get me a new one.

Yeah, I was a brat.

How many school outings and excursion did I missed? How many school projects did I struggle to pass due to lack of fundings?

Jollibee was just a dream for us during those days.
Our television set was terrible, you have to kick it first before I could watch my fave show.

I don't wanna go back there again. I just dont.
Now that I'm earning enough for myself here in Doha, I have to stop spending so much on unnecessary stuffs.

Its funny when I was working way back in our country, my ten thousand pesos salary was not enough, and now that I get paid many times over that, its still not enough!

Maybe its true, you get higher pay, you also get a higher lifestyle.

I've been a material "girl" for a while now. (Girl daw talaga e noh!LOL)

bakit kasi naimbento pa yang shopping!hahaha
More than a year na ko dito la pa ko ipon.

This have to stop.

Anywayz,

Today as I was getting a bottle of soy sauce from the grocery store,

I smiled and thought to myself:
I used to eat rice with just soy sauce in it for dinner...

18 comments:

Nimmy said...

awwwwwwww.

yep! kailangan magipon ng bongga para maaga din makapag-retire. hihi :D

Soltero said...

but look, Nasan ka na ngayon? isa ka ng bituing may ningning!! ahahhaha


ako din, naisip ko tuloy, patis lang ang inuulam ko sa kanin noon...choz!

Louie said...

I was really touched with this story. I remember experiencing the same before (about the toyo thing, it's just that may konting oil para maglasang adobo)Glad it was over.

The higher your income, the higher the cost of living.

Kung kailangan talagang mag-shopping to reward yourself and to compensate for the loneliness you feel, go lang. I don't find anything wrong with it. As long as you know when to hit the brake pads and stop.

Makakaipon ka din in time. I wish you luck there. :)

JR said...

baka kaya ka walang naiipon kababayad mo sa boys! sabi ko na nga ba ikaw yung nasa maala-ala episode! hahaha

Leo said...

kakarelate ako Mac. :( sad pero these are the things that will make you stronger and be inspired to move and face life's challenges. at first, you enjoy and indulge... tama lang yan to celebrate small wins. pero iba rin ang may naipupundar. i super appreciate this post Mac. as in. swerte ng mga mayayaman... pero mas maswerte ung mga mga mayayaman na dumadaan muna sa hirap...

Anonymous said...

Your not alone Mac. Dont feel bad about it, just take it as a challenge instead to help you achieve your goals. Break a Leg :D

Ms. Chuniverse said...

Totoo 'yan.

Isipin ang future.

Phunk Factor said...

It's amazing to read how much ur mother went thru to give u the best she could....make sure to give her a big hug next time!!! ;)

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Ming Meows said...

Nakakatouch naman. Pang-MMK nga. Ang episode title ay "Toyo".

marhk said...

so true....pero don't worry ang personal principles ko kasi kaya " na ibento ang pera ay para gatsusin di para itago or ipunin" lolz

KUMAGCOW said...

boracay ka pa kasi ng boracay LOL

Zai Zai said...

bonga ka naman na ngayon mac :)

Ryan said...

Don't let this sadden you anymore. You might not have become the person that you are now if not for your childhood kanin and toyo dinner. Instead, let this be a reminder to celebrate your success and to start spending wisely. You don't have to give up shopping. You just have to make informed decisions on what to buy, and scour for cheaper alternatives :)

Words of wisdom from a pathetic shopaholic. *Bow :))

dhiajeng said...

wow, i remember i had the same experience when i was kid, eat rice with only sauce n there no even electricity that time.
but i kinda proud when i look back n see how the situation turn now. i think i'm lucky to be able to experience that ^.^ make me feel grateful.
thank u for posting it ^.^

Mike said...

awww. as long as you have that blood of perseverance in your blood, you will never get hungry again.

good job, mac. :)

Mac Callister said...

thank you guys sa mga comments. I appreciate it all...

Virex said...

ehehe.. ako din ala pa akong ipon hanggang ngayun.. kahit anung ipon ang pilit kong gawin, inde ko magawa.. ewan ko kung bakit.. haaayzzz...

pero thanks seo, mukang magagawa ko na din sa wakas yun.. parang natauhan ako bigla sa post mo na to..