May 17, 2012

Tawas


Do you believe in such things as witch crafts? faith healing? Or even the famous "tawas"?

I am a hospital staff and those things are taboo for me. I've seen the help a doctor can give, procedures and tests or any proven medicine that could aide in our illnesses.

One time my nephew was crying endlessly and we don't know what's happening with him. I've told my sister to bring him to the hospital, but she refused and told me we have to go to our aunt's house instead, she's the only one who have seen my nephew this afternoon. My aunt just draw a cross line at his tummy using her finger with her small saliva in it and soon the baby's crying stopped!

Coincidence or what?

Minsan parang nagiging normal na nga sa pandinig ko ang word na "baka nabalis" lang yan...palawayan mo.

Its just sounds crazy at this age and time, that these stuffs still exists :-)

I also remember when I was sick with fever every afternoon, my mom brought me to a "magtatawas" who uses eggs to heal the sick. I forgot what happened to the egg if I ate it or what! LOL

And recently I was talking at my sister on the phone when she told me that my nephew was brought at the ER due to hyperventilation. They cannot calm him down. And he's having a slight fever as well. I was worried. My brother in law is having cancer now and another sick member of a family is not good for us.

Then she added that all of her mother-in-laws grand kids, 5 of them are sick too! some having fever, some are having diarrhea and now confined at the hospital.

"Para'ng nakukulam ata ang mga bata or baka naman "na-mamatanda"...grabe naman kasi sabay sabay..." she said. I dont know where my sister got all of these idea.

"naku naku wag ka nga magpapaniwala diyan sa mga ganyan. Sino naman kukulam sa inyo aber?" thats all i said. Kapatid ko talaga oh, nagiging makaluma na! LOL

"But I still brought your nephew to the faith healer after we've been discharged from the hospital. He's now much better"

Kaloka ang kapatid ko! But anyway, at least she brought him first to the hospital not to the witch doctor.

Her reasons for believing: wala naman mawawala kung mag try pa din ako noh, atleast sinubukan ko lang if gagaling.

Natawa na lang ako.

How about you guys? nakaranas na ba kayo ma-tawas nun araw?

Do you agree with my half-crazy sister?LOL

15 comments:

Yocco said...

officemate ko nag pa tawas. hmm.. siguro maniniwala ako. pwede ring hindi. ang gulo ko lang. haha

Justin said...

when i was a kid, i experienced episodes of unexplainable leg pain. we did everything - went to the doctors, walked kneeling in quaipo, and lastly to a magtatawas. wala rin namang nangyari. nung nagcollege lang ako, tsaka ko nalaman na it was just restless leg syndrome. so i soon believed na everything has a scientific and rational explanation for everything. kung wala, ibig sabihin lng, di pa nadidiscover.

Desperate Houseboy said...

hmmmm, ako kaya nakulam? hindi makakain, hindi makatulog. char

ShatterShards said...

I think it depends on where you grew up with, how much faith you will have in faith healing. Others swear by it, others scoff at it.

But if it doesn't go against what the medical doctors are prescribing, maybe there's no harm in ascribing to what the witch doctor is saying. :-)

juan said...

natry ko nang mag tawas... hindi ko bet, hindi ako comfortable...

ang gaspang lang sa kilikili...

Mac Callister said...

@yocco--kapag gumaling pwde hehehe. salamat sa pagdaan dito :-0

@justin--ha?bakit di nila agad natukoy nun nagpadoctor ka? pero ok na leg mo ngayon? thanks for bein here

@Dhouseboy--tse!iba yang pinagdadaanan mo noh! hehehe

@shattershards--haba ng name mo promise!LOL! anywayz, oo gaya nga ng sabi sis ko ala naman daw masama mag try, pero di nya naman lubos na pinagkakatiwala lang sa tawas, nagpapa doktor pa din naman siya hehe

@juan--tsinelasin kaya kita diyan?eksaherada ka ibang tawas ang topic! LOL

Will said...

Natawas ako nung 5 years old ako. Dinala ako ng lola ko sa isang liblib na lugar sa loob ng Tondo. Natatandaan ko pa pangalan nung matanda, Mang Maning. Basta may pinahid saking masakit, iyak ako ng iyak.

Mac Callister said...

@will--baka tinuli ka na din nya kaya masakit!chos! salamat twinky-will dumaan ka sa blog ko #kilig ako charot!hahaha

-mark- said...

natikman ko na yung tawas eh, kala ko parang asukal lang na matamis, maasim din pala,...

joke, actually, yung lola ko na deads na ngaun, marunong magtawas,using a candle, a spoon and a bowl of water. and its effective....

i do believe in that stuff,dahil ilang beses nadin sa family namin ang naengkanto kahit ako.. wala naman masama kung maniniwala. wala din masama kung hindi...hehe

baste said...

hindi, modern na ngayon noh, may deodorant na... chararat!

never believed in such things... mga albularyo. hahaha. tinatawanan ko lang ang mga ganyan. wala lang, pero nung bata ako, pinapahilot lang ako sa mga manghihilot kung magkalagnat. yung mga kamasutra massage ekek pa yung gaya sa kwento ni Ms. Chuni. :P

liz said...

yes, naniniwala din ako sa mga albularyo. I'm a nurse as well, but we just can't deny that no matter how amazing the field of medicine is now today, there are still some cases that even the greatest doctors can't explain.

May patient kami dati sa OR, ang sabi kinulam daw xa. The doctors didn't believe it of course, but they couldn't come up with any diagnosis. The patient died eventually.

nickblue said...

I don't really believe in witch stuff or anything supernatural but once upon a time when I was a kid a weird thing happened. My granny's dog bit me. We went to the er and everything was okay, only I was really scared. So my granny took me to this creepy crone, some witch lady, to "pull the fear out of me". What she did: she melted a piece of lead and poured it in ice cold water. Guess what shape it took. A fuckin dog! Well,not a masterpiece of art, but still a dog. She wasn't told what I'm exactly scared of. I was really impressed. She also promised I'll never be bitten by a dog again and so far I haven't been.

Anonymous said...

ang hirap kasing di paniwalaan. kasi hanggang deny o kuwentong patotoo lang ang nagagawa natin. we never tried searching for the truth. ang science kasi pagnagkamali ka either patay ka o nasa news ka. pagdating sa supernatural, matindi dahil ikaw lang nakakaalam or di mo alam... mas nakakatakot. even if we don't believe, it doesn't mean they don't exist. charot!!! LOL

(Ulon)

Anonymous said...

sa witch craft slight lang, oo na hindi, oo dahil sa kwento at me evidence basi sa kwento, hindi dahil seguro gusto kong i-deny na totoo dahil di ko ma-explain at di kaya ng powers ko (LOL). faith healing as a verb, oo faith heals, as a noun hindi, anggulo (LOL). tawas, kasi kong me nananakit, me gumagamot, parang kabaliktaran lang ng witch craft so oo (LOL) di naman nangangano yan, kaya ng powers ko (LOL).

dario the jagged little egg said...

Mejo naniniwala ako sa mga ganitong stuff. Depende sa mangtatawas hehe : )

Good thing na nauna ang Hospital more than anything else : )