Got an email from a former officemate. Pinapagsulat nya ko ng essay, kasi daw may essay writing contest daw ang kanilang bagong company newletter. Ang theme ay "Dreams".
Sa isip ko naman, Hala, anu naman alam ko sa dreams. Kung wet dreams pa sana, kahit isang buong newsletter o pocketbook pa yan, makakapaglimbag ako kahit ngayon na. Isang shembot lang. Pero yung totoong dreams waley masyado. Ganun ata talaga pag stressed ka madalas, kung hindi nightmares o wet dreams, mga dreams na hindi mo mapakiwari. Pag gising mo mababadtrip ka lang kasi di mo mainterpret.
Bakit nanaginip ka na ba na kinain ka ng polar bear habang namamasyal sa zoo? o kaya nakipaglaban sa mga ufo na kumukuha sa mga tao dahil nasa akin ang bato ni darna? o kaya eh nakipaglaban sa zombie na dati mong kapitbahay at ang weapon mo lang ay kutsara at tinidor? NO JOKE napanaginipan ko yan. O dba, parang tanga lang.
Pero yung dreams na tunitukoy sa essay writing ay yung dream na pangarap. Lagpas lagpas na nga ako sa deadline pero since committee naman si friendship, may i break na ng rules.
i-sh-share ko lang. Walang pilitan. pwede mag skip read. digital naman ang karma, tutubuan ka ng ikatlong utong sa gilid ng lips hahaha.
PS - wag kang mag expect. 10 minutes ko lang yan sinulat. promise. OK mga 12 minutes.
PS-S - Pag may nakita kang wrong grammar, read "PS". Yan po minsan ang downside ng sobrang alindog
PS-S - Pag napangitan ka, wag ka ng maingay OKayyyyyy.. sa tin sa tin na lang please. haha. kesa naman Emo ang i-post ko.
I grew up watching little Ms. Philippines as my dearest mother is a fanatic of Eat Bulaga. Luckily, watching every episode of this mini beauty pageant was not enough to influence me to dream of becoming a beauty queen. Not that at least, thank God.
But one of the fondest memories I had from that show is the immortal question of grown-ups to kids. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I know you remember this too, from your Lolo and Lola, balik-bayan uncle, and long lost God parents, they never fail to ask this question. I know you still remember what you answered way back. It’s easy. You just have to choose among these professions. A doctor, A lawyer, An engineer, A teacher, a fireman or you simply want to work in an office, nothing more nothing less. You just have to copy and then paste. No cute kid in their right mind would answer, I want to be a nurse and go abroad, I want to be a call center agent, I want to run for politics for the pork barrel or I want to be the star dancer for the sexbomb girls. Saying that would mean you’ll have less Aguinaldos on Christmas OR people will just think you have autism.
But when I was a kid, I answered differently.
Every night one of my cousin’s hobbies is to bring me to a local Sari-sari store with a comb as a microphone. Once positioned, my performance begins. After a few song and dance numbers and a round of applause from my regular audience the now happy old tindera will let me in the store and ask me to help myself over her candies and chips. Then came the question. “Jade, what do you want to be when you grow up?”.
I would answer back, “I WANT TO BE RICH”. Plain and simple. Then one of the startled audience would ask “why??”
Then, I would simply throw them my cutest smile and with all innocence, I would say, I want to be rich so when I grow up, I can have my own hospital, my own lawyer and have my own office.
Back then, that was my definition of becoming successful. To have tons of cash that the garden salad in my mansion would be made of dollars instead of cabbages.
Now I am 21 turning 22. I have small ears so most people say I won’t live long. And the sad fact is, I still don’t have my millions and I bet it’ll be a long way getting there.
We all have dreams when we were little, and these dreams are modified as we grow older. Looking back, I realized that part of success is fulfilling our dreams, but in reality it doesn’t come all at one time in a big fancy box with a big red ribbon. Success develops inside us. Being contented with where you are at, but still finding ways to challenge yourself to achieve more. Learning and being learned from is what dreaming and fulfilling dreams is.
I am making my childhood dreams come true, and along the process I realized I am fulfilling more than those I have dreamt of. And yes, those millions can wait a bit more. J
July 6, 2011 – 3:51 am
>>>>> OK tapos na! move on. isipin na parang walang nangyari. Tsup tsup mwah gangbang!