Happy Trip Tatay..

I was informed by my sister that our Grand Daddy died last Tuesday, April 17, I was at work then. I was not really surprised when I heard the sad news ’cause I know Tatay was long sick but we never anticipated that it’ll be this soon. I was just lucky enough that I was off from work the next day so we were able to visit him at my parent’s house at Tondo.

I took this photo the first time we visited him.

Huling lamay was scheduled last night and I was off from work again luckily. I was just informed so late that  it was already 1 in the morning when I arrived. We had bid Tatay our last goodbyes earlier this morning at LaLoma Cemetery in Quezon City with the whole family. We were all in white in respect for Tatay.

Dance with my Father : Luther Vandross

This was being played while our relatives were giving testimonials, it triggered my tears to pour 😦

I’m usually scared in people in coffins but for my Tatay, I did not feel those goosebumps I usually feel about other people or just the thought of people in coffins. Oh well, there’s always an exemptions. Tatay is an exemption..

Goodbye Tatay.. We know that you’re happier wherever you are right now. You will not feel any pain now since you’ll be with our almighty God. For sure you’ll always look after us. We will always love you and you’ll be miss by many. See you when I see you again Tatay.. HAPPY TRIP! 😦

20 reasons? Yeah.

I was thinking what to name this blog post when I first started typing the words from the first sentence for I’m not pretty sure what to feel. When I first heard about this video from friends who were talking about it, I feel so awful. How could somebody say such? Maybe I’m just being so defensive about this. I couldn’t blame him for saying those because I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and freedom of speech is overrated nowadays. Somehow I feel that everything on this video is true, actually not somehow.. All of them are true. Sadly, yeah. I just can’t explain why someone could document such a sensitive issue like this. I feel like he is being racist in some parts. All countries I believe, have something in them that’s not cool. I’m pretty sure that I would be stoned to death if I’ll document something bad about US. I know a lot of things about the people out there and how they live their lives like everyday cause I’m working on a call center. Talking to them everyday gave me this view of their way of living so I could really document something about them too however I have this “manners” that I can’t just go out there talking shit about people, about their lives and how they live it. It’s just so unfair! How can we like, us Filipinos, redeem ourselves if there is one guy out there who’s spreading shitty things about our country. Unfair. Unfair. Unfair. I can’t explain how I feel about this, for real. I’m almost teary-eyed when I finished watching the video. Maybe we could do something about it. Maybe.. In the future.. But I hope as soon as possible..

I stumbled upon this article in Yahoo while browsing for current events and just for the title of this article, I knew that this would be their initial reaction: DOT slams expat’s ‘why I dislike PH’ video. I agree about the thought of the article knowing that yes, aside from this guy’s 20 reasons why he dislike the Philippines.. We do have hundreds or maybe thousands of reason why we love it to back this up.

Check this link to watch the video:

20 Reasons Why I dislike the Philippines