THIS WEEK'S ENCOURAGUNG COMMENT COMES FROM TWILIGHT ZONE, who will win a gift pack of canned goods from Argentian Corned Beef (go ask for it from Boy Abunda!)
"...minsan naman we need a break diba? we are working very hard here abroad so hindi naman siguro nakaka guilty kung minsan i-treat naman natin yung sarili natin for a lil' shopping and a lil' cocktail in a bar kasi minsan kung iisipin mo na marami naghihirap tapos tayo nageenjoy dito unfair naman yung titipirin natin yung sarili natin dahil lang sa feeling guilty tayo dahil we spent money in one day na actually gastos na ng isang family for a month sa Pinas, parang di naman yata fair diba?"
That is SO RIGHT. People who work abroad will miss home and for all the hard work, they DESERVE to spend something on themselves. Expenses and standards of living are relative because quality (and the quantity you need to live there) of life varies from country to country. So a drink in Tokyo could be a month's rent in 'Pinas or a drugstore umbrella in London could be dinner for a week.
"....yun e opinion ko lang naman im not trying to argue here just trying to justify naman yung minsan gumagastos tayo talaga for ourselves just to have a break. sometimes our olds tell the kids "why are you wasting food? Don't you know that many people out there are starving?" Parang nalilito yung bata na parang di sila maka relate,kasi minsan naman yung pagiging mahirap nung iba ginagawa nalang nilang excuse para sila lalong maging tamad at umasa nalang sa iba.i came from a poor family pero di kami umasa sa iba, we work very hard sana yung iba ganun din ang mentality...sana."
I also grew up in a home where we were not allowed to waste food and only allowed to eat what was given to us. WE couldn't just buy or ask for whatever we wanted to eat, wear, go to, etc....In other words, walang special order -special order. One big rule at home was NEVER to ask the maids to SERVE you water or ask them to TURN off the lights, TV, etc...YOU DO IT YOURSELF!!
It is always good to hear a 'success' story, no matter what degree , from someone who has done well and more so, does not take his good fortune for granted. (UNlike MANY people we know, number one na diyan si DJ!!)
HOkay--yan lang pow, I will be out of commission very likely for the next week because I will be in a big (old) European city where I will not have easy access to internet. But is is more likely because I am very low-tech and not wired. I can be in Silicone Valley and not be able to access internet.
But what can happen in a week, right??? hahahaha!!