Wednesday, September 12, 2007

all about my mother

I was tagged by Belle (a few weeks back) to post some 10 facts about my mother. i better be good on this or else, i can be considered a failure hehehe.

My mom was a beauty queen. during her prime, she's a sight to behold, a "resident" reyna elena during santacruzan, a muse for every organization she's in, and a real beauty inside and out.

She's an Ilocana but doesn't know how to speak ilocano. blame my lolo for that as she and her siblings grew up in manila.

She can sew anything. curtains? tablecloths? shirts? dresses? stuff toys? what else? she can do all those. her old singer sewing machine that was given to her by my lolo is her treasure, and she told us that some time in 1969 when there was a big fire in our town, it was the first thing that she saved and up to now still wondering how she accomplished that, given its weight against her petite figure.

Oh, she has a collection of curtains with matching tablecloths and chair/sofa covers for every window, every door, every corner, every table and every chair in the house. and she made all of them! if she wants yellow, then the house will be covered in yellow, green? then green be it! orange? name it, we have it, and there will always be flower in the design. she doesn't believe in motiffs/theme, you know hehehe. and the hard part? i am the one who's always assigned to remove and/or change them! it was hard work as our old house was big and with huge windows na pwedeng magkasya ang trak! my mom will always scold me for being lazy when it comes to doing this errand hehehe.

She's our doctor. Whoever said that a mother's touch can cure everything knows what he's talking about. In our case, my mom does not only cure, she can also lift our spirit and boost our morale.

Mommy is a proud lola. Before, it was us, her four children, as the center of her being proud but times have changed and my two nephews are now the toast of the town. Minsan, binibiro namin sya na di na nya kami pinapansin and then she will tell us (with eyebrows raised and arms on her hips) "magsitigil nga kayo, anlalaki nyo na ano!" and then she'll start her litany about her apos (ang galing sa math ng dalawang yan, etc) hehehe.

She's the best teacher. Although she didn't finished college and not a teacher, she taught us how to pray the rosary and the basics in reading. I will always cherish my early memory of learning abakada and counting 1-2-3, and how she and my dad instill in our mind the value of education and finishing our studies is the ultimate gift they'll ever want. I am always teary eyed each time i remember how she cried and hugged me after i received my diploma, she didn't say anything but her tears are more than enough to tell me how happy and proud she was. and when she saw me i am also crying, she told me "o, bakit ka umiiyak, para kang tanga." napatawa tuloy ako, si mommy talaga hehehe.

She loves Daisy Siyete. you know the afternoon drama series after Eat Bulaga and which stars the Sex bomb dancers? oh, nothing and no one can prevent her from watching that, even if she's on a meeting, she'll look for a tv and spare at least 30 minutes for the show. and in case she did not see the day's episode, she'll ask around what happened.

She keeps everything. i think i got my being a basurero from my mom, keeping papers, souvenirs (complete with dates ito ha) and recycling things (if she'll saw a styro cup, she'll keep it, pwede raw lagyan ng halaman, or some plastic bowls na usually itinatapon, again she'll keep them, pwede raw lagyan ng gulaman, etc). eventhough we have a lot of stuffs in the house she's so good in organizing things that you won't see them laying around, unlike me hehehe.

My mom is love personified. i can never think of my mom without thinking of unconditional love. no one can top what she had given, what she had sacrificed for the family. i think the universe is not big enough to show how huge her heart is, that even if the last drop of water is for her, she'll give it to us if we need it.
Me, my brother and my sisters are so lucky to have my mom and my dad as our parents that even if we are not financially-gifted, they raised us and fed us with good values and respect for others. they always tell us to be humble and just do our best and everything else will follow.
I wanted to be like them.

Now, i am tagging Watson, Intsik, and Tina (ayan, well-represented ang Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao hehehe).

38 comments:

watson said...

Inay ko po, na-tag ako!

This is a touching narration about your mom. She sounds wonderful.

Toe said...

Oh, this is a beautiful tribute to your mother Zherwin. You really love her very much.

Oh, my Mom could also sew anything and she also uses an old Singer sewing machine. :)

Ay naku... totoo 'yan... pag may apo na... nakalimutan na tayo. :)

Gina said...

Zherwin. Very beautiful piece about your Mom. She sounds very lovable and loving, so I'm sure she raised kids that have these attributes too (ehem). Pabasa mo ito sa kanya ha.

Natawa lang ako doon sa plastic cups- panlagyan ng gulaman,etc..ay, parang si ako. =))

This is a heartwarming blog.

snglguy said...

Ah, mothers... what are we without them? Di ba may kasabihan, The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world? So if there is someone in this world that knows us better than anyone else, it's got to be them...

Great post, Zherwin. :-)

lady cess said...

aaw, love is all around, ang sweet naman nito. im glad to see you appreciating everything your mom had done for your family. show this to your mom!

melai said...

nabasa na ba to ng mom mo? kung hindi pa pabasa mo :) tiyak na matutuwa sya
mahusay ang nanay mo kasi nagka anak siya ng mahusay na katulad mo :)
mabuhay kayong dalawa!

tina said...

wow.. nice. everyone has a mama to be proud of im sure. :) iba talaga ang mother;s touch.. hehe ;p

carlotta said...

awww this is such a wonderful tribute to your mum. iba talaga mga nanay no? kahit gaano katigas ng ulo mga anak, eh mahal parin nila tayo. oh well. =)

Belle said...

Zherwin, your mom would be so proud of what you have written about her..wonderful praises/compliments of your mother! we are who our parents are and your mom raised a wonderful son! and she was a beauty queen pa, sa kanya ka pala nag mana.

my mother used to sew my dresses when i was little, and i followed her footstep by sewing my children's clothes.

i would have your mother read this.

thanks for doing the tag Zherwin. great article!

zherwin said...

watson, every mother is wonderful, yours included. :)

zherwin said...

toe, magaling ding mag-gantsilyo si mommy, nakagawa na sya ng mga kurtina at mantel na ginantsilyo. :)

zherwin said...

gina, oh di lang pala collection ng kurtina meron ang nanay ko, meron din syang collection ng mga styro from jollibee to goldilocks hehehe. :)

zherwin said...

Thanks sngl, i should have tagged you, i should have tagged you! because i know you'll write something even more amazing about your mom, pwede bang pahabol na tag? hehehe

zherwin said...

lady cess, my mom will tell me "ang corny mo", but i am planning to send it to her via snail mail. :)

zherwin said...

melai, salamat at mabuhay lahat ng mga ina. :)

zherwin said...

tina, yes and your mom is included di ba? will wait for your post. :)

zherwin said...

carlotta, pero masakit pa rin ang palo nila hehehe. :)

zherwin said...

thanks belle, some says i look like my mom, others say i look like my dad, i say i am the result of the best of them nyahahaha. :)

every child should be proud of their parents, no matter who they are or what they are. :)

manilenya said...

walang inumin :)

jho said...

you should be proud of you mom.

Ferdz said...

Great tribute to your mom. I guess she also raised you kids well. Congrats for having a great mom!

zherwin said...

manilenya, oops, nalimutang iserve hehe. :)

zherwin said...

jho, i am proud of my mom. :)

zherwin said...

thanks ferdz. :)

Gypsy said...

Wow, this is sooo sweet!! And this also sounds like my mom. ;)

melai said...

mwahehehehe!! natawa daw ako sa reply lol!

Sidney said...

Great tribute to your mother! She seems to be an exceptional woman.

Abaniko said...

I think even if you're asked a hundred facts about your mother, you won't run out of good things to say about her. Generally mothers are closer to kids than fathers, no?

watson said...

ehehe hindi ko pa nagagawa ang tag na ito.... ehehehe

aCey said...

awwww... i hope your mum gets to read this one day! :)

dessa girl said...

hmm.. feels like mother's day here! this is really sweet, zherwin.. your mom is really blessed!

zherwin said...

gypsy, then your mom is also great (and every mom of course)

zherwin said...

melai, *wink wink*

zherwin said...

sidney, every mother is exceptional, and we're all thankful for them. :)

zherwin said...

abaniko, it's because mothers are the ones who are left in the house to take care of their kids, pero ngayon me mga yaya na...

zherwin said...

watson, wala namang pressure yan eh hehehe

zherwin said...

acey, she will :)

zherwin said...

dessa girl, we're more blessed to have her. :)

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