Last sunday, while attending the afternoon Mass in Megamall, there was a 4-5 year old kid sitting in front of us who has a bag of toys with him and endlessly playing with them in front of Benedict. Yung tipong nang-iinggit pa and he won’t even let Benedict play with him. I don’t bring toy lalo na at magsisimba kami kasi i want Benedict to hear the prayers and songs and learn them, see what people do and how they behave inside the church. Although we can’t really expect a 2 year old kid to be so behave while hearing the Mass.
Naawa kami kay Benedict kasi he want to play or even touch those robots kaso di marunong magshare yung bata. OK lang nman kung di nya pahiramin si Benedict pero sana wag na lang nya inggitin. He was really trying to get Benedict’s attention kahit na inilalayo na namin sya. Then I thought of talking to the kid and binulungan ko sya na “alam mo baka maging sad si Jesus kasi di ka nagpi-pray at naglalaro ka lang sa loob ng church”. Then he turned his back on me (for a couple of minutes). After a while, iniinggit na nman nya si Benedict ng ibang toy nman. Grrrrr talaga!
Paglabas namin ng simbahan,
Daddy Jhaypes Baylon said: “awang-awa nman ako sa anak ko, halika anak ibibili kita ng malaking Robot!”
Shena Gladdys Baylon: “Kairita ang batang yon! Di nya alam may malaking Bumble Bee na Robot si Benedict, baka sya pa ang mainggit”.
Then we head straight to Toy Kingdom and buy Benedict his choice of toy, he settled for a battery operated helicopter. hahaha
We don’t intend to buy him a toy that day. But i think Benedict deserve a reward for not whining over that kid’s toys. He deserve to be rewarded kasi he behaved like he can understand the situation and for acting like he is older and more matured sa bata na di nagpahiram sa kanya ng laruan.
But just the same, i would want him not to play (as much as possible) everytime we attend the Mass.
Let us teach our child/children how to share. And let it begin with us parents. Let us be the role models.
We love you so much Benedict! I hope and pray that we be able to teach you all the good values that you will be needing as you grow to face all of life’s challenges.
While waiting for a cab this morning, a foreigner looking guy approach the security guard who was helping me find a cab. The guy asked the guard where is Greenbelt 1, unfortunately, the guard doesn’t know where Greenbelt is so the guard asked me if i know where is that place. I just answered that Greenbelt 1 is in Makati and probably 5-6 kilometers from where we are standing. Upon hearing how far it is, biglang parang nanghina at nalungkot yung lalaki. Then he told me that he’s been walking from 1:00am. I was shocked because it was already almost 9:00am then. Aba humahabol ba sa penitensya para sa holyweek ang lalaking ito at naglalakad ng ganon kalayo! Without asking him, he told me what happened to him. So, he’s gone through series of unfortunate events that leave him literally P1.00 coin in his pocket. Kaya naglalakad sya for almost 8 hours na. Mukhang seryoso nman sya and tellinh me his story teary-eyed. Nahabag nman ako. After telling me a summary of what happened, i told him that i’m also going to Makati and he can take the cab with me because i’m going to Board of Investments building in Buendia. So he will just walk maybe another 2 or 3 kilometers from there to Greenbelt 1. While on the cab, he told me the whole story and, oh my goodness, he was crying! His name was Orion Tamayo, his father is a filipino living in Pangasinan while her mom is an american. He is living with his lola in Binan, Laguna. He is a model and the modelling agency is in Glorietta 1, kaya doon nya gusto pumunta. He went to a club last night and he had the priviledge to drink all he can for free because he was part of the modelling agency who is holding the event. He got drunk and there are 2 ladies who invited him to go to their house. So he go. Unfortunately, the 2 ladies left him in the cab and asked him to wait. He was already waited inside the cab for more than an hour when 1 of the women came out and go the other way without saying a word to him. The cab asked him to pay the fare that is around P400. Unfortunately, his money is not enough to cover the whole amount so he just gave the driver all his money and the cab left him in that place that he was not familiar with. And the walking started there. He showed his fist with bruises kasi daw a group if guys mocked him. Mabuti na lang daw nakatakbo sya dun sa mga nagtitrip sa kanya. He is tall at ang haba ng nga binti kaya siguro mabilis tumakbo. Hehehe He stopped in a 7-11 na nadaanan nya and asked a female customer if he could borrow her phone and swapped the sim card so he could call for help because he got prepaid credit bur his phone’s battery is empty. But the lady hid her phone behind her back and told him na wala siyang cellphone. He was crying the whole journey from Shaw Blvd. to Jupiter Street in Makati. I gave the driver P200 and asked him to send Orion to Greenbelt 1. He was so thankful and called me a saint for being so kind and helping him. Whahahaha! Well, i don’t know, but i never felt any danger or threat that he might cause me when i helped him. I can see in his eyes and gestures that he badly needs help.