Yes, even at the beginning of the day, we were aware that it is August 21st, the day we remember Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. Not much was given importance to the day during Mass, but I didn’t really hope it would. For me, remembering what he has done to our country shouldn’t be forced on us. It should be voluntarily remembered, cherished… honored.
I still remember when people wore a lapel pin of either a yellow ribbon or the peace sign or Ninoy’s face itself. For the first couple of years since he passed, a lot of people wore things that made us remember him, especially during his wife Cory’s presidency. When our President’s changed, they still proclaimed Ninoy’s death as a holiday but the feeling of his presence was just gone. We had to be reminded about it, we had to be told that it’s coming up soon.
Now that his son Noynoy is the current President, we suddenly have this stronger connection with Ninoy once again. Is it because we no longer needed to be reminded because our President is reminder enough?
I only think about this now because I have a little girl. There is a “next generation” in my life who I feel may or may not know about Ninoy, depending on how we as parents go about it. I don’t want to tell her about what he did. I don’t want to tell her why he died. I want her to ask. I want her to understand. I want her to listen with her heart. I may not have voted for Noynoy, but what his parents did for the country is definitely worth knowing… by everyone, today or tomorrow.
I’ve been doing a lot of things lately that I’m considering myself a Part-time mom, at least for some days. I used to be content with just being online for a couple of hours and then an almost all-day playtime with my little girl. But recently, she’s been doing things on her own already, and since she has learned how to navigate through my laptop from turning it on to shutting it down, it seems she wants her lappy-time too.
Though I don’t let her stay on for too long, maybe an hour tops in the morning and another in the afternoon, I still miss those days that she enjoys just playing with me. Yes… here comes separation anxiety for the Mommy!
So the pass my time, I also took up more responsibilities. I volunteer to help out hubby with whatever I can with their business. Usually it’s just proofreading, doing some QA or brainstorming but recently it’s been taking up more of my time, and brain. Their projects are almost all for roll-out that a lot of meetings are scheduled with different people.
Sometimes I am invited to join them but somehow my connection isn’t as stable as theirs, maybe due to my ISP but I know it may also because we’re just using those free web-based ones. I know more of these meetings will come and hope that we can get a megameeting web conferencing software that is reliable for both high speed internet connections as well as for average speed connections for simple users like me.
I do find myself enjoying myself in their meetings, maybe because I somehow look for that “work” mode in my life. But deep inside, I know I’d still rather be a full time mom than a part time mom, but only if my little girl will still let me.
Have you ever felt that sometimes you’d like to go places with your family but feels that you can’t leave the comforts of home? I have and I’m pretty sure my little girl has as well because she’s starting to potty train.
What if we could live in an RV, also known as a Recreational Vehicle, so we can start our family adventures. Wouldn’t it be nice to just tour the entire country (thanks to RoRo) in the comforts of our home? This makes me think of inquiring about RV financing, if it’s available here.
Living in an RV was a childhood dream, ever since I’ve watched the Gnomemobile and Return to Witch Mountain. My dream got amplified when I saw Robert de Niro’s RV, it was just so lavish and fab. It would be so easy to just up and go whenever and wherever but I know it’s really expensive so for now I’ll settle for just being able to step on one and see how it really looks from the inside.