So my tita rants about politics on her FB, and she got personal with my family. My brothers who were taught by my parents to respect elders and always living by my mom’s words of wisdom: “kung sinong mas nakakaintindi, sya ang magbigay”, chose not to retaliate on her and just simply unfriended my tita (maybe to give her a message that she should restrain herself a little or they just dont want to read any of her rants at all) and I chose to deactivate my account. My tita who is an addict FB user who takes account how many likes and friends she have in FB noticed the exodus of my brothers and my deactivation thinking I blocked her. She immediately posted that we unfriended her and she and her elitists friends easily judged us.
Tita says “sila ang nagsara ng pinto” that we can easily answer, “wala na pong pintong isasara, sinira nyo na po.”. A lot of their friends call us mababaw, well my tita is more mababaw. She knows too well that all her posts that got too much personal will hurt my family but she still goes on, choosing to voice her opinions (in a palengkera way, branding us bobo, tanga and gago) and not minding us. Hindi din ba mababaw yon?
One of her friends said that “babalik din mga yan, kapag pasko na pipila din sayo mga yan”. Really? As in really? This got me hurt. I cried a lot because of this comment, and the bad thing about this comment, my tita chose not to answer this one. She didnt correct it so all of her friends may assume that we are after all benefited from her money. This made me cry because all the hardships my parents has gone through just to put us to school, to give us a better life flashes into my eyes (ayan naiiyak na naman ako), and my parents didn’t ask for a single centavo from them even if we are struggling.
She also commented to her friends that it is not her loss. Well, tita it is also not our loss. We will not be happy and satisfied if you validate us. We will not be rich if you still keep us as your “kawawang kamag-anak”.
She is an elitist riding in her high horse along with her friends. She worked in a multinational company where she rubbed elbows to the rich that is why she thinks too mighty of her self.
She thinks that her opinions are always correct and us, the masa’s opinions are bobo.
Yes, we are still struggling. Yes, we are not rich.
But her comments and her opinions drives us even more to succeed. Sabi nga nila the best revenge is to be successful and happy. And that we aim to do.
I hope she will be happy with her life and her elitists friends will be with her forever until her deathbed. I hope she will not need us ever in her life because I know we will never need her as we didn’t in the past. If I just can remember whatever she gave ue when we were kids, I would gladly give it back to her double the amount.
My father was hurt so bad that I got really affected. He was choking up with anger and disappointment. He felt that “dahil mahirap lang kami, inapak-apakan na kami”.
I know you may also think that this is mababaw. I know. But the feelings of my family especially my tatay’s is more important that your opinion or any one’s opinion.
Sabi ng asawa nya which is btw my tatay’s brother (so technically she is not my tita by blood) “Ang politiko they come and go but family is always there. That he hopes time will heal the wounds this election brought.” I hope he said that to his wife as well because it is more fitting to her. We do not like any particular politicians but she chose to attack us because of what our practices are as a religion.
Our practices may be questionable to other but whose practice is not? And as if we have a gun pointed on us if we do not believe on the religion anymore and leave. I have plenty of friends and family members who left the religion and we still love each other. My pinsans who are dear to me who I still share the same house with chose to leave our religion but we still love and respect each other.
I do not impose my beliefs to others because I also like it that you will not impose your beliefs to me. You can say your piece but do not expect us to believe in it.
Sabi pa nga ni Aubu: “iba yung stating your opinion sa mindless bashing” and that is what my tita did. Mindless bashing.
Ayan ang haba na ng sama ng loob ko. Lilipas din to.
Pagkatapos ng lahat, ganun pa din buhay namin.
Magtitinda pa din sila nanay at tatay. Magluluto sa kusina si bunso. Nurse pa din kami ni Kuya Benjie. Magnenegosyo pa din si Kuya Ake.
Kakain matutulog magttrabaho.