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    I takes a lot of courage.



    Aaminin ko na.










    Hindi ko ikahihiya.












    Papanoorin namin ang Caregiver bukas!!!


    I am not a Sharon fan, but when I've heard she's doing Caregiver, I thought I should watch it. When I saw the trailer, I know I should really go and watch it.

    My sister is also a caregiver.

    When she took a vacation three years ago, I remember having this conversation with her:

    Me: "Ayoko mag-work dito sa Pilipinas. Mag-aabroad na lang din ako. Mahirap ba?"

    My sister, thinking that I was referring to her job goes, "Mahirap. Klangan mahabang pasensya. Matanda aalagaan mo, masungit, mumura-murahin ka. Paiba-iba takbo ng isip. Lahat may schedule; pag-inom ng gamot, pagkain...dapat marunong ka din magluto, at hindi basta-bastang pagkain lang niluluto mo kasi maselan sila. Mahirap maging caregiver..."

    Out of nowhere I replied, "At bat naman kasi ako magki-caregiver?"

    That left her speechless.

    Later on I was pondering on what I have said. She must have been hurt with my words. I mean, that time, I was graduating from college. Fresh and still confident about getting what I want once I face the real world.

    "At bat naman kasi ako magki-caregiver?" (Kasi nga college graduate na ako!) A big insult from me. And I want to tell her how sorry I am.

    See, my sister graduated from law school. She took the bar exam once but failed. She got married two years later, and just like the hundreds and thousands and millions of OFW's out there, she made that very hard decision of leaving her family and take care of strangers instead of her then two-year old daughter.


    That's one, huge sacrifice.




    I'd surely be moved by the movie. We'll be bringing packs of Joy, 2 plies, so no worries. :)

    23 comments:

    1. Belen said...
       

      if your still single,you don't mind to be a caregiver bec. you're a college graduate. But...we will see if you have already a family.You'll change your mind at ikaw na rin ang isang nakikipagsiksikan sa malakanyang, embassy , foreign affairs na napakahabang pila. Dito pa lang nagtutuluan na ang pawis mo sa paglalakad ng papeles. how much more kung nandon ka na to be a caregiver. Kaya lang maging bale-wala yan dahil sa kagustuhan na maging maayos ang pamilya.Hindi na ini-inda kung ano man ang natapos dito sa pinas. yan ang mga tunay na bayani. Hehehe. tuwang tuwa na ang mga nakaupo na gobyarno.

    2. Ely said...
       

      Nay Belen, tama po kayo. Siguro bale wala na nga lahat maski educational background pag andun na basta kumita lang ng pera dahil ba naman sa gastos at hirap na pinagdaanan dito para lang makapunta dun. Mga nakaupong yan sa Gobyerno ang dapat parusahan at magdusa. :P

    3. Negi said...
       

      gusto ko rin mapanood yung caregiver.

      although i don't have any family members working abroad, i still wanted to know what it feels like when someone leaves you.

      anyway, i like the introduction to your post.. haha

    4. Janjie said...
       

      You're indeed brave el..., for having revealed it.. haha! I think I'm going to watch it as well...

    5. Ely said...
       

      negi, mahirap pag may umalis na family member. Matatagalan ka mag-adjust na wala siya...wala ako maisip na ibang intro, hehe

      janjie. kasi secret lang namin ng office mate ko. Baka tawanan kami pag may makaalam. LOL. kitakits sa sinehan!

    6. Dakilang Islander said...
       

      don't forget to bring tissue baka iiyak ka...hehheh


      may tag ako sa'yo...ok to sayo
      http://dakilangbayani.blogspot.com/2008/05/ito-na-ang-tag-mula-sa-ating-magandang.html

    7. Lawstude said...
       

      aaminin ko na din...






      gusto ko panoorin ang








      ...Ploning!!!




      really

    8. reyna elena said...
       

      HAHAHA! nakakainis ka! nagpaparinig ka ba na caregiver ang hanap ko?!

      GRRRR! Mag-sine naman tayo mahal the neks time na nasa manila ako! hehehe!

    9. Prily said...
       

      hehehehehe.love this entry of yours,Ely.please let me know if you really cried!hehehehehe!

    10. wanderingcommuter said...
       

      ang harsh naman nun...huhuhuhu!!!

    11. my-so-called-Quest said...
       

      astig ng sis mo. my sis is in NY as a PT naman. grabe sacrifces nila no?

      and astig, you admitted na mali nasabi mo. sana mapanuod ko rin yang caregiver. sex and the city muna ko. heheheh

      ingats bro=]

    12. kurisujae said...
       

      nakakiyak ung trailer.nag-aaya din si wifey panoorin.
      bat ka nahihiya?support pinoy films.
      hehe.kitakits sa sinehan.

    13. Dra. Rio said...
       

      ay! baka nga nasakatan mo si sister mo dun sa sinabi mo...d bale bawi ka nalang..ikaw nalang ang sumagot sa sine nyo..i might also watch this movie..=)

    14. > Vanny said...
       

      wow. iyakan to da max to for sure! yoko manuod. iyakin pa naman ako. baka maubos yung tissue ko. baka pati tissue ng katabi ko, maubos ko pa.. haha

    15. Ambo said...
       

      Panunoorin ko yan tiyak iyakan blues yan hahaha. Honestly gusto kong makita ang kalagayan ng mga caregivers sa London, i am caregiver and planning to migrate in UK too.

    16. Ely said...
       

      dakilang islander, nadala nga po kami ng tissue. hahaha. i'll check the tag later. Tnx!

      lawstude, ndi ko napanood ung Ploning. Maganda daw.

      reyna elena, ha? ndi naman. Nagkataon lang un title ng movie. hehe

    17. Ely said...
       

      prily, there are some scenes na nakakaiyak. Siguro mas iiyak mga OCW's na audience kasi mas nakakarelate sila.

      wanderingcommuter, i thought so.. :(

      my-so-called-quest, honga eh. Malaking sacrifice talaga. Enjoy Sex! I mean the movie, hehehe

      kurisujae, panoorin niyo, maganda. Kakahiya kasi puro mga matatanda karamihang nakapila. LOL

    18. Ely said...
       

      dra. rio, nasaktan ko nga siguro. She just ignored it though. Maganda ung movie.

      vanny, hahaha... ndi naman masyado. meron lang ilang scenes na maiiyak ka.

      Ambo, based sa nakita ko sa movie, it's something that i can't do. Dumi pa lang ng bata nasusuka na eko eh, pag matanda...baka mahilo na ako. :P

    19. Reyn said...
       

      Napaisip ako sa conversation mo sa sister mo. I thought she was hurt. Pero saludo talaga ako sa mga kababayan nating nakikipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa. Ako nga, mawala lang ng ilang araw sa bahay nakaka-miss na eh. Sila pa kaya na ilang buwan o taon ang inaabot. Kaya nga considered sila as mga "bagong bayani" dahil sa kadakilaan nila!

      Would also love to watch this film. After all, it's not about who the actor(s) is/are and what the theme is. Ang mahalaga ay yung morale na matututunan in the end. Hehe. Just a thought.

      P.S. I remember I have a post something in relation to OFWs. Can't recall eh. Hanapin ko nga. Hehe..

    20. Ely said...
       

      reyn, yes. I believe she was hurt. hirap nag malayo sa pamilya kaya ngaun pa lang sinasanay ko na sarili ko. Hehe.
      Maganda ung movie, panoorin mo.

    21. Abaniko said...
       

      She graduated from Law to become a caregiver? Grabe no? Well, caregiving is a decent job but I'm sure she wanted to be a lawyer and ended up becoming a caregiver for the sake of her family. It's a classic Pinoy story. Mag-sorry ka na sa kanya Ely. Kaw talaga. :D

    22. chres said...
       

      Hi Ely : ). I'm planning to watch this movie too. I want to know the sacrifices and harships they have to go through just to send money to their families in the Philippines. I'd better watch this alone because I don't want my friends to see me crying. hehehe...

    23. Ely said...
       

      Abaniko, oo nga eh. Of course we all wanted her to be a lawyer eventually so kahit andun xa, we're encouraging her to try to take the bar again.

      hi Chres, it's a big sacrifice they're doing. It's ok watching the movie alone, hehehe

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