One thing that makes us all equal in the face of the earth apart from having 24 hours each is the gift of our tastebuds. Imagine how life would be without this? Will never know how sweet the chocolate is or how sour the mango is. The gift of tastebuds makes us appreciate more life itself and at the same time, gives us a feel of God’s love. Just imagine if everything will Taste all the same, how boring would that be?
Today (please read as Thursday, May 7) in our planning, my tastebuds enjoyed the feel of having Lumpia and Halo-halo, both of which are home-grown Filipino food I believe. I realized that both of these, together with Kare-Kare, Sinigang and Nilaga speak of one filipino value that we should live and pass on to generation to generation.
Bayanihan or the spirit of helping each other, coming together and reaching one goal as a team.
Lumpia has all the vegetables in the world, halo-halo is the melting pot of all the sweets, Kare-kare, Sinigang and Nilaga, give us a feel of meat and veggies put together, all aimed to make us drool, figuratively, as just the thought of them, being served.
As Filipinos, we are encouraged to work together as one just like our home-grown food, made up of different ingredients, yet taste good when put together.
Our nation is composed of 7107 islands with more than 80 Million people, we often see ourselves working individually, fighting for a cause individually, living life to take advantage of other’s weaknesses even up to the point of some Filipinos selling other Filipinos as drug mules.
It is high time that we take a look at how we see ourselves as a nation and relive the Bayanihan spirit that the katipuneros had exemplified before. Yes there was a conflict between Aguinaldo and Bonifacio, but still, they had a common goal. What about us now? Do we have that common vision for our country?
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