Still the people’s champ

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A week ago, was the much-awaited boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.  The fight is exciting because Pacquiao will try to blemish the undefeated record of Jeff Horn.  Both fighters will for sure put up a good fight.  The fight that the people will surely enjoy.   It is twelve rounds of boxing.  And over 55, 000 people watching the arena. The family is watching the live streaming.  Unfortunately, Manny Pacquaio loses the fight.  Manny Pacquiao did give his best to be victorious, however, he is not that lucky that day.  Jeff Horn remained undefeated and the new welterweight champion of the world.

It was one sad day for the country but still proud of the country’s pride.  Some are questioning why Jeff Horn won.  Many say it is because he is from Australia that is why he won the fight.  I did watch the fight, and I really thought Manny wins the game.  I felt he was robbed.  Well, I guess the judges see it differently.  They have the unanimous decision and their decision is final.  Though Manny Pacquiao was not able to bring home the bacon, to us Filipino he is still the champion.  He is still the people’s champ.  There are rumors that they will have rematch, this will be an exciting one.  When that happens, I really hope Manny Pacquiao will be victorious.

Teaching them to be independent

I remember when I was little, my late mother always teach us to do household chores and clean our things.  She always told us to be responsible and independent.  I did not understand it back then because all I could care is to go out and play with my friends.  But when my mother passed away, I understand why my mother taught us to be a responsible and independent person.  I am so thankful to my late mother for teaching us early.  It was really difficult when my mother died, but we were able to survive because of her teachings.

I am sharing it because this is what my older sister did to her first born (son).  She wants him to be responsible and independent as early as possible.  The nephew is only six (6) years but is trained by my sister to be a good person.  The nephew is grade one now.  And we are happy that the school is practicing the kids to be an independent person.  Parents are not allowed to enter the school during lunch time.  The kids are told to bring foods for lunch and will eat inside the classroom.  I must say it is a good practice.  I feel relieved that I do not have to go to school anymore during lunch time.  Hopefully, the nephew will become a responsible and independent person.

Life is a world of challenges

We do encounter lots of difficulties and trials in life.  It makes life more challenging. Though it makes it wants to give up especially when the trials are too heavy for us to take.  We sometimes asking why it happens to us?  But we must know that those difficulties won’t be given to us if we cannot handle it well.  Burdens makes us wiser and stronger.  We just must believe in ourselves that we will get back and surpass whatever trials and difficulties we are facing. And most importantly, we should keep the faith, continue praying and call God’s guidance always.

My brother is facing another trial now.  His second daughter was admitted in the hospital last Monday.  I feel his pain and feel so sorry for him.  He even said that he is the unluckiest person on earth.  It is not good to say it, but I understand that he said it out of desperation and frustration.  I know that my brother is a strong person.  He can handle whatever trials comes in his way.  But just recently, he just felt it is too much.  As a family, we extend our arms for him.  Give him comfort and encouraging words for him to not lost faith and believe in God.  Everything happens for a reason.  Maybe it is God’s way of testing him on how long the brother will be able to handle it and his faith to Him.  To my brother, do not give up and continue moving on.  We are here for you.  And will help you as much and we could.

The nephew has just finished his summer class of speech therapy.  He got four smileys from his teacher and we are so proud of him.  We are glad that the nephew shows development in speaking.  He can slowly communicate with us now and we are so happy for him.  He will continue his therapy for six months for him to develop more.  We were advice by the teacher to enroll the nephew in regular class for him to interact with other kids.  The decision of the sister to have home schooling for the nephew is cancelled.  Because we will enroll him in regular class because he is normal just that his development is slow.

The sister is seeking advices from friends and co-teacher about her son’s condition.  And home schooling is their advices, and then go to developmental pediatrician for evaluation.  However, the nephew’s teacher at speech therapy class told us to have him enrolled in regular class. And told us that the nephew is now ready to go to school and be with other kids, provided that the student in his class should be at most 15 students.  More than 15 students are not good for him.  It would be more crowded for him and he will not be able to concentrate.  The nephew is now enrolled and their classes will start on June 13, 2017.  The nephew will continue his therapy for six months, and it will be once a week since he will attend regular class on weekdays.  Good luck to the nephew.  Long way to go and we are sure that you will go well and will make us all proud of you!