Monday, November 12, 2007

poverty at its finest

last week when we are on our way home after a whole day at divilandia we past this slum area somewhere in Manila..i can't help but feel really sad for the people who weren't given enough of almost everything, well of course for numbers of children one family has. which makes me think why they have to tolerate on having more than three children in a family, i mean, they can't even have a descent home for their children, when you look at their house construction you can't help but fear on the safety and the materials it was made of. and mind you, most of the houses lives usually more than five persons, you wonder how can an uber tiny house can accommodate number of individuals dwelling in it.
hay, i can't help but feel shame on how much i sometimes spend on things really not that necessary, how i prepare items and loots for my daughter's birthday that i just learned when i computed my purchases that i was way out of the budget just for the souvenirs and toys for prizes, when there are many kids in the slums who doesn't even have a descent clothes to wear and toys to play. hay, life can sometimes be so unfair noh? yeah, given that divi goods are really cheap but still, something in my heart says it's just simply unfair. i wish, the people who's living this kind of life can have a chance to get their life a better phase. i hope the government give focus on them, that they can provide family planning awareness amongst many other ways to improve their lives. my family doesn't have much really, that sometimes i questioned God why we are not rich, why there are still things that i would love to have but is really impossible for now for me to have, that sometimes i ask why i can't have this and that. but whenever i see this kinds of things, i became the most thankful person in the world. for the life, the simple life that my family has now.


2 comments:

ann k said...

I'm deeply touched with this post. if only our government is doing something about this, to at least address the issue of poverty. but sigh, what kind of people do we have in the government and this kind of thing is always left unnoticed, until election time again.

LORD MANILA STONE said...

i myself tend to complain a lot too of the things i don't have in life, if i look around me, i just realize that there are many things i have to be thankful still, thanks for reminding us to find happiness in the simplicity of life...