It's almost the end of the year and people are busy dropping by malls, buying gifts, partying all night and spending a lot. As I was browsing through my files, I came across a picture of me wearing the "Tulong na, Tabang na, Tayo na" shirt we bought online. Something came up to me and thought of posting it.
Tulong na and Tabang na means the same thing in different dialects. Tulong is a Tagalog term while Tabang is a word from Visayan dialect.
We got this shirt online for 300Php per piece and that already includes the shipping fees. My partner and I didn't really have the time to go out and help repacking of relief goods for Yolanda victims (also called Haiyan), as what all the other do, so he thought of something else that we can somehow reach out help.
We have had previous bad experiences in the country. Since the start of the year, we've been through calamities devastating huge numbers of groups of people in different regions. Floods are everywhere, human errors causing fires and even tornadoes came to the scene and the presence of Typhoon Haiyan just made it even worst for the Filipino people.
Even through all that, the Filipinos remained resilient and inspired to get back on their knees and started everything all over again. Most Filipinos are born catholic and we have the ability to withstand difficulties. We even smile and laugh at everything in spite of all the bad things that happened.
Well again, Christmas is just around the corner and we can't just let it pass by without thanking the Lord for how still blessed we are for having a life after every adversities we encountered. After all, we can still say a Merry Christmas and a Hopeful Happy New Year!
This is a different look I came up with wearing the same shirt. We had to attend a concert for a cause for the typhoon victims. Cheers!