Sunday, May 11, 2008

mi nana su nana

i honor my mother for being able to raise up for boys making her really a mother to all our barkadas*. my friends are close my mother because everytime they visit our house she treats them like her own children. some would even consider themselves as adopted sons of our family. we are blessed to have her in the family because she has been very faithful to us and to my dad for 38years now.

for this post allow me to honor all the mothers in the world and since i'm featuring nightscape for the month of may, i would specifically like to dedicate this post to this woman.
this is manang Nina or short for Antonina, a 55year old sidewalk vendor. she sells candies, coffee and other sidewalk items from 9:00pm till 6:00am because they are only allowed to occupy this area between this time. in the morning she serves her family specially her husband mang Bonifacio who has asthma. she used to do laundry and ironing job but decided to be a vendor instead for her to have enough time to take care of his husband. that's love and dedication.we remember the love and the dedication that our mother gives to us and to our father that even extends to our relatives, neighbors and friends. and we cannot forget Mary's dedication to Jesus and her obedience to God.

happy mother's day!

*barkadas - group of friends
note: nana = mother

32 comments:

Sandy & Dick said...

Mother's Day has not arrived on our coast yet. It is now evening, and I am enjoying the sounds of many crickets while I check out my blogging friends before going to bed. Nice tribute to your mother and this special street vendor. Be sure to tell your mother how much you love her on this, her special day!...hugs to you...

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a wonderful post honouring your mother. It gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling reading it and viewing the photos of this vendor and her husband.

Luke Wiley said...

great tribute to your mother! nice pics!
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me said...

happy mother's day to your mom! to his/her mom! to my mom! and to all the moms out there..

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Jave said...

mum
mom
mommy
nana
nanay..

what ever you call em..
..happy mothers day!!!

Richard the Adventurer said...

Happy Mothers Day to your Mom... Hehe :)

Adventure tayo!
www.adventuresofalionheart.blogspot.com

redlan said...

Happy mother's day to ur mom! the couple are lucky to be featured here.

the donG said...

hi sandy, thanks! i already did. please do the same thing to your mom (wherever she is right now). and happy mother's day to you.

hi karen, happy mother's day! i can see how blessed jake, kenzie and the other boy to have you as their mom. thanks!

luke, thanks!

me mangyan, thanks. please also extend my greetings to your mom.

jave, happy mother's day to your mom.

richard, happy mother's day to your mom. treat every day as an adventure.

redlan, thanks! im also lucky to have them featured here. keep in touch.

redlan said...

Thanks for the comment!

Just discovered your blog yesterday thru KrisJasper's. And i find it cool that I browsed it backward. You love to feature mga ordinaryong tao at places pero napakahalaga ng purpose. Keep it up and Goodluck palagi sa journey mo.

I love the photos most!

the suspect said...

i recalled my barkada nights in Bacolod and how much support I got from my mom. You're right, our moms are supportive of us that they also embrace our friends.

Rochelle said...

What a wonderful tribute! It sounds like your mom did a wonderful job raising you!! ;)

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful tribute. Your mother sounds like a rich blessing, to be sure. And the street vendor....So much goodness in the world. Thanks for lifting it up.

Napaboaniya said...

That's a real sweet mom's tribute you've done. Your mom is one great lady, you're lucky to have such a wonderful and loving mom.

the donG said...

redlan, thank you very much. im happy that the stories of the ordinary people helps you learn to value what seems to be small in the human eye. i value the people and their experience and above all our creator.

the suspect, i agree and we are blessed in one way because not all moms are like this.

hi rochelle, yes she did. thanks for dropping by.

hi sandy, thanks and happy mother's day to you!

hi napaboaniya, indeed. please extend my greetings to your mom as well.

Random Ramblings said...

dong, belated happy mother's day to your mom!

wendy said...

hi there, the dong!

awesome blog =)

being a mother is a 24-hour job that requires dedication with LOVE. I admire all moms especially full-time ones. Let us treat our moms like everyday is mother's day =)

btw thanks for commenting on my post. care to xchange links?

the donG said...

hi arlene, thanks a lot. i'm sure your mother in heaven is as happy to have such a daughter who never forgets how blessed she is because of her mother.

hi wendy, thank you. you are blessed as well with a mom that's dedicated to love. please extend my greetings to her.

sure i already added you as a link. keep in touch.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful tribute, Happy Mother's Day!

Have a great week dong. =)Rebecca/Skippyheart

De Lyzius said...

ayus nga nanay mo...ganyan din nanay ko, nanay ng buong barkada, though ganun din naman kaming lahat sa mga nanay ng tropa...

Dra. Rio said...

belated happy mom's day to your mom, dong!..
sana nilagay mo din yung picture nya=)

lagal[og] said...

wow, i commend your post dom because mothers have the hardest job in the world and often, it's a thankless one. please send my well wishes to your mom and a belated happy mother's day greeting as well. God bless!

L.Reis said...

Your mother must be so proud...a great tribute, indeed!

the donG said...

hi rebecca, happy mother's day to you too. thanks.

hi de lyzius, astig din pala nanay mo. extend my greetings to her.

hi dra. rio, thanks. ayaw nya kasing ma-discover. hehehe...

thanks bro oggie, please do the same to your mom.

l.reis, yes. we are proud of her.

quintarantino said...

A wonderful post honouring your mother; you did well.

Heart of Rachel said...

Belated Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

This is a wonderful post. She seems very hardworking. I admire her love for her family.

red riding odin hood said...

wow you know so much about her...

there's this lady vendor just outside the gates of our school, she's very nice to all the students. she's quite a character... kc this lady sidewalk vendor is always wearing makeup and had her hair straightened or relaxed! ive always wondered why... maybe next time i should talk to her n find out hehe

the donG said...

quintarantino, thank you.

hi rachel, thanks. yes she is. she chose to serve her family more than just earning bigger.

odin, that sounds funny but true. she seems to be updated with the trend. hahaha...

Pinay Jade said...

Beautiful tribute to all mothers and especially to the street vendor. A truly wonderful mother and wife.

Toe said...

Wow, she's my namesake. She's the only namesake I know outside of my family (Antonina is a popular name in my family because it's my lola's name). More common are Antonia or Antonette.

I really admire these women who are hardworking and diligent and dedicated. And they never give up no matter what life throws at them.

KRIS JASPER said...

apologies...
been very busy lately.. physically,
mentally,
socially,
emotionally...



but I'd like to thank you for always visiting my site.

the donG said...

hi pinay jade, thanks.

hi toe, i agree. this women can love and be strong at the same time. i admire such courage. it's nice to know that antonina in your family is popular. in our family, there's no common name.

jasper, no problem. your trip is fast approaching. makakapagpahinga ka na din.

Anonymous said...

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C'est toujours avec beaucoup de plaisir que je parcours ton blog, beaucoup de sensibilité, de compassion, des sujets variés qui reflètent la vie de tous les jours, les peines et les joies. Pour terminer, tu es "une belle personne".Donc pour la fête des mères, tu peux féliciter ta maman pour cette réussite. En France, c'est le 25 mai la fête des mères.
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