April 3, 2012

Banyo Queen

People call it in different names - bathroom, comfort room, lavatory, restroom, powder room and toilet. Sa ating bayan ito ay kasilyas, kubeta, silid-paliguan at banyo. From among the many terms mentioned, I prefer to use the latter.

(Photo source: Internet)

Despite its general use and messiness, this smallest corner in my house is my favorite space - it brings forth wonderful memories of my mother. In the kitchen, when Mama asked me to help prepare food, I'd always forget a thing or two and Mama will not be happy. But when she tells me to clean the banyo, she'd praise me oh so dearly for doing a good job. This is probably why up until now I'd prefer to clean our banyo than cook food. Ang lakas talaga ng psychological effect ng mga magulang. Kaya para sa mga magulang na nagbabasa nito, i-praise ang mga anak sa mga kaaya-ayang gawain, wag ng itulad sa akin (kindat at tawa!).

Some people eat chocolates when upset, depressed or plainly sad. Some would go shopping. Others would drink themselves to death. Iba ako, I'd go clean our banyo. I love cleaning our banyo, because I get to reflect on things that matters, such as, prepare my program for events and hosting, draft an article for this blog, plan our trips, sweat out, cry when sad, and other acts not to be written here at all for general patronage. When I am in this place I feel joyful, it's like a dose of instant happiness. As soon as I start cleaning our banyo all the negative emotions inside vanishes. Weird as it may seem, ang banyo na ito ay marami ng naidulot sa aking buhay, tulad ng nakalimutan kong pagalitan ang isang tenant namin sa palengke, napalagpas kong awayin ang kaibigang walang isang salita, at kung anu-ano pa. E bakit ika nyo, e naubos ang lakas ko kaka scrub ng tiles. Nakakapagod naman diba!

Come to think of it, tamang-tama din pala ang pangalan ko sa paborito kong lugar - Joy at banyo. Kaya nga sa aming bahay ako ay ang Banyo Queen! Ewww (sabi ng mga anak ko!).

May kakaiba ka bang paraan na pang-alis ng inis at loneliness? Comment ka dito, I'll send a gift to the funniest comment. Para sa mga naninirahan lamang sa Pilipinas. Kung ikaw ay taga ibang bansa, dapat ay may lugar ka sa Pilipinas na pwede kong pagpadalhan ng mumunti kong alay.







4 comments:

  1. oh my joy, you are so unique, but that's an adorable thing hehe.. I just can't relate haha.. when sad, I do unusual thing, but not banyo thing. lol. but I love cleaning our banyo too, because when our banyo is clean, I feel that everything inside the house is clean too, kahit pa ang kalat kalat hehe

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  2. ahhahahhaha nice!! ahhahahahha ang papa ko lagi ako pinupuri Im gonna be a business woman daw!! :) i know ang lakas ng influence! kaso sayang dapt sabi ni papa nun "SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSWOMAN!" lol kasi sabi nya businesswoman lang eh :)) ahhahahahha

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  3. mayron akong naisip na patok na pang alis ng inis at loneliness...hahahahahah!!! kindatan at kalabitin lang ang iyong katabi..Hahahaha(sana tamang tao ang nasa tabi mo.
    seriously speaking, pang tanggal ng alis at loneliness, pumunta ka ng simbahan o adoration chapel at magnilaynilay ng mga bagay o tao na pinagmumulan ng iyong lungkot at inis... Siguarado akong tutulungan ka Nyang mawala ang iyong kalungkutan at maging maayos ang lahat(na ayon sa Kanyang kalooban.) Amen(wink)

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  4. wow, 2012 pa pala eto? sino nanalo sa comment contest na eto? ako dapat! *nagpo-protesta.

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Thank you for the joyful comments!