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Laong nila an taga Tago kuno para-away pero hanugay. Mamingawuni naman ganahani mandahap-dahap nan notisya. Naman ini na pabyon inhimo para kita na mga Tagon-on magkasinusihay, magka-binayluay nan mga gilaong, nan notisya, nan kaayuhan.
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My Brother...

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain. Day by day, my parents plowedthe yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky. I have a brother who is 3 years younger than me. I wanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have. So, one day I stole 50 cents from my father's drawer. Father had discovered about the stolen money right away. He made me and my younger brother kneel against the wall as he held a bamboo stick in his hand. "Who stole the money?" he asked. I was stunned, too afraid to talk. Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, "Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you two should be beaten!"
He lifted up the bamboo stick. Suddenly, my younger brother gripped father's hand and said," Dad, I was the one who did it!" The long stick smacked my brother's back repeatedly. Father was so angry that he kept on whipping my brother until he lost his breath. After that, he sat down on our stone bed and scolded my brother, "You have learned to steal from your own house now. What other embarrassing things will you be?possibly doing in the future? You should be beaten to death, you shameless thief!" That night, my mother and I hugged my brother. His body was full of wounds from the beating but he never shed a single tear.
In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly. My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, “Sis, now don't cry anymore. Everything has
happened." I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did.
Years gone by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday.
I will never forget my brother's _expression when he protected me. That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old. When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central. At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province. That night, father squatted in the yard, smoking, packet by packet. I could hear him ask my mother, "Both of our children, they have good results? Very good results?"
Mother wiped off her tears and sighed," What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?"

At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of father and said,” Dad, I don't want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books." Father swung his hand and slapped my brother on his face. "Why do you have a spirit so damn weak? Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your study!" And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money. I stuck out my hand as gently as I can to my brother's swollen face, and told him, "A boy has to continue his study; If not, he will not be able to overcome thispoverty we are experiencing."
I,on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university. Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow; "Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you." I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice. That year, my brother was 17 years old; I was 20 years
old. With the money father borrowed from the whole village,and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site,finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommatecame in and told me, “There’s a villager waiting for you outside!" Why would there be a villager looking for me? I walkedout, and I saw my brother from afar. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, "Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?" He replied with a smile," Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Won't they laugh at you?" I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brother's body. And told him with a lump in my throat, " I don't care what people would say! You are my brother no matter whatyour appearance is?" From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, "I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. So, I think you should also have
one." I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried.

That year, my brother was 20 years old; I was 23 years old. I noticed that the broken window was repaired the first time I brought my boyfriend home. The house was scrubbed cleaned. After my boyfriend left, I danced like a little girl in front of my mother, "Mom, you didn't have to spend so much time cleaning the house!" But she told me with a smile," It was your brother who went home early to
clean the house. Didn't you see the wound on his hand? He hurt his hand while he was replacing the window." I went into my brother's bedroom. Looking at his thin
face, I felt like there are hundreds of needle pricked in my heart. I appliedsome ointment on his wound and put a bandag on it, "Does it hurt?” I asked him. "No, it doesn't hurt. You know, when at the construction site, stones keep falling on my feet .Even that could not stop me from working." In the middle of the sentence, he stopped. I turned my back on him and tears rolled down my face. That year, my brother was 23 years old; I was 26 years old.

After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didn't want. They said, once they left the village, they wouldn't know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, "Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of mom and dad here." My husband became the director of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department. But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start. One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital. My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the white gypsum on his leg, I grumbled, "Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers won't do something dangerous like that. Now look at you, you are suffering a serious injury. Why didn't you
just listen to us?" With a serious _expression on his face, he defended his decision, "Think of brother-in-law. He just became the director, and I being uneducated, and would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly
around?" My husband's eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, "But you lack in education only because of me!" "Why do you talk about the past?" he said and then he held my hand. That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years
old. My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village.
During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, "Who is the one person you respect and love the most?" Without even taking a time to think, he answered," My sister." He continued by telling a story I could not even remember. "When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home. One day, I lost the other pair of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of thecold weather that she could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I live, I would take care of my sister and will always be good to her." Applause filled up the room. All guests turned their
attention to me. I found it hard to speak, "In my whole life, the one I
would like to thank most is my brother,” And in this happy occasion, in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

"Love and care for the one you love every single dayof your life. You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot."

Have a nice day everyone! May this story inspire you in any way!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:56 pm 
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taga dap-dap,

i find the story very emotional and it penetrates deeply in our heart. i liked it. keep on posting.


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pato wrote:
taga dap-dap,

i find the story very emotional and it penetrates deeply in our heart. i liked it. keep on posting.



Hi pato!

I'm happy to know that you liked this story.I just thought that this one could somehow touch our hearts (i guess it did :D ) and i know we could learn something on this so i shared this to all of you. ;)Thank you so much.

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Taga dap-dap,

Thanks for your post. It was indeed a very touching story.
A self sacrifing love for the benefit of the important people in our lives.
Hope to read a lot of inspirational and touching posts here.
Kudos!!!


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I'ts a very emotional story, mintagdu an ako luha sanan sip-on na gabasa... I'll like it!


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Hi Taga dap-dap,

Thanks for sharing your heartwarming story. Saludo gayod balitaw ako sa mga chinese mo sakripisyo para sa ila ka pamilya. Ini na estorya popariha isab nan sakripisyo ni Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan (from the Classic Novel of Pre-revolutionary China - "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck) if you guys are inspired by these kind of stories, please check out the book. An ako luha wara mo tagdu, ga agas (gripo) :cry: . Maka pahinoklog gayod.

Keep posting taga dap-dap.

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steel bridge wrote:
I'ts a very emotional story, mintagdu an ako luha sanan sip-on na gabasa... I'll like it!


Steel Bridge,

Thank you for taking your time reading this post, ako isab pag basa ko nan ini,min tagdo sab an ako luha,sakit pa gayud an ako dughan :-D but you know what I can't count how many times I’ve read this story :-$ . Paga balik-balik ko gayud ini pag basa,kada basa sab nako mag tiyaho gayud ako pirme.Very inspiring and heart warming. One of the best stories I’ve read.

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ruchelou wrote:
Taga dap-dap,

Thanks for your post. It was indeed a very touching story.
A self sacrifing love for the benefit of the important people in our lives.
Hope to read a lot of inspirational and touching posts here.
Kudos!!!


The first time I’ve read this story, I wonder if I can ever do the same things the boy have done for his sister :?: but I think if we really want to help, to sacrifice for the one’s we love, we can do that. After all, what we’ll do is for the good of our family man. Sacrificing ourselves for our family is one way of showing how much we love them, how much we care for them and how important they are in our lives. Keep on reading and I’ll keep the stories coming.

Thanks :-) :-)

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Alibangbang wrote:
Hi Taga dap-dap,

Thanks for sharing your heartwarming story. Saludo gayod balitaw ako sa mga chinese mo sakripisyo para sa ila ka pamilya. Ini na estorya popariha isab nan sakripisyo ni Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan (from the Classic Novel of Pre-revolutionary China - "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck) if you guys are inspired by these kind of stories, please check out the book. An ako luha wara mo tagdu, ga agas (gripo) :cry: . Maka pahinoklog gayod.

Keep posting taga dap-dap.


Alibangbang,

Mag post na sab baya ako nan another heartwarming and inspiring story para mag agas na sab an luha mo :idea: :-)

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:54 pm 
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thanks for the story... makahinuklog gayud nan ga himurunda nato na kasing-kasing...tagdo jud ako luha... pwede nako ini mashare sa ako mga kaiban ug estudyante?....


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thanks for the story... makahinuklog gayud nan ga himurunda nato na kasing-kasing...tagdo jud ako luha... pwede nako ini mashare sa ako mga kaiban ug estudyante?....


Tough,

Yah sure,you can share this story to anyone you want to.I'm sure whoever you share this with will learn something.Maau sab na mag share kaw nan ini para damo na an mag tiyaho... ;)

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