Nanay’s birthday is on May 20, she will be turning 69 this year. It’s very timely that her birth month is also the time when all mothers are celebrated all over the world. It’s a tough job but with a lot of love and patience, our mothers become the superheroes of our everyday lives. Oh, I don’t know what my life is like without my Nanay.
Since it’s Nanay’s month, let’s have some fun and enough of dramas. Please indulge me in sharing some endearing facts about my Nanay.
1. She is expert in text-speak.
Me: Nanay, saan ka na banda? Nasa mall ka na?
Nanay: D2 na mi. o0 d2 n k SM —> take note of her o0 – she uses letter “O” and zero “0”
Me: Antay mo na lang kami dyan saglit. On the way na kami.
Alam mo yung you made an effort to type the words completely kasi nga baka hindi nya maintidihan yung textspeak, tapos mas magaling pa pala sya mag-text kesa sayo :p…. Buti na lang hindi pa nya alam ang JEJE speak.
2. Her sinigang and nilaga tastes the same.
She cannot tolerate overly sour sinigang broth. That’s why every time she cooks sinigang, she puts very little sinigang mix you can hardly tell if it’s really sinigang. Malalaman mo na lang na sinigang pala because there is labanos in it.
3. Her sentence is full of ANO and KWAN.
Like a typical Pinoy, Ano and Kwan is part of her sentence yet I still understand her.
Nanay: Tumawag pala kanina si ANO, tinanong kung nakakuha ka na ng KWAN.
Sasagot naman ako: Opo, ‘nay :p
4. Nanay is a mastectomy survivor.
Nanay underwent mastectomy 3 years ago. Her right breast was removed because of a malignant tumor but it’s not breast cancer naman. She had a lump in her right breast since we were young but she was too scared to undergo surgery. Later on, I found out that her primary reason why she resisted on having surgery is because there will be no one to take care of me and my brother once she’ll be in the hospital :(….
That’s my Nanay, self-less and loving. She may not show her affection through words, but she shows it by her actions. She is gentle, not the nagger-type. Her unconditional love makes her endearing in so many ways.
This Mother’s Day, it’s time for her to just relax and enjoy. She won’t cook because we’ll take her to Jollibee and have Chickenjoy!!! Did you know that our favorite Jollibee Chickenjoy has a price rollback?
1-piece Chickenjoy with Jolly Spaghetti SOLO is now Php 99 – that’s Php 18 saving
1-piece Chickenjoy with Jolly Spaghetti Value Meal is now Php 109 – savings of Php 13
It’s the perfect time to go to Jollibee because our favorite langhap-sarap pair is made more #ChickenjoyAffordelicious. With only Php 99 per meal, I won’t wait for Sunday to treat my Nanay, she can have Chickenjoy everyday.
Read and watch the #BeedaSiNanay video: The poem I wrote for Nanay in 2006