ESSAY type writing and the likes, ang masasabi kong isa sa pinakaayaw ng aking baby, Alberta Kristea (aka Tea), 11-anyos, grade 6 pupil. May pag-aalinlangan siya sa ganitong uri ng pagsusulat. Bagamat, ginagawa naman niya ang lahat —- at nakikita ko dahil sa magaganda niyang marka – sa mga subject na madalas ay may kasamang essay sa eksaminasyon.
Kapag may takdang-aralin sa essay, kung minsan ay binibigyan ko siya ng ideya pero ayaw na ayaw niyang makikialam ako sa pagsusulat. Halata naman kasi kung hindi gawa ng isang batang estudyante.
Minsan, nabanggit ni Tea na sana, kapag nagsulat siya ay… iyon bang hindi gaano matipohan ng kanyang teacher. Bakit? Sa takot na baka mapili raw siya para sa essay writing contest. Takot na takot siya sa ganitong tipong paligsahan pero sa ibang subject/s, okay lang sa kanya.
Katunayan, ilan/maraming beses na rin siyang nanalo – champion sa spelling bee. To God be the glory.
Pero with God’s grace/s and wisdom, sa nakita ko na nagawa niyang mabago ang lahat – mukhang ang phobia niya sa essay writing ay nalagpasan na niya.
Kamakailan, isang umaga ay pinabasa ni Tea ang kanyang isinulat “The Story of My Life.” Sa school pinagawa at agad na ipinapasa ng guro.
Nang basahin ko, napakasimple lang ng kanyang isinulat – maikli pero malaman at masyadong sensitibo na talagang mula sa kanyang puso. Napaiyak nga ako – hindi ko alam kung sa tuwa pero ang alam ko sa nilalaman nito. Lalo na sa paglalahad hinggil sa kanyang kalusugan.
Mayroon siyang RHEUMATOID ARTHTRITIS ngayon. Now and then, lagi ko siyang dinadala sa doctor. Basahin natin ang kanyang isinulat.
The story of my life
By: Alberta Kristea C. Danguilan
I was born December 15, 2006 and that was when my life started. I was raised by wonderful parents and a loving sister. As a child, I was very shy, I didn’t have that much friends and wasn’t sociable.
While growing up, I learned a lot of new things that help me in improving myself. As I grew up, I think I gained more friends but the shyness still remained inside me.
I am now 11 years old and I think I am living a happy life. With my family, friends, and God by my side, I know everything will be fine.
My family has problems. I often go to the doctor to have checkups. I have rheumatoid arthritis. It hurts my leg when I try to fold it. What I do is just take care of myself properly, take my medicines, and pray to God that someday, I will be okay.
As for my dad, he has sciatica. Its a disease in the longest nerve of the body, the sciatic nerve. He does his exercises (therapy) everyday, takes his medicine, and my dad is slowly recovering. Along with his exercise and medicine, we pray because we know that God will help us through this.
When I grow up, I want to be a doctor. I want to help people in need. I want to be a doctor because I want to help my parents. When I grow up, I also want to be a painter or a musician. If ever I won’t become a doctor, I want to be a veterinarian because I love animals.
I guess I could say I am strong woman but I have weak spots in my heart. Whatever will happen to me in the future, It is God’s will and I should accept it. (30)
Teacher’s comment: Ms. Stephanie Chua, language teacher/DPS Grade 6-Narra adviser…You have such a matured way of thinking. This shows how well you have been brought up by your dad. I’m sure you will become a healthy person, and your dad as well. I can already imagine how great of a person you will be in the field of medicine. Carry on! God loves you.
ni Almar Danguilan