Monthly Archives: March 2014

On Leave – On Work

Another post from Eena:



I was recently on leave for two days. On the first day, Ryx and I had to hang out at the office for an hour or so while waiting for my schedule to go somewhere. In case people came to see me for official business, I printed a sign “ON LEAVE” and placed it on my table. Of course, he asked what it meant, so I explained it to him.

The following day, I didn’t go the Office at all, but Ryx and Dida dropped by there to get something. When I reported back for work, I was amused to see that a sign was still on my table, but this time, it was a handwritten one that read “ON WORK.”


Turns out that it was the handiwork of Ryx who had written “On Work” on the other side of the sign “On Leave” I made.



No… the title has nothing to do with the movie starred my megastar and juday if i am not mistaken. The title just refers to my two sons. 🙂

I will share to you also Eena’s (that’s my wife, for the new followers) thoughts about the picture. Here it is:

This picture tugs at my heartstrings….My boys look so serene. It’s so touching to see Zyk trustingly holding on to his Kuya’s arm while they seem to be looking at something far away.(I already forgot what they were gazing at.)

If only they are always this way, together hanging out peacefully. But then again, maybe all those times that they fight and bicker over every small thing, make this picture more precious. (I can just hear their chorused protestations: Akô ni, akô ni!! Ako diha, ako diha! Bad ka Zyk, bad ka Kuya! Then they usually both end up crying at the top of their lungs…) Because somehow this image tells me that despite all the spats they have, at the end of the day, they are brothers. And that when they are not at each other’s throats (usually figuratively only, although on rare occasions, this could be literal!), they are the best of friends, and they have a blast playing their games together. (“Diha daw imong kampo Zyk, ako pud diri.”) My only hope and prayer is that when they grow up, they will always look back to these times when they were still small boys, and wherever life may bring them, may they always be there for each other.

This captured moment also makes me realize that children really are just reflections of the more complicated aspects of life. Sometimes life seems to be in a constant turmoil. But then again, the hardships makes me appreciate the goods times even more, and the cliché that there is always a rainbow after the rain, rings truer than ever. Maybe if grown ups can just be more like children, life’s “downs” will be easier to endure, because holding on means that there are always the “ups” just waiting at the next bend.