I'm on an Eric Benet tip...and I found this song on youtube that I never heard before but I like it :)
I cried today. I can't see you in this way- to see you hurting and knowing I can't do anything to help.
I absolutely love this song! I love the message it sends and the feeling I get every time I hear it. It only makes me think of one thing...
From Pasig to Manila, into the melting pot of America,
She walked and graced her presence into the world.
Age seventeen, tender and young,
She wed and bore ten precious children,
Only to suffer and grieve from losing three of her eldest gifts.
Fast forward to the 70’s…
Her world turned upside down, inside out
For the first time since the American couple wanted her as their own for money,
The cold harsh reality of Virginia’s winds finally hit her elderly body
And just the coldest winter called for it,
She put on a coat,
Made of courage, strength, and bravery
And with her pious Catholic faith and devotion,
She continues to fight for her family,
Coat off, because today is her reality.
She is the foundation of our family.
From Manila, to Bangkok, to Japan
A housewife to an OFW…an overseas Filipina worker
Cooking her way for money into a foreign land
Only to assist those who ones oppressed her,
The white elderly-
For money into the melting pot of America,
Where our presence causes bloods to boil
Like the sinigang na baboy she slaves so hard for
Because she, like her feminine “mother”, being a women, is shackled to the grounds of the kitchen
Only to be sold to the bedrooms of pitiful, paternalistic, pussy-hungry swines
As a mistress to masculine America.
However…resilience, intelligence, and beauty-
That is she.
Like my home, my mother country,
She is the rick that keeps me steady.
St. Paul College to Chula Vista High to UCSD.
I am not a sexual commodity to be sold for currency
That wont even go to me to take care of my family!
I am open to my sexuality
But pardon me if you believe that you can seduce me & sex me for money…
I am not a gold digging mail order bride for a white man nor his wealth
So don’t expect my beauty to rot and be chunky
Like a possible “husband” I would supposedly marry for his money
Shit, how dare YOU have the audacity?!
So don’t expect me to give you head
Because you got a hundred dollar bill waiting on your bed
Or speak a language with such an accent- or so you said.
Cuz unlike Lil Wayne’s lyrics,
I do have a good head game
Because my brain aint the same--- as yours.
I am lifted, my mental capacity is shifted
Because I come from a generation of women who are gifted.
My knowledge is my power,
Bright enough to empower myself
From having to surrender to your sexual candor
I am the light that shines brightly
To live the life of my family’s legacy
http://www.miauk.com/http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1637769/20100426/mia__4_.jhtml[Here's the link to the video & the article]
stop thinking. feel. and not the kind of feel like you feel happy when that person is around. if it feels right.
because choosing to pursue, or in most girls cases, to be pursued is a very important decision
it's a game, but it's a worthless game if it doesnt involve the right players
because although it's a game, you're both supposed to win
whenever you find yourself thinking too much, STOP
and feel the situation
and go with what FEELS right
not what you THINK is right
Check her out for and see for yourself!
[2010 Honda Civic LX: 041810]
Good things come to those who wait :)