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Pagsamo means the act of pleading. When I read this, I immediately thought of that old saying, “Better to ask forgiveness than to beg permission.” Even though I never once heard my father utter those words, it was apparent that he held that belief. He would often do things that could possibly get him into trouble and then act as if he had no idea what went wrong,
I recall once we were visiting Arlington National Cemetery and we approached a flag pole that was behind a chain that was very clearly meant to keep people away from the flagpole. At the base of the flagpole was a plaque that my father wanted to read.
Clearly my father was not meant to cross that chain, but he wanted to know what the plaque said, so he crossed it anyway.
Seconds later, two MPs roared up in a jeep and skidded to a halt. They approached my father, who was at the base of the flagpole reading the plaque. My father calmly looked up at the MPs and asked, "Y’all havin’ a funeral?"
The MPs stood at attention and said together, “Yes, sir.” They lowered the flag to half-mast and went back to their jeep.
Me and the rest of the family were scared to death, but my father did not bat an eye.
This July 15th, in honor of our angel baby Dorian’s 23rd birthday in heaven, we will be giving all of our books away free. Please download and read these books. We have had to change the way we make money here since I suffered three strokes back in May. We no longer sell Avon door-to door, but you can still buy it on our website . You can also help us by purchasing things from our Etsy store
You can help us by downloading our books free. Then, read them. Every quarter, Amazon has a contest to determine which 100 authors in the United States have the most pages read. If we make it into the top 100, we will share a part in a pool of money Amazon sets aside for the top 100 authors.
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These words and these photos are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled
“36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.