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Mother’s Day is an event that is celebrated to honour, love and respect our mothers globally. It is usually celebrated on the second Sunday of the month May. Although in many countries it is celebrated in Ferbruary, March and April as well.
A Mother is that woman who gives birth to us, raises us, listens to us, smiles at us and tells us that it is okay every time there is something wrong; gives us breakfast, makes dinner for us, listens to us when we yell at her telling her that we want something better to eat, pats our backs when we don’t get the first place in our class and tells us that we did great anyway, buys good clothes for us. In short she is always there for us and wants what is best for us because she knows us more than anyone else in this world.
Without moms we would be nothing. She is our best friend when we need one. She is a good listener when we need someone to talk to. She has our back when other people stab it. She is one in a million.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people,
promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan
To mothers all over the world: Happy Mother’s Day! You deserve not just one day but all 365 days of our lives. Because you dedicate yours to your children.
To mothers all over the world: May you all smile because your children give you reasons to. Just like you give us a reason to smile each time we look at you and are relieved that you are there.
To mothers all over the world: Thank you.
Written by: Amna Javed
The Tagalog language is spoken in the Republic of the Philippines. It is one of the primary languages of the Filipino culture. Its prominence has let it to also be referred to as Filipino. While the Tagalog language has existed for several years, the country adopted the more common name to increase its acceptance among other Filipino individuals.
Here are some tagalog words/expression:
- Kamusta? – How are you?
- Nakakain ka na ba? – Have you eaten already?
- Bababa ba? – Going down? [in elevator]
- Oo – Yes
- Hindi – No
- Mahal ba to? – Is this expensive?
- Anong pangalan mo? – What is your name?
- Ilang taon ka na? – How old are you?
- Magandang Umaga! – Good Morning!
- Magandang Gabi – Good Evening!
- Mahal kita – I Love You!
- Mahal din kita – I love you too.
In the Japanese and Chinese culture there are specific terms for the family members. We Filipinos also have that.
- Tatay – Father
- Nanay – Mother
- Ate – Older sister/s
- Kuya – Older Brother/s
- Lolo – Grand father
- Lola – Grand mother
- Tito – Uncle
- TIta – Aunt
Paalam also means Good bye! and Ingat also means Take care!
Written by: Celina Olidan