Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Don't Compare, Be Unique

At last, I now have a valid reason why I should share this(letter):

Back in our high school, it has been a yearly tradition for senior students to have a retreat/recollection—commonly done in Catholic schoolsheld in Tagaytay. It is one of our school's non-academic activities that mainly focuses in enriching our relationships with our Almighty God, a meditation too.

And so last two days, while looking at my personal things I kept on my own memories' bag, I saw this letter—written by my mother back in high school—when we had our class retreat.

And the letter says: (Dated March 14, 2006)

To Kier,

Siguro ang saya-saya mo ngayon. Alam mo natutuwa ako sa iyo dahil mabait ka at marunong pa. Sana ipagpatuloy mo ang mga naumpisahan mo. Matupad mo ang mga pangarap mo. Lahat ng hirap na nararanasan natin may kapalit yan. Isa lang ang gusto namin ng Papa mo, maging mabuti kayong anak at matapos ninyo ang inyong pag-aaral. Wag kayong makakalimot sa Diyos. Basta Kier, ikaw parin ang The Best para sa amin lahat. I Love You. Ang korni mo. Miss ka na agad ni Honey, Mia at Ly-ai.

Mama & Papa

Isn't it touching?

Aww, It's already been five years.

If you only knew.. This really made me cry when I read this at the corner of the activity area—while seeing my classmates crying too in front of their letters.

And just yesterday afternoon, when I answered a phone call from my former class adviser, she advised me to tell our parents to write a letter to be given to Mia(my younger sister)—who's also studying with the same school. It must be secretly made and passed to them before 10 this morning.

Being the one assigned, I decided to make this letter more special, appealing, and most especially, unique from her classmates'. I searched something that will make my sister interested, and found this brown scrapbook-like notebook from her personal stuffs kept under our parents' bed.

I told our parents and ate to quietly write something for Mia, and signed at the back of it.


I used a tagline: "Mia, The World Traveller" since she's really wanting to be a Flight Attendant someday.

I also wrote different quotable lines I collected from texts I received years ago.
Text quotes I transferred to my organizer.

Cut and pasted different robotics designs and any travel-related things—like NAIA—from our old-edition magazines.

*Umiral na naman ang aking pagiging Creative.. hehe

And the finish product..
A line from one of the quotes: Don't compare, be unique.

The Final say

With this kind of creativeness, I wanted to show her how special she is to us. ☺

To Mia: Put God in everything you do & Enjoy being a teen.


  1. aaawww!

    i can so relate to this. may ganyan din kasi kami nung highschool kami and pareho tayong tinago at hanggang ngayon buhay pa din ang mga reco letters.

    this is not so real, kasi ako din 1 time nagbasa nung binigay sa akin ni mommy tas naiyak din ako.

    oh my gosh.. i think we have this connection. hahaha!

    teka! san ka ba nag high school?

    1. wow! I studied in Mother Theresa School here in Cavite. thanks for following btw.

  2. How nice you touched my heart so i am sure you will touch hers! God Bless and keep up the studies!

  3. That's wonderful. You touch me deep inside.
    Thanks Kier.
    God Bless you and your family my friend.


  4. @All Am I really touched your hearts? wow! thanks for these comments!