My son Brandon showed this to me. He says on the first day of school this year, he was tasked to speak about gender equality. He failed with a “believable” score of 50 something out of 100. At his speaking test last week, he finally got the nod of his teacher.
“I love my life. There is nothing I can ask for. I do everything with life and passion. I ride my bike like there is no tomorrow, I mingle with my love ones like time is gonna run out and no one can ever change that. I don’t really know what I love doing ‘coz it’s my nature to do everything, to always try something new, but I know that if my family supports me on something, a love is created within me and that thing because I am happy that way, I am happy pleasing other people. I realized that you feel love when you’re happy.”
I’d love to share with you special moments with Brandon. He is a “special child”. He started driving at 2. He started competing against professional off-roaders at 9. At one race he competed in, he handled his 4×4 jeep with one hand ‘coz his left arm was in a cast. He’s left-handed, by the way. Aside from his passion at the wheel, he got a 99 grade in Math in grade one. He was able to enter the Science Class at the Ilocos Norte National High School as a scholar. When he was younger, he wanted to be a pilot. After a year, he wanted to take up Robotics. Only recently, he wants to be a mechanical engineer. I don’t know how he is able to shape a life that is seemingly bursting with animation. And I don’t know he writes good stuff that inspires. I am inspired.