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The Pursuit of HAPPYness

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It was only when I search this film in Google that I came to know, there exist a compelling movie which premiered in 2006 earning $27 million on its first week, grossing a total of more than $304 million in box office and accounted an additional $89 million in revenue sales of DVD in 2007 and I only got the chance to watch it on TV under HBO channel with my two kids together with our house help for almost five years, Bebeth who seemed to appreciate it as well. Pye who's more of an action/detective aficionado preferred to be in bed early.

I was teary-eyed... emotive. Where is happiness if you are left homeless? Where is comfort if you are left with an empty pocket?


Even in subway restrooms, in buses or in the streets... just to shelter his son.

Even up to the last cent... just to feed him.

Even in the streets... just walking with him.

Even it takes a dream to make his son believe.

Even if he knows that dreaming is a struggle... an ordeal.

Even if life for his son means sleeping…

Huling Kabanata

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Napapad kung saan
ang tanging pangarap ko.
Tinangay ng hangin
tinaboy sa malayo.
Nasaktan ang damdamin
takot nang mabigo.
Natitirang pag-asa'y
bigla pang naglaho.




Ilang beses nang bumuo ng isang kastilyo.
Inakalang matatag
matibay ang pagkakatayo.
Nadaanan lamang
ng mahinang bagyo,
nabuwal ang haligi't
kisap-mata'y gumuho.




Kailan ba matatapos
matagal na paghihintay?
May dahilan pa kaya
ang magtiwala ng tunay?
Matatagpuan pa kaya
ang tinakdang kaugnay
nitong pusong sadyang
nawalan nang malay.



(Photos from the web)