May 29, 2007

TUYO, TINAPA AND GALUNGGONG

Let me tell you a story. Three construction workers were on top of their half-finished skyscraper. Rrrrring!" the lunch bell sounded, and the three men sat on a steel beam jutting out of the 56th floor with their lunch boxes in hand.

The first guy opens his and groans in exasperation, "Tuyo!" There is not a day that I don't get tuyo for lunch!" He turns to his buddies and announces, "Mark my words. If I still get tuyo tomorrow, I'm going to throw myself from this building."

The second guy opens his lunch box and moans, "Tinapa". Everyday, I get tinapa!" He looks at his friends and declares, "Believe me when I say this. If I get tinapa tomorrow, I'm going to jump and kil! l myself."

The third guy opens his lunch box and it was his turn to despair. "Galunggong" . All I get is galunggong!" I'm telling you, if I still get galunggong tomorrow, I'm going to jump from this building and die."

The next day, the lunch bell rings and all three men are again seated on the 56th floor. The first guy opens his lunch box and starts crying, "Tuyoooooo!" And so he jumps and crashes on the ground.

The second guy opens his lunch box and wails loudly, "Tinapaaaa!" And he also hurls himself off the building and dies.

The third guy opens his lunch box and screams, "Galunggonggggg! " And so he too jumps off the building and splatters on the ground.

Days later, during the funeral of the three men, their three wives embrace and weep together. The first wife cries out, "I didn't know my husband didn't like tuyo anymore! Why didn't he tell me? If only he told me, I would have prepared something else."

The second wife echoes her statement, "Yes! If only I knew, I would have cooked something else, not tinapa!"

The third wife, between sobs, speaks up, "I don't know why my husband killed himself." The two wives look at her curiously.
"Why?"
She went on, "Because ... my husband prepares his own lunch everyday..."

I love this crazy story because it presents a very important truth: all of us prepare our own lunch. If we don't like our jobs, if we don't like the state of our relationships, if! we don't like what's happening to our spiritual lives - we have no one to blame but ourselves. Because God has given us free will. He has given us the power to prepare our own lunch.

If you want to earn more and be free from debt, if you're sick and tired of your bad habits, if we want to put more joy in our marriages, if we want to grow in our relationship with God - then go back to your kitchen and prepare yourself another dish. Because you design your own future. You create your own destiny. Ask yourself what kind of future do you want to have? What kind of life? What kind of eternity? You decide.

18 comments:

Lanie G said...

This is silly story Vick ngano man pod tawon ambak man sila sa building it beacause toyo, tinapa or galunggong ilang sud-an maayo gani kay naa sud-an kay sa wala.. grabe ang tawo no dili masatisfied kung unsa ang naa sa ilaa.. this is a great lesson to everyone.. dili ta mangambak kung balik balik atong gika-on or etc.. have a great week ninyo upat Vick. tc

Lanie G said...

This is silly story Vick ngano man pod tawon ambak man sila sa building it beacause toyo, tinapa or galunggong ilang sud-an maayo gani kay naa sud-an kay sa wala.. grabe ang tawo no dili masatisfied kung unsa ang naa sa ilaa.. this is a great lesson to everyone.. dili ta mangambak kung balik balik atong gika-on or etc.. have a great week ninyo upat Vick. tc

Malou said...

Ka buang ngano ambak man sa building na tuyo or tinapa galunggong sud-an ... kana mga tawo walay utok.......maynalang kaysa wala sud-an lipay man gani ta naa bulad, hay tawo gyod porti gamay lobot.......

Diay oi tawa baya ko sa imo tag imo gyod diay giingnnan si Kim hahahaha, kanindot god ana oi, sigi ingna pod si neta ha......... anha dayon ko oy, lupad dayon ko oy basta kaon hahahahahaha

Darlene said...

Hahahahahaha this is funny manay.
I'ved read this somwhere already but this is funny story though.Love the humor of this one.
Mostly people doesn't have satisfaction.
Godbless & happy tuesday!

tina said...

so true. we were given free will and we have no one to blame but ourselves. everything that happens into our lives are the result of our choices. nice story ... :)

ann said...

What a nice reflection to the story. Madalas nga kasi yung mga pagkakamali natin ay sinisisi sa iba wherein tayo rin naman ang may gawa.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Vicki. Thanks for sharing this nice story. It seems funny at first but I like the deeper meaning behind it.

SexyMom said...

the story is silly but it holds meaning, a deep one, if we look at it. more so, there is truth to the analysis--God has given us intelligence to mold our lives.

but sometimes i cannot help but ask--there are so many poor people out there, others seem to be desperate, that no matter what they do, they cannot make a difference. they remain poor and in misery.

ghee said...

i love the moral lesson of this story...we all prepare our own dishes,we make our paths,we have choices which is the road to take.some are successful,but others are not...and the desperative part is:other people struggle so hard,and yet,they can`t just survive it well..
destiny rin kaya?

but a strong person should not wait for the things to happen,he/she makes it real.

thanx for sharing this,VK my dear...

ladyracs said...

Hahahah, very funny and silly, love the deeper meaning of it too. Yes sometimes ato gyud i blame ang uban sa atong mag mali, pwede man unta to sila mag exchange pud, mas lingaw pa noon... Thanks fro sharing dae VK, happy WEDNESDAY dinha nimo...

peter said...

i like the story!
it presents a simple truth that everyone of us is entitled to make his/her own future... it is our prerogative if we want to make it bad/ good

Have a nice day!

Lolli said...

Indeed, very nice story naa juy lesson.

Kalami atong tuyo hehhehe

Bon kadagko ba sa imong fonts ngari hehehhe mura kog nag gamit ug magnifying glas tungod sa kadagko hehhee

MariK said...

Dear Vicky,I really love the moral of the story here. It is so very very TRUE. One of my favorite quotes that I have in my office is "We are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls." Thanks for visiting my place Vick. I went to look at Kims confirmation link you gave me. I enjoyed looking at your pics. Have a great week my dear...

KC said...

hahahahahhaha........ni-ambak nuon ....lols...why man?

salamat sa pagpa himuot nako Vikai...

Mari said...

Let me try again. Something happened to my comment, it won't go through, there was an error.

Mari said...

Yeah, that one worked. As I was saying...

Now I'm lost...hi hi hi.

Yes, we prepare our own lunch, thus we prepare for our own future. If we don't strive we stagnate.

chase said...

I love the story and actually your explaination makes sense as well. Anyway, ate I got your mail and I am very very thankful! You are sooo sweet!

rHo said...

i love the moral of the story!! kung ano man ang nangyayari sa atin sa ngayon, it's because we choose to be like that! walang dapat sisihin kung hindi ang sarili natin!

thanks for sharing te...