By Winnie Abella Pranada
Bangued, Abra. The year 2012 is winding to an end. It’s almost as always we start asking ourselves, what we want for this holidays – What do we wish for. A wish can be as simple as “I want to be happy” (ditch your BF who treats you like trash) or as loafty as “I want to end World Hunger” (ban super-size portions). There’s nothing wrong with wishing. Wishes express our hopes, desires and dreams and who knows it may come true.
We asked random Abrenians one question: “If there’s one thing you wish this Christmas, what would it be?”
Here’s what they say:
REX BONA, 18, single, Working Student, Waiter
I wish to be with my sister this Christmas. I really miss her so much. I haven’t seen her for almost 12 years because she is in Negros Oriental. We don’t have any communication; we don’t even know if she is alright. Seeing her would be my best Christmas ever.
DAPHNE CLAIRE BOBILA, 20, Single, SK Chairman, Graduating Student
World peace, because for me this is very essential for all of us. We are already traumatized by wars and dangers. Maybe it’s time to unite again and live in this world with peaceful mind, heart and thoughts.
MIKKE VALDEZ BOBITA, 20, Single, Saleslady
I wish to have our own house. I would like to experience sleeping at night peacefully without thinking that any day we are going move to again.
GLENNIS BELLO, 29, Single Mom, Clerk
Good health is all I wish for. I can be happy as long as my family is in good health especially my one and only baby.
RODEL BUSTARGA, 25, Single, Student.
I wish for good health. I need to be healthy to be able to reach my goals and dreams.
JELLY NOCUS ISAO, 17, Single, Student
Since I was a child I’ve been wishing to have a happy and prosperous Christmas without alcohol. Every Christmas my father would get drunk and goes to bed. Alcohol always ruins our Christmas and I feel so incomplete. I really wish it will be happy this year specially for my father.
JENNY FABRIGA, 18, Domestic Partner, Housekeeper
I wish I could be with my baby Angelo on Christmas. He died when he was only 2 months old. I wish he is still alive. I am still happy because I know in my heart that Angelo is now with heavenly father. I am sure God has a better plan for me and my family.
GERALD C. VALERA, 36, married, Barangay Council Member
Too many to mention but my very wish for this coming Christmas is hear the word “positive” from my wife. I really want to have a baby that will call me daddy.
DOM JONES ACNAM, 19, Single, Student
I wish that our Christmas this year would be just like our Christmas before, where all family members are present with peaceful heart and mind. This time though, I want to celebrate my Christmas with my girlfriend together with my family. I want her to meet my whole family members to prove to her how much I love her.
GAYLORD ADAME, 33, Single, looking for a job
My wish is to pass my mechanical engineering board examination and to help my family financially.
To our respondents, we thank you for your answers. We certainly hope all your wishes will come through. What about you Abrenians, what do you wish? (WAP/EGB).
Who do you think has the best wish? Let us know and we will send a prize to our respondent who get’s your nod – SysOp
I like the wish of Jelly Nocus Isao……
I agree Jelly’s wish is so heartwarming. Gerald’s wish came in second for me…i admire guys who love children.
mikke valdez bobila deserves to be granted with her wish,to end her agony and humitheliation of being evicted,the mental torture that comes,not knowing when the sword of damocles will fall,the anguish of being seperated from her friends and the consequence of moving to a new environment which she must learn to blend and cope up to any hostility which might emerge from their intrusion
Mikke V. Bobita deserves to be granted her wish, everyb0dy dEserves to have their own h0uses.. also with Jelly N. Isao so t0ucHing, heartwarming!! she just want to celebrate her Christmas with her father..
wish……. then work hard for it
I vote for Jelly
I will go for JERALD VALERA, kayam dayta lakay, pagbakasyonem ni kabagyan ta agovertime kayo… sigurado “POSITIVE” ti resulta na ubbing kay pay…….=:)
God s good Jerald V received already his wish. He had now 2 wonderful kids. In fact he has brought withh him in d US. While everyone is entitled for his personal wish, all these wshes r actually wonderful, but if I were to have one, I wish that peace n joy reign this xmas n Abra n throughout the coming whole yr.
I wish a new leader will emerge for Abra. I am tired of the same personalities running our province.
i go for rex bona….i feel the very same way…my sister was away with us when shes only 4 years of age,juz bec. of freakin family problem and also we grow up with in a broken family….i was crying wishing for her to return…..our mother died without even seeing our little sister that s her only wish before she died, the worst part of it is its just 1 week, a damn 1 week before christmas when her body give up and died….now my little sister is now a grown up shes 20 years of age,but on the contratry when she graduated in college we are there and that was the only the very first day that i saw her and we both cry for GOD’s sake after how so many loooooooong years i saw my little sister…….dont lost hope rex bona soon youll see your sister just pray GOD is good……. i hope your wish come true
i vote for Jelly Nocus Isao! naimpapuswan jy wish na.. kasta t usto!! Makarelate nk djy kenni Mikke Bobita ta ksta kam pay mt. Awan kabukudan mi a balay.
ay sori Mikke Bobila gayam..
Most of us were using his own strength or understanding to be able to succeed with his plans/wishes but most of the time ending up disappointed because the one in Control has a better plan especially for the righteous ones. Maybe and maybe, by making a difference will mightily push our luck, so, why don’t we start joining to any mission with a good purpose like the “Eye in the Sky”? God knows what’s in your heart or what you are thinking and HE judges and rewards according to your deeds, ways, or conducts.
Merry 2012 X’mas and I fervently wish and pray that all your wishes will come true this time. All of you will deserve it because of the goodness of your heart which evidently felt through the sincerity of your wordings or concerns for them, although and the solid truth that they are not even your loved ones.
my heart bleeds for mikke bobita. I can feel her agony,the pain and terror grasping her psyche,so i do wish and pray that on this christmas,god will grant her wish not only for her,BUT FOR HER KID !!!!
We Promised to give a small gift to who ever has the best wish in this exclusive story. Who ever gets the most vote will receive a $50.00 cash from abrenian.com You can cast your vote byleave a comment on this story. Only 1 vote per user will be counted. Voting will end on December 7, 2012. Happy Holidays Abrenians!
Vote for Jelly Isao’s wish.
I vote for jelly Isao’s wish.
I vote for Jelly, her wish is so simple yet very touching. It is also a wish that delivers a strong message that alcohol abuse by one member can lead to a dysfunctional family.
i wish for JELLY ISAO’s wish ..
my pleasure to vote for JELLY’s wish :))
nakla tumaki sako sungbatan.wen mayat amin wish da.wish laeng met.
i go for Jelly Isao’s wish. Mayat sikayo.
i vote for jelly isao’s wish..
I go for JELLY.
i vote for jelly isao.
Voting is closed. Everyone agrees that our winner is, 17 year old student, JELLY NOCUS ISAO. Jelly will receive $50.00 from abrenian.com. Congratulations Jelly, we hope that your wish for this holidays will come true.