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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bayanihan

Last month, our neighbor who helped us in putting up our fence hurt his back.  My husband offered to help him in painting his house free of charge. These photos were taken on the day of my husband and I's wedding anniversary hehehe.  We all came there and helped hubby a little bit.  The kids and I love painting so we had fun.
That's our neighbor, they love kids and EJ and Rylie are their new  eye candies.
EJ tried to  climbed up the ladder to help daddy.
Here's my darling princess diligently working.
After  some painting job, of course it's time to play hehehe.
We were playing peekabo.
I never want to miss their smiles so click click click!

Rylie took shots of me too.
This kind of activity is called Bayanihan in the Philippines.

According to Wikepedia ..

Bayanihan is taken from the root word bayani meaning "hero". Thus, bayanihan means being a hero to one another. As in the classic tradition of carrying a house, each man carries a portion of the weight of the house and in effect, becomes a hero for all the others because he lightens the load for the others. Each man thus becomes a Hero to everyone as all the others become a Hero to him..

The origin of the term bayanihan can be traced from a common tradition in Philippine towns where community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place. The process involves literally carrying the house to its new location. This is done by putting bamboo poles forming a strong frame to lift the stilts from the ground and carrying the whole house with the men positioned at the ends of each pole. A mural by Filipino National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco illustrates the process. The tradition also features a small fiesta hosted by the family to express gratitude to the volunteers.

23 travelers' comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful post today, with your family helping your neighbor who had helped you. That's the way life should be, everyone helping everyone else, but it isn't always that way.
Thank you for sharing your wedding anniversary with your neighbor, and for sharing the day with all of us. And thanks for visiting my blog. I love to have visitors.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

lovely post,s0 sweet to see y0ur family doing our traditi0nal bayanihan!
let!s celebrate life

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos! Happy Anniversary! Your children are adorable!

Carver said...

Great post and so nice to be helping as a family. Your children are beautiful. Happy Anniversary.

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Bayanihan really do exist everywhere. you are lucky to have nice nieghborhood bading and so is your neightbors lucky to have you around. sexy ng badingding ahh

Mommy Liz said...

That's cool. Bakit dito parang walang pakialaman, hehehe! although we don't mind helping...

Beverley Baird said...

What a special post and photos!
Your children are so lovely! What a wonderful thing it is to help others! have a great weekend!

SassyChick said...

Now that's bayanihan in america already...sexy mo naman pala madam!...no need to exercise na...

lina@women's perspectives said...

Bayanihan is very good tradition. I think Indonesian people call it 'Gotong Royong'.

It's really noble that your family still keep and apply it :)
Have a great week end, too...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Good to see people helping each other. Wonderful gesture.

Irene said...

Lovely post ... and thanks for visiting!

Vernz said...

Pinoy lang meron niyan lol... hehehe.. the kids are not working they're playing .. hahaha... is lang bayan siya sa bahay Rose?

Alexander said...

Beautiful butterfly in your first shot. Looks like it was great fun painting the house :)

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Denise said...

Bayanihan, I think that is a wonderful word. You are all definitely hero's to your neighbor. Wonderful post!

Karine said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your pictures with us, it's wonderful that you and your family help your neighbors!

Khaye said...

Cool!!! It's always fun to do things with the family... I love your pictures here! Such a happy family!

Dhemz said...

oh my...you guys are very sweet and helpful...ang babait nyo talaga sis...saludo ako sa Cottrill fam....:)

I notice na parang tumatangkad si Rye...ehehehe! ang saya-saya nang pics....sa anniv pa nyo to ginawa....ehehehe!

burn said...

Wow! what a lovely family... Nice kau jud basta tabang2x ang tanan. Dali ra mahuman..


btw, sis please join my contest..

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♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Looks like a lovely and warm day.

Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch Friday

eden said...

Wow, so sweet of you guys! Great photos as always, Rose.

nuts said...

naiinspire ako lagi sa post mo having a very loving family.. bayanihan do exist.
and... i envy with your sexy body.. :p how i wish ma achieve ko yan.. hihi.
thanks for the photos of your kids smiling.. nakakahawa, you just made my day brighter today!

anney said...

Bait nyo naman! I'm sure so thankful ang neighbor nyo sa ginawa nyong pagtulong sa pag paint ng house nya!

Mel Alarilla said...

Yes, it's wonderful to help your neighbor paint their house since he help John when you were putting up your fence. Bayanihan is something like quid pro quo or, I scratch your back you scratch mine. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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