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Written by   713
1 month ago

How's your life now? Do you still remember where you came from? How's life when you were young? Did you become the one you said you want to be when you grow up?

It's funny how life brought us tears and laughter at the same time. It's nice that we learn to wish upon a star and believed that wishes do come true. But one thing is for sure, when we were young all we want is to have a better life. We want to improve. We want to level up!

Did you miss your old house? Was it a nipa house? A house made of wood and tin? Was it small? Do you all live in one room? Do you sleep on the hard floor?

How do you cook your food? With firewood or charcoal?

How do you celebrate your birthday before? With just greetings? With buns with a candle on top? Or it's just an ordinary day, nothing special?

Have you dreamed of eating chocolate or have some sweets? A cake with beautiful icing decoration perhaps?

Have you ever wish to eat in a restaurant? Would eating in a Jollibee make you feel like dining in a 5-Star Restaurant?

What do you always eat when you were young? Did you ever wish for something else because you already had enough of the same dish every day? A fried chicken or pork chop for a change?

These are just some of the things I'm looking back. I'm reminiscing the sweet memories. When I was young and full of wishes that even Genie in the Bottle will give up on me. But life is full of surprises. Some things I didn't wish become a reality and some of what I wish for didn't come true.

But what I love about it is that I know you and I is not in the same place now like we were when we were young. I don't know if I'm making sense here. But evaluate yourself and your life. Where did life bring you?

Did you levelled up? I'm sure you did and your way of life did!

The nipa house is now made of bricks or stones. You're using a gas stove now. Or maybe an electric one, whew! The cakes, sweets and chocolates that you only wish before, now you can buy them anytime you want. Before just Jollibee and now Buffet or Samgyupsal!

Before going to the market (wet and dry) now just add to cart online! Before hard floor, now with foam or mattress soft and comfy! Before ice scramble, dirty ice cream now, Starbucks and Milktea! Before foldingthe fan when it's hot now, just turn on the aircon pay for the electricity. Before you have to go to the computer shop now, you have a laptop!

Before telephone then Nokia, now iPhone, Samsung, Etc! Before walk or commute now, own a car or can pay Uber or taxi! Before we can only afford jewellery made from gumamela or Sampaguita, now gold and silver shining shimmering splendid!

Before we can only play with paper dolls, text, spiders now Nintendo, PSP, Xbox even phones have every game.

It all levelled up. Your expectations levelled up. Your standards levelled up. Your way of life levelled up! Things got better. Your life got better.

It's good to reminisce about how tough the early years were. And how we overcome all the hardships and face all the storm that comes our way. Now, we all just laugh and are proud of ourselves because we didn't give up. Because we didn't lose hope. Because we believed in God. Because we believed in ourselves. That life always has its turns and there's always a sun coming out after a night of darkness. And we're not always down, we go up. And you have to be on balance to stay there and if you fall, just get back up again. That's the drill.

And level up doesn't just mean you have more money, the question is and the most important thing, ARE YOU HAPPY?

I still look back at the life that made me the person I am now. And how beautiful it turns out to be. A simple life does level up in time. It doesn't mean you become rich, it's when you get contented and have enough to live happily. And enough doesn't always just money, it's FAMILY.

Thank you for reading.

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You are correct all that matters is you and also your mental health (state of happiness)

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1 month ago

hehe, I love memories, I wish I could just relive some of them for one day that would be amazing!!

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1 month ago

I don't have to tell you much about my life. I have written many posts that talk about my whole life. And I love the freedom I have now after going through so many hardships in my whole life to reach what I have now, peace and tranquility.

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1 month ago

I'm happy to hear that. ❤

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1 month ago

At the end of the day when you go to bed you realize if what you have done gives you happiness. Then when you have been doing it for several years you will feel that you have reached where you wanted to be. Success to you my dear friend, you are on the right track.

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1 month ago

That's true. And I'm just happy that I'm going to bed with a smile and a grateful heart. Thank you Gertu.

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1 month ago

Our life before are so simple yet we really enjoy it, living in what we have now, I can say it was level up a bit, but still simple life before has a lot of mix memories and emotions:)

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1 month ago

Still level up no matter what:) Good old days. The simple life was great too many good memories more than the bad ones. Still good to look back and reminisce.

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1 month ago

Parang gone are the days to madam..haha.. Oo lahat naman ata nag level up.. My idea na ako ano isusulat 😁

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1 month ago

Madam ano ng naisip mong isulat? 😁

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1 month ago

We live a simple life back then and now that things are levelled up, I still don't forget the good old days. 😊

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1 month ago

And we should not. Sarap balik balikan.

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1 month ago

I prefer the life before, simple yet happy, living in province is the best for me, I can imagine waking up every morning and see the vast land of crops and then animals on farm then I'll start my daily routine. As of now, I'm living on city which life became simple yet expensive, even move had its price, from water to electricity to daily food, everything has its price. I can say that everything became advance, the way we do before change and became more easier due to technology, I was wondering what would be our life in future.

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1 month ago

Yep... life leved up indeed... it may not be in a lot of ways.... but just as being a person is enough and fulfilling

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1 month ago

That's true pati attitude level up to be better! :)

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1 month ago

Level up sis no matter what. Thank you for this. You made my day talaga. Been on my saddest day kahapon then reading this lifted me up 🙂

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1 month ago

While reading, naalala ko ang sitwasyon ng buhay namin noon at kinukumpara ko siya ngayon. May malaking pagbabago na talaga sa buhay namin ngayon. Dati isang malaking pangarap lang ang magkaroon ng handa tuwing birthday at magkaroon ng cake at ice cream sa ibabaw ng mesa. Ngayon kahit anong okasyon ay makabili na kami ng cake at ice cream. Minsan kahit walang okasyon basta bet lang bumili ay makabili na kami.😊 I thank God na naglevel up na ang pamumuhay namin.

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1 month ago

Surly, we levelled up! Everything has changed and better than what it was before. There are so many facilities which we have now as compared to the past,for which we should always be thankful.

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1 month ago

Nag level up na nga ang lahat ngayon pero super duper miss ang dating buhay. Ung hihiga kaming magkakatabi sa banig lang,habang nakahiga ngkukwentuhan hanggang nakakatulog na lang ang bawat is ng di natatapps ang kwento. Ngayon may mga sarili ng kwarto na halos dina ngkikita ob ngkukwentuhan ng personal, halos dina mvkakasabay kumain. Lahat nag level up na nga, ung pagkaing kay sarap ng lasa dahil sa kahoy niluluto kahit sibuyas bawang,kamatis at asin lang ang rekado.

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1 month ago

Yes ma'am everything changes and fully leveled up into the better compared to the past. We have now a high technologies, equipments and facilities. It's easy for now compared to the the past. Like gadgets we can communicate easily even they are working living in the other countries through using it.

Have a blessed Sunday ma'am..🙏😇

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1 month ago

Gone are those days when I play in the rain in my mom's house When I woke up 9am because my mom would have done all the house chores When I always dream is being a big woman how elegant I want to be I really miss those days momma

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1 month ago

We missed those days. Good old days.

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1 month ago

I miss going to river to play and going to farm to pluck fruits Life was fun and sweet when I was with my mom but now am always busy hehehehe 😁 and I can't do all that again as an adult I also miss being stubborn and causing trouble in the neighborhood 🤣 ha I was a very tough girl I have really level up because now am a cool girl

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1 month ago

Hahaha, I hope it is your farm your plucking fruits because I used to get mango from our neighbour's tree and gets into trouble. My arse was sore those days. 😂

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1 month ago

Memories brings back memories. Thinking of the good old times, I always wish I could go back in time😁. But I realize we have to move forward and face reality

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1 month ago

Not contented but happy and thankful, even if I don't say it I am happy within me and wishing to have peace and living a toxic less life

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1 month ago

And that's what matter the most dear!

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1 month ago

God is good. My life is better now, though we struggle financially and in other aspects which is of course given in life. We all have ups and downs. And yes you are right, the most important thing is you are HAPPY.

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1 month ago

This is beautiful, momma. Levelling up to me is about the series of events that led me to where I am... The mistakes made, the lessons learnt and the things I went through to be who I am because what I went through and those I met along the way with the old houses I've lived in shaped me to be who I am. I don't have money...yet but I am happy. Living life, enjoying the little things and helping those that I can... I am not where I want to be but I am not where I used to be, so yes, I levelled up.

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1 month ago

I wish you can make an article with this. Coz you can explain it better and you can use so many beautiful terms that others will surely understand. :)

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1 month ago

Aww...Mama...thank you so much. I am just seeing this and I am so sorry. A busy day. I wrote something close to it today but I will take up the offer to elaborate again. Thank you so much, momma.

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1 month ago

appreciating the good things that we enjoy today because we have gone through the hard part... i am glad we have better means of living now compared before

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1 month ago

A lot of questions to answer Ma'am. Hehe.. Well, ang masasabi ko lang, kahit nag.level up na ang life, huwag naman sana talaga makalimutan ang pinaggalingan. Minsan nakakamiss din yung buhay natin sa nagdaang mga taon, especially nung wala pang technologies, yung mga gadgets. Nakakamiss yung mga panahon na ang mga bata nasa labas ng bahay naglalaro, ngayon kasi, panay cellphone nalang.

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1 month ago

Until now I have so many questions about my life, you are right love to reminiscing from the past. But I love the most was when I was a child a simple family a simple life full of happiness and memories. We are so happy that time, we are also happy now but lots of trials. But of course we gonna face and solve it everyday. Thank you sis for this inspiring articles of yours super relate😍

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1 month ago

Your article always be interesting, I know where I spend my childhood memories and by reading it some memories again came to my mind. Life doesn't remain the same, a lot of things change in life but still look at some level coming soon.

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1 month ago

Thank you. As long as we are moving our life too. :)

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1 month ago

Though my younger days are filled with not so pleasant memories, I still miss some things about it. My friends most especially

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1 month ago

Those we don't really forget no matter how long it has been. 😊

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1 month ago

When we were in our village house always wish that one day my whole family will stay in city area.But now,I badly missed my village house,and the village people who always came to us for spending a good time.My childhood, my life all I am missing. This is called level up in life but still I want to level up in my life.

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1 month ago

You will just keep moving forward no matter how small steps you are making. :)

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1 month ago

Habang binabasa ko po yong articles niyo Ma'am.Naalala ko yong dati naming buhay...Kahit nakatira lang kami sa Nipa house.Ayos lang kasi masaya naman,kompleto ang pamilya..Ang mga magulang at kapatid ko andyan pa.Sobrang namis ko yon..Ngayon sobrang masaya din ako kasi maliban sa mayroon ng sariling pamilya,Madami pa ding nagmamahal at kahit sa simpleng buhay lang ang importante naman po ay yong natupad mo yong pangarap mo sa buhay.Hindi man po lahat basta ang mahalaga po andon yong saya..Tama po kayo Ma'am kahit madami kang pera kung hindi ka naman masaya sa buhay kulang pa din po..Maraming salamat ulit Ma'am sa pag share niyo lagi ng mga magagandang articles.Talaga naman pong nakaka relate ako..godbless po..

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1 month ago

Lahat tayo siguro naransan ang hirap ng buhay. Lalo na kami pero nakakatuwa kasi nakakaraos hanggang sa kaya ng mabuhay ng hindi nagugutom. Kailangan lang tyaga tyaga noon hanggang ngayon.

Maraming salamat po.

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1 month ago

Tama po kayo dapat hanggang may pay pangarap sige lang walang sukuan hanggang sa marating natin ito..

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1 month ago

When I become the person i dream to be, I will sure also have moments looking back at the old me, and smile at how far I've come. I do that from time to time becauae I know there is always change every season.

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1 month ago

Appreciate yourself now. You level up already my dear. 💪

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1 month ago

Thank you so much po. ♥️🤧

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1 month ago

Your article brought back lots of childhood memories for me and I can only be grateful to God for how far he has brought me from then to now.

It is amazing, a lot of things have really changed and it looks like there are still lots of leveling up coming our way.

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1 month ago

Days will get better if you're looking forward to it. :) Oh we love levelling up as we work hard for it. Thank you Dee.

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1 month ago

Change is the only constant in this world and what we only need to seek for change is the change of leveling up and not leveling down. How I remember cooking in a charcoal before that's good old days sitting in front of that charcoal stove to and continuously using a fan to fire it up.

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1 month ago

Haha, that made me cry on younger days. We use wood and some wood is no good for making fire. Oh the rice has been sitting for too long my Mama wasn't happy!

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1 month ago

Your questions above momma made me think a lot about my life. I remember all the tears and happiness life brought me and how it influences me today. Life is never easy since then but I am happy for what I have right now even I am still struggling with a lot. God, I'm crying. I'm sad again hehe.

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1 month ago

You just have to remember you don't stay where you are if you keep moving. Life is challenging but you are tough. I did cry last night while writing that 🤣

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1 month ago

Wahhh, remember that time nong santan ang ginagawang korona, tas ngayon naka headband - hahahaha anodaw. Those good old days na masayang balikan talaga ee 🤩

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1 month ago

Santan yun yon! Hahaha oo Ruffa yan yung korona natin noon kakatuwa. Tuwang tuwa na tayo non pati pronselas. 😁

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1 month ago

I'm in a survival mode since kid.. and just starting blooming even I'm already old 😂.. but still grateful to God that I survived worst experience that I had.

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1 month ago

That's how you do it! Keep surviving till you finally make it. :)

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1 month ago

Will do 💪. Thanks

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1 month ago

We should be grateful and contented with the level we are, because we have definitely levelled up and sometimes we might not even notice. I'm not where I want to be right now but I'm glad I'm not where I used to be ✌️

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1 month ago

Cheers to that! That's what I want to hear! 😍

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1 month ago

Thanks momma 🤗

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1 month ago

Looking back i can say I've also leveled up...things are better now though I sometimes miss the old days too.

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1 month ago

Yes, things get better now. Old days were hard but it's also filled with good memories.

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