REPOST: From TV Patrol episode (Sept. 25, 2011), at 02:55 of clip: ” Pangarap ni Wena na maging isang physical therapist. Pero dahil sa kakulangan ng pera nagdesisyon itong mag-training sa TESDA (sa kursong) PINAKALAMAPIT SA PT, ETO AY ANG PANGHIHILOT”- Jasmine Romero
Responsible Journalism entails thorough RESEARCH before writing the news story. Media people should always consider the amount of influence they have to the viewing public. Such irresponsible and baseless statements strengthens the already existing notion that physical therapists are equivalent to manghihilot. If only the researcher, the segment producer, the news writer and editor, did their job correctly, then most probably they wouldn’t make such a degrading statement against the Physical Therapy profession. I condemn discrimination against Physical Therapists. And I stand up against this irresponsible statement.
Well not actually the first time to meet them. But twas the first to have lunch with his whole family at their place. They even had to take out chicken at kfc because I’m allergic to shrimps! :c suck. They were the most accommodating and hospitable people I’ve ever met. There were not much awkward silence (thanks to the raindrops falling on their roof :>) I’ve always envied his family just by hearing his stories. And you know what sucks? Is that I know he will never feel the same way with my family. But don’t get me wrong, my family is nice too. But probably not as nice as his.
His mom tour me around their house. It’s really a beautiful place. Not as big as I expected, but nicer, cozier and homier. :) He even played some piano pieces for me. My favorite would be Never Say Never by The Fray. We also played wii sports… tennis, bowling, baseball and boxing! Gaaad. My biceps and traps are killing me now.
Before I went home, his mom gave me chocolates to take home. She even kept on thanking when in fact I should be the one thanking her for being so nice. It went well all in all. It was really a joy meeting them. I feel so grateful.