Unplugged Sunday

It’s Unplugged Sunday again. If you’re reading my blog for the first time, this is a scheduled post, meaning I made it last night but had it wired to publish today (isn’t technology wonderful?).  In other words, I’m offline today and will resume regular programming tomorrow.

It’s been a hectic week and I was surprised I managed to post regularly and hit my goal for a daily post. I just wished I could fix the time zone thing with my PC. To get the right date on my PC (for my location) I need to set it in the US EST zone. The problem is when I hit publish for today WP sets it for the day before. When I look at the Recent Posts I see I published twice on one day when it was actually the other day for me. Strange. I’m sure there’s a solution I just haven’t figured it out yet.

Going back, I unplug to give more “downtime” to myself and the family. It’s hard to do that when the PC is on 🙂

For today, I would like to share a special song by Freddie Aguilar. It’s a Filipino song called “Anak” which means “child” in English. I can’t remember when I first hear it. I do remember that I didn’t want to be the rebellious child it described. Of course, little did I know that I would actually become that. Out of the grace of God I was able to get back on my feet and learned to love and cherish my parents all the more.

This is the English version. It sounds like Freddie Aguilar himself, I’m not sure but almost all the English translations that seemed like the “original voice” sound like it:

Here’s the lyrics (translated into English)

When you were born into this world
Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled
Dream come true
The answer to their prayers

You were to them a special child
Gave ’em joy every time you smiled
Each time you cried
They’re at your side to care

Child, you don’t know
You’ll never know how far they’d go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it’s true
They’d die for you, if they must, to see you here

How many seasons came and went
So many years have now been spent
For time ran fast
And now at last you’re strong

Now what has gotten over you
You seem to hate your parents too
Do speak out your mind
Why do you find them wrong

Child you don’t know
You’ll never know how far they’d go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it’s true
They’d die for you, if they must, to see you near

And now your path has gone astray
Child you ain’t sure what to do or say
You’re so alone
No friends are on your side

And child you now break down in tears
Let them drive away your fears
Where must you go
Their arms stay open wide

Child you don’t know
You’ll never know how far they’d go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through
And God it’s true
They’d die for you, if they must, to see you here

Child you don’t know
You’ll never know how far they’d go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it’s true
They’d die for you, if they must, to see you here

Oh, and Kung Hei Fat Choi to all my Chinese friends and those who celebrate the Chinese New Year. A prosperous Year of the Snake to you!

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