On February 10, 2017, my husband did a wonderful job removing the snow in our block with his brand new snowblower. He does this for free, no remuneration, declined all help including gas money.
He is such a perfectionist, he tried to remove the snow left remaining in our long driveway. Lo and behold, slipped and fell.
He is too stubborn, took a cane and still walked limping. He was in so much pain, that, we went to the ER and was sent home after a few hours. However, we were called back for a CT scan to confirm an occult fracture. It was confirmed, long story short, he had a hip surgery to put 3 screws in. It was uneventful, he was back home after a few days and started home rehabilitation.
This is all the same as what I am doing for the Philippines. All I want is to help propagate critical thinking and humanism/atheism since 2010. All I got was being bullied on line, I was called nasty names and worse, ” backstabbed” several times again and again. These pinoys do not even know how to apologize even if they were proved wrong. They defend themselves by spreading fabricated lies about me over and over again. These pinoys are pathological liars, scumbags, miserable, arrogant assholes, mostly jobless and no pot to pee.
Truth be told, I have spent > $ 50,000 USD, since 2010, just doing this activism . All funds coming from my pockets -my hard-earned money, from my own sweat, blood, and tears.
Still, nothing is good enough for these pinoys. I am trying to make sense of all of these. But, I failed. I cannot lead them to where I want them to be. Although, humanism is growing, I am tired already. I do not want to continue this process anymore. I have given enough of myself to them. I need to take care of my husband and myself.
I am an expatriate, I will not even retire in the Philippines. It is just another tourist destination for me. My husband and I will continue to travel around the world: the Philippines could be forgotten soon enough, but, not my family.