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When Life only Gives A Choice.
Never say that life is unfair. So many people around us are so overwhelmed with so many choices and chances in front of them while others have to take a choice, like it or not.
Here are some illustration about those who make sacrifices due to having no choices in life.
As the queen of a household, she dreams of staying at home, taking care of it, its household and the people living in it.
As a house wife, she dreams of staying at home, preparing food for her husband and children.
As a mother, she dreams of staying near her children, watching them grow and making sure they are nurtured in a good hands.
As a woman, she dreams of her husband becoming the breadwinner of family and she takes her role as the queen of the household.
Because of the condition, prevailing local value and culture,she has to do this dark-blue collar job.
God, thank You for what you have given, although they are merely dreams...
My wife, children, and other dependence at home.
Don't worry about me. I'll take care of myself. Just pray for my safety so that I can see you again at home and bring you some money to buy food, to pay uour school fees, or just to buy a bottle of ointment to ease my rheumatism.
God, please pour your protection for the safety of my life. I dare to take the risk of my job for one reason I believe: anything good or bad happens only with your consent.
This is the age I'm supposed to retire but that coziness only happens in my dream. Retirement only belongs to those who work for established companies, but me ?
What happens if I don't work ? who'll take care of my life ?
What happens if I get sick ? who will buy me the jamu* to cure my illness since seeing the doctor is out of my reach.
What happens if I don't have money ? who will pay the rented room ?
I'm tired doing this job but I don't have any choice.
* Jamu : traditional herbal medicine taken as the alternative of more expensive prescribed medicine.
I should raise and protect protect my baby from dust, rain, and the sun heat, and a home is what he needs to stay.
I should send him to school for education, and a kindergarten is what he needs to play around with his friends.
Forgive me my boy, mom can't let you stay at home since no one else but me who can take care of you.
Forgive me my boy, mom can't send you to kindergarten since I can't afford the fee.
Forgive me my boy, mom can't do that all since I have to work for us to eat tomorrow.
Forgive me my boy, mom has to involve you facing the harshness of our life.
I don't live in the wild as other monkeys normally do. Forest life is history since now I live with a team of a street opera.
My friends say living in a zoo is even better than in the street like this.What my friends only need to do is just hang around from one tree to others to make the visitors happy.
They don't have to wear a mask to have a funny look nor ride a mini motorcycle to acrobat which are absolutely not my things.
I'm grateful anyway, that I don't have to be in a laboratory cage to be a guinea pig (although I'm a monkey) and sacrificed in the name of science.