"The taming Of the Shrew"..this is one of the comic works of William Shakespeare. But to call my subject "Shrewd" is such an understatement. For me, she's just a girl already learning from experience. I say, "the tamed now being shrewd."
Five years back when i last saw the innnocence in her. She was only 15 then, so young and naive from experience. But she's a different person now. A lot different from whom i've known way back. She has become vibrant, outspoken, and already grown wild. At first, I could not recognize her. Her lips reddish, eyebrows shaven, eyes filled with intensifying color that bring out the soul in her...dressed up like a model. And i must say, she has learned from experience. She looks just like the one i see in magazines grown to be a woman i could have compared to a lioness...unafraid of what lies ahead.
But what fills me with much astonishment is when i find her in a very intriguing character, far from the girl that i once knew. I see her, I have witnessed her dilemma. Getting home from the nightlife activity, walking in zigzag till the wee hour of dawn.. drunk! I'm surprised...i have reached my adult life though encountered being home at dawn but never tried being at our doorstep drunk. Oh!that would be very unfair to compare myself to her. For me she's still a young girl. She should have been sent to school at her age..BUT.
They moved to Manila back in 2001 hoping to find better living. Her parents sent her to the realm of the Japanese at a very young age. She's pretty. She's got all the chance to get there. They faked her document to get an entrance to that place they thought that would save them from poverty. After twice of being sent there, their family realized that everything was temporal. But not her innnocence. Their little girl is already learning from experience. After five years of staying in Manila, they moved back here in Davao. They could not bear the cost of living in Manila. The poor turning into the poorest, rich to richest, frustrated to most frustrated, wild to most wild, wise to wisest...all down to the superlative level. But who's to blame? I'll hold my comment at that. Life is mysterious and full of challenge.
Now i know she's still filled with much questions in her life. Her "guide" as she grown to be a lady seemed to have led her the other way...not that she deserves to have. Well, it would be too blunt for me to say that i put all the blame to the parents. But there's no other way to make it more politically correct. But i know she's not yet totally ruined...she just need a strong grip from what is life...a life that is beautiful for a beautiful person in her just dreaming that she could help save her family from drowning in poverty.
( The girl i m referring is now 20 yrs. old...the same blood runs from our veins coz she is my cousin..)