Hindi tayo nagiisa… Pati sa Xmen may laban ang equality!

MAHABA TOH SO WARNING. hahhaa!

I’m sure iniisip nyo equality between humans and mutants… keri narin but we will go deeper.

I don’t know if you guys would remember, but I told you na addict ako sa comics. Yes, I love Xmen even before the cartoons and the movies. I have a disc copy from XMEN 1 to 2010 sa computer ko. I would research the simple ganaps such as sino ang mudak ni Night Crawler (Si Mystique yun na never pinakita ata sa movie), sino mga anak ni Magneto, mga alternate dimension and worlds, and much more.

For me kasi it’s like history telling with bonggang super powers. I trace back each character’s family and and their powers (yes, parang yung mga mahilig tapusin ang Tekken or Street Fighter para malaman yung story ng characters). I’ve had this addiction of Xmen for years. Mahabang usapan sya but minsan kwekwentohan ko kayo.

But now, I learned something bongga while having coffee with friends. Our friend na si CHUCK GOMEZ is a teacher in Greek Mythology. Bongga syang teacher and bongga sya magkwento kasi pagnagkwekwento sya ng mythology parang kapitbahay nya lang or chizmiz lang sa kanto kaya ang daling intindihin. Like kanina nagkwento sya about Paris and the golden apple cheneler. Minsan ko na kwekwento din yan sa inyo. So anyways, since nandun na kami sa mga Gods and Goddesses, d na nalayo ang super heroes. So best in participation ako at excited akong nagsabi na mahilig ako sa Xmen.

So dito, magstart ang lesson of the day ko. Chuck told me na…”Ay. confirmed. Bakla ka talaga Divine. Pusong Bakla ka talaga.” So I quickly said na alam ko naman yun but anong connection nun sa Xmen? Dahil ba EXmen (dating men? haha!). He then explained to me that Stan Lee really started Xmen as a political and social activism for people who are oppressed, discriminated, in short mga inaapi. And he even quoted a statement from Night Crawler nung 1970s or 80s ata. (andyan yan sa baba.. chill lang kayo)

For those na hindi na brief kay Night Crawler. He is one of the XMEN na medyo scary looking. Depicted as a monster or creature. In short, hindi sya Wolverine or Cyclops na PAPA-ble.

Night Crawler once said that “I’ve spent my whole life fighting to be accepted as I am, to be judged by my deeds instead of my looks” -Xmen172 198

Mga teh, this is a very powerful statement. I know a lot of you guys would always ask me questions about how minsan na-judge kayo about how you look, or paano ba matangal yung peklat kasi baka kutchahin kayo, or mga ganung ganap. Just like how night crawler has this plea, eto yung pinaglalaban natin. This whole fight with equality is about how we want people to see us for the goodness of our hearts, us as people and not the labels that are placed on our heads. Yung labels na babae, lalake, becky, black, white, mataba, mapayat, maliit, matangkad. In general, lahat naman tayo iba iba, but these differences make us special. These differences should not be the basis of who we are. This should not be the weighing scale of a person’s worth. As I said in my past articles, in the end we are all human. One size fits all yang label na yan. HUMAN. Lahat tayo humihinga, lahat tayo may taning. And sa taning na binigay satin, it should be our heart that should be weighed, and the goodness that we share during our life that matters. As much as what night crawler said as a plea to others, let this be a plea to ourselves. It should start from us. Let us view ourselves sa kagandahan natin sa loob. And kung keri natin achieve yan, mas easier natin mapreach sa iba yan. Wag na kayong mahiya, alam nyo ano ang mabuting nagawa nyo. Be proud of it. Wag naman mayabang, but i’m sure you get what i mean. So para dun sa sangkaterbang low self esteem na sulat na nakukuha. Tumingin kayo sa salamin and look past blackheads and pimples at kung ano pang issue nyo. Smile naman dyan. See beyond the outside and smile because you have done good. Practice nyo yan, every night since magsasalamin narin naman kayo para lagay ang mga anti-aging cream nyo (hindi na natin matatangal yang irony na forte padin natin ang physical), be sure na hindi nyo makalimutan i-review anong mabuting nagawa nyo today. And smile sa mirror.. because you are good and you did good (so, para hindi kayo mapahiya sa gabi.. DO GOOD!) 🙂

Another aspect na nakita ko is that Night Crawler is the son of Mystique. As far as I know, dami kong alam na tao na gusto maging Mystique (lalo na paghalloween) kasi bongga sya and maganda.

In the end, pareho lang naman sila ni Night Crawler na blue. And parehong bongga ang powers nila. But perception lang yan. So labas nyo ang confidence nyo. Dahil how you perceive yourself will manifest on how others will see you. From the start of the movie (if nasight nyo na ang xmen) Mystique walks with confidence na parang tsunami walk ni Shamcey. While Night Crawler walks hunched and hiding na parang nahihiya. Just from this, tinatatak na sa utak natin how we will perceive these 2 characters when in the end… paraho lang naman silang blue and may powers. So kareer nga konti guys. Peg nyo si Mystique sa confidence and wag si Night Crawler.

Since nasa perception narin tayo, nadiscuss din namin si Mareng Storm and si Mareng Wonderwoman. They both have powers that make them different from others but both perceived it differently. Si Storm, mahilig mag-maalaala levels. Masama ang loob nya bakit sya ginawang ganun. Bakit sya “minalas” at naging mutant. So ayan, ginawa nyang kalbaryo ng buhay nya tong depressed peg. While eto naman si Wonder Woman, bonggang arrive because she sees her powers as “Gift ni God toh sakin, kaya bongga toh. Maiba man ako kasi gusto ni God maging bongga ako.” So see guys? Perception. See your differences as a gift from God dahil gusto ng Diyos magstand out kayo.

So before I end this, sana may sense naman ng slight yung sinabi ko here. haha! SMILE GUYS! Walk in full power ng confidence like Mystique, See what’s inside and keep on flaunting to the world what’s inside your heart like Night Crawler, and last be like Lola Wonder Woman who is proud and happy about her being different. Lahat yan bigay ni lord because we are all perfect to him. Hindi sya gumagawa ng chaka. So if si God nga ganun ang viewpoint, kapal naman natin to view his creations as chaka (whether sa sarili nyo or others).

Much love,

D

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