Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Face-Off: Promil Vs Nido

Have you ever wished you were gifted?

Just recently, news spread about this boy who already managed to graduate college at the tender age of 11. Amazing kid, but then I started wondering how his college life went. At 11, I was still playing patintero on the streets and anticipating every Batibot episode on TV, but this kid was already studying about astrophysics and others that I might not even know how to pronounce. Surely his college mates wouldn’t want to play hide-and-seek with him? I just felt that his childhood was taken away by his intelligence.

In addition, we are all aware how these so-called ‘gifted children’ can be exposed to a lot of stress and pressure. They are like magnets that attract the public eye. They are expected to perform well in everything that they do, for their intellect is deemed as ‘faultless’; trivial blunders are enough reasons for derision. Just the mere fact that you are ‘smart’ seems to separate you already from the rest, so what more for them? Ang hirap maging matalino.

Remember the times when there was so much hype on the emergence of these gifted children in the Philippines? Back then I also wanted to be a gifted child myself (at some point I felt that I am, he-he). Modesty aside, I know I am blessed with a good brain and a couple of talents to go with it (simpleng yabang), but I wanted it at a higher level. Yung pang-Promil commercial! But seeing this kid just made me think otherwise.

I remember my 5-year-old self asking my Mom what brand of milk was used to feed me. Without dithering, she replied, “Sorry anak, Nido lang kasi pinainom namin sa’yo.” When she saw the disappointment on my then-innocent face, she quickly retracted and admitted that I was breastfed all the way. But either way, it doesn’t really matter to me now. I am unique and gifted in my own way. Mas maganda yata yung napupuri ka dahil sa natural na talento mo at hindi dahil sa epekto ng gatas na pinainom sa’yo.

Besides, does Promil really work?

25 Comments:

I am Xprosaic said...

It's da milk pare! jowk jijijijijijijiji....

It's more on genes.... tapos yung environment mo na after... jijijijiji

gillboard said...

i guess it's just luck that people found their being special at a young age... kaw din, makikita mo rin kung gano ka kaspecial in your own way in your own time...

isladenebz said...

Naalala ko ung line sa Ploning which goes like this: "Kung naging matalino ako, hindi siguro ako naging masaya..." (or something like that).

Hindi ako naging gifted child.

Am lang kasi ang ininom ko when I was growing up. Hehehe.

Mokong™ said...

BREAST milk... still best for babies... yan ang hilig ko noong baby ako, ehem hanggang ngayon...lolz

Leomar said...

Mahirap talagang maging matalino, di ka mag-e-enjoy sa childhood mo. Ako rin, breastfed lang pero matalino din naman, hehehe.

bampiraako said...

its nature vs. nurture..

hehe. sa panahon ngayon, mas kailangan ata natin ang diskarte sa buhay.

Buti na lang din at medyo aware na ang mga tao sa concept of multiple intelligence.

btw, laking Bear brand ako..haha

Badong said...

XPROSAIC: tama! It's definitely in the genes

GILLBOARD: nice! Sana nga makita ko na yun. Hehe

ISLADENEBZ: haha! Masustansya din naman yung am! Maganda yung line na kinowt niyo a.

Badong said...

MOKONG: haha! Tanggalin na lang yung 'milk' sa 'breast milk'.

LEOMAR: buti na lang na-enjoy natin ang kabataan natin kahit matalino tayo. joke

Badong said...

sa tingin ko kombinasyon yung ng 2, nature at nurture. Maraming factors and intelligence e.

tsaka laking bear brand din ako! Laking milo, ovaltine, chokies (tama ba yun? Yung 3-in-1). hehe

Snow said...

Ako basta gatas paiinom ko. Nasa genes ang pagiging genius1 :)

Badong said...

SNOW: I agree!

iagosmom said...

“Sorry anak, Nido lang kasi pinainom namin sa’yo.”

hahaha. sa akin daw bear brand! LOL

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ApRiL said...

see how lucky you still are during your time? when it was my time it was just a simply rice soup... hahahaha then they put sugar in it...

but inspite of that i have a great talent that i let every person to stop and listen when i started to sing... hehehehehe... i think that's my gift

Badong said...

IAGOSMON: haha! actually dalawa sakin.. nido tsaka bear brand. salamat sa pagbisita!

APRIL: it just shows that intelligence and talent are not dependent on one's milk. or maybe rice soup has more nutrients than promil? lol

Roy said...

tutuo siguro yung promil, kasi mga anak ko matatalino naman e....

kung hindi tutuo yun, ibig lang sabihin nun... nagmana sila sa akin, hahahaha!

pero kahit anong gatas pa, nasa follow-up pa rin at tamang pag-aaruga.

kung puro palo yung bata, kahit isang dram pang promil ang ipainom e, tatalino ba yun?

Badong said...

laking promil po pala mga anak niyo. Hehe. Syempre part nung talino nila galing sa pinagmanahan.

Anonymous said...

Buti nga kayo may Nido pa kayong natikman at bear brand. Ako condensed milk yata eh. Kaya heto ako ngayon. Ahahaha. Buti pa am na lang. ",)

jan geronimo said...

Oy, akin un comment ni Anonymous ha? Walang aangkin nun. May napindot lang ako dito - excited kasi eh. Pero I'm sure di breast un. Ahahaha

Vlad said...

I think supplemental lang ang mga gatas. Sa genes pa rin ng tao at character na dedevelop ang isang nilalang.

I like your statement, "Mas maganda yata yung napupuri ka dahil sa natural na talento mo at hindi dahil sa epekto ng gatas na pinainom sa’yo."

Badong said...

JAN: oo sige sayo na. Haha. Wag kasi masyadong excited.

VLAD: tumpak ka kaibigan! salamat sa pagbisita!

Random Student said...

Maka-KLIM ako eh, hehe. Syota ko si Lea Salonga n'ung nasa channel 4 pa lang sya at naka pigtails. pero sa probinsya ng lola ko, pinapapak naming mga magpipinsan 'yung nido and milo sa iskaparate.

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Karen Musika said...

Ako laking breast milk, after 1 year and 8 months, birch tree plus milo.:)
Okay naman, nag-eexcel naman ako sa school at may talents din. :)

Sa tingin ko, breast milk talaga ang the best! Pero depende pa rin yun sa kinakain ng mommy mo. Dapat gulay (esp. Malunggay), fruits (grapes daw), fish, milk, at meat din. Di ba?! Kase kung di masusustansya kinakain ng mommy habang nagpapadede eh di wala rin. Tapos mga 3 mos. malunggay + am.;)

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