Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!
Sorry for the late update, the days are longer and the nights are rough as of late. Who knew doing a fundraiser would be this tough and it ain’t getting any easier. Like I said in my previous post, the stakes are stacking up and all I can do is to grind it out. After all, I am 144lbs of twisted steel, sex appeal, and iron will. Whatever happens, I’ll face it like a man. If I go down, I’ll go down fighting.
September is already tough enough without arguments, yet arguments seem inevitable. I’ve written a post about arguments – how arguments are never about who is wrong and who is right, but who is fed up. And yes, I am fed up.
You heard me say how much I hated asking for help, on how much I despise that feeling of helplessness. You heard me say if I got somewhere else to be, I wouldn’t be here.
That is because we got nobody else to ask. You see, I grew up with toxic relatives and if ever I needed any help, they are the last person I’d turn to.
I never expected this whole ordeal to unravel myself and my family. When I began this campaign, I said to myself, I have to out myself. I have to let people in. I have to make an otherwise professional blog into a personal one.
My family, the one from my mother’s side, has always been a difficult bunch. That is why my mother did everything she could to foster them and send my cousins to school. Try to imagine growing up sharing a house with 3 other families. That was our life, that was my mother’s life. She took care of everyone and sent six of my cousins to school, from high school to college.
Time is running out and I’m becoming desperate. So desperate that I decided to post something on my social media in hopes of catching a cousin’s attention. You see, one of our cousins owes my mother some money – money that my mother is having a hard time collecting.
I am a writer and I am a blogger. My job is to catch people’s attention and captivate them with words. While some react through pleasantries, some need a much stronger stimulus, shock.
I got the attention of a cousin who argued by asking what would 50 thousand pesos do to a 1.5 million peso debt. Seriously, what could 50,000 pesos do to 1,500,000 peso debt? That is 50,000 pesos less to worry about. Anyone who knows how to be thankful and be grateful knew that 50k peso is a lot.
But it didn’t end there, soon after, his sister, the one I’m trying to reach in my post, messaged me. I told her we are about to lose our house and my daughter along the process. This is her niece we are about to lose and all she can say is “sorry, I can’t do anything to help you”.
It has become clear to me, how these people see us. We are not asking for their help, we are simply collecting what is owed. By the way, the exchange is not as pleasant as I say it is. It has a lot of profanities and threats from their side. But for my sake, I’m going to take the high road on this instead of throwing them under the bus.
With relatives like this, who need enemies. We are about to lose a house, possibly lose my daughter and we got no one to turn to. I try my best to keep my cool and not be angry. I try my best not to get into arguments. When I get angry and get into arguments, it means I have had enough. Arguments are not about who is right or wrong but who has had enough.
As I have said, we got no one else to turn to. If I got somebody else, I wouldn’t ask you. Now, I’m not asking for much from one person but rather a little from everyone. So, if you got 500 PHP (10 USD) lying around somewhere, would you consider donating it? I’m a few thousand pesos short of reaching 70k, is there anybody who wants to help me out?
Now, where would your $10 take you? As I’ve said, what I have, I worked hard for even if I am at odds. Besides, my gratitude, I would promote whatever you like until the campaign ends. I would promote your blog, book, business, or any project you might have, here, and on my social media. On top of that, I will do any request if you have any. Is there a book or a product you want me to try? I’m on it. Anything I could help you with and I would be grateful for anything.
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Friends and family are the true treasure in life. With that said, I would like to thank everyone who supports me and this campaign. Maraming salamat at mahal ko kayo!
- Russell De Castro
- Penny Berry and Captain Quinn
- Anna Vill Garcia
- Joey Banaria
- Michael Orseo
- Neil Convento
- Bee Halton
- Phutie Tallada and Cherms Mantes
- Marco Banaria
- Mikki Bih0n
- Jiorgio Alvarez
- Sally Pamintuan
- Matt Smythe
- Robby Banez
- Nino and Diana Cassidy
- Susi Bocks
- Arcadio Rivera
- Yang Lee
- Sheila Navarro
- Mrs. Wayfarer
- Devi Pierce
- Three’s Mariaass
- Summerhill Lane
- Maja Asgautsen
- Jess Hannon
- Gail Hysop
To courage and freedom, and friends!
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