ANANAYTOMY “ANATOMY OF AN AMAZING NANAY” (Dissecting what makes moms the best)

May 9, 2021

By Erica Mallonga

Art By Toby Rosimo

Mothers all over the world share similar qualities such as well— being a mother. But there are some traits that make a Filipino mom truly distinct. 

Let’s take a closer look dissecting what makes your Filipino mom the best.

PART 1: THE OUTSIDE

HANDBAG 

A mom always has her magical Handbag with her that carries all the essentials not just for her, but for you too.

SMARTPHONE 

She always has her trusty smart phone with her not just to play games or to shop online, but to call or text you in case you are in trouble even when you don’t always reply, ever so showing of her love for you. 

A CROWN 

She wears a crown because she’s a freaking queen  *no further explanation needed*

EYES

She has eyes, but not just regular eyes, special eyes to (1) to look with (because you “don’t look with the mouth”, (2) see through your lies and excuses *x-ray vision say what* that compel you to tell the truth even when you don’t want to. 

She also has a slight shadow underneath her eyes from the sleepless nights she works, providing, and thinking with the family. 

BACK

Her back is ever so slightly bent from carrying the problems of the family. 

ARMS

Her ever so loving arms are always ready to hug you when you receive good news, and even more so in moments where you feel like your world is falling apart. 


PART 2: THE INSIDE 

MIND 

(1) A mind that comes up with solutions for your problems (2)  A mind full of wit to tell you the most savage burns (3) telepathic abilities to know what you need and know when you’re in pain, *Cue panic mom mode*

AND FINALLY, THE HEART 

  1. Mom has a heart of gold that gives and gives/ unconditional love 
  2. A heart that feels every pain you feel 
  3. A heart that forgives you when you make mistakes

In a life filled with hardships, it’s because of moms that we don’t have to go through that journey alone.

Happy mother’s day to all the amazing nanays out there!

And to you, yes you, child of the mother, don’t forget to tell your mom she’s the best and show her your love. 

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