Sunday, April 11, 2010

Opposites Attract

Last Friday was the Philippines’ 68th commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). Fearlessness would have been a good thing to manifest… courage, a good thing to emulate…

A day prior to that, I received a Gold Credit Card from EastWest Bank. It was quite a surprise as I didn’t apply for it. However, they misspelled my name. Possibly intended or otherwise, it seemed a living-up-to-their-name sort of a thing. “Going East but West bound or vice versa?” Or apparently a surprise that does not want to stir astonishment or a ‘go’ ordered stopped... “Activate, deactivate”… It’s about the opposite as the astounding offering also enthused apprehension. Or they could have thought of the coinciding holiday for heroes to lure clients into a daring situation for investment…


Does EastWest mean from Northwest to Northeast or Southwest to Southeast? Or does it just denote its global coverage? Why not Northsouth? Just a thought… Not that I’m leaning towards the opposite for a change in subject…


Anyway, going back, how ironic of my reservations to activate a credit card membership in a time about bravery is what seems to be the current outlook. I’m the cash-basis kind of a person. I worry about possible debts. With the substantial credit limit, my wife daringly insisted that I accept it and make her as a supplementary card holder. Accordingly, she said that it would be a perfect gift for our wedding anniversary. Quite timely, it was our 4th Wedding Anniversary. I thought otherwise. She was being bold, I wasn’t being fearless enough. More often than not, we have conflicting viewpoints. We’re opposites. I’m East, she’s West. Physically intimate though, alternately we’re North and South (LOL).


With the day of valor simultaneously observed with our union, fittingly as well is how brave one becomes in engaging in such a commitment. I was brave enough 4 years ago. And I’m similarly gallant still to endurably honor that vow regardless of the tiresome lows from that of the expected ups and downs. Quite a number of people I know who were correspondingly brave to have declared “I do” is now saying “I did”. Substantiating such firmness doesn’t qualify me to be a subject for the other day’s occasion of venerating heroes. In fact I’m afraid. I’m merely afraid of losing what our family collectively values – our togetherness.

As far as EastWest is concerned, their “gift” could probably signify East meets West as it is similar to that of my wife and me being together considering our peculiarities that are enough for us to go on similarly opposite directions. Having thought of the boldness I have to act upon once again should I take the credit card and to ensure rightful embodiment of valor for the other day’s event, will I bravely accept the card with its family-benefiting advantages after a thorough consideration? I DO! I mean I will… Did opposites just attract? I’ll make…
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