When I was around 6, I hoped to go to the United States. I would daydream about this as I watched Doogie Howser M.D and Small Wonder at night.  I remember literally asking Mama how I can go.   She would just then smile at me and ask “why”.  With much gusto, I would say “kasi gusto ko ng  brown bag na may maraming maraming grocery, tas mahirap dalahin kasi ang dami dami kong binili”.  Oh yes, at an early age, the grocery (with the brown bag) is already my favorite place in the world.    

Anyway, my “American dream” did not take place (as of 2012), but the buying of cartons of milk and boxes of cereals happened plusssss THEY PLACED IT IN A BROWN PAPER GROCERY BAG!!! YEHEY!!!

Thanks Maan for capturing this JOYOUS moment.  
Thanks to the Mayor of Muntinlupa, Aldrin San Pedro and his officials, our city has been “anti plastic bags” for (I think) 2 years now.  When I first heard this, I was just glad that we are more “environment friendly”-- I did not realize that this would be God’s way of answering my childhood dream.  God made me really laugh when I went to Shopwise, bought supplies and clutched 3 big brown paper bags.  I was all smiles when I carried the brown bags to the parking lot.  Bonus points was when I cannot find my car keys and I had to place one bag on the hood my car.  I WAS AMERICAN for 2 minutes!!! Wuhoooo!  hahahahaha

This may just be a simple “dream” but God made it happen.  Not to forget, that God made me laugh.  Siguro, He was like, “Sige, gawin na nating anti-plastic ang Muntinlupa (first in the whole NCR) para sa pangarap ni Mico”….Hay Lord, I just so love your sense of humor. .. J

 On a serious note, If He took the effort to arrange this tiny dream for me, He would of course take time to give the hopes I have been desiring and praying about.   It may not be the exact answer (no US visa for me) but it is still a response!  (which is apparently better -- more fun in the Philippines diba?)  Don’t you see how thoughtful (and fun) our God is?

Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?


  1. I enjoyed reading this. It made think more of how God works and how he does have a good sense of humor. It is all about perspectiive, when you feel God is with you, you do sense positive perspective in life even though sometimes life gives us lemons. You just got to turn those lemons to lemonade. Lol. :)

  2. True to that! perspective is the word! :)

  3. Well God invented humor afterall.. this was such a good read. Made me realize that i had a few dreams myself not answered the way i expected them to be buy way better because God planned it that way.. thanks for sharing

    1. welcome and thanks too! Can't help to turn stories into testimonies.. :)


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