A Television Documentation Review
One night as I was doing an article, my attention was caught by a television program, GMA’s Reporters Notebook by Sandra Aguinaldo. At first, I was wondering what the man was doing under the sea. I thought he was diving for pearls or may be for corrals as what I have always been seeing on television. The man was having no other gadget except his goggles and something like a stick.
As I continue watching the show, it reveals that it was at Siargao in Surigao. They were fishermen who have only the ocean as their means of living. They are the ones who actually do not use boats for their fishing. Why? Simply because they actually do not have one. They are those fishermen who are less fortunate. They can’t afford to buy a boat or even rent for it because what they are earning is just enough for their food. Their children was not even sent to school for their education.
As I take a closer look on the television, I wonder how those fishermen do fishing with just a stick and goggles. The ocean was very deep and they need a breathing apparatus for oxygen in order to breathe under it. Also, I am thinking, where they will place their caught fishes? I didn’t even see any basket for their catch.
Sandra Aguinaldo joined them as they go beneath the ocean. It discloses how hard they were doing. At the surface they need to prepare for their gadgets and their selves because they are about to go to a deep area in which they need to refrain breathing. If they are ready, then they will begin to go down wishing to catch fish right away. They say it’s a hard thing to do, sometimes they were lucky but sometimes they were not. They need to stay for a long time in the ocean just to have a catch. If they got one, ask me where they were going to put it in despite of the fact that they have no boat or even a basket? Well, they just tie them on their waists. Yes, on their waists. See how they manage their fishing? It is only their courage and great patience that keeps them going.
In our life, we must be like those fishermen in the ocean. Even though they know how hard they are about to face in their journey, still they manage to try, and try until they catch their purpose.
“Patience is a virtue” as famous saying goes. It is one of the most important attitudes in dealing with life. We must learn how to be like those fishermen and we’ll see, we will be having also our own catch.
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