They change our diapers. They cook our meals, They are our overall surrogate mothers. Our reliable kasambahay or yaya’s have stuck by us through thick and thin. Here are some things we can learn from them!
Oftentimes, our yayas come from different parts of the country. Because we spend so much time with them, we tend to pick up on some of their words and practices. Thus, from the ambot sa imo’s, their pasalubong delicacies, to their native cooking style, we learn a new dialect and get a taste of another Filipino local culture.
Likewise, there’s no doubt that being a yaya is tough work. Think of the never-ending household maintenance against the diverse temperaments of their alagas! Let’s learn from our yaya’s work style. Let us be more appreciative. Let us emulate their hardworking and resourceful work ethic.
Finally, because our yaya’s care for us through most of our childhood and have been there for us ever since, they are also the first people we learn to love outside our own family. Because we think of them as family regardless of blood!
Let’s show our love and appreciation for our beloved yaya’s. A simple thank-you note, cooking them a meal for once, or treating them to food bazaars, shopping events, and spa promos would be a nice place to start.