MANILA—“Kung wala kami kay Lord ngayon, wala. Patay na ako. Hindi ko na kinaya. Alam mo yung laos ka na, pinag-uusapan ka pa.”
This is how comedian Bearwin Meily expressed his emotions about the hardship he and his family went through after he lost his regular job on television.
Even before pandemic hit the country, Bearwin was already experiencing financial difficulty because he didn’t know where to get the source to sustain his family.
His last project was the Kapamilya sitcom “Home Sweetie Home” in 2018. Add to this was his failure to win in the May 2019 elections where he ran as councilor of their place in Taytay.
He told his story in Ogie Diaz on May 23.
Bearwin stated: “Hindi pa man nagpa-pandemic, tumakbo akong konsehal sa Taytay. Hindi rin naman pinalad.
“So, at first, maghahagilap ka. At first, wala ka naman ibang aasahan dito. Walang industriya. Walang trabaho. Hindi ka nanalo.
“Wala kang ibang kakapitan kundi ang Diyos.”
Bearwin sells his dream house
Bearwin admitted the painful process he went through because he needed to surrender the dream house he built for his family.
The comedian was emotional as he recalled the important thing in his life.
“Nakabili ako ng bahay before pandemic. After mo maghagilap, after mo mamroblema sa mga bayarin, you surrender. Yun ang mahirap. Masarap pakinggan, pero mahirap gawin.”
He confessed, “Yung surrender in a sense na kahit hindi mo matanggap na ibebenta mo ang bahay mo, ibebenta mo.
“One thing, wala kaming pambayad. Kesa maremata ng bangko, binenta ko.”
He admitted he swallowed his pride when he decided to sell the family’s dream house.
“Well, siyempre, lalo kami ni Lara, dream house namin yun,” he related.
He is referring to his wife Lara by whom he has two children. About the house he sold, Bearwin said, “Nung ginagawa ‘yun, kasama mga anak ko designing the house. Lahat yun. Siyempre masakit yun.
“Hindi na kinaya para makabili kami ng bahay. So, nagre-rent na lang kami ngayon.”
He may have lost his house, but Bearwin maintained a positive outlook in life.
“Hindi mababayaran ‘yung blessing na spiritual na nanggagaling sa Diyos. Lagi dun ako kumakapit.
“On the other side of the story, nagre-rent kami pero, hindi kami masyado naghahagilap.
“Kung dati stressed na stressed ka, ngayon when you surrender everything sa Diyos, tanggap mo ‘yung sitwasyon.
“Na hindi ka ngarag, hindi ka naghahabol sa sitwasyon, kasi nangungupahan ka na lang.
“Not like bahay na malaki, naka-loan yun, e, malaki talagang halaga.”
Bearwin is now contented with his simple life with his family.
He sincerely explained, “People will disappoint you, but God never will. Kahit wala kang pera, magkakaroon ka pa rin ng kasiyahan.
“And sobrang happy ako. Asawa ko, nagmamahalan kami. Hindi kami nagkakaroon ng malaking problema. Mga anak ko, okay din.
“Kahit na nawalan kami ng bahay, pero kung alam namin saan kami papunta at yung direksiyon na puwede namin tingnan na mas maganda kesa sa problema, mas magiging magaan yung buhay.”
Realizes there is no shortcuts
Bearwin became emotional again as he mentioned again the lessons he learned from the experience.
If he did not have faith in God, “Wala na. Patay na ako ngayon. Hiwalay na kaming mag-asawa.”
He does not have any regret losing in the 2019 elections. He was on number nine, but only eight councilor had to win.
He believes that it was not meant for him.
He added, “It’s a process, e. It’s not an easy path na dadaanan mo.
“Sabi nga nila, life is a marathon. It’s not a sprint na su-shortcut-in mo. No way! Napakahirap.”
As he mentioned those statements, Bearwin’s face lighten up, as he insisted the blessings he is having right now.
He was able to put up a small business, a corndog shop in Taytay. He does the cooking himself and mans the small shop.
bearwin’s last message: “But you know, kapag lumapit ka sa Diyos, hindi kalungkutan ‘yung ibibigay Niya sa iyo.
“Naiiyak ako, of course. It’s human nature na nalulungkot ako from the past.
“But where I am right now, it’s a big blessing compared to others.
“Seeing my family, my kids growing up, napag-aral ko sila nang maayos, sa hirap, sa tiyaga.
“Naghuhugas ako, nagbebenta ako, nagluluto ako. May mga permit ako. Legal lahat, alam ng Diyos.
“Kahit kailan hindi nagkulang sa amin ang Diyos.”