They live in a ‘tagpi-tagpi’ house that has seen better days but when Crystalle Mae Manalo passed the engineering board exams, her grandmother was worried about putting her tarpaulin because people might see their dilapidated house. But this young woman wasn’t ashamed of their house at all – and told her grandma it would be the best tagpi they’re putting on their house!
The new engineer made waves on social media with the heartwarming most, sharing how her grandma worried about the tarpaulin and what people might say. Of course, Crystalle’s grandma, Gloria Mamaradlo Manalo, was most likely worried about what her granddaughter would feel if people will laugh at their tagpi-tagpi house.
But for this young woman, having a tagpi-tagpi house is not something that she is ashamed of. It might be dilapidated but it is still their home and it is surely filled with love. It was in this home that she managed to learn her lessons and pass her course.
It is also in this home that she would learn more about the course and eventually pass the board exams! Certainly, it is something that she can still be proud of.
Crystalle wrote in a heartwarming Facebook post, as she tagged her grandma.
“Nanay: okay lang kaya yan na sa barong barong natin ilagay yang tarpulin mo? makikita ng mga tao na tagpi-tagpi yung bahay natin?
Me: Nay yan ang pinakamagandang tagpi na nailagay natin. Salamat Nay… sa lahat.”
Earlier, her grandma had proudly announced this new milestone in her life.
“Ganito pla ang nararamdaman mo na malaman na iyong apo isa sa mga pumasa sa board exam. Naiisip ko iyong mga nangyari sa buhay namin dalawa na tuwing byaran sa school wala kaming pambayad, puro paki-usap na lng. Eto na ngayon puro dasal na lang ang ginawa namin para makamit na niya iyong maging engineer. Salamat, Lord, hindi mo pinabayaan ang apo ko,” Nanay Gloria wrote.