A Mother's Shirt

By the time of the Great Depression, the T-shirt was often the default garment to be worn when doing farm or ranch chores,”


 I’d like to share a simple story. Honestly, I don’t like this shirt, but things happen naturally as I go through with my life. Oftentimes I find myself randomly picking this shirt when I’m in a rush. Out of the comfort it brings I came to notice its significance. With a touch of white blended with pink makes it even simpler knowing that much of history can be found in this apparel we call T-shirt. So many ways it served us yet failing to see the importance of it. As I flip through the photo albums, the photos retell the occasions but seeing the shirt reminded me of the feeling at that very moment. A momentous occasion, that as a mother, I search for essentials over preferences. Although the great depression is part of history now, but the association of it still prevails that my shirt is part of my household chores.

As it twirls around the washing machine, I could not help but find more reasons why this shirt would matter. Gently pouring the powder goes with it optimism to wear it again. Not leaning more of the comfort but looking forward for new memories when I get to wear it. As I stare at it completely dried with the sun‘s rays, I finally knew that the deeper truth is ….


I don’t like this shirt, I LOVE IT.
I love it in many ways as my daughters would wear it when I don’t,
I love it when celebrity Invites arise without dress codes for I get to wear it.



I love it because I feel the comfort of home even when I am away with my friends.

Out of Town Bonding
I love it knowing I was interviewed in GMA when the prints sez “ETC”.
I love it because it never stays long enough in my closet.
I love it because as a mother, this shirt is part of my life.
I love this shirt! Now I want someone else to love it too! I support the Electrolux Wash-athon Clothes Donation Advocacy.”

What's shirt is part of you?

87 comments:

  1. After being introduced to your life story... I want to have a shirt with a print FAN NI LARIZA :-)

    Astig!

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  2. mahirap idonate ang favorite tshirt mo. so ilalagay ko sa t-shirt ko: YOU CAN'T HAVE ME! hehe

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  3. pagawa tayo tshirt for lariza fan page :D Idol Lariza

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  4. Galing mo naman magmahal ng favorite t-shirts Lariza. Sana ganyan din ako kasi yung favorite shirt ko wala na. Kupas na sobra at hindi na kaaya-ayang isuot. Huwaahh!

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  5. Your "lucky" ETC shirt has always been a part of every important and memorable events in your life, I suppose it would be really hard on your part to donate it :)but if you're really decided, go with it! hihihi On a positive note, You're just sharing whatever blessings or fortune you had with your celebrity shirt. ;)

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  6. Cute naman mommy Lariza! Ako, I don't want to wear the same clothes I had previously worn in events/travel.. urte lang.. Or let's just say, I don't wear my clothes the same way.. :D

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  7. Mommy, ako rin ata merong ganyang shirt na mostly un ang suot ko sa pictures without even noticing it. Different occasions pero same ang damit. But it becomes noteworthy because you know that wearing it makes you comfortable, thus making a lifetime of memories :)

    As for you, your shirt seem to be defined as ETC = Events, Tours, Celebrities :)

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  8. i guess each and everyone of us had the same experience until now our fave thing and our tops is included. and it's to here & watch yours life experience that your ETC tops is part of your happy moments.. keep up the good work.

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  9. Now that I learned to wash my own clothes I understand what you really feel Ms. Lariza. Which remind me of my favorite white shirt that was stained just this week due to 1 day soaking it so happened that the logo was the cause of that stain and whenever I am thinking of what I should wear it was a regretful and uneasy feeling on which if ever I will be having that said shirt of yours may somehow replaced my longing for that favorite and costless shirt.....

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  10. nice to know how a t-shirt can be a part of our life

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  11. congrats to etc t-shirt, you are know worldwide, iba na ang celebrity

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  12. I love it! A meaningful shirt! Nothing could ever compare! Memories! :)

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  13. Well for what it's worth there are several things in life that are important and if this is the thing for you que cera cera

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  14. This is a great shirt. I like the way you shared your story about this. Good Job? - Carl

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  15. it's good yo hear that mom like you loves to wear shirt.. you're a certified cool mom.. yeah

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  16. Good thing you joined this contest! Hope this shirt will really go a long way and will be able to touch the lives who will be able to receive it. Good luck!

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  17. wow this is it momy ahihih...good luck ha... and dont forget me ulit oki. thank you.

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  18. wow. can't believe a shirt can bring luck to one's life. :) nice story, mommy lariza. :)

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  19. cute shirt and nakakatuwa yung interview mo while wearing that shirt. http://www.eventlovershideout.com/

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  20. nice shirt. I want to have that kind of shirt. Love it. sana may ganyan din ako.

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  21. Awesome post... I love those shots from where we have been. So, nice to be included in your post. Keep it up! Mommy, you rock!

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  22. Good to know that I'm not alone in this world... I myself have favorite shirts :)

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  23. i remember my favorite tshirt last year, I use to wear it even if it has stains of ink and paint. and because of that i guess it's time to pull it out and wear it again hehehe

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  24. Although it's not preferable to give a lucky shirt(because of the sentimental value of it), I guess this maybe a bridge to change the life of that lucky individual.

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  25. i saw you wearing that shirt at times :) and .. it's cute on you ^_^

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  26. That's a nice shirt, Mommy Lariza!!! I also have stories for my shirt, mostly couple shirts. It is cool to have our couple shirts on during our out of town trips! Hope you win, good luck po!

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  27. wow must be really hard to let go of something valuable to you. sana magustuhan ng recepient ang ETC shirt mo.

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  28. Everyone I think has their own fave shirt...Hope you win the contest! God bless..Here is my blog, do follow me also..www.gastronomybyjoy.com

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  29. Maybe you will still be using this by 2020. Goodluck!

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  30. that must to be worth keeping! id value my shirts n dn! gsto ko nyan hehehe mwuah

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  31. It doesn't matter Whether it's a shirt or not..what matter is the heart to give it..cheers to the one who gave her shirt with a joyful heart!!

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  32. The shirt has gone places more than I do. Even it has a brand, its now your signature shirt, your personality.

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  33. Cool! Reminds me of my old shirt, old and tattered but holds a lot of memories. I still refuse to throw it away. Once in a while, on a lazy, rainy bed weather, I still wear it. :)

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  34. For a while, I thought the t-shirt you were telling has a not-so-pleasant experience because of the intro that you don't like itthe import.

    But reading your missives and looking at different photos you have included here, made me realize how you not "not" like it but rather told your readers how important that t-shirt is to you.

    The way you told your t-shirt story echoed your life's experiences and how you bonded with your family and friends.

    Great story I may say. It is wonderful to hear stories like what you have shared.

    I guess now, you'll find it hard to separate with the t-shirt that you love. And now I know, you'll be a candidate for the win!

    Keep it up! Good job Mommy!

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  35. way to go etc nice to see you around

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  36. i remember seeing that shirt! :D
    there's a story pala behind it.

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  37. I have a similar shirt but its a Jack Tv shirt naman! cool post! :) Good Job! ^_^

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  38. Being a mom is a "profession." If only us kids knew how much you would put up for us and how much you (and your shirts) have gone through. Kudos Mommy Lariza! :)

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  39. Usually our favorite items like a shirt has a lot of stories to tell, for me it's hard to give away something memorable.

    You'll surely missed that shirt.. but you'll always remember how you felt when you gave it to somebody else.

    This is my first time to hear your life story and I am trully inspired. God bless Mommy Lariza!

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  40. way to go! good luck sistah on your entry!

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  41. I love wearing T-shirts! I usually wear them at work and I like to style it up. I like it because it's so comfortable and it feels like I'm just at home or at a friend's house :)

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  42. minsan po talaga yung mga nireregret nating mga bagay, yun pa po yung mga nagbibigay satin ng swerte... parang tao, yung mga d natin masyado pinapansin, sila pa po yung mga totoong kaibigan (",) good luck mommy!!!

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  43. Shirts are part our lives. I'm glad you shared your story behind it.

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  44. Thanks everyone for your comment hope you too will experience what I have, a feeling of happiness

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  45. Your story is cute and interesting. Now I come to think of my old shirts importance.It was inspiring!

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  46. Wow! Talagang kinarir ah ... ano ba prize dito? 1 Million??? :D

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  47. nice shirt, i wish i have one that also

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  48. Nice shirt!!!I hope you win in this contest.

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  49. NICE SHIRT! can i have it?

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  50. hope you win, gooluck!

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  51. I want to have this t shirt good luck hope you win!

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  52. wow! i love shirts, i have few collections of them.

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  53. wow .. i love t.shirt and i want to have for collection ... :)

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  54. nice to see that even though it was a simple shirt it has its own story to tell!

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  55. great post! yan ang favorite lucky shirt mo! it has lots of memories & stories... and you have a good heart for giving it away. I'm sure your shirt will also be appreciated by somebody else...

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  56. I know how it feels because it brings some memories to you.

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  57. Aba yung favorite ni Momy Lariza plus Lucky Shirt! I often seen her wearing that in events that she covers, Now I come to think of my old shirts importance yung Top 40 he he he...

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  58. I am so proud of you mami. And that Tshirt must have been your luckiest tshirt. infairness ganda mo sa tshirt na yan. more power mami and see u soon :D

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  59. Very well written. That shirt is truly a part of your life.

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  60. AWAAAAARD! Ikaw na Mommy ang laging nanalo sa contests! :)))

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  61. If only that t-shirt could also talk, it will have lots of interesting stories to tell as well.

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  62. what a shirt story. i thought its an endorsement. :)

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  63. cool!!!! hahaha kakatuwa naman ito mommy!

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  64. like the story, may sentimental value.. nakaka-relate me.. :))

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  65. Good luck on ur entry, advance congratulations...

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  66. just like you, i have a couple of shirts that i don't really like design-wise, but i always tend to wear because it's comfortable. nice post! ^_^

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  67. Such a sweet simple story.. A woman's role in a family is priceless stuff. I admire the author of this blog being a proud mom and a very cool one, who knew how to relax and yet be responsible.. KUDOS!!!

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  68. haha, parang blogging shirt mo na yan mommy ah :) kaya memorable talaga :) Good luck mommy :) hope to see you soon!

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  69. its nice,..to post abwt dat t-shirt!..im courious..? hope u have a very nice story abwt this.

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  70. Nice post! I have to say that this is one impressive love story between that shirt and the author :) Mommy, this is my fourth attempt to comment on this page - hope this one works! :)

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  71. looking at the pictures, one would think that shirt is your media uniform. ^_^ Good luck!

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  72. Oh! wow! that shirt shares several memories and adventures. It shows how the lucky shirt is a priced and cherished garment. And despite of several uses, the colors remain bright. Great job Mommy for taking such good care of it. Best Regards! :)

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  73. there is no wondering that is your favorite shirt, in fact i've seen you on several occasions wearing it :)

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  74. wow! the shirt really has a sentimental value and it is a great shirt for a great mom who knows how to manage life well!

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  75. Nice shirt story! Ang dami nang pinagdaanan... So memorable! Haha! Goodluck :)

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  76. nice shirt story mommy. this is worth sharing.

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  77. shirt are essential to us and it is something that should be kept. great post.

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  78. hello mommy Lariza,

    napakaganda naman ng storya ng t-shirt mo. so many memories made with it. ipapamigay mo na sya ngayon...dibale, magkakaroon ka naman ng iba pa.:)

    love,

    jenny
    www.mannaforjenny.tumblr.com

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  79. a nice story to tell do hope everyone shares their

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  80. is that your lucky shirt? good luck! :)

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  81. saludo ako sayo mommy Lariza,, super galing!!!

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