Ate Pam’s flight for Japan is today.
I caught nanay and ate Pam packing downstairs. They were shoving all her things in a small suitcase. Ate Pam asked me, “Boy, pahiram muna nung suitcase mo? Di kasya sa akin eh.”
“Eh kailangan ko ‘yun eh,” I refused.
“Kung may pambili lang ate mo, ‘di s’ya magiging kawawa sa maleta n’ya,” nanay sniffed. She was crying.
They were really pleading but I refused. After a few more begging I cave in. Me and my pure heart.
“Andaya n’yo! Iniiyakan n’yo ako agad. Sige na nga! Sa’yo na!” I surrendered.
“Ang bait mo talaga,” they both told me.
“Nay, wala na akong pasalubong sa susunod kong uwi ha?” I asked nanay.
“Perahin mo na lang.”