Since Ronald hates spooky stories when it’s late in the evening, I can’t help but tease last night, “O sige! Mamili ka, nakakatakot o nakakadiri?”
If he choose nakakatakot then I would tell him about the story of one photographer who, upon visiting a historical site in the Philippines, saw a ghost.
The ghost, a woman in white, according to the photographer, eyes him angrily. Apparently, only he can see the ghost because it only appears thru the camera’s lens and appears only when he points the pointer light (the red light before the flash) so the ghost would also appear reddish… When the camera flashes, the ghost vanishes.
When he points again in another direction to avoid the ghost (with the red pointer light of the camera on), the ghost reappears to him… The photographer cannot tell it to his friends as to not create a scene… Everytime he points somewhere… crazy ghost appears closer and closer to him… The photographer whether to stop shooting or pass the camera to someone else…
I would tell him that if he choose nakakatakot.
“Nakakadiri na lang,” he answered.
“Ok,” I answered.
“Alam mo ba na may isang lugar sa India, sabi ng mga officemate ko, na kumakain sila ng pagkain na tinalo pa ang Azucena ng Pampanga?
Yung buhay na aso, pinapakain nila ng pagkain na sobrang dami. Talagang bubusugin nila yung aso ng sobra-sobra hangang sa parang puputok na yung tyan. Habang nag-da-digest yung aso, pasusukahin nila ‘yun! Siguro susundutin ang bibig o pipindutin ang tyan tapos ‘yun ang kakainin nila: Yung soup na sinuka ng aso. Imagine-in mo, maasim asim pa ‘yun! Medyo acidic kaya yun! Tapos malagkit-lagkit tapos kakainin na nila yun. Totoo to! Officemates ko nagsabi. Delicacy talaga sa North-East India ‘yun. Vomit soup,” I told Ronald, while doing some hand gestures as if I’m holding a disgusting sticky soup of saliva.
“Yak!” he screamed while doing a vomiting sound.
He was disgusted, “Kadiri naman ‘yan!”
“O uulitin ko: nakakadiri o nakakatakot?”
“Wala! Ayoko ng kahit ano.”
“Ayan! Sabihin mong ayaw mo,” I told him, “Namimili ka pa kasi eh.”