Daily Archives: April 8, 2011
When we realized that the line is long in our local faith healer, my sisters and I realized that we didn’t wanna wait for everyone to finish so Tem suggested, “Iwan na lang kaya natin ang Lola? Papasunurin na lang natin si Evelyn tapos mag-ta-tricycle na lang sila.”
“Sino magsasabi kay Lola?” Ate Richie asked. She was worried that Lola might feel abandoned: left by her grandchildren.
“Paano tayo magdedecide kung sino magsasabi? Maalis taya?” Ate Mimi suggested.
We all placed our hands and each time Ate Richie, Ate Mimi and I lose, we would scream “Oh ulit-ulit. Madaya kayo.”
So when Tem finally lost, she screamed, “Dang dadadaya n’yo.”
Since she was the youngest, she didn’t have a choice and must respect her elders, “Sige na, Tem, ikaw na magsabi, kaya mo ‘yan. Ikaw rin naman nag-suggest na iwan ang lola eh. Kaya mo ‘yan.”
She was forced and seems it was a dead end discussion. She finally caved in, “Sige bahala kayo! Sasabihin ko suggestion n’yo ‘yun!”
Tem approached Lola and placed her mouth near Lola’s ear, “La! Sabi ni Ate Richie, ni Ate Eba at Kuya Butchoy, iwan daw muna kayo dito! Papasunurin na lang si…”
Somebody interrupted Tem and told her, “Kayo na ang susunod.”