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I See Dead People

“Tito tignan mo yung bata,” Aki told me pointing at the kid at the side of the road. We were traversing the road going to Caliraya Lake in Laguna.
“Nasan?” I played with her, “Ikaw lang nakakakita!”
“Naaaay!” She screamed.

Back at home, I told Aki, “Aki may babae sa labas.”
“Tito, ikaw lang ang nakkakita,” a taste of my own medicine.

 
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Mrs. Clean

Whenever we have a party at home, we know that the very next day will be clean up day.
So when Rollie told us that his birthday will be held at home, I immediately signed up for an overtime in the office: Might as well sit all day in the office than scrub the floor the whole day.
The very first thing I saw the next morning after the party was the shiny floor, then the clean sink and then the stacked up washed plates.
Rosie, Ronald’s sister, cleaned up everything! “Sanay kasi akong naglilinis ng bahay. Ayoko ng walang ginagawa.”
Too late! I already have pending job in the office I left the previous Thursday evening.

I told Ronald, “Naiinis na ako dyan sa kapatid mo ha? Linis ng linis!”
“Maigi nga yun para di na ako maglilins,” he answered.
“Yun na nga lang ang lamang ko sa inyo para di ako mainis na OT ako eh.”

Birthday Boy, No Clean Man, Mr. Overtime

 
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Atong’s Last Wish

“Pag ako namatay gusto ko walang complications. Walang sakit,” Atong told me.
“Imposible!” I told him, “Wala nang ganun. Ano gusto mo tumanda lang?”
“Oo.”
“Magkakasakit at magkakasakit pa rin yun. Bumababa ang resistensya ng matanda.”
“Eh bakit yung lola ko? 98 na namatay.”
“Nagkasakit pa rin yun! Pneumonia. TB. Bumababa kasi immune system. Di nyo ba pina-autopsy?” I asked him.
“I-o-autopsy pa eh 98 na nga.”
“Malay mo may foul play.”
“Foul play? Eh 98 na nga,” Atong answered.
“Ano yun? Payapa syang namatay ng walang sakit? Chill lang ganun?”
“Oo. Chill lang,” Atong replied, “Kasi malamig na sya nung natagpuan. Chilled”

 
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Weird Nieces

“Weird ng mga pamangkin mo ano?” A friend once told me, “Well, kanino pa ba sila magmamana?”

Come to think of it, they are right:

This is the latest installment on my nieces’ weirdness… and I love them for being weird like their uncle.

 
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