“Ha??!?!” they chorused.
“Nasa TV Channel 7, kaninang umaga lang,” I answerd.
They all run inside the house, being the showbiz fanatics that they are, watched it on TV. Nanay was teary-eyed watching the wake and the interview with Lorna Tolentino.
I remained outside and read my book in the hammock.
After half an hour of reading I heard an argument over our backyard fence. I looked out and saw that our neighbors are screaming at each other for some reason.
I went inside and told Nanay, Ate Pam and Tem, “May nag-aaway sa kapitbahay.”
After 5 seconds everybody was standing on a monoblock chair looking over the wall.
Ate Pam told me, “Boy, dang-tsismoso mo. Kanina si Rudy Fernandez tapos ngayon yung kapitbahay.”
“Ako pa?” I answered, “eh kayo nga d’yan ang nakasilip sa bakod.”
During this conversation, nanay went down from her assigned mono block and said, “Ayoko n’yang sigawan lang. Gusto ko may duguan.”