An anonymous phonecall flashed on my celphone. The country code was 008 so it was either Ate Pam or Ate Mimi. It came as a surprise because as far as I can remember, they would rather save their phonecards to call their daughters in the Philippines.
“Moshi-moshi!” I hello-ed.
“‘Choy! Kamusta?” it was Ate Pam.
“Ate! Ok naman ako dito. Medyo nakaka-settle na rin,” I answered, “Buti nakatawag ka! Himala! New number mo?”
“Saglit lang ‘to,” she whispered, “sa kaibigan ko ‘to…”
“Nyek! Akala ko naman…”
“Shet! Nakatingin! O sige na! O sige na! Nakasimangot yung kaibigan ko, nakita ako. Bye! Love you! Bye!” then it was cut off.