Seeing Myself After 20 Years…
Posted May 31, 2007on:
One busy day in May, about last week, my parents and relatives paid me a visit. It was a pleasant mini reunion of sorts as I don’t get to see the Espiritus that often, them being in Manila and myself being based in Cebu.
We spent lunch together at Abuhan where Pa wanted to treat us all to pochero. I was the only one in the group who wasn’t actually watching my diet. Oops. Though the choice of food wasn’t really on the healthy side, all of them were consciously picking very small portions for consumption.
Pa and Tito Roby were talking about their quadruple or triple bypasses like they would talk about car models. “Payabangan” sila. Hahaha! And Ma & Tita Celia would compare how many medicines or how often they took a certain prescription like they would talk about shoes, bags and shopping! I was amused listening to all of them.
Then when we were all done with the dessert, Pa called on the waiter to ask for the bill. When it came, everyone was fumbling for his/her wallet. I thought they were racing against each other as to who would be the fastest to whip out the credit card.
I was utterly amused when all of them handed their Senior Citizen’s ID! Hihihi!
That same night, Aunt Didi joined the group and treated us all to dinner at Laguna Garden Cafe. And the whole experience would be repeated….
I am grateful that I am still surrounded by loved ones who are in their prime years. I could only pray that they stay as lively and as healthy as they are for as long as possible. To achieve even half of what they have is already a great blessing.
On another note, I hope nobody gets offended (about age), but when you get together what topics do you usually talk about with your peers?