Conversation no. 3: cervical cancer patient

Originally posted on beingKirei:
She took her hat off, revealing her bare head. She gives me a genuine but nervous smile. She kept laughing most of the time during our conversation, making me feel a little uncomfortable about the whole thing. ME: Anong pumasok sa isip mo nung malaman mong may cervical cancer ka? HER:…

Conversation no. 13: losing my religion

It’s been years since I last had a conversation with this guy. My talks with him were some of the most interesting I’ve had no matter how trivial the topic may be: proper way to cook sinangag, single parenthood, fishing, weeds… This Holy Wednesday, I chanced upon his Facebook status that again I found stimulating….

Conversation no. 12: never too late to educate

With my left foot injured, I chose to stay on the boat and let the others go to the small lagoon for some exploration. So I grabbed a bottle of chilled San Mig Light and struck up a conversation with our boat captain — a 24-year old Palawan native named Dong. ME: Taga-dito ka talaga?…

Conversation no. 11: to love or to let go

Di ko matiis na di sabihin sa kanya na wala syang maaasahan sa kaibigan ko. So finally nung sinabi ko, nagpasalamat sya. Ngayon, nalilito sya kung anong susunod nyang diskarte. ME: Natatandaan mo ba nung umpisa pa lang, tinanong kita kung seryoso ka? Sabi mo noon, oo. Ngayon, ganun pa din ba ang sagot mo?…