Conversation no. 6: stubborn optimist

I picked up this phrase, “stubborn optimist”, from my meeting with McCann. I liked it. I found the right phrase that would best describe how I am even when life has beaten me to a pulp. Until someone tried to rain on my parade…in vain. Hahaha to you, my friend! ME (posted as my YM…

Conversation no. 5: love games

Love’s a tricky game. And just like any ordinary game, you have to remember to keep having fun while playing so that when you lose, it won’t hurt as much. In this game I’m presently playing, I’m the judge. HER: Ang sungit ng kumag. Nag-sorry nga, pero ako naman ang nauna pumansin. Mukhang inis lang…

Conversation no. 4: a broken heart weeps

What do you say to a loved one whose heart is being torn to tiny pieces? I can only pray that I say the right things…Her: Ayoko na talaga. Tapos na.Me: Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Lahat ng mga sinabi nyo sa isa’t-isa, borne out of anger so amplified yan 100 times over. Mag-usap…

Conversation no. 3: cervical cancer patient

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: Natakot ako, syempre, pero…

Conversation no. 2: taxi driver

Cebu City, June 2006 TAXI DRIVER: Maganda ba sa Maynila, Miss? ME: Parang Cebu din ho Manong, mas magulo lang. TAXI DRIVER: Gusto ko kasing dun na mag-drive ng taxi e. ME: Naku, wag ho! Mahirap ho ang buhay don. Lahat ng bilihin, mahal. (Note: except for gasoline prices, which is Php.50 cheaper in Manila)…