Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An unexpected turn of events

I was talking to a friend last night at around 8 am when my other phone beeped. Me and my friend's conversation was cut off shortly to approximately 12 minutes. (Globe: 11:59 or exactly 12, TM: 4:59) And just when I was about to leave my bedroom, my phone rang and my dad was calling me. I immediately leaped up from where I was and slid my thumb across my phone's screen. "Good Evening, hi dad!"

Actually, I called him earlier but he was in a meeting so he told he'll call me back instead. "How was school?" My dad always asks this; well maybe just to see if it's working out for me here in Bacolod, I suppose. 

I mentioned that the school's intrams is fast approaching. I also told him that for the next week, I'll be free for one entire week. He sounded happy. "One week? That long?" Yep, that's how it is here. "Great timing, palangga!" An endearment mom and dad uses--- don't ask. (It's cute tho) "I'm going to Cebu to buy some stuff this Saturday, meet me halfway there? Then stay in Tacloban for the week."

I thought he wasn't serious. "Oh dad, I really want to but I'm afraid I'll have to pass. You see, after our intrams, the following week will be our midterms. I want to study real hard for the upcoming exams because I have a low score on my other major subjects and I want to make bawi-bawi. And besides, being there would prevent me from doing any studying---"

I was cut off. Yep, this was just a nice conversation turned into a debate. My dad won't lose this argument though. Ha. Ha. "Nonsense. What difference would it make if you were here? Besides, there's an established connection of internet here and the new computer in the living room. There's no reason for you not to be able to do some studying." 

Okay. I give up; you win, dad. "Um, see you in 3 days, dad!" But I remembered something. "But the ticket--- I can't get one here via online because my laptop still isn't working~"

I could practically imagine my dad's grin on the other line. "We'll book you here a ticket or I'll just directly go to the airport tomorrow. See you. Love you!"

Well, if this pushes through, see you soon Tacloban!

Oh, before I forget, let me pack my bags first. :) Flying alone will be one of my firsts. I am ecstatic; I cannot wait!

- R.


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