It’s that time of the month again when I feel I’m at my absolute worse. I walk like a zombie and perform tasks like a zombie. I hate it, I have a pile of things to do but I am not inspired to do anything. I just want to stare into space and not think. To top it off, I sleep late and wake up early even during weekends to follow the 6-12-6-12 nebulization ritual because Iya got asthma again. I think this was caused by the increment summer heat. She had colds and was coughing like crazy last week so I took her to the doctor who prescribed Ventolin and steroids. I was amazed that it was asthma; all along I thought it was the garden variety colds and cough combination.
Iya’s yaya will be taking a vacation for ten days, and wonder of wonders the dates include our office outing. How come she gets a vacation and I don’t? Last night I asked Iya’s permission to go to the beach even though I know that it’s hopeless anyways. I just wanted to see her reaction because she has been wary of beaches ever since she saw a movie scene about killer piranhas.
Me: Pupunta ako sa beach ha? payagan mo ko?
Iya: Aaaaaaahhh hindi pwede! wag ka pumunta sa beach.
Me: Hindi ako pupunta sa water, sa sand lang ako.
Iya: Hindi parin pwede.
Me: E kung isasama kita.
Iya: Ayokong pumunta sa beach.
Me: Bakit ba ayaw mo ko payagan?
Iya: E kasi baka makagat ka ng isda dun!
I turned off the lights dejected. I was trying to sleep when she said…
Iya: Nanay wag ka pumunta sa beach ha?
Me: Opo, pero papasok ako sa office bukas.
Iya: Hindi pwede! dito ka lang.
Apparently she does not believe that I will be just going to the office.
Me: Promise hindi ako pupunta sa beach, sa office ako pupunta.
Iya: Sigurado ka ba?
Me: Opo, sigurado po.
Iya: Siguradong sigurado ka ba talaga?
Me: Opo, siguradong sigurado po *laughing
Iya: Kapag hindi ka nakinig hindi na kita papayagan pumunta sa beach forever!