[to be continued later as I'm going to the Luce now to watch a play called 'Art']
Teehhhd! Sure ka you're gonna leave us na? As in, you think you can stand the cold, cold winters in Minnesota and the layers and layers of clothing that you have to wear each time you step out your door? And did you know you have to clean your own bathrooms in America? As well as shovel your driveway, cut your grass, actually paint your own house or build your own cabinets and practically do-it-yourself everything? And did you know that nannies there cost a fortune?
So what if there you can earn in one day your entire month salary here in the Pinas? So what if everything is automated and bar-coded and card-chargeable there? Do you think you can find such wonderful workmates like us here? Do you think you can find a pedicab there that will deliver you to the doorstep of wherever you want to go? And I'm telling you there are no sari-sari stores there where you can buy a flat of mantika, in case you run out of kitchen staples. So what if Sean will probably like Disneyland more than our fiesta carnival here? So what if the president(-elect) there is smarter than the smartass presidents elsewhere? So what if the hospitals there are truly cutting edge and state of the art?
Do you really think you can just pack your backs and fly away and have an awesome adventure in that strange land with your family? Do you really think that when you leave we will never forget you? Do you really think that even as we will miss you, Ebyang and Sean2x terribly, we also wish you the very, very best?
If so, then go. Larga. Ayaw pahawid. Lupad.
(p.s. size 6 ako tiil, ha.)
(p.s.2 while you're away, i volunteer to "safeguard" your many, many novels. ako ray bantay sa imong mga books. in other words, leave your books with me, yeah!)