My original SISTAH is Ate Luz… She is the lifelong Ate I have… Even we were 8 years apart, I treated her as my first “best friend” in my toddler and teen years… She was my Ate, filling my summer childhood memories of her being there for us (me and willy). We were the regular tambay in their big “nipa” house… enjoying many summers playing and bonding with her, reading comics, playing text (mini-cards), taguan (hide and seek) or just being there watching her doing her household chores. She never grew tired of our kakulitan, she being already a teen-ager and us being just 7-9 yr old “alaga.”
Haha… if i will ever ask Willy to write with me here about Ate Luz, we might probably fill this blog with lots of memories….
Anyways, I promised my Ate Luz that we’ll have a spa-night together… since it will be a wedding of her son this weekend, I also feel this is a long-overdue bonding moment.
SO last night, she did facial spa and i did foot spa… she made the spa assitants laughed with her wacky remarks (it was her first time to have facial treatment)… we had a great time… Soon i will treat her to foot spa also.
Carol is coming home next week from America, after 5 years?
This is one great moment, as this was “pakana” (plan) of the “sisterhood.”
The plane ticket is courtesy of our generous friend Flor, and there is also an offer of condominium unit where she can stay, a job at SVS (if she is up to it) and a “papa” waiting in her Condo (joke!)
Everything that happened seem so sudden and plans are made in spur of the moment!
It is just another proof of having done and said the right things at the exact right moment!
Here’s how it goes:
Aug 22- at Macau, we talked about a friendship thing that we could buy for the 4 of us, then we suddenly realized that we are actually “5”… the 5th one is Carol in US whom we have not seen in 5 years.
Aug 25 – at Manila, while deleting the old texts in my celfone, I came across the birthday message of Carol sent Dec 19 (we have a same birthdate!), I texted here and said we missed her a lot! No reply (I thought, she probably have different number now 😦 )
Aug 26 – can’t get her off my mind, I sent an email in old yahoo mail (that seemed so dormant for quite some time)
Aug 27 – she answered! and we excitedly chat! I told her of everything nice and great happening to our partnership and sisterhood! 🙂
Aug 31 – she called and we talked about how life is treating her. She is quite down. I happened to “come alive” when she needed someone to talk to. I told her that I will relate her story to sisterhood at same night’s party (Flor’s Bday). At the party, we talked about her and made another date to watch a movie or have a coffee.
Sept 2 – the sisterhood saw each other and, timely, Carol called Flor… and then the offer (or outpour) of help came…. Flor offered for a ticket, a condo unit and a job if she really want to stay here, as her situation at US is becoming “desperate”… we offered a boyfriend and moral support 🙂
Sept 3-8 – exchanges of calls and emails…. Carol has to make crucial decision considering her parents as well (who are already in US), and some commitments there….
Sept 9 – we saw another friend from Rome (Romel) and called Carol again for the confirmation of her schedule! So that Romel will also be here for one great “reunion”
Sept 11 – Her plane ticket was booked…She will be here Sept 24 up to Oct 5!