parents are all the same

juice colored, ang luha, bumaha na naman! T_T

this has gone viral because we have the technology to record these moments and replay and share them so easily these days.

i remember when i took the board, too. after the exam days, i didn’t have the energy to do anything. anxiety was crippling me (like how it does right now but that’s for another time) and all i wanted to do was drown myself in the sights and sounds of Manila (and malls). I was practically hibernating for 2 days. My dad had to actually call me to ask if I was going home anytime soon. Probably worried what I would do if I was left alone. (Teka, ba’t ba napa-english na naman ako?)

Ayun, umuwi ako para di na din sila mag-alala. Di ako halos makatulog sa bahay kasi di ako mapakali. “Ang dami kong mali sigurado yun,” sabi ko sa sarili ko. i was even thinking about the shame of being one of the non-passers from our Engineering department! Que horror!

thankfully in the morning, my friends called me up and what he said when he greeted me, i will never forget, “Congratulations Engineer!” I was like WHUUUUUT?! i asked questions in rapid succession, “paano niyo nalaman? nasa website? sa diyaryo? anong diyaryo? ngayon lang to? hindi ba kayo nagbibiro?”

after getting the information i needed, dali-dali din akong bumaba ng bahay para ibalita sa magulang ko. kaso namalengke sila. di pa uso sa magulang ang may dalang cellphone noon kaya binisikleta ko mula sa amin hanggang sa palengke. it was a 5km ride. pagdating ko, nakita ko yung tamaraw namin. sinakay ko sa likod pagkatapos ay naghanap na ako ng diyaryo.

once nagkita kami, binalita ko na at pinakita yung pangalan ko. tuwang-tuwa din sila at yung reaction nila ay kagayang-kagaya ng reaction ng nanay sa video. siyempre pati ako naluha. at ang isang masaklap na nangyari doon ay nawala ang bisikleta ko. ang sinabi lang ng nanay ko, “hayaan mo na yon. mapapalitan mo din yon!” (and funny enough, the bike that replaced it was also stolen. hay naku!)

napapa-isip ko kung ganoon din kaya ako sa hinaharap? or will i be the stereotypical overachieving asian parent with no appreciation for his child’s efforts? tingnan naten. mababaw pa naman luha ko.

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