Nakapag-ipon na ulit ako ng V Quips, so here’s another installment.
Last month, my dad’s US-based older brother and his wife came to visit the Philippines. Dad, Uncle B and Auntie P spent one whole afternoon catching up on each other at a gas station that happened to be near my kids’ school. Someone thought it was a good idea to bring my kids there after school so they could meet their grannies. So I did.
Fast forward to snack time…
Auntie P: What do you like to eat, kids? Choose whatever you like… Go ahead!
My kids hesitated, just a little bit, but got themselves some ice cream and drinks anyway. The adults chatted some more. The kids started to get bored, found themselves lingering near the freezer. Tita T (owner of the gas station) notices V looking at something inside the freezer. (At this point, I pretend they are not my kids. Nakakahiya!)
Tita T: What do you like?
V (smiles sheepishly): That one (points to Nestle Pops)… But that’s expensive eh.
Tita T (probably amused): Don’t worry, I’m rich!
V (eyes lit up, grinning widely): Oooh, she’s rich!
Same afternoon with their new-found grannies…
V to Uncle B: Are you sure you’re 83?
Uncle B (who only wears reading eyeglasses, despite his age): Yes. Why?
V: Because Lolo looks older than you, hihihi. But don’t tell Lolo!
Uncle B: I like this girl!
Last week in Baguio. V talking to BIL…
V: What happened to your like that? (touches her face with her fingers to refer to stubbles.)
BIL: I shaved na. Why?
V: Aaah… You look better with the like that. (touches her face again.)
Sis #1: Lab, mag shave ka na, ang haba na ng stubbles mo!
BIL: Oi, sabi ni V mas bagay ko daw pag meron yan!
O ha! Nakabola na naman ang anak ko. Not just one, but two! 😛