Being an overseas Filipino worker(OFW) one of the precious things in life that you will be missing is the face to face conversation with your family. Dialogues may sound ordinary but if you are a thousand miles away from home, you'll start to appreciate the seemingly everyday routine and consider it as priceless moments. Simple joys that remind you, you are not alone, never was and never will. A reference point where you can always turn back to, that somewhere across the boundless blue seas, someone cares and thinks of you. Hearing their voices is like a sanctuary that gets you through another day or week or months in this country. Thanks to technology like Facebook, Viber and WhatsApp for making distance easier to bear by allowing people to connect freely anytime, anywhere.
Here's some of the funniest and heartiest phone conversation I had with my loved ones back home which are worth remembering.
conversation with seven yo nephew:
Ramiah: Tita, wala na po akong relo.
(Auntie, I don't have watch anymore)
Girlie:(Kinabahan, baka magpabili ng relo) Oh bakit?
(A bit worried that he might ask for a new watch) Oh Why?
Ramiah: Eh kasi po lahat ng oras ko binigay ko na sayo!
(Because I already gave all my time to you)
Girlie: Auhhhh (Such a sweet kid, want to hug you right now)
conversation with mom/Nanay:
Nanay: Anak, bumili pala kami ng lupa, Kinash na namin.
(Sweetheart, we bought a land and paid it in cash)
Girlie: Wow! San kayo kumuha ng pera?
(Wow! Where did you get the money?)
Nanay: Pinapalit na namin lahat ng SGD na binigay mo.
(We exchange all SGD bills that you gave us.)
Girlie: Okay, saang lupa?
(Okay, which land?)
Nanay: Sa St. Michael's Memorial place
(In St. Michael's Memorial place)
Girlie: Ohhh (Memorial lot pala LOL in my mind) Okay yan Nay, practical!
(Ohhh (memorial place LOL in mind) that's good mom, you're being practical!)
Looking forward to more candid and crazy dialogues with these guys who I love and miss big time. :D