Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Memories...

More than 10 years ago, my friend and I were huddled together trying to solve a very complicated CALCULUS  problem. I did my magic. He did his magic. None of our mojos worked. We spent hours looking at the numbers and they did not make sense, at all. I decided to give up on it and turned to a magazine. It was his homework, anyway, so it wasn't my problem. I had just arrived from London and was not attending school yet. Schoolwork was far from my mind.

Around midnight, his dad arrived. He nodded to greet us and I feebly said: "Hi tito!" He passed his son, patted him on the back and looked into the work he had in front of him.

DAD: Oh, kailangan mo ba ng tulong? (Do you need help?)
FRIEND: Mejo mahirap eh (It's kinda hard)

He briefly looked at the problem we had attempted to tackle for hours, and turned to my friend.

DAD: Eh, madali lang ito! (This is easy!) Here, do this... do that... and this...

I was amazed. I did not know him that well, but I knew his sons, and this memory of him has never left me ever since. Goodbye.


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Anonymous said...

Hi Crickette, is this about someone who passed away recently? I am just guessing, it's such a nice however simple memory but it had a tinge of sadness to it. Very much how i remember some people who have come and gone into my life. Then again, my thoughts can be too depressing...

Hope you are having a nice day dear! :) - Sasang

tini said...

aww crix, send my condolences to judd. he might not remember me but shucks, i feel for him.

Teeyah. said...

I kind of guessed you'd know about him or even be related at some level. I have no comment on the issues surrounding his death but my condolences :(

And grabe, when his credentials were flashed, all I could say was, GRABE. This man is damn smart!

RicAdeMus said...

Sounds like he was not only smart, but also a good man and a good father. Your friend was lucky for the time they had together.

I don't know anything about what happened, but my condolences to you and your friend.

AC said...

ahh.. eto yung tweet mo na post about your memory with "him" *hugs*

che said...

condolences to his family..

...crickette... said...

Thank so much. My friend is doing so well now, compared to the first day. We try our best to make him laugh --- been going to the wake everyday.

What do they show in the news? I don't wanna follow the news anymore because it depresses me lang.