January 3, 2015
Note to future self: Remember this day. It's your mother's 59th birthday. She's far, toiling day and night to provide for you. You are somewhere cold. January and February are your favorite months, Manila becomes bearable, lovely even, during these months. In a few days you would buy pancit and chicken to celebrate Ma's birthday. She's far, you miss her, and is it too much to ask for you to be attentive every time you talk on the phone? Or for you to sound less sleepy? Dear future self, I hope Ma's home by now. Hug her every day please.