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May 28, 2015
Your Papa's childhood is an interesting one, full of life, mischief, tears, but most of all, love. It makes me glad imagining you and him swapping stories, and him reminiscing about his younger years in San Jose Street. His best friends, our patintero sessions in front of the house, the way we would melt crayons on the roof, that one time he drove Mang Batang's owner jeep into a canal, that one time a firecracker exploded on his hand. There were quiet times, too, and those are my favorites. Sticky afternoon naps, waking up parched, yearning for a halo halo.