My entry is late once again but am still playing MLM anyway. No one can stop me but my laziness hehe. This week theme is about family member or special friend.

One of my special friend back home just celebrated her birthday couple of weeks ago. So, i thought she would be the best subject for this week MLM theme. This is Romebeth but we call her Beth, Tata as her nickname and Babes as the name made up for her. I was the sweet, then there’s honey, luvs, sugar and dear. The girl in the picture is Elgen. She was our baby back then and this girl was very dear to us.

Romebeth and Elgen

Beth and I met when were assigned in the mountain school. She was the youngest teacher in the group. There were 10 teachers in that school and I think the eight of us where from the city including the principal but the six of us became very close friends. We know each others secrets and differences too. In this circle of friends when I started the friendship endearment TSANG or chang. We sleep in the same room, bathe in the same bathroom (not really a bathroom, it’s more on a puso or pumping wheel I am not sure if that’s the name.) We live in the same quarters and did our lesson plans in the same area. Apparently, we were like sisters in one family and Dayon was our mother.
Dayon - Our Nanay in the Mountain School

Dayon is not a teacher. She’s just one of the resident in that community whom was very dear to all the teachers assigned to that school. Dayon was our Mother who cooked the food, wash the laundry and dishes and even massage our head whenever we don’t feel well. We missed her cooking so much when we all got transferred to the city to now.

Facebook connects people, friend and old friends together. I just saw Dayon’s picture at her daughter’s facebook whom happened to be one of my pupils in grade V and grade VI. Then Beth tagged me with her picture with Elgen. She said Elgen misses us so much and as soon as she saw her the Elgen hugged her so tight. So many wonderful memories we had back then and even if it’s been 10 years already since we shared that experiences, in my mind and heart seems like it was yesterday.
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