The Ailene's Field Notes

A Manila girl's notes, the music she hears, some photographs (because they're automatically worth a thousand words she doesn't have to type), overheard conversations, and infinite moments compiled. The more formal, edited thoughts in

July 20, 2012 at 10:35am

Real Conversations In My Family

Me: So kaninong 40 days na po 'to? (My great-aunt and great-uncle died within a month of each other.)
My grandmother: Pareho na. Kasi si Auntie mo 47th day na. Si Uncle mo 33rd. 47 + 33 equals 80, divided by 2, 40. Kaya pareho na.


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