Saturday, 18 August 2007

91: great

We are sitting at the table. Me and Carmella. Her tita is in the kitchen. There has been a long pause.

I am trying to think of something charming to say.

Great, I say, looking around.

Huh? says Carmella.

Great

What’s great?

I don’t know.

Another long pause.

Great, I say.

Yep, says Carmella.

Almost ready! her tita calls from the kitchen.

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an island nation located in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital city, I say.

What? says Carmella.

Nothing, I say.

We sit there in silence until her aunt carries in the food.

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