He was there.

Sitting across me, he continued blabbering about how good it is to have a free meal. He sure loves to eat tempura and crabsticks. Remembering the funny faces he made, i started grinning.

He talked about how monolingual French people are. By the age of 30, most of them didn’t even know how to say they are French or any basic English. He told us about a class he took around 2004, i guess. He and his colleagues took Psychanalyses. in one of his lecture class, he learned that Filipinos stays immature for a long time. i wondered, though i could have agreed on it. i believe i am a perfect example of immature. He explained it with a big smile, i am a very attentive student when professors starts to enthusiastically tell good stories.

As i remembered, it is due to our strong bond with our family. We stick to our parents until we married and settled for our own family. Unlike Westerns, we are so attached to our homes so most Filipinos didn’t considered moving out. Additionally, moving out would be a waste of money, they say.


Another thing in his stay in France was how easy it is to travel. Again, considering that his scholarship grant from UP Diliman was way back 2004, which is a very long time ago and i was still in Grade 4 that time, a lot of things must have changed. How fun was that if I knew him by that year.


Year 2004. France, as he said, was very accomodating. Train tickets cost 20 euros and that will be enough for a week. He’s thrifty. There’s this genuine smile when he told us how much he kept from his allowance. He even bought a TV. He isn’t techy. it’s funny how he demands us to google things while he doesn’t even have a decent phone to have internet. At least, i can make use of Opera as a browser. He is so cute and funny.


My favorite word in my french class is syndicat de drogue. We studied professions and it just weirded me out that he considered that one, sadly i didn’t get to see his expression when he wrote that. Must be so weird and funny.


J’aime. i have my facebook account in french so i usually use this word, not my favorite. Suki desu sounds cuter, like Oniichan. C’est differente, the roll of tongue and sound is better in Japanese.


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