Well as most of you know we have a niece who lives with us for over a year now. Nice girl and no trouble really but would be nice if could say that about another relative of hers. Her dad works in Manila for a security firm and mom stays home tending the rest of the brothers and sisters. She came to stay with us when they fell on hard times so we agreed to take the niece in. It goes without saying that the family is poor and often said niece went hungry so her younger brothers and sisters could eat, I think there are 4 but might be a few more.
Now since we have taken the niece in she is well fed, clothed and enrolled in a private school which she enjoys. But it has been over a year since she saw her mom, dad and siblings although she speaks with them on the phone when ever she wants too. Well something came up and my wife had to fly to Manila for about a week and took our niece with her so she could visit her family, great right? But as always there is a catch somewhere along the line when dealing with filipinos.
So wife books a plane ticket for both of them and off they go to the big city, nieces first time on a plane. In Manila wife calls up the family and they agree to meet at certain place and time that convenient for all. Well the dad shows up with the rest of the children and they all talk but mom is not there. Wife said the children were under weight and looked hungry so she gave the dad 1,000 for food. No problem with that as he has never done us wrong and the kids need to eat. But what about the mother you ask? After all dad is there and brought all the children with him.
Here’s how that went. We feed her daughter, clothe her daughter, enroll her daughter in a private school and bought her an airline ticket to go to Manila to see her mom, dad and siblings. So how come mom did not go to see the daughter she has not seen in over a year? She wanted to take a taxi to the meet and not a jeepney, wife would not pay for the taxi fare so she decided not to come. No matter how much was done it was still give me more. Can anyone imagine how hurt her daughter was because mom would not come if she had to ride a jeepney? More pinoy pride and stupidity huh?Published in