Thanks to Facebook, Girlie (our trusted househelp, now promoted to Anika’s nanny) and Ate Babes are well known na among my friends. I haven’t posted about them anymore these past few days because first, it’s hard to find time to blog because Anika’s taking up most of my time nowadays (my free time is dedicated to sleeping and once-in-a-while-malling). Second, Girlie isn’t spending that much time with Ate Babes because she’s with Anika also most of the day.
Today, I want to make kwento what our beloved Girlie has been through these past few weeks. It all started last December before she left for her annual vacation to her hometown in Bohol.
DECEMBER CAMERA INCIDENT
We went home to find a puffy eyed Girlie opening our front door for us. We ask why and she promptly burst into tears. She had borrowed her Auntie’s digital camera a few months back. That time, she was looking for it the whole day. Guess how she found it?! She stepped on it when the camera fell to the floor when she was making kalkal one of her bags! She was so afraid her Aunt will get mad at her and she’s thinking of how she would pay for a new one (the camera’s lcd was badly broken) with her salary. To give solution to her problem, instead of giving her a Christmas bonus, we gave her money to buy a new camera for her Auntie. Problem #1 solved!
A week before I gave birth, Girlie made paalam that she and Ate Babes will be going to Baclaran for her day-off to shop. She was so excited that she was talking about it the whole week. She said she’d be buying things she would send to her relatives in Bohol plus some things for her too. On the day, we gave na her salary plus money to buy our clothes hanger, house slippers and one bathrobe for me. She was practically skipping out the door when she left (Baclaran is like her happy place). After a few hours, she went home with puffy eyes again. When we asked what happened, she said she wasn’t able to buy anything because somebody pick pocketed her wallet. When we asked how much was inside it, she cried and told us that all of her month’s salary was in there plus the money to gave her to buy my bilins. We really felt sorry for her and told her to be careful next time and not to bring all of her money when going somewhere.
Last Friday was Anika’s second check up with her pedia. As her yaya, Girlie went with us. For your information, Girlie hates riding cars which includes taxis. She becomes car sick and nahihilo talaga siya. We stopped in Sucat on our way to Asian Hospital. Alvin had to get something from his friend. So Girlie asked if she can go out the car as well because she needed fresh air kasi nga nahihilo na siya. So I agreed. Then when we got to the doctor’s clinic, she couldn’t find her cellphone. Until we arrived at our house, she still couldn’t find it! We suspected that her phone fell from her lap when she went out the car in Sucat to get some air. Hay, she’s so malas talaga this year!
Alvin: Girlie, matulog ka na lang kaya buong taon tapos gumising ka na lang next year! Ang malas mo ngayon tao eh!
Girlie: Hu! Hu! Hu!
Alvin: Hindi joke lang.. Wag ka masyadong mag-gagastos this year.. Magipon ka kasi malas ka sa pera this year
Then after that conversation, Alvin was in the bathroom when he heard Girlie talking to our other househelp, Elvie..
Girlie: Alam ko na Elvie gagawin ko this year! Magiipon ako ng magiipon para next year na ako gagastos kasi ang malas ko ngayong taon eh!
Yessss… Ang galing pumick-up ng Girlie namin!!!
Alvin was again inside the CR when he heard this exchange..
Girlie: Elvie, im so sad..
Elvie: Why naman?
Girlie: I dun’t hab a pone. Pano ko na matetext ang boypren ko?! Baka makipagbreak sakin yun kasi di ako nakakareply sa kanya!
Tsk! Kawawa naman ang dilema ng Girlie namin! Hehehe
So friends, if you’re reading this, I’d like you to know that I will be accepting donations for our househelp Girlie starting today. I will be naming the project, PISO PARA KAY GIRLIE.
Proceeds will go to her cellphone budget (masaya nay un sa 1000-peso phone!) and yung mga magover dun, sa savings niya =)