Chapter 1: Moving In

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"Xandraaaaaa!!!" salubong sakin ni Heidi.

"Heidiiiiiiiiii!!!" sigaw ko din ng mahanap ko kung nasaan sya.

Kakadating ko lang galing states para dito mag aral ng last year of high school. Gusto kasi ni mama na dito ako gumaraduate sa old school nya at ni tita Shyla, mama ni Heidi.

"Girll!!! Kaloka kaaa! Sobrang kinis ng balat mo ano bang sabon mo? Ung snow?"

"Loka! Iba lang talaga dun. I'm not even going to hangouts there. Sana naman mag gala tayo dito."

Laking States man ako, may dugo pa rin akong pinoy. Mom always teach me Tagalog pag bored sya. Business na lang kasi lagi si dad.

"Sure. Paniguradong lagi kang nasa labas ng bahay." sagot nya sakin at sumakay na ng family van.

My mom and Heidi's mom are friends. I met Heidi when we were 9 kasi nagvisit sila sa states. And as I said, umuwi ako para mag aral sa almamater ng mama ko.

Si mama, susunod next week kasi may inaayos pa na papers but mabilis na daw un since dad has a lot of connections.

Pagkadating namin sa house namin dito, tinulungan muna ako ni Heidi I-fix ung things ko at ilagay sa mga cabinet. She even swept the floor for me.

~Mom calling~

"Yes mom?" I answered.

"Are you alright?! I told you to call me when you arrive!" she sounded hysterical on the phone and I can imagine dad calming her down.

"Sorry mom. Nakalimutan ko lang. Super excited kasi ako makita ung house natin here e." I explained.

"Okay. Hintayin mo na lang si manang okay? Papunta na daw sya. Don't worry you can trust her. Sya ung nag alaga sakin during teendays ko, okay?"

"Okay mom."

"Bye. Take care. I love you baby."

"I love you too mom and dad."

Pagkatapos nun we hang up. Umalis na si Heidi since malapit ng magdilim and may gagawin pa daw sya.

~Ding... dong...~

I hurriedly went to the door para buksan. Baka kasi si Manang na yun.

"Xandra anak." sabi nya pagka bukas ko ng door.

"Hi po manang. Pasok po kayo." I tried my best para magtagalog ng ayos baka kasi di ako maintindihan ni manang.

"Kamukang kamukang mo nanay mo." she said as.we walk in.

"Nanay?"

"Ay, mama mo pala. Englishera ka nga pala. Naku mapapasubo ata ako." sabi nya ng pabulong ung last.

"Gutom ka na ba? Anong gusto ming kainin?" dun ko lang narealize na she's holding a basket full of leaves.

"Anything that's available is fine." sabi ko. "Umm, manang can you just call me pag luto na? Kailangan ko pa po kasingag ayos ng things ko e."

"Sige sige iha. Go upstairs. Manang nalang bahala."

I smiled to her bago pumunta sa upstairs at inayos ung mga damit ko para ilagay sa last cabinet.

Pagkatapos ng mga 10 minutes of rest, manang called me kasi kakain na daw.

Ang sarap ng luto ni manang. Even there's a lot of leaves, it tastes like heaven! Mom can't even cook that good.

The next day, Heidi came and we went to the school to enroll daw and but me new uniforms and to know the school premises.

This school is hugee! Baka mawala ako dito ng di oras. Favorite ko ung garden outside. Super linis nyang tingnan and may mga benches at puno pa.

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