another goodbye


   maw left today to work abroad. it’s her first time to leave her 2 children to be under the care of her mother and sisters. her predicament as a single mom prompted her to make this hard decision.

maw and I met in preparatory school and have been friends since. she’s like the sister I never had. she was the one who taught me how to ride a bike, and we’ve a lot of childhood secrets neatly tucked away in our imaginary vault. and so, even if I am already a veteran attendee of all of my [closest] friends’ despedidas, nothing really prepares you how to orchestrate your last goodbyes. so we cried.

hopefully she’lll be back after a year. 

bye, maw. we love you! see ya next year –



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