I am taken back to an experience many years ago. Not so far away, and not so long ago. I went to an event, with the expectation of meeting a friend there. But then, it turned out she had changed her mind. Since I was already at the venue, what was I to do? I either go home or stay.
Choosing to stay, I went in and took a seat. A guy approached me and asked
“Hi miss. Mag isa ka lang?” (Are you alone?)
Me: Oo (yes)
“Nge! Bakit?” (Why?)
So I gave him a knuckle punch on his face and said “OO MAG ISA AKO! MASAYA KA NA???” (Yes I’m alone! Happy???)
—-Well I wish I could have done that. (makes naughty face)
After sometime, a little girl of Arab descent danced in front of me. She looked at me and said: “Ate ganda!”
Have you ever watched those cartoons where the character was crying then suddenly the tears went back up into his eyes? I think that happened to me haha. I mean, how could I resist her?
It turned out that her nurse was a Filipina, so she knew a few Tagalog words. I had a chat with the nurse, and learned she was working in the palace. As the program was about to begin, she handed me over some food. Being the shy-type (yeah!), I said “Thank you, but I’m still fine.”
But then she insisted and said “Take it. It’s from the palace.”
I was stunned. The show started. Along the way, I saw a group of friends who also happened to be there, so we had a good catch up.
As I went to sleep, those words were still in my head: “Take it. It’s from the palace.”
It was like my Heavenly Father saying …”Receive my blessing.”
I realized I was not alone. He provided people (and food!).
Things don’t always go as expected, but could turn out even better than what we had in mind.
That’s it for now folks. Cheers 🙂