Back to Manila
Last Saturday, the following happened to Pascale on her walk back from Salcedo market to Rockwell:
- Hi Ma'am, how are you?
- I am fine, thank you (pause - surprise)
- Ma'am you, don't recognize me, I am Joel!
- (smile - pause - still surprise)
- Driver Joel from Pacific Plaza, Sir gave me his bicycle in 2006, look, I still have it, I still use it and my children too!!
We never had a driver but Joel was washing our car once in a while. As a farewell gift (we left for Indonesia) he got my bike. Feels good that the bike is in very good hands.
Manila, Philippines, December 2015.