We woke up early and prepared early to go to Makati Medical Center to fix my brother, Dexter’s, birth certificate. He doesn’t have any birth certificate registered so we needed to go to the hospital to check on his hospital records. We were able to speak with the persons from the Admissions Office and Medical Records. They were really nice and helpful and asked me to call them back the next day to check if they got it.
We then proceeded to the Makati City Hall because we needed to verify the negativity of his records to be able to file for a delayed registration for my brother. We had to spend most of the day there to get the document. It wasn’t fun after all considering the disorganized procedures they have for those getting civil registry documents.
Shortly before 4PM, we went to Papa’s office. Traffic was everywhere and it was really a drag being on the passenger side of the car. I was really so sleepy. We had snacks with Papa at the office cafeteria and then we went to Starbucks Magallanes for a much-needed caffeine boost and then went home.
I was so appalled to see the house in disarray. The kitchen was grossly dirty, the garage was so dirty, the clothes that I pressed were everywhere in the living room. That blew it for me. I told Gian na wala talaga silang silbi iwanan sa bahay. He and Via just locked themselves up in their room the whole day, playing PS2, without even checking on what Dexter was doing to the house. Talagang pinagsalitaan ko na sila and I didn’t care whether Via was hurt or what. I’ve been passing on comments every now and then because they don’t seem to be doing their share of the house work. They just lock themselves up in their room, just going out when they need to eat or whatever. When they do the dishes, they don’t do it properly and still leave the kitchen dirty.
Papa came home and I told him what happened. Papa and I clashed. He told me it was wrong timing for me to say that to him. I admitted I was wrong and apologized. But I still told him to tell Gian to fix their act. Papa then told me that he’s giving me a week to have Via out of the house. Papa spoke to Gian and then before I knew it, Via packed her things and left, which was really a sigh of relief for me.
I know I may seem to be too harsh sometimes but I just had to do it. They didn’t heed my warning call before and they seemed to be pushing me to my limits. I am a very nice friend and I can be very generous. All I wanted was a little help from them with the housework since we don’t have a maid who will do things for us. A little consideration and concern were the least they could show when they’re left here at home.
Gian came home from the UK through me. He wasn’t happy there and I did what I can so that I can convince my parents to bring him back here. He has done things unimaginable before. I came home from Canada because Papa couldn’t bear his misdoings anymore and asked me to go back and help him out with him. He almost failed to graduate from high school if I didn’t help him out of his grave misconduct in school. Before he came home from UK, we specifically agreed that he would do what we would ask him to do – that is, finish his studies and he won’t be having any girlfriend living here at home with him. He broke the second condition when he asked Via to move in with him. Papa didn’t say anything about it because he knows that his words will just fall on deaf ears. I allowed it blindly but warned him that if he screws up, they’re out.
I knew we were wrong to tolerate my brother’s living-in with his girlfriend at 19. Papa’s the one shouldering Via’s food and other expenses through Gian. To be honest, Papa has expressed to me his dislike for Via. He doesn’t like her at all for his son. He has been embarrassed when a colleague of his saw Gian and Via and asked whether Gian was with his older aunt. Papa told his colleague that she is Gian’s girlfriend and the colleague commented:”Sayang ang gwapo pa naman ng anak mo. Bakit ganon yung girlfriend nya?” Papa didn’t comment at all anymore. But he was definitely embarrassed by the comment.
I heave a sigh of relief to see another burden out of our house. It’s gonna be tough considering that I’ll be left with Basti, Dex, hubby and Papa. There will be less malling and stuff but I know we can manage. At least I wouldn’t have to contend with hypertension and more wrinkles.