CORY AQUINOTITLE: CORY AQUINO
TAMBUCHO TALE #: 21
TRT: 10 MINS.
It was my second day at new work. I missed the necrological services for the former President Cory Aquino that day. Thank God for Twitter updates that I receive via text. Needless to say, I was very eager to come home.
I took the MRT from Shangri La station. Some guy offered me a seat, probably after seeing my immobilizer. [Typically, they don't.] When I was finally seated, a middle-aged woman nearly stepped on my outstretched leg. Good thing her friend took notice and warned her of the, errr, hump ahead. She apologized for something that never happened and I nodded to convey it was fine.
Then she started to recount how her grandchild asked her,
"Who's Cory Aquino?" She answered, "Yung nanay ni Kris Aquino,".
The child reacted, "Aaaah. Kilala ko si Kris Aquino, pero si Cory, hindi.". She repeated this story 2 more times.
I waited. I waited for her to go on. Cory Aquino was more than a mother to a TV personality, wasn't she? Sadly, she didn't provide any other explanation who Cory Aquino was. I was very appalled she had to stop at "Kris Aquino's mother".
Old people complain that the kids today tend to forget easily. Maybe that's true for some kids, but the younger ones were just born yesterday. They need help on what to recall, you know. And stopping at "nanay ni Kris Aquino", for example, is NOT going to help. It's depriving a kid a chance to go on a time travel to 1986.
And I'm sorry for eavesdropping.