What To Do With Felix Tomao
It’s the start of November 1946, and Felix, his parents, and cousin,Pepe, are exchanging stories with me about life in the province and howthe war affected the people.
They seem nice, but I sense they may have second thoughts about me.
I appreciate their thoughtfulness though and thank them for treating me to dinner at this Chinese restaurant.Afterwards, we see a movie at the theater about the battle in Bataan.
I guess some people don’t mind seeing it again and again.
I don’t enjoyit but keep my opinion to myself.
It wouldn’t he right to force my waysonto anyone else.
After they drop me home, Felix tells his parents he’d like to visitwith me a while.“Fine,” they say and head back to the apartment with his cousin.Then on the porch, Felix thanks me for going to dinner and beingwho lam with his folks.“You’re welcome, I don’t know much about entertaining since it’s been some time ago that I witnessed my mother serve guests and makeconversation.”