in her and let me alone.
It’s Christmas, and we’ve brought fruits and goodies to add to theAspectos’ gracious table.“Roman is worse,” says Aunt Mary, “but he’d be glad to see you.”When I go upstairs to find him quite ill, he manages to smile andwhisper, “Hi.” He doesn’t say much so I promise to check on him later.If there’s anything you’d like, we’ll bring it to you.”He thanks me, and before I even reach the stairway, he falls asleep.Back in the kitchen, as usual we feed the men first. Then after everyone’s eaten, we sit to chat. ‘Felix is so handsome,” they rave,“don’t let him get away.”I’m thinking,
but we have a good time visiting.Since Lina, Felix, and I don’t work tomorrow, we return to Pasay tovisit on my porch. Then when she and I retire at one-thirty a.m., the people downstairs are still partying.Anyway, Christmas is over, and soon it will be New Years.184
Lina treated Felix and me to New Year’s Eve dinner here at theChinese restaurant where she’s a waitress. Since it’s a big night with