Last Friday, I was astonished to find our house filled with our new friends. You should all note that I am not used to seeing many people in our house since there is only me and my Mommy during the day and only the three of us on weekends and evenings. So I was really surprised. I even hid in the kitchen for a while when they started showing up because I was shy. I am not so familiar with some of the faces though but when Nanay Cata showed up and then Tante Liza, I began to warm up and be my usual self. Unlike in the old days and in some conservative families in the Philippines when children were asked to stay and hide in their rooms when guests are around, the usual custom here in Germany is to introduce the children to the guests and are expected to also entertain them.
My Mommy and Daddy were happy to see me mingling and charming our guests. I was a good girl and didn't even cry. When I wanted to go to my room to play, I would pull Tita Cha's or Tito Mark's hand. Some of the guests even willingly hold me in their arms. I am not scared of them anymore.
Tired and sleepy after all the guests have left.