*Note: If Filipino words are used, they are translated below
It was Kuya Kit’s graduation dinner, and I was a freshman in college. We were in a round table, and he was seated beside his girlfriend. Kuya Kit introduces me to the girl saying, “This is my cousin, Jasmine. She’s now studying in Ateneo, and she’s a budding debater.”
The girlfriend looks at me with a weird expression on her face, as though she’s appalled that I’m a debater. She whispers something to my cousin’s ear, and I hear him say, “Budding, not bading!”
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