*Note: If Filipino words are used, they are translated below
Everyone would be there–my aunts, uncles, cousins, and even family pets.
It was Good Friday when my cousins and I were at the veranda of our house in Batangas.
Someone said something silly, and we all burst out laughing.
My lola looked at us and said, “Huwag kayo tumawa. Patay ang Diyos!”
 Lola= grandma
 Huwag kayo tumawa. Patay ang Diyos= Don’t laugh. God is dead.
For more about my awesome Filipino family, check out these links:
- A Childhood in Batangas: Eating Mangoes
- A Childhood in Batangas: My Wound is Bigger than Yours, Belat
- Little Era the Bantay Bata Caller
- Little Erinn and the Suggestion Box
- Conversations With Lola: Aling Dionisia’s Illness
- Annika’s Great Escapes
- Juancho Threw a Rock at Me
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