Saturday, October 4, 2008

we're passers

the lease of our flat will be ending in december. and since the rental market here in singapore has gone crazy in the past 2 years, i have to start scouting for another flat earlier.

we can’t renew the lease of our flat because the rate of our flat now is way, way, way below market value. the owner of this flat has been waiting for us to move out from the day we moved in hahaha

anyway, once when i was surfing the web for available flats, miggy saw what i was doing. he pointed at a well renovated hdb flat (public housing - an hdb flat is cheaper than condo flats … well, 3-4 years ago, it was really cheap … but now, the rentals has doubled) and asked if we could move into that flat.

i told him, “no, it’s too expensive for us.”

miggy said, “but i thought we’re rich?”

i was surprised so i corrected him right away, “anak, we’re not rich!”

then, he said, “but mama, we are! see, we have a nice house, right?” he’s referring to our house in the philippines.

so, i told him, “we’re not rich. mama and papa needs to work very hard so we can pay for that house and so that we can provide you with everything that you need. but we’re not rich. we just received enough blessings.”

miggy blurted out, “oh, you mean we’re passers?”

“what???” i asked.

“we’re passers. we’re half rich, half poor.” explained miggy.

aaaa, pasado lang daw kami! he meant we just passed “the mark” ...


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