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1.31.2013

Silver Lining

No matter how crappy, stressful, frustrating or disastrous a day is, there's always a silver lining within that day. Either there was a good soul who put brightness even in its microscopic form or a good thing, in any form, that painted a smile on your face.

This day is probably one of the most frustrating days of my life. I don't want to go further into details but I'll just share my silver lining or consoling prospect for today.

Earlier this morning, I met a 9-year old half-Filipino and half-Chinese boy in a school. When he entered the room where I was staying, he brought out his toys while his mom was filling up his application form for admission. After few minutes, his mom went to the administration head's office so we were the only ones left in the waiting area. Our conversation went like this:

Me: Hi. What's your name?
TJ: I'm TJ.
Me: So are you transferring to this school?
TJ: Yes. I used to study in CSA in Makati.
Me: Ohh I see.
TJ: You? Are you a student here?
Me: (laughing inside) No. Do I look like one?
TJ: Yes. I thought you are a student here.
Me: Awww.

Our conversation did not end there. We still talked for a couple of minutes.

Though it may seem to be very shallow. At least, there was an incident today that makes me want to reminisce. Who would've thought that a 9-year old kid/stranger can brighten my day? Sometimes I can't help but be too amazed by life's unexpected and surprising ways of turning a bad day into a good one even just for a short moment.

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