April 23, 2017
YOUR FUTURE LETTER
Dear Future Me,
I hope you can still remember me today. Kumusta ka na kaya? Kaya mo pa kayang basahin 'to? I hope you still can.
You are Elisha Carriedo, 29 years old, a fighter. You love coffee, sweets, and pies. Favorite mong ulam ay sisig at Bicol Express. Mahilig ka ring manood ng romantic comedy films dahil secretly hopeless romantic ka. Your favorite colors are black and white.
You love your parents but you do not know how to express them. Gusto mo silang gawan ng sariling bahay. Gusto mong kumita nang malaki para hindi na nila kailangang magtrabaho. Naiinis ka madalas sa mga kapatid mo dahil pinapasakit nila ang ulo mo pero ayaw mo rin silang nakikitang nahihirapan. You treasure your friends, too. Kahit na hindi kayo madalas magkita at mag-usap kahit online, hindi nagbago ang turing n'yo sa isa't isa.
I hope by reading this letter, some memories will return. Or maybe, you can still remember them. That would be the best scenario.
Hayaan mo, may mga darating pa akong kwento. May mga darating pang alaala.
So, please don't give up.
If, by chance, your mind is already eating up your memories, I hope you can still create new ones with the people you treasure.
Even if you cannot remember them anymore, they will, for you.
Remembering your past and present,
Elisha from 2017