i woke up this morning with a message from my sister, telling me that she just passed her board exam. no, she is not a registered nurse. rather, she is now a registered physical therapist. for the first time, we have a manghihilot in the family as i usually kid her.
my sister is my closest from the rest of my siblings. probably because i am just a year older than her. ever since we were little, we were always together. when we were growing up, we're not that close with our brother (next to her) and so is he to us.
my sister and i almost went to the same school. except ofcourse, when we were in elementary and enrolled in different exclusive schools: i went to notre dame. while she went to olga (now, st. mary's). but both are just sitting next to each other. we were literally inseparable until my parents decided to send me off to bicol to study for highschool and to accompany my father, who got himself a job there. the next year, the entire family followed.
when i passed the UPCAT and went to baguio, she really worked her ass out to pass the exam the next year. she felt pressured in conquering it. since she came from the star section of our highschool. while i am from the regular class only. she pressured herself too much that she chose UP manila first than UP diliman, thinking that it is easier to pass the former than the latter. It was already late when she learned that UP manila requires a higher percentile. since the campus specializes more into medicine-related courses. fortunately, her naiveness didn't fail her. she passed the exam and got a 5-year quota course slot in UP manila.
five years after, i called her after reading her message. i congratulate her ofcourse, just for formality's sake (i am a harsh brother, i know). i asked her what her plans will be. she told me, she is considering getting a job. if not in a hospital, probably in a big fitness gym in the metro.
then i asked her, why not consider learning pagtatawas to complete her job title. she banged the call down and texted me that i am not invited to her TG dinner. there goes my evil laughter. hehehe.but seriously, i am proud of you, li'l sister!