Women1 : "Iha, marunong ka ba neto? Patulong nman kami kasi hindi namen mapagana"
Women2: "Naghahang e, ayaw tumuloy.."
I checked on it and told them to remove the battery and the power connection then try to put it on again. It worked, so I went back to my seat/table afterwards. An hour after, they called my attention again.
W1: "Iha, isesend na sana namen yung document. Pano ba to?"
W2: "Eto yung email address o."
Me: "May yahoo mail po ba kayo?"
W2: *addressing the other old lady* "Yahoo daw.. meron ba tayo nun?"
W1: "Ay meron ako.."
Me: "Sige po maglogin na po kayo. Gawin po naten from there."
They log-in and ask me to attach a document they already typed in the last few hours they were here. I composed the email (I noticed that the document they were attaching had the title "Requesting for Funds", but of course I didn't get to see the details), sent it, then went back to my table as well. . After a few minutes, they tried to talk to me again.
W1: "Iha, salamat ha.. ano nga pa lang pangalan mo?"
Me: "Ay okay lang po yun, Marianne po nickname ko (My family calls me Marianne)."
W2: "Wow what a nice name... God bless you Mama Mary!"
Me: *a bit confused* "Po??"
W1: "We're nuns.. mga madre kami from Good Shepherd."
Me: *still confused because they weren't dressed with the usual nun clothing*"Ah tlaga po.. bakit po kayo nandito?"
W1: "Humihingi ng tulong sa mga nasa malayo."
W2: "Salamat sa pagtulong.. Siguro hindi pa nmen masesend yun kung wala ka dito."
Me: "Ay wala po yun."
W2: "Baka gusto mong magmadre din?"
Me: "Ay, may boyfriend na po ako e."
W1: "Aaaah.. sa amin kasi mailap ang lalaki kaya kami naging madre e."
Then we laughed and chatted some more until it was time for them to leave already.
Then I realized that the email was asking funds for the the flood victims here. They were doing their part to help. And it really amazed me that in my own little way, I felt like I kinda helped already as well. Papa God really has His way of giving you the opportunity to help. May it be big or small..
Let's all do our part.