I don’t know what my Japanese missionary friend had eaten that he invited me for a lunch. I thought it was going to be in a Japanese resto but the other way around. He brought me to the turo-turo. Anyway the place was clean and the food served seemed safe to eat. While eating we had a very interesting topic for conversation, politics and election.
First we talked about election in Japan and election in the Philippines. We also touched the latest local election in Mindanao where votes were counted by the machine.
He is so conversant about technology, what do you expect he comes from Japan, and explained to me how automated election curves incidence of cheating and delays in the canvassing of votes.
After talking about election in Japan, he asked me to comment on the latest ARMM local election. But all I could say was, maybe it has improved to a certain extent but the problem of cheating has not been totally resolved.
He was shaking his head and I was smiling too about the extent of his interest in international politics. But what bothered me was his being repetitious in asking questions (daig ko pa ang gerilya na iniinterrogate ng sundalong Hapon noong World War 2).
“Again ret me ask you doc., how is your nationar erection now?”
“What? I mean what in particular…”
“You see y-your erection is arready automated, ha, do you stir comprain about nationar erection?.”
“Of course not, but that remains to be seen.”
“Honestry doc, if I have a chance I wirrr come to witness how good is your erection by 2010.”
“I have no problem with it, even by 2010, hahahaha.”
“How sure are you? Suppose if you are the authority and somebody comprains about erection what wirl you do?”
“I’ll ask them to come to my clinic for some medication…”
“What, are you kidding,” he screamed in disbelief.
“Pssst, don’t talk so much about election here, we don’t know if some guys around are spies…”
Nanahimik na siya bigla, ako naman ay nahihirapan nang pigilin ang pagtawa. Pero bago kami umalis ay may ibinulong muli siya sa akin.
“Next time again ret us tork about erection….”
“Hahahahahahah,” hindi ko natigilan pa ang tumawa.