We are becoming so forgetful10:14 PM Wednesday February 24, 2021 |

Edmund and I are getting so forgetful. I actually worry that I am having an early onset of dementia.
Nay ko po, huwag naman sana. Ano kamo? Gamu-gamo?

When I was a young child, growing up in Binangonan Rizal, I never heard of the word dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Yung matatandang makakalimutin na, basta ang tawag sa kanila ay ULYANIN. Being forgetful was associated with very old people like those in their 90s. Ngayon 30 pa lang, makakalimutin na. I no longer hear people say “ulyanin na ako”. They say senior moment. It sounds classy when you say you are having some senior moment or memory lapse but it’s just the same, ulyanin ka na.

Yesterday morning after having breakfast together, my husband left hurriedly, may office meeting daw sya. After about half an hour he was calling, he left his car key daw and was asking me to look for the duplicate key in the kitchen cabinet. Di ba ngayon you can turn on the engine with the key in your pocket or in your bag. He was in a hurry daw and didn’t realize he left the key inside the vehicle.
A—-“Tart, ano ba naman yan.”
E—-“Sorry tart sorry.”

From our house, he went to buy coffee at his favorite Starbucks. When he went back to his vehicle, ayun, he discovered he was missing the key,
I was a bit annoyed. I found the duplicate key and drove to Starbucks where I found him waiting on the sidewalk. He still couldn’t open the car’s door. I couldn’t wait there because there was No Parking No Waiting signs at every post.

Medyo ang tagal nya, after about 10 minutes or so, I called but he wasn’t picking up. Then finally after another 5 minutes, he called to say he found the key. Not inside the car, but inside Starbucks.
Kung hindi mo naman mapupukpok ng coffee cup ito. Inabala pa ako. Naka daster lang ako, nalimutan ko pa yung mask and face shield ko.


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