Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Konduktura's Tale

Dasma Bayan.

"We moved here from Cebu," she said in her vernacular. "Abi namo sayon lang diri (We thought it was gonna be easy here)..."

To make a living now, she helps her husband by serving as his "konduktora" (barker/money collector and changer), as he drives the jeepney from Dasmarinas to Baclaran and vice versa.

"The night is ours," she said, "as we leave the kids at home to sleep as we try to make a living."

Yes, she admitted that it could be tiring, and "delikado pud (it could be dangerous)," but "wala man ta mahimo (it's not like there's anything more we can do..."

source: Speak Carabao

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