It was my first week on my first job, and like any other newbie, I had a hard time remembering the names and faces of my officemates. I also knew very little of them. When my boss introduced me to our librarian who was short and plump, I politely said hi, shook her hand, and casually pointed out her tummy and trying to be polite and friendly, said, “Wow! Big bun! Ilang months na po?” When a hush of silence fell, I apologized immediately for my comment. Apparently she was just malusog.
Louise Diaz, by email