Enrolment came. I went to school not to enrol but to ask the principal if he could postpone my scholarship until I can afford to use it when I had money for stipend and books.
The principal had a wife. She was teaching in the Vocational Arts. Rumor was, she made "pikot" of her husband. She was really homely but she was a smart dresser. The former fiancee of the husband was renting in their big house. She was also a teacher. She was beautiful and she remained single all her life. May be my teacher loved her husband very much that she allowed them to see each other.
After arriving in the city, she held a conference among us children that we should be helping each other. The elder ones, to look for jobs and enrol in the school (that was a tall order) and the young ones to be good in school. I suggested that I should apply for a bus conductor. hehehehe. My mother almost "choked" me. Ako na madaling mahilo sa sasakyan? Sabi niya, I should help take care of the young ones daw.