Ang Kape ni Itay (My Father’s Coffee)

Happy happy father’s day to all of you! Here’s a story written way back. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

In Princess's Heart


A flash fiction written 2 years ago, exactly February 15, 2011 as a seat work at school for our Retorika subject. It was written in Tagalog so I tried (well I really tried) to translate it in English.

“Itay nandito na po ako.” Dali-dali syang pumunta sa salas. (“Dad, I’m already here.” She hurriedly went to the living room.

“Gusto niyo po ba ng kape? Ipagtitimpla ko po kayo.” Pumunta siya sa kusina at nagtimpla ng kape. “May asukal po ba?” (“Do you want a cup of coffee? I’ll make one for you.” She went in the kitchen and made a cup of coffee for her father. “Do you want it with sugar?”)

“Ito na po ang kape niyo.” Ngumiti siya sa kanyang harapan. (“Here’s your coffee.” She smiles in front of her.)

“Alam nyo po ba, pinagtripan na naman ako ng mga kaibigan ko kanina.” Nangingilid ang luha…

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