I can’t help but recall a conversation I overheard from a mother and her 9-year-old son while I was in a jeepney on my way to church yesterday morning.
Son: Ma, may piso, oh. (Mother, there’s a one-peso coin)
Mother: Saan? (Where?)
So: Ayun po, malapit sa driver. Kunin ko. (Near the driver. I’ll get it.)
Mother: Wag na, anak. Barya lang yan, piso lang yan. (Never mind, son. It’s just a 1-peso coin.)
Then I remembered a post I have written about how some kids in my province risk their life for a few peso coins. Please click HERE. I hope it will change the way many of us see the value of a 1-peso coin. Salamat.
Have a blessed week!