I was walking on green fields and leaping through the flowery groves while the raise of the sun is mellowing… It was an enormously divine green field of dreams… I smelled the grassy breeze of air and felt the undisturbed delight of the snow capped mountain ranges above… I was sweetly smiling for experiencing the charming breath of heaven… But I was aware that I was just lucidly dreaming.
I was awakened by the rumbling of my stomach. With drooping eyes and remnants of dissipating sweet dream on my mind, I went straight to my toilet. After some intense abdominal and intestinal twisting, wringing and extraction, like a typical Filipino that I am, I reached for my “tabo” (dipper) to soap and wash my posterior end.
With heavy and still half-opened eyes, I reached for the toilet paper dispenser but there was none in it only the cardboard roll was left. This is when I realized like the controversial Filipino bathroom tissue TV commercial that in lovely and dreamy green fields there is no tissue paper. That’s when I fully woke up!
Sa bukid walang papel. Uyyy! Ikiskis mo sa pilapil! Uyyy!