Scent: Philippine People and Alfredo Salazar
Summary: FRAGRANCE OF PEARS by Bienvenido Santos
(In which I display my mediocrity.
The author, Mister. Santos, was asked to speak before a group in Kalamazoo, MI 1 October when the war would still be on. On a single night this individual met an additional Filipino вЂ“ Celestino Fabia, a farmer. Mr. Santos was shocked to see a gentleman who travelled really lengthy just to notice him talk. In the course of the topic, the man asked, in sporadically incorrect English language, how the Philippine women of today were unlike the belief he was acquainted with. Mr. Santos replied that although they fluctuate in the outside, both ladies of different eras bear the heart and soul of the modest Filipina. Mr. Fabia was delighted.
After the address, Mr. Fabia told Mr. Santos regarding his farm and his along with invited him over to his house, frequently saying that his wife, Ruth, will be pleased to meet " a first class FilipinoвЂќ. He likewise told him about his son, Roger, with satisfaction. Mr. Fabia picked Mister. Santos in the next day and during the span of what appeared to be an endless voyage to the isolated farm, Mister. Santos started to be aware of Mr. Fabia's your life in the Korea. He was a spoiled brat and the dark sheep with the family. This individual lived in a well used Visayan community where there are no apples. Although there are coconut trees and roosters cooing early the next day, and there were his friends and family.
They finally arrived in the farm, the fragrance of apples calming all over the place. Mister. Santos seen how Ruth's hospitality and kind-heartedness was almost Philippine and how lovable Roger actually was. In their humble home, this individual also found a photo of an anonymous Filipina wearing a traditional costume вЂ“ one other manifestation of how dire Mr. Fabia's reminiscence is. This individual bade farewell to the as well as Mr. Fabia took him back to the hotel. He offered to mail news to his family members when he got back to the Philippines but Mr. Fabia refused, saying that some may have already neglected him. That they shook every other's palm and explained goodbye....