you know, sometimes i scare myself when it comes to dirt. As for a self diagnosis, i think i’m quite of an obsessive compulsive when it comes to cleaning.
well, i kind of get messy sometimes, okay most of the times… but when i start cleaning things up i just can’t stop until i feel it’s clean! talk about a neat freak huh? i don’t know. it’s just that i can’t seem to move or touch it until i ‘know’ it’s safe. sheesh. what a dork. even my sisters ask me “huy may problema ka ba? o depressed ka ba?” (hey, do you have a problem? or your depressed?) cause i even like to spend the whole day just cleaning!
you see here, last Wednesday i stayed at my sisters dorm because i wasn’t able to ride a bus home cause it’s already nine, and when i arrived, damn the room looks like my dad’s garage or something like a bonfire waiting to be lit! and seeing my horrified face, my sister actually said “di pa ko nakakapaglinis eh” (i haven’t cleaned yet) but before she can even say just leave it, swish!!!!! throw here, pick there, a little wipe here, a little sweep there, and i’m already picking trash from the floor, putting used closed on the laundry basket and arranging books and stuffs! and with a few more seconds the place looked clean enough for me to sleep on the floor. And when i glanced at her to ask for her towel, she was just looking at me with a face trying to keep from laughing so loud! you see, it’s just that i can’t seem to take the fact that i am going to sleep with the room that messy! is there a problem with that?
another thing, after a little chit-chat and a few giggles, i was off for the bathroom to brush my teeth and take a shower, and to another surprise, i think there is really something wrong with my nose, or the lavatory just smells awful? it’s like a fish was left there to die of thirst! And God, i tried my best to just stay cool and pinch my nose so i won’t smell it, but it was just to awful for me to bear. so i got some water to a boil and flushed it. at least it worked! hahaha nice tip from my mom though, but come to think of it, it wasn’t even our house! lol thinking about it, even i get a good laugh.
at home, though we have a maid who cleans (i think?), when i get to my cleaning mode and start to dash things everywhere, my little sister, Kulot, even calls me Cinderella! with her famous lines “Sanse, sige ikaw na ngayon si Cinderella at ako ang evil sister mo. hala sige maglampaso ka jan!” (Sister, now you’ll be Cinderella and i’ll be your evil sister. now go and mop the floor!), “Sanse, siguro ikaw si Inday no? Umamin ka na, di ko ipagkakalat!” (Sister, maybe you’re Inday? Spill it out, I won’t tell anybody!), followed by her made evil laugh then me either throwing a rag at her face or telling her that i’d burn her whole closet. Then she’ll go with “Sige na nga tutulungan na kita.” (Alright, I will help you), or if she’s in the mood… “Dahil mabait ka ipag-gagawa na lang kita ng merienda pagkatapos.” (Because you are nice, i’ll go and make you a snack after.)
See i do get some reward from being the Inday once in a while. so i guess it’s not so bad after all huh?:-)