I didn’t care. I went out to our balcony, lit a bleeping cigarette, and blew carcinogenic smoke into the open air! And of all the bleeping people to see me.
“Nakita ko ang anak mo sa balcony nyo. Nag-lulur!” the snitch told my mother. And who should this snitch be but... my grade 4 English teacher.
Of all the plucking people.