Dear Diary:

Mary and her folks had moved to Honolulu. I feel so lonely now without her. The reason why they went to Honolulu, because it’s been heard that all Filipinos must strike for higher pay. Mr. Pablo Manlapit is the leader of this strike. Mr Manlapit says that all Filipinos must strike or else there will be many hurt. So I think that’s why they left and moved to Honolulu to stay. Oh, why did this strike has to come up for. Now no one to pal with, now, I have to sleep all by myself from now on, go to school alone and I’ll have to go to shows alone. Gee, I don’t think l’ll have any more fun, now that Mary is gone. I have other friends but they’re not as close to me like Mary is. Speaking of the strike, I wonder, if Tatay [father] will go to Honolulu too. Gee, Tatya is making good here tho’ he is steadily putting money in the bank. Anyway, I’ll let you know if we do go to Honolulu. Oh Diary, before I forget, Father bought a new car. An Oakland Touring car. Boy, it’s nice to have, I mean, own a car. A friend of ours will drive it for us. And my brother will learn from him. Faustino will drive the car—l’m scared of him somehow. I do not like him.

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