I have something that I keep in my wallet. Until today, only one person other than me knows about it, and that is Feyma. I’m not even sure if she even remembers about it or not, though she probably does. This is an item that I consider to be a “good luck charm” that I always keep with me. I have had it in my wallet for nearly 17 1/2 years now. I guess I’ve never gone anywhere without it since the first day that I obtained it.
What is it? Well, it is something that I got when I was on my way to meet Feyma for the very first time. It was given to me at the airport in Manila. I had arrived in Manila late in the evening, stayed overnight there, and then flew to Cebu the next morning. This good luck charm of mine is something that was given to me at the Manila Domestic Airport just before I flew to Cebu. Feyma was studying in Cebu at the time, and we had been writing to each other for some time, but had never met. This little item that I keep in my wallet actually enabled me to meet Feyma in person for the first time! And, I do think that this item has brought me good luck. Probably, without this item I would not have experienced some of the greatest joys of my life.
What is it, you ask? Well, it is a Philippine Airlines Boarding Pass, the one that allowed me to board the plane from Manila to Cebu. When I got off the plane in Cebu, Feyma was waiting for me at the airport there in Cebu! So, I guess I got this boarding pass just an hour or two before I met Feyma in person for the very first time. Unless something unexpected happens (lose my wallet, etc), I will keep this boarding pass in my possession until the day that I die. It’s special to me.
By the way, I sat in Seat 28C. The Filipina lady sitting next to me asked me if I was a “Kennedy!”