In the little quaint town of San Agapito the beach was nice, pakaskas are sold, coconuts are dried and goats could climb trees, lies one of the cemeteries of Verde Island.
I am not the type of person who’s afraid of cemeteries, not until we left town. We were about 20 meters to our journey when the motor of our bangka suddenly became silent. Our bangkero tried to revive it but it would not start. We checked for the fuel, but the tank was still almost full. He tried and tried until we decided to row the boat back to the town of San Agapito and figure things out.
I tried to help our bangkero but soon decided to just let him be since I may become a hindrance to what he was doing. I just made sure to be in close range just in case he needs help and after about 30 minutes of failed attempts of trying to figure out what was the problem, he suddenly had the urge to start the engine. Surprisingly it started.
Me: Ano po yung problema?
Bangkero: Wala po sir, hindi ko nahanap kung ano problema. Madalas lang po na maraming namamatayan ng makina kapag malapit sa sementeryo dito. Ayaw ata magpa-alis ng mga spirito.
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