Family Ties / by John Javellana

Factory
No, it’s not an assignment for swine flu. I was lucky to have some time off so I could go up north with my family. It’s been so long since I last got to spend time with my cousins. Last time I saw most of them, I was still in high school and most of them were innocent young toddlers. Everybody’s growing up so fast, making me feel so old aleady. Time can go by so quickly, it takes you by surprise.