|Frank, talking with his hands |
in my box-filled dining room.
I invited him to my very old farmhouse for dinner recently and we had a very lively conversation on how it all fits together.
Fresh out of a Jesuit university in the Philippines, Frank went into government service. During those years of the Marcos regime, there were a lot of possibilities. One of which was the chance to study for two years in London. After that, Frank owed the government four years and in total, he stayed for ten. At the age of 27, he had married and a family soon followed. He began to feel that as an honest man in government, the salary wasn’t enough for his growing family.