[Phone rings. Twice.]
Caller: Mati. This is Kian.
Mati: Kian. Why’d you call?
Kian: do you have Ren’s number? I want to call her.
Mati: sorry. I don’t.
Kian: she hasn’t been going online. And she hasn’t updated her Facebook. Do you know if she has updated anything?
Mati: I only know what I see online. And I don’t see much on her page.
Kian: do you know if she has changed her number? I tried calling her but the person who answered said that there’s no one there by that name.
Mati: maybe her phone was stolen again.
Kian: possible. How about Shen? Do you have her number? Do you still talk to her?
Mati: I talk to her—I mean, I reply to her posts and we chat every now and again, so I really don’t feel the need to text or call her. So I don’t know if the number I have is the one she’s using now.
Kian: okay, Tsa’s then? Or The Brothers?
Mati: I haven’t called The Brothers in years. Sorry. As for Tsa, we haven’t been communicating for more than a year now.
Kian: but you are still friends with them on Facebook?
Kian: you’ve changed so much.
Kian: I’m going to set up an EB* and I want you to attend so this detachment of your would stop.
Kian: if I get them all to come, you’d go to right?
Mati: we’ll see.
Kian: I’m going to make other calls. Bye.
Mati: [puts phone down]
*EB: eyeball: a gathering/meet