I do not mean to make this blog very personal but I have no choice. Got so many stories to tell but no one would listen. Please bear with me for all the noise that I am going to make.
First of all, last weekend was not my ordinary weekend. I met friends from college and high school and it kinda reminded me that I have a social life. College friends and I watched a play at a theater in our university. Title was Angry Christ and was based on the life story of a Filipino-American painter. It was a great show. I am not going to tell details about the entire production since it would make this post sort of a review and that is not my purpose. Anyway, after watching, they wanted me to buy them some liquor and that I did. I got some cash to spare so we went to their place and had a good time. My jbf was there and honestly I did not expect her to join the sleepover since she has a dormitory and her parents are strict. Anyway, we were able to talk about our lives and the lives of other people as well.
The next day, I said goodbye to my college friends because my hs friend needed me. It was her first time here in Manila and I understand how scary that is. She had to buy things so I went to her place and gave her a tour around her neighborhood. We then met with another friend who is also a kabarkada. They wanted to visit the planetarium but since I promised someone that I will only enter the place if I am with her, I brought them to the fine arts museum instead. You know, a promise is a promise. After the fine arts visit, we then had our dinner and waited for the day to end before we went back to our places in the metro.
That was my weekend. Today is Tuesday and just like Monday, I have no one to talk to. But if you consider Peppa, well, all I have is Peppa.
Yesterday was a bit of an emotional journey. People from the past actually talked to me. They aren’t just ordinary people. They used to be very important people, my VIPs. I celebrated my birthdays with them. And went on dates, yes, the romantic kind but I ended up hurting them because I was too selfish. But they still care. Maybe they really did like me or whatever.
It came to me that I surely made mistakes in choosing those that I should keep. And those who truly cared? Well, I let them go and things will never be the same again. Still hoping that everything that has happened is for the best.
There are a lot of things that I hate about Manila but I cannot deny that it is my city.
I was born in CdO but honestly I never got the chance to walk its streets like a local. I never got lost for I always had someone with me wherever I went. I do not even know how to commute. Sad, right?
On the other hand, Manila is my home court. I am proud of the fact that I can navigate through the city with less difficulty. I know my train stations, streets, jeepney routes, etc. However, at first, I got a bit lost in the big city particularly in the Recto area and I ended up walking straight the avenue until I found my LRT track. But that was one sweet life event. In return, I was able to memorize the streets and I kinda decided to expand my area of responsibility thus I was able to conquer the nearby districts.
If I have to go on a date with someone in the future, I prefer to do it in my home court.
PS Forward ever, backward never — I was hoping that my Manila people would change this slogan because I always laugh whenever I read it somewhere
First day of April! There are a lot of grad pics in my feed right now. I am happy for them but I also feel sorry because the fresh grads will now face the boring world of adults. There might be existential crisis or whatever. I do hope that somehow they will land a job that can give them a bit of purpose in life.
We were June babies, my batchmates and I. But it was actually a sunny day when we graduated, both university and college graduation. I could still remember those days. I was simply glad that most of us finished all the requirements prior to the submission of the graduation candidates list. I myself almost did not make it. Just kidding. I had it all planned and the stars would never allow that.
June is our month and I am waiting for my UP friends to wear their sablay and finally claim victory. June because we are different.
Knowledge, progress, service together with honor and excellence – we can never go wrong, right?
PS My grad pic was never shown to the public. I look bad in pictures.
I have never been this free. And single.
Anyway, I recently met some of people. Should I mention their names? Well, there’s Hyae who wants me to become a lawyer for whatever purpose she could think of. Agnes, yes, I love Agnes and the book that she gave me. Of course, Rogel, the best friend who could only drink at most three bottles of beer.
Metro Manila temperature is driving me crazy — 33 deg C sure feels like hell.
And that “Hoy, Azelea Coleen Salcedo!” from a college friend that scared the shit out of me. Because nobody wants to be caught reading some smut in broad daylight.
That is all, that is all. I guess. For now.
ps im working on something and im having this urge to find someone
This is the closest
and this will do
from the depths of my core
to the unreachable that is you
i am lifeless
if not for your warmth
ah, i will cease to exist
if you must be gone
for billions of years
i am in awe
for billions of years
i am in love
with you who inspire me
with you whom i desire the most
but little can be done
great, as you will always be
and i am your lowly servant
if the void must come
and nothingness will prevail
i am thankful for a day each year
when i am nearest to you