Matagal Ko Ng Gustong Gawin 'To...


Ang pumunta ng Starbucks at um-order ng Coffee Jelly.


At pag tinanong ako ng barista ng..


“Can I have your name please?”


and I will answer…


“I fear that the only name i can leave you with is...


Comtesse Nicole de Lancret













Actually, pina-practice ko na sa salamin 'yan ng nakataas ang isang kilay.


Kaya lang natatawa ako.


Pero gusto ko talagang gawin.


Will the Barista be able to spell my name correctly?


And yes, i want to do this with matching wings like Drew.


Ano kaya mangyari?


Hmmmmm...


Kaya lang baka the Barista would find out that my real name pala is Danielle de Barbarac?


Que barbaridad.


Subukan ko kaya....


I Got Promoted!


One of our officers resigned.

My boss spoke to me and said...

"I need someone I can trust to head that department, can you?"

I cannot say no. Ang hirap tumanggi. Pero kaya ko ba?

Well, sige na nga kakayanin ko.

So I accepted it.

On top of my other duties and responsibilities.

I am now officially AVP.





















Assigned in Various Positions.

Ang chaka.

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Halina't Maglaway: TEAM LAKAY!

Friendship like 'em straight, rough looking and dark skinned.

Ako naman, i like maputi or mestizo, lean guys and chinitos like me.

Pero nakahanda akong talikuran ang lahat ng standard na 'yan....

para sa mga lalaking itetch.
























Kahit sabihin pang magiging isang trophy wife lang aketch...
















































Love ko na rin ang pakbet, diningding at bagnet.... haaayyy.....















































Iiwanan ko na rin ang aking career at mag-relocate kahit saan nila ako dalhin...







































































Igi-give-up ko na ang aking impending movie career.

Ready na aketch maging isang mabuting maybahay....

at maging isang Mrs. Lakay.

Pramis.

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Christmas Gift Giving Tips

Mga ateh at ditse, 100 days na lang before Christmas. Ang okasyong vonggang vonggang pagkaka-gastusan nating lahat. Of course hindi pa natin nadadama ang rush pero do we have to wait? I know it’s too early but its better to be early than late, stressed and haggardness pag malapit na ang pasko, devah?

So, here are Ms. Chuniverse’s Christmas Gift Giving Tips!

1. Make your list na.











I-group ang mga bibigyan ng regalo. I-base sa level of importance.

A. Family (isama ang dyowa dito kung meron man, level-up, kung boylet lang – isama sya sa friendships o etc.)

B. Friendships (mga kaibigang tunay)

C. Mga ina-anak (‘wag pag-taguan)

D. Officemates, etc.

2. Pag-isipan ang regalo.

Sa tapat ng bawat pangalan, isipin kung ano ang point of interest nila at sa tingin mo ay magpa-paligaya sa kanila. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Pero ang gift na pinag-isipan ay na-aapreciate ng tunay. Relevance to the recipient is the key.

Hindi palakihan at pavonggahan ng regalo ito mga ditse. Pag nakatanggap ako ng fruit cakes, naiisip ko na lang, hindi ako kilala ng taong itetch. Fruitcakes are so last century kaya. And they are not that cheap ha. Sayang ang pera. You can buy something relevant to the person na for the price of a fruit cake.

Enough na muna ang regalong gaya ng mug, planner at kalendaryo. Passé na po ito. Utang na loob.

Example. I have this friend who collects horse figures. Nung may makita akong super cute na miniature horse rocking chair sa Dapitan, binili ko na itetch kahit 2 months before Christmas pa. When he received my gift sa Christmas Party namin, gustong-gusto nya. Aside sa fact na madadagdag sa collection nya, matagal na daw syang naghahanap non. And it cost me P55.00 to make him super happy.

Last Christmas, I bought Himalayan Pink Salt from Salcedo Park weekend market. At super mura ng asin na ‘yon but it’s so classy and it’s appropriate for a chef friend. And he does like it. Perfect din for friends who loves to cook.

Also, if you are good in baking, why not give baked goodies na specialty mo. If you are into photography, why not framed pictures ng mga best shots mo and then add some personalized dedications. Devah!

Or if it's for a friend, and you have a picture together, let's say your recent trip to a beach or any picture na happy moment, why not put it in a frame and write a personal message behind? Pwede? You can also have the picture printed, mount it on a cardboard and glue a magnet behind. Instant ref magnet na sya.








3. Bumili unti-unti. Hindi kailangang biglain ang pagbili. Bumili lamang kapag payday or may pera. Pag naglalakad ka sa mall or sa department store, chances are may makikita kang ideal gift para sa isa sa mga recipients mo. But don’t stick sa convenience ng malls, good finds are scattered everywhere. Include Divisoria and Dapitan in your destination. Set a date kung kailan ka pupunta. And when you go there, dress appropriately. Rubber shoes, shorts, comfy shirt. Mag belt-bag ka at ilagay sa harap mo. Take out all those jewelries and blend with the crowd. Hindi fashion show opportunity itetch. Ok lang maging mukhang dukha at least may ‘K’ kang tumawad.

Note: Please don’t give anything that is obviously fake or imitation. Or don’t give anything fake at all. Kung ikaw ang recipient, how would you feel? Pang fake lang ba ang beauty mo? Ouch.

4. Save on the Wrapper. Use the Original Packaging. When you buy something at ok naman ang brand, don’t wrap it na. Brag mo na yung label. Ask for the nicest shopping bag. Use your charm mga ateh.

Example: Nung nag stop-over kami sa Singapore last year, may Harrod’s shop sa Duty Free. Yung isang Tita ko ay namedropper pagdating sa mga brand names. Nagkataon naman na they have items on sale. I bought a jar of chutney na house brand ng Harrod’s. The chutney is worth P299.00 only. I asked the Pinay staff to wrap it with paper napkin and give me an extra paper bag para hindi ko na sya i-gift wrap pa. When I gave it to Tita nung Pasko, napa “Oh my…” pa sya. Akala nya, pina shift ko pa from London. Ang shoray!

Same thing with what I did last March. I went to National Geographic Singapore and bought notebooks on sale. These notebooks are worth P99.00 lang. But with the free bags I got from the sales staff, it looks more than that na. Sosy pa! This will be my Christmas gift this December for some officemates who are nature/animal lovers.

5. Mag-recycle. Kung ayaw mo ng gift na natanggap mo, ibigay ito sa iba. Make sure lang na hindi kakilala ng pagbibigyan mo ang nagbigay sa ‘yo. AND check from your list kung sino ang pwedeng maging recipients nito.

Example. Corporate gifts like umbrellas, T-Shirt, mugs, etc. Pag nakakatanggap ako nito, usually, sa Nanay at Tatay din ang bagsak. Eto kasi, para hindi na sila bumili ng pan-regalo nila sa trabahador sa Farmville, mga kapitbahay, collector ng basura, taga deliver ng sulat, security guards, etc. These people will remember that simple gesture of generosity. Kaya kaysa hindi mo mapakinabangan, ipagkaloob sa iba.

Note. Kung magre-recycle ka, siguraduhin lang na natanggal mo ang dedication at hindi personalize itetch. Baka naka-imprenta namesung mo ha.

6. Kung wala kang maisip.









Ok lang magbigay ng cash, GC’s o Electronic Gift Cards. Pero ‘un nga lang, bulgar na bulgar ang value ng ibinigay mo. Pero ang good side about this, pag GC ng department store, makakapili naman ang pagbibigyan mo ng talagang gusto nya. I love receiving GCs kasi magagamit ko sya whole year round. Unless December 31 of the same year na lang ang expiry nya ha. This is perfect for inaanaks.


7. Buy during SALE periods.

Buying gifts during sale season will save you a lot of moolah. But don’t wait na dumating pa ang Christmas sale season. For sure stressful ang ambiance nyan. Dapat two-three weeks before Christmas, freshness na ang beauty at tapos ka na ‘day. My deadline sa shopping is last week of November. Three weeks before Christmas, nag-gi-giftwrap na aketch.

Usually last minute ko ay ang pang-exchange gift sa office coz usually late na kami mag Kris Kringle.

Kung advance shopping ka, do away with clothes na regalo. Kasi 10 days lang usually ang return policy ng mga tindahan. Pag hindi kumasya sa recipient, baka hindi na mapalit. And buying clothes as gifts is quite risky. Mahirap mag-aasume ng fashion sense ng recipient.

8. Set a Theme.









When wrapping your gifts, you can create a theme. You don’t have to buy expensive wrappers. Vakla ka kaya dapat creative ka. This year, my wrappers will be brown papers or manila paper, sinamay ribbons and handmade paper flowers. Effort nga lang. But if you have lots of free time na, vongga itetch my dear. Packaging/wrapping is very important in gift giving.




















9. Do not overspend. Hindi pa katapusan ng mundo kaya wag maging gastador. If possible, set a budget per person. That way you will know more or less how much you will need to buy all those gifts. Kung kikilos ka ng maaga, hindi ka matataranta. Mas makakapag-isip ka ng tama at ang ending mas makakatipid ka.

Kapag pagod na kasi at siksikan na sa mall, konti na lang ang choices. At ang tendency, dahil pagod ka na, you will end up buying whatever is available or the expensive ones.

10. Buy yourself a gift. Do not forget to buy something for yourself. Sabi nga loving oneself is the greatest love of all. Think of something that will make you uber happy this Christmas and go for it my dear. Buy na that camera or that MacBook or the iPad you fell in love with. You deserve it dahlin!

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Usapang Vaklush Lang

Isang gabi, sa parisukat na kwarto ng reyna na kinabitan ng bagong moss green na kurtina, na nabili nya sa Robinsons Department Store ng 70% off…


Koneksyon?


Wala lang, gusto ko lang sabihing bago ang curtains ko. Hihihi!

Anyway, nag-uusap ang dalawang badinggerzie.

Syempre sino pa ba ‘yon?

Eh di ako - ang Diwatang Virgin na sobrang bait or should I say…

The Goddess of Purity and Infinite Kindness.










at si Friendship - ang Dyosa ng mga batang construction workers, security guards, kargador, matador, kubrador et al or simply…

The Cougar Goddess of the Blue Collar Workers!













Or pwede ring

The Goddess of Multiple Lovers

Anyway, ‘eto na nga ang palitan ng dialogue…

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Me: “Friendship, Ano ang tawag sa vaklush na taga Cebu?”

Friendship: “Ano?”

Me: “Eh di Cebuanash.”

Friendship: “Bakit naman Cebuanash? Bakit ‘di na lang Cebuano o Cebuana? Ang arte-arte.”

Me: “Precisely! Ang Cebuano – panlalaki. Ang Cebuana- pambabae. Eh ang vaklush? Maaarte naman talaga ah. Kaya Cebuanash.”

Friendship: “Eh paano pag tomboy?”

Me: “Care ko? Pati ba naman ‘yon iisipin ko pa? Haller!”

Friendship: “O sige na nga.”

Me: “Eh sa vaklang taga Baguio?”

Friendship: “Hindi ko alam. Ano?”

Me: “Eh di Ilokanash! Gets mo na?”

Friendship: “Kinda. Hihihi!”

Me: “Eh sa vaklang taga Batangas?”

Friendship: “Batanguenash?”

Me: “WRONG!”

Friendship: “Eh ano?”

Me: “Batangurlash!”

Friendship: “Hehehe!”

Me: “Oh last ‘na to. Ano naman ang tawag sa katulad mong vaklang taga-Makati?”

Friendship: “Hindi ko alam. Ano nga ba?”

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Me: “Eh di POKPOK!”

Hihihi! Wala lang. Wala kasing ibang mapag-usapan. ;-)

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26 Things I Hate About BJ

I wrote this piece years ago for a former jowa on his 26th birthday. Share ko lang sa mga ka-feathers.

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26 THINGS I HATE ABOUT BJ

1. I hate your name –BJ. Well, I must admit, I liked it when we were not lovers yet but now… I cannot stand it. Lalo na pag nadidinig ko ang mga female at gay friends mo calling you Papa BJ!!!

2. I hate your semikalbo head because you look like a bum, a thug. (Now I am sporting a skinhead. Hehehe)

3. I hate you when you play with your lips and tease me with that `halik kuhol'.

4. I hate your cellphone! A 3210? Where have you been? And you have the nerve to say that it's the next best thing to analog mobile phones! FYI, That's technology half a decade too late.

5. I hate your eyes. Their big… and so round, and it penetrates through my soul. Nagi-guilty tuloy ako everytime I did something ‘bad’. You’re stare is so Zoolander - you're favorite movie. Ang babaw mo.

6. I hate your arms and your legs, they are too hairy. They reminded me of `LUCY' the evolution's missing link!

7. I hate your favorite song… "Because of You" and every time you sing it like there’s no tomorrow, complete with facial expressions and hand gestures. It's like you're doing an impression of a man suffering from a severe case of diarrhea.

8. I hate you when you say you hate my favorite song… "Seasons of Love". Why? What's wrong with that? Palibhasa wala kang alam sa Broadway musicals! You're so…. JOLOGS!!!

9. I hate you're perfume, VERSACE BLUE JEANS! How many times have I told you to change it? Try Lacoste or Hugo or kahit AXE na lang...for the love of God just CHANGE IT!!! That's my ex's favorite perfume too… and he dumped me!

10. I hate you when you perform that macho dancing ‘skills’ of yours in front of our friends! Although you're good at it, para kang professional MD and it gives me the creeps!

11. I hate you when you're late sa dates natin and will give me that "don't-start-with-me" look. Pero pag ako ang na late, kulang na lang isumbat mo sa akin ang bawat segundong pinaghintay mo. Kasalanan ko ba `yon eh mag set ka ba naman ng date dyan sa inyo sa Makati and you know that I live in Bulacan! You're so unfair! (I, now live in Makati.)

12. I hate you when you came to our date one time at baligtad ang t-shirt mo. Hindi mo nahalata o eng-eng ka lang talaga? Wala bang salamin sa inyo?

13. And I hate you more ng hubarin mo ang t-shirt mo at baligtarin in front of those screaming gays! Hindi ka man lang pumunta ng comfort room. You are such a tease.

14. I hate your jeans na butas-butas. Oo alam kong Girbaud yan, SO??? Feeling ko you're just trying to show-off at sinadya mo ang mga butas. Next time na isuot mo pa yan, I swear… iiwanan kita… kaya wag mo na lang isuot uli… pleaseeee!!!!

15. I hate you when you talk about my love handles as if their the most important thing in the world. For your information, baby fats yan and it will disappear as I mature. Dalagita pa ‘ko noh.

16. I hate you when you asked me to go with you in the Loveapallooza kissing marathon, tapos you gave me a smack! Worst…sa CHEEKS!!!! Yun lang? I was expecting a wet one.. tongue and all….

17. I hate you when you asked me to cook adobo for you. I was so excited then to make yabang with my cooking skills. Tapos when you saw the pizza commercial on tv, bigla kang nagpa-deliver. For your information, the following day, buong araw ang ulam ko – ADOBO!!! Adobo flakes for breakfast, adobo toppings for lunch at adobo sa gata for dinner! I have to make variations coz nagsasawa na ako sa adobo.

18. I hate you when you would always order a pounder burger tapos di mo naman mauubos, and I'm left with your leftovers. Ano ako Nanay mo?

19. I hate you everytime na you stare at me while I'm sleeping. I caught you several times pero deny ka pa. Natatakot ako. Baka kung ano gawin mo sa akin! Psycho moment. Hahaha!

20. I hate you when you insisted that we sit in the front row of the whale show at the Ocean Park. I told you we'll get wet. Hindi ka nakinig. At nangyari na nga ang dambuhalang splash ng balyena. We ended up buying those expensive souvenir shirts para lang hindi tayo umuwing basang-basa

21. I hate you when you took my pictures in China with your analog camera. Kalahati, ng mga pictures ng ma develop, either kalahati lang ang ulo ko or putol ang ulo ko. You're such a lousy photographer! Buti na lang I brought my digicam. ;p

22. I hate you when I asked you to take me out to see Andrea Bocelli's concert. Yes, we did go BUT you bought the tickets for the farthest seats. We were practically hobnobbing with the rafters of Araneta Coliseum.

I know I spent the night complaining all the time because I could barely see Bocelli! You're reason… HE IS BLIND ANYWAY… for crying out loud… I am NOT!!!!

23. I hate you when you brought me to Jollibee on my birthday. Ang hirap lunukin ng chickenjoy thinking iyon lang ang treat mo sa akin. Ano ako, batang paslit? Inis na inis ako habang kumakain tayo pero ikaw naman enjoy na enjoy. Totoo, muntik na akong mag walkout noon. Kasi naman you should have told me na you save the money pala for our Baguio trip. Hihihi!

24. I hate you when you always ask too many questions about my exes. Tapos na sila kaya ‘wag ng ungkatin pa. Period.

25. I hate you when you're talking in your sleep. Alam mo, may madinig lang akong sabihin mo na kakaiba…. I swear, babatukan kita ng vonggang-vongga.

26. And finally, I hate you because I love you. Yeah that's true…. And you know I do. O, tawa ka dyan…hehehe!

And these are the 26 things I hate about you. I told you I would be able to come up with my list. Hahaha! Happy 26th Birthday!!! Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!

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And now my fellow ladies, I really hate BJ! Hehehe.

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Something Major is About to Happen


I know that the major, major thing is so gasgas na.

Excuse me for rubbing it all up allover again.

But this is really a major chapter in my life…

And it’s going to happen this weekend.

It involves…

…flowers

… and souvenirs

…cake

…and champagnes.


How i wish i can invite you all.


But promise, I will update you soon.

:p

You Lost Me

I was listening to Christina Aguillera's "You Lost Me" and it brought back memories. I feel like I time-travelled. Let me share with you guys a very intimate part of my life.


Senti mode muna ako.

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Nakilala ko sya thru internet- sa isang heterosexual yahoo group ng mga singles.

May isang topic na pinagdi-diskusyunan ang mga members and I couldn’t help myself giving my opinion on the subject. Hindi ko alam na nagustuhan nya pala ang sinabi ko. He commended my response. And then he started encouraging me na to give my views sa ilang topic pa na napag-uusapan sa group.

Until one day he asked me if he could add me sa Friendster.

I said yes.

That was the first time I saw Robin’s picture.

Napa-hinga ako ng malalim. With a face and a body like that, how can he be single?

Eventually he asked for my number and I willingly gave it to him.

Mula sa “Hi!” and “Hello!”, nagsimula na rin syang manga-musta.

Nadagdagan ng mga “good mornings” and “good nights” until we reach the random “ingat ka.”, “sleep tight” stage.

Oo, kinikilig ako sa text nya. I was actually hoping na ang bawat text na natatanggap ko is from him.

I admit na nagugustuhan ko na sya. Sino ba naman ang hindi? I was assuming for more but I know that it is impossible. He is very good looking, younger and… straight.

Nag mental note talaga ako sa sarili ko non, para lang ibalik ko sa lupa ang nagle-levitate kong diwa.

“Friendly lang sya. Hindi sya papatol sa ‘yo, gumising ka.” Sabi ko sa sarili ko.

I decided not to initiate anything. Laging sya ang una. Until one time, he asked me if we could meet. He said may problem sya and he thinks I can help him by giving my advice.

I was very hesitant.

He said he value my opinion.

I said he can just tell me whatever his problems were and I’ll just give my advice.

But he was persistent. And he said he sees nothing wrong to meet him and sabi pa nya…

“Don’t you think it’s about time?”

How long have I known this guy? Four months.

I was not prepared for a meet-up. Pano kung mataranta ako pag kaharap ko na s’ya? Paano kung wala akong masabi? Paano kung mag-mukha akong tanga?

He never gave me an option.

“I’ll see you in Figaro at the Podium next Friday. 8pm.”

Punta ba ‘ko or should I just stood him up? But why am I acting like this? I realized I am being pathetic. This guy is being friendly and is so nice to me and why would I let my feelings screw it up?

I was at the Podium 7:30. Di masyadong excited. Nag-ubos oras na lang ako browsing at Gourdo’s.

At 7:45 he sent another message.

“I’m at the corner table, al fresco area.”

He never even bothered to describe what he was wearing. How presumptuous he is naman to think na I will immediately recognize him.

I went down anyway. I was walking towards the coffee shop and there he is.

Tama pala s’ya. How can I not recognize him? With a smile so wide and his rugged handsome look.. he is just… perfect.

He offered his hand and I shook it.

He was firm with his handshake and then he taps my shoulder with the other hand.

“Hello! Finally.”

I just smiled back and responded with a nod.

“Let me take your order first, I will get myself a Macchiato. What can I offer you?”

I was about to get my wallet and he said…

“No. This is my treat. Don’t you dare. Hehehe!”

Me: “I’ll just have a cup of cappuccino.”

Robin: “Is that all? Anything to eat?”

Me: “Nah. I’m ok, I’m still full.”

I was lying. I haven’t eaten breakfast nor lunch because I was dying in anticipation. I can feel nangangatog na ang tuhod ko sa gutom. Stupid me. Dapat kumain muna ako before meeting him.

I followed him with my eyes. He caught me looking and he smiled and waved back.

I know I will end up doing something stupid, which will eventually mess up this date… I meant meet-up.

He returned with our coffees in hand.

Robin: “Here’s your cappuccino.”

Me: “Oh… thanks ha.”

Robin: “Nah… I owe you more than that.”

Huh?

Me: “So, what is this problem of yours na you want to confide with me?”

Robin: “Ah… that one. I need your honest opinion kasi.”

Me: “What about?”

At ngumiti sya. His eyes smiled as well. He was obviously feigning a sad face.

My hand starts trembling. I think I was about to spill my coffee.

Robin: “Nothing.”

Me: “Huh? Ano nga?”

Robin: “Wala nga. I just made it up. I know naman na you will not waste your time meeting me up. Para naman kasing wala kang plan to see me. Kaya I made some lame excuse na lang para magkita tayo. Hehehe!”

Me: “You’re just kidding me right?”

Robin: “Oh no… wala talaga. Sensya na. Hehehe!”

I don’t know what took over me. Nasabi ko na lang…

Me: “A-hole.”

Robin: “What?”

Me: “Wala. Hehehe!”

Robin: “I heard you kaya. Sorry na nga po.”

Me: “Ok, now you really owe me more than just a cup of coffee.”

Robin: “Hahaha! Look at you. Now you’re loosening up.”

Am I that obvious na sobrang tense ako sa harap nya?

Robin and I just clicked at that moment. He did most of the talking though. He told me details about his life. S’ya daw ang panganay. Tatlo silang magkakapatid. He even shared some personal details. That time I felt I know him ng matagal na matagal na.

Robin: “So, it’s way past your bedtime na.”

11:00 PM? Friday night?

Me: “Hahaha! Baka ikaw.”

Robin: “Kung ako lang, I’d rather spend more time with you.”

Me: “Bakit naman?”

Robin: “Kasi I feel so comfortable with you. I feel like I can trust you with my life.”

Me: “Wow, ang lalim non ha.”

Robin: “Yeah. Bakit, ikaw, you don’t trust me ba?”

Me: “Of course I do. Sasama ba ako sa ‘yo kung hindi? Hehehe!”

Robin: “Seriously?”

Me: “Seriously!”

Robin: “You wanna go home na?”

Me: “Ok lang ako. Wala naman akong gagawin eh.”

Robin: “Gusto mo sumama sa ‘kin?”

Me: “Saan naman?”

Robin: “Sa Antipolo.”

Me: “Hahaha! Ang layo non ha. Anong meron sa Antipolo?”

Robin: “Basta.”

Sinundan ko sya hanggang parking. Isip ko, may kotse. Rich kid nga. Pero wala pala. Better than what I expected. Naka-motorcycle sya.

Robin: “I-suot mo ‘tong isang helmet, then kapit ka sa ‘kin.”

Hmmm… he came prepared with two helmets.

Me: “Marunong ka ba talaga? ‘Wag mong iba-bangga ha. Ibaba mo muna ako before mo ibangga.”

Robin: “Hahaha! Nakakarami ka na sa ‘kin ha. Wait ka lang pag ako ang dumiskarte.”

I don’t know if he was trying to impress me pero sobrang bilis nya magpatakbo. We were overtaking cars, trucks and pati na yung mga jeepneys. I was practically hugging him from behind. Though I fear na baka mabangga kami, I was just so happy to be this close to him.

Until he slowed down when we reached this place called Valley Golf. He parked his motorcycle and we went up to the hillside. Tapos naupo kami.

Robin: “Nalula ka no? Hehehe!”

Me: “Gago ka kasi. Ang bilis mo magpatakbo.”

Robin: “Hahaha! Sinasadya ko ‘yon.”

Me: “Bakit? Nagpapakamatay ka?”

Robin: “Nope. Para yumakap ka…”

Tama ba ang nadinig ko? Nahiya akong tanungin sya ulit.

Robin: “Alam mo, favorite spot ko ‘to.”

Sobrang ganda ng view sa kinauupuan namin. Parang dagat ng ilaw na nagmumula sa mga buildings at bahay ang nasa ibaba. Sa taas naman ay maliwanag din ang mga bituin.

Me: “Oo nga, ang ganda. Pano mo naman na-discover ‘to?’

Robin: “Wala lang. Nag-rebelde kasi ako dati sa amin. Sumakay lang ako ng motor ko at nag-drive. Walang direksyon. Dito ako napadpad. Kaya everytime na kailangan ko mag-isa, dito ako pumupunta.”

Me: “Dapat pala hindi mo ‘ko sinama. Istorbo ako. Hehehe!”

Robin: “Gusto talaga kita isama dito. Gusto ko makita mo ‘to na kasama mo ako.”

Me: “Uy… senti ka na ah. Ok ka lang ba?”

Robin: “Oo naman. Happy ako. Sobrang happy.”

Me: “Ah buti naman. At least tanggalin ko na yung worry ko na tatalon ka dyan sa bangin at ako ang maiiwang witness. Hehehe!”

Robin: “Hindi ko gagawin ‘yon. Ikaw, happy ka ba?”

Me: “Oo naman.”

Robin: “Happy ka ba na kasama mo ako?”

Me: “Oo naman.”

Robin: “Pwede ba akong humiling?”

Me: “Ano ‘yon.”

Tumayo sya. Tapos, umupo sa harap ko at kinuha ang kamay ko.

Robin: “Pwede ba, akin ka na lang?”

Hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasagutin ang tanong nya. Parang hindi ako makahinga. I was practically gasping for air. Para akong maiiyak.

Me: “Bakit ako?”

Robin: “Bakit naman hindi ikaw?”

Me: “Robin, ngayon lang tayo nagkita. Ngayon lang tayo nagka-usap ng ganito. Hindi tayo magkakilala talaga.”

Robin: “Hindi naman biglaan ‘to. Nararamdaman ko na ‘to ilang buwan na. I’m in love na with you. I look forward to each time na magti-text tayo, magcha-chat. Because I know then na you think of me. And I can also feel na you care for me.”

And that is exactly how I feel for him. Pinigil ko talaga ma-iyak. Niyakap ko lang sya ng mahigpit. Sobrang higpit. Parang ayaw ko na syang pakawalan.

Robin: “Ibig sabihin ba nyan… ‘tayo na’?”

Me: “Yes…”

And we shared our first kiss.

Nothing can top that moment in my life. If I can freeze the moment and hold everything in standstill, I will do it in a heartbeat.

Simula ‘yon ng walang katumbas na araw-araw na ligaya. Robin made me feel na he truly loves me. He was very affectionate.

I vividly remember nung minsang nanood kami ng movie sa Glorietta. Paglabas namin ng theater, hinawakan nya ang kamay ko. I was surprised. Hindi ako sanay sa PDA. Pero hindi nya binitawan ang kamay ko. Everybody is looking at us. Pero he never let go.

“I am proud to be your boyfriend.” Sabi nya sabay ngiti.

Nawala ang takot ko. I was ready to announce to the world na I’m in love and that I am in love with this guy. I don’t care anymore kung makasalubong namin ang mga officemates ko or a former classmate or whoever.

And I thought that was it.

He kissed me when the taxi stopped in front of us. A short but very intimate kiss. We said our goodbyes. Pero nanatili syang nakatayo at kumakaway habang palayo ang taxi.

Our relationship strengthens as the days passed. We made plans. Major plans for the future. We even thought of getting married in Baguio – when the flowers are in full bloom. We thought of saving up and buy a piece of property in Antipolo and settle there for good. And more crazy ideas.

He treated me with extra-ordinary care. He spends more than I do pag lumalabas kami. Sya daw kasi ang lalaki. Hehehe!

Hanggang mag-paalam sya na mag-a-abroad sya. Ayoko sana. But I don’t want to prevent him from pursuing his dreams. He was supposed to established himself there and then I will follow. I am ready to give up everything just for him.

I dreaded the day when he left. Mag-isa akong naghatid sa kanya sa airport. We spent his last three days together. Kami lang.

We cried together on our last night.

I never let him know my fears. Na baka hindi mag-workout ang long-distance relationship namin. Na baka makalimutan nya ako. At kung ano-ano pa…

He made me promise na hihintayin ko sya.

Nangako ako.

Technology somehow alleviates the sadness. We regularly send e-mails and text messages to each other. Unti-unti nababawasan ang takot ko.

Until one day…

“I’m sorry, I did something terrible. You will hate me for this. For now, just try to forget me. I will be out of your life for good. I am so sorry.”

Sinubukan kong tawagan sya pero he was not answering my calls. I sent text messages to him asking for an explanation but I got none. I e-mailed him but he never responded. Not even once.

My relationship with Robin lasted for nine months.

I was devastated when it happened. How can our relationship fail? Alam kong ginawa ko ang lahat para ‘to mag work-out. The most tragic of all, I was left hanging – with no idea why it ended that way.

To say that I was mad is an understatement.

I was very furious.

I want blood.

I need an answer.

And the answer I was waiting for came in too late.

One year after. I have fully recovered.

“I hope this is still your number. I’m here for a vacation. I know you’re still mad at me but I need to see you.”

I know it’s from him. Though I already deleted his number.

“Who is this please?”

He responded. “It’s me, Robin.”

I really thought I have fully recovered. Mali pala ako. Parang kahapon lang naganap ang lahat. Ngayon heto na naman sya.

Me: “What for?”

Robin: “I owe you an explanation.”

Me: “And what made you think na I’m still interested to hear your side?”

Robin: “I beg you, please?”

How dare you get back into my life again after ginawa mo kong tanga? Gusto ko syang sumbatan. In fact gusto ko syang murahin. Gusto ko syang sapakin.

I texted him back.

“Figaro at the Podium, 8pm.”

Just like the first time, I don’t think I am prepared to meet him. But I decided to go. He was there ahead of me. He aged so much, I said to myself. And he looks very tired.

He motioned me to take the seat in front of him.

Robin: “Kamusta ka na? You're looking good. Pero teka… I’ll get us something to drink. You’ll have the usual, right?”

Alam pa rin nya.

Me: “Don’t bother. Sandali lang naman tayo. I have to meet some friends after this.”

Sumimangot sya. Ramdam ko na parang nagtampo sya.

Me: “Ok, let’s go down to business. Ano na pag-uusapan natin?”

Robin: “Aren’t you going to ask me any questions?”

Me: “I already did, one year ago. I sent you e-mails, text messages. I even called you. Pero sinagot mo ba?”

Robin: “I was hoping we could do this sa Valley Golf, remember?”

Me: “Nope. Di na pwede. The last time I went there, it’s covered na with fence. They’re constructing a condo yata.”

Robin: “Nagpupunta ka pa ‘ron?”

Me: “Yup, dati. Pag naiisip kita. Pag naghahanap ako ng sagot.”

Robin: “Im so sorry.”

Me: “You said sorry too many times. Now I want to know what happened. You never gave me the decency to know why you dumped me just like that.”

Hindi sya makatingin sa akin ng diretso.

Robin: “Nag-asawa kasi ako… marriage for convenience. I have no other choice.”

Me: “Of course you do. But you chose the easy way out.”

Robin: “Sorry na please. My conscience is killing me. I know I hurt you so much. That is why I’m here.”

Me: “Do you love her?”

Robin: “Pero hindi gaya ng pagmamahal ko sa ‘yo. I still feel the same way for you.”

Me: “Mahal ka nya?”

He nodded his head. And then he showed me a picture of her... and their baby.

That’s enough. I need not torture myself further.

Me: “You know how much I love you. You have no idea how much pain you’ve caused me. Sana sinabi mo sa ‘kin to nung time na naghahanap ako ng sagot. Sobrang sakit ng ginawa mo Robin...”

Robin: “I was too afraid to tell you then.”

Me: “The moment you chose to marry her, were done. You already have a family. Sila na ang buhay mo ngayon. Ako, sarili ko lang iisipin ko. I’ll get over this.”

Robin: “But…”

Me: “Tama na Robin…”

It was the last time I saw him. I told Robin that it should be the last time na mag-u-usap kami. I have forgiven him. But I know I can never forget him.

It was the best relationship so far and the most painful as well.

I am thankful though to have experienced the love Robin and I shared.


You Lost Me

Christina Aguillera

I am done, smoking gun
We've lost it all, the love is gone
She has won, now it's no fun
We've lost it all, the love is gone

And we had magic
And this is tragic
You couldn't keep your hands to yourself

I feel like our world's been infected
And somehow you left me neglected
We've found our lives been changed
Babe, you lost me

And we tried, oh how we cried
We lost ourselves, the love has died
And though we tried you can't deny
We're left as shells, we lost the fight

And we had magic
And this is tragic
You couldn't keep your hands to yourself

I feel like our world's been infected
And somehow you left me neglected
We've found our lives been changed
Babe, you lost me

Now I know you're sorry and we were sweet
But you chose lust when you deceived me
And you'll regret it, but it's too late
How can I ever trust you again?

I feel like our world's been infected
And somehow you left me neglected
We've found our lives been changed

Babe, you lost me

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Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Gay here, you’re one and only source into the scandalous lives of Pio del Pilar’s feeling elite.

What’s making the headlines of my homepage?

Our Tisay kapitbahay.

Anyway, some tagalog na ditse coz baka hindi ko ma- keri.

Ditetch sa aming neighbor ay may isang tisay na according to her press releases ay isa syang former model.

Tisay aged and now past her prime. She ended up following a career being a call center agent. They say beauty is nothing if you’re evil within. And Tisay personifies that axiom.

Feeling yata ni ate ay runway model pa rin sya kaya she never mingles with the people living in her neighborhood.

She would often seen buying pan de sal in the nearby bakery, chin up and has never acknowledge the kapitbahays hi’s and hello’s.

Not even a smile.

Nada. Zilch.

Now, the neighbors are talking.

Tisay moved in with his uber hunky and yummy papa and their cute children and of course, yaya/housemaid in tow.

Surprisingly, they fit in a two storey, one bedroom duplex apartment.

Happy ever after ang initial scene ng family.

But less than a year, the drama begins.

Uber hunky and yummy papa loses his job. At sya ay naging house husband.

Goodbye yaya/housemaid. The bitch of Pio can afford you no more.

At nag-crumble ang used to be happy family. Until Tisay threw uber hunky and yummy papa out of the house.

Big drama.

A desperate housewife moment indeed.

Friendship and I were dying to adopt uber hunky and yummy papa but to no avail. Takot sa dyombag ang dalawang vaklang hitad.

A few days later, a shorter but delicious brown-skinned faux-Mohawk sporting boylet stepped in the house of Tisay.

Who could it be?

Friendship and I are dying of curiosity and so are the uzi neighbors.

Although the guy is no match to uber hunky and yummy papa, he is definitely an eye candy.

Yummy on the second degree.

The prying eyes of the flood-prone neighborhood are focused as to what will the story unfold. This new boylet is definitely not a brother. There is no resemblance at all.

Parang…

Araw at gabi.

Gatas at tsokolati.

Hmmmm…..

And the press release came out.

New boylet is a yayo. A male nanny who moonlights as a houseboy slash lavandero slash cook slash karpintero slash….

Friendship raised his virgin eyebrow.

“Bakit boylet instead na gurl?”

And the answer…

I don’t know… malay ko…

And Tisay and new boylet/yayo seems to be living in harmony.

Ebony and Ivory.

I am dying to get this boylet/yayo’s pic to share. But they block the view from our place by covering it with their junks.

However, friendship is head over heels with boylet/yayo. He is practically drooling over him like a dirty girl deprived of her lollipop.

The boylet/yayo is always topless, proudly displaying his toned, chocolate skin.

I am allergic to chocolates but friendship is not.

Boylet would flex his arms like a tease and scratch his balls unmindful of who may be watching.

Friendship is determined to taste that luscious chocolate treat, scratched balls and all.

He would find ways to make alembong to boylet/yayo but Tisay seems to know the hidden agenda of alembong Friendship kaya she makes sure that she is always around when boylet/yayo is doing his chores.

Bantay sarado.

Sarado de kandado.

Kaya boylet/yayo is not making pansin to Friendship’s KSP acts.

Or maybe there’s a gag order from the Tisay amo?

Friendship is not giving up.

For how long…. I don’t know.

I’ll just update you pag I know na. Hihihi.

Could it be more than amo/yayo relationship? We all know malamig ang gabi. But who am I to make pakialam? Wala, chizmosa lang. What happens next? Only time will tell. XOXO. Gossip Gay.

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