Monday, May 30, 2005

All that jazz

I am with someone. Quite recently. We've decided to be together without all the talk of undying love and promises of forever. It was done so simply, asked so simply and decided so simply.

"I want to be with you." If that was uttered to me a few years back, I wouldn't have reacted. I always had this fairy tale idea of getting proposed to - flowers, music, scenery. The works.

In fairness, we did have the scenery. But the conversation was very practical. Being someone who loves to talk and converse, I wasn't used to being told simply "I want to be with you." I wanted to discuss every tiny detail.

Surprisingly though, that sentence made all the pieces come together. Everything just fell into place. I knew too that in my heart, I want to be with him.

My friends and I made a list of qualities of my next boyfriend:
1. Dapat tiklop ako sa kanya.
Kasi I am very opinionated, I can think and speak my mind. So the next boyfriend should be able to understand and accept that about me, but at the same time should be commanding enough so I can listen to him. D, my boypren (hwehwe), is so bugoy and smart that I am often tiklop. Point 1 - check!

2. He should be successful in whatever field he is in.
D is doing really well in his work. He's been around and done stuff no one could pull off. Applause please! =)

3. Kind.
Though he acts and looks like a toughie, he's a softie inside. (And he's going to kill me if he reads this! hehe)

4. We have great conversations. And stuff (wink wink)
'nuf said.

He may not have promised me rainbows and castles. He may not have promised me pagmamahal na walang sukdulan. He may need to be pushed to meet someone from my circle. But he's seen me as me and still likes me, wants to be with me. And that's all the jazz I need.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


I've been giddy the past few days. Though I'm afraid to admit it and afraid that people will notice it. Its like I have this really nice balloon and if people get too near, it'll just blow away. I can't risk that, afraid to risk that.

I'm just giddy and am enjoying every second of it.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Comes in 3s

Do you believe that bad luck comes in 3s?

Bad luck number 1:

My weekends usually start on a Friday night. There I was, enjoying my Friday night coffee with my cousin, K, and a friend, R, when I needed to go the washroom. So I went, but when I flushed, the bowl almost overflowed!!! I had nowhere to go, no higher ground to run to. The cube was less than a meter wide. Good thing, it didn't really overflow and when I went out, this kind older lady was waiting. I told her what happened, she took care of telling the janitor to fix it up. Kind soul. She became the angel of my Friday night.

Bad luck number 2:

Saturday night I was out my cousin K (again) and good friends from high school, Dr. R and M. I wore my stappy silver high-heeled sandals coz they were terrific with my get-up :) The last time I wore it was during my friend's wedding and the strap of the right shoe snapped so I had it fixed. But not for good apparently. While walking around, straps of both shoes snapped. It was definitely an emergency : two strapless shoes at 11pm on Saturday night! And I still had two bars to conquer. Good thing one store was still open, but from where we were standing it was about 25 meters away. My girlfriends covered me coz I was walking barefoot. And we all ran, laughing towards the store. I was totally touched with what they all did for me. I got a new pair of sandals, a bit pricey but at least I was fixed in no time. I had my three angels to thank for, without them a seemingly embarrassing situation became a funny one.

Bad luck number 3:

Sundays are usually spent at home, watching tv or films on vcd/dvd. My trusty vcd player suddenly conked out. And I still had 3 films to watch. Damn. No angel this time, no one could fix it. So I went out to the mall instead with my cousin. Along the way, we passed by the church and decided to hear mass as well. Turned out well in the end, coz we were able to hear mass, met up with two other cousins for dinner and had fun.

Bad luck comes in 3s, they say. But no one said good luck follows. Also in 3s. Now I know. And am telling the world about it.

Summer rain

This year's summer has been hottest as far as I can remember. And I think everyone would agree. Its been exceedingly hot, I can't sleep well... with clothes on! But that's another story altogether.

Anyhoo... so it was such a great and tremendous relief when it started raining last week. The first time it rained, all heat from the earth suddently came out, so it wasn't too pleasant. But then it rained almost daily, usually late afternoons and early nights, and its much better.

Thank God for summer night rains. Now, I'm just waiting for the other gift I've been waiting for: someone to spend summer night rains with :)